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Electric car sets new 204.9 miles-per-hour world land speed record

Washington, Sep 20 : An electric car built by students at Brigham Young University has reportedly set a new land speed record breaking the former 200 miles-per-hour record for cars in its class.

Milky Way galaxy expanded by devouring smaller counterparts

Washington, Sept 20 : A new study has revealed that massive galaxies have stopped making their own stars and are instead "eating" nearby galaxies and our Milky Way galaxy has grown by doing the same.

Shrink-wrapping 'second skin' spacesuits come closer to reality

Washington, Sept 20 : A new research has revealed about the future spacesuits that may be a lightweight stretchy garment lined with tiny muscle-like coils to contract and essentially shrink-wrap the garment around astronauts' body in response to heat.

Plant-eating 'King Nose' dinosaurs roamed Utah plains 75m yrs ago

Washington, Sept 20 : A new research has revealed about the discovery of a hadrosaur species with a truly distinctive nasal profile that lived approximately 75 million years ago during the Late Cretaceous period.

Dexterous robots now get 'touchy-feely'

Washington, Sept 20 : A new study has revealed about the first time development of a fingertip sensor technology that gives robot dexterity.

More Hubble observation time goes to men: Study

Washington, Sep 20 : In a disturbing trend, an internal Hubble Space Telescope (HST) study has found that in each of the past 11 observation proposal cycles, applications led by male principal investigators had a higher success rate than those led by women.

Physicists verify Einstein's time-dilation theory

London, Sep 20 : Do you believe that a person travelling in a high-speed rocket would age more slowly than people back on Earth?

Microbial cell technology to better clean-up rural waste

Washington, Sep 20 : In a bid to help under-developed countries clean polluted water more effectively, researchers at the Washington State University (WSU) have developed a unique method to use microbes buried in pond sediment to power waste cleanup in rural areas.

Solar power-driven portable cold storage to prevent food wastage

Kolkata, Sep 20 : In a pioneering step aimed at zero food wastage, a group of Indian engineers have designed a solar powered, portable micro cold storage system for small farmers that will help them store agricultural produce at low temperatures in areas with poor or no access to electricity.

New biosensor to diagnose cancer in a jiffy

London, Sep 20 : An ultra-sensitive biosensor made from the wonder material graphene has been used to detect molecules that indicate an increased risk of developing cancer.

Dogs too can show signs of pessimism

Washington, Sept 19 : A recent study has revealed that dogs can be pessimistic too.

App turns smartphones into noise sensors

London, Sep 19 : If high levels of sound disturb your sleep at night, you can now turn your smartphone into a noise sensor for further action as researchers have now developed an app that lets you map noise.

Our Milky Way set to 'cannibalise' smaller galaxies

Washington, Sep 19 : Massive galaxies in the universe have stopped making new stars and are instead gulping down nearby galaxies, according to new research.

Earth to have nearly 11 bn people by 2100: UN

Washington, Sep 19 : The Earth is going to have 11 billion people by 2100, with the rising population exacerbating global problems such as climate change, spread of infectious diseases and poverty, says a significant joint study by the United Nations and the University of Washington.

Clownfish can swim 400km to find new home

Washington, Sept 18 : In a new study, scientists have found that clownfish larvae can swim up to 400 kilometres in search of a new home, which helps them deal with the environmental changes better.

Now, 'artificial beak' to collect water from fog

Washington, Sep 18 : Researchers recently developed an "artificial beak" that could allow people to collect water from fog.

Astronauts can run faster on moon surface than previously thought

Washington, Sept 18 : Scientists have found that astronauts can actually walk faster on the moon than what was previously thought.

Lethal aggression in chimpanzees is innate, not human influenced

Washington, Sept 18 : A new research has revealed that chimpanzees have innate lethal aggression, refuting the theory of chimpanzees' inter-community wars being a result of human impact, such as habitat destruction or food provisioning, rather than adaptive strategies.

How toddlers learn words as they age

Washington, Sept 18 : A new research has revealed that toddlers' ability to learn words increases with age and a limit exists as to how many words they can learn each day.

Astronomers discover 'tiniest' galaxy that contains 'giant' black hole

Washington, Sep 18 : Astronomers has recently found a smallest known galaxy that contains an enormous black hole.

Coral growth rate dropped by 40pc since 1970's

Washington, Sept 18 : A new study has found that coral growth rates have plunged 40 percent in since the mid 1970s.

Smart space suits to help astronauts run on the moon

Washington, Sep 18 : Were you intrigued by Neil Armstrong's unusual walking style on the moon as he took a 'giant leap' for mankind? Well, that was not because of low gravity but space suits that restricted movement.

NASA spacecraft set for Mars orbit insertion Sep 21

Washington, Sep 18 : NASA's Mars spacecraft is nearing its scheduled insertion into the Martian orbit Sep 21 after completing a 10 month interplanetary journey of 442 million miles.

Hubble discovers supermassive black hole

Washington, Sep 18 : Astronomers including an Indian-origin scientist have found an unlikely object in an improbable place - a monster black hole lurking inside one of the tiniest galaxies ever known.

First time ever rapid 'motion of single molecule' captured

Washington, Sept 17 : A new research has revealed about the first time capturing of extremely rapid "motions of single molecule in real time."

Why sharks 'appear to be math genius' revealed

Washington, Sep 17 : A new study has revealed that sharks possibly are more sensible than clever, which might make them appear like they are brilliant mathematicians.

Scientific info on social networks could help solve major global health issues

Washington, September 17 : In an initiative to use networks to spread messages about public health knowledge, Noshir Contractor and his collaborators are combining social networks with knowledge about social motives to influence the adoption of family health innovations.

First time ever 'water-based battery' developed to generate electrical energy

Washington, Sept 17 : A new study has revealed the development of a long-lasting and more efficient nuclear battery using a water-based solution to generate electrical energy.

Squid skin technology produces vivid colour display

New York, Sep 17 : Researchers have created a breakthrough colour display technology that brings the quest to create artificial squid skin - a metamaterial that can 'see' colours and automatically blend into the background - a step closer.

New dinosaur species discovered in Portugal

Lisbon, Sep 17 : Portuguese and Spanish paleontologists have discovered a new species of dinosaur, the smallest in Portugal, researchers involved in the discovery have revealed.

Smartphone users spending more time on apps: Study

New York, Sep 17 : Smartphone users are spending more time on apps that ever. According to a latest study, app usage has increased by an average of 21 percent worldwide from a year ago.

Genes trigger language development in toddlers

London, Sep 17 : Children generally produce words at 10 to 15 months and the range of vocabulary expands as they grow. However, according to a study, the key to learning to talk lies in the genes.

World's first water-based nuclear battery developed

New York, Sep 17 : Researchers at the University of Missouri have created a long-lasting and more efficient nuclear battery that could be used as a source of reliable energy in automobiles and space flight.

NASA to make major announcement about spacecraft contracts

Washington, Sep 17 : US space agency NASA said Tuesday it will make a "major announcement" regarding the awarding of contracts to build commercial spaceships that will send the country's astronauts to space soil by 2017.

'Cell-like' structure points towards life on Mars

London, Sep 16 : A tiny fragment of Martian meteorite 1.3 billion years old has made a strong case for the possibility of life on Mars, say scientists.

Early Earth had conditions similar to present day: Study

Washington, Sep 16 : Conditions on the Earth for the first 500 million years after its formation may have been surprisingly similar to present day conditions - complete with oceans, continents and active crustal plates, report geologists.

Human 'language gene' makes mice learn faster: Study

Washington, Sep 16 : Mice that receive a "humanised " version of a speech and language gene exhibit accelerated learning, a new study said.

New method to synthesise material harder than diamond

London, Sep 16 : Scientists have developed a new method for the synthesis of an ultra-hard material that exceeds the hardness of diamonds.

'Global selfie' to send Earth's self-portrait into space

New York, Sep 16 : A "global selfie" project that aims to send a special message from earth to space via NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has been approved by the US space agency.

500k mln yrs old gene may be key to humans' language skills

Washington, Sept 16 : Scientists have discovered a gene mutation that arose more than half a million years ago, and could be the key to humans' unique language ability.

Ancient flying reptile named after 'Avatar' creature

London, Sep 16 : Scientists recently discovered fossils of a new flying reptile, which lived 120 millions years ago and named it 'ikrandraco avatar' due to it's closely resemblance with the creatures ridden in James Cameron's 2009 film 'Avatar.'

Science behind 'swimming' revealed

Washington, Sept 16 : In a new study, experts have found the common principles at work in swimming, revealing how animals as big a whale or as small as larvae, swim.

Number crunchers likelier to commit social, moral transgressions

Washington, Sept 16 : A new research has revealed that numbers-focused calculations, especially those involving money, may lead to unethical choices, including social and moral transgressions.

NASA will 'fail to find 90pc of potentially dangerous asteroids' by 2020

London, September 16 : NASA's inspector general has said that the agency won't be able to meet its goal of finding 90 percent of nearby and potentially dangerous asteroids larger than 460 feet in diameter.

Global warming may unleash series of decades-long 'megadroughts'

London, Sept 16 : A new study has revealed that due to global warming, this century may suffer from a series of decades-long "megadroughts".

Early earth may not have been as 'hellish' as previously imagined

Washington, Sep 16 : A new study has revealed that the conditions on early earth, which is 500 million years after it was formed, may not be as bad as previously imagined; in fact it might be similar to the present day.

Why some people are more naturally inclined to music than others

Washington, Sept 16 : A new study has revealed that hearing and cognitive function affecting genes determine one's musical aptitude.

'In-air' hand gestures to control smartphones

New York, Sep 15 : How does it feel when your smartphone begins to ring all of a sudden during a key client presentation? Embarrassed? Help is here.

'Biospleen' can remove deadly pathogens from human blood

Washington, Sep 15 : In search of a way to clear infections, US researchers have developed an artificial "biospleen" to filter blood.

India to enter Mars orbit Sep 24

Bangalore, Sep 15 : An Indian spacecraft will enter Mars Sep 24 for scientific exploration of the red planet after a 300-day voyage through inter-planetary space, a space agency official said Monday.

Jet lag cure comes closer to reality

Washington, Sep 15 : Scientists have finally found the mechanism that keeps the circadian clock in sync, which could ultimately help in curing jetlag and other related diseases.

Scientists invent 'bio-spleen' device that uses 'magnet' to cleanse blood

Johannesburg, Sep 15 : Scientists recently unveiled a device called 'bio-spleen,' which uses a magnet to cleanse the blood by bacteria, fungi and toxins.

How smartphone batteries can last longer

New York, Sep 15 : At a time when scientists the world over are looking for ways to extend smartphone battery life, a new study suggests that rapid charging and draining does not damage lithium ion electrodes as much as earlier thought.

NASA telescope aboard giant balloon set for take off

New York, Sep 15 : A giant balloon fitted with a new NASA telescope to spot black holes is set to take off this month.

NASA to send first 3D printer into space station

Washington, Sep 14 : NASA is all set to send the fourth SpaceX cargo mission, that would carry among other equipments a 3D printer to the International Space Station (ISS) from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida Sep 20.

'In digital age, youngsters still avid book readers'

Washington, Sep 14 : Despite digital technology invading youngsters' life, US millennials are reading more books than the older generation, said a latest survey by Washington-based think tank Pew Research Centre.

Archaeologists trying to find Greek tomb's owner

Athens, Sep 14 : Archaeologists are still trying to identify the owner of the tomb found in Greece recently.

Hire this robot to wash dishes!

London, Sep 14 : Tired of housemaids' tantrums? Soon try this robot who can load dishwasher for you.

Mystery behind brightest objects in universe solved

Washington, Sep 14 : Quasars are the brightest objects in the universe and display a mysterious diversity in their appearance that has puzzled astronomers for over two decades. Scientists believe that the mystery can now be solved.

How corn plants defend against pathogen attack

Washington, Sep 14 : Researchers from the North Carolina State University have identified crucial genes and cellular processes that appear to control the so-called hyper-sensitive defence response (HR) in corn.

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