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Light-driven tiny 'motors' is straight out of sci-fi
Washington D.C. [USA], Jul 1 : Taking a leaf out of sci-fi movies, a team of researchers has added another exciting thing to the list of fanciful devices that allow light to interact forcefully with matter. Read Full Story

New firewall can protect your phone from security threat
New Delhi , Jun 30 : A team of researchers has come up with an innovative firewall program that adds a missing layer of security in Android cellphones and monitors for malicious code. Read Full Story

Now, a 'friendly' car horn that alerts without jarring
Washington D.C. [USA], Jun 26 : A team of researchers has come up with a car horn that alerts people to danger while reducing the cacophony on city streets. Read Full Story

Study decodes genome of ancient Egyptians with unexpected results
New York [US], June 25 : A team of scientists has found ancient Egyptians and their modern counterparts share less in common. Read Full Story

Scientists understand the formation of sun's spicules
Washington D.C. [USA], June 23 : To understand the formation of abundant jets of plasma in the Sun's atmosphere (called spicules), researchers have, for the first time, built a model. Read Full Story

Video-calling made easier with Google Allo's latest update
New Delhi , June 22 : With the latest update on Allo messaging app, users can now make video calls using Google Duo, without going to the app itself! Read Full Story

Warming temperatures could result in extinction of sea turtles
Washington D.C. [USA], June 22 : Warmer temperatures mean sea turtles could be driven to extinction, suggests a new study. Read Full Story

Google enhances art search experience with latest updates on Search and Maps
New Delhi , June 20 : In a bid to inspire art enthusiasts around the world to brush up their art knowledge and become art experts, Google has announced the latest updates on Search and Maps driving newer ways to experience artworks online. Read Full Story

Smaller electronic devices come closer to reality
Washington D.C. [USA], Jun 14 : Soon, you will have tiny electronic devices to control everything from smart phones to banking and medical technology as a team of researchers has discovered a new way to create extremely thin electrically conducting sheets. Read Full Story

Certain characteristics linked with ISIS anxiety
Washington D.C. [USA], Jun 7 : A new study has examined the characteristics of individuals who are most likely to have anxiety concerning threats posed by ISIS. Read Full Story

A cold, close brown dwarf discovered near sun
Washington D.C. [USA], June 3 : A brown dwarf, which is a little more than 100 light years away from the sun, has been discovered by the astronomers with the help of a new citizen-science tool that was released earlier this year to pinpoint new worlds lurking in the outer reaches of our solar system. Read Full Story

Soon, you will be able to charge your electric car in no time
Washington D.C. [USA], Jun 2 : We're on the verge of a power revolution as a team of researchers has brought instant re-charging technology closer to the reality. Read Full Story

This robot is 'most nimble-fingered' yet
Washington D.C. [USA], Jun 2 : Grabbing the awkwardly shaped items that humans pick up in their day-to-day lives is a slippery task for robots, but this newly-built robot can pick up and move unfamiliar, real-world objects with a 99 percent success rate. Read Full Story

'Black hole' created in lab using this ultra-powerful laser
Washington D.C. [USA], Jun 1 : A team of scientists has created their own lack hole using the world's most powerful X-ray laser. Read Full Story

Icy Saturn moon, a possible victim of cosmic hit-and-run
Washington D.C. [USA], Jun 1 : Enceladus, a large icy, oceanic moon of Saturn, may have flipped in an out-of-this-world wallop. Read Full Story

U.S. tests ICBM interceptor system first time in three years
Washington DC [USA], May 31 : The United States on Tuesday tested its intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) interceptor system for the first time in three years, in the wake of a series of North Korean missile tests. Read Full Story

DocsApp aims to clock 5 million downloads by 2018
New Delhi , May 26 : Online hospital DocsApp registered a 25 percent month-on-month growth, and is aiming to serve more patients than all offline hospital chains, along with reaching 5 million downloads on Google Play Store by 2018. Read Full Story

Being 'cruel to be kind' really works!
Washington D.C. [USA], May 25 : Can making people feel bad really help them? Yes, according to a recent study. Read Full Story

Death by Kissing Bugs more common than thought: Study
New York [USA], May 22 : Kissing Bugs, who like to bite humans around their lips and faces, as they sleep, are more dangerous than you have ever thought of. Read Full Story

Now, deaf-blind can 'watch' television with this technology
Washington D.C. [USA], May 21 : In a first, researchers have developed a new technology that types Braille or subtitles of television channels in real time and helps deaf-blind people "watch" television without intermediaries. Read Full Story

Get ready for greater gaming experience with Lenovo's 'Legion'
New Delhi , May 17 : Leading PC and tablets player Lenovo on Wednesday announced the launch of its dedicated brand for gaming 'Legion' in India in two variants including Lenovo Legion Y520 at Rs. 92,490 and Lenovo Legion Y720 at Rs. 149,990. Read Full Story

Researchers find ways to make solar energy affordable
Washington D.C. [USA], May 14 : In a recent study, researchers used data science to determine and predict the effects of exposure to weather and other conditions on materials in solar panels. Read Full Story

Now, a tool that can help prevent surging waters in flood plains
Washington D.C. [USA], May 13 : A group of international scientists studying China's Yellow River has come up with an analytic formula that could help officials better predict and prevent its all-too-frequent floods, which threaten as many as 80 million people. Read Full Story

Hubble catches unusual galaxy duo by the 'Hare'
Washington D.C. [USA], May 13 : NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has spotted a peculiar object in the Hare constellation that's made up of two individual galaxies, speeding past each other at more than 2 million kilometres per hour. Read Full Story

'Winged' snakes once slithered the Earth
Washington D.C. [USA], May 13 : A mysterious 5-million-year-old winged serpent has finally been identified as a new species of ancient snakes. Read Full Story

Analysing foods for radioactive substances
Washington D.C. [USA], May 13 : A team of researchers is analysing foods for radioactive substances. Read Full Story

Newly-found distant 'warm Neptune' has primitive atmosphere
Washington D.C. [USA], May 12 : A team of scientists has discovered a distant Neptune-sized planet that has clear skies and an atmosphere almost entirely composed of hydrogen and helium, scientists have discovered. Read Full Story

New 3-D printed 'bionic skin' lets robots 'feel'
Washington D.C. [USA], May 11 : A team of researchers has come up with a revolutionary process for 3D printing stretchable electronic sensory devices that could give robots the ability to feel their environment. Read Full Story

Here's how you can help stop climate change
Washington D.C. [USA], May 6 : Are you ready to personally help stop climate change? Turns out, all you have to do is believe that you can! Read Full Story

From Aryabhatta to Sans Frontier Satellite: It happens only in India
New Delhi , May 6 : As the 'sans frontier' geosynchronous satellite launch vehicle ( GSLV-09) takes off from India's lone spaceport Sriharikota, ISRO's space might is pretty evident. Read Full Story

Robotic drill to reduce surgery time from hours to minutes
Washington D.C. [USA], May 1 : Use of an automated, robotic drill for future surgeries could reduce the procedure from two hours to two and a half minutes. Read Full Story

These caterpillars can save Earth from turning into 'plastic planet'
Washington D.C. [USA], Apr 30 : A caterpillar, commonly known as a waxworm, can help make plastic pollution a history, according to a recent study. Read Full Story

Oceans at risk due to rising levels of carbon dioxide
Washington D.C. [USA], Apr 28 : As the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere increases and the acidity of water changes, it might lead to change in crucial marine process. Read Full Story

Scientists suggest improvement in animal testing protocols for production of drugs
Washington D.C. [USA], Apr 27 : Animal rights activists have been debating about the use of animals in biomedical research since long but scientists suggest improvements to animal testing protocols could boost credibility and usefulness. Read Full Story

Google Doodle celebrates Cassini spacecraft's 'Grand Finale' mission
London [UK], Apr 26 : As NASA's Cassini Spacecraft enters its final dive, called 'The Grand Finale', into orbiting Saturn's moon, Titan, Google commemorates the occasion by making a special Doodle. Read Full Story

NASA looks at newly formed Tropical Depression 3W in 3-D
Washington D.C. [USA], Apr 26 : Tropical Depression 03W formed in the Pacific Ocean west of Guam on April 24, 2017, and data from the Global Precipitation Measurement Mission or GPM core satellite was used to look at the storm in 3-D. Read Full Story

What! This animal can survive without oxygen
Atlanta [US], Apr 23 : The naked mole rat, one of the world's most bizarre and remarkable animals is surprising scientists once again. Read Full Story

Antarctica's biodiversity 'falling between the cracks'
Washington D.C. [USA], Apr 20 : The popular view that Antarctica and the Southern Ocean are in a much better environmental shape than the rest of the world has been debunked. Read Full Story

Now, a method for 3D printing extraterrestrial materials
Washington D.C. [USA], Apr 13 : When humans begin to colonize the moon and Mars, they will need to be able to make everything from small tools to large buildings using the limited surrounding resources. Read Full Story

TAL Manufacturing launches industrial-articulated TAL Brabo robot
New Delhi , Apr. 12 : TAL Manufacturing Solutions, a subsidiary of Tata Motors Ltd. on Tuesday launched its much-awaited TAL Brabo robot in two variants, with payloads of two and 10 kilograms, priced between Rs. Five to seven lakhs. Read Full Story

And you thought your smartphone was secured with fingerprint?
Washington D.C. [USA], Apr 12 : Turns out, smartphone fingerprint scanners are less secure than we are led to believe. Read Full Story

Pink Floyd now has a pink rock'n'roll shrimp named after it
Washington D.C. [USA], Apr 12 : A shrimp, which can kill its prey by snapping its claw together to create a deafening 'crack,' has been named after the band Pink Floyd. Read Full Story

Second 'Great Spot' discovered on Jupiter
Washington D.C. [USA], Apr. 12 : A second Great Spot has been discovered on Jupiter by University of Leicester astronomers, rivalling the scale of the planet's famous Great Red Spot and created by the powerful energies exerted by the great planet's polar aurorae. Read Full Story

NASA detects metal in Mars' atmosphere
Washington D.C. [USA], Apr. 12 : Mars has electrically charged metal atoms (ions) high in its atmosphere, according to new results from NASA's MAVEN spacecraft. Read Full Story

Tropical Cyclone Cook moves past New Caledonia, finds NASA
Washington D.C. [USA], Apr. 11: Tropical Cyclone Cook formed in the Southern Pacific Ocean and on Sunday, April 9, 2017 and moved across the island of New Caledonia in the South Pacific Ocean on early on April 10. NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP Satellite passed over Cook as it was making landfall. Read Full Story

Lowland amphibians at higher risk from future climate warming
Washington D.C. [USA], Apr. 10 : A new study of Peruvian frogs living at a wide variety of elevations -- from the Amazon floodplain to high Andes peaks -- lends support to the idea that lowland amphibians are at higher risk from future climate warming. Read Full Story

Researchers fabricate printed transistors using Graphene flakes
Washington D.C. [USA], Apr. 9 : Graphene Flagship researchers from AMBER at Trinity College, Dublin, successfully created film transistors consisting entirely of layered materials. Read Full Story

What lies beneath the surface? Here is the answer
Washington D.C [USA], Apr. 8 : Walking down a grassy field, have you ever wondered that what lies beneath the surface? Read Full Story

Researchers discover rescue protein that delays cell death
Washington D.C. [USA], Apr. 8 : A team of researchers has discovered a rescue protein that delays the cell death and can offer a treatment for cancer, neurodegeneration and infection. Read Full Story

Sex obsession knocking years off male snakes' lives
Washington D.C. [USA], Apr. 5 : A team of scientists has confirmed a frenzied approach to the mating season is resulting in male snakes ageing faster and dying earlier and in worse condition than their female counterparts, who prioritise body-maintenance over short-term reproductive success. Read Full Story

Melt ponds result in more life in sea: Study
Washington D.C.[USA], Apr.2 : As global warming increases, the number and sizes of melt ponds are on the rise but a recent study claims melting sea ice may lead to more life in the sea. Read Full Story

'Improved' wireless communication systems come closer to reality
Washington D.C. [USA], Apr. 1 : A team of scientists has paved the way for ultrafast and reconfigurable on-chip wireless communication systems with unmatched advantages in compactness, low power consumption and low fabrication complexity. Read Full Story

NASA observations reshape basic plasma wave physics
Washington, Mar 31 : When NASA's Magnetospheric Multiscale - or MMS - mission was launched, the scientists knew it would answer questions fundamental to the nature of our universe - and MMS hasn't disappointed. Read Full Story

Soon, more power-efficient, brighter TV, smart-phone displays
Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 31 : A group of materials has paved the way for brighter future, by bringing a new generation of high-efficiency lighting closer to the reality. Read Full Story

'Fuzzy' fibres bring next-gen rocket engines closer to reality
Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 31 : To stand up to the heat and pressure of next-generation rocket engines, the composite fibres used to make them should be fuzzy, suggests a recent study. Read Full Story

Satellite galaxies at edge of Milky Way coexist with dark matter
Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 31 : A new research has ruled out a challenge to the accepted standard model of the universe and theory of how galaxies form by shedding new light on a problematic structure. Read Full Story

Now, a 'faster' single-pixel camera
Washington D.C. [USA] Mar. 30 : A team of researchers has come up with a new technique for faster single-pixel camera. Read Full Story

Soon, we'll be watching videos from NASA's next-gen Orion in ultra-HD
Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 30 : Astronauts may soon be able to communicate faster to and from space as NASA's advanced laser communications system called LEMNOS has brought speedy connections closer to the reality. Read Full Story

Reusable carbon nanotubes, the next-gen water filter?
Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 30 : A new class of carbon nanotubes may soon become the next-generation clean-up crew for toxic sludge and contaminated water, a new study suggested. Read Full Story

iRobot upgrades iRobot HOME App, expands customer base in India
New Delhi , Mar. 29 : Home robotics aggregator iRobot announced updates to the iRobot HOME App that expands the value of connected Roomba vacuuming robots within the smart home for their customer base in India. Read Full Story

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