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Science & Technology

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...

Comet probe eludes scientists

Published on 05-Jan-2015
POSSIBILITY Philae is thought to have come to a stop at an area measuring 350 meters by 50 metres on the lip of a crater rim.

More than a month after the Philae spacecraft bounced to the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, European Space Agency scientists have still not been able to...

Moments of eureka!

Published on 05-Jan-2015
LEARN FROM THE PAST Technological history can urge us to think harder about where we're going.

Steven Johnson's book, How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World...

Microbes on Mars?

Published on 29-Dec-2014
NEW RAY OF HOPE   Some experts outside  the team voiced more  optimism for someday finding microbes on Mars.

Curiosity rover team of NASA reported surprising spikes in methane gas, raising the possibility of microbial alien life on the red planet...

Photo Gallery
Indian bottle artist Gowda displays glass jars containing welcome messages for U.S. President...

Indian bottle artist Gowda displays glass jars containing welcome messages for U.S. President...

Indian security personnel guards the hotel where U.S. President Barack Obama is expected to stay...

Indian security personnel guards the hotel where U.S. President Barack Obama is expected to stay...

A security camera installed outside the hotel where U.S. President Obama is expected to stay...

A security camera installed outside the hotel where U.S. President Obama is expected to stay...

A Sadhu performs a ritual by burning dried cow dung cakes in earthen pots overhead for salvation.

A Sadhu performs a ritual by burning dried cow dung cakes in earthen pots overhead for salvation.

Army Jawans during the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in Jammu on Saturday...

Army Jawans during the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in Jammu on Saturday...

Left leaders participate in a rally in Kolkata on Saturday to protest against US President Obama...

Left leaders participate in a rally in Kolkata on Saturday to protest against US President Obama...

Activists from Communist Party of India Liberation shout slogans during a protest against U.S...

Activists from Communist Party of India Liberation shout slogans during a protest against U.S...

Children run with the tricolour ahead of Republic Day, on the banks of the Brahmaputra River...

Children run with the tricolour ahead of Republic Day, on the banks of the Brahmaputra River...

Children of the labourers working at the venue of the Republic Day parade, play along the roadside..

Children of the labourers working at the venue of the Republic Day parade, play along the roadside..

AJP Abdul Kalam during the session at the Jaipur Literature Festival at Diggi Palace in Jaipur...

AJP Abdul Kalam during the session at the Jaipur Literature Festival at Diggi Palace in Jaipur...

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