Now you can print your own 3D models of probes, asteroids with NASA

Washington, July 27 : NASA has released STL files that would allow people to make their own 3D models of space probes, asteroids and the surface of the moon.

Bacteria can help find alien life

London, July 27 : A discovery on how bacteria interact with salt to build complex three-dimensional shelters to hibernate has led scientists to believe that the micro-organisms can help find signs of life on other planets.

Device that reads sleep patterns

New York, July 27 : Combining information on your sleep patterns with what is going on around you, this new device will wake you up at the perfect moment.

Device that scans your drink for safety

New York, July 27 : Next time you go to a party in a bar, do not hesitate if someone offers you a drink. Just dip this little stick clandestinely in the glass and get to know if the drink is spiked or not.

Little printer for your morning newspaper

London, July 27 : Cannot wait for the vendor to deliver the morning newspaper at your doorstep and do not want to switch on the laptop either? A tiny web-connected printer can now deliver news at a preset time of your choice.

Researchers return from 'mock-up Mars' world after 4 months

Washington, July 26 : Six researchers have come back to the real world after spending 4 months in a mock Mars habitat on a Hawaiian volcano Mauna Loa.

Climate change may slowdown crop production in 20 yrs

Washington, July 26 : A new study has revealed that climate change could lead to major crop production slowdown in the next 20 years.

2012's 'Solar flare' could have pushed Earth into dark age

Melbourne, July 26 : NASA has recently revealed that Earth nearly missed a solar flare, or Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) that might have plunged the planet towards a global catastrophe on July 23, 2012.

Oldest evidence of human brain damage found

London, July 26 : Anthropologists have unearthed a 100,000-year-old skeleton of a child in Israel who may have died because of a brain injury - the oldest evidence of brain damage in a modern human.

Bees physically transfer heat to stay cool

New York, July 26 : To protect their young ones from heat, honey bees can absorb heat from the brood walls just like a sponge and later transfer it to a cooler place to get rid of the heat from their bodies, says a study.

Earth's 6th mass extinction begins

Washington, July 25 : A study has revealed the early stages of Earth's 6th mass extinction event, for which human activities are being held responsible.

Invertebrate numbers slashed by 45 pc on average over 3 decades

Washington, July 25 : A new study has revealed that invertebrate numbers have decreased by 45 percent on average over a 35 year period in which the human population doubled.

Now, a formula to help families spend happy summer time

London, July 25 : A new research has revealed a formula in order to avoid disagreement among family members about what to do together in summer.

Tracking pollution in space may help in finding aliens

Washington, July 25 : A new study has revealed that that we could spot the fingerprints of certain pollutants under ideal conditions, which would offer a new approach in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI).

Hubble finds 3 dry exoplanets

Washington, July 25 : Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have discovered 3 nearly dry planets orbiting stars similar to the sun.

How malaria parasite resists key trial drug

Washington, July 25 : Researchers have uncovered a way the malaria parasite becomes resistant to a key clinical trial drug.

Virus linked to obesity and diabetes found

New York, July 25 : Biologists have discovered an extremely widespread virus that could be as old as humans and could play a major role in obesity and diabetes.

Only 8.2 percent of our DNA functional: Study

London, July 25 : Debunking earlier figures stating that 80 percent of our genome has some biochemical function, Oxford researchers now report that only 8.2 percent of our DNA is functional.

Watch videos on any surface with smartphone projector

London, July 25 : Love watching videos on your smartphone? Now share them with friends via "Smart Phone Projector".

Bacteria linked to obesity and diabetes found

New York, July 25 : Biologists have discovered an extremely widespread virus that could be as old as humans and could play a major role in obesity and diabetes.

Humans hastening sixth mass biological extinction

Washington, July 25 : The danger is lurking near us. Scientists now warn that the persistent loss and decline of our biodiversity is leading the humanity to early days of the planet's sixth mass biological extinction event.

Smartphone app tracks how gut bacteria affect health

New York, July 25 : A smartphone app used by two volunteers for one year to track their daily life has thrown interesting results about the composition of gut bacteria and its close relationship with health.

Meet the man who aims to unleash first ever 'fart machine' on France

Washington, July 24 : A British inventor is currently putting together a giant fart machine that he aims to unleash on France.

How science can make you better guitar player revealed

Washington, July 24 : A study has revealed the physics underlying the differences in the lead guitar playing techniques like string bends, tapping, vibrato and whammy.

Oz solar racing car team breaks 26-year-old world record

Washington, July 24 : A solar car racing team from Australia has broken a 26-year-old electric car world record that has stood since 1988.

Here's how Popeye will fuel tomorrow's world with spinach!

Washington, July 24 : Scientists have revealed that spinach could hold a key to convert sunlight into efficient, alternative fuel source.

Smartphone charging contributes to global warming

Washington, July 24 : A new study has revealed that smartphones charging emits greenhouse gases that cause global warming.

Did NASA's Voyager 1 reach interstellar space?

Washington, July 24 : Researchers have recently raised questions regarding Voyager 1 not reaching in the interstellar space, after it was announced in 2012 that the spacecraft has traveled further from Earth than any other manmade object.

Goggles that can see through fog

London, July 24 : For pilots who often face adverse weather conditions like fog, torrential rain, snow and dust storms, this goggles can help them take off and land with ease.

Soon, spinach to power your car

New York, July 24 : The next time you buy spinach to give you strength, think about your car.

Needed: More safety features in cars

By Rohit Vaid, New Delhi, July 24 : Preventing cars from turning into coffins need enhances safety features like alarms or IT based devices that warn about lethal levels of toxic gases like carbon monoxide (CO) and sparking in the engines that could reduce the vehicle into ash within minutes, auto industry experts said.

'Google street view' of galaxies a reality

Sydney, July 24 : Australian astronomers have developed a home-grown instrument based on bundles of optical fibres that gives the first 'Google street view' of the cosmos.

Screw filter on bottle and drink clean water

London, July 24 : Imagine screwing a water filter onto a bottle containing polluted water and voila - you can put it straight in your mouth and drink.

Simulation helps study oldest-known star in galaxy

Washington, July 23 : Astrophysicists conducted a simulation study in order to have a better understanding of the formation of the oldest-known star in the galaxy.

Research questions satellite data over Antarctic sea expansion

Washington, July 23 : The Antarctic sea ice may not be expanding as fast as previously thought, a new research suggests, adding that there may be a processing error in the satellite data.

'Comb on a chip' behind new atomic clock design

California, July 23 : In a first, researchers have demonstrated a new design for an atomic clock that is based on a chip-scale frequency comb or a microcomb.

Fly-inspired hearing aids soon

Washington, July 23 : Researchers have now developed a tiny prototype device that mimics a parasitic fly's hearing mechanism and may be useful for a new generation of hypersensitive hearing aids.

Condom that fights sexually-transmitted diseases

Melbourne, July 23 : Imagine a condom that not only stops pregnancy but also kills germs that can lead to sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).

Creating specialised crystals with milk, fog

Washington, July 23 : Creating highly purified crystals to make high-powered lenses, specialised optics and computers for consumers can no longer be a difficult and expensive method.

Elephant's sense of smell stronger than dogs, humans

Tokyo, July 23 : Researchers have found that African elephants have the largest number of olfactory receptor (OR) genes ever characterised - more than twice than that of dogs and five times more than humans.

Self-cooling solar cells to last longer

Washington, July 23 : What if a solar cell could keep itself cool even in the blistering heat of the sun?

Air waves may produce optical cables

Washington, July 23 : Imagine being able to instantaneously run an optical cable or fibre to any point on earth or even into space.

Cancer drug can detect HIV virus

Melbourne, July 23 : In a key discovery against HIV, researchers have shown that an anti-cancer drug can activate hidden HIV to levels readably detectable in the blood by standard methods.

Vaccine for dust-mite allergies

New York, July 23 : If you are allergic to dust mites, here comes the help. Researchers have now developed a vaccine that can combat dust-mite allergies by switching on the body's immune response.

NASA probe to reveal Pluto in historic fly-by

Washington, July 23 : Pluto is almost largely unknown to us and it is so far away that even the powerful Hubble Space Telescope strains itself to see it.

'Natural cooling fluctuation' masked greenhouse effect during last decade: Study

Washington, July 22 : A new study has revealed that a natural cooling fluctuation between 1998 and 2013 largely masked the warming effects of a continued increase in man-made emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases.

Microbiologists unravel mystery of TB causing microbe

Washington, July 22 : Microbiologists has find the mechanisms by which the aerobic soil microbe Mycobacterium smegmatis is able to persist for extreme lengths of time in the absence, or near-absence, of oxygen which might develop a revolutionary class of antibiotics to tackle TB.

Transiting exoplanet with 'longest known year' discovered

Washington, July 22 : Astronomers have discovered a transiting exoplanet, Kepler-421b, which has the longest known year.

Dwarf galaxies dancing around larger ones question universe formation theories

Washington, July 22 : Several dwarf galaxies that 'dance' throughout the universe in arranged disc-shaped orbits around larger ones makes it more difficult to understand how the universe was formed and evolved, according to a new study.

Scientists snip out HIV virus from cultured human cells for first time

Washington, July 22 : Scientists have designed a way to snip out the integrated HIV-1 genes for the very first time.

Kerala scientist finds 'oil-eating' bacteria

Thiruvananthapuram, July 22 : A scientist from Kerala has discovered three new species of oil-degrading bacteria from industrial waste.

Bacteria use their entire body to swim

New York, July 22 : Bacteria just do not swim with propellers but use the entire body, a new study shows.

Exoplanet with 704-day-long year found

New York, July 22 : Using NASA's Kepler spacecraft, researchers have discovered an exoplanet with the longest known year.

Most detailed map yet of Mars developed

Washington, July 22 : The US Geological Survey (USGS) has developed the most detailed map of Mars to date, which includes topographic and thermal information as well as data on the properties of the Martian surface.

Bird droppings can be mosquito busters!

By K.S. Jayaraman, Bangalore, July 22 : Don't get upset if birds mess up your courtyard or your home garden with their dropppings. These winged creatures may actually be helping to protect you and your family from dengue and other mosquito-borne diseases.

Migrating birds map routes to prevent interbreeding?

Toronto, July 22 : Genes may lead migrating birds to take particular routes to their destination that could prevent interbreeding, suggests a study that tracked hybrids between songbird species.

Scientists spot 108 genes linked to schizophrenia

Washington, July 22 : In pathbreaking work, a team of researchers has linked 108 genetic locations to schizophrenia.

Avian influenza treatments identified

Washington, July 22 : In a novel discovery, scientists have identified six potential therapeutics to treat the deadly H7N9 avian influenza.

Indian scientists develop seedless mangoes

By Imran Khan, Patna, July 22 : First came seedless grapes. Now, Indian scientists have developed what could be the ultimate delicacy - a seedless mango which is finely textured and juicy, with a rich, sweet and distinctive flavour when mature.

Functional human platelets generated in lab

Washington, July 22 : The US scientists have developed a next-generation platelet bioreactor to generate fully functional human platelets in the lab.