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'Energizing' fabrics to keep soldiers warm, battle-ready in frigid climes
Washington D.C. [USA] | August 21, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Soldiering in arctic conditions is tough, but it will not remain so for long now as a team of researchers is all set to all set to change the game. ... read..


Scientists, tech leaders want to stop 'killer robots'
Sydney | Monday, 2017 7:45:04 AM IST
Scientists and prominent tech leaders have called for the United Nations (UN) to take action to stop the proliferation of "killer robots." ... read..


Hot spots around globe do not move as quickly as thought: Study
Washington D.C. [USA] | August 20, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Through analysis of volcanic tracks, a team of researchers has found that hot spots like those that formed the Hawaiian Islands do not move as quickly as previously thought. ... read..


Lemon was a luxury item for ancient Romans: Study
New York | Saturday, 2017 6:45:04 PM IST
The humble citrus fruit lemon, a cash crop, was introduced in ancient Rome from Israel and was once considered an item of luxury as well as a status symbol for the ruling elite, a study has found. ... read..


Japan puts third GPS satellite into orbit
Tokyo | Saturday, 2017 6:15:04 PM IST
Japan on Saturday launched a rocket and put the third of its new quasi-zenith satellites into orbit to help improve the precision of the global positioning system. ... read..


JNU's School of Environmental Sciences organises a day dedicated to space tech
New Delhi [India] | August 19, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Vijnana Bharati's JNU chapter commenced with a Dr Vikram Sarabhai Memorial lecture, celebrating the National Remote Sensing Day in the university's School of Environmental Sciences (SES). ... read..


Scientists to capture sunspot images during solar eclipse
New York | Saturday, 2017 2:15:04 PM IST
During the upcoming total solar eclipse on August 21, a team of solar physicists are planning to capture high-resolution sunspots -- the visible concentrations of magnetic fields on the Sun's surface -- at microwave radio wavelengths. ... read..


Scientists use supercomputers to preview total solar eclipse
Washington | Saturday, 2017 12:45:04 PM IST
Using supercomputers, researchers have forecast how the corona of the sun -- the aura of plasma that surrounds the sun and extends millions of kilometres into space -- will look during the upcoming total solar eclipse on August 21. ... read..


Indian researchers discover two new species of earthworm
New Delhi [India] | August 19, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
A team of Indian researchers has discovered two new primitive species of earthworm in the Western Ghats mountain ranges in Kerala. ... read..


IIT Kharagpur to start genomics lab
Kharagpur (West Bengal) | Friday, 2017 11:45:04 PM IST
IIT Kharagpur is going start a genomics laboratory facility for students from all the branches of engineering, a statement said on Friday. ... read..


NASA's latest communications satellite arrives in orbit
Washington | Friday, 2017 11:15:05 PM IST
NASA on Friday said its third and final in a series of next generation communications satellites has successfully been placed into orbit. ... read..


Here are some effective ways of reducing antibiotic consumption
New Delhi [India] | August 18, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Two recent studies have highlighted effective ways of reducing antibiotic consumption without any disadvantage for patients. ... read..


Earth-like planet may be lurking in nearby star system
New York | Friday, 2017 4:45:04 PM IST
Scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have predicted that an Earth-like planet may be lurking in a star system just 16 light years away. ... read..


Discovery of simple method to extract DNA claimed
Bengaluru | Friday, 2017 3:45:04 PM IST
Iraqi scientists at Al-Qasim Green University claim to have found a "universal, rapid and inexpensive" method for the isolation of DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) from the blood of a wide range of species for genomic studies. ... read..


6,000-year-old Neolithic remains discovered in Istanbul
Istanbul | Friday, 2017 7:45:05 AM IST
Archeologists have unearthed Neolithic remains believed to be dating back to 6,000 years during a new metro line construction in central Istanbul. ... read..


1,500 delegates to participate in Global Entrepreneurship Summit
New Delhi | Thursday, 2017 3:15:05 PM IST
Around 1,500 delegates from over 160 countries will participate in the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) to be held in Hyderabad from November 28-30, that will see the US President's daughter Ivanka Trump leading her country's delegation, an official s ... read..


Mars 2020 rover to use X-ray techniques to find signs of life
Paris | Thursday, 2017 2:45:04 PM IST
NASA's Mars 2020 rover mission, which aims look for signs of past life on the Red Planet, will use smart X-ray techniques originally developed to find the oldest life on Earth, according a mission scientist. ... read..


Japan introduces solar heat-blocking pavements
Tokyo [Japan] | August 17, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The host city of Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2020, Tokyo is working on heat blocking methods during the summer. ... read..


Australian researchers discover how first animals appeared on earth
Canberra | Thursday, 2017 12:45:05 PM IST
A sudden explosion of algae which occurred 650 million years ago was the catalyst for how the first animals appeared on earth, according to a study led by Australian researchers. ... read..


Fortis Foundation launches two new charitable medical dispensaries in Delhi and Haridwar
New Delhi [India] | August 17, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The Fortis Foundation recently launched two charitable medical dispensaries at the Anubhavi Ashram in Haridwar, Uttarakhand and at the Aggarwal Dharamshala in New Delhi. ... read..


Fossilised dinosaur footprints found in China
Beijing | Wednesday, 2017 4:15:04 PM IST
More than 200 fossilised dinosaur footprints have been discovered in Maotai town of China, the media reported on Wednesday. ... read..


Here's how modern juicy apples evolved
New York | Wednesday, 2017 1:45:04 PM IST
Tracing the evolutionary history of the crisp and juicy apples, scientists have found that modern apples originated in a mountainous region of Kazakhstan around 10,000 years ago. ... read..


Incomplete drought recovery could be new normal
Washington | Wednesday, 2017 12:15:04 PM IST
A chronic state of incomplete drought recovery may be the new normal for the remainder of the 21st century, thanks to increasingly common extreme temperatures, new research suggests. ... read..


ONGC Foundation extends Rs 100 crore for world class affordable cancer care facilities
Nagpur (Maharashtra) [India] | August 15, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The public sector Oil and Natural Gas Coroporation (ONGC) has extended a support of Rs 100 crore to turn the vision of affordable world class cancer care facilities in Central India into reality. ... read..


Are tidally-locked exoplanets more common than believed?
Washington D.C. [USA] | August 15, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
There's a possibility for a lot more exoplanets to be tidally locked, according to new research. ... read..


SpaceX launches cargo to space station
Washington | Tuesday, 2017 2:45:04 AM IST
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Florida on Monday, sending the US space firm's last new first-generation Dragon cargo ship to the International Space Station. ... read..


'AlphaGO, Weiqi bring best in each other'
Houston | Monday, 2017 7:45:04 AM IST
A senior official of China's Weiqi Association (CWA) said on Sunday that it' s lucky for both AlphaGo and Weiqi when they met, which brought the best in each other. ... read..


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