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Scientists Find Moon Orbiting 3rd Dwarf Planet in Kuiper Belt

Using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope astronomers found a moon orbiting the third largest dwarf planet, 2007 OR10. The pair resides in the frigid outskirts of our solar system the Kuiper Belt, a realm of icy debris left over from our solar system’s formation 4.6 billion years ago. With this discovery, most of the known dwarf planets in the Kuiper Belt ...

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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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Indian-Origin Scientist Solves 10-year-old Mystery Over Fast Radio Busts From Universe

An Indian-origin scientist and his team from Cornell University found the origin of mysterious busts of radio waves from the cosmological source to more than 3 billion light-years away. The “fast radio bursts”, which puzzled space scientists for over ten years, were previously thought to have had emanated from within the Milky Way galaxy, but the astronomers now confirm that ...

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Silk Can Keep Food, Vegetables Fresh Week-Long, Find Scientists

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Keeping fruits and vegetable fresh for one week is enough for world food traders and transporters and if it involves silk and not refrigeration, then it is world’s great discovery. Researchers from Tufts University have demonstrated that fruits can stay fresh for more than a week without refrigeration if they are coated in an odorless, biocompatible silk solution so thin ...

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Indian-origin Expert Finds Salt Filtering to Make Seawater Drinkable

Narayana Aluru, a University of Illinois professor of mechanical science and engineering has succeeded to find an energy-efficient material with nanopores to filter salt from sea water and revolutionize lifestyle on earth and end the water crisis faced on earth currently. Seemingly a rebuttal to poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s lament, “Water, water, every where, not a drop to drink”, the ...

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Laser Technology Breakthrough to Revolutionize Self Driving Cars

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley have developed a new breed of laser technology that could significantly reduce the size and power consumption of LIDARs, or motor sensors on self-driving cars, thus potentially revolutionizing self-driving cars of the future. Self-driving cars use LIDARs that are quite large and expensive as seen above, Google’s car used  $80,000 worth LIDARs.  “This ...

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NASA Hunt for Alien Life with Global Climate Model Simulation Now

It took more than 30 years for NASA to open its tight-lipped response to theories of aliens or UFOs around the world but now within the ranks of NASA’s Gobbard Institute for Space Studies (GISS, there is conviction they may find alien life in the next 30 years. The researchers from New york-based institute say that tracing alien life is ...

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China’s Jiaolong Deep Sea Indian Ocean Drill Finds Sulfide, Metal Deposits as Wary India Keeps Watch

With India keeping an eagle’s eye, China successfully completed its first 118 days of deep sea manned subsmersible mining in the Indian Ocean, saying it found large deposits of precious metals besides discovering different hydrothermal areas. China’s mission named ‘Jiaolong’ discovered new hydrothermal deep-sea fissures which emit hot water and its findings could lead to further research into resources of ...

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Another Quadruple Massive Planet with 4 Stars Discovered

A new planet with 3 stars clustered together in a four-star system was found 136 light years away from Earth, called 30 Ari as it is in the constellation Aries. The planet was known before, but was thought to have only 3 stars, not 4 stars. This is the second such a four-starred system has been found after the first four-star ...

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New Non-Invasive MRI Scan to Detect Alzheimer’s Early Developed

Scientists have developed a new non-invasive MRI-based scanning method to detect Alzheimer’s disease in its early stages, that was not possible in the traditional imaging method, raising hope that drug makers can now focus on treating the disease at its early stage. The new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology can detect the amyloid beta brain toxins responsible for onset of the disease as ...

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Crows are Much Smarter Than Previously Thought: Study

When trained, crows can easily identify items by colour, shape and number of single samples as a matter of fact, that is as good as humans in terms of the so called ‘high order’ abstract reasoning process. The findings show that birds are much smarter than previously thought. “The results shatter the notion that sophisticated forms of cognition can only ...

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How Life Originated on Earth: Virtual experiment Helps Scientists to Create Life?

In a virtual computer experiment, researchers from the University of Southern Denmark have discovered information strings with peculiar properties that can reveal how the life originated on the Earth. “In our virtual molecular laboratory, information strings began to replicate quickly and efficiently as expected. We saw that the system quickly developed an equal number of short and long information strings ...

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2014 Nobel for Medicine Goes to John O´Keefe, Moser Couple

This year’s Nobel prize for medicine has been given to scientists who had discovered the “inner body GPS” in brain cells which locate the positioning system like finding the place where we are and the distance. The brain stores information in such a way that we can immediately find the way the next time we trace the same path, according ...

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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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