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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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New MIT Model Shows The Top Contagion-Spreading US Airports

New MIT Model Shows The Top Contagion-Spreading US Airports

We live in a very connected world. And in this connected world, a contagion or a disease spreads from one part to the other like wildfire. Now, an MIT model shows which US airports top the list in spreading different diseases. New York’s John F Kennedy airport and Los Angeles airports sit squarely at the top of the list.

By On July 31, 2012 Respond
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New Medical Device Lets You Write Through Eye Movements

New Medical Device Lets You Write Through Eye Movements

For long, researchers have sought to find ways to track eye movements and use that as signals to control different devices. Until now, this was impossible because eye movements make a lot of involuntary as well as voluntary movements. And it’s quite hard to distinguish between the two. However, now Dr Jean Lorenceau at Universite Pierre et Marie Curie-Paris has been able to overcome this critical problem. He has been able to devise a medical device which can accurately read voluntary eye movements and then translate them into words.

By On July 30, 2012 Respond
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Russian Entrepreneur Offers ‘Immorality’ To Billionaires

Russian Entrepreneur Offers ‘Immorality’ To Billionaires

Ever since time immemorial, mankind has tried hard to find the elixir to immortality. But to this day, immorality has been a myth and a mere fiction. Now, however, recent advancements in science may finally turn this fantasy into reality.

By On July 29, 2012 Respond
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Photochemical Restores Vision In Blind Mice, May Allow Blind People See Again

Photochemical Restores Vision In Blind Mice, May Allow Blind People See Again

Eyesight restoration has deservedly been the subject of much research over the years. Recently, researchers have discovered a chemical that temporarily restores vision to blind mice. Now, the team is working on an improved compound to restore vision in people.

By On July 28, 2012 Respond
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17-Year-Old Girl Develops Artificial ‘Brain’ For Breast Cancer Diagnosis

17-Year-Old Girl Develops Artificial ‘Brain’ For Breast Cancer Diagnosis

A 17-year-old girl, Brittany Wegner, has devised the least invasive way to assess the presence of breast cancer from tissue samples. The technique uses a cloud-based neural network (or an artificial ‘brain’) to analyze tissue samples for breast cancer. The project brought Wegner the first prize in this year’s Google Science Fair.

By On July 26, 2012 Respond
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Researchers Develop Femtosecond Laser That Can Treat Cancer

Researchers Develop Femtosecond Laser That Can Treat Cancer

To fight against cancer, researchers are continuously working to find out newer ways. They are upgrading the current methods to treat cancer. Recently, researchers at the University of Tennessee’s Space Institute have developed a Femtosecond laser. Scientists are hoping to use it as a weapon against cancer.

By On July 26, 2012 Respond
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Physics Answers How Basketball Players Can Win The Game

Physics Answers How Basketball Players Can Win The Game

The game of basketball is filled with science. Physics, gravity, motion, action and reaction – all factors can be found in the game. However, throwing the ball towards the basket and scoring is most important in this game. After all, the team which scores most wins the game. But shooting the basketball towards the basket in order to pot it is not that much easy. Engineers have calculated that players can perfectly shot the ball towards the basket and pot into it just by learning some methods or techniques.

By On July 25, 2012 Respond
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German Engineers Discover World’s Lightest Material – Aerographite. It’s Lighter Than Air

German Engineers Discover World’s Lightest Material – Aerographite. It’s Lighter Than Air

Engineers at the University of Kiel (in Germany) and Hamburg University have discovered the world’s lightest material by chance. It’s called aerographite. It is 6 times lighter than air and 75 times lighter than Styrofoam (a closed-cell extruded polystyrene foam). At the same time, aerographite is said to be incredibly strong, yet very flexible.

By On July 24, 2012 Respond
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Artificial Jellyfish Created From Silicone And Rat’s Heart

Artificial Jellyfish Created From Silicone And Rat’s Heart

Bioengineers from Harvard University have created an artificial Jellyfish using silicone and muscle cells from a rat’s heart. Scientists have named the synthetic creature a Medusoid. The discovery can be used to save lives in the future.

By On July 23, 2012 Respond
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May Be Science Could Answer “How A Dog Gave Birth To A Cat?”

May Be Science Could Answer “How A Dog Gave Birth To A Cat?”

We have heard many weird things, but nothing like this one. A man from South Korea has claimed that his pet dog gave birth to a cat after “a prolonged ramble one night”. Can our medical or genetic science find the answer “how a dog gave birth to a cat?”

By On July 23, 2012 Respond
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Bionic Eye Implant To Give Vision Back To The Blinds

Bionic Eye Implant To Give Vision Back To The Blinds

Technology is waiting to welcome another major breakthrough in the realms of medical care. A team consisting of scientists from USA, Israel and from different countries of Europe is developing a bionic retina implant that can restore vision of the blinds. People with blindness caused by retinal degenerative diseases could get their vision back using this bionic retina. The clinical trial of the bionic retina implantation is likely to begin in 2013.

By On July 19, 2012 Respond
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Meet The Most Powerful Laser In The World

Meet The Most Powerful Laser In The World

Around three months earlier, we reported that scientists at Ohio State University been planning to test a 500 trillion watt laser. Now, another group of physicists at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s National Ignition Facility in Livermore, California have broken the record. The new laser can deliver the highest-power laser shot with a collection of beams delivering more than 500 trillion watts of peak power. At present, this is the most powerful laser in the world.

By On July 18, 2012 1 Response
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The World’s First Pill For HIV Prevention Approved In US

The World’s First Pill For HIV Prevention Approved In US

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a pill for prevention of HIV for the first time. The pill, named Truvada, isn’t new in treating AIDS. But, it has been approved for a new application by FDA on Monday. And, it is the world’s first drug to be approved for prevention of HIV. Truvada can now be used by healthy adults as a prevention of HIV along with other preventive measures in the US.

By On July 18, 2012 Respond
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