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Curiosity finds high concentrations of silica on Mars, suggesting ‘water activity’

American space agency NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has found higher than expected concentrations of silica, suggesting considerable water activity on the Red Planet.

The Curiosity rover has for some time been exploring the Bagnold Dune Field on the Red Planet’s lower Mount Sharp. While... read more

US Air Force Planes Soon To Have Star War Type Laser Guns

US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) to soon equip the US Air Force planes with star war type laser guns. AFRL said it will be demonstrating the technology by as early as 2020.

Presently, the larger aircrafts are able to carry laser weapons fit for their size. But developing effective... read more

A computer can tell you how memorable your photos are

A computer can tell you how memorable your photos are. MIT scientists have created an algorithm that can foretell how forgettable or memorable a picture is nearly as exactly as human beings.

In a press release, Aditya Khosla, the lead author on a related paper, said, “Understanding... read more

Toxic Algae Outbreak Might Worsen Due To Warming Of Lakes

Researchers through a recently conducted study have found that rise in temperature of lakes all of the world will trigger toxic algae outbreak which will be very harmful for marine ecosystem.

The study co-funded by NASA and the National Science Foundation suggested that increase in lake... read more

Chinese Academy of Sciences launches the country's first dark matter satellite

China has participated in the worldwide competition on a scientific frontier, the lookout for dark matter, with the latest study instruments and facilities that have pushed the expectations for answers.

The Chinese Academy of Sciences launched the first dark matter satellite of the county... read more

Orbital Finally Launches Cargo Ship For ISS

Orbital ATX was finally able to launch its Cygnus cargo ship on Sunday from the Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral. The spacecraft contains 7,400 pounds of space station cargo that will be supplied to the ISS. The anticipated arrival of the cargo ship on the orbiting station is later during... read more

Rise in lake temperature can lead to harmful algae blooms: Report

Researchers through a newly conducted study have warned that rise in temperature in lakes will give rise to harmful algae blooms and the conditions will worsen with time. It will also lead to low-oxygen zones that will be hazardous to fish.

The researchers, after analyzing 235 lakes that... read more

1A-Latest X Prize Challenge Pushes to Map Earth’s Oceans and win Lots of Money

X Prize is giving an opportunity to sea-loving explorers to map ocean floor and win lots of money. Peter Diamandis founded non-profit organization announced the new challenge Monday at the annual American Geophysical Union conference in San Francisco.

Chief executive officer of X... read more

NASA to receive $19.3 billion funding Next Year for Commercial Crew Program

NASA’s dream to send astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) from the United States will be fulfilled in 2017 as a budget deal is expected to pass this week. The deal will fully fund the space agency’s Commercial Crew Program.

The mill also includes the full $1.24 billion that... read more

Scientists discover evidence for the first ‘grinding’ tool associated with non-humans

Humans are not the only animals that can use tools. Now, scientists and researchers have found proof for the first ‘grinding’ tool linked to a non-human. The animal that uses it is quite unexpected, its wild parrots.

Wild parrots use pebbles for grinding supplements out of shells, and... read more

New Microscope from MIT Engineers Can Scan 2,000 Times Faster Than Commercial Models

Atomic Force Microscopes (AFMs) are specifically designed to capture images of structures as small as a fraction of a nanometer. But scanning these images was very tough. Now MIT engineers have designed an AFM that scans images 2,000 times faster than available models.

Using this high-... read more

Man's best friend came about more than 33,000 years ago

A latest research has suggested that man's best friend has come after generations of wolves scavenged alongside humans over 33,000 years back in south East Asia. According to the first study of dog genomes, dogs became self-domesticated with their slow evolution from wolves that came along... read more

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