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A Huge Burst Of Gamma Ray Hit Earth In 8th Century, Study Finds

A Huge Burst Of Gamma Ray Hit Earth In 8th Century, Study Finds

A Gamma ray burst is known as the most powerful explosion in the Universe. Based on some solid evidences, some scientists believe that a huge burst of Gamma Rays hit our planet Earth in the 8th Century. The interesting thing is no one noticed that!

By On January 23, 2013 Respond
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Harvard Scientist Seeks To Create A Neanderthal Baby

Harvard Scientist Seeks To Create A Neanderthal Baby

Science has often led scientists in some quite eccentric indulgences. But sometimes, the work of a scientist may seem a bit too queer for one’s taste. So is the case with George Church who is a molecular geneticist at Harvard. Church wishes to bring back the Neanderthal species.

By On January 22, 2013 1 Response
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Bill Gates Expresses Interest In Biotech

Bill Gates Expresses Interest In Biotech

Microsoft’s founder, Bill Gates, has long been working on a number of humane causes. Gates is very well known as a global philanthropist and in the past, has funded a number of excellent projects based on developing countries. Gates has now expressed interest in biotech, specifically in the efforts of Medicine Foundation Inc.

By On January 21, 2013 Respond
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Study: Microbes From Earth Can Survive In Martian Conditions

Study: Microbes From Earth Can Survive In Martian Conditions

For long, scientists have held to a belief that if any microbes from Earth ever made their way to Mars, they would die instantly because of the harsh circumstances. However, a new study has proved this wrong, much to the ‘horror’ of the scientific community.

By On December 30, 2012 Respond
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Indian Mathematician Ramanujan’s Deathbed Hunch Proves True 90 Years Later

Indian Mathematician Ramanujan’s Deathbed Hunch Proves True 90 Years Later

Indian mathematician Ramanujan astonished the world with his brilliance nearly a 100 years ago. His brilliance continues to shine through history now that the cryptic functions that he wrote down on his deathbed have proved true nearly 90 years later.

By On December 29, 2012 Respond
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Temperature Increase Found To Be Most Rapid In Central West Antarctica

Temperature Increase Found To Be Most Rapid In Central West Antarctica

Global warming has become a real concern as we have witnessed many climate-related catastrophes recently. These include tsunamis, hurricane Sandy and other similar instances in recent past. Scientists have now realized that the West Antarctica is experiencing the fastest increase in temperature.

By On December 27, 2012 1 Response
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Scientists Devise Quantum-Based Radar System Which Can’t Be Jammed

Scientists Devise Quantum-Based Radar System Which Can’t Be Jammed

Modern-day detection of enemy planes in the air is heavily reliant on the use of radars. Radars send out a signal which hits an enemy plane within its range and is reflected back, alerting the system of its presence. However, conventional radars can be jammed and so, scientists have now come up with a better alternative.

By On December 16, 2012 Respond
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US Scientists Investigate If We Are Living In A Matrix-Style Computer Simulation

US Scientists Investigate If We Are Living In A Matrix-Style Computer Simulation

Remember the concept behind the cult Matrix trilogy? It essentially involved humans living in the computer simulation of futuristic supercomputers. Now, scientists are trying to find out whether we also live in a similar simulation.

By On December 12, 2012 Respond
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Doctors Use HIV-Infected Cells To Successfully Treat Leukemia

Doctors Use HIV-Infected Cells To Successfully Treat Leukemia

Leukemia, when discovered in later stages, leaves a patient with little hope to recover and survive. And yet, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have been able to use altered HIV-infected cells to successfully treat a seven-year-old girl, a new method of treatment which they call a major breakthrough.

By On December 11, 2012 Respond
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Scientists Successfully Use Urine To Create Brain Cells

Scientists Successfully Use Urine To Create Brain Cells

The creation of brain cells which can then be used in human body is very significant to counter a number of diseases. However, the process of creating such cells can be quite a hassle at times. Now, scientists have been able to create brain cells from urine, making the process a lot easier.

By On December 11, 2012 Respond
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Pacemaker-like Device Implanted In Brain Can Help Treat Alzheimer’s Disease

Pacemaker-like Device Implanted In Brain Can Help Treat Alzheimer’s Disease

Last month, surgeons at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, Maryland, implanted a pacemaker-like device into the brain of a patient who had been suffering from mild Alzheimer (a disease for which people lose their cognitive abilities such as thinking, reasoning and memory). After the implantation, researchers announced that they had “successfully implanted” the pacemaker-like device into that patient’s brain that would “improve memory and slow cognitive decline.”

By On December 9, 2012 Respond
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Researchers Gear Up To Dig Into 3km Ice To Reach 100K-Years Old Organisms

Researchers Gear Up To Dig Into 3km Ice To Reach 100K-Years Old Organisms

Researchers in the UK camp at Antarctica have been quite excited these last few days. The team was able to discover a lake deep under the ice layers and had been preparing to dig through the ice to reach that lake. The best part about this is that the lake has been isolated for the last 100,000 years.

By On December 5, 2012 Respond
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The World’s Largest Artificial Brain ‘SPAUN’ Passed IQ Tests

The World’s Largest Artificial Brain ‘SPAUN’ Passed IQ Tests

You might have heard that a team of scientists at the University of Waterloo has created the world’s largest virtual brain called Semantic Pointer Architecture Unified Network, in short SPAUN. The latest news is that SPAUN has proved to be intelligent to; it has also passed IQ tests usually taken by human to measure their intelligence level.

By On December 4, 2012 Respond
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Canadian Scientists Created The World’s Largest Virtual Brain

Canadian Scientists Created The World’s Largest Virtual Brain

After years of study, Chris Eliasmith, a neuroscientist at the University of Waterloo, along with others researchers has created “the world’s largest simulation of a functioning brain” called Semantic Pointer Architecture Unified Network, in short SPAUN.

By On December 1, 2012 Respond
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Researcher Believe Jellyfish May Unlock The Secret To Immortality

Researcher Believe Jellyfish May Unlock The Secret To Immortality

Christian Sommer, a German marine-biology student, discovered in 1988, while conducting research on hydrozoans, that the dialogue “the secret to immortality lay in a coral found on the ocean floor” could be true. After few researches, researchers now believe that Jellyfish may unlock the secret to immortality.

By On November 29, 2012 Respond
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