HindustanTimes Thu,17 Apr 2014


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.

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.

Martian rocks reveal treasure trove of water

Throwing fresh light on how much water once existed on the Red Planet, the rover Curiosity has taken pictures of over 120,000 measurements of surface rocks and soil on Mars.

Are you happily disgusted or sadly angry? Find out

Researchers at Ohio State University have found a way for computers to recognise 21 distinct facial expressions. Imagine, now, your computer can distinguish even expressions for complex or seemingly contradictory emotions such as 'happily disgusted' or 'sadly angry'.

Self-healing engineered muscle grown in lab

Imagine lab-grown living muscle that contracts, integrates and has the ability to heal itself both inside the laboratory and inside an animal.

Air pollution killed 7 mn around the world, says WHO

Air pollution killed 7 million people in 2012, causing one in eight of the total deaths globally, said the World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday. Joint effects | Household pollution | Ambient air pollution

Drink from this bottle, then eat it too!

What about drinking your favourite cold drink or simply plain bottled water and then eating the bottle instead of throwing it in the bin or by the roadside?

Soon, donate your voice too!

Think beyond organ donation and get ready to donate your voice to someone who is unable to speak.

Diamonds are a computer's best friend!

In a first, physicists have demonstrated that information can flow through a diamond wire in a much efficient way that could make computers faster and more powerful.

Humans can detect one trillion smells: study

The human nose can distinguish at least one trillion different odors, millions more than previously estimated, US researchers said Thursday. For decades, scientists accepted that humans could detect only 10,000 scents, putting the sense of smell well below the capabilities of sight and hearing.
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