New system uses smartphone to spot fake products

Sat, 08/12/2017 - 14:20

New York, Aug 12 (IANS) Indian-origin researchers have developed a new system that uses Artificial Intelligence algorithms and a smartphone app to instantly distinguish between genuine and fake versions of the same product.


TRAPPIST-1 could be twice as old as our solar system

Sat, 08/12/2017 - 11:20

Washington, Aug 12 (IANS) The intriguing ultra-cool dwarf star of the TRAPPIST-1 system of seven Earth-size worlds could be up to twice as old as our own solar system, says a new study.


Groundwater replenishment noted in west, south India: Scientists

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 19:16

Kolkata, Aug 11 (IANS) An international team of researchers, including experts from IIT-Kharagpur and NASA, has reported discernible groundwater storage replenishment in certain Indian regions, in a new study, attributing it to changes in strategy in the public and private sectors.


Scientists find what lies beneath Neptune's surface

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 17:50

London, Aug 11 (IANS) Running large-scale computer simulations of conditions of the thick layer between the Neptune's atmosphere and core, known as the mantle, researchers have helped solve the mystery of what lies beneath the most distant planet in our solar system.


WhatsApp, Messenger may still put user information at risk

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 16:34

New York, Aug 11 (IANS) Do you know that despite the end-to-end encryption provided by popular messasing platforms like Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp and Viber, your sensitive information is vulnerable to hacking?


Humans are to blame for record-breaking temperatures

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 14:34

Washington, Aug 11 (IANS) It is "extremely unlikely" that 2014, 2015 and 2016 would have been the warmest consecutive years on record without the influence of human-caused climate change, says a new study.


NASA to study Earth's ionosphere during total solar eclipse

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 11:28

Washington, Aug 11 (IANS) NASA has said it is taking advantage of the August 21 total solar eclipse to better our understanding of Earth's ionosphere, a very perplexing region which grows and shrinks based on solar conditions.


New technique to make heat pass through plastic

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 06:44

Chicago, Aug 11 (IANS) Researchers in materials science and mechanical engineering at the University of Michigan (UM) have developed a new technique that can change plastic's molecular structure to help it cast off heat.


India to launch spare navigation satellite August-end

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 20:12

Bengaluru, Aug 10 (IANS) India will launch its eighth navigation satellite this month-end as a spare or back-up for its constellation in the geo-orbit, a top space agency official said on Thursday.


Meet Alesi, our 13-million-year-old ancestor

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 14:40

New York, Aug 10 (IANS) An international team of researchers has discovered in Kenya a rare fossil of an infant ape that lived 13 million years ago.


India's women geologists are rocking it (Gender Feature)

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 14:04

Kolkata, Aug 10 (IANS) A hammer and compass in hand, India's women geologists are literally rocking it. Notwithstanding the dangers of remote environments, encounters with wild animals, limited access to toilets and the occasional "detention" by left-wing extremists in disturbed areas, these women of the Geological Survey of India have evened out the odds to carve out success stories.