Video games, Pokemon Go, University of British Columbia, socially awkward people, competent gameplay, public interactions, social anxiety, PokeStops, real-world activities, collaborations
December 13, 2017 8:25 pm

A new study has shown that games like Pokemon Go improve social interactions, due its many interactive scenarios.

Constellation shapes, Malala Yousufzai, University of Edinburgh, Usian Bolt, constellation stars, Serena Williams, Paddington Bear, Tim Peake, stargazers, STEM, The Big Bang Fair
December 13, 2017 7:33 pm

To create an interest among children in stars and looking at the night sky, a new study has selected famous people and characters as inspiration for new constellations.

NASA Dawn mission, dwarf planet Ceres, subsurface ocean, Ceres' surface, bright spots, California Institute of Technology, Occator crater, minerals, bright materials
December 13, 2017 7:11 pm

NASA's Dwan spacecraft, revolving around the dwarf planet Ceres, has found many bright spots on the surface, suggesting that it is an active world.

Smartphone screens, shatter-proof glass, Australian National University, glass resistance, mobile devices, glass structure, alumino-silicate glass, sodium, potassium, glass flexibity, magnesium, calcium
December 13, 2017 6:09 pm

A new study has been able to create shatter-proof glass, which can be used as smartphone screens.

Star Wars, bionic hand Luke Skywalker, Georgia Tech College, amputees, prosthetic arms, ultrasound signals, electromyogram sensors, ultrasound probe, finger-by-finger control, muscle omovements
December 12, 2017 8:08 pm

Star Wars has influenced a real-life invention, as scientists have created a bionic arm for amputees, based on the one made for the franchise's Luke SKywalker.

Meteor explosion, upper atmosphere, meteor showers, Purdue University, 2013 Chelyabinsk explosion, computer codes, nuclear weapon, fireball, shockwaves, computer simulations, Earth's atmosphere, meteoroids
December 12, 2017 7:53 pm

A new study has indicated that the steady increase in air pressure seeps into a meteorite, which leads to its explosion in the Earth's atmosphere.

NASA Juno Mission, Jupiter's Great Red Spot, gas clouds, Jupiter storms, Microwave Radiometer, California Institute of Technology, Jupiter radiation zones, gas giants, oxygen, hydrogen, sulphur, speed of light
December 12, 2017 6:54 pm

NASA's Juno space mission has been able to trace the roots of the Great Red Spot on Jupiter, a storm that is said to be raging on the solar system's largest planet for centuries.

Isaac Newton, Newton wall graffiti, Woolsthorpe Manor, Newton gravity, Nottingham Trent University, Reflectance Transformation Imaging, splitting light, prism, scientific knowledge, apple tree
December 11, 2017 8:28 pm

A new light-based analysis system has found graffiti in the childhood home of Isaac Newton, expected to have been drawn by the discoverer of gravity.

Hydrogen fuel, methane gas, hydrogen from methane, electrolysis, fuel cells, clean fuel, greenhouse effect, hybrid cars, electric cars, biogas, fossil fuels, membrane reactor
December 11, 2017 8:15 pm

According to a new study, clean hydrogen fuel can be generated from methane, which can help mass produce the clean fuel, essential for fuel cell-run automobiles.

Mars atmosphere, solar wind, hydrological cycle, Earth's atmosphere, ionosphere, magnetic dipole, extreme ultra-violet radiation, Swedish Institute of Space Physics, greenhouse effect, climate change
December 11, 2017 7:58 pm

New research has shown that Mars' atmosphere could not have been lost to solar wind, disproving earlier theories that suggested that radiation from the early Sun blew out most of the Red Planet's atmosphere.

Geminid meteor shower, NASA prediction, Gemini constellation, Perseids meteor shower, radiant star, crescent Moon, Northern Hemisphere, dusty space debris, live streaming, Marshall Space Flight Center
December 11, 2017 7:15 pm

NASA has announced that the annual Geminid meteor shower will peak on the night of December 13 and 14, and expect it to be the best meteor shower of the year.

Diamond to graphite conversion, X-ray laser, Stanford University, carbon arrangements, crystal structure, practical applications, X-ray pulses, picosecond, crystal lattice
December 11, 2017 6:20 pm

A new study has been able to convert diamond to graphite using X-rays, in a process that can help better understand how carbon structures can be re-assembled.

NASA's Kepler space telescope, machine learning, Kepler discovery, artificial intelligence, Google AI technology, celestial objects, exoplanets, Kepler mission, supernovae, cosmic phenomena
December 11, 2017 5:31 pm

NASA's Kepler Space telescopic probe have made a new discovery through machine learning, which Google has lent to the space agency.

excitonium, excitonium discovered, University of California Berkeley, University of Illinois, dichalcogenide titanium diselenide, 1T-TiSe2, Science News, Indian Express, Indian Express News
December 10, 2017 6:14 pm

Excitonium is a condensate - it exhibits macroscopic quantum phenomena, like a superconductor

NASA, artifical intelligence, space, space news, Federal Communications Commission, FCC, cognitive radio, International Space Station
December 10, 2017 1:35 pm

NASA is exploring the infusion of Artificial Intelligence (AI) into space communications networks to meet demand and increase efficiency.

Black holes, magnetic field, V404 Cygni, University of Florida, speed of light, GPS systems, particle jets, black holes' magnetism, jet streams, gravitational pull, nuclear fusion
December 8, 2017 8:29 pm

The magnetic field measurements bring scientists closer to understanding how black holes' magnetism works, deepening our knowledge of how matter behaves under the most extreme conditions.

Human brain, neuroscience, brain atlas, University of California San Francisco, autism, neurons, schizophrenia, DNA activity, brain tissue, microcephaly, psychiatric disease, stem cells, cerebral cortex, Zika virus
December 8, 2017 8:21 pm

A new research study has succeeded in mapping the human brain, so as to help track the source of neurological disorders, and to differentiate functions of its various parts.

Fossil eye, oldest intact eye, University of Edinburgh, Palaeozoic era, ommatidia, eye structures, primitive species, crabs, bees, dragonflies, trilobite species, Baltic regions
December 8, 2017 7:44 pm

A new 550 million year old fossil has been found with an intact eye, among the most primitive form of eye structures, that can be found in crabs, bees and dragonflies.

Bacteria-powered batteries, smart wearables, microbial fuel cells, Binghamton University, textiles, biobatteries, power device, enzymatic reactions, biocatalyst, wearable electronics
December 8, 2017 7:03 pm

Smart wearables could soon be made a reality, as a new study has created a bacteria-powered self-generating fuel cell, that can be embedded onto various fabric.

bedtime smartphone usage, kids smartphone use, Penn State College of Medicine, body mass index, smartphone addiction, unhealthy smartphone usage, obesity in kids, smartphone usage BMI, cellphone usage weight gain
December 8, 2017 5:59 pm

According to a study by Penn State College of Medicine, kids who spend more time on smartphones in bed are at the risk of gaining weight.

Iceland dormant volcano, Iceland volcanic eruptions, Oraefajokull volcano seismic activity, volcano depth, subglacial lake, massive flooding, Iceland 2010 eruption, European glaciers, volcanic sites
December 7, 2017 8:41 pm

A rapid depression found in the vicinity of Iceland's Oraefajokull volcano is being taken seriously, as scientists consider this an opportunity to understand volcanic activity.

Human lifespan, ageing, climate change, Paris Descartes University, biological limitations, human height, life expectancy, maximum threshold, genetic limitations, nutritional progress
December 7, 2017 7:58 pm

A new study has shown that human may have reached higher limits on lifespan, height and physical ability, and these might be influenced through time by climatic changes, among other factors.

Martian clay, Mars' surface, water on Mars, Brown University, Martian minerals, phyllosilicates, hydrothermal systems, dissolved volatiles, basalt, climate, rock samples
December 7, 2017 7:58 pm

Rewriting the early history of the Red Planet, new research has revealed that minerals found in Martian clay could have existed before water flowed on Mars.

NASA supermassive black hole discovered
December 7, 2017 2:02 pm

Scientists have discovered the farthest known supermassive black hole - a matter-eating beast that is 800 million times the mass of our Sun.

Delhi Air Pollution: Health and Effects (DAPHNE) project, Delhi air quality mapping, University of Edinburgh, global cities, UK safety council, respiratory monitors, air particulates, AIIMS, IITs, Imperial College
December 6, 2017 8:12 pm

The Delhi Air Pollution: Health and Effects (DAPHNE) project, a collaboration involving nine universities from India and the UK, will use tiny sensors over four years to map air quality.

Moon-sized exoplanet, gold, Earth's core, Southwestern Research University, precious metals, platinum, planetary collisions, late accretion, planetisimals, metallic ion, chemical bond, iridium
December 6, 2017 8:12 pm

According to a new study, gold and most common metals originated on Earth from a collision with a Moon-sized exoplanet, that drove the body down to our planet's core.

3-D printed tattoo, live tattoo, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, biological ink, hydrogel, biological living cells, nutrients, large-scale structures, environmental pollutants, chemical pH, responsive living materials
December 6, 2017 7:26 pm

A new MIT study has helped generate 3-D printed tattoos made of living biological cells, that light up in response to various stimuli.

Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant, Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited, NPCIL-run KNPP, KNPP nuclear reactors, KNPP electricity generation, Rosatom, Russian equipment, Tirunelveli district
December 6, 2017 1:30 pm

The two operating units of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant have reached full generating capacity of 2000MW, as both units recorded 1000MW of electricity generation for the first time.

December 6, 2017 11:50 am

A sustainable robot station would enhance lunar geography studies and "have better energy efficiency than lunar rovers as the station can deploy a much bigger solar power-generator, a space science professor.

Samsung battery tech, graphene-based batteries, Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology, Li-ion batteries, graphene ball, smartphone batteries, silica, battery temperatures, electric vehicles
December 5, 2017 8:26 pm

A Samsung lab has developed a graphene-based battery, capable of charging five times faster than Li-ion batteries found on smartphones.

Jupiter, Europa, tectonic plates, Earth-like plates, Brown University, Europa surface, gas giant planets, ocean surface, Europa ice shell, subduction, surface geology
December 5, 2017 8:26 pm

A new study indicates that Jupiter's moon Europa could have tectonic plates similar to those found beneath the Earth's surface.

Himalayas earthquakes, fast tectonic shifts, populated mountainous regions, ETH Zurich, mountain chains, Alps, Apennines, Zagros, Earth's lithosphere, seismo-thermo-mechanical modelling, seismic hazard assessment
December 5, 2017 7:16 pm

Earthquakes hitting densely populated mountainous regions, such as the Himalaya, are bigger in magnitude because of a fast tectonic-plate collision, according to a study. The finding by researchers from ETH Zurich in Switzerland provides a more complete view of the risk of earthquakes in mountainous regions. The study shows that the frequency and magnitude of […]

3-D Printed Habitat Challenge, NASA, Bradley University, Mars manned mission, habitable ecosystems, Martian minerals, Mars' atmosphere, life on Mars, Mars life support
December 4, 2017 8:18 pm

The 3D Printed Habitat Challenge is NASA's attempt to understand how 3D models of habitats can be created from minerals present on the Red Planet.

Anti hacker system, false information, High-fidelity Adaptive Deception & Emulation System, hacking attempts, Sandia National Laboratories, network fabric, private data
December 4, 2017 8:17 pm

A new system has been developed by scientists, that can misdirect hackers from getting important and confidential information.

Manta ray, MantaDroid, National University of Singapore, bio-locomotion, PVC body, fin-like rudders, manta ray propulsion, biomimetics, US National Robotics Education Foundation, underwater mapping, ocean bed surveys
December 4, 2017 7:26 pm

Scientists have created an underwater robot designed to resemble the manta ray, whose fin-based propulsion has been a mystery to researchers.

December 4, 2017 7:25 pm

The Sentinel-5P satellite is designed to make daily global maps of the gases and particles that pollute the air.