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Ancient Romans Concrete Technique Deciphered, Researchers Upbeat

A 2,000-year-old Roman concrete harbor structure, made from volcanic ash, lime and seawater by Romans has been cracked of its secret ingredients by modern minerologists using X-ray and Advanced Light Source (ALS). A team of researchers working at the Berkeley Lab used X-rays to study samples of Roman concrete at microscopic level to learn about the mineral cements. The Lab’s ...

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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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Protein to Control Paralysis Discovered

A parasite that causes schistosomiasis, center, shown in the tissue of its host snail.(OSU)

A naturally occurring protein has been discovered that shows promise as a biocontrol weapon against schistosomiasis, one of the world’s most prevalent parasitic diseases, Oregon State University researchers reported today in a new study. Schistosomiasis is transmitted via flatworms shed by the freshwater snails that serve as the parasite’s non-human host. It’s a potentially life-threatening illness that affects more than ...

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Anti-Aging Drug? Russian Scientists Triumph Where Millions Failed

A group of Russian scientists have finally achieved triumph and success in discovering the magic compound that can work on mitochondria and slowdown the process of ageing of organism. The world’s most-awaited anti-ageing research findings were published in a breakthrough paper in the US journal Aging and the study was made by Lomonosov Moscow State University by a well-known Russian ...

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Dogs Understand Human Vocabulary and Intonation: Study

Dogs have the ability to distinguish vocabulary words and the intonation of human speech through brain regions similar to those that humans use, a new study reports. The paper was published in the Sept. 2, 2016 issue of Science, by AAAS, written by Attila Andics of Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, Hungary, and her colleagues was titled, “Neural mechanisms for ...

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Perfect ‘Einstein Ring’ 10000 Light Years Away Discovered

einstein ring

The phenomena of an Einstein ring that was predicted by Einstein’s theory of General Relativity but remained a mystery has recently been discovered by researchers. An Einstein ring is a distorted image of a very distant galaxy, which is termed “the source” that produces the bending of the light rays due to a massive galaxy, termed “the lens”, lying between ...

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2600-year-old Tombs Discovered in China’s Ancient Yichuan County

Archaeologists have discovered 2,600 years old tombs numbering about 200 in China’s central Henan province belonging to an ancient tribe that had left behind recorded migration and extinction. The rare tombs were found in Yichuan County of Luoyang City, with eight horse and chariot pits, over 30 ash pits and more than 10 kilns and archaeologists have dated back their ...

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Japanese Scientists Crack Origin of Saturn’s ‘F’ Ring, Its Shepherd Satellites

Japan’s Kobe University doctoral candidate Hyodo Ryuki and Prof. Ohtsuki Keiji have revealed that Saturn’s F ring and its shepherd satellites are natural outcome of the final stage of formation of Saturn’s satellite system, in a breakthrough in astrophysics. Apart from Saturn, Jupiter, Uranus and Neptune too have rings, but Saturn’s rings are the biggest and brightest. Found by astronomer Galileo in ...

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Astronomers Discover ‘Young Jupiter’ Exoplanet Using New Gemini Imager, not Kepler

In their quest to understand how our solar system evolved, scientists have been exploring the younger star systems in the early stages of development and they have struck a goldmine when they discovered a Jupiter-like planet that could serve as a decoder ring for understanding how planets formed around our sun. Called 51 Eridani b, the first exoplanet was discovered ...

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How do Fireflies Glow?

Warm summer nights wouldn’t be complete without the beautiful glow of fireflies. But until recently, we didn’t really understand how fireflies produced their glow. Now Bruce Branchini from Connecticut College and colleagues at Yale University have recreated the firefly’s glow in the lab. This bright discovery, published in a recent issue of the Journal of the American Chemical Society, could ...

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CERN Claims it Discovered Pentaquarks, Elusive Since 1964

CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research has discovered a new class of particles known as pentaquarks, which could pave the way to understand the matter that all humans or animals are made of. LHCb spokesperson Guy Wilkinson said it represents a way to aggregate quarks, namely the fundamental constituents of ordinary protons and neutrons, in a pattern that has ...

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CERN All Set to Relaunch LHC for God Particle Second Run Experiments from March 23

CERN, the particle research giant in Geneva that had shut down in 2013 its epoch-making Large Hadron Collider which was able to produce the dark matter or God’s Particle, has announced new and reburbished LHC now. For almost three years the LHC has gone through maintenace with hundreds of engineers and technicians working on consolidating and strengthening the accelerator in ...

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Indian-origin researcher finds potential treatment for drug-resistant TB

An Indian-origin scientist and his team have developed a new drug that may serve as a treatment against multi-drug resistant tuberculosis, which has emerged as a challenge to cure for scientists world over. “Multi-drug resistant TB is spreading rapidly in many parts of the world,” said lead author Vasu Nair, director, University of Georgia (UGA) Center for Drug Discovery. “There ...

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Fossil of long-necked dinosaur of late Jurassic period discovered in China

University of Alberta paleontologists have discovered a new species of a long-necked dinosaur from a a fossil skeleton found in China, measuring about 15 metres in length and lived about 160 million years ago in the Late Jurassic period. Qijianglong, which means “dragon of Qijiang,” discovered near Qijiang City, close to Chongqing, by construction workers in 2006, and the digging ...

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5 Ancient planets, two-and-a-half times older than Earth, Found

Scientists have discovered five small planets ancient enough dating back to the days when the Milky Way Galaxy was just young at 2 billion years old. Using data from NASA’s Kepler mission, the found the tightly packed system, named Kepler-444, is also home to five planets that range in size, the smallest comparable to the size of Mercury and the ...

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Discovery of Egyptian queen’s tomb gives away her name too

Discovering a tomb in Egypt belonging to the ancient rulers and their queens is no news but for the first time a group of Czech archaeologists unearthed the tomb of hitherto unknown queen which has given way her name as Khentakawess. She was believed to have been the wife of Pharaoh Neferefre who ruled 4,500 years ago and her tomb ...

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Short-necked marine reptile from Triassic period discovered in China

A new species of short-necked marine reptile called Hupehsuchia from the Triassic period has been discovered in China.The reptile was found by Xiao-hong Chen from Wuhan Centre of China Geological Survey and his colleagues. Hupehsuchia is a group of mysterious Triassic marine reptiles and it is known by its modestly long neck, with nine to ten cervical vertebrae. The Chinese ...

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