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Within A Year, Male Birth Control Pill May Be Ready For Testing

Within A Year, Male Birth Control Pill May Be Ready For Testing

For years, birth control modes and measures have been sought by the mankind. This is done so as to avoid giving birth to kids when the parents are not yet ready or without proper planning. Until now, the birth control methods were mostly available exclusively for women. But now, there may be an effective male birth control pill on its way.

By On August 18, 2012 Respond
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Court Declares Human Genes Patentable, Victory For Biotech Firms

Court Declares Human Genes Patentable, Victory For Biotech Firms

For long, biotech firms have been trying to have human genes declared patentable. The reasons for such ambitions are obvious – these biotech firms spend millions of dollars to isolate genes and find cures to diseases. And although they earn many time more than the amount they spend, they want to lay their hands on even more. A new court ruling now seems to have sided with them.

By On August 18, 2012 Respond
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Scientists Baffled Over Sun’s Almost Perfectly Round Shape

Scientists Baffled Over Sun’s Almost Perfectly Round Shape

Sun, the source of energy and life on Earth, has been closely studied by scientists for many years. These scientists have been intrigued by the almost perfectly round shape of the Sun and have tried to discern whether or not a flattening effect influences Sun’s rotation. Now, a new and advanced research seems to have revealed the answer to this.

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Researches Decipher Retinal Code, Made Way For Artificial Retinal Vision

Researches Decipher Retinal Code, Made Way For Artificial Retinal Vision

Eyesight restoration seems to be one of the most buzzing subjects in medical technology this days. Lots of new discoveries has been made in this field lately. This time, researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York have successfully decoded the retain’s neural code for brain communication, and using a novel prosthetic retina restored vision to the blinds.

By On August 16, 2012 Respond
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Bill Gates Reinventing The Toilet For Developing Countries

Bill Gates Reinventing The Toilet For Developing Countries

Sanity and the disposal of waste is a very critical problem in developing countries. Millions of people simply have no access to sufficient water and don’t have means to maintain a regular toilet. In view of this, Bill and Melinda Gates foundation launched a fair titled ‘Reinvent the Toilet’ which was meant to attract innovative and new toilets.

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What’ll Happen If Science Can Predict your Every Move?

What’ll Happen If Science Can Predict your Every Move?

To predict the future is one of the most sought after power by human beings. That’s why, occult sciences and astrology have developed since the inception of civilization. Now, science and technology has devised a way to predict your movements. A new algorithm developed by a team of British researcher’s can tell what place you will be in the next 24 hours.

By On August 14, 2012 Respond
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The Next Century Holds Many Disasters And Droughts – Climate Forecast

The Next Century Holds Many Disasters And Droughts – Climate Forecast

Climate, all across the world, is changing rather drastically. From floods to earthquakes and droughts, the world is witnessing one catastrophe after another. And many analysts ardently believe that this is the direct outcome of global warming which, in turn, is happening due to increased carbon emissions.

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DARPA Invites Experts To Create High-Speed Lasers

DARPA Invites Experts To Create High-Speed Lasers

Lasers have come about to play a very significant role in the realm of technology. In view of this, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has launched a campaign to ramp up the development in this field. The agency is asking researchers to propose methods for creating high-speed lasers.

By On August 13, 2012 Respond
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Researchers Create Blood Vessels Using Inkjet Printer

Researchers Create Blood Vessels Using Inkjet Printer

Many recent break-through researches in the field of biology have been possible only due to the advanced technology that is available today. Scientists have used technologies to enhance their understanding of organs and organisms. Now, German research firm Fraunhofer Institute, the maker of MP3 format, is working on creating fully functional human blood vessels using specialized inkjet printers.

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Flickr Helps Scientists Discover New Species Of Insect

Flickr Helps Scientists Discover New Species Of Insect

Popular photo-sharing site Flickr has been one of the top photo storage and sharing sites for years now. But, helping a science discovery was unprecedented. According to a paper published in the journal ZooKeys, researchers have identified a previously unknown insect from a series of photos posted on Flickr.

By On August 12, 2012 Respond
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Scientists Use 26,000 Photos To Create 281-Gigapixel Embryo Image

Scientists Use 26,000 Photos To Create 281-Gigapixel Embryo Image

Electron microscopy has long been used as a technique to capture the details of cellular structures at a very micro level. However, until now, the technique was used only to capture a small part of an organism. Now, however, researchers have been able to apply the technique to capture ultra-high-resolution image of the entire zebrafish embryo.

By On August 9, 2012 Respond
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Study Finds Human Teeth are as Tough as Shark Teeth

Study Finds Human Teeth are as Tough as Shark Teeth

Although many people would never think this is possible, the science has confirmed it. Sharks don’t have stronger teeth than humans and here is the reason why. German based confirmed that sharks’ teeth are made of completely different materials and structure than those of humans.

By On August 8, 2012 Respond
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Quantum Cryptography Becomes More Practical With Photon Breakthrough

Quantum Cryptography Becomes More Practical With Photon Breakthrough

Quantum cryptography has been around for quite some time. And although it is considered probably the most secure form of cryptography, it hasn’t been particularly practical until now. Now, however, a more efficient way to produce photons may help bring this technology to mainstream.

By On August 7, 2012 Respond
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Researcher Predicts Which Olympic Events Will Break Records

Researcher Predicts Which Olympic Events Will Break Records

With so many Olympic sports being played out at the same time, it becomes really hard for an avid sports watcher to decide what to watch and what not to. Specifically, all of us want to watch any record-breaking performances live but there’s no way to tell when and where a record may be broken. Science may offer a solution to this problem now.

By On August 5, 2012 Respond
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Augmented Reality Lenses May Change Your Life Style In Future

Augmented Reality Lenses May Change Your Life Style In Future

Can you control someone’s mind or see what he/she is thinking? Can you connect to the world virtually? At present, you can’t but possibly in the future. However, a group of Israeli students have made a futuristic seven minute short film – Sight. The film shows what people could do wearing augmented reality lenses in the future. This short film has sparked both admiration and revulsion online.

By On August 2, 2012 Respond
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