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Shatterproof device to save touchscreens from cracks

To make the touchscreen of your smartphone shatterproof, scientists have developed a transparent electrode that could change the face of smartphones, literally, by making their displays completely shatterproof.

Scientists create supernova in lab

Researchers used laser beams 60,000 billion times more powerful than a laser pointer to recreate scaled supernova explosions in the laboratory as a way of investigating one of the most energetic events in the Universe.

London scientists create graphene-type material

Scientists in London have created a new material which is related to graphene and has the potential to improve transistors used in electronic devices.

What if your smartphone can bounce water off

How about a smartphone or a shoe that repels water so strongly that it causes liquid droplets to “bounce off” its surface!

New tech to convert waste heat into electricity

Scientists at MIT and Stanford have developed a new battery technology that captures waste heat and converts it into electricity.

Japan's Hitachi unveils joking robot

Japanese scientists unveiled a robot with a sense of humour Tuesday, and claimed it was capable of knowing when its jokes had fallen flat.

Fossils discovered of 90 million year old Titanosaur said to be the 'largest'

Paleontologists in Argentina's remote Patagonia region have discovered fossils of what may be the largest dinosaur ever, amid a vast cache of fossils that could shed light on prehistoric life.

Soon, robots that can make moral decisions?

Scientists, including one ofIndian-origin, are exploring the challenges associated with developing robots that are capable of making moral decisions.

WhatsApp looking to double users base in one year: Arora

WhatsApp is focused on increasing its active users base from the current 500 million to one billion in an year, a top Indian-American executive of the company has said noting that nothing has changed after the $19 billion acquisition by Facebook.

NASA video captures mysterious squarish hole in the Sun

A mysterious squarish hole in our sun from where solar wind is streaming out at a super fast speed has been captured. Luckily for us, it is positioned so far south on the sun that there is less chance that the solar wind stream will impact the earth. WATCH VIDEO

Facts and figures: The rise of mobile-broadband penetration

The world will have nearly three billion Internet users by the end of 2014, with two-thirds of them from the developing world, and mobile-cellular subscriptions will reach almost seven billion by the year end, new figures released by the UN said.

Soon, shirts to power wearable devices?

Your clothes could soon turn into devices that could power your medical monitors, communications equipment or other small electronics as researchers have now come closer to making a fiber-like energy storage device that could be woven into clothing.

'See' the sound with this device

Ever thought of ‘seeing’ the sound with bare eyes? Whether this apparently crazy idea has come to your mind or not, scientists have developed a device that can make sound visible.

Scientists hope 2,000-year-old ice holds clues to climate change

Polar scientists who retrieved ice samples from the Antarctic say they are on the verge of unlocking 2,000 years of climate records offering clues to how global warming will affect our future.

A smarter way to power smart devices

Researchers at Rice University have managed to build an ultra-slim, ultra-flexible battery that could be the key to powering smartwatches and fitness bands for longer and to creating folding phones.
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