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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.

Space travel can alter the brain: Study

The study was carried out on ten cosmonauts, each of whom had spent an average of 189 days on board the International Space Station (ISS).


Nano-carbon: New India-made weapon against mosquitoes?

The study has incidentally shown a solution to the air pollution over the nation's capital due to uncontrolled crop residue burning in neighboring states.

Scientists teach computers to see optical illusions

One innovation the team included in its model was a specific pattern of hypothesised feedback connections between neurons

Modern human gripping capabilities evolved 500,000 years ago: Study

This research is the first to link a stone tool production technique known as "platform preparation" to the biology of human hands.

New exotic state of matter discovered

Superconductors are materials through which electricity can flow without any resistance once they are cooled below a certain critical temperature.

Science Photos

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: