HindustanTimes Sat,27 Dec 2014


Now, scientists create artificial sperms, eggs

For the first time, scientists have created primordial germ cells — cells that will go on to become egg and sperms — using human embryonic stem cells.

SMS-based weather alert system launched

Union minister of science & technology, Harsh Vardhan, dedicated an SMS based weather information and disaster alert system to the nation as an observance to the good governance day.

Instant-start computers comes closer to reality

A new research has revealed that instant-start computers are possible with new breakthrough.

New method for long-lasting rechargeable batteries

A new method to create long-lasting, rechargeable batteries for smartphones, laptops and other electronic devices has been devised by researchers.

Smartphone soon to track sleep disorders

Researchers are working on a smartphone-based technology which can help track sleep disorders, like sleep apnea, much easier than visiting a doctor.

Curiosity discovers huge lake bed on Mars

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has discovered evidence of the existence of a huge lake - once brimming with water and may be life - in the Gale Crater at Mount Sharp.

Trashed laptop batteries to power homes

Researchers, including an Indian-origin scientist, from IBM have used discarded laptop batteries to create an emergency lighting system called UrJar for street vendors and houses located in slums in Bengaluru.

Scientists find how to turn poo into rocket fuel

Indian-origin researchers have developed a process to turn human waste into biogas that could fuel rockets to ferry astronauts back to Earth.

A machine with a nose better than dogs

Scientists have developed a way to sniff out tiny amounts of toxic gases - a whiff of nerve gas, for example, or a hint of a chemical spill - from up to one km away.

World's oldest computer is even older thought

Antikythera Mechanism, the world's oldest computer, is even 100 years older than scientists previously thought, say Argentinian researchers.

NASA to study climate change from the sky

Starting 2015, NASA will send five new airborne field campaigns to the skies to investigate how long-range air pollution, warming ocean waters and fires in Africa affect our climate.

New method for fast Bluetooth data sharing

Spanish researchers have devised a new method that ensures that information is shared quickly and effectively using Bluetooth technology.

Earthlings to send 90,000 hellos to Mars

Radio telescopes on Earth will beam 90,000 messages to Mars on Friday to commemorate the launch 50 years ago of the first robotic probe to visit the planet. 

Lab-coated Muggles use Harry Potter to study brain

Harry Potter swoops around on his broom, faces the bully Malfoy and later runs into a three-headed dog. For scientists studying brain activity while reading, it's the perfect excerpt from the young wizard's many adventures to give their subjects.

CERN discovers two new subatomic particles

Two new subatomic particles that could widen our understanding of the universe have been discovered, said scientists at CERN. The collaboration for the LHCb experiment at CERN's Large Hadron Collider discovered the particles belonging to the baryon family.

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