Limestone, dinosaurs, Australian National University, snowball theory, Buckingham Palace, ooletic limestone, Pentagon, building stones, Empire State Building, brain tumours
January 22, 2018 9:36 pm

Researchers have found a building material that is older than dinosaurs, responsible for some of the world's biggest structures.

Origins of water, volatile elements, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, protoplanets, asteroids, hydrogen, angrites, deuterium, carbon, Mercury, fluorine, Venus, chlorine
January 22, 2018 9:14 pm

Researchers have come closer to understanding how water came to Earth. Some samples of meteorites were found to have abundant hydrogen and oxygen quantities, that led scientists to their observations.

Glassmaking, sub-Saharan Africa, Rice University, University College London, archaeological excavations, Nigeria, Harvard University, chemical composition, the Old World, West Africa
January 22, 2018 8:47 pm

An excavation in Nigeria, a part of sub-Saharan Africa, has found evidence of the earliest glass manufacturing.

Neutron star collision, NASA Chandra X-ray telescope, graitational wave detection, McGill University, radio lights, LIGO, European Virgo detector, X-ray wavelenghts, Theory of General Relativity
January 22, 2018 7:57 pm

New evidence has shown researchers that the neutron star merger, which helped conclusively detect gravitational waves, is releasing more complex radiations then previously imagined.

Atmospherci carbon dioxide, flower blooms, Florida State University, troppical forests, Panama Barro Colorado Island, stable climates, ecosystems, plant reporduction, greenhouse gases, ecological shifts
January 22, 2018 7:41 pm

New research has shown that tropical forests may be more sensitive to climate change than previously thought. Their study relates a rise in flower production to rising greenhouse gas emissions.

Human levitation, acoustic tractor beams, University of Bristol, rotating sound field, ultrasonic waves, acoustic power, drug capsules, acoustic vortices, micro-surgeries, spinning motion
January 22, 2018 7:26 pm

Scientists have introduced a system that can help objects levitate. Using sound waves to make objects stably 'float' in air is an exciting possibility, say researchers.

Ultrathin skin tattoos, hand gestures, Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, virtual reality, magnetic source, augmented reality, wearable sensor, optical means, data processing, remote controlled objects
January 22, 2018 6:57 pm

Researchers have created skin tattoos, which can help us control electronic deices thruogh basic hand gestures.

Solar mass, MIT study, NASA, Mercury's orbit, ageing Sun, Theory of General Relativity, gravitational constant, solar science, fundamental physics, solar parameters
January 22, 2018 6:14 pm

Researchers believe that the change in Mercury's orbit around the Sun could be because the mass of our star is decreasing.

Smartphone cameras, comsic rays, Laboratory of Methods for Big Data Analysis, ultra-high energy cosmic rays, mobile phone network, black holes, Extended Atmospheric Showers, supernovae, video stream
January 22, 2018 4:54 pm

Researchers have developed an algorithm for constructing convolutional neural networks that can be used with conventional mobile phones to record the muons making up these atmospheric showers.

SpaceX launch, NASA launch, US Government shutdown, Kennedy Space Centre, International Space Station, NASA TV, SpaceX satellite launch, ISS crew members
January 22, 2018 4:54 pm

The US government's shutdown means that SpaceX will not be able to test-fire its Falcon Heavy rocket.

NASA, NOAA, warmest year, 2017 warmest year, NASA warmest year, warmest year NASA, Science News, Latest Science News, Indian Express, Indian Express News
January 22, 2018 4:33 pm

"Despite colder than average temperatures in any one part of the world, temperatures over the planet as a whole continue the rapid warming trend we've seen over the last 40 years," said GISS Director Gavin Schmidt

NASA mission, Mars power source, NASA Kilopower programme, nuclear fission reactor, Mars craters, Marshall Space Flight Centre, Nevada National Security Site
January 19, 2018 9:31 pm

NASA is planning a mission that could send a nuclear fission reactor to Mars. This would be able to generate enough electricity to set up an outpost on the Red Planet.

NASA report, supermoons, total lunar eclipse, blue moon, Moon's orbit, Earth, perigee, NASA headquarters, telescope
January 19, 2018 9:11 pm

The last in a series of three supermoons will take place on January 31, NASA said in a report. Given that it would be the second new moon of the month, the lunar eclipse is being keenly anticipated.

Paper-based fuel cell, contaminated water, University of Bath, cheap water purification, water-borne diseases, microbial fuel cell, United Nations, biodegradable components
January 19, 2018 8:55 pm

Researchers have developed a fuel cell that costs less than $1, and can detect contaminated water samples, that reduces the risk of water-borne infections.

Fukushima nuclear reactor, 2011 Fukushima nuclear leak, telescopic camera, Tokyo Electric Power Corporation, radiation levels, tsunami, nuclear fuel, earthquake, contaminated vessels, nuclear meltdowns
January 19, 2018 8:08 pm

Researchers have introduced a telescopic camera into the No 2 reactor of the Fukushima nuclear power plant, to see if the reactor has suffered extensive damage following the 2011 leak.

Microsoft artist bot, artificial intelligence, Microsoft AI bot, text-to-image generation, CaptionBot, machine learning models, Microsoft blog post, AI research labs
January 19, 2018 5:00 pm

Microsoft has created an artist bot, based on artificial intelligence. This bot will enable users to create images from an object's textual description.

Computer nano chips, smallest computer chip, University of Texas Dallas, atomrister smallest chip, smartphone chips, personal computers, 3D chips, nanoscale storage, computer memory, atomic sheets
January 18, 2018 9:35 pm

Researchers have been able to develop nanosized chips, a development that will enable smaller and faster computer and smartphone processors.

Microwaves gas emissions, microwave ovens, University of Manchester, greenhouse gases, European Union, life cycle assesment, automobile emisisons, thermal power plants, environmental hotspots, electricity consumption
January 18, 2018 8:57 pm

A new study suggests that microwaves could release emissions comparable to those released by cars throughout their life cycle.

Asteroid flyby, asteroid taller than Burj Khalifa, asteroid missing Earth, 2002 AJ149 asteroid, meteorites, potentially hazardous asteroid, asteroid impact, celestial bodies
January 19, 2018 11:34 am

The asteroid, 2002 AJ149, is on a trajectory towards our planet, though it is expected to miss the surface by 4.18 million kms.

Black holes, European Southern Observatory, invisibleblack hole, European Space Agency, Vela constellation, Milky Way, Sun-like stars, gravitational waves, star clusters, stellar-mass black holes, gravitational pull
January 18, 2018 7:02 pm

Scientists at the European Southern Observatory have detcted an invisible black hole, which was found with a star revolving around it.

ISRO Cartosat-2 images, ISRO Cartosat-2 launch, PLSV C-40 launch, DP Karnik ISRO, cartographic applications, remote sensing, coastal land use, water distribution
January 17, 2018 9:29 pm

ISRO's recently launched Cartosat-2 satellite became operational, and beamed back its first images from Indore.

3D printing technology, soft biological structures, Imperial College London, tissue regeneration, 3D printer, brain, lungs, stem cells, transplant procedures, polymerisation
January 16, 2018 9:35 pm

Researchers have been able to use 3D printing technology to develop scaffolds, that can help in tissue regeneration procedures.

Manned space missions, SpaceX, Boeing, NASA, Elon Musk, Boeing Starliner, SpaceX Crew Dragon, International Space Station, Dennis Muilenburg, Soyuz capsule, Tesla
January 16, 2018 9:06 pm

2018 will see private companies SpaceX and Boeing launch manned space shuttles, in an attempt by the private sector to provide more commercial impetus to space travel.

Infants, robotic baby, Purdue University, biological dust, microbes, allergen-carrying particles, asthma, particulate matter, breathing zones, lungs, respiratory system
January 16, 2018 8:05 pm

Scientists have tested robotic baby to find that infants inhale 20 times more dust than adults, but also show that early exposure to dust reduces possibility of developing asthma.

Carbon dioxide, plastics, University of Toronto, greenhouse gases, methane, catalysts, carbon capture technology, copper catalyst, carbon sequestration
January 16, 2018 7:37 pm

Researchers have made use of a catalyst, based on copper, that can convert carbon dioxide to plastic, and minimises methane production.

Un-hackable computer, quantum computers, University College London, quantum network, Oxford University, quantum physics, data encryption, quantum devices
January 16, 2018 6:19 pm

Researchers have been able to create a computer that checks security of quantum computers before interacting with them.

200-year-old dinosaur skull, 3D printed skull, University of the Witwatersrand, 3D printing technology, CT scans, Golden Gate National Park, fossilised eggs,
January 15, 2018 9:03 pm

The reconstructed version of a dinosaur skull, enabled through 3D pringting, has helped researchers understand more about their bodily features and functions.

Internet of Things, neuromorphic chips, Aalto University, biological brain, autonomous devices, driverless cars, smart homes, quantum computing, electrical impulses
January 15, 2018 8:23 pm

Researchers have created a 'neuromorphic' chip, which can function like the human brain, and will be able to run devices under Internet of Things.

Gecko-like movements, robots climbing walls, Singapore University of Technology and Design, gecko toe pads, microscopic pillars, nanopringtin techniques, level of adhesion, miniature robots
January 15, 2018 8:07 pm

Researchers have created a dry adhesive, that can enable robots to walk on walls, just like geckos and lizards.

NASA fly-by video, Orion Nebula, NASA Orion Nebula video, Hubble Space telescope, Space Telescope Science Institute, Spitzer telescope, Infrared Processing and Analysis Center, Trapezium star cluster
January 15, 2018 7:54 pm

NASA has introduced a 3-minute video of the Orion Nebula, created through photos and data, that give stargazers a unique view of the universe.

Alibaba AI system, Stanford University test, artificial intelligence beats human Stanford, machine-learning models, Tencent, Baidu, social media feeds, customer service
January 15, 2018 7:18 pm

A Stanford University test on reading and comprehension saw an Alibaba-created artificial intelligence system outscore a human.

heart diagnostics, heart, ecg reports, ecg, science news, indian express, indian express news
January 15, 2018 4:46 am

Unlike many other diagnostic tests, like those for blood samples or urine for example, ECG reports do not contain numerical values that can be compared to standard healthy values

cattle female births, BAIF Development Research Foundation, BDRF, Pune-based BDRF, India News, Indian Express, Indian Express News
January 15, 2018 4:37 am

Pune-based BAIF Development Research Foundation (BDRF) has embarked on a project to produce semen that increases the probability of birth of cows and she-buffaloes to 92 per cent

January 15, 2018 7:21 pm

Study raises alarm over near-total feminisation of green sea turtles in one of the world’s largest turtle colonies in Australia, says climate change is the cause

SpaceX Dragon, SpaceX CRS-13, NASA, International Space Station, SpaceX commercial cargo, SpaceX Dragon capsule, space, space news, orbit
January 14, 2018 2:21 pm

SpaceX's Dragon cargo spacecraft splashed down in the Pacific Ocean on Saturday after nearly four weeks in space.

exoplanets, new exoplanets, exoplanets discovered, five new exoplanets, NASA, NASA kepler telescope, Earth, exoplanets size
January 13, 2018 11:19 am

The size of each planet's orbit appears to be a ratio of the other orbits, suggesting that all five planets originally formed together in a smooth, rotating disc, and over eons migrated closer in towards their star.