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HindustanTimes Fri,18 Apr 2014

Science

Soon, donate your voice too!

Think beyond organ donation and get ready to donate your voice to someone who is unable to speak.

Diamonds are a computer's best friend!

In a first, physicists have demonstrated that information can flow through a diamond wire in a much efficient way that could make computers faster and more powerful.

Humans can detect one trillion smells: study

The human nose can distinguish at least one trillion different odors, millions more than previously estimated, US researchers said Thursday. For decades, scientists accepted that humans could detect only 10,000 scents, putting the sense of smell well below the capabilities of sight and hearing.

Scientists build heart tissue that beats

In a path-breaking research, scientists at Harvard Medical School have engineered tissue that closely mimics natural heart muscle that beats - not only in a lab dish but also when implanted into animals.

This 'smart lens' to give you night vision

What about wearing a contact lens that can let you see things in the dark? A smart contact lens is in the offing that could give its wearer infra-red 'night vision'.

Why do airplane transponders have an 'off switch'?

Ever since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared, a fascinated public has asked: Why can somebody in the cockpit shut off the transponder? It turns out there are several legitimate reasons why a pilot might want to shut off this key form of communication that allows air traffic controllers to identify and track airplanes.

3200-year-old skeleton found with cancer

Archaeologists have found the 3,200-year-old skeleton of a man with a spreading form of cancer, the oldest example so far of a disease often associated with modern lifestyles, scientists said on Monday.

Snail venom could help develop powerful painkiller

Scientists concluded that this prototype drug was about 100 times more potent than morphine or gabapentin, the two drugs that are considered the "gold standard" treatments for chronic nerve pain.

Soon, 'electronic tattoo' to help gauge your health

Google is in the process of bringing out "electronic tattoo," which could help you measure your heart rate, nutritional status, body temperature, hydration and breathing rate.

Major discovery bolsters Big Bang theory of universe

Waves of gravity that rippled through space right after the Big Bang have been detected for the first time, in a landmark discovery that adds to our understanding of how the universe was born, US scientists said on Monday.

US scientists build thinnest-known LEDs

Scientists have built the thinnest-known LEDs that are 10,000 times smaller than the thickness of a human hair and can be used as a source of light energy in electronics.

200 days for Mangalyaan to get into Mars orbit

Mangalyaan will be inserted into the Mars orbit after 200 days after which it will carry out scientific experiments, says Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). "MOM is now 21 million kilometers away from earth, travelling with a helio-centric velocity of 29 km/s."

'Roll-up' digital screens could soon be a reality

Researchers at University of Surrey have worked together with scientists from Philips to develop the ' Source-Gated-Transistor' (SGT) - a simple circuit component invented jointly by the teams.

30,000-year-old giant virus comes back to life in French lab

French scientists said on Monday they had revived a giant but harmless virus that had been locked in the Siberian permafrost for more than 30,000 years.

Now, smartphones that can send scents through text messages

Researchers are reportedly working on a technology that will allow people to share scents with their friends through a device called the "oPhone".
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