October 23, 2017 7:23 pm

Scientists have developed a system that lets users of driverless cars take the moral decision of who should survive a potential car crash.

Mars, oxygen, atmospheric carbon dioxide, oxygen from carbon dioxide, plasma technology, Martian atmosphere, non-thermal plasma, In-Situ Resource Utilisation, Ecole Polytechnic, University of Porto, molecule split-up, vibrational excitation, carbon monoxide
October 23, 2017 6:17 pm

Mars has nearly ideal conditions for efficiently creating oxygen from atmospheric carbon dioxide in the future using plasma technology, a study has found.

Radio telescopes, central New Mexico, Milky Way measurement, radio waves, Milky Way size, Max-Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy, Very Long Baseline Array, Harvard-Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics, Earth's southern hemisphere, Hubble Space Telescope, radio waves space detections
October 23, 2017 6:17 pm

A collection of radio telescopes remotely operated from central New Mexico has measured a span of 66,000 light-years from Earth across the Milky Way's center to a star-forming area.

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October 23, 2017 5:39 pm

Scientists have developed a new online virtual reality experience that lets users explore a Second World War shipwreck, which carried hundreds of tonnes of supplies.

Wireless communication, wifi, Mobile phones, remote controls, WiFi networks, Science News, Latest Science News, Indian Express, Indian Express News
October 23, 2017 2:41 pm

Opportunistic selection is already being used by 4G wireless networks today. They are likely to become the backbone of 5G and subsequent generations of wireless technologies

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October 23, 2017 3:42 pm

From 2 studies, a selection of ‘smiley face’ and trapdoor spiders, and the celebs they draw their names from

Meotipa sahyadri, Indian spider Meotipa sahyadri, Western Ghats, Siddharth Kulkarni, Spider, Indian Express, Indian Express News
October 23, 2017 1:48 pm

Behind discovery of sahyadri, collaboration of scientists and citizen enthusiasts

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October 20, 2017 9:11 pm

Scientists using data from NASA's Cassini mission to Saturn have found evidence of a toxic hybrid ice in a wispy cloud high above the south pole of ringed planet's largest moon, Titan.

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October 20, 2017 9:11 pm

Here is your chance to take a walk on Mars for free all the while staying in your living room, thanks to Google's immersive experience initiative Access Mars.

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October 20, 2017 8:21 pm

Astronauts went spacewalking Friday to provide some necessary focus to the International Space Station's robot arm.

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October 20, 2017 8:20 pm

Upto 95 per cent of plastic debris found in the sea is carried by 10 major rivers, including the Ganga, scientists have found.

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October 20, 2017 8:12 pm

Optical fibres that deliver high-speed internet and HD video to our homes could be turned into an inexpensive network of sensors to monitor earthquakes, a study has found.

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October 20, 2017 5:09 pm

One of the competitor's involved with Google X's $30 million 'moonshot' contest is having some of its spacecraft components being designed by 3D printing technology

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October 20, 2017 6:51 pm

They are visible from anywhere on earth. Try to spot the showers during the early hours of October 20-22.

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October 19, 2017 4:11 pm

Lusi, the world's largest mud eruption that began on the Indonesian island of Java in 2006, is not stopping any time soon as deep underground it is connected to a nearby volcanic system, scientists have determined.

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October 19, 2017 3:47 pm

Scientists have developed a flexible sensor "skin" that can be stretched over any part of a robot's body or prosthetic and lets them successfully grasp and manipulate objects.

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October 18, 2017 8:00 pm

Water may have flowed on ancient Mars in peak summers, even though the red planet was generally frozen over, a study suggests.

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October 18, 2017 7:05 pm

Astronomers have determined that it takes the teamwork of seven moons to keep Saturn's A ring - the largest and farthest of the visible rings - contained.

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October 18, 2017 4:56 pm

Scientists have developed a micro-scale biological solar cell that generates more power than any existing cell of its kind.

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October 17, 2017 8:45 pm

Measurements of the light and other energy emanating from the crash have helped scientists explain how planet-killing gamma ray bursts are born, how fast the universe is expanding, and where heavy elements like platinum and gold come from.

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October 17, 2017 8:08 pm

Scientists at the LIGO detectors and the world over detected the first gravitational waves produced by the merger of two neutron stars.

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October 17, 2017 7:28 pm

Street gutters are oases of microscopic life - such as microalgae and fungi - that may help clean rainwater and urban waste by decomposing solid debris and pollutants, according to a study in France.

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October 17, 2017 6:06 pm

Whales and dolphins live just like human societies, a new study has found.

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October 17, 2017 2:44 pm

The environmental group Greenpeace issued a report on Tuesday giving technology titans including Samsung Electronics, Amazon and Huawei low marks for their environmental impact.

Ultra sensitive camera, early cancer detection, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, mantis shrimp eye-like camera, colour and polarisation detection, colour receptors, polarisation channels, natural phenomena, polarised vision
October 16, 2017 7:37 pm

Scientists have developed an ultra-sensitive camera that mimics the eye of the mantis shrimp and can potentially improve early cancer detection.

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October 16, 2017 7:16 pm

Stimulating the brain with electrical waves can 'turbo charge' the organ - synchronising oscillations between different regions and improving people's performance in tasks related to learning and self control.

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October 16, 2017 6:31 pm

Artificially intelligent (AI) nano-machines will be injected into humans in 20 years to be used to repair and enhance muscles, cells and bones, says an IT specialist at IBM.

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October 16, 2017 6:15 pm

Melting ice is causing coastal waters in Greenland to become less saline, which may in turn affect marine life as well as the global ocean currents that keep Europe warm, a study warns.

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October 16, 2017 5:10 pm

Ocean clams and worms release a huge amount of harmful greenhouse gas into the atmosphere - almost as much as 20,000 dairy cows - a study has found.

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October 16, 2017 10:34 am

NASA believes a ninth planet does exist that might be 10 times the mass of Earth and 20 times farther from the Sun than Neptune.

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October 15, 2017 2:40 pm

A team of researchers have developed a system that uses an ultrasound to display movements of tongues in real time, a finding which may help patients with tongue surgery to improve their speech.

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October 15, 2017 12:11 am

The physics Nobel goes to Ligo, but science fiction is the real star

Mars, Red planet, snowstorms, Mars weather, NASA, NASA Mars
October 14, 2017 6:53 pm

Even though the International Space Station (ISS) sits just within Earth's protective magnetic field, astronauts receive over ten times the radiation than what is naturally occurring on Earth, the US space agency said.

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October 14, 2017 2:33 pm

Titan's surface is strikingly similar to Earth's, with flowing rivers that spill into great lakes and seas, and the moon has storm clouds that bring seasonal, monsoon-like downpours.

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October 14, 2017 11:30 am

In a study published in the journal Nature Astronomy this week, the scientists reported that a NASA sounding rocket instrument spotted signatures of the long-sought small solar flares.

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October 13, 2017 6:56 pm

Researchers have found that the last common ancestor of apes and humans was likely to be about the size of a gibbon.