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Scientists develop artificial womb to save extremely premature babies

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Scientists have developed an artificial womb that has been successfully tested to incubate healthy baby lambs for a week.

Scientists develop highly sensitive blood test to detect cancer

2 days ago
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Scientists at Stanford University in California have developed a cost-effective and highly sensitive blood test to detect cancer.

Archaeologists discover 2000 years old three ancient tombs in Egypt

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The team found a collection of sarcophagi of different shapes and sizes as well as clay fragments.

NASA's Cassini spacecraft set to embark on its final mission

Aug 12, 2017
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft is set to start off on its final mission-five ultra-close orbits around Saturn, before it takes a deep plunge into the planet, bringing an end to its 20-year-long journey.

NASA's Curiosity Rover captures images of clouds on Mars

Aug 11, 2017
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Captured on the Curiosity Rover's 1758th Martian day, the 8 images taken in the early morning by navigation cameras, form a GIF.

ISRO to develop full-fledged Hyperspectral Imaging Earth observation satellite

Aug 10, 2017
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As per the ISRO, the Hyperspectral Imaging Satellite can see in 55 spectral or colour bands from 630 kilometres above ground.

Centre to detect cyber security threats made operational

Aug 10, 2017
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The first phase of National Cyber Coordination Centre has been made operational in India. The centre has been set up to scan the country's web traffic and detect cyber security threats.

Venus: First environmental research satellite launched by Israel

Aug 6, 2017
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Venus is considered the smallest satellite of its kind in the world. It is crafted to survey and monitor large areas to study soil, vegetation, forests, agriculture, water and air quality and other aspects of the environment.

Human embryos edited to stop disease

Aug 3, 2017
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The team hopes that the technique will help in reducing the burden of heritable disease on the family.

Historic discovery, Sun's Core rotates four times faster than its surface

Aug 3, 2017
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The researchers made the calculations using 16 years of observations from an instrument called GOLF (Global Oscillations at Low Frequency) on a spacecraft called Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO).

Chemical from turmeric helps treat cancer in children: Research

Aug 2, 2017
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In the study conducted by the researchers, curcumin was attached to cerium oxide nanoparticles and then tested the nano-curcumin formulation in cell lines of a high-risk form of neuroblastoma.

Scientists develop strong adhesive for wound healing

Jul 31, 2017
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The bio-glue is inspired by an adhesive material secreted by slugs that sticks to biological tissues. Slugs naturally secrete a special kind of mucus in its place when threatened, making it difficult for a predator to pry it off its surface.

World's smallest spacecraft Sprites launched by Indian rocket

Jul 31, 2017
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The Sprite Spacecraft was developed under the Breakthrough Starshot program and is the creation of Zac Manchester, whose 2011 Kickstarter campaign 'KickSat' raised the first funds to develop the concept.

Scientists journey to the world's hidden 8th continent

Jul 30, 2017
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A team of scientists has set sail to unravel the secrets hidden in the sunken land of Earth’s lost 8th continent, ‘Zealandia’.

In a first in USA, scientists edit DNA of human embryos

Jul 28, 2017
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The officials at Oregon Health & Science University confirmed on 27 July 2017 that the experiment was indeed conducted. They went on to state that results would be published in a journal soon.

Researchers develop new method to generate human antibodies

Jul 26, 2017
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The revolutionary technique could speed the production of antibodies to treat a wide range of diseases and facilitate the development of new vaccines.

BillionAbles App to help disabled find accessible public places

Jul 25, 2017
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The Delhi-based start-up, BillionAbles has launched a new app with the same name with the aim of assisting people with disabilities to find accessible restaurants, tourist locations and other public places across India.

NASA to let public become Citizen Scientist during Total Solar Eclipse

Jul 24, 2017
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NASA has extended invitation to eclipse viewers from around America to participate in a nationwide science experiment during US total solar eclipse.

Spanish scientists discover compound that can combat effects of Zika virus

Jul 24, 2017
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Researchers from a southeastern Spanish University have announced the discovery of a molecule that could be used to combat the effects of Zika virus.

Astrosat, Chandra and Hubble jointly detect massive cosmic explosion on Proxima Centauri

Jul 21, 2017
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The massive coronal explosion has sent out powerful solar flare having energy of 10-raised-to-30 ergs, about 100 times a typical solar flare.

Neil Armstrong Moon Bag sold for USD 1.8 million in New York

Jul 21, 2017
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The auction was organised by Sotheby’s auction house. Its previous owner was an Illinois lawyer, who bought it in 2015 for USD 995.

Widely used malaria drug may shield foetuses from Zika infection

Jul 19, 2017
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Hydroxychloroquine is a medication used for the prevention and treatment of certain types of malaria.

Researchers from IISER Kolkata develop flame-proof, rust-resistant material

Jul 19, 2017
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Researchers at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Kolkata, have developed an organic-inorganic hybrid material which is water, fire and rust resistant.

NASA Langley Research Centre turns 100 years old

Jul 18, 2017
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On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Langley, NASA released a 45-minute documentary that looks back across the 100 years.

DBT launched “Sohum” an innovative newborn hearing screening device

Jul 18, 2017
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Sohum uses brainstem auditory evoked response, the gold standard in auditory testing to check for hearing response in a newborn.

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft unveils new maps of Pluto, Charon

Jul 17, 2017
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The purpose of New Horizons mission is to study Pluto, its moons and the Kuiper Belt; to perform flybys of the Pluto system and one or more Kuiper Belt Objects.

Fact Box: NASA’s Juno Spacecraft

Jul 17, 2017
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Early science results from NASA's Juno mission portray Jupiter as a turbulent world with complex interior structure, energetic polar aurora and huge polar cyclones.

Saraswati, a supercluster of galaxies, discovered by Indian scientists

Jul 14, 2017
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Reports suggest that superclusters are relatively recent finds. The first such supercluster was discovered in the 1980s.

Mini Saturns created from charged liquid droplets

Jul 11, 2017
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When an electric field is applied to a drop of silicone oil suspended in castor oil, the drop can flatten and emit rings of fluid from its equator that break up into droplets.

Mars soil may be toxic to alien life: Study

Jul 10, 2017
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The research was driven by the discovery of powerful oxidants known as perchlorates in the Martian soil a few years back.

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