Science

Celestial Phenomenon ‘Diamond Rain’ Induced in Laboratory

Researchers from the United States, Japan, Germany and the UK experimented at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory to mimic the diamond rain within the interior of icy giant planets. This phenomenon, carried out at the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS), included the recreation of celestial climates is termed as lab astrophysics. It is a method of simulation of grand galactic events on smaller temporal and spatial scales wherein the physical

Underwater Probe on Fukushima Initiated

The 2011 disaster in Fukushima has largely been deemed as the second largest nuclear meltdown in the history of mankind. The radiation emitted from the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant has already massively contaminated the surrounding soil and has pushed nearby civilians to leave the location. The actual extent of damage at the site of the power plant has so far been unclear, and scientists have sent a robot to find

Discovery of Unfound Molecules at the Center of an Exploded Supernova

A team of scientists studying at Cardiff University have discovered an inventory of previously undetected molecules for the first time at the center of an exploded star. Located 163,000 light years away, the cooling aftermath of Supernova 1987A showed the scientists two previously undetected molecules, Formylium (HCO+) and Sulphur Monoxide (SO). The explosion of this star was first observed in February 1987 and thus the star was named after it.

Cocoa and Chocolate Boost Cognition, Concludes Italian Researchers

In a recent review published in the journal Frontiers in Nutrition, researchers at the University of L’Aquila, Italy, examining at length the available literature on the intake of cocoa flavanols in participants revealed cocoa to have beneficial effects on their cognitive abilities. The review included studies on the impact of acute as well as chronic administration of cocoa flavanols on various cognitive functions. The revelation by scientists, first of its

SpaceX First Re-Flown Spacecraft Successfully Returns to Earth

With being the first to re-fly a commercial spacecraft to and from the International Space Station, SpaceX now has another achievement under its belt to boast about. In this mission, it used the Dragon capsule, which was also used during a previous trip to carry materials and supplies to the orbital facility for scientific experiments. This Dragon capsule was originally launched in September 2014. On June 3, it was refurbished

Research Reveals Brain Changes in Video Game Players

Technology has shaped and have altered the human existence in many ways by making life easier and entertaining. Several inventions related to technology have been ground breaking, thus taking science and technology to new heights and presenting humans with new platforms to discover. One of the most creative technological discoveries till date is video games. Video present people with an alternative and augmented reality and helps them seek refuge from

Sentient Robots and their Predicted Impact on Humanity

Progress in robotics is pointing away from average science fiction theories where humans need to be afraid of sentient robots. Instead, it could be the non-sentient artificial intelligence that we need to worry about. The AI Revolution The arrival of sentient robots is only a matter of time, if the current accelerated rate of research and development is maintained. Meanwhile, the world of artificial intelligence has been undergoing a sort

Scientists Decode Images and Dreams through Brain Scanning

There have been many researches across the globe to unveil and decode the working of the brain and the contents in process in it. With the help of a series of studies and researches, scientists are slowly learning the method of interpreting what people see, remember, imagine, and dream. Although the researches related to this have faced many limitation during their initial stage and the progress at times has been

Molecular Functions Core Life Starter on Earth, Reveals New Study

After the well-known big bang that is popularly believed to have led to the formation of the earth, life started really small. Later different elements conjoined to form basic carbon-based molecules that triggered later events on the planet. A renowned hypothesis suggests that RNA or ribonucleic acid, which comprises the genetic blueprints and is known for performing ground level chemical reactions, generated life on earth. However, some scientists and researchers

Scientists Find Out How Whales Adapted to Hearing Underwater

A recent research report states that the hearing abilities of whales has changed and improved over many millions of years. Today, whales can hear very high-or-low-pitched sounds, a feature that has evolved through centuries. While observing CT scans of ancient whale ear bones scientists found that whale hearing has undergone drastic transformations. The present-day whales have super-hearing abilities that allows them to communicate over long distances. This ability is used

ISRO Successfully Launches GSLV Mk III, India’s Heaviest Rocket

On June 5, 2017, scientists at ISRO successfully launched GSLV Mk III, a 640-tonne rocket that is the largest ever from India, putting the country head and shoulders with space giants such as the U.S., Russia, and China. The space shuttle carried a satellite that weighed more than three tonnes, the heaviest payload India has ever achieved, which opens opportunity to send humans into space in the near future. This

LIGO Detects another Set of Gravitational Waves

In their continuous efforts to explore the universe, scientists for the third time have detected gravitational waves. Two black holes while fusing into one jumbo black hole with a mass approximately 49 times that of the sun in our solar system spurred the spacetime wriggles. Ripples from the merger, which happened nearly 3 billion light-years away from Earth, reached the Advanced Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory, LIGO, at the speed of

Scientists Test Hypothesis on Evolution of Neural Circuits and Behavior

Scientists at the Georgia State University have successfully managed to restructure the neural circuit of a species by installing connections of another species. This progress is expected to go a long way towards achieving the hypothesis about the evolution of neural circuits, which are connected in a network and are responsible for behavior. Different Brain Mechanism Trigger Same Behavior in Similar Species According to Dr. Paul Katz and Akira Sakurai

NASA to Send Probe Around Sun

The scientists at NASA are planning to launch a probe towards the Sun very soon. The Parker Solar Probe will be armed with close to a 5-inches thick coating of solar shields made of carbon-composites. The probe will be travelling around the Sun multiple times and is scheduled to start its journey in 2018. The probe will be unmanned as it is not a journey any human can endure. History

BlessU-2 – Robot Priest Offering Blessings at German Church

Evangelical Church in Hesse and Nassau in Germany have developed a robot priest called BlessU-2, which offers automated blessings by beaming lights from his hands and pronouncing the words. To mark the 500th year since the publication of “The Ninety-Five Theses,” which is regarded as a stepping stone for the spread of the Protestant Reformation, this unique robot was launched at the town of Wittenberg.  Robot Priest offers Blessings in

3 New GSAT Satellites Launches by ISRO to Trigger High-Speed Internet

Although, India is only the second among the countries boasting of highest number of internet users, it still lags behind several Asian nations when it comes down to internet speed. But this will expectedly change in the next few months with the scheduled launch of three new communication satellites—GSAT-19, GSAT-11, and GSAT-20. The Indian Space Research Station (ISRO) has scheduled to launch GSAT-19 in June, 2017 closely trailed by GSAT-11

Novel Genes of Intelligence Discovered by Scientists

Intelligence separates humans from other living organisms, and for a long time, researchers have been trying to pinpoint the brain tissues pertaining to economic and health-related life outcomes. Previously, only a small number of genes were known that associate with intelligence, and most of them were not dependable. Now, a team of scientists at the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, have detected 52 genes that relate to intelligence, 40 of which are

Neural Networks May Live and Reproduce like Humans in Future

Innovations in science have proved time and again, even next to impossible can be imagined and achieved. A time when artificial intelligence is making headway stirring revolution in computer systems, researchers have yet again though beyond. This time around they are looking to develop artificial neural networks, which will reproduce like humans, distinguish between men and women, believe in God, and have western or eastern mindsets. What is an Artificial

NASA’s SDO Witnesses Partial Solar Eclipse as Moon Crosses Sun

On May 25, NASA’s Solar Dynamic Observatory (SDO) witnessed a partial solar eclipse that lasted about an hour starting at 2:24 p.m. and ending at 3:13 p.m. The moon covered 89% of the Sun at its peak in the latest solar eclipse. NASA’s SDO captured several high-resolution image and videos as the moon passed before the sun. Since the moon does not have the atmosphere to distort sunlight, its edge

Third Largest Dwarf Planet 2007 OR10 Has a Moon, Discover Astronomers

Three space observatories, of which NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope is one, have uncovered a moon that orbits the third largest dwarf planet. 2007 OR10 resides in the outskirts of our solar system, in a place labeled as Kuiper Belt, a terrain of icy debris that supposedly remains from our planet’s formation process, nearly 4.6 billion years ago. Majority of Large Dwarf Planets Feature a Satellite With this new finding, it