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Scientists Reveal What Makes Owl a ‘Silent Hunter’ in Night

Owls are known to have excellent night vision and they completely make use of it to seize their prey. Nevertheless, what was unknown was the mechanism behind them being such great hunters. Now a new study has brought forth the refined ‘stealth techniques,’ which owls are fortified with. They silently pounce on preys without the latter’s knowledge. It has long ...

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Scientists Use ISS Pictures to Map Light Pollution

Researchers belonging to the Cities at Night project have obtained nighttime images of cities from the International Space Station (ISS) in order to gauge the light pollution globally. The new study that was released on Tuesday at IAU XXIX General Assembly in Hawaii, established that the diffuse glow that is witnessed from space is nothing, but dispersed light from streetlights ...

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India Keen on Balanced Climate Change Pact: Prakash Javadekar

Prior to the 2015 United Nations Climate Change meeting, India has started to collaborate with several countries as it profoundly looks forward to guarantee a fair and equalized contract at the summit, scheduled to be held in December. Union Environment Minister, Prakash Javadekar declared this at the Lok Sabha yesterday. He informed that the government was already in the course ...

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NASA to Prepare Drones to Study Moon and Mars

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The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) have taken an important step in their endeavor to delve into studying Moon and Mars with their development of drones. Engineers from the American government’s agency are cultivating drones, which can soar to those regions like the shielded part of a crater, on Moon, Mars and asteroids that are unreachable for rovers in ...

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Hubble Locates a New Gem in Space

The Hubble Space Telescope (HST), which is running its 25th year in the space currently, spotted a little gem – a planetary nebula, there. The planetary nebula known as “NGC 6818” or “Little Gem Nebula” is an intergalactic cloud of dust, helium, hydrogen and many other ionized gases. It is situated in the constellation of Sagittarius also called “The Archer”, ...

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CNG Vehicles Pose Threat to Health: New CSIR Study

CNG or “Compressed natural gas” is essentially methane preserved at an elevated pressure, and is known to produce less unfavorable gases as compared to known fuel choices like petrol, diesel and LPG. Owing to it being lighter in comparison to air it spreads faster when discharged in the air. Nevertheless, a new study by the Council of Scientific and Industrial ...

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India Launches its Biggest Telescope MAST in Udaipur

In a groundbreaking achievement, India uncovered the biggest telescope of the nation namely “Multi Application Solar Telescope” (MAST) at the Udaipur Solar Observatory on Tuesday. Udaipur Solar Observatory (USO) belongs to the group of six sites around the world known as the Global Oscillations Network Group (GONG). MAST was put into action in order for USO to carry out a ...

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Melting of Glaciers Have Reached Highest Limit

In an alarming discovery, it has been found that glaciers, which commenced to melt in the first ten years of the 21st century has touched the historical summit, ever since the direct observations began. A recent study by the World Glacier Monitoring Service, headed under the University of Zurich, Switzerland merged figures on alterations on glaciers from across the globe ...

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‘Blue Moon’ to be Seen Today

July 31 will see a rarity as the second full moon of the month will occur today. Observing the east will help one take a look of the full moon that will rise at 6.43 pm. Nevertheless, the Planetary Society of India informed that the moon will grasp its entirely illuminated stage at 4.13 pm only. Keeping in mind the ...

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Growing Sea Levels Put Bengal Tigers at Risk, Says IUCN

Royal Tiger or more ordinarily Bengal Tiger started undergoing a decreasing tendency since 2011. It posed such an intense effect on these species that the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) declared them to be endangered in 2010.   Now, IUCN also declared that growing sea levels triggered by alteration in climate puts the Bengal tigers ...

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Cheap, Efficient Metal-Based Solar Cells May Soon Be Available

Scientists from Rice University, via a path-breaking research discovered a new way, which solar-panel designers could utilize to include light-seizing nanomaterials into future designs. Bob Zheng who is a graduate of Rice’s Laboratory for Nanophotonics (LANP) and Alejandro Manjayacas who is a postdoctoral research associate, fostered a procedure that solar-engineers could utilize to establish the electricity-manufacturing capability for any arrangement ...

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Human Race on Brink of Extinction? Yes, Says New Study

If the rate at which deforestation is happening doesn’t stop, then mankind too will become defunct, warns a new environment study on deforestation. Agriculture, commercial business, setting up of factories or towering buildings – all such activities have contributed immensely to deforestation that we humans would be the targets of destruction too in the future, says the study . A research team ...

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New butterfly species discovered in Arunachal Pradesh

Arunachal Pradesh, located in the extreme North-East of India boasts a very rich wildlife and biodiversity ranging from panthers, leopards, elephants, rhinoceros, rodents, and what not. A new discovery of a petite butterfly species has only added to its rich reserves. Photo Credit: Alias 0591 The butterfly namely “Banded Tit” (Hypolycaena Narada) was discovered in the verdant forests of the ...

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Endangered snow leopard noticed first time in Kumaon Hills of Himalayas

Uttarakhand that houses the beautiful Kumaon Himalayas became the talk of town when snow leopard- the most endangered species on earth, was noticed in the Himalayas, thereby disclosing for the first time that these species are still existing. As per the Uttarakhand forest department officials, a camera captured the picture of the snow leopard, thus making it the first recorded ...

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New study shows why bigger is better, but smaller is ‘smarter’

They say dream big and live bigger, but when it comes to social network, ‘smaller is smarter’, suggested a new study. Research by physicists from City College of New York has projected that when it comes to important superspreaders of information “smaller is smarter.” This marks as a key change from the popular idea that “bigger is better,” and could ...

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Too much male attention ruins pretty females: New Study

One of the biggest perk of being beautiful is getting overwhelming attention. And mostly every attractive person enjoys that. However, according to a new study by Australian and Canadian researchers on fruit flies, excessive male sexual attention ruins pretty females. Steve Chenoweth who is the associate professor of the University of Queensland’s School of Biological Sciences stated the study projected ...

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