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Lasers turn glass into metal

Extremely strong laser pulses can cause a current that persists for a while, even after the pulse has faded out.(reuters)

Scientists have used laser pulses to change the properties of quartz glass into metal...

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TRMM's planned three-year mission has already lasted 17 years and provided researchers with an unprecedented data. (NASA image)
Fuelless NASA rainfall satellite starts to fall
A long-lived NASA satellite launched in 1997 to measure rainfall in the tropics has run out of fuel.

SpaceX delays launch after test rocket explosion

Space Exploration Technologies will delay the launch of its next Falcon 9 rocket by up to two weeks....

Mars Mission: ISRO scientists gear up for challenging task

The Rs 450-crore project 'Mangalyan' was launched on board the PSLV on November 5 last year.

'Robo Brain' to teach robots how to mimic humans

Researchers, including Indian-origin scientists, have designed a 'Robo Brain'.

New computer programme knows how you are feeling

Researchers have designed a computer programme that can accurately recognise users' emotional states...
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'Thigh bone' on Mars is just another rock: NASA
A rock spotted by Curiosity rover on Mars may look like a femur bone, but it is just a weathered Mar...
The intelligent-life lottery
Some argue that with billions of stars in our galaxy, there must be other civilisations. But others ...
Your toothpaste's fluorine formed in the stars
The fluorine that is found in products such as toothpaste was likely formed billions of years ago
Fish and coral can smell bad neighborhood: Scientist research
Pacific corals and fish both can smell a bad neighbourhood and use that ability to avoid settling in...
India's Mars orbiter to reach red planet in 33 days: ISRO
India's ambitious Mars Orbiter Mission was just nine million kilometres away from the red planet: IS...
SpaceX rocket explodes during test flight
A SpaceX rocket exploded in midair during a test flight, though no one was injured
Electric sparks may have altered properties of lunar soil
Scientists have found that high-energy particles from uncommon, large solar storms penetrate the Moo...
Cities making spiders grow bigger and multiply faster
City-dwelling spiders grow larger and could produce more offsprings than their country cousins: Rese...
New algorithm lets drones monitor their own health
MIT scientists have developed a new algorithm that lets drones monitor their own health.
Inexpensive solar powered lens purifies polluted water
A university student in the US has developed an inexpensive solar lens that uses sunlight to heat.
Now, beam your messages, pics to Mars
The company Uwingu in Boulder, Colorado has launched its "Beam Me to Mars" project.
Neanderthals and humans had 'ample time' to mix
Humans and Neanderthals may have coexisted in Europe for more than 5,000 years...
NASA's Curiosity rover stalled by sand trap on Mars
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity may have to find an alternative route to the base of a huge Red Planet m...
Tyre makers race to turn dandelions into rubber
The tyre industry has long felt uneasy about its complete reliance on rubber-tree.
New device generates solar energy without blocking view
Scientists have developed a new device that when placed over a window creates solar energy.
Higgs Boson can explain earliest expansion of Universe
Universe started with a giant explosion known as the Big Bang, and has been expanding ever since.
Nature inspires greener way to make colourful plastics
Scientists have developed a new kind of coating that gives plastic its colour without the use of dye...
Peek into brain shows how kids learn math skills
At some point, children quit counting your fingers and just know the answer..
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