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Scientists Create Organism With Artificial DNA!

Scientists Create Organism With Artificial DNA!

A research team in California has attempted to embed a piece of artificial genetic code in an organism. So far, it seems to be working fine and the organism is reproducing normally so that the off-springs carry the genetic alteration as well.

By On May 8, 2014 Respond
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Existence Of Element 117 Confirmed, Due To Join The Periodic Table Soon

Existence Of Element 117 Confirmed, Due To Join The Periodic Table Soon

If you thought the Periodic Table is a definitive catalog of all elements, think again. That’s because scientists have found compelling evidence of the existence of element 117, a superheavy element that is due to be added to the Periodic Table soon.

By On May 7, 2014 Respond
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Mount Everest’s Top Has More Radiation Than Annual Exposure At Nuclear Plants

Mount Everest’s Top Has More Radiation Than Annual Exposure At Nuclear Plants

Typically, when climbers decide to scale the mighty heights of Mount Everest, radiation is the last thing they are worried about. And yet, when they make it to the top, they are exposed to more radiation than a worker at a nuclear plant, a Scottish radiation expert has now revealed.

By On May 7, 2014 Respond
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Submarines May Soon See Above Water’s Surface With Virtual Periscope

Submarines May Soon See Above Water’s Surface With Virtual Periscope

A key give-away of a submarine is its periscope which rises out of the water’s surface in order to keep an eye on the enemy. Researchers are now working on a ‘virtual periscope’ which would let a submarine view above surface from under the water.

By On May 6, 2014 Respond
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Stephen Hawking Warns About The Rise Of The Robots And Artificial Intelligence

Stephen Hawking Warns About The Rise Of The Robots And Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence (AI) was a notion for lab researchers a decade or so ago. Today, each of us has a little part of AI in our handsets in the form of Siri, or Cortana or some other AI-based service. Stephen Hawking, the notable physicist, has now warned against the AI.

By On May 4, 2014 1 Response
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MIT Researches Help Detect Counterfeit Products With Nanocrystals

MIT Researches Help Detect Counterfeit Products With Nanocrystals

The counterfeit industry is a mini global economy raking in hundreds of billions of dollars annually. A group of MIT researchers now aims to disrupt this industry by offering an easy way of identifying counterfeit products with the help of nanocrystals.

By On May 3, 2014 Respond
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Scientists Finally Explain How Egyptians May Have Built The Pyramids

Scientists Finally Explain How Egyptians May Have Built The Pyramids

The Egyptian pyramids have been a cause of a lot of mystery and wonder. It has long been a riddle how the ancient Egyptians managed to use huge stones for such grand architecture. A new scientific theory finally attempts to explain this.

By On May 2, 2014 2 Responses
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Brazil Breeds Mosquitoes With Suicide Genes To Counter Dengue

Brazil Breeds Mosquitoes With Suicide Genes To Counter Dengue

The bite from a special type of mosquitoes carrying dengue can prove fatal. The type is found widely in Brazil and the country has now bred custom mosquitoes with a ‘suicide gene’ to tackle the problem.

By On April 29, 2014 Respond
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Bodies Of Domesticated Animals Release ‘Love Hormone’ Just Like Humans

Bodies Of Domesticated Animals Release ‘Love Hormone’ Just Like Humans

When a person is romantically attracted to another, or is touched by an act of kindness or such, his body releases a ‘love hormone’ called oxytocin. A fresh research now shows that the bodies of domesticated pets also release the same hormone.

By On April 27, 2014 Respond
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U.S. Military Turns 5.2-Ton Blackhawk Into World’s Biggest Remotely-Operated Helicopter

U.S. Military Turns 5.2-Ton Blackhawk Into World’s Biggest Remotely-Operated Helicopter

We have seen a number of remotely operated drones, mini helicopters and such military vehicles in the recent past. But what the U.S. military has done now outdoes all that. The military has successfully turned the 5.2-ton Blackhawk into a remotely-operated bird.

By On April 26, 2014 Respond
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Transfusions Of Lab-Manufactured Blood May Begin In 2016

Transfusions Of Lab-Manufactured Blood May Begin In 2016

Blood is of critical significance to humans. A sizable portion of the population around the globe is in a need of blood transfusions at any given time. Wellcome Trust aims to resolve this problem with lab-manufactured blood, which will be first transfused into an actual human by 2016.

By On April 25, 2014 Respond
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Scientists Discovered Unique Mineral In Australia

Scientists Discovered Unique Mineral In Australia

Every now and then, scientists across the world are discovering unknown but, precious things. And lately, some scientists have discovered a new mineral in Western Australia. According to those scientists, this mineral is “unique.”

By On April 23, 2014 Respond
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New Test Can Predict The Language-learning Prowess Of Individuals

New Test Can Predict The Language-learning Prowess Of Individuals

Some people are better at learning different and new languages than others. A U.S. military test has long been used to identify such individuals and now such a test may soon be made available to the general public.

By On April 23, 2014 Respond
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[Video] Watch How A Helium Balloon’s Bahavior Changed In A Moving Minivan

[Video] Watch How A Helium Balloon’s Bahavior Changed In A Moving Minivan

Lately, a very interesting experiment has been done. A helium balloon was tethered to the floor of a minivan. While the minivan started moving, the balloon’s behavior seemed something different. See the video for yourself – I bet, you won’t regret it.

By On April 22, 2014 Respond
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Pitch Drop Experiment Sees Ninth Pitch Drop After 84-Years Of Wait

Pitch Drop Experiment Sees Ninth Pitch Drop After 84-Years Of Wait

The famous Pitch Drop Experiment is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s longest-running laboratory experiment. And finally, this world’s longest-running experiment has seen ninth pitch drop after 84-year wait.

By On April 20, 2014 Respond
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