Science

Vantablack – the darkest material absorbs only 0.035% light

July 15, 2014 / 1 Comment

Vantablack is the darkest material made by the British Company Surrey NanoSystems. It is made of nanohair, which is 1000 times thinner than human hair and are packed so closely that it prevents light to enter. It is so dark that nothing can be as dark as it is. The Vantablack has a number of applications. It is used in astronomical cameras, ...

Video: Bring Home A Six-Legged Robot That Can Take On Your Car

May 27, 2014 / 1 Comment

Would you want to take home a robot that is about two feet tall, weighs about 3 pounds and can hit speeds of nearly 20 mph (32 kmph) with ease? And the latest Kickstarter project promises that you get one of these for as little as just $299! Dubbed as the OutRunner robot, this small wonder was created by Robotics Unlimited, ...

Miniature Drug Delivery: World’s Smallest And Fastest Nanomotor Is Here!

May 22, 2014 / 1 Comment

The future of medicine could well be safe and secure in the hands of tiny robotic wonders that move through your bed stream and deliver drugs precisely at the spot of infection of tumors. In a breakthrough development, scientists at the University of Texas have come up with the world’s fastest, smallest and longest running nanomotor. Less than one micrometer in size, ...

Cool Drunk Fish Bowl Over The Sober Ones With Bold Moves!

May 21, 2014 / No Comments

Somehow, both smoking and drinking have always carried a sense of ‘coolness’ along with them and it seems like this trait is not exclusive to the human world. In a strange turn of events, it is the drunk fish that always end up being the “designated drivers” of the school, as a recent research showed! Yup, when you think of fish and ...

Ancient Skull In An Underwater Cave Reveals Origins Of Early Native Americans

May 16, 2014 / No Comments

Some of the greatest discoveries on the planet were accidents, but a whole different kind of accident is revealing the origins of the first Native Americans to modern science. The skull of a young girl who fell into the Hoyo Negro underwater cave in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula is unraveling new details about early Native Americans and their genetic lineage. The remains of ...

An Asteroid Winter Responsible For Dinosaur Extinction 66 Million Years Back

May 15, 2014 / No Comments

The extinction of dinosaurs is one of the most hotly debate topics among paleontologists across the world. Thanks to Hollywood’s impressive portrayal of these giants that once ruled the planet, ‘dinosaur wipeout’ is a topic that also generates plenty of interest among the casual science buff. And researchers seem to have finally stumbled across a definitive answer. A huge asteroid that crashed into ...

17-million-years-old giant sperm found in Australia [video]

May 14, 2014 / 1 Comment

One of the most extraordinary thing happened, when a scientist discovered an ancient giant sperm in Australia. According to Business Standard’s post of May 14, 2014, a giant sperm has been found which is longer than a crustacean’s male body and is supposedly 17-million-years-old. This particular found is a great opportunity for the scientists to dig deep into the kind of species ...

Brain Injury Transforms Man Into A Math Genius!

May 7, 2014 / No Comments

Ever considered taking a knock on the head or two to up your math scores? Well, it might not be the safest way, but in case of Jason Padgett, a furniture salesman in Tacoma, Washington, it got the job done! Having sustained severe injuries after he was assaulted outside a bar in 2002, Padgett turned out to see the world around him ...

Video: Rare Goblin Shark Netted In Gulf Of Mexico

May 6, 2014 / No Comments

In a rare catch, commercial angler Carl Moore netted a goblin shark in the Gulf of Mexico. While unsure of his catch when he saw the blade-like snout, he clicked the images, which confirmed that it was indeed a goblin shark. The goblin shark is a rare species of shark that is only found in deeper seas. This is the second ...

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 ...