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Japanese scientists discover new 'glass-like' orchid species

Despite its presence in Japan's parks and gardens, it took Kobe University researchers a decade to confirm that the plant, dubbed "Spiranthes hachijoensis," was a previously unknown species.

The plant, with its spiralling blossoms, was even mentioned in Japan's oldest anthology of poems, the eighth-century
Published on Mar 23, 2023 01:24 PM IST
AFP | | Posted by Lingamgunta Nirmitha Rao

Watch: President Murmu presents Padma awards; Jhunjhunwala, Birla honoured

Of the 106 Padma awards that were announced, six are Padma Vibhushan, nine are Padma Bhushan and 91 are Padma Shri. Mulayam Singh Yadav, Zakir Hussain, KM Birla and Sudha Murty are among 106 Padma Award recipients this year.

President Droupadi Murmu confers Padma Bhushan on industrialist Kumar Mangalam Birla during Padma Awards 2023 ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhawan, in New Delhi, Wednesday. (PTI)
Published on Mar 22, 2023 07:15 PM IST

House on Mars soon? 'Cosmic concrete' is UK scientists' bet

This novel substance exhibited a compressive strength of 72 Megapascals (MPa), which surpasses that of regular concrete's 32 MPa by more than twofold.

The material is made of extra-terrestrial dust, potato starch, and a pinch of salt. (source:University of Manchester website)
Published on Mar 20, 2023 12:27 PM IST

Breakthrough on ‘sense of smell’; scientists create 3D picture of odour molecule

A long-standing stumbling block in our understanding of olfaction has been broken, and the 3D picture that has been created has implications for fragrances, food science, and beyond.

The model, created by scientists at University of California San Francisco (UCSF), US, is poised to reignite interest in the science of smell. (Representational Image)(AFP)
Published on Mar 18, 2023 08:00 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Lingamgunta Nirmitha Rao

Superconductivity achieved at room temperature? Scientists claim breakthrough

Superconducting materials have two key properties: electrical resistance vanishes, and the magnetic fields that are expelled pass around the superconducting material.

A magnet floats above a superconductor cooled with liquid nitrogen.(University of Rochester)
Updated on Mar 14, 2023 05:44 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Singh Rahul Sunilkumar
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