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WMO dubbed last year as disturbing sign of climate change

The World Meteorological Organisation revealed in Statement on the Status of the Global Climate, that during the August to September 2012 melting season, the Arctic’s sea ice cover was just 3.4 million square kilometres (1.32 million square miles). That

May 04, 2013

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Cassini - meteoroids are breaking into streams of rubble and crashing into Saturn's rings

New results from NASA's Cassini spacecraft show that small meteoroids are breaking into streams of rubble and crashing into Saturn's rings.Saturn's rings are the only place besides Earth, the moon, and Jupiter where researchers along with amateur

April 27, 2013

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Water in Jupiter's atmosphere came from 1994 comet impact

Observations by ESA's Herschel space observatory have revealed origin of water's mysterious presence in Jupiter's atmosphere. Using sensitive spectral imaging, researchers were able to confirm that water came from historic comet impact in July

April 26, 2013

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Jupiter's moon Io - new discoveries about the most volcanically active world in the Solar System

Jupiter's moon Io is the most volcanically active world in the Solar System. It has hundreds of volcanoes and volcanic activity 25 times that of Earth. However, according to NASA and European Space Agency researchers, the concentrations of volcanic activity are

April 17, 2013

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Medical application of 'graphene foam' in neural stem cell therapy

Neural stem cell (NSC) based therapy holds promise for treating numerous neurological disorders. In this treatment, NSCs require scaffolds to provide micro-environments for their growth and differentiation. In 2011, Korean researchers had reported that graphene sheets

April 17, 2013

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Nano technology solar design cools buildings in full sunlight

Solar energy is not something associated with cooling, but a research team from Stanford University have utilised new technology for effective cooling in buildings and cars.Shanhui Fan, a Stanfoird professor of electrical engineering, has developed nano technology

April 10, 2013

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Using sound to determine and understand the shape of the universe

A recent paper in the Physical Review Letters has reported a new mathematical tool that can help understand and reveal the shape of the Universe to a great extent.As the universe expands, it is continually subjected to energy shifts, or “quantum

April 10, 2013

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NASA's unmanned aircraft surveys volcano

To improve understanding of volcanoes, researchers need to gather data about volcanic ash and gases. However, volcanic airspace contains noxious gases that can be dangerous for researchers as well as conventional combustion engines. Considering the nature and magnitude

April 05, 2013

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Researchers discover natural protein in fish that inhibits prostate cancer cell spread

University of Maryland School of Medicine scientists have identified a peptide, or protein, derived from Pacific cod which appears to inhibit prostate cancer and possibly other cancers from spreading -- a process known as metastasis. This is extremely important

March 31, 2013

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Previously unknown magma layer in Earth's mantle offers new insights into tectonics

Scientists have debated for decades as to what forces allow the planet's tectonic plates to slide across the Earth's mantle. Now, researchers have found a layer of liquefied molten rock in Earth's mantle, which could potentially be that cause of the tectonic

March 22, 2013

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Organic computers - scientists build interfaces for brain networks

Researchers at Duke University linked brains of rats across continents via internet in a demonstration of what they call the world's first  'organic computer'. Surprisingly, rats were able to share sensory information through interfaces developed by researchers and

March 20, 2013

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New research to focus on energy distribution in upper atmosphere

"Understanding interaction between the Earth’s magnetic field, or magnetosphere, and its upper atmosphere – known as the thermosphere/ionosphere – is especially important this year and in 2014, said Yue Deng, an assistant physics professor at University of Texas.

March 12, 2013

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Graphene: Bio-degradable substance with potential of revolutionizing technology

Graphene is a biodegradable substance composed of pure carbon, a honeycomb structured one atom thick sheet packed with stupendous opportunities. Recent studies explored its potential and its amazing properties may soon help revolutionize the day-to-day technology. For

March 09, 2013

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Researchers demonstrate algorithm for practical quantum computing

In a major advancement in quantum computing, for the first time researchers successfully demonstrated a quantum algorithm that performs a true calculation. Quantum circuit built for this demonstration didn't require knowing answer in advance, hence did a true

March 05, 2013

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Future tech - Tattoos for electronic telepathy and psychokinesis

Researchers are now working on wireless flexible electronics as thin as human hair, that can read brain activity. Such devices, they claim, will enable humans to control machines and communicates just by thoughts. By using award-winning technology epidermal

February 27, 2013

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Earthquake catastrophes and fatalities projected to rise with population growth in this century

"Predicted population increases in this century can be expected to translate into more people dying from earthquakes. There will be more individual earthquakes with very large death tolls as well as more people dying during earthquakes than ever before", according to

February 22, 2013

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NASA's Chandra X-ray observatory may have found galaxy's youngest black hole

Observations of a rare supernova remnant by Chandra X-ray observatory indicates the presence of our galaxy’s youngest black hole 26,000 light-years away from Earth. Scientists studied highly distorted remnant of what they believe was a rare supernova explosion

February 18, 2013