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New antibiotic discovered from a pile of dirt!

Published on 26-Jan-2015
PROMISING This new type of antibiotic can kill bacteria that causes pneumonia.

Aplastic storage crate filled with backyard dirt might have yielded the most powerful antibiotic discovered in decades...

Fashionable way to track your steps

Published on 26-Jan-2015
STYLE MANTRA Timepiece connoisseurs can rest assured that the sleek wrist wear will not betray their obsession with digital fitness-tracking trends.

Those ubiquitous wearable fitness trackers are starting to look less like trendy gadgets and more like everyday fashion, observes Jake Cigainero...

New-age prosthetics

Published on 26-Jan-2015
DEBATABLE Some researchers maintain that brain implants might not always be necessary for delivering sensory signals from a prosthesis.

A small number of patients, with severed neural connection between their brains and limbs...

What orbit do exoplanets follow?

Published on 19-Jan-2015
WE WONDER  Does the universe exhibit symmetry in all its systems?

A recent report involved the dis-covery of a new planetary system, more than two thousand light years from the Earth. Apart from the oddities...

World's thinnest, strongest material

Published on 19-Jan-2015
latest Graphene allows protons to pass through it; it may be of use in fuel cells.

Graphene was first isolated a decade ago, but the single-atom-thick sheet of carbon is still turning up surprises, writes Richard Van Noorden...

Promising antibiotic

Published on 19-Jan-2015
hopeful  Teixobactin has so far failed to kill

An antibiotic with the ability to vanquish drug-resistant pathogens has been discovered...

Computer memory to liken machines' abilities with humans'!

Published on 12-Jan-2015
HUMAN-MADE  The smarter humans grow, the more complex machines get.

A new form of computer memory might help machines match the capabilities of the human brain when it comes to tasks such as inter-preting images...

It's a bounty of earthlike planets

Published on 12-Jan-2015
The universe is teeming with earthlike planets. The next step is to figure out if the universe is teeming with life.

The universe is teeming with earthlike planets. The next step is to figure out if the universe is teeming with life...

Century of theory of relativity

Published on 12-Jan-2015
OF IMMENSE IMPORT  The General Theory Of Relativity has been the founding equation behind many a discovery and observation.

The year 2015 marks the centenary of the Albert Einstein's General Theory of Relativity....

Earth's deep crust could support life!

Published on 05-Jan-2015
KEEP DIGGING  Our concept, of where life can be on this planet, is still evolving.

Ancient rocks deep in Earth's crust are producing much more hydrogen gas than previously thought - a situation on a par with conditions near hydrothermal...

Photo Gallery
Prime Minister Narendra Modi awarding a winner cadet during the Prime Minister's NCC Rally, in...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi awarding a winner cadet during the Prime Minister's NCC Rally, in...

An illuminated Raisina Hills after the full dress rehearsal for the Beating Retreat ceremony in...

An illuminated Raisina Hills after the full dress rehearsal for the Beating Retreat ceremony in...

Ranchi Rays and Dabang Mumbai Hockey players in action during their HIL match in Ranchi on...

Ranchi Rays and Dabang Mumbai Hockey players in action during their HIL match in Ranchi on...

International body builder Ricardo Corriea at the BodyPower Expo 2015 in Bengaluru on Wednesday. PTI

International body builder Ricardo Corriea at the BodyPower Expo 2015 in Bengaluru on Wednesday. PTI

Kingfisher East Bengal (red & yellow) and Bengaluru FC (blue) in action during their I-League...

Kingfisher East Bengal (red & yellow) and Bengaluru FC (blue) in action during their I-League...

Kingfisher East Bengal (red & yellow) and Bengaluru FC (blue) in action during their I-League...

Kingfisher East Bengal (red & yellow) and Bengaluru FC (blue) in action during their I-League...

Supporters of AAP listen to convener Arvind Kejriwal during an election campaign in Shakurpur...

Supporters of AAP listen to convener Arvind Kejriwal during an election campaign in Shakurpur...

A MiG-27 of the Indian Air Force (IAF) crashes in Barmer district in Rajasthan on Tuesday...

A MiG-27 of the Indian Air Force (IAF) crashes in Barmer district in Rajasthan on Tuesday...

Goods trucks waits on Srinagar-Jammu National Highway during fresh snowfall...

Goods trucks waits on Srinagar-Jammu National Highway during fresh snowfall...

Indian and Chinese army officials standing near a rangoli, made on the occasion of Republic Day...

Indian and Chinese army officials standing near a rangoli, made on the occasion of Republic Day...

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