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Chinese scientists find ductile semiconductor for flexible electronics

Chinese scientists find ductile semiconductor for flexible electronics

Chinese scientists have found a kind of inorganic semiconductor, which has good ductility and flexibility at room temperature and may be used in flexible electronics.

Apr 16, 2018, 14:06 PM IST
Biodegradable shoes made from mushrooms, chicken feathers

Biodegradable shoes made from mushrooms, chicken feathers

Scientists have created biodegradable shoes using mushrooms, chicken feathers and textile waste, paving the way for more sustainable fashion.

Apr 12, 2018, 16:01 PM IST
Fossil study identifies 200 million-year-old insect colour

Fossil study identifies 200 million-year-old insect colour

An international team led by Chinese scientists has revealed the wing colour of a 200 million-year-old insect via fossil scales.

Apr 12, 2018, 10:35 AM IST
Sexual extravagance can be deadly: Study

Sexual extravagance can be deadly: Study

The extravagant lengths that males will go to bed a member of the opposite sex can come at the risk of extinction for some species, researchers said Wednesday.

Apr 12, 2018, 10:14 AM IST
Fossil finger bone could challenge modern migration theory

Fossil finger bone could challenge modern migration theory

The first fossil of an ancient human found in the Arabian Peninsula could challenge a widely accepted theory of how modern humans migrated out of Africa, a study has shown.

Apr 10, 2018, 15:28 PM IST
New brain cells in the old? Study stokes debate

New brain cells in the old? Study stokes debate

People as old as 79 may still generate new brain cells, US researchers said Thursday, stoking fresh debate among scientists over what happens to our brains when we age.

Apr 06, 2018, 14:12 PM IST
Shrimp-inspired camera may allow underwater navigation

Shrimp-inspired camera may allow underwater navigation

Scientists have developed a bio-inspired camera that mimics the eyes of a mantis shrimp, an advance that may open up new ways for people and robots to better navigate underwater. 

Apr 05, 2018, 14:18 PM IST
Dinosaurs were dying off long before asteroid hit: Study

Dinosaurs were dying off long before asteroid hit: Study

Dinosaurs were in trouble long before the massive asteroid - believed to be the primary cause of their extinction - hit the Earth some 65 million years ago, a study suggests.

Apr 05, 2018, 13:52 PM IST
Ancient origins of viruses discovered

Ancient origins of viruses discovered

Many of the viruses infecting us today have ancient evolutionary histories that date back to the first vertebrates and perhaps the first animals in existence, a study has found.

Apr 05, 2018, 11:44 AM IST
Extinct monitor lizard had four eyes: Study

Extinct monitor lizard had four eyes: Study

An extinct species of monitor lizard had four eyes, a first among known jawed vertebrates, a fossil study has found.

Apr 03, 2018, 15:48 PM IST
Bizarre! Pregnant woman gave 'coffin birth' after she was buried

Bizarre! Pregnant woman gave 'coffin birth' after she was buried

In a bizarre case, a team of archaeologists have discovered skeletal remains of a woman with a hole in her skull and bones of fetus lying between her legs, reportedly. 

Mar 28, 2018, 15:12 PM IST
A strawberry, a tomato or both? 'Alien tomato' freaks out social media - Pic inside

A strawberry, a tomato or both? 'Alien tomato' freaks out social media - Pic inside

 An image was posted by Reddit-user CroixBeans, of what looks like a strawberry inside the tomato

Mar 23, 2018, 13:28 PM IST
Meet SoFi, the silicon robotic fish built to study marine life

Meet SoFi, the silicon robotic fish built to study marine life

The remote-controlled robot fish swims quietly through coral reefs and schools of fish and uses a fisheye lens to capture high-resolution photos and video with a camera built into its nose.

Mar 23, 2018, 13:22 PM IST
Stephen Hawking may have had polio, was misdiagnosed with ALS, claims medical expert

Stephen Hawking may have had polio, was misdiagnosed with ALS, claims medical expert

Stephen Hawking passed away in the early hours of March 14 at his Cambridge residence at the age of 76. 

Mar 21, 2018, 18:04 PM IST
Origin of life on Earth: Cyanide may have been the key ingredient

Origin of life on Earth: Cyanide may have been the key ingredient

A mixture of cyanide and copper, when irradiated with ultraviolet (UV) light, may have produced simple sugars that formed a key ingredient responsible for the origin of life on Earth.

Mar 21, 2018, 13:51 PM IST
Stephen Hawking to be laid to rest near graves of Sir Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin

Stephen Hawking to be laid to rest near graves of Sir Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin

Isaac Newton was buried at the Abbey following his death in 1727, as was naturalist Charles Darwin a century and a half later in 1882.

Mar 21, 2018, 10:02 AM IST
Stephen Hawking's final research paper could hold clues to prove existence of multiple universes

Stephen Hawking's final research paper could hold clues to prove existence of multiple universes

The paper sets out to prove the idea that our cosmos is only one of many universes.

Mar 19, 2018, 10:33 AM IST
This new technique can predict your gender based on smiles

This new technique can predict your gender based on smiles

Scientists have developed a novel artificial intelligence (AI) technique that can predict the gender based on the smile.

Mar 16, 2018, 18:26 PM IST
Extend research from labs to land, redefine 'R&D': PM Modi to scientists

Extend research from labs to land, redefine 'R&D': PM Modi to scientists

The government has set a target of 100 GW (gigawatt) of installed solar power by 2022.

Mar 16, 2018, 13:18 PM IST
Africa's oldest nuclear DNA found in Morocco

Africa's oldest nuclear DNA found in Morocco

The oldest nuclear DNA from Africa ever has been discovered in eastern Morocco, adding new clues to the world's understanding of human history, a government statement said.

Mar 16, 2018, 13:00 PM IST