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Water vapour found on Jupiter-like planet

February 25, 2014 3:24:00 pm

The new technique could help researchers learn about how many planets with water - like Earth - exist within our galaxy, researchers said.

Earth’s crust is actually 4.4 billion years old

February 24, 2014 3:35:59 pm

The study was conducted using a new technique called atom-probe tomography that permitted scientists to accurately establish earth's age.

Under the skin

February 23, 2014 12:58:30 am

Science is now not just scratching the surface to understand why we itch

You could soon be running cars on the power of thought. Let the expert tell you how

February 21, 2014 4:50:57 pm

Dean Aslam explains his project with mind-controlled robots that have applications for operating drones, prosthetics, smart homes

World’s most powerful terahertz laser chip developed

February 19, 2014 4:06:26 pm

British researchers have built the world's most powerful terahertz laser chip that may enable improved security scanning.

Aus scientists discover new marsupial known for ‘marathon’ mating sessions

February 19, 2014 10:04:14 am

Scientists in Australia have discovered a new marsupial species known for its over-enthusiastic mating sessions.

New smartphone can send scents via SMS, Tweets or email, say scientists

February 12, 2014 4:38:41 pm

Scientists have developed a new smartphone called oPhone that can send scents through SMS, email or tweets.

Teenager’s novel innovation to minimise two-wheeler injuries

February 4, 2014 8:52:04 pm

Nerkar's innovation was mentioned by former President APJ Abdul Kalam in his inaugural speech Tuesday.

Alien life may have evolved just after Big Bang

February 2, 2014 1:36:53 pm

Scientists say that exoplanet may have been able to support life in distant past, warmed by relic radiation left over from Big Bang.

Soon, glass that bends but doesn’t break

January 30, 2014 4:44:59 pm

Previous attempts to recreate the structures of nacre have proved to be challenging, according to Barthelat.

NASA to make water on Moon and oxygen on Mars

January 30, 2014 4:14:43 pm

The Moon mission will be the US space agency's first attempt to demonstrate in-situ resource utilisation (ISRU) beyond Earth.

Find of the century: A new river dolphin in Brazil

January 28, 2014 3:24:44 pm

The discovery of the dolphin species "Inia araguaiaensis" was announced earlier this week

NASA rover finds Mars had life-friendly fresh water

January 24, 2014 12:50:41 pm

Opportunity is examining the rim of the Endeavour Crater and has driven 38.7 kilometres from where it landed on January 24, 2004.

Internet may help predict disease outbreak

January 19, 2014 4:10:05 pm

The study found that social media and micoblogs including Twitter and Facebook could also be effective in detecting disease outbreaks.

EXPRESS READING: Nest, Google’s Smart Contact Lenses and Apple in China

January 19, 2014 10:05:55 am

The best tech reads from around the web. This week’s readings are focused on John Legere, Nest, Google's Smart Contact Lenses,

Brain can ‘see’ in the blink of an eye

January 17, 2014 4:58:54 pm

The study was published in the journal Attention, Perception, and Psychophysics.

Why birds fly in V formation decoded

January 16, 2014 2:38:36 pm

Researchers found that birds flap their wings at just the right time so as maximise an updraft and minimise a downdraft.

New model helps predict when cyberattacks may happen

January 16, 2014 2:10:04 pm

Focusing on the timing of cyber conflict, the model analyses when an attacker is most motivated to exploit a system.

In boost to infertility treatment, govt allows import of frozen embryos

January 16, 2014 1:15:38 pm

Allowing the import of human embryos for artificial reproduction will open up a huge segment of the medical tourism market.

Younger people have ‘high definition’ memories, can retrieve them better than the aged

January 15, 2014 2:50:00 pm

Younger people seem to have better memories because they are able to retrieve them in higher definition, scientists have found.

White sharks can live for 70 years and longer

January 9, 2014 2:14:22 pm

Researchers used radiocarbon dating to determine age estimates for adult white sharks in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean

Mars rover photographs featured at US museum

January 8, 2014 3:58:18 pm

Ten years after NASA landed two rovers on Mars for a 90-day mission, one is still exploring, and the project has generated hundreds of thousands of images from the planet’s surface. Now the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum is presenting more than 50 of the best photographs from the two rovers known as Spirit […]

‘Artificial cannabis’ may be used to reduce pain, joint inflammation of arthritis patients

January 7, 2014 6:45:05 pm

The substance inhibits a pain-sensing pathway in the spinal cord known as the cannabinoid receptor 2.