SCIENCE

Newly Found Nano Film is Light, Transparent, Unique and Futuristic: Scientists

Researchers from the University of Minnesota in the US have discovered a new material which is transparent for light to pass through with highest known conductivity that can revolutionize the way future electronic devices are made, including helping in the most ambitious space elevator project. The scientists grew a BaSnO3 thin film, a combination of barium, tin and oxygen, called ...

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Ancient Egypt Iconography-Based Funeral Garden Found

Archaeologists have discovered a 4,000-year-old funerary garden, first of its kind, on the Dra Abu el-Naga hill in Luxor, Egypt. The original discovery made in the 16th year of archaeological excavations was sponsored this year by Técnicas Reunidas and Indra to shed light on a key epoch. It gives credence for the first time that Thebes (now Luxor) became the ...

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Remembering Hindenburg Disaster; Will Branson’s Galactic Ship Succeed 80 Years After?

As the world remembers the massive failure of German airship Hindenburg on May 6, 2037, the upcoming Galactic Ship by billionnaire Branson in December 2017 stokes fears though technology has far outstripped occurrence of such tragedy again. The passenger airship LZ 129 Hindenburg caught fire and was destroyed while landing at Naval Air Station Lakehurst in Manchester Township, New Jersey, ...

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Leave Earth Rhetoric: Why Stephen Hawking is Wrong This Time?

World renowned theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, in a BBC program, has warned Earthlings to leave the mother planet in 100 years or face extinction, a doomsday prophecy that the mankind is destined to face repeatedly. His warning in a forthcoming BBC documentary – Expedition New Earth – to be aired this summer on BBC Two channel, comes when the humanity ...

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SpaceX Postpones Spy Satellite Launch by One Day

US private space firm SpaceX’s prestigious and first spy satellite to be launched on Sunday was postponed to Monday following the detection of an “out of family” sensor. SpaceX said the launch of the US National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) will take place on Monday, May 1, 2017, with a Falcon 9 that is rescheduled to lift off from the Kennedy ...

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UFO Afficianados Find Super City Ventilation Roof on Mars, not Crater

Undeterred by NASA’s silence, UFO afficianados have ramped up another theory that the honeycomb formations surrounding a Martian crater image by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter are not eroded sand dunes, but the superstructure of a ventilation roof for an underground city inhabited by tiny aliens. NASA had described it as a heavily eroded mesa in Noctis Labyrinthyuson, in the western ...

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What Kills Earthlings Most When Asteroid Strikes? This Model Has Answer!

When an asteroid strikes Earth, which of its effects –scorching heat, flying debris, towering tsunamis — would claim the most lives? A new study says violent winds and shock waves are the most dangerous in such calamity. The study explored seven effects associated with asteroid impacts–heat, pressure shock waves, flying debris, tsunamis, wind blasts, seismic shaking and cratering–and estimated their ...

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Next 10 years critical for achieving climate change goals: Study

Carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere can be reduce in two ways–by cutting our emissions, or by removing it from the atmosphere, for example through plants, the ocean, and soil. The historic Paris Agreement set a target of limiting future global average temperature increase to well below 2°C and pursue efforts to even further limit the ...

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Missing Middle? Fossils of Crocodile-like Ancestors to Dinosaurs Found

Imagine crocodiles with long necks and long legs running around? Yes, that’s how they were initially ruling out the theory of their miniature size before evolving into big size as previously thought. The missing middle has finally been resolved. Researchers from National Science Foundation discovered the fossils of the new ancient species of Teleocrater rhadinus, in southern Tanzania that measured ...

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Adults Good at Focused Attention, Kids Not But Remember All: Study

Researchers found that adults were very good at remembering information they were told to focus on, and ignoring the rest. In contrast, 4- to 5-year-olds tended to pay attention to all the information that was presented to them – even when they were told to focus on one particular item. That helped children to notice things that adults didn’t catch. ...

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Forget Jio’s 4G, NASA Aims at 100G Now!

At a time when Jio and Airtel are struggling to gain market lead with their 4G arsenal, NASA is developing what it said 100 time more powerful high-speed internet of the sky. Known as the Laser Communications Relay Demonstration (LCRD), it enables NASA experiment with much higher data rates for connections between spacecraft and Earth, such as scientific data downlink ...

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NASA Faces Trump Budget Cuts; No Europa Mission, No Asteroid Redirect Program Now

NASA is developing next generation supersonic jet which is quieter and efficient. (NASA Image)

US President Donald Trump, whose antics against climate change is already known, has axed NASA’s budget for study of weather changes, effectively altering the space agency’s Earth science program. The 2018 Budget requested $19.1 billion for the US space agency, a 0.8% decrease from the 2017 budget. It means the climate-studying mission PACE meant for study of ocean color to ...

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Chitrakoot Home to 1.6 Billion-Year-Old, Oldest Ever, Plant-Like Fossils

Swedish scientists have found fossils dating back to 1.6 billion-year-old resembling red algae in Chitrakoot rocks, by far the oldest plant-like fossils ever found, suggesting that the early life form belonged here on earth and the advanced multicellular life evolved much earlier than previously thought. The scientists found two kinds of fossils in sedimentary rocks at Chitrakoot in central India ...

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NASA Upbeat Finding Lost India’s Chandrayaan I

Way back on August 29, 2009, Indian Space Research Organisation launched its first orbiting satellite Chandrayaan I to observe Moon but it fell silent after 312 days, cutting short the lifespan from two years. Undaunted, ISRO launched ntext mega project MoM or Mangalyaan to Mars that was a bigger success and live even to this day far more than its ...

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Rare Metal Hydrogen Disappears from Harvard Lab or Evaporates?

Microscopic images of the stages in the creation of atomic molecular hydrogen: Transparent molecular hydrogen (left) at about 200 GPa, which is converted into black molecular hydrogen, and finally reflective atomic metallic hydrogen at 495 GPa. Courtesy of Isaac Silvera

Harvard researchers claimed last month that they had managed to create metallic hydrogen that has the capability to superconduct electricity at room temperature without resistance in a process that used massive amounts of pressure and a diamond vice. Stored at minus 193 degree celsius, the sample mysteriously disappeared, leaving researchers wonder whether it just evaporated. But they are determined to ...

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Mars More Earth-Like Than Moon-Like

This is a solidified lava flow over the side of a crater rim of Elysium. CREDIT NASA HiRISE image, David Susko, LSU.

Mars’ mantle may be more complicated than previously thought due to new evidence on its geochemical changes over time in the lava flows of Elysium volcano on Mars surface, found LSU researcher David Susko and his colleagues at LSU including his advisor Suniti Karunatillake, the University of Rahuna in Sri Lanka, the SETI Institute, Georgia Institute of Technology, NASA Ames, ...

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NASA to Reveal New Discovery of Something on Exoplanet, Where to Watch Live?

Yes, NASA will hold a news conference tomorrow, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, to present its new findings of exoplanets around our closest stellar neighbor, Proxima Centauri, which exhibits similar habitable features for life. Watch it live at http://www.ustream.tv/NASAJPL2 For NASA TV streaming video, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/nasatv CNET claimed that it has seen the details but cannot share and gave out the hint saying, ...

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