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Sea urchin-inspired crawler to explore Mars

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 12:58

New York, May 3 (IANS) Inspired by the sea urchin's intricate mouth and teeth, a team of engineers and marine biologists from the University of California-San Diego has developed a claw-like device to sample sediments on other planets such as Mars.

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Three new species of primates discovered

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 11:28

New York, May 3 (IANS) Scientists have discovered three new species of mouse lemurs - the smallest primates in the world - in Madagascar.

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Election of top post of national science body challenged

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 10:20

Bengaluru, May 3 (IANS) It's not just the assembly elections that are making news from West Bengal. Of late, the Kolkata-based Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA), funded by the union government's Department of Science and Technology (DST), is also generating news that is making scientists sad.

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Scientists discover three planets which could support life

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 07:44

London, May 3 (IANS) Scientists from the University of Cambridge announced Monday evening that they had discovered three earth-sized planets orbiting a dim and cool star 40 light years from Earth which could be the best place to start searching for extra-terrestrial life.

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Hubble spots rare hidden galaxy in night sky

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 10:10

Washington, May 2 (IANS) The Hubble Space Telescope has captured a hidden galaxy located just over 110 million light-years away in the constellation of Pisces (The Fish).

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Facial expression may improve learning, gaming

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 14:12

London, May 1 (IANS) A computer algorithm that can recognise human expressions may become a boon for the gaming industry, a team of international researchers has found.

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Biodegradable fibre from tea by-product developed

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 13:54

New York, May 1 (IANS) To cut down the waste that fashion industry generates, a team of US researchers has developed a new fibre from a green tea by-product that is 100 percent biodegradable.

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NASA knows about every eclipse in next 1,000 years

Sat, 04/30/2016 - 16:36

New York, April 30 (IANS) The US space agency has kept a five millennium catalogue of all the eclipses (both solar and lunar) that have occurred or will occur from 1999 BC to the year AD 3000.

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Earth-forming ancient rock back after deep space sojourn

Sat, 04/30/2016 - 16:08

London, April 30 (IANS) It may give you goosebumps but researchers now report that an ancient rocky body from Earth's formation has returned after billions of years in cold storage somewhere in deep space.

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Revealed: How the moon got its tattoos

Sat, 04/30/2016 - 10:32

Washington, April 30 (IANS) New NASA research has given new clues to how the moon got its mysterious "tattoos" -- swirling patterns of light and dark found at over a hundred locations across the lunar surface.

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IIT-Kgp ex-students develop driverless shuttles

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 20:24

Kolkata, April 29 (IANS) Self-driving shuttles for in-campus travel, designed by a team of ex-students from IIT-Kharagpur's Robotics Research Group, would reduce operating costs by 40 to 60 percent, a statement from the institute said on Friday.

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Can self-driving cars behave like humans do?

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 17:42

London, April 29 (IANS) The image-recognition technology in a self-driving car can learn to respond to unfamiliar objects on the road akin to the responses of a human driver, say researchers.

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British astronaut to control machine on Earth from ISS

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 15:12

London, April 29 (IANS) British astronaut Tim Peake, currently on the International Space Station, will command a robot to roll around a giant sandpit in Stevenage town that simulates the surface of Mars.

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