Science

Researchers Confirm Y Chromosome Does Much More Than Just Determine Sex

April 24, 2014 / No Comments

For long, the smaller Y chromosome was considered as just a factor which reversed the default state of being female. But new research suggests that there is a lot more attached to this diminutive chromosome. New surveys that map its evolutionary history of the chromosome suggest that it consists of genes which govern the general operation of the genome. All cells in ...

European Space Observatory Finds New X-Rays; A Galaxy With Two Black Holes Discovered

April 24, 2014 / No Comments

In a rare unexpected chance, XMM-Newton, the European space observatory, has discovered two huge black holes in a galaxy that’s now known to be 2 billion light years away from earth. The news comes from a paper that’s expected to be a part of Astrophysical Journal’s May 10 issue. The European space observatory is known to check at fixed points for while ...

Researchers In Japan Unravel Cutting-Edge Ultraviolet Lamp

April 23, 2014 / No Comments

Ultraviolet light is always dubbed as the villain that is the root cause for many evils that range from skin cancer to searing hot summers. But then, selective use of UV light in certain situations also has many advantages. Tapping precisely into these wide array of benefits is the latest lamp developed by scientists in Japan that emits high-energy ultraviolet (UV) light ...

New Mineral Discovered In Western Australia Named Putnisite

April 23, 2014 / No Comments

Scientists in Australia have discovered a new mineral that occurs as tiny dark pink or dark green crystals on volcanic rocks. Named Putnisite, after Aussie mineralogists Andrew and Christine Putnis, the mineral is unique both in its composition and structure, making it one-of-a-kind among the 4,000 known minerals across the globe! The new mineral does not seem to occur in crystals that ...

Half Of Americans Skeptical About The Big Bang Theory

April 22, 2014 / No Comments

Have you seen that episode of Friends when Phoebe drives Ross mad by the questioning the very basis of theory of evolution? Seems like many in America folk are equally skeptical about the Big Bang theory and a recent poll conducted by GfK Public Affairs & Corporate Communications shows that only 30 percent are actually convinced that the event actually happened. Over ...

Indian American Scientist Develops 50-Cent Paper Microscope!

April 3, 2014 / No Comments

One of the things about modern healthcare is that it is often beyond the economic reach of the vast majority. “Anything we came up with, if we can’t scale it to the cost it needs to be, it doesn’t really reach anywhere”, says the inventor of the incredibly low-cost paper microscope, Manu Prakash. A bioengineer at Stanford, his latest invention might ...

Madurai Girls Bag Third Prize in NASA Space Settlement Design Contest

April 1, 2014 / 3 Comments

The annually conducted NASA Space Settlement Contest has hundreds of schools from across the globe vying for top honors. Bringing back the bronze to the temple town of Madurai from the prestigious competition are the girls from Sri Saradha Vidyalayam Matriculation Higher Secondary School. Conducted jointly by NASA Ames Research Center and the National Space Society (NSS), the competition encourages students to ...

Karbonn A6 Android phone seen running Windows Phone theme

April 6, 2013 / No Comments

Windows Phone UI is unique and pretty great. If you can purchase a WP phone, then well and good. Windows Phone and Windows Phone 8 have charmed quite a lot of people, even those who own an iOS or Android, which is why there are Windows Phone themes available for these platforms that are jailbroken. But there is another option available ...

Kenyan Teen Invents LED System to Protect Livestock

March 12, 2013 / No Comments

Thirteen-year-old Richard Turere and his family live near the Nairobi National Park, Kenya and raise livestock. The boy has been helping his family protect their cattle herd from lion attacks since age nine. But he had always been frustrated because lions managed to steal their livestock. But last year after participating in a global talent search last year he found ...

Effects of Vehicle Fuel Economy, Distance Travelled and Vehicle Load on Amount of Fuel Used Studied

March 6, 2013 / No Comments

The fuel consumption in vehicles can be checked by bringing about changes in 3 parameters, such as vehicle’s fuel economy, distance travelled and vehicle load. A study conducted by University of Michigan along with Sustainable Worldwide Transportation on the extent of travel in personal vehicles and fuel consumption based on data obtained from the US Department of Transportation (RITA, 2013) ...