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Scientists find way to bend, stretch diamond

By   /  April 22, 2018  /  Science and Tech  /  Comments Off on Scientists find way to bend, stretch diamond

Washington, April 20 (IANS): An international team of researchers has found that diamond, the strongest of all natural materials, can bend and stretch much like rubber and snap back to its original shape. A study published on Thursday in the journal Science opened the door to a variety of diamond-based devices for applications such as […]

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US Senate confirms Jim Bridenstine as new NASA chief

By   /  April 22, 2018  /  Science and Tech  /  Comments Off on US Senate confirms Jim Bridenstine as new NASA chief

Washington, April 20 (IANS): The US Senate has confirmed President Donald Trump-nominated Representative Jim Bridenstine to lead the US space agency. The Senate narrowly on Thursday voted 50-49 on partisan lines to confirm Bridenstine to serve as NASA’s 13th administrator. Bridenstine, a pilot in the US Navy Reserve and former executive director of the Tulsa […]

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Skull surgery performed on Stone Age cow—Study

By   /  April 22, 2018  /  Science and Tech  /  Comments Off on Skull surgery performed on Stone Age cow—Study

Paris, April 21 (IANS): For the first time, a definite example of cranial surgery has been found in a cow from Stone age that suggests that animal trials were held before graduating to humans, a study said. The near complete cow’s skull was discovered at a Neolithic site dating back to 3,400 to 3,000 B.C., […]

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SpaceX to build Mars rockets in Los Angeles

By   /  April 22, 2018  /  Science and Tech  /  Comments Off on SpaceX to build Mars rockets in Los Angeles

San Francisco, April 22 (IANS): The Big Falcon Rocket, or BFR, which will be used to explore Mars — a goal that SpaceX CEO Elon Musk hopes to accomplish by 2022 — will be built in the Port of Los Angeles, media reports said. According to a report in CNET on Saturday, the LA Board […]

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Magnetic nanoparticles can deliver anticancer drugs with precision

By   /  April 22, 2018  /  Science and Tech  /  Comments Off on Magnetic nanoparticles can deliver anticancer drugs with precision

New Delhi, April 18 (India Science Wire): Effective delivery of anticancer drugs is a major challenge so as to avoid toxic side effects. Indian scientists have developed a new way for precise delivery of anticancer drugs using a dual-purpose magnetic metal-organic framework of nanoparticles. A team of researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, […]

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Glycogen in neurons of degenerating brains is beneficial—Study

By   /  April 22, 2018  /  Science and Tech  /  Comments Off on Glycogen in neurons of degenerating brains is beneficial—Study

New Delhi, April 18 (India Science Wire): Healthy neurons do not store glycogen – main source of energy storage for cells – while they do possess the machinery for glycogen synthesis in an inactive state. At the same time, neurons in degenerating brains are known to accumulate glycogen. A team of Indian scientists has figured […]

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New method developed for faster typhoid diagnosis

By   /  April 22, 2018  /  Science and Tech  /  Comments Off on New method developed for faster typhoid diagnosis

New Delhi, April 20 (India Science Wire): Indian scientists have developed a rapid and accurate method for diagnosis of Salmonella typhi bacteria which causes enteric fever and typhoid. The new test, developed by scientists at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, requires minimal blood quantity, besides being accurate and potentially cost-effective. Blood-culture based diagnosis of […]

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Leaves from nitrogen-rich trees can be potential fertilisers

By   /  April 19, 2018  /  Science and Tech  /  Comments Off on Leaves from nitrogen-rich trees can be potential fertilisers

New Delhi, April 19 (India Science Wire): Persistent overuse of fertilisers to increase the crop yield has led to serious consequences on environment and human health. The problem has now come to full circle and the challenge ahead is to produce enough food for burgeoning population but in a sustainable manner. Scientists are now on […]

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Stars’ ‘DNA’ could help scientists find Sun’s lost siblings

By   /  April 19, 2018  /  Science and Tech  /  Comments Off on Stars’ ‘DNA’ could help scientists find Sun’s lost siblings

Sydney, April 18 (IANS): With the aim to find the lost siblings of the Sun, now scattered across the sky, a team of astronomers has collected the “DNA” of more than 340,000 stars in the Milky Way. The “DNA” can help trace the ancestry of stars, showing astronomers how the universe went from having only […]

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Diamonds in desert asteroid point to long-lost planet

By   /  April 19, 2018  /  Science and Tech  /  Comments Off on Diamonds in desert asteroid point to long-lost planet

London, April 18 (IANS): An asteroid containing large diamonds that hit the Earth in 2008 came from a “lost” planet in our solar system that existed billions of years ago, says a new study. The parent body from which the celestial rock came was a planetary embryo of a size between Mercury to Mars, said […]

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