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'New algorithm may help improve taste of beer'

'New algorithm may help improve taste of beer'

Scientists have created a machine learning algorithm that may help brewers to have greater control over the flavor of the beer, and also yield personalized treatments for metabolic disorders in

Sep 06, 2018, 17:04 PM IST
Routine testing for prostate cancer may be harmful

Routine testing for prostate cancer may be harmful

The research found that if screening reduces prostate cancer deaths at all, the effect is very small.

Sep 06, 2018, 15:08 PM IST
Planet hunting Kepler telescope wakes up again: NASA

Planet hunting Kepler telescope wakes up again: NASA

After the Kepler space telescope, Tess is the second spacecraft which will search for planets outside our solar system, including those that could support life.

Sep 06, 2018, 14:37 PM IST
Towering hexagonal vortex spotted on Saturn: Scientists

Towering hexagonal vortex spotted on Saturn: Scientists

The presence of a hexagon way up in Saturn's northern stratosphere, hundreds of kilometers above the clouds, suggests that there is much more to learn about the dynamics at play in the gas giant's

Sep 06, 2018, 13:49 PM IST
Poor grades? Blame your genes: Scientists

Poor grades? Blame your genes: Scientists

Around two-thirds of individual differences in academic achievement can be explained by comparing genes, scientists said.

Sep 06, 2018, 12:30 PM IST
AI camera may help robotic vehicles detect obstacles faster: Scientists

AI camera may help robotic vehicles detect obstacles faster: Scientists

In both simulations and real-world experiments, the team used the system to successfully identify airplanes, automobiles, cats, dogs and more within natural image settings.

Sep 04, 2018, 17:53 PM IST
8,000 new combinations to slow down antibiotic-resistant bacteria

8,000 new combinations to slow down antibiotic-resistant bacteria

This finding could be a major step toward protecting public health at a time when pathogens and common infections are increasingly becoming resistant to antibiotics, the researchers said.

Sep 04, 2018, 16:01 PM IST
Semi-artificial photosynthesis creates fuel from water: Scientists

Semi-artificial photosynthesis creates fuel from water: Scientists

Researchers not only improved on the amount of energy produced and stored, they managed to reactivate a process in the algae that has been dormant for millennia.

Sep 04, 2018, 15:36 PM IST
Infants can distinguish between leaders and bullies: Study

Infants can distinguish between leaders and bullies: Study

The study analyzed infants' eye-gazing behavior, a standard approach for measuring expectations in children too young to explain their thinking to adults.

Sep 04, 2018, 13:58 PM IST
NASA is exploring product endorsements, rocket naming rights: Report

NASA is exploring product endorsements, rocket naming rights: Report

NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine has unveiled an "Advisory Council committee" that will explore some of these plans, which could include product endorsements from astronauts and even selling the

Sep 04, 2018, 13:17 PM IST
Scientists develops color-changing contact lens to detect eye damage

Scientists develops color-changing contact lens to detect eye damage

The researchers used the sensor, called OjoGel, to measure ascorbic acid levels in artificial tears and in clinical samples of fluid from patients' eyes.

Sep 04, 2018, 11:41 AM IST
Unique process to revolutionize solar power usage discovered

Unique process to revolutionize solar power usage discovered

This is first of its kind model to use hydrogenase and photosystem II for creating semi-artificial photosynthesis supported entirely by solar power.

Sep 04, 2018, 11:23 AM IST
New AI model helps assess brain injury in patients

New AI model helps assess brain injury in patients

The novel AI model can make an assessment based on images of brain functional networks, Xinhua news agency reported.

Sep 03, 2018, 16:49 PM IST
'NASA seeks ideas to convert CO2 into useful compounds'

'NASA seeks ideas to convert CO2 into useful compounds'

NASA's new CO2 Conversion Challenge is a public competition seeking novel ways to convert carbon dioxide into useful compounds, the US space agency said.

Sep 03, 2018, 13:50 PM IST
Learning to lie may have cognitive benefits: Study

Learning to lie may have cognitive benefits: Study

These findings support the idea that even seemingly negative human social behaviors may confer cognitive benefits when such behaviors call for goal pursuing, problem-solving, mental state tracking,

Sep 03, 2018, 13:25 PM IST
Scientists develop a new device that harvests energy from walking, jogging

Scientists develop a new device that harvests energy from walking, jogging

The device, about the size of a wristwatch, produces enough power to run a personal health monitoring system, according to the research.

Sep 03, 2018, 11:48 AM IST
Air pollution has a substantial effect on the output of solar panels: Study

Air pollution has a substantial effect on the output of solar panels: Study

Many countries around the world have been moving toward greater installation of urban solar panels and most of these are in urban areas where the impact of these reductions in output could be quite

Aug 30, 2018, 16:43 PM IST
NASA set to launch space laser to track Earth's melting ice

NASA set to launch space laser to track Earth's melting ice

The Ice, Cloud, and land Elevation Satellite-2, ICESat-2, will measure the average annual elevation change of land ice covering Greenland and Antarctica to within the width of a pencil, capturing 60,

Aug 30, 2018, 16:08 PM IST
Trapped heat in Arctic's interior could melt entire region's sea ice: Scientists

Trapped heat in Arctic's interior could melt entire region's sea ice: Scientists

"Presently this heat is trapped below the surface layer. Should it be mixed up to the surface, there is enough heat to entirely melt the sea-ice pack that covers this region for most of the year,"

Aug 30, 2018, 15:51 PM IST
Colour vision makes Harris's hawks successful hunters: Study

Colour vision makes Harris's hawks successful hunters: Study

If, on the other hand, the object has a different color than the background, Harris's hawk can detect it at twice the distance compared to human vision.

Aug 30, 2018, 15:24 PM IST