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The waves of the future may bend around metamaterials

Published on 30-Mar-2015

Almost half a century after Dustin Hoffman was taken aside in The Graduate and given the famous "one word" line about the future...

Unravelling the mystical stars

Published on 30-Mar-2015
 On a starry searchSo, to see if a star has abundant hydrogen, the obvious thing to do would be to look at its hydrogen lines. file photo

In a bid to discover hydrogen-deficient stars, a scientist and his student stumbled upon a new discovery, writes Nityanand Rao

Feline genetics

Published on 30-Mar-2015
Cats offer their insights into human  diseases, including the ones  associated with old age. INYT

The cat genome is out of the bag, and has already helped to pinpoint a gene involved in kidney disease.

Research finds a reason leprosy has persisted

Published on 23-Mar-2015

The bacteria that cause leprosy can survive for months inside amoebae that are common in water and soil, and even in human eyes and noses,...

Fastest star in galaxy got an unusual start

Published on 23-Mar-2015

Hurtling through the galaxy at about 1,200 kilometres per second is a compact helium star with an unusual origin. Unlike most high-velocity stars, scientists ......

Celebrating the significance of pi

Published on 23-Mar-2015
A SPECIAL RATIO: Pi has captivated the imagination of people for centuries.

Pi the simple ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter was celebrated on March 14. This mathematical constant is found useful in...

Visionary dreams

Published on 23-Mar-2015
With its landmark achievements, ISRO is making rapid strides towards becoming a world leader in space technology. Sudhindra Haldodderi writes about one of its latest creations that promises to revolutionise mobile television.

Frontrunner With its landmark achievements, ISRO is making rapid strides towards becoming a world leader in space technology. Sudhindra Haldodderi writes ...

Google machine learns to master video games

Published on 16-Mar-2015
A machine has taught itself how to play and win video games, scientists say. The computer program, which is inspired by the human brain, learned how to play 49 classic Atari games. In more than half, it was as good or better than a professional human player.

A machine has taught itself how to play and win video games, scientists say. The computer program, which is inspired by the human brain, learned...

A 30-day surgical standard is under scrutiny

Published on 16-Mar-2015
What she wanted, the patient told the geriatricians evaluating her, was to be able to return to her condominium in Boston. She had long lived there on her own, lifting weights to keep fit and doing her own grocery shopping, until a heart condition worsen...

What she wanted, the patient told the geriatricians evaluating her, was to be able to return to her condominium in Boston. She had long lived...

Better than vaccines

Published on 16-Mar-2015
holds promise The new gene therapy can be used against HIV, Ebola, malaria, influenza and hepatitis.

Gene protection Scientists have come up with a gene therapy of sorts, in which powerful antibody-producing genes are synthesised. Carl Zimmer writes about this ......

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Tourist being entertained by a Rajasthani artist...

Tourist being entertained by a Rajasthani artist...

Stranded trucks at the Jammu - Srinagar highway due to heavy rain in Jammu...

Stranded trucks at the Jammu - Srinagar highway due to heavy rain in Jammu...

A man walks on a snow-ladden field after a fresh spell of snowfall in Kashmir...

A man walks on a snow-ladden field after a fresh spell of snowfall in Kashmir...

Kashmiri man carries a pillow as he walks along the road at Ledhan village...

Kashmiri man carries a pillow as he walks along the road at Ledhan village...

Self-Defense Forces personnel prepare tp receive Indian Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar...

Self-Defense Forces personnel prepare tp receive Indian Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar...

Vice Admiral P Murugesan inspects guard of honour...

Vice Admiral P Murugesan inspects guard of honour...

A youth in the flood-hit Pampore area of Srinagar on Tuesday...

A youth in the flood-hit Pampore area of Srinagar on Tuesday...

A pair of parrot atop a tree in New Delhi...

A pair of parrot atop a tree in New Delhi...

Aircrafts of The Global Stars team of British Aerobatics Champions perform during rehearsals...

Aircrafts of The Global Stars team of British Aerobatics Champions perform during rehearsals...

Aircrafts of British Aerobatics Champions perform during rehearsals on the eve of the Gujarat Aero..

Aircrafts of British Aerobatics Champions perform during rehearsals on the eve of the Gujarat Aero..

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