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Hubble marks 29th anniversary with remarkable view of Southern Crab

On April 24 1990, Hubble was launched on the space shuttle Discovery. It has since revolutionised how astronomers and the general public see the universe.

NASA’s planet-hunting probe, TESS spots Earth-sized planet

NASA's latest planet-hunting probe, Transiting Exoplanets Survey Satellite (TESS) has discovered its first Earth-sized exoplanet orbiting a star 53 light-years away.

New way to create fast-charging lithium-ion batteries discovered

These materials perform well together, which is why lithium-ion batteries have become increasingly popular.

Artificial Intelligence can track neurons faster than humans

Scientists have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) based automated process that can track and map active neurons as accurately as humans can, in a fraction of the time.

Meteoroid strikes eject precious water from Moon: NASA

Researchers from NASA and the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in the US found dozens of these events in data collected by NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer.

Novel device creates electricity from snowfall

The device called snow-based triboelectric nanogenerator, or snow TENG, generates charge through static electricity, produces energy from the exchange of electrons.

Novel device creates electricity from snowfall

The researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles in the US created a first-of-its-kind 3D-printed device can produce electricity from falling snow.

Tel Aviv University scientists print first ever 3D heart with patient’s own cells

Researchers from the Tel Aviv University have managed to print a small 3D human heart using the patient's own cells, complete with cells, blood vessels, ventricles and chambers.

World’s largest plane makes first test flight: All you need to know

The world's largest plane, which aims to become the flying launch pad for satellites, has completed its first test flight successfully when it flew for 2.5 hours over the Mojave Desert at altitudes up to 17,000 feet.

Human brains may directly connect to cloud networks in future

Scientists claim that our brains may someday be able to directly connect to vast cloud-computing networks in real time, allowing us to gain a Matrix-style instant access to the world's knowledge.

Artificial atoms created for quantum computing

In a recent development, scientists have created artificial atoms that generate single photons. The feat may be a big step in efforts to develop all-optical quantum computing.

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.