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Researchers explain how soil fertility changes as per climate
Washington D.C [US], Dec. 9 : Examining data from around the world, researchers have created a global map of soil fertility and explained how it changes between wet and dry climates. Read Full Story

Researchers aim at developing better battery by peering into atom-sized tunnels
Washington D.C [US], Dec. 9 : In a recent research, scientists have used a special electron microscope with atomic-level resolution to show that certain large ions can hold the tunnels open so that the charge-carrying ions can enter and exit the electrode easily and quickly. Read Full Story

NASA cites tropical cyclone hovering near Andaman Islands
Washington D.C [US], Dec. 9 : As NASA's Aqua satellite passed over the Bay of Bengal, Tropical Cyclone 05B was renamed Vardah and continued moving away from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Read Full Story

Scientists present novel aspects of magnetic reconnection
WashingtonD.C [US], Dec. 9 : In a recent magnetic reconnection research, scientists have shed light on explosive phenomena in astrophysics and fusion experiments. Read Full Story

Red Hat launches 'OpenShift' dedicated on Google Cloud Platform
New Delhi [India], Dec 9 : World's leading provider of open source solutions Red Hat has announced the general availability of OpenShift Dedicated on Google Cloud Platform. Read Full Story

NEC Cloud and IoT platform launches automate smart city management and control
Madrid [Spain], Dec.9 : NEC Iberica, a wholly owned subsidiary of NEC Europe, today launched a new version of its smart city product offering, the Cloud City Operation Center (CCOC) after successfully demonstrating it at the recent Smart City Expo World Congress. NEC's CCOC product is based on the "Core platform of the Future Internet" (FIWARE) project, which provides open API and generic enablers to realize the vision of a future internet platform. Read Full Story

Heart disease protein linked to brain damage: Study
Washington D.C. [USA], Dec. 8 (ANI): Levels of protein in the blood is linked to heart disease and early stage brain damage, a study has revealed. Read Full Story

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NASA Saturn mission makes first ring-grazing plunge
Washington, Dec 6 : NASA said its Cassini spacecraft has successfully made the first close dive past the outer edges of Saturn's rings since beginning its penultimate mission phase on November 30, but did not obtain views of the planet near the time of closest approach. Read Full Story

Scientists develop new algorithm to explain human face recognition
Washington D.C [US], Dec. 5 : In a recent research published in Computational Biology, scientists have developed a new computational model of the human brain's face-recognition mechanism that seems to capture aspects of human neurology that previous models have missed. Read Full Story

2015-16 UK floods: Most extreme hydrological events of last century
Washington D.C [US], Dec. 5 : A recent scientific review of the winter floods of 2015/2016 in UK confirms that the event was one of the most extreme and severe hydrological events of the last century. Read Full Story

Scientists find relationship between chemicals found on comets
WashingtonD.C [US], Dec. 5 : A recent study published in Icarus has revealed similarities and relationships between certain types of chemicals found on 30 different comets, which vary widely in their overall composition compared to one another. Read Full Story

NASA sees 'nada' strength left in 'Tropical Cyclone Nada'
Washington D.C. [USA], Dec. 4 : NASA's Aqua satellite flew over Tropical Cyclone Nada in the Northern Indian Ocean and infrared imagery showed that Nada had "nada" in terms of strong thunderstorms. Read Full Story

Researchers create new method to improve predictions
New York, Dec 4 : A team of researchers has created a new method to analyse big data that better predicts outcomes in health care, politics and other fields. Read Full Story

Biologists unveil 51.7 million-year-old genetic secret to landmark Darwin theory
WashingtonD.C [US], Dec. 4 : In a recent research published in Nature Plants, scientists have identified the cluster of genes responsible for reproductive traits in the Primula flower, first noted as important by Charles Darwin more than 150 years ago. Read Full Story

New technique helps researchers forecast appearance of harmful algal bloom
Washington D.C [US], Dec. 4 : In a recent study, researchers have sequenced the genes of a harmful algae bloom, unveiling never-before-seen interactions between algae and bacteria that are thought to propagate their growth. Read Full Story

Running water left its mark on Mars' surface: Study
Washington D.C [US], Dec. 4 : According to a recent research published in Earth and Planetary Science Letters, dramatic climate cycles on early Mars, triggered by buildup of greenhouse gases, may be the key to understanding how liquid water left its mark on the planet's surface. Read Full Story

Scientists use machine learning to determine stability of planetary systems
WashingtonD.C [US], Dec. 4 : Machine learning is a powerful tool used for a variety of tasks in modern life, from fraud detection and sorting spam in Google, to making movie recommendations on Netflix. Read Full Story

Giant galaxies are born in cosmic clouds of cold gas
Washington D.C. [USA], Dec. 4 (ANI): Scientists using radio telescopes in Australia and the USA discovered that the biggest galaxies in the universe develop in cosmic clouds of cold gas. Read Full Story

Scientists derive technology for new-gen transistors
WashingtonD.C [US], Dec. 4 (ANI): In a recently conducted research, scientists have examined the electrical properties of materials that could be harnessed for next-generation transistors and electronics. Read Full Story

Scientists find shape matters when light meets atom
Washington D.C [US], Dec. 4 (ANI): In a recent study published in the Natures Communications journal, researchers have shown that a photon's shape also affects how it is absorbed by a single atom. Read Full Story

Scientists find novel aspect of atom mimicry for nanotechnology applications
WashingtonD.C [US], Dec. 3 : In a recent research published in Science Advances, researchers use dendrimers that mimic the electron valency of atoms and link them into arrays using molecules that coordinate with the dendrimer as they would form a covalent electron pair in their valence shell - electron pair mimicry. Read Full Story

Early noctilucent ice clouds formed over Antarctica
WashingtonD.C [US], Dec. 3 : The sky over Antarctica is glowing electric blue due to the start of noctilucent, or night-shining, cloud season in the Southern Hemisphere, shows data from NASA's Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere (AIM). Read Full Story

Researchers evaluate scientific rigor in animal research
WashingtonD.C [US], Dec. 3 : In a recent research published in journals PLOS Biology and PLOS ONE, researchers have assessed scientific rigor in animal experimentation in Switzerland. Read Full Story

New system derived to deliver good health, low energy bills to low-income households
WashingtonD.C [US], Dec. 3 : Successful trials of Chariot, a unique new system that simultaneously records temperature, humidity and energy use in the home, have opened the way for low-income households to save money while reducing risks to their health. Read Full Story

Climate cycles led to water carved features on Mars' surface
New York, Dec 2 : Dramatic climate cycles on early Mars, triggered by buildup of greenhouse gases, may be the key to understanding how liquid water left its mark on the planet's surface, a study says. Read Full Story

Kyocera develops robust FPC/FFC connector with 0.5mm pitch
Kyodo [Japan], Dec.2 : Kyocera Connector Products Corporation recently announced that it has developed a 0.5mm-pitch flexible printed circuit / flexible flat cable (FPC/FFC) connector with a suite of features to enhance productivity in robust assembly operations. Read Full Story

Human ancestor Lucy used to climb trees: Study
New Delhi [India], Dec.1 : According to a recent research, evidence preserved in the internal skeletal structure of the world-famous fossil, Lucy, suggests the ancient human species frequently climbed trees. Read Full Story

NASA's intelligent underwater drones could explore Europa
Washington, Dec 1 : NASA scientists are developing artificial intelligence for underwater drones that could be used to understand Earths marine environments as well as track signs of life below the surface of icy oceans believed to exist on Jupiter's moon Europa. Read Full Story

How Rahul, Congress Twitter accounts may have been hacked (Tech Special)
New Delhi, Dec 1 : As the news of Congress Party and its Vice President Rahul Gandhi's Twitter accounts being hacked spread like wildfire on Thursday, cyber experts were not surprised as the phenomenon is quite common across the globe where hackers are always a step ahead when it comes to data breach -- be it a social media platform or your financial information. Read Full Story

Indian-origin astronomer spots tiniest asteroid
New York, Dec 1 : Using data from four different telescopes, a team of astronomers led by an Indian-origin researcher has reported that an asteroid discovered last year is the tiniest known asteroid. Read Full Story

Human ancestor 'Lucy' could walk and climb trees too
New York, Dec 1 : Lucy -- the common name accorded to the world-famous fossilised remains of an early human ancestor who lived 3.18 million years ago -- was adept at walking on her two legs as well as climbing trees, researchers have determined. Read Full Story

NASA's Cassini begins 'ring grazing' mission at Saturn
Washington, Dec 1 : NASA's Cassini spacecraft began a "ring-grazing" mission to study Saturn's rings and moons, media reports said. Read Full Story

Ancient life forms that survived without oxygen found
New York, Nov 30 : Researchers have discovered fossils of 2.5 billion-year-old sulfur-oxidising bacteria that existed just fine without any oxygen. Read Full Story

Invasive alien plants could be promoted as food
Kolkata, Nov 30 : Invasive plant species such as alligator weed, which threatens natural ecosystem, could be promoted as a food product to sustainably manage excessive growth of these alien invaders as well as strengthen food security, a new study has said. Read Full Story

Europe's new Mars orbiter starts sending data from NASA rovers
Washington, Nov 30 : In the successful first relay test of a NASA radio aboard Europe's new Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO), data from NASA rovers Opportunity and Curiosity reached Earth last week, the US space agency said on Wednesday. Read Full Story

Study reveals how ants communicate
Washington D.C. [USA], Nov. 29 : A recent study published in eLife finds that social insects communicate by exchanging fluid from mouth to mouth. Read Full Story

Can humans regenerate body parts like acorn worms?
Washington D.C. [USA], Nov. 29 : Is it possible for humans to regrow an amputated arm or leg, or completely restore nervous system function after a spinal cord injury? Read Full Story

Humanoid robot reveals learning process in toddlers
Washington D.C. [USA], Nov. 29 : A new research has found that toddlers learn new words using the same method as robots. Read Full Story

Why astronauts become visually impaired on longer missions
New York, Nov 28 : The visual problems that affect astronauts on long space missions is related to volume changes in the clear fluid which is found around the brain and spinal cord, say researchers. Read Full Story

Scientists develop mobile phones that could sense environment
London [UK], Nov, 28 (ANI): Scientists from VTT Technical Research Centre in Finland have created the world's first hyperspectral mobile device that would enable consumers to use their mobile phones to sense environment and other abstract things like food quality or monitor health. Read Full Story

This thin foam keeps vehicles, buildings cooler, quieter
Singapore, Nov 27 : Indian-origin researchers from Singapore have developed a new material that will make vehicles and buildings cooler and quieter as compared to the current insulation materials in the market. Read Full Story

Innovative way to restrict illegal replication of digital media
WashingtonD.C [US], Nov. 25 : As per a recent study, scientists have developed a new light-based technique which will make it more practical to create secure, invisible watermarks that can be used to detect and prosecute counterfeiting. Read Full Story

Arctic ice melt could trigger uncontrollable climate change
London [UK], Nov. 25 : Arctic scientists have warned that the rapid melting of the ice cap risks triggering 19 "tipping points" in the region that could have disastrous consequences around the globe. Read Full Story

A century after their adventure, Antarctic heroes help make discovery
Washington D.C. [USA], Nov.24 : The research, which says area of sea ice around Antarctica has barely changed in size in a century, was contributed by the heroes of Antarctic exploration. Read Full Story

Hop on with frog's evolutionary movements
Washington D.C. [USA], Nov.24 : A new study, collecting genetic data by an international group of scientists, says that a common species of Asian tree frog may actually be two separate species. Read Full Story

NASA scientists developing tasty bars for deep space breakfast
Washington, Nov 24 : When astronauts in the Orion spacecraft travel beyond the moon to explore deep space destinations, they may have a number of food bars to select from in a variety of flavours like orange, cranberry or barbeque nut for breakfast. Read Full Story

Yogic breathing helps combat depression
Washington D.C. [USA], Nov. 23 : If you are reeling under depression then a breathing-based meditation practice known as Sudarshan Kriya yoga will help you out. Read Full Story

Study reveals why men more prone to cancer than women
Washington D.C. [USA], Nov. 23 : A recent study published online by Nature Genetics reveals as to why male are more prone to cancer than their female counterparts. Read Full Story

Google glass technology dangerous for drivers: Study
New York, Nov 23 : Head-up display technology -- think Google Glass -- offers lots of information to users in seconds, literally in front of their eyes, but using it while driving may not be safe, suggests new research. Read Full Story

Road salt affects sex ratio among frogs
Washington D.C. [USA], Nov. 23 : A recent study published in Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences has found that road salts alter the sex ratios in frog population. Read Full Story

Huge underground deposit of ice found on Mars
New York, Nov 23 : Using data from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, scientists have discovered a large deposit of ice beneath a region of cracked and pitted plains on Mars. Read Full Story

Toxic amphibian defenses at higher risk of extinction
Washington D.C. [USA], Nov. 23 (ANI): A recent study published in the journal Royal Society Open Science, found that amphibians which use poisonous defenses are more likely to get extinct than other species. Read Full Story

NASA's Cassini probe set to fly closest to Saturn rings
Washington, Nov 23 : NASA said its Cassini mission is set to begin on November 30 a daring set of "ring-grazing" orbits, during which it will fly closer to Saturns rings than it has since its 2004 arrival. Read Full Story

Soon, charge your phone in seconds
New York, Nov 22 : The long hours that your smartphone takes to charge may soon become a thing of the past, as scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have developed a new process to make electronic devices charge in seconds. Read Full Story

Bird fossil in China gives clues to feather colours
Beijing, Nov 22 : Chinese archaeologists have found molecular evidence of the protein keratin in a bird fossil from the Cretaceous Period 130 million years ago, which may provide clues about the colour of feathered dinosaurs and early birds. Read Full Story

India joins CERN as associate member
Geneva [Switzerland), Nov.22 : The Geneva-headquartered European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) has inked an an agreement with India that confirms the latter as the latest associate member state of the organisation. Read Full Story

Researchers convert waste carbon dioxide into biofuel
Washington D.C. [USA], Nov. 21 (ANI): Carbon dioxide, the most troublesome greenhouse gas, cannot harm the climate anymore as a recent study uncovers new ways to turn the gas into biofuel. Read Full Story

Study traces origin of respiratory muscle
Washington D.C. [USA], Nov. 21 (ANI): A recent study published in Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences journal throws light on mammal-like reptiles, Caseids and their breathing pattern. Read Full Story

Bird poop keeps Arctic cool!
Washington D.C [USA], Nov. 20 : Gross as it may sound, but bird poop enriched with ammonia, may be playing a role in cooling the Arctic during its warmer months, says a study published in Nature Communications. Read Full Story

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