New material to make computers 100 times more power efficient

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 13:42

New York, Oct 5 (IANS) Researchers including one of Indian-origin have engineered a material that could lead to a new generation of computing devices, packing in more computing power while consuming nearly 100 times less energy thant today's electronics require.


Data breach threat is real and rising fast in India

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 11:22

New Delhi, Oct 5 (IANS) If you are running an enterprise or planning a start-up in India, accepting the fact that cyber security threats are real and dangerous is the first step towards securing your data in the long run, a top cyber expert has suggested.


Observatory to detect cosmic gravitational waves to come up in Maharashtra

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 20:20

Aurangabad, Oct 4 (IANS) The Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO) -- a giant facility to detect cosmic gravitational waves with US collaboration, will come up in Hingoli district of Maharashtra, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis announced here on Tuesday.


Oxygen declining from Earth's atmosphere faster now

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 17:46

New York, Oct 4 (IANS) Driven by burning of fossil fuels, which consumes oxygen and produces carbon dioxide, the rate of oxygen decline from the Earth's atmosphere has speeded up over the past 100 years, says a study.


British trio win Nobel Prize in Physics

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 17:30

Sweden, Oct 4 (IANS) British trio -- David J. Thouless, F. Duncan M. Haldane and J. Michael Kosterlitz -- won Nobel Prize in Physics "for theoretical discoveries of topological phase transitions and topological phases of matter" on Tuesday.


How brain zapping could decrease psychiatric symptoms

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 16:44

New York, Oct 4 (IANS) Electrifying brain circuits could treat neurological and psychiatric symptoms not because it causes neurons to fire but it creates an environment that makes it more or less likely for neurons to fire, researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have found.


Genes behind gum disease identified

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 16:40

New York, Oct 4 (IANS) US researchers have identified 41 genes that may cause gum disease, paving the way for developing compounds that can be used in targeted treatment of severe periodontitis before loss of teeth and supportive bone occurs.


NASA's Curiosity rover on fresh drive to explore life

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 13:12

Washington, Oct 4 (IANS) After collecting some key samples on the Red Planet for the past four years, NASA's Curiosity rover is driving toward uphill destinations as part of its two-year mission extension that commenced from October 1.


Method to control 'hot' electrons comes a step closer

Mon, 10/03/2016 - 16:04

London, Oct 3 (IANS) In a promising step towards being able to manipulate and control the behaviour of high energy, or 'hot', electrons, scientists have, for the first time, identified a method of visualising the quantum behaviour of electrons on a surface.


Alien hunters upbeat about UFO on NASA live ISS stream

Mon, 10/03/2016 - 14:10

New York, Oct 3 (IANS) UFO enthusiasts believe that a mysterious object that they spotted in footage taken from Nasa's live stream from the International Space Station is not a mere solar flare, a media report said.


Indian researchers say e-cigarettes can help kick the habit

Mon, 10/03/2016 - 13:08

New Delhi, Oct 3 (IANS) E-cigarettes can help people quit smoking by providing them a significantly safer option, says a paper by Indian researchers who undertook an evidence-based audit of published scientific literature on the issue.


Researchers reveal first Mars rover made in Mexico

Mon, 10/03/2016 - 09:36

Mexico City, Oct 3 (IANS) The first prototype of a Mars explorer robot designed in Mexico by a team of 10 university students has gained the recognition of NASA and the International Astronautical Federation.