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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

NuSTAR probes puzzling galaxy merger
Washington, Mar 28 : A supermassive black hole inside a tiny galaxy is challenging scientists' ideas about what happens when two galaxies become one. Read Full Story

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

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