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This 'stick bug' robot named Hector will help study movement over terrain

Washington, Dec 22 : Scientists have created a stick bug robot, named Hector, which would study movement over various terrain.

Plan to protect Earth from rogue asteroids with nuclear weapons

London, Dec. 22 : Plans are being mapped out to protect Earth from rogue asteroids with nuclear weapons, it has been reported.

'Observation' key to mastering dance forms

London, Dec 22 : A new research has revealed that learning dance sequence by visual observation is better than learning by spoken instruction.

New material promises the thinnest-ever imaging device

New York, Dec 22 : Researchers from the Rice University in the US have developed atomically thin material that may result in the production of the thinnest-ever imaging device.

How mice detect different odours

New York, Dec 22 : Mice can detect minute differences in the timing of activities in neurons of the olfactory system, a sensory system used for the sense of smell, a study has suggested.

'Supertube to travel faster than bullet train'

New York, Dec 22 : A new start-up known as Hyperloop Transportation Technologies is planning to develop a supertube that would take take passengers from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 35 minutes flat at a speed of 760 miles per hour.

Birds can sense approaching storms way ahead

New York, Dec 22 : Birds have the ability to sense the arrival of severe storms well in advance to ensure they are safe, a US study has suggested.

6,000-yr-old Mesolithic encampment found at Stonehenge dig

London, Dec. 21 : Researchers have recently discovered the earliest 6,000-year-old Mesolithic encampment at Stonehenge.

Smartphone that 'self-destructs' itself if tampered

New York, Dec 21 : Boeing and BlackBerry are reportedly developing a smartphone that will self-destruct itself if someone tampers with the device.

4D printing to create shape changing structures

New York, Dec 21 : In a first, researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology have used a technology called four dimensional (4D) printing to create a structure that can change shape without external intervention.

A bullet that changes direction in mid-air

New York, Dec 21 : The US Department of Defense is testing a bullet that could change direction in mid-air.

Coatings that conceal real objects

New York, Dec 21 : Researchers at the Pennsylvania State University in the US have developed "illusion coatings" that can hide things by making them appear like something else.

New clues about fossil formation found

Washington, Dec 21 : A new study by researchers from the University of Missouri and the Virginia Tech suggests that the bacteria involved in the decay of ancient organisms also play a key role in the preservation of fossil.

Pre-Jurasic era fossil of marine reptile found

London, Dec 21 : A pre-Jurassic era fossil of a carnivorous marine reptile has been found on a beach in south Wales.

A year of technological advancement for India in space

By Venkatachari Jagannathan, Chennai, Dec 21 : The year 2014 could be easily said as the rocking rocketing year for India - only not for the number of rockets/satellites launched - but also on the technological front.

Take 3D photos with your iPhone 6

New York, Dec 20 : A new app that allows iPhone 6 users to take 360 degree pictures of objects and then show them as 3D photographs is here.

Breakthrough in optical fibre communications

London, Dec 20 : Researchers from University of Southampton have revealed a breakthrough in optical fibre communications.

3D technology to help study environmental changes

New York, Dec 20 : A 3D virtual reality system at Utah-based Brigham Young University (BYU) is changing the way engineers are viewing environmental engineering challenges.

NASA successfully 'emails' 3D-printing wrench to ISS astronaut

Washington, Dec. 20 : NASA and Made in Space was recently able to successfully email the designs of 3D-printing socket wrench to an ISS astronaut Barry Wilmore, it has been reported.

Forests at greater risk due to climate change than previously believed

Washington, Dec 20 : A new study has revealed that forests around the world are affected by man-made climate change, suggesting that degradation of woods cannot be ruled out for the future.

Earth grew new layer under Iceland volcano

London, Dec 20 : By monitoring how magma flows through cracks in the rock away from a volcano, scientists have shed light on how the earths crust forms.

Eating wild blueberries neutralizes adverse effects of high-fat diet

Washington, Dec 19 : A new study has revealed that eating bilberries diminishes the adverse effects of a high-fat diet, as they were shown to have beneficial effects on both blood pressure and nutrition-derived inflammatory responses.

'Sparks fly' when egg meets sperm

Washington, Dec 19 : A new study has revealed that a fertilized mammalian egg releases from its surface billions of zinc atoms in "zinc sparks," one wave after another.

Ancestors evolved ability to see full-color spectrum 30m yrs ago

Washington, Dec 19 : A new study has demonstrated that our ancestors had evolved the ability to see the full-color spectrum of visible light, except for UV around 30 million years ago.

NASA satellite reveals first ever detailed map of how CO2 looks from outer space

Washington, Dec 19 : NASA scientists have revealed that first global maps created using newest carbon dioxide-monitoring satellite's data, showing one of the most detailed views of CO2 ever created.

Champagne bubbles can solve world's energy needs

Tokyo, Dec 19 : Using Japan's most powerful computer, researchers have explored how the physics of champagne bubbles may help address the world's future energy needs.

Instant-start computers in offing

New York, Dec 19 : What if you can start your computer instantly with the click of a mouse? Researchers at Cornell University are making this happen with a new device.

Long-standing space mystery of high-latitude auroras' origin revealed

Washington, Dec 19 : ESA's Cluster and NASA's Image satellites have worked together to explain a particular type of very high-latitude aurora, which is the most visible manifestation of the Sun's effect on Earth.

Crows much smarter than commonly perceived

Washington, Dec 19 : A new study has revealed that crows are as smart as humans, apes and monkeys when it comes to relational thinking.

New cylinders for CNG cars offer longer journeys

New York, Dec 19 : Scientists at Rice University are looking at new materials for developing cylinders that can store compressed natural gas (CNG) at low pressure and at room temperature for longer, efficient journeys.

Decoded: How human colour vision evolved

Washington, Dec 19 : Who got the colour vision first, humans or chimpanzees? According to biologists from Georgia-based Emory University, humans actually got the ability to see colours from gorillas and chimpanzees in the evolution process.

Massive volcanic explosions contributed to dinosaurs' extinction

Washington, Dec 19 : A new research has examined that a series of colossal volcanic explosions 66 million years ago, emitted massive amounts of climate-altering gases into the atmosphere immediately before and during the extinction of non-avian dinosaurs.

Top 10 Science breakthroughs of 2014 listed down

Washington, Dec 19 : The top 10 breakthroughs in the field of Science have been listed down which also includes the Rosetta spacecraft and comet landing.

NASA's Kepler makes a comeback by discovering new super-Earth

Washington, Dec 19 : A new research has revealed that NASA's Kepler spacecraft proved that it can still find planets.

HD maps of 'the Greenland Ice Sheet' coming soon

Washington, Dec 19 : Scientists are working on turning the present satellite images of the Greenland Ice Sheet into high definition quality elevation maps.

Cassini sheds new light on Europa's atmosphere

Washington, Dec 19 : Astronomers have revealed that analysis of NASA's Cassini spacecraft's data collected during its 2001 flyby of Jupiter sheds new light on the atmosphere of the planet's moon Europa.

NASA's Chandra weighs universe's most massive young, distant galaxy cluster

Washington, Dec 19 : NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory has weighed the most massive young, distant galaxy cluster in the universe.

Meteoritic evidence of Mars water reservoir found

Washington, Dec 19 : A new research has found evidence in meteorites on Earth that indicates Mars has a distinct and global reservoir of water or ice near its surface.

Here's how malaria parasites evade immune system

London, Dec 19 : While living in human red blood cells, malaria parasites use new genetic tricks every 48 hours to evade the human immune system, a sequencing of the Plasmodium falciparum parasite has revealed.

Earth meteorite indicates water reservoir on Mars

Washington, Dec 19 : The US space agency and an international team of planetary scientists have found evidence in meteorites on earth that indicate Mars has a distinct reservoir of water or ice near its surface.

BlackBerry officially launches Classic smartphone for users looking for 'traditional BlackBerry experience'

Washington, Dec 18 : BlackBerry has reportedly announced the BlackBerry Classic, the smartphone that CEO John Chen has been teasing for the better part of a year.

Now, 3D-printed wristband that will record TV show if you fall asleep

London, Dec. 18 : A new 3D-printed wristband has been recently created that will record TV show if you fall asleep, it has been revealed.

Asteroid that made dinosaurs extinct almost wiped off mammals too

Washington, Dec 18 : A new study has shed light on an asteroid that wiped out dinosaurs may have wiped out mammals as well.

'Perfect storm' turbulence squelching star formation found around supermassive Black Hole

Washington, Dec. 18 : Astronomers have recently detected a "perfect storm" turbulence that was crushing star formation around a supermassive Black Hole by using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA).

'Tilted' exoplanets may be habitable if covered in oceans

Washington, Dec. 18 : A new study has recently revealed that exoplanets, whose axis is tilted, may still be habitable if they are covered in oceans.

Cockpit UV radiation similar to tanning beds

New York, Dec 18 : Pilots can be exposed to the same amount of long-wave ultraviolet (UV-A) radiation as that from a tanning bed session, says a recent research.

Now, antivirus jeans to avoid virtual identity theft!

Washington, Dec 18 : A wearable tech firm has joined forces with antivirus company Norton to develop a new pair of jeans that will prevent virtual identity theft.

Mid-level solar flare observed by NASA on Dec. 16

Washington, Dec. 18 : NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory has recently captured a mid-level solar flare on Dec. 16, 2014, it has been reported.

Christmas 'mistletoe' can also kiss away obesity-related liver disease

Washington, Dec 18 : Scientists have found that Mistletoe not only represents a kiss at Christmas time, but it may also help fight obesity-related liver disease.

GSLV Mark III launched from Sriharikota

Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh): The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Thursday launched India's heaviest rocket, the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) Mark III from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.

Stars in middle-aged clusters may be of same age

Washington, Dec. 18 : A new study has recently revealed that stars in the large middle-aged clusters at least, appear to be of similar age.

Ancient earth made its own water too: Study

Washington, Dec 18 : A new study has revealed that earth made its own water, in addition to water coming to us in the form of icy comets from the far reaches of the solar system.

Global CO2 emissions soar to all time high but with decreased growth rate

Washington, Dec 18 : A new study has revealed that although global CO2 emissions from fossil fuel use and cement production has reached an all new high, the growth has been notably slower at 2 percent than on average in the last ten years.

ISRO set to launch GSLV Mark-III

New Delhi, Dec. 18 : The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is scheduled to launch the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) Mark-III from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh on Thursday at 9.30 a.m.

Dinosaur-killer asteroid nearly wiped out mammals too

Washington, Dec 18 : Many mammals came perilously close to extinction when a massive asteroid hit the earth 66 million years ago, says a study, adding that if a few lucky species did not make it through then mammals may have gone the way of the dinosaurs.

Ancient earth may have fetched water from beneath

Washington, Dec 18 : Did our planet make its own water through geologic processes or did it come to us via icy comets from the far reaches of the solar system? The answer is likely to be both.

Giant undersea 'Ocean Spiral' city may soon become reality

Washington, Dec. 17 : The Ocean Spiral, an underwater city that can generate energy from the seabed and is capable of providing lodging for 5,000 people may soon become a reality, it has been reported.

Kid's animated films have 2.5 times more deaths as compared to adults' films

Washington, Dec 17 : A new study has revealed that kids' cartoon characters are twice as likely to die as counterparts in films for adults.

Caveman 'Paleo diet' likely differed substantially over time, space

Washington, Dec. 17 : A new study has revealed that the "Paleolithic diet, or caveman diet," a weight-loss craze in which people follow the diet of plants and animals eaten by human's ancestors during the Stone Age, had no fix routine and might have been changing significantly over time and space.

Soon 'space plane' that will fly people from anywhere to anywhere in 4 hours flat

London, Dec 17 : A plane that could one day fly anywhere in the world in four hours, and carry spaceships out of the atmosphere without using rockets will soon be a reality after it received approval from the European Space Agency (ESA).

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