HindustanTimes Sat,01 Nov 2014


Google Earth Engine to help predict malaria on maps

Scientists are developing an online platform, using data on Google Earth Engine, that health workers around the world can use to predict where malaria is likely to be transmitted.

Wearable device monitors heart, skin health

A first-of-its-kind wearable medical device can quickly alert a person if they are having heart trouble or if it is time to apply some skin cream.

You are not alone, everyone is falling for UFOs and aliens

For UFO buffs, aliens are everywhere. Sometimes they are in Leonardo Da Vinci's paintings, sometimes in a circular disc floating around in the horizon and sometimes in a small dot in a picture taken near the International Space Station.

NASA to map earth forests in 3D

The US space agency, NASA, is developing the Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation (GEDI) Lidar device to map forests on Earth in 3D and increase understanding of their role in the carbon cycle.

How our nose detects odours

Humans can detect and distinguish a trillion different odours and researchers have now identified the chemical strategy that the nose applies to perceive a common class of odours found in herbs, flowers and fruits.

Water clouds found outside our solar system

A team of scientists has discovered the first evidence of water clouds on an object outside our own solar system.

Now, 'soft robots' that can walk through flames

Scientists have developed the first untethered soft robot that can tread over a variety of adverse environmental conditions including snow, puddles of water, flames .

'God particle' could destroy the universe: Stephen Hawking

The elusive 'God particle' has the potential to destroy the universe, famed British physicist Stephen Hawking has warned. At very high energy levels the Higgs boson, which gives shape and size to everything that exists, could become unstable, he says.

'Telepathy' experiment sends 1st mental message

For the first time, scientists have been able to send a simple mental message from one person to another without any contact between the two, thousands of miles apart in India and France.

Ozone pollution in India kills crops that can feed 94 million in poverty: study

In one year, India’s ozone pollution damaged millions of tons of the country’s major crops, causing losses of more than a billion dollars and destroying enough food to feed tens of millions of people living below the poverty line, says a new international study.

NASA submarine to explore oceans in space

US space agency NASA is developing a space submarine to explore ocean waters on Titan, one of Saturn's moons.

Software deciphers human behaviour on Twitter

Researchers have developed a software that deciphers trends on social media by analysing event-based tweets and measures the context of tweets rather than just the quantity.

No thigh bone on Mars, says NASA

NASA has confirmed there is no human bone on Mars after an image taken by the Curiosity rover showing a "femur thigh bone" went viral on various websites. The photo shows the dirt-covered surface of Mars littered with bits of rock, one of which is elongated in a shape similar to a leg bone.

NASA satellite low on fuel to fall soon

A NASA satellite launched in 1997 to measure precipitation over the tropics will fall down soon.

Scientists hack into Gmail with 92% accuracy

Scientists have developed a novel method that allowed them to successfully hack into Gmail with up to 92 % accuracy.
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