Science

1,700-year-old Ancient Tombstones found in Silk Road

November 27, 2014 / No Comments

Silk Road is widely considered as the most ancient trade route which connected China to the Roman Empire. [caption id="attachment_17059" align="aligncenter" width="467"] 1,700-year-old cemetery discovered[/caption] The historical significance of Silk Road is unquestionable even in the 21st century, and this is compelling archeologists to conduct excavations in the path. The recent news from this corner is regarding the discovery of an ancient cemetery ...

IIT Madras to be a part of SERN Experiment

November 26, 2014 / 2 Comments

Indian brains always have demand in all corners of the world, and the latest evidence of this trend came from the most anticipated experimental corner, The CERN. As per reports, IIT Madras, the premier educational institute in the nation is all set to be a part of the World known CERN Experiment. With this achievement, IIT madras became the first IIT and ...

Rhino-horse first traces found in Ancient India?

November 24, 2014 / No Comments

Have you always been curious about issues pertaining to evolution and continental drift? Well, this news may interest you. According to Los Angeles Times, a mammal, which is likely to be weigh 45-75 pounds, has radiated into the modern rhinoceros, hippopotamus and horse. This new story was published last week in the journal called Nature Communications. Described nine years ago as Cambaytherium thewissi ...

Biggest Parrot-Beak Dinosaur Fossil Excavated From Siberia

November 17, 2014 / No Comments

‘Psittacosaurus sibiricus’ also known as Parrot beaked dinosaur is widely considered as the most species-rich dinosaur genus which ruled the earth millions of years ago. The recent excavations which happened near the village of Shestakovo in Kemerovo region in western Siberia unearthed the fragments of the biggest known parrot beaked dinosaur. Large scale excavations are going on in and around Shestakovo for ...

Asia’s first Science Gallery to be set up in Bengaluru

November 14, 2014 / No Comments

Bengaluru, the IT hub of the nation will be soon known as the first place in Asia to house a science gallery. If everything goes well, the first Science Gallery in Asia will be set up at the Indian Institute of Science Campus by 2018. The news has been confirmed when the Karnataka Government officially signed an agreement with the 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 ...