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HindustanTimes Tue,21 Oct 2014

Science

NASA's Hubble spots distant galaxy

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has spotted a tiny, faint galaxy - one of the farthest galaxies ever seen through a giant cosmic magnifying glass over 13 billion light years away.

Your smartphone can detect cosmic rays

Can your smartphone detect very high-energy cosmic rays that hit the Earth from space? Yes, say physicists.

New "invisible umbrella" uses air to protect you from the rain

An umbrella that deflects raindrops to create an air barrier around the user could be the next must-have winter gadget.

Cigarette ash can remove arsenic from water

Discarded cigarette ash can help remove deadly arsenic from water, finds a new study.

MIT study delivers blow to plans of setting up human colony on Mars

In what could possibly slow down the process of establishing a colony on Mars, a study done by MIT says the project may have to take a step back to reconsider the mission’s technical feasibility.

This software reads your emotions via typing style

Can our typing style reveal our emotions? If we believe researchers here, a new computer programme can recognise people's emotions based on how they type.

True or false: How well do you know Nobel Prizes?

To help avoid any embarrassing water-cooler faux pas, here's a true-or-false guide to the prizes created in 1895 by Swedish industrialist Alfred Nobel - the world's most famous awards besides the Oscars.

Swedish mother gives birth to world's first 'transplanted womb' baby

The womb donor is now baby's godmother and her two sons have also come to visit the family. For the proud parents, the years of research and experimentation were well worth the wait.

Dead battery gets charged in two minutes!

Researchers in Singapore have come up with a new battery which could be charged 70% in just 2 minutes, which would allow electric cars to fuel up as fast as petrol-diesel cars.

'Smart' lithium battery that sends fire alert

US scientists have developed a 'smart' lithium-ion battery that alerts users of potential overheating and fire.

Indian-origin Stanford professor wins top US award for science

A 79-year-old Indian-American Stanford University professor is among 10 innovators to receive US National Medal of Science announced by President Barack Obama for their contribution to the field of science.

Is that a 'traffic signal' on Mars?

Are aliens using traffic signal to cross roads on Red Planet? Fun apart, NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has clicked a picture on the Martian surface that resembles a “traffic signal”.

Google Earth Engine to help predict malaria on maps

Scientists are developing an online platform, using data on Google Earth Engine, that health workers around the world can use to predict where malaria is likely to be transmitted.

Wearable device monitors heart, skin health

A first-of-its-kind wearable medical device can quickly alert a person if they are having heart trouble or if it is time to apply some skin cream.

You are not alone, everyone is falling for UFOs and aliens

For UFO buffs, aliens are everywhere. Sometimes they are in Leonardo Da Vinci's paintings, sometimes in a circular disc floating around in the horizon and sometimes in a small dot in a picture taken near the International Space Station.
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