Category: Discoveries

Researchers Identify the Beneficial Role of Sleep

Researchers Identify the Beneficial Role of Sleep

Scientists studied the zebrafish model to find that sleep repairs the damage (done to the DNA during the waking hours) by increasing Chromosome Dynamics.   You might have observed that sleep disturbances have a drastic impact on your brain performance. Similarly, the lack of sleep for longer duration is linked with several brain disorders and…

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Bacteria can Eat and Breathe Electricity

Bacteria can Eat and Breathe Electricity

Researchers found some electricity-producing bacteria at the Yellowstone National Park. A researching team from Washington State University conducted a test at the famous alkaline hot springs of the Yellowstone National Park. At the time of testing, the temperature of the hot spring was actually quite HOT (around 90o C). The latest report suggested that some…

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Astrocomb will Significantly Improve the Search for Extraterrestrial Life

Astrocomb will Significantly Improve the Search for Extraterrestrial Life

The search for Earth-like planets will get a massive boost with the addition of Astrocomb in the planet-hunting telescope. The researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a customized frequency comb that is much more precise than the preceding technology. Astrocomb uses a spectrograph at the Hobby-Eberly Telescope to make…

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Eyes of Dead Spiders are Still Shining after 110 Million Years

Eyes of Dead Spiders are Still Shining after 110 Million Years

Researchers found brand new fossils of spiders in the Jinju Formation whose eyes are still shining 110 million years after their death. It is incredibly difficult to explore ancient spiders because they are soft and don’t fossilize as easily as exoskeletons. That’s the reason why the scientists involved in this research were extremely fascinated upon…

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Scientists Found an Ancient White Dwarf, J0207, with Multiple Dust Rings

Scientists Found an Ancient White Dwarf, J0207, with Multiple Dust Rings

The Backyard Worlds: Planet 9 project observed rings of debris and dust around an Earth-sized white dwarf star, called J0207. LSPM J0207+3331, which is usually known as the J0207, is the oldest and coldest white dwarf star known to humanity. Recently, research led by NASA showed multiple rings of dust around this white dwarf and…

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Scientists Found a Nearby River of Stars

Scientists Found a Nearby River of Stars

The Gaia Satellite of the European Space Agency helped the researchers to observe a billion-year-old river of stars. Many people might have read the novel, ‘River of Stars’ by Guy Gavriel Kay. However, what would be your reaction if we tell you that astronomers have discovered an actual river of stars by using the data…

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AntBot, a Robot that Moves without GPS

AntBot, a Robot that Moves without GPS

Researchers from the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) successfully developed the first-ever walking robot (called AntBot) that does not rely on the Global Positioning System (GPS). This newly-developed robot can explore the environment on its own without any GPS or maps. For this invention, the researchers of the CNRS were inspired by desert…

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Bees can Do Basic Mathematics

Bees can Do Basic Mathematics

Scientists reveal that bees can add or subtract provided they are given proper training.   Do you find even basic mathematics hard? The humble bees around us would politely disagree. According to a study published in ‘Science Advances’, the scientists from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) reported that bees can add or subtract…

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Artificial Intelligence can Now Recognize Words Directly from Brain Waves

Artificial Intelligence can Now Recognize Words Directly from Brain Waves

Scientists show that the conversion of brain waves into sound files can help us develop mind-reading devices. Mind reading using computer devices is here! Well, almost. And it’s not all that invasive and useless as initially thought. According to three recently published studies, the pattern of neurons firing can be used to output audio directly…

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Researchers Found Signs of Life in a Lake Deep Beneath Antarctica

Researchers Found Signs of Life in a Lake Deep Beneath Antarctica

According to a news report from Nature, an ice-covered lake in Antarctica is teeming with bacterial life. The southernmost continent of our planet, Antarctica, is generally considered an inhospitable wasteland of ice and snow but recent research shows that there is much more to it than the extreme environment. The researching team found colonies of…

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Scientists May Have Found a Time Capsule of the Big Bang

Scientists May Have Found a Time Capsule of the Big Bang

Astronomers have found the 3rd cloud of cosmic gas that has remained totally unaffected by the explosion of stars. Scientists have unveiled many secrets of our universe but its mysterious nature keeps on surprising us with even stranger phenomena. Some of the most bizarre celestial objects include Screaming Skull Nebulas, Cannibal Galaxies, and Hurricanes of…

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White Dwarf Stars are Turning into Crystals

White Dwarf Stars are Turning into Crystals

Astronomers from the University of Warwick have found direct evidence suggesting that the white dwarf stars are solidifying into crystals. A white dwarf star in a dense stellar core remnant, which is mostly made up of electron-degenerate matter. All the luminosity of these stars come from the stored thermal energy as there is absolutely no…

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700,000 Artifacts were found in Dutch Canal Excavation

700,000 Artifacts were found in Dutch Canal Excavation

A huge collection of remains were found in Amsterdam. Archeological Extractions have always helped humanity to find historical information about our past. The canals of Amsterdam were excavated, earlier this year, with the intentions of building a new metro line through the city. This archeological dig was one-of-its-kind as researchers found nearly 700,000 artifacts during…

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Models of Earth could be Improved by using Atomic Clocks

Models of Earth could be Improved by using Atomic Clocks

The latest development, at NIST, on Atomic Clocks might result in a redefinition of Second, the international unit of time. A clock device that uses an Electron Transition Frequency in the Optical, Ultraviolet, and Microwave region of the electromagnetic spectrum of atoms for its timekeeping element is called an Atomic Clock. They are the most…

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NASA is Working on Ultrafast Laser Machining for Multiple Spaceflight Applications

NASA is Working on Ultrafast Laser Machining for Multiple Spaceflight Applications

Scientists might be able to join dissimilar materials without epoxies following the latest development at the Goddard Space Flight Center of NASA. The anagram ‘LASER’ stands for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. The combined study of light and optics enabled man to artificially create lasers. Unlike natural light or conventional bulbs that emit multiple wavelengths of light, lasers…

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A New Composite Material can Regulate its Temperature

A New Composite Material can Regulate its Temperature

The bio-inspired engineering approach could lead to the most advanced materials, ever. The name itself suggests that a ‘Composite Material’ is made from two or more constituent materials, which have significantly different physical or chemical properties. Despite the fact that the individual components remain distinct in the final entity, the properties of the resulting composite…

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Researchers Found a World Class Geological Wonder in China

Researchers Found a World Class Geological Wonder in China

The enormity of a sinkhole in China is the thing what makes it a world-class site for all the geologists of the world. Earth offers an amazing display of nature’s beauty with all the magnificent landscapes around the globe. From snow-capped peaks to crystal clear streams and from lush green mountains to deep blue oceans,…

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Mosasaurs used their Bony Noses to Strike Prey

Mosasaurs used their Bony Noses to Strike Prey

The youngest-ever specimen of Mosasaurs reveals that they resembled killer whales when it comes to prey. All the fans of the movie ‘Jurassic World’ could easily relate to Mosasaurs, an enormous marine reptile that lived more than 65 million years ago. Orcas offer the most suitable option to understand this massive creature following a number…

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NASA is Testing Tiny Satellites to Track Global Storms

NASA is Testing Tiny Satellites to Track Global Storms

RainCube could lead to some accurate forecasts by improving the weather models. Weather Forecasting predicts the conditions of the atmosphere for a given location and time by making use of science and technology. Although humans have been doing this since forever, the formal efforts in this domain began in the 19th century. Experts gather quantitative…

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Mysterious Particles from Antarctica might Change the Laws of Modern Physics

Mysterious Particles from Antarctica might Change the Laws of Modern Physics

Scientists may have found a Supersymmetric particle called Stau Sleptons emerging from the Antarctic soil. Antarctica is located in the Antarctic region of the Southern Hemisphere. The southernmost continent of our planet is quite unique in itself but a recent study suggests that an even more strange particle is coming out of it. In March…

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Quantum Jumps can now be measured

Quantum Jumps can now be measured

The duration of photoemission can be measured precisely following a series of new experiments at the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics. The term ‘Quantum Jump’ refers to a concept when quantum particles jump from one energy level to another. These jumps are tiny, indivisible, and instantaneous. Despite the fact that scientists watch them appear…

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Oldest-Known Aquatic Reptiles Might Have Spent Some Time on Land

Oldest-Known Aquatic Reptiles Might Have Spent Some Time on Land

The study of fossils of Older Mesosaurs reflects that the adult reptiles didn’t spend most of their time in the sea. The reptiles who secondarily adapt to an aquatic or semi-aquatic life in a marine environment are called Aquatic Reptiles. A lot of reptiles adapted to the sea-life during the Mesozoic era including Mesosaurs, the…

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A 73,000-year-old Painting found in South Africa

A 73,000-year-old Painting found in South Africa

A team of researchers found the first known drawing of the world but couldn’t determine its meaning. Drawings have always been a part of human nature. Archaeologists have found a lot of signs at the early human sites in Australia, France, and South Africa which shows the inclination of humanity towards drawing. Recently, researchers found…

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Scientists have discovered the Most Wear-Resistant Metal Alloy

Scientists have discovered the Most Wear-Resistant Metal Alloy

The amalgamation of a traditional combination of metals with the latest engineering produces a gem of a material. Science has already provided us with remarkable solutions in all fields of life yet scientists seem more charged than ever, these days, to make new inroads. The researchers of the Sandia National Laboratories, Nic Argibay and Michael…

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The Thickness of the New Reverse Osmosis Membranes can be altered

The Thickness of the New Reverse Osmosis Membranes can be altered

A new innovation in reverse osmosis membranes helps in obtaining a much cleaner water from the seawater. Water plays a crucial role in human survival as it accounts for nearly 70% of our body. The human body and its internal anatomy require water in order to function. Cells, organs, and tissues help our body to…

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A Massive Boost to Information Technologies is on its Way

A Massive Boost to Information Technologies is on its Way

Skyrmions could lead to some extraordinary innovations in the field of information technology in the coming years. The term ‘Information Technology’ refers to a concept where computers are used to store, retrieve, manipulate, and transmit information. It is an essential component of the enterprise community in today’s digital. The overwhelming domination of technology in each…

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