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3D-printed technology to make drug delivery better

Washington, Aug 22 : The US researchers have developed an innovative method for using affordable, consumer-grade 3D printers and materials to fabricate custom medical implants that can contain antibacterial and chemotherapeutic compounds for targeted drug delivery.

Sunlight, not bacteria, key to CO2 in Arctic

Washington, Aug 22 : Sunlight and not bacteria is the key to triggering the production of carbon dioxide (CO2) from material released by Arctic soils, says a significant study.

Human skin fungus tracked to deep sea animals

New York, Aug 22 : A ubiquitous skin fungus linked to dandruff, eczema and other itchy, flaky maladies in humans has now been tracked to Hawaiian coral reefs and the extreme environments of arctic soils and deep sea vents.

EU to launch Galileo satellites

Brussels, Aug 22 : The European Space Agency (ESA) has announced that its Galileo satellites are scheduled to be launched Friday.

'Semi-artificial leaf' shows faster photosynthesis than natural counterpart

Washington, Aug 22 : Researchers have developed a new solar cell, described as an "artificial leaf", which mimics the electron transfer of photosynthesis, at a much faster rate than observed in nature.

'Best-ever' global color map of Neptune's strange Moon 'Triton' constructed

Washington, Aug 22 : Scientist has developed a new color map of Neptune's Strange Moon Triton with the help of historic footage of Triton captured by NASA's Voyager 2.

It's sunlight that controls carbon dioxide in Arctic

Washington, Aug 22 : A new study has found that it is sunlight, and not the microbes, that controls creation of carbon dioxide (CO2) from material emitted by Arctic soils.

Lost smartphones can cause anxiety disorders

Washington, Aug 22 : A new study has suggested that losing one's smartphone causes anxiety disorder in individuals as it represented potential privacy and security risk.

'Fluorine' in toothpastes was produced in stars billions of years ago

Washington, Aug 22 : A new study has claimed that fluorine, which is found in everyday products such as toothpaste and chewing gum, was formed in stars billions of years ago.

NASA plans to send rats to space for longer duration

New York, Aug 22 : NASA is planning to send rats to space for longer duration.

Moon soil charged by electric spark?

Washington, Aug 22 : High-energy particles from solar storms may have electrically charged the soil in the moon's frigid polar regions, altering its properties, a study suggests.

NASA discovers ozone-depleting compound in Earth's atmosphere

Washington, Aug 21 : NASA has discovered large amount of an ozone-depleting compound from an unknown source decades, after the compound was banned worldwide, in the Earth's atmosphere.

First LOFAR observations of the "Whirlpool Galaxy" made by European astronomers

Southampton (UK), Aug 21 : Using a radio telescope with frequencies just above those of commercial FM radio stations, a European team of astronomers has obtained the most sensitive image of a galaxy below 1 GHz.

Mystery behind lizards' 'regenerating tails' unraveled

Washington, Aug 21 : Scientists have discovered the process of how lizards regenerate their tails.

Greenland, Antarctic ice sheets losing volume

Washington, Aug 21 : A new study has observed the changes in the altitude of Greenlandic and Antarctic glaciers.

Crows, mammals grieve over loved ones' death just as humans do

Washington, Aug 21 : A new book has claimed that crows and other animals grieve over death of their loved ones just as humans do.

Life brimming with active ecosystem beneath Antarctic ice

Washington, Aug 21 : A lake that has not seen sunlight or felt a breath of wind for millions of years beneath the Antarctic ice is brimming with life and active ecosystem, reveal findings of a massive US expedition.

City spiders getting bigger, multiplying faster

Sydney, Aug 21 : If you think that the spiders you see in your garden are getting bigger, you are probably right.

Lizard tails may help humans get new limbs

New York, Aug 21 : Lizard tails have fascinated humans from ancient times, falling off and growing back just like new. Now, scientists have solved the mystery of how lizards can regenerate their tails.

Your sunscreen is threat to marine life

New York, Aug 21 : Sunscreens give protection to the human skin from ultraviolet (UV) radiation and are almost a necessity among the beach goers - but at the cost to the environment.

Banned substance still depleting ozone layer: NASA

Washington, Aug 21 : In a significant revelation, NASA researchers have shown that the earth's atmosphere contains an unexpectedly large amount of an ozone-depleting compound from an unknown source, decades after the compound was banned worldwide.

Loughborough University student launches world's first self-maintaining tropical fish tank

Leicestershire, (UK), Aug 20 : Loughborough University PhD Design student, Suzy Shelley, is close to launching the only tropical fish tank that requires no filter cleaning or water changes.

Now, charge phone battery by playing music at it

Washington, August 20 : Scientists have created a prototype panel capable of charging a cellphone off environmental vibrations like music or dinner conversation.

Mystery behind worms' 'wriggling' revealed

Washington, Aug 20 : A new study has helped uncover how worms wriggle and move even though they do not have brain to communicate with the body.

Now, 'see-through' solar panels that provides clear view

Washington, Aug 20 : Researchers have created new "transparent" solar panels that can create solar energy while also letting people to see-through them.

Scientists discover potential signs of life on Mars

Washington, Aug 20 : Scientists have discovered a mineral rich structure on Mars that might provide evidence of a niche environment on the planet's sub-surface that could support life.

NASA's Mars rover stuck in 'Hidden Valley'

New York, Aug 20 : NASA's Mars Rover Curiosity may have to find a new route to its destination Mount Sharp after getting stuck in sand in the "Hidden Valley".

Martian structure reveals signs of life on Red Planet

Washington, Aug 20 : A new mineral-rich structure discovered from a Martian meteorite has led scientists to believe that there may be niche environments on Mars subsurface that support life.

Transparent solar device that doesn't block the view

Washington, Aug 20 : Imagine a solar device that, when placed over a window, creates solar energy while allowing people to actually see through the window.

Gigantic icebergs were real reason why Titanic sank

Washington, Aug 19 : A new study has provided crucial information regarding the reasons behind the sinking of Titanic in 1912.

Interstellar dust grains may explain origin of solar system

London, August 19 : Scientists are hopeful that the interstellar dust grains gathered by the NASA Stardust spacecraft and brought back to Earth will help in better understanding the complexities of the solar system's formation.

Researchers find proteins crucial for wound healing process

Washington, Aug 19 : Researchers have recently found proteins that play a vital role in the wound healing process.

Immune system becomes 'confused' during spaceflight

Washington, Aug 18 : A new study has revealed that spaceflight may temporarily alter the immune system of crew members flying long duration missions aboard the International Space Station, leaving it "confused".

Antarctica's 'most complete satellite image' finally available for public viewing

Washington, Aug 19 : A new most complete map of Antarctic has been made available for everybody, which could be very helpful for climate research.

Scientists develop 'antibacterial gel' to kill hospital superbugs

Washington, Aug 19 : Scientists have created the very first antibacterial gel that acts to kill the most resistant hospital superbugs.

Early creative skills indicate intelligence in teen years

Washington, Aug 19 : A new study has suggested that kids' drawings at the age of four are linked to their intelligence when they reach 14 which seem to be influenced by the genes.

New survey launched to discover 'life story' of nearby galaxies

Tokyo, Aug 19 : A new survey has been launched that would provide a deeper insight into the life history of the nearby galaxies in the universe.

NASA's next lander to probe Red Planet's past

Washington, Aug 19 : Giving new wings to NASA's Mars mission, a new lander - slated to be launched next year - will look into the inner workings and early stages of the Red Planet's development billions of years ago.

Is your smartphone tracking you?

London, Aug 19 : Is your smartphone tracking and recording all your moves as you spend a secret romantic weekend with your girlfriend? Beware.

Astronomers discover intermediate-sized 'rare' black hole in galaxy Messier 82

Washington, Aug 18 : Scientists have recently discovered an intermediate-sized black hole for the very first time in the nearby galaxy Messier 82.

'Star Wars' plot leak reveals possible storyline

Washington, Aug 18 : 'Star Wars: Episode VII's minor plot details have been leaked online that could reveal how the film's plot is going to play out.

How some cancer cells migrate to distant locations

New York, Aug 18 : Some cancer cells transform themselves from "economy model to a fast sports car" and breakaway from cells traffic jam to migrate to distant locations, aggravating the disease in the process, says a study.

'Evolutionary misfit' fossil linked with modern animals

London, Aug 18 : Researchers have linked one of the most bizarre-looking fossils ever found - a worm-like creature with legs, spikes and a head difficult to distinguish from its tail - with a group of modern animals.

Device to sniff out smuggled money

Washington, Aug 18 : In a breakthrough that might aid security forces detect smuggled money, US researchers have designed a technology that is capable of sniffing out hidden money.

Ocean life may help bring rain, snow

New York, Aug 17 : Giving a new spin to how rain occurs, scientists believe a lot of the organic matter in clouds is released into the air by breaking waves in the ocean.

Now, self organising 'smart' robots

New York, Aug 17 : Scientists have created a swarm of over 1,000 coin-sized robots that can assemble themselves into two-dimensional (2D) shapes by communicating with their neighbours.

Bats may help bolster radar technology

Washington, Aug 17 : The natural ability in bats to navigate and track targets in the dark of night may help them develop a new and more effective radar or sonar system.

Turtles 'talk' to care for young

London, Aug 17 : In a first instance of recorded parental care in turtles, scientists have found that these reptiles use sound to stick together and care for young.

Analysts warn draining World Wide Web space could lead to meltdown of Websites

London, Aug 16 : Analysts say that the World Wide Web is running out of space and Online giants now face the risk of going into meltdown in the future as a result.

'City-killer' asteroid heading towards Earth at 'impossible' rate may wipe out planet

London, Aug 16 : Asteroid 1950 DA is heading towards Earth at a very fast rate and the collision might end the life on the planet, it has been reported.

NASA set to investigate effects of sea ice retreat on Arctic climate

Washington, Aug 15 : NASA is set to begin flights over the Arctic this summer to study the effect of sea ice retreat on Arctic climate covering the peak of summer sea ice melt.

Venus and Jupiter to come super-close on Aug 18

Washington, Aug 15 : Scientists have revealed that Venus and Jupiter will form a striking "double star" low in the eastern sky before dawn on August 18th.

Common parenting mechanisms of humans, animals could improve social development

Washington, Aug 15 : A new study has suggested that the parenting of humans and animals share several common mechanisms which can ultimately lead to a better social development.

New gene editing method may correct muscular dystrophy

Washington, Aug 15 : A new study has used a new gene editing method to correct the mutation that leads to Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) in a mouse model.

ET fans accuse NASA of 'hiding truth' about spotted UFO

London, Aug 15 : Extraterrestrial fans have accused NASA of "covering up" the truth about a "flying disc", which was spotted on a live NASA space webcam.

Vitamin D deficiency in women affects conceiving through IVF

Washington, Aug 15 : A new study has suggested that women with lack of Vitamin D were nearly half as likely to conceive through in vitro fertilization (IVF) as compared to women who had sufficient levels of the vitamin.

Plants 'talk' to each other via genes

New York, Aug 15 : In a surprising discovery, a scientist has discovered a new form of plant communication that allows them to share an extraordinary amount of genetic information with one another.

Calculate plant surface area with smartphone app

New York, Aug 15 : Researchers have developed Easy Leaf Area - a free software written in an open-source programming language - to allow users to accurately measure leaf area from digital images in seconds.

How to deflect an earth-bound asteroid

Washington, Aug 15 : A fast-spinning asteroid will pass close by earth in the year 2880 and an Armageddon-style blasting it into pieces may not be a good idea.

Comet dust more complex in composition, structure

New York, Aug 15 : In the first analysis of space dust sent to earth by NASA's Stardust mission, physicists suggest that the tiny specks, which likely originated from beyond our solar system, are more complex in composition and structure than previously imagined.

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