Virtual reality could serve as environmental education tool
Washington D.C. Apr 21 : Gaming and virtual reality (VR) could bridge the gap between urban societies and nature, claimed a recent study. The researchers strive to bridge the gap by a new VR game they developed called, Butterfly World 1.0, an adventure game designed to engage its users in learning about insect and plant species. Full Story
How plants cope with stress and damage?
Washington D.C. , Apr 20 : New research has found that plants use chloroplast-to-nucleus communication to cope with stress or damage caused by different sources. Plants regulate the genes expression via this communication that helps them to deal with various damage and stress. Full Story
Scientists find how general anaesthesia works?
Washington D.C. , Apr 19 : Ever wondered how general anaesthesia works? Scientists have recently discovered that general anaesthesia makes a person unconscious by seizing the neural circuitry, a population of neurons interconnected by synapses to carry out a specific function when activated. Full Story
Climate change may affect giant tortoise's ability to migrate
Washington D.C. , Apr 19 : Climate change is a factor that might affect the Galapagos or giant tortoise's ability to migrate at the right time, reveals a study. The creatures are known to take the migration routes to look for the right temperature and the right food quality, the study added. Full Story
Scientists discover fast-charging lithium-ion batteries
Washington DC , Apr 17 : In recent research, scientists have discovered a high capacity lithium-ion battery that can charge in a matter of minutes. This discovery claims to improve battery performance for consumer electronics, solar grid storage, and electric vehicles. Full Story
Is it safe to use dispersants in oil spill clean ups?
Washington D.C. , Apr 16 : In new research, scientists have found that the risks associated with using dispersant compound (DOSS) were minimal. Also, the areas where oil concentrations in water were more than 100 milligrams per litre increased the toxicity. Full Story
New way to develop fast-charging batteries found
New York, April 16 : As technology firms scramble to develop long-lasting powering devices, a team of researchers, including one of the Indian-origin, has discovered a new method to build better performing Lithium-ion batteries, which can be charged in matter of minutes. Full Story