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Earth Hour 2017: UN joins iconic landmarks 'going dark' to support protecting the planet
New York, Mar 26 : The United Nations this evening dimmed the lights at its iconic Headquarters complex in New York and other facilities around the world in observance of the tenth annual 'Earth Hour,' global event to put the spotlight on the issues facing the planet and to inspire millions across the world to live more sustainably. Read Full Story

Arctic sea ice maximum at record low for third straight year
Washington, Mar 23 : Arctic sea ice was at a record low maximum extent for the third straight year, according to scientists at the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) and NASA. Read Full Story

Ice in Ceres' shadowed craters linked to tilt history
Washington, Mar 23 : Dwarf planet Ceres may be hundreds of millions of miles from Jupiter, and even farther from Saturn, but the tremendous influence of gravity from these gas giants has an appreciable effect on Ceres' orientation. Read Full Story

David Attenborough has 430m-yr-old shrimp ancestor named after him
Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 22 : He already had a research ship, dinosaur and flightless weevil named after him and now, Sir David Attenborough's hat has got another feather in the form of a 430 million-year-old shrimp ancestor. Read Full Story

Restoring Pluto's planetary identity in crisis
Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 18 : A decade after Pluto was ousted from the planet lineup, a supporter of the now dwarf planet is fighting to restore its title. Read Full Story

NASA's Van Allen Probes uncovers 'relativistic' electrons
Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 16 : Earth's radiation belts, two doughnut-shaped regions of charged particles encircling our planet,were discovered more than 50 years ago, but their behaviour is still not completely understood. Read Full Story

'Fishing out' radioactive elements from nuclear waste
Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 13 : According to a recent study, arsenic molecules might be used to "fish out" the most toxic elements from radioactive nuclear waste - a breakthrough that could make the decommissioning industry even safer and more effective. Read Full Story

So, how do financial criminals evade laws?
Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 13 : Despite preventative measures against bankruptcy fraud and money laundering, criminals are finding ways to exploit differing regulations in the United States and Europe. Read Full Story

New find paves way for 'brain-like' computers
Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 13 : Turns out, brain is 10 times more active than previously measured. Read Full Story

New nanofiber brings next-gen batteries closer to reality
Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 13 : A team of researchers has come up with a possible solution to the riddle of powering electric cars. Read Full Story

Here`s how you can 'supersize' your memory
Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 13 : Turns out, gaining a super-sized memory is as easy as attending the 30-minute training sessions daily. Read Full Story

Longer the deadlines, higher the donations
Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 12 : Turns out, we become more generous if we don't feel pressurised to charitable donations. Read Full Story

NASA's Kepler provides another peek at ultra-cool neighbor
Washington, Mar 8 : On Feb. 22, astronomers announced that the ultra-cool dwarf star, TRAPPIST-1, hosts a total of seven Earth-size planets that are likely rocky, a discovery made by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope in combination with ground-based telescopes. Read Full Story

U.S. Desert Songbirds at risk in a warming climate, says study
Washington, Mar 8 : Projected increases in the frequency, intensity and duration of heatwaves in the desert of the southwestern United States are putting songbirds at greater risk for death by dehydration and mass die-offs, according to a new study. Read Full Story

Probing seven worlds with NASA's James Webb Space Telescope
Washington, Mar 4 : With the discovery of seven earth-sized planets around the TRAPPIST-1 star 40 light years away, astronomers are looking to the upcoming James Webb Space Telescope to help us find out if any of these planets could possibly support life. Read Full Story

Green 3D-printing comes closer to reality
Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 4 : The effect of 3D printing on the environment is well-known, but now a recent study has shown that plants may offer a green solution. Read Full Story

Species extinction affects complex ecosystems: Study
Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 4 : Research by the UK-based University of Southampton has found that methods used to predict the effect of species extinction on ecosystems could be producing inaccurate results. This is because current thinking assumes that when a species vanishes, its role within an environment is lost too. Read Full Story

Mind-controlled toys and electronic noses: Warwick Engineering Day
London, Mar 3 : Members of the local community will have the chance to get their hands on the toys of the future and cutting-edge technology - at the University of Warwick's Engineering Day this month. Read Full Story

New TB drug candidates developed from soil bacteria
Washington, Mar 3 : A new treatment for tuberculosis (TB) is set to be developed using compounds derived from bacteria that live in soil - according an international collaboration of researchers, including the University of Warwick. Read Full Story

NASA study improves forecasts of summer Arctic sea ice
Washington, Mar 3 : The Arctic has been losing sea ice over the past several decades as Earth warms. Read Full Story

New research network to address critical environmental challenges in India
London, Mar 3 : Researchers from the University of Leicester have been funded to set up a new international research network with the Indian Institute of Technology- Kanpur (IIT-Kanpur) to assess the impact of climate on agriculture in the Indo-Gangetic Plain (IGP) and the associated greenhouse gas emissions. Read Full Story

New study reveals air pollution can alter effectiveness of antibiotics
London, Mar 3 : Researchers from the University of Leicester have for the first time discovered that bacteria that cause respiratory infections are directly affected by air pollution - increasing the potential for infection and changing the effectiveness of antibiotic treatment. Read Full Story

NASA study hints at possible change in water 'Fingerprint' of Comet
Washington, Mar 1 : A trip past the sun may have selectively altered the production of one form of water in a comet - an effect not seen by astronomers before, a new NASA study suggests. Read Full Story

High levels of chemicals found in indoor cats, says study
London, Feb 27 : A study from Stockholm University has now established what was previously suspected, that the high levels of brominated flame retardants measured in cats are from the dust in our homes. Read Full Story

New clues found for nuclear waste cleanup
Washington D.C. (USA), Feb. 24 : According to a study, the research being done on the chemistry of technetium-99 has boosted the understanding of the challenging nuclear waste and can lead to better cleanup methods. Read Full Story

NASA telescope reveals largest batch of Earth-size, habitable-zone planets around single star
Washington, Feb 23 : NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed the first known system of seven Earth-size planets around a single star. Three of these planets are firmly located in the habitable zone, the area around the parent star where a rocky planet is most likely to have liquid water. Read Full Story

Opportunity for more sustainable energy with new hydronium-ion battery
Washington D.C. (USA), Feb 21 : The world's first battery to use only hydronium ions as the charge carrier has been been developed by scientists. Read Full Story

Why there are three different layers of iron in solar system?
Washington D.C. (USA), Feb. 21 : According to a new study, Carnegie's Stephen Elardo and Anat Shahar shows that interactions between iron and nickel under the extreme pressures and temperatures similar to a planetary interior can help scientists understand the period in our Solar System's youth when planets were forming and their cores were created. Read Full Story

Gene editing can complement traditional food-animal improvements
Washington D.C. [USA], Feb. 19 : To boost sustainability of livestock production, a study finds that gene editing - one of the newest and most promising tools of biotechnology - enables animal breeders to make beneficial genetic changes, without bringing along unwanted genetic changes. Read Full Story

Meet 'Bernardbowen'- the new minor planet
Washington D.C. [USA], Feb. 18 : In a major development, a team of scientists have officially named a minor planet as 'Bernardbowen' that sits in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. Read Full Story

Aeris Communications offers cloud computing space with AerCloud
New Delhi , Feb. 17 : Aeris Communications' 'AerCloud' is an IoT cloud platform for collecting, managing and analysing sensor data for Internet of Things (IoT) and machine-to-machine (M2M) applications. Read Full Story

NASA needs your help in finding new ninth planet
New York [USA], Feb. 17 : NASA has called on the world to help it in the search for the new ninth planet, as anyone from a kindergartener to a 95-year-old, can participate in their new project to find the not-yet-discovered celestial body. Read Full Story

'Seagrass' can improve marine water quality
Washington D.C. [USA], Feb. 17 : Underwater flowering plants and seagrass meadows known to produce natural antibiotics, can also improve the water quality of sea by suppressing pollution, reveals a study. Read Full Story

Mobile Wallet providers failing at loyalty programs, says Amdocs survey
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Scientists use smartphones to measure train ride comfort,says research
London, Feb 13 : Passengers could soon be using their mobile phones to help rail companies around the globe improve the ride quality on their trains, thanks to new research. Read Full Story

Scientists shortlist three landing sites for Mars 2020
Washington, Feb 13 : Participants in a landing site workshop for NASA's upcoming Mars 2020 mission have recommended three locations on the Red Planet for further evaluation. Read Full Story

Comet's trip past Earth offers first in a trio of opportunities
Washington, Feb 11 : Comet hunters still have a chance to see comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdušakova in the next few days using binoculars or a telescope. It's the first of a trio of comets that will -- between now and the end of 2018 -- pass close enough to Earth for backyard observers to try to spot and for scientists to study using ground-based instruments. Read Full Story

Next generation batteries could provide power to microsatellites, cubesats
Washington,Feb 11 : Sometimes good things come in very small packages. Just ask Dr. Luke Roberson, senior principal investigator for Flight Research within the Exploration Research and Technology Directorate at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Read Full Story

Asteroid resembles dungeons and dragons dice
Washington, Feb 11 : Radar images of asteroid 2017 BQ6 were obtained on Feb. 6 and 7 with NASA's 70-meter (230-foot) antenna at the Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex in California. Read Full Story

Two largest satellite galaxies Magellanic Clouds bridged by stars
Washington D.C. [USA], Feb. 8 : According to an international team of astronomers led by researchers from University Of Cambridge, the Magellanic Clouds, the two largest satellite galaxies of the Milky Way, appear to be connected by a bridge stretching across 43,000 light years. Read Full Story

Researchers use tiny 3D spheres to combat tuberculosis
New Delhi , Feb. 8 : Researchers at the University of Southampton have developed a new 3D system to study human infection in the laboratory. Read Full Story

Myth busted: Study shows storing solar power increases emissions
Washington D.C., Jan.31 : In a myth-busting revelation, a study has found out that storing solar energy for night time use actually increases both energy consumption and emissions compared with sending excess solar energy directly to the utility grid. Read Full Story

Toronto: Researchers identify birthplaces of monarch butterfly to help conserve species
Toronto, Jan. 27 : Researchers at the University of Guelph, near Toronto are studying in great depth birthplaces of monarch butterflies that overwinter in Mexico, to help them guide conservation efforts for the declining species, media reports said. Read Full Story

Scientists discover giant otter fossils in China
Washington D.C. [USA], Jan. 25 : A team of researchers have discovered prehistoric wolf-sized otter fossils with a large head and a powerful jaw, weighing around 100 pounds, in China's Yunnan province. Read Full Story

NOAA's GOES-16 Satellite sends first images to Earth
Washington, Jan 24 : GOES-16, the first spacecraft in NOAA's next-generation of geostationary satellites, has sent the first high-resolution images from its Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) instrument. Included among them are a composite color full-disk visible image of the Western Hemisphere captured on January 15, 2017. Created using several of the ABI's 16 spectral channels, the full-disk image offers an example the satellite's advanced technology. Read Full Story

Meet the new moth named after Donald Trump
Washington [USA], Jan. 18 : To encourage the conservation in the fragile areas, scientists have named a new moth as 'Neopalpa donaldtrumpi' in the honour of U.S President-elect Donald Trump. Read Full Story

Here is what might have caused the death of land-living dinosaurs?
New Delhi , Jan. 13 : New computer simulations have shown that tiny droplets of sulphuric acid resulted in long-lasting cooling, which was a likely contributor to the death of land-living dinosaurs. Read Full Story

Scientists discover 'BioClay' for pest-free crops
Washington D.C. [USA], Jan. 11 : Scientists, including an Indian-origin researcher, have found a nano-sized degradable clay, an alternative to chemicals and pesticides, that protects plants from specific disease-causing pathogens. Read Full Story

Hubble captures 'Shadow Play' caused by possible planet
Washington, Jan 10 : Searching for planets around other stars is a tricky business. They're so small and faint that it's hard to spot them. But a possible planet in a nearby stellar system may be betraying its presence in a unique way: by a shadow that is sweeping across the face of a vast pancake-shaped gas-and-dust disk surrounding a young star. Read Full Story

CSIR lab develops the most advanced reading machine for visually challenged
By N.B. Nair, Chandigarh [India], Jan.7 : Good news for visually challenged persons this New Year - tens of thousands of them can get the most advanced reading machine, at an affordable cost. The machine would bring to an end dependence on others to read and learn. Read Full Story

Giant Antarctic iceberg set to break away, say Swansea researchers
New York, Jan 6 : An iceberg expected to be one of the 10 largest ever recorded is ready to break away from Antarctica, according to Swansea University scientists. Read Full Story

Climate change improves breeding of migratory geese
Washington D.C. [USA], Jan. 5 : A new study sheds light on the effects that climate change has on migratory geese. Read Full Story

NASA selects mission to study Black Holes, cosmic x-ray mysteries
Washington, Jan 4 : NASA has selected a science mission that will allow astronomers to explore, for the first time, the hidden details of some of the most extreme and exotic astronomical objects, such as stellar and supermassive black holes, neutron stars and pulsars. Read Full Story

Songbirds divorce, flee, fail to reproduce due to suburban sprawl
Washington D.C. [USA], January 4 : Songbirds divorce, pack up and leave and miss their best chances for successful reproduction, courtesy suburban development. Read Full Story

How do conch shells have such huge variety?
Washington D.C. [USA], January 4 : Conch shells and its varied shapes and size have always been something that has captivated the eyes of collectors. Read Full Story

Want to calculate toxic compounds you're consuming?
London [UK], January 2 : It has already been a known fact that though seafood is considered as a healthy option for its high level of proteins and vitamins, it can also put human at risk of exposure to dangerous chemicals with rising pollution levels in the sea. Read Full Story

Want to calculate toxic compounds you're consuming?
London [UK], January 2 : It has already been a known fact that though seafood is considered as a healthy option for its high level of proteins and vitamins, it can also put human at risk of exposure to dangerous chemicals with rising pollution levels in the sea. Read Full Story

Language barrier hinders new findings to global science, says study
Washington D.C. [USA], Dec. 31 : A new study finds that despite English being considered the common language of global science, over 30 percent of new scientific reports are published other languages due to which many major findings have been overlooked. Read Full Story

OTT Review 2016: Top 6 dedicated Live Mobile Tv Platforms that entertain, educate kids
New Delhi , Dec. 30 : Nowadays kids understand that they can watch TV shows on demand on a range of devices, from the family tablet to a parent's smartphone. Read Full Story

Switcher Trojan: Android joins 'attack-the-router' club
New Delhi , Dec.29 : Kaspersky Lab experts have uncovered a remarkable evolution in Android OS malware: the Switcher Trojan. It treats unsuspecting Android device users as tools to infect Wi-Fi routers, changing the routers' DNS settings and redirecting traffic from devices connected to the network to websites controlled by the attackers, leaving users vulnerable to phishing, malware and adware attacks and more. The attackers claim to have successfully infiltrated 1,280 wireless networks so far, mainly in China. Read Full Story


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