SCIENCE

Quantum Teleportation possible, 100+ meters now but space-based transmission sure in future

With eights days difference, two research groups, one in China and the other in Canary islands proved that the long-cherished quantum teleportation is possible. The Chinese group did the experiemnt on May 17 and achieved quantum teleportation across Qinghai Lake in China, a distance of 97 km, which is 16 km more than the previous record. Within eight days, a ...

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Our future cars to run on this new fuel-cell soon

A recent press release covering University of Maryland Energy Research Center director Eric Wachsman’s work with fuel cell development and concern about the direction of U.S. fuel cell policy has become the latest rage in the scientific circles as it has potential to shape the future of cars and electronic appliances like microwave and air-conditioning. The little-known solid-oxide fuel cell ...

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PSLV-C18 successfully launched, 4 satellites placed in orbit

The Indian Space Research Organisation on Wednesday successfully launched its Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle-C18 ( PSLV-C18) and placed four satellites in their designated orbits. The Indo-French satellite Megha-Tropiques will track the weather, and two satellites are for educational institutions, and the fourth is from Luxembourg. “The launch was a great success and it demonstrates the reliability and versatility of PSLV ...

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Indian mathematician raises storm over Riemann Riddle

Indian Mathematician Rohit Gupta has announced an online workshop to “conclude by attacking an important problem in public view” and the problem is the Riemann Hypothesis, first proposed in 1859. For more than two thousand years since Euclid, it has been known that there is an infinite number of prime numbers among the integers. In precisely what pattern these primes ...

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Subtly Shaded Map of Moon Reveals Titanium Treasure Troves

A map of the Moon combining observations in visible and ultraviolet wavelengths shows a treasure trove of areas rich in Titanium ores. Not only is Titanium a valuable mineral, it is key to helping scientists unravel the mysteries of the Moon’s interior.  Mark Robinson and Brett Denevi will be presenting the results from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter mission today at ...

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Nobel Peace Prize for 2011 goes to 3 women – Sirleaf, Gbowee and Karman

The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2011 is to be divided in three equal parts between Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Leymah Gbowee and Tawakkul Karman for their non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women’s rights to full participation in peace-building work. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is Africa’s first democratically elected female president.  Since ...

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Don’t even smell sewage, it has 234 known viruses: study

Don’t ever smell sewage, a new study reveals that there are 234 known viruses in it besides harmful bacteria, germs and, of course, insects. Scientists have identified 234 known viruses so far in sewage flushed out in three cities of  Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, Barcelona in Spain and Addis Ababa in Ethiopia. The finding reverses the widely-held belief that only ...

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Raw sewage contains 234 known viruses too, reveals study

Scientists have identified 234 known viruses, besides harmful bacteria and insects in sewage flushed out in three cities of  Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, Barcelona in Spain and Addis Ababa in Ethiopia. The finding reverses the widely-held belief that only bacteria and germs were present in sewage and it may revolutionize the way we keep ourselves clean. While 17 viruses found ...

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Nobel Prize for chemistry 2011 goes to Israeli scientist Daniel Shechtman

The Nobel prize for chemistry has gone to Daniel Shechtman, from the Israel Institute of Technology, for his discovery of the structure of quasicrystals. Shechtman first created quasicrystals by rapidly cooling molten metals, such as aluminium and manganese, by squirting the mixture onto a cool surface. Then, he observed that the new crystal was made up of perfectly ordered, non-repeating ...

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Nobel awardee for medicine died 3 days before, panel in dilemma

Canadian-born Ralph Steinman, 68, who has been named winner of the 2011 Nobel prize for medicine on Monday had, in fact, died three days before and the foundation which cannot award posthumous is in quandary over the news that reached them bit late. Ironically, Steinman was being treated based on his own research into the body’s immune system before he ...

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The 2011 Nobel Prize for Medicine

The 2011 Nobel Prize for Medicine has gone to three researchers for their work on the immune system. One-half of the prize money will go jointly to Bruce A. Beutler and Jules A. Hoffmann “for their discoveries concerning the activation of innate immunity” and the other half to Ralph M. Steinman “for his discovery of the dendritic cell and its ...

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India to double R&D budget

India has decided to double the expenditure in Research and Develpoment (R&D) and major initiatives were being taken by India in super computing, material sciences, genomics, nano sciences and plant breeding techniques and synthetic biology. Addressing the Opening Plenary Session of the 8th Annual Meeting of STS Forum on “Science & Technology for the future of Humankind” at Tokyo today ...

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Fermilab shuts down Tevatron Injector

The Tevatron, the second highest energy particle collider in the world after the Large Hadron Collider (LHC),has finally ceased its operations at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Illinois on Friday. The “energy doubler” accelerates protons and antiprotons in 6.28 km ring to generate energy of up to 1 TeV. Set up in 1983, the $270 million unit added its main ...

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‘Invisibility Cloak’ shown in film ‘Mr India’ comes true

Remember the film ‘Mr India’ in which the hero (Anil Kapoor) wears a wrist watch or clock to get invisible? It has come true in less than two decades. BAE Systems said it has successfully tested an ‘invisibility cloak’ that allows a vehicle to camouflage into its surroundings. The system, which can work over infra-red and other frequencies, will be ...

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