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Earth May Be On The Verge Of Irreversible Environmental Changes

Earth May Be On The Verge Of Irreversible Environmental Changes

All the current environmental indicators for Earth are predicting a very bleak future. The human populace is expanding at a rapid pace, climate changes are growing more and more severe with the increasing effects of global warming and different kinds of catastrophes are striking different regions. Now, a group of scientists claim that Earth of on the verge of such biological changes which will be severely harmful as well as irreversible.

By On June 10, 2012 2 Responses
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A World Prepared For Earthquakes

A World Prepared For Earthquakes

We have seen earthquakes happening all over the world, specially in Japan. As it’s not possible to prevent earthquakes so, researchers have been trying for long time to find out a better way of detecting forthcoming earthquakes. So far, there is no system to predict earthquakes, Ananya Mukundan, a student scientist from Michigan using magnetic field sensors is trying to predict earthquakes.

By On June 9, 2012 1 Response
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Researchers Found Effective Cure For Prostate Cancer

Researchers Found Effective Cure For Prostate Cancer

Every year, some 200,000 Americans contract prostate cancer. While if the cancer is detected in the earlier stages, it can be treated fairly effectively. However, it the diagnosis is somehow delayed, the cancer spreads to the bones and becomes immune to conventional hormonal therapies. Now, a new research has presented a drug which may be the miracle for prostate cancer.

By On June 4, 2012 Respond
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Quantum Computers May Be Able To Simulate Particle Collisions In Future

Quantum Computers May Be Able To Simulate Particle Collisions In Future

Quantum computers are something that still exist just in theory and their practical manifestations may take a lot of years to appear. The concept behind such computers is that the switches in their processors will be able to be in ‘on’ and ‘off’ state at the same time, thus providing a whole load of extra possibilities for computing.

By On June 2, 2012 2 Responses
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16-Year Old Boy Solves 350 Years Old Puzzles Posed By Sir Isaac Newton

16-Year Old Boy Solves 350 Years Old Puzzles Posed By Sir Isaac Newton

Sir Isaac Newton was truly a genius. Whereas he was able to formulate his own theories about a number of things, he presented the world with certain mathematical puzzles which mathematicians couldn’t solve, even to this day. What is surprising enough is that now a 16-year old genius boy has solved these puzzles, taking the world aback.

By On May 28, 2012 4 Responses
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Video Game Help Doctors Detect Drug Abuse In Patients

Video Game Help Doctors Detect Drug Abuse In Patients

Overdoses of drugs can cause death. After a large number of deaths happened in 2009, doctors were confused whom to prescribe what level of drug dose. Since then, health care professionals were searching for better ways to distinguish patients who followed the prescription according to the prescribed, and who didn’t. Seems their worries are over. At Northwestern Memorial Hospital, the doctors are training themselves with a latest technology in order to better recognize the signs of addiction. A video game has been designed based on the research of Dr. Michael M. Fleming of Northwestern University Feingberg School of Medicine that utilizes the same technology used to train FBI agents in interrogation tactics – a combination of self-disclosure and non-verbal cues. With the help of the video game, doctors can identify signs of addiction easily in their patients.

By On May 28, 2012 Respond
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GeorgiaTech: Sound Increases Efficiency Of Boiling

GeorgiaTech: Sound Increases Efficiency Of Boiling

We caught this interesting development on PHYS.ORG today. A group of scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology has found a new way to increase boiling efficiency by 17% using acoustic techniques. They have used acoustic field to enhance heat transfer and boil the fluid faster. The acoustic field increases the heat transfer by removing the vapor bubbles from the heated surface and eliminates the formation of insulating vapor layer on the heated surface in this way. This, in turn, heats the fluid more efficiently and makes it boil faster.

By On May 27, 2012 Respond
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Oxford Scientists Starts Scientific Search For Yeti

Oxford Scientists Starts Scientific Search For Yeti

Some people especially Georgians believe that Yetis exist. Perhaps, they really exist. Now, scientists have requested cryptozoologists from all over the world to send them samples of unidentified animal. Cryptozoology is the study of animals whose existence is not proved yet. Scientists are planning to conduct genetic analysis of the material and identify what they might really be.

By On May 26, 2012 2 Responses
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Neuroscientists Develop Action Video Game To Aid Recovery From Stroke

Neuroscientists Develop Action Video Game To Aid Recovery From Stroke

Stroke can cause permanent neurological damage, complications, and death. It’s the leading cause of adult disability in the United States and Europe and the second leading cause of death worldwide. Stroke experts in the U.K. are working with Limbs Alive to develop a collection of action video games that encourage patients to re-learn arm and hand control of their weak limbs. In Short, the video game will help stroke patients to recover from physical disabilities.

By On May 20, 2012 1 Response
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Scientists Use Viruses To Generate Electricity, Promises To Harvest Electricity From Everyday Tasks

Scientists Use Viruses To Generate Electricity, Promises To Harvest Electricity From Everyday Tasks

Scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have developed a method for generating power using viruses that convert mechanical energy into electricity. Researchers have put viruses to work in the lab, using them to build tiny devices that gather energy from mechanical forces, and to run a small liquid-crystal display.

By On May 17, 2012 Respond
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Floating Robots With GPS-enabled Smartphones Will Track Water Flow: UC Berkeley

Floating Robots With GPS-enabled Smartphones Will Track Water Flow: UC Berkeley

At the University of California, a group of engineers have deployed a fleet of 100 floating robots in the Sacramento River. The robots were GPS-enabled and equipped with Smartphone. The purpose of the engineers was to demonstrate the next generation of water monitoring technology, promising to transform the way government agencies monitor one of the state’s most precious resources.

By On May 12, 2012 2 Responses
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Microsoft Works On MirageTable, A New Augmented Reality Device

Microsoft Works On MirageTable, A New Augmented Reality Device

Augmented reality devices have increasingly been gaining traction in the tech world and a number of companies are trying to create their own fully-functional augmented reality devices. Now, it has been revealed that the tech giant, Microsoft, is also working on one. It is being touted as ‘MirageTable’, essentially a tabletop set up where people at remote locations can come together, feeling that it is happening in real 3D.

By On May 10, 2012 1 Response
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NCESSE Announces Student Spaceflight Experiment Program For 2012-2013

NCESSE Announces Student Spaceflight Experiment Program For 2012-2013

The space science group National Center for Earth and Space Science Education (NCESSE) may take us on a ride for their fifth wave of microgravity experiments aboard the International Space Station. All international students including US from grade 5 to university level have been invited to submit their ideas until September 12th, 2012. No doubt, this is a golden opportunity for a student to show his talents.

By On May 8, 2012 Respond
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Tech Tycoons Join Hands In Asteroid Mining Venture

Tech Tycoons Join Hands In Asteroid Mining Venture

Film maker James Cameron along with others including Google CEO Larry Page and Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt, former Microsoft executive Charles Simonyi, former presidential candidate’s son Ross Perot Jr., personal spaceflight industry leader Peter Diamandis and others have announced the inauguration of Planetary Resources on April 24, 2012. The company, formerly known as Arkyd Astronautics, will develop and deploy commercial asteroid mining technologies to expand earth’s natural resource base.

By On April 29, 2012 1 Response
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LSST Will Build The World’s Largest Telescope

LSST Will Build The World’s Largest Telescope

A project to build a 3-billion pixel Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) has got the nod of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The project, overseen by LSST Corporation, has received Critical Decision -1 (CD-1) from DOE. A detailed engineering design, schedule, and budget phase will start shortly, and the construction of the telescope could begin 2014.

By On April 27, 2012 1 Response
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