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CSIR brings health friendly chulhas to rural women

CSIR brings health friendly chulhas to rural women

12 Feb 2017 | 2:30 PM

New Delhi, Feb 12 (UNI) Much to the relief of the common man, especially women living in rural areas, the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has brought major improvement in the various stoves and chulhas, making them less harmful for health and more energy efficient.

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Terahertz chips a new way of seeing through matter

Terahertz chips a new way of seeing through matter

09 Feb 2017 | 4:56 PM

New Delhi, Feb 9 (UNI) Moving from a tabletop setup with lasers and mirrors to a pair of microchips small enough to fit on a fingertip, researchers led by a scientist of Indian origin have drastically shrunk the terahertz wave equipment which may hold the key to advances in medical imaging, communications and drug development Electromagnetic pulses lasting one millionth of a millionth of a second called terahertz waves have long required elaborate and expensive equipment to use and hence was unwieldy.

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How hydras regrow lost body parts?

How hydras regrow lost body parts?

08 Feb 2017 | 4:03 PM

New Delhi, Feb 8 (UNI) Few animals can match the humble hydra's resilience: These small, tentacled freshwater creatures can regrow into healthy animals after being literally shredded into pieces.

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Terahertz wireless could made satellite links lighting fast

Terahertz wireless could made satellite links lighting fast

06 Feb 2017 | 4:25 PM

New Delhi, Feb 6 (UNI) Japanese scientists have announced the development of a terahertz (THz) transmitter capable of transmitting digital data at a rate exceeding 100 gigabits (point 1 terabit) per second over a single channel using the 300-GHz band.

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Protecting quantum computing networks against hacking threats

Protecting quantum computing networks against hacking threats

05 Feb 2017 | 8:27 PM

New Delhi, Feb 5 (UNI) Protecting traditional computer systems, which use zeros and ones, from hackers is not a perfect science and cyber security is a big problem worldwide.

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Genetic 'continuity' between Stone Age & modern populations in East Asia

Genetic 'continuity' between Stone Age & modern populations in East Asia

02 Feb 2017 | 3:00 PM

New Delhi, Feb 2 (UNI) Researchers working on ancient DNA extracted from human remains interred almost 8,000 years ago in a cave in the Russian Far East have found that the genetic makeup of certain modern East Asian populations closely resemble that of their hunter-gatherer ancestors.

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Chimps can be as cruel as men, but rarely

Chimps can be as cruel as men, but rarely

01 Feb 2017 | 7:09 PM

New Delhi, Feb 1(UNI) Chimpanzees killing a member of their own community is extremely rare as most aggression is between communities -- but the abuse following the killing was something completely unexpected for anthropologists studying African chimps.

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Bag-like sea creature is oldest known human ancestor

Bag-like sea creature is oldest known human ancestor

31 Jan 2017 | 11:01 AM

New Delhi, Jan 31 (UNI) Researchers have identified traces of what they believe is the earliest known prehistoric ancestor of humans - a microscopic, bag-like sea creature, which lived about 540 million years ago.

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Tantalizing insights into shark’s ancient & efficient immune systems

Tantalizing insights into shark’s ancient & efficient immune systems

30 Jan 2017 | 11:52 AM

New Delhi, Jan 30 (UNI) A new genomics study of shark DNA, including from great white and great hammerhead sharks, reveals unique modifications in their immunity genes that may underlie the rapid wound healing and possibly higher resistance to cancers in these ocean predators.

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New crab species named after two 'Harry Potter' characters & a researcher

New crab species named after two 'Harry Potter' characters & a researcher

24 Jan 2017 | 5:37 PM

New Delhi, Jan 24 (UNI) While not much is known about the animals living around coral reefs, ex-Marine turned researcher Harry Conley would often take to the island of Guam, western Pacific Ocean, and dig deep into the rubble to find fascinating critters as if by magic learnt at Hogwarts.

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Experts delve deep into how human cells interact

Experts delve deep into how human cells interact

21 Jan 2017 | 3:04 PM

New Delhi, Jan 21 (UNI) Scientists have made a breakthrough in understanding how different compartments (or organelles) of human cells interact.

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Lights don't dim when we blink – why?

Lights don't dim when we blink – why?

20 Jan 2017 | 4:21 PM

New Delhi, Jan 20 (UNI) Every few seconds, our eyelids automatically shutter and our eyeballs roll back in their sockets – yet we don’t plunge us into intermittent darkness and light.

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Complex life may have come and gone on early Earth

Complex life may have come and gone on early Earth

18 Jan 2017 | 1:17 PM

New Delhi,Jan 18 (UNI) Conditions suitable to support complex life may have developed in Earth’s oceans -- and then faded -- more than a billion years before life truly took hold, a new University of Washington-led study has found.

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A toolkit for transformable materials

A toolkit for transformable materials

18 Jan 2017 | 12:47 PM

New Delhi, Jan 18 (UNI) Metamaterials -materials whose function is determined by structure, not composition - have been designed to bend light and sound, transform from soft to stiff, and even dampen seismic waves from earthquakes.

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Animals engineered with ancient genes give an insight into evolution

Animals engineered with ancient genes give an insight into evolution

14 Jan 2017 | 4:51 PM

New Delhi, Jan 14 (UNI) It may not be a ‘Jurassic Park’ in the making but scientists have created the first genetically modified animals containing reconstructed ancient genes, which they used to test the evolutionary effects of genetic changes that happened in the deep past on the animals' biology and fitness.

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Mother-daughter conflict of whales may explain evolution of menopause

Mother-daughter conflict of whales may explain evolution of menopause

14 Jan 2017 | 3:01 PM

New Delhi, Jan 13 (UNI) Researchers studying whale behavior says that mother-daughter conflict can explain why killer whales are one of only three known species of mammal, including humans, to go through the menopause.

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Baboons can make vowel-like sounds comparable to humans

Baboons can make vowel-like sounds comparable to humans

12 Jan 2017 | 4:13 PM

New Delhi, Jan 12 (UNI) The sounds made by Baboon, an type of Old World monkey, contain vowel-like sounds comparable human speech.

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Deciphering gravitational biology: why astronauts suffer bone loss?

Deciphering gravitational biology: why astronauts suffer bone loss?

10 Jan 2017 | 4:02 PM

New Delhi, Jan 10 (UNI) Space travel in a reduced gravity environment can have lasting effects on the human body and many research studies have shown that astronauts undergo a significant drop in bone mineral density during space missions.

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Researchers design one of strongest, lightest materials known

Researchers design one of strongest, lightest materials known

07 Jan 2017 | 3:01 PM

New Delhi, Jan 7 (UNI) One of the strongest lightweight materials known, by compressing and fusing flakes of graphene, a two-dimensional form of carbon has been designed by researchers.

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Scientists crack the structure of deadly HIV machinery

06 Jan 2017 | 1:00 PM

New Delhi, Jan 6 (UNI) Scientists have solved the atomic structure of a key piece of machinery that allows HIV to integrate into human host DNA and replicate in the body, which has eluded researchers for decades.

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Humans may have occupied Tibetan Plateau 7 to 12 thousand years ago

Humans may have occupied Tibetan Plateau 7 to 12 thousand years ago

06 Jan 2017 | 12:59 PM

New Delhi, Jan 6 (UNI) A new analysis of an archaeological site in the high mountains of Tibet suggests that permanent residents may have set up camp thousands of years sooner than previously thought.

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280 million-year-old fossil reveals origins of shark-like fishes

280 million-year-old fossil reveals origins of shark-like fishes

05 Jan 2017 | 12:12 PM

New Delhi, Jan 5 (UNI) High-definition CT scans of the fossilised skull of a 280 million-year-old fish reveal the origin of chimaeras, a group of cartilaginous fish related to sharks.

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Dinosaur eggs took 3 to 6 months to hatch

Dinosaur eggs took 3 to 6 months to hatch

03 Jan 2017 | 5:46 PM

New Delhi, Jan 3 (UNI) New research on the teeth of fossilized dinosaur embryos indicates that the eggs of dinosaurs took a long time to hatch - between about three and six months.

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Evolution of brain & tooth size were not linked in humans

Evolution of brain & tooth size were not linked in humans

03 Jan 2017 | 5:44 PM

New Delhi, Jan 3 (UNI) Whereas brain size evolved at different rates for different species, especially during the evolution of Homo, the genus that includes humans, chewing teeth tended to evolve at more similar rates for different species.

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