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We might enter an 'RSS meets Jio' ideological world

What is of interest is that in the new techno-nationalist imagination, the issue is not protecting small producers or indigenous technology etc. The focus is on creating what people believe to be the carriers of national power in the form of large companies.

Life on Earth may have arisen in ponds, not oceans: Study

The more shallow the pond, the greater the chance nitrogenous oxides would have had to interact with other molecules, and particularly RNA, to catalyse the first living organisms.


Apps that can help improve your child's Maths and Science grades

Learning apps can aid in studying Maths and Science, using artificial intelligence and machine learning to helps students learn at their own individual pace, which is often missing in classrooms.

Simple, inexpensive frame to boost solar cell efficiency

While solar panels offer a clean source of renewable energy, they are typically mounted on a fixed frame and only optimally oriented towards the sun during specific hours of the day.

'Haptic baton' offers new ray of hope for visually impaired musicians

A conductor's baton has been created that allows the visually-impaired to follow its movements, opening up the potential for blind people to join more orchestras.

Scientists upcycle plastic bags to create battery parts

According to researchers from Purdue University in the US, polyethylene in plastic bags could be an inexpensive source of energy-storing carbon.


Tiny, implantable device may treat bladder problems

Devices for people likely would be larger than the ones used in rats, and could be implanted without surgery, using catheters to place them through the urethra into the bladder.

New laser sensor to help combat counterfeit oil

One example of fraudulent practice, noted Torrecilla, is adulterating fresh, pure virgin olive oil with inferior, cheaper olive oil or oils of another botanical origin.

Winter solstice 2018: All you need to know about shortest day of the year

Winter Solstice 2018: The Winter solstice, which takes place today, marks the shortest day and the longest night of 2018. Here's all you need to know.

Saturn could lose its rings sooner than astronomers expected

Without its icy accouterments, Saturn would look boring and beige compared to some of the other gas giants. Stretching some 175,000 miles across, Saturn’s bangles easily outshine the dark, fragmented rings feebly encircling Jupiter, Uranus and Neptune.

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SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket landing: Here's everything you need to know

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket successfully landed for the third time on a droneship in the Atlantic ocean. Here's all you need to know.

Science Videos

NYT ScienceTake: What ducks hear underwater

Scientists from the University of Delaware have created a hearing test for ducks. This is an important step. Watch here what they found.

Origin stories: Where the Global Positioning System or GPS came from

Can you imagine your smartphone without the GPS? If not, you might want to thank god (or the scientists at MIT) for this day. See more: