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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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