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HindustanTimes Thu,18 Dec 2014

Science

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.

A voice-recognition software for investigations

A Mexican student is developing a voice-recognition software to be used during criminal investigations and court cases.

New device can sniff out smuggled money

Criminals beware! The smell of the money you are smuggling may give you in. US researchers are developing a new device that mimics the function of trained dogs to sniff out large wads of cash moving illegally across the border.

Mass layoffs ups suicide risk among teenagers

Mass layoffs can push some teenagers, especially girls, towards suicide and other suicide-related behaviour, says an alarming study.

US scientists create functional 3D brain-like tissue

A team of US scientists claims to have created a 3D brain-like tissue that functions and has structural features similar to tissues in rat brain and which can survive in the lab for more than two months.

Scientists generate electricity from silk worm cocoons

A research study in this regard titled 'Electricity from silk cocoon membranes' was recently published in scientific reports of Nature journal.

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