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Tag: Scientists

Scientists Reconstruct Face Of Another Human Ancestor

Tel Aviv: Exactly what our Denisovan relatives who lived 100,000 years ago might have looked like had been anyone’s guess for a simple reason – the entire collection of Denisovan remains includes a pinky bone, three teeth, and a lower jaw. Now they have got a face. Using genetic data, scientists have now produced reconstructions […]

Odisha MLAs give standing ovation to scientists for Chandrayaan-2

Bhubaneswar: Legislators in the Odisha assembly on Saturday gave a standing ovation to the scientists involved in the successful launch of India’s indigenous moon mission Chandrayaan-2. Speaker Surjya Narayan Patro asked all the MLAs to give a one-minute standing ovation to the scientists for the historic achievement. Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MLA Amar Prasad Satapathy […]

Meme war on Twitter after Hrithik Roshan's 'Super 30' trailer launch!

A glimpse of the “Super 30” trailer, which was launched today shows how Hrithik Roshan has slipped into the role of Patna-based mathematician Anand Kumar, who helps fulfil the dreams of a group of underprivileged children to become engineers and scientists. Not all Superheroes wear capes. It’s the ideas that make a nation. It’s the […]

Scientist probing if tobacco's native forms less harmful

Chennai: Can indigenous ways of smoking counteract the harm being done by mass-produced cigarettes? Researching the roots of native Fijian tobacco plant ‘suki’ said to originated in Tamil Nadu and smoked in a “roll-up”, a renowned scientist from New Zealand is finding about the similar Indian cheroot. On her visit to India, scientist Marewa Glover […]

World's tiniest device to prevent skin cancer, mood disorder risk

New York: Scientists have developed the world’s smallest wearable, battery-free device that can warn people of overexposure to ultraviolet rays (UV) — a leading factor for developing skin cancer. Currently, people do not know how much UV light they are actually getting. The rugged and waterproof device interacts wirelessly with the phone and helps maintain […]

Nobel Prize for Physics goes to scientists from US, Canada

Stockholm: Arthur Ashkin and Gerard Mourou from the US and Donna Strickland from Canada were awarded Nobel Prize in Physics on Tuesday “for groundbreaking inventions in the field of laser physics”. “The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the #NobelPrize in Physics 2018 for groundbreaking inventions in the field of laser physics […]

Scientists identify first known 'vegetarian' shark

New York: Scientists have identified the world’s first known omnivorous shark species, which consumes upto 60 per cent of seagrass. Experts from the University of California-Irvine and Florida International University in Miami decided to investigate the bonnethead sharks’ dietary habits after reading reports of them munching on seagrass, reports Xinhua news agency. The bonnetheads, one […]

8,000 new combinations identified to slow down antibiotic-resistant bacteria

New York: Biologists have identified over 8,000 new combinations of antibiotics that are surprisingly more effective at killing harmful bacteria than the prevailing ones. Scientists have traditionally believed that combining more than two drugs to fight harmful bacteria would yield diminishing returns. The prevailing theory is that the incremental benefits of combining three or more […]

Over 150 genes linked to irregular heartbeat condition identified

New York: Scientists have used Big Data to identify more than 150 as-yet unknown genetic risk factors for atrial fibrillation, an advance that could potentially improve early detection and treatment. Atrial fibrillation — an irregular, often rapid heart rate affecting more than 30 million people worldwide — increases one’s risk for blood clots, stroke, heart […]

Scientists develop preliminary universal influenza vaccine

New York: Scientists have developed a new nanoparticle vaccine that could effectively protect mice against influenza A virus, providing a promising approach for developing universal vaccines for the infectious disease. The double-layered vaccine made with peptides, which are compounds consisting of two or more amino acids linked in a chain, showed strong potential for combating […]

Gene linked to hair loss may improve cancer treatment

New York: Scientists have found that a gene associated with autoimmune hair loss disorder may also help improve cancer immunotherapy — treatment that uses body’s own immune system to fight cancer. The findings showed that a gene named IKZF1 recruits T cells in alopecia areata — a condition in which immune cells attack and destroy […]

Blood Moon: Longest lunar eclipse of the century to take place tonight

Bhubaneswar: The longest lunar eclipse of the century will take place today which scientists have termed as the ‘blood moon’ that will be visible to the human naked eye in a reddish colour. The lunar eclipse will not only be visible to the residents of Odisha but across the world. Ahead of the mega event, […]

Thailand to send fruit to space to prepare for future trips

Bangkok: Thailand’s space research agency on Friday announced plans to send the durian fruit which is known for its strong, stinky smell, to space by July, as part of a project to produce Thai food suitable for future space travel. The baked durian will stay in space for five minutes before coming back to Earth, […]

Scientists create toaster oven-sized lab for Mars rover

Washington: Scientists have created a toaster oven-sized lab for a Mars rover that will drill beneath the surface of the red planet and look for signs of past or present life. The tiny chemistry lab called the Mars Organic Molecule Analyser (MOMA) is a key instrument on the ExoMars Rover, a joint mission between the […]

Scientists find new way to produce hydrogen fuel from sunlight

Bengaluru: The energy provided by sunlight in an hour is equivalent to mankind’s total energy consumption for one year, but the development of devices to turn this abundant natural gift into a feasible energy source for mankind had remained a challenge. A new research, led by Govinder Singh Pawar — an Indian origin scientist at […]

Students helping NASA decide which plants to grow in space

New York: Not only scientists with advanced degrees but students are also helping NASA decide what crops to grow in space to expand food options and increase plant diversity. For the past couple of years, NASA has been partnering with Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens in Miami, Florida, to encourage student interest in science, technology, engineering and […]

Planets beyond Milky Way galaxy discovered for first time

New York: A team of scientists from University of Oklahoma has discovered for the first time a population of planets beyond the Milky Way galaxy. The planet population, ranging from the size of the Moon to the size of Jupiter, were spotted in a galaxy located 3.8 billion light years away, according to the study […]

Researchers develop stretchable batteries for next-gen wearables

Seoul: Scientists in South Korea have developed stretchable aqueous lithium-ion battery that may power the next generation of wearable devices. Using hybrid carbon/polymer (HCP) composite as a stretchable current collector, the research team developed a highly stretchable rechargeable battery based on aqueous electrolytes, according to the study published in the journal Advanced Energy Materials. “Our […]

Share experiences with fellow researchers, Modi tells scientists

Kolkata: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday urged the country’s scientists and researchers to come out of “confinement” and share their experiences with fellow scientists of other institutions and national laboratories. “For one reason or another, we have confined ourselves into isolation. We hardly cooperate, collaborate and share our experiences with fellow scientists of other institutions […]

Scientists discovers miniature version of our solar system

Washington: Scientists applying artificial intelligence to data from NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope have discovered an eighth planet around the star Kepler-90 — breaking the record for the star with the most exoplanets. The planet Kepler-90i, described at a briefing on Thursday and in a paper accepted for publication in the Astronomical Journal, demonstrates for the […]

HIV also affects the brain: Researchers

Johannesburg: Scientists have uncovered that the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) directly impacts the brain in the early stages of the infection. It has long been known that many people with HIV also experience negative cognitive symptoms, such as depression and forgetfulness. However, it was unclear whether it was caused by such patients’ physical illness, or […]

New test identifies antibiotic-resistant bacteria in 30 minutes

Los Angeles: Scientists have pioneered a method to detect antibiotic susceptibility for urinary tract infections in less than 30 minutes, potentially enabling patients to be diagnosed and prescribed effective treatments during a single clinical visit. The new test developed at California Institute of Technology that identifies antibiotic-resistant bacteria could shorten wait times from 3 days […]

3 American scientists win Nobel in Medicine for decoding body clock

Stockholm: Three American scientists have won the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for unravelling secrets of how the body’s internal clock or circadian rhythm works — a discovery that will help doctors understand the mechanism behind sleep patterns, hormone release, blood pressure and body temperature. Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. […]

Novel 'dot' system may improve cancer detection

New York: Scientists have developed a nanosystem using “quantum dots” that will help improve visualisation of tumour, paving the way for early treatment. The nanosystem, which achieves a five-fold increase over existing tumour-specific optical imaging methods, generates bright tumour signals by delivering quantum dots to cancer cells without any toxic effects. “Tumour imaging is an […]

Last month was second hottest May on record: NASA

Washington: May 2017 was the second warmest May in 137 years of modern record-keeping, according to a monthly analysis of global temperatures by NASA scientists. The two top May temperature anomalies have occurred during the past two years as May 2016 was the hottest on record. May 2017’s temperature was 0.05 degrees Celsius cooler than […]

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New tools to breed 'anti-flood' cereal crops

In a significant find, scientists have identified the mechanism used by plants in stress conditions to sense low oxygen levels that may lead to the introduction of cereal crops better able to tolerate flooding

Scientists find way to slow cell ageing

In a bid to find a longer, healthier life, scientists have developed a new treatment to extend telomeres -- protective "end caps" for chromosomes that help keep DNA healthy -- to slow the process of cell ageing