Technology

Three scientists win Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 15:54

Stockholm, Oct 4 (IANS) The Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson for the development of cryo-electron microscopy, which both simplifies and improves the imaging of biomolecules.

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Volcanic eruptions can trigger El Nino events

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 14:06

New York, Oct 4 (IANS) Large volcanic eruptions in the tropics can lead to El Nino events, notorious warming periods in the Pacific Ocean with dramatic global impact on the climate, says a new study.

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Astronomers spot elusive giant black hole couples

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 11:50

Washington, Oct 4 (IANS) Astronomers including one of Indian-origin have identified five pairs of supermassive black holes, each containing millions of times the mass of the Sun, in the centres of galaxies.

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LIGO India cheers Physics Nobel for gravitational waves discovery

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 20:36

Kolkata, Oct 3 (IANS) The Nobel Prize in Physics going to the LIGO architects for their contribution to detecting gravitational waves serves as a major encouragement for Indian researchers to participate in mega science projects and be leaders in them, said an official of the LIGO India project.

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Physics Nobel goes to astounding discovery of gravitational waves

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 18:04

Stockholm, Oct 3 (IANS) Three American scientists from the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) have won the Nobel Prize in Physics for their contribution to detecting gravitational waves -- ripples in the fabrics of spacetime which were predicted by Albert Einstein a hundred years ago.

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Schizophrenia, bipolar disorder share gene variant: Study

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 16:46

London, Oct 3 (IANS) Researchers have identified a genetic variant that is associated with multiple psychiatric disorders and drives changes in a brain network, thereby increasing an individual's risk of developing bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.

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Nobel prize in physics goes to discovery of gravitational waves

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 16:04

Stockholm, Oct 3 (IANS) Three American scientists have won the Nobel prize in physics for their contribution to detecting gravitational waves, ripples in the fabrics of spacetime which were predicted by Albert Einstein a hundred years ago.

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Freon found around infant star deals blow to search for aliens

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 13:48

New York, Oct 3 (IANS) In a big blow to finding signs of life on other planets, astronomers have detected faint molecular fingerprint of methyl chloride, also known as Freon-40 which was believed to be a marker of life, around an infant star system and a comet.

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How to convert your kid's toy into a TV remote

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 14:26

London, Oct 2 (IANS) How easy would it be if you have the power to control the volume of your music player by just rolling your kid's toy? This is now possible with a new gesture control technology that will revolutionise how we interact with gadgets.

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Passive cooling to cut electricity bills

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 11:38

Bengaluru, Oct 2 (IANS) Air-conditioning your building without electricity? Researchers at Stanford University in the US report it is potentially possible through the technology of "radiative sky cooling" using a new coating material they have developed.

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Solar activity doubles radiation levels on Mars

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 12:28

New York, Oct 1, A solar event has sparked a global aurora at the Martian surface and caused the radiation level to double than highest ever recorded, NASA scientists have found.

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SpaceX to put humans on Mars by 2024, cut flight times on Earth

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 18:32

Adelaide, Sep 29 (IANS) SpaceX on Friday unveiled plans to put humans on Mars as early as 2024 and drastically reduce flight times on Earth with its "most powerful" rocket, completing the longest flight on our home planet within an hour.

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