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A mountain of C02

Published on 24-Feb-2015
OVER TIME Mineral carbonation can occur in many kinds of rock, but often it is extremely slow.

COUNTING NUMBERS With little in the way of economic incentives to spur carbon storage, there are only about a dozen large-scale projects...

New technique for early detection of breast cancer

Published on 24-Feb-2015
OTHER METHODS There is need for an alternative breast imaging modality.

science to medicine Researchers are now using the principles of Physics to understand signs of breast cancer, writes...

A battery for electronics that lasts twice as long

Published on 24-Feb-2015
A new kind of lithium-ion battery could let portable electronics such as smartphones and smart watches last twice as long between charges.

A new kind of lithium-ion battery could let portable electronics such as smartphones and smart watches last twice as long...

Memory versus lie

Published on 16-Feb-2015
Mosaic Thoughts : Memory is a reconstructive process which we draw from multiple sources of information.

You know how they say the mind is playing games on you? Well, there is a scientific way to explain all of that. Tara Parker...

Neanderthals gain human neighbour

Published on 16-Feb-2015
THE ODDS: However, the chances of recovering DNA traces from the skull are slim.

The newest discovery of speleologists in Israel a skull, brings in a whole new perspective about links between Neanderthals and Homo sapiens, finds out......

3D transistors made with molecular self-assembly

Published on 16-Feb-2015
Directed self-assembly is being tested by some chipmakers.

A new way of building computer chips is taking shape. It involves synthesising molecules so that they automatically assemble into complex structures-which...

Hopes to set sail on sunlight

Published on 09-Feb-2015
Slow & Steady : The bombardment of sunlight over a large area can gradually but continuously accelerate a spacecraft.

It has long been the dream of rocket scientists to inch nearer to the sun. Kenneth Chang meets some individuals with innovative ideas who are...

Drifting masses

Published on 09-Feb-2015
Proof of Life :  The fact that sea shells and molluscs are present in these mountain tops shows that they were once part of the ocean.

Can you even imagine that all continents on Earth were joined together, at one point in time? C Sivaram explains the formation of present day...

Moral quandary

Published on 02-Feb-2015
TRICKY PART Some neuroscientists fear their findings may soon be applied in ways that they never intended.

A handful of scientists worry that neuroscience has become a dirty business. Too often, they say, labs are stocked with toxic chemicals, dangerous...

Versatile drones for water-testing

Published on 02-Feb-2015
FUTURISTIC The next generation of drones will be capable of getting really close to the environment, like water-sampling or collecting leaf samples.

Engineers are testing versions of drones that can do more than just observe via cameras or infrared sensors, finds out Andrew Rosenblum. Prototypes able to......

Photo Gallery
Cambodian artists presenting dance-drama at the International Ramayana Mela...

Cambodian artists presenting dance-drama at the International Ramayana Mela...

Cyclist at the Rajpath as the national capital received early morning showers in New Delhi...

Cyclist at the Rajpath as the national capital received early morning showers in New Delhi...

A waterlogged street after the early morning showers in the national capital...

A waterlogged street after the early morning showers in the national capital...

A train moves through snow covered railway track as the region received heavy snowfall in Anantnag..

A train moves through snow covered railway track as the region received heavy snowfall in Anantnag..

Artists dressed up as Hindu deities Lord Krishna and Radha play Holi...

Artists dressed up as Hindu deities Lord Krishna and Radha play Holi...

People throw coloured powder as they celebrate Lathmar Holi at Nandgaon...

People throw coloured powder as they celebrate Lathmar Holi at Nandgaon...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the new Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Mufti Mohammad Syeed..

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the new Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Mufti Mohammad Syeed..

Sangakkara and Thirimanne celebrate beating England in their Cricket World Cup match...

Sangakkara and Thirimanne celebrate beating England in their Cricket World Cup match...

Sangakkara congratulates team mate Perera who celebrates talking the wicket of England's Morgan...

Sangakkara congratulates team mate Perera who celebrates talking the wicket of England's Morgan...

Pakistan players celebrate with wicket of Zimbabwe's Chamunorwa Chibhabha during ...

Pakistan players celebrate with wicket of Zimbabwe's Chamunorwa Chibhabha during ...

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