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HindustanTimes Fri,22 Aug 2014

Science

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.

Office with windows boosts health of workers

The windows in your office may open gateways to good health as researchers have found that daylight in office improves worker's sleep, physical activity and quality of life.

NASA 'vintage' spacecraft makes lunar flyby

A NASA 'vintage' spacecraft that was launched 36 years ago and is now being handled by a team of retired and active aerospace engineers has successfully completed a return visit to the earth-moon system.

Now, self organising 'smart' robots

Scientists have created a swarm of over 1,000 coin-sized robots that can assemble themselves into two-dimensional (2D) shapes by communicating with their neighbours.

No-power wi-fi uses radio waves for energy

Battery-free devices that use radio waves as a power source may soon connect to the Internet!

I-pad technology decodes how brain decides on food

A 'flypad' touchscreen technology similar to what is seen in i-pads has provided crucial insights into how our brain decides what and how much to eat.

Quiz: Hormonal imbalance

If answer to five or more of the above mentioned questions is a yes, it could be due to hormonal imbalance.

NASA creates space engine like none other

In what could be a game changer in space exploration, NASA has successfully tested a "microwave thruster system" that requires no propellant to generate thrust.

NASA Opportunity rover breaks out-of-this-world distance record, travels 40 Kms across Martian terrain

The US space agency's Opportunity rover has now clocked more miles on Mars than any man-made vehicle to reach another celestial body, NASA has said.

6-year-old boy gets prosthetic arm and hand from 3-D printer for just $350

"I'm going to open things, climb trees and do all that other stuff that everybody does," said Pring, a resident of Groveland, outside of Orlando, who was able to give his mother his first two-armed hug.

'Morning people' less moral at night

Early risers are more likely to cheat and behave unethically in the night hours, scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have found.

NASA celebrates 45 year anniversary of Armstrong's 'giant leap for mankind'

On July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to set foot on the moon. To send humans to deep space, NASA engineers are developing a new space transportation capability destined to travel far beyond Earth.

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