HindustanTimes Mon,21 Apr 2014


Coming up: World's fastest elevator will climb 95 floors in 43 seconds

Japan's Hitachi on Monday said it will provide the world's fastest elevators, which can clock speeds of up to 72 kilometres (45 miles) per hour, to a high-rise building in China.

SpaceX rocket lifts off for space station cargo run

An unmanned Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Friday to deliver a cargo capsule to the International Space Station for NASA.

Second Earth? NASA finds planet in habitable zone that could have liquid water

The exoplanet, located some 500 light years from Earth, orbits in what is seen as the sweet spot around its star: not too close and not too far, so it could have liquid water, considered a crucial component to possibly hosting life.

Concrete that never gets a crack!

Imagine a concrete building that never gets any cracks and stands erect for a lifetime!

Now, a device that allows blind to 'read as they swipe

Researchers are developing a ring-like device with a mounted camera, for visually impaired people, which reads out the 'camera-captured' text aloud in a synthesized voice

Internet can help reduce depression among elderly

A new research that followed the lives of thousands of retired older Americans for six years, found that Internet use among the elderly can reduce the chances of depression by more than 30 %.

Soon, wireless power zones to charge your phone

What if you are told you can charge your smartphone even if the power source is some distance away on a street or inside a restaurant?

Fishy business? Inhabitants losing survival instinct to acidic oceans

Fish are losing their survival instinct -- even becoming attracted to the smell of their predators -- as the world's oceans become more acidic because of climate change, new research said Monday.

Sorry, mysterious glow on Mars is not life

The strange “glow” spotted on the Red Planet by Curiosity is not a sign of life. It is either a shiny rock or a glitch in the rover’s camera, NASA has said.

Soon, cheap computers and 'throwaway' cell phones

Inexpensive computers, cell phones and other systems that substitute flexible plastic for silicon chips may be one step closer to reality.

US scientists use coconut dust for germinating stronger seeds

A team of scientists led by an Indian-American at a prestigious American university has introduced a technique of using coconut dust for germinating seeds that improves soil quality for plants to take stronger roots.

3-D printed cancer cells to mimic tumours for drug research

Researchers have successfully created a 3D model of a cancerous tumour using a 3D printer, an advance that can be used to test the efficacy and safety of new cancer drugs and therapies.

Now, computers that teach each other

Researchers at Washington State University are reportedly working on improving machine learning by teaching computers teach each other.

Soon, night vision contact lenses

Researchers have developed a new sensor that could lead to night vision contact lenses.

Device to make faster, cooler computers is here

Here comes an optical device that may lead to new and more powerful computers that run faster and cooler.
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