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Evidence of water found on Ultima Thule: NASA

NASA has found evidence for a unique mixture of methanol, water ice, and organic molecules on the surface of the farthest ever object explored by mankind-- Ultima Thule.

Scientists use magnets to develop virtually zero energy superfast computing method

Scientists have developed a method where magnets can be used to record computer data which consume virtually zero energy. It can give computers the ability to carry out superfast data processing using light pulses instead of electricity.

Scientists confirm promise of silicon for quantum computing

For the first time, researchers have measured the accuracy of two-qubit logic operations in silicon, an advance that may help develop full-scale quantum processor.

Novel low-cost material can harness solar energy efficiently: Study

The efficiency of the new solar cell is about 23 per cent, according to the researchers including those from the US Department of Energy.

SPPU alumnus develops turmeric extract into water-soluble juice

The development has enriched the medicinal value of turmeric and made it easy to have it like a daily dose.

Developed inexpensive lens that can be used to spot FICN, say IIT-B researchers

The lenses can provide an in-depth look into our blood cells or identify fake currency notes.

Chinese Chang’e-4 lunar rover confirms Moon crater theory

The Chinese lunar rover Chang'e-4 may have confirmed a longstanding idea about the origin of a vast crater on the far side of the Moon.

High winds force SpaceX to postpone first launch of Starlink satellites

Billionaire Elon Musk's SpaceX postponed a planned Wednesday night blastoff of a Falcon 9 rocket carrying the first 60 satellites for his new Starlink internet service, citing excessive winds over the Florida launch site.

How methane-eating bacteria create green fuel decoded

The finding could lead to newly designed, human-made catalysts that can convert methane to readily usable methanol.

Brain of world’s largest radio telescope designed

The SDP consortium, led by the University of Cambridge in the UK, has designed the elements that will together form the 'brain' of the SKA.

Shrinking Moon generating lunar quakes: Study

Other evidence that these faults are active comes from highly detailed images of the Moon by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft.

World’s smallest pixels may help create building-sized flexible displays

Scientists have created the world's smallest pixels, by trapping particles of light under tiny rocks of gold, that could be used for new types of large-scale flexible displays, big enough to cover entire buildings.