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HindustanTimes Wed,23 Apr 2014

Science

Holograms next big thing for data storage

A new holographic memory device can provide unprecedented data storage capacity and data processing capabilities in electronic devices like computer, pen drive or cell phone.

Soon, batteries that will run on human kinetic energy

Researchers have taken a step closer to capture the kinetic energy of our everyday movements, such as walking, and to convert it into electrical energy.

More talking, longer complex sentences help babies' brains: Research

New research shows that both how much and how well parents talk with babies and toddlers helps tune the youngsters' brains in ways that build crucial language and vocabulary skills - a key to fighting the infamous word gap that puts poor children at a disadvantage at an even younger age than once thought.

Guess game on water possibility on Mars hots up

The debate over the presence of water on red planet has got a new dimension, with scientists now digging deep on the mysterious, possibly water-related streaks that appear and disappear on the planet's surface.

Future refrigerators may run on magnetic technology

Researchers are reportedly working on magnetic refrigeration technology that could make the need for compressors obsolete.

Abell 2744_Y1: The star-rich galaxy found from universe's baby years

If confirmed, the newly found galaxy would push back the universe's galaxy-formation clock by 100 million years to 650 million years after the Big Bang explosion some 13.8 billion years ago.

Japan sensor will let diaper say baby needs changing

A disposable organic sensor that can be embedded in a diaper and wirelessly let a carer know it needs changing was unveiled by Japanese researchers on Monday.

Is your back bad enough to need a doctor?

Is you back bad enough to need a doctor?

Bionic hand restores sense of touch, allows patient to feel objects in real-time

To feel what you touch - that's the holy grail for artificial limbs. In a step toward that goal, European researchers created a robotic hand that let an amputee feel differences between a bottle, a baseball and a mandarin orange.

Indian scientists develop software to catch computer botnets

Indian scientists have developeda monitoring software that can detect the telltale signs of botnet activity on a computer and disable the malware. Botnet, a network of computers infected with malware -so-called zombies - that allow a third party to take control of those machines can be detected using a statistical tool first published in 1966.

Mission to Mars: Mangalyaan on course for rendezvous with Red Planet

After a flight of almost three months, India’s maiden spacecraft to Mars – Mangalyaan – is on track. “Another 233 days for MOM (Mars Orbiter Mission) to reach Mars," the Isro Facebook site on the Mars mission site reads.

Astronomers onboard ISS successfully grow wheat, peas and greens

Orbital farming! Astronomers onboard the International Space Station (ISS) have successfully grown a variety of crops such as wheat, peas and greens, according to a Russian scientist.

Harappan-era seal found in Rajasthan

The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) last week unearthed a Harappan seal from Karanpura in the Hanumangarh district of Rajasthan. Photo Inside

Modern humans more Neanderthal than once thought

It’s getting harder and harder to take umbrage if someone calls you a Neanderthal. According to two studies published on Wednesday, DNA from these pre-modern humans may play a role in the appearance of hair and skin as well as the risk of certain diseases.

China's Jade Rabbit in trouble due to complicated lunar surface

China's Jade Rabbit moon rover has experienced a "mechanical control abnormality", state media said today, in what appears to be a setback for a landmark mission in the country's ambitious space programme.

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