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Japanese scientists make battery breakthrough

November 29, 2017 1:53 am
Japanese scientists make battery breakthrough

This picture, taken at the Bluebus factory in Ergue-Gaberic, western France, on October 12, 2017 shows lithium batteries used in an electric bus. (By AFP) Japanese scientists have developed a new type of chemical that could bring about a breakthrough in battery making by facilitating greater power storage. A team […]

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Scientists in Egypt find huge ‘void’ in Great Pyramid of Giza

November 2, 2017 10:40 pm
Scientists in Egypt find huge ‘void’ in Great Pyramid of Giza

Great Pyramid of Giza (File photo) A huge undiscovered “void”, the size of a jet plane, has been found inside the Great Pyramid of Egypt. The 30-meter-long secret chamber, sealed off 4,500 years ago, has remained untouched until this day, scientists revealed on Thursday. The discovery, named simply “Big Void”, has been […]

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Scientists in Egypt find huge ‘void’ in Great Pyramid of Giza

10:40 pm
Scientists in Egypt find huge ‘void’ in Great Pyramid of Giza

Great Pyramid of Giza (File photo) A huge undiscovered “void”, the size of a jet plane, has been found inside the Great Pyramid of Egypt. The 30-meter-long secret chamber, sealed off 4,500 years ago, has remained untouched until this day, scientists revealed on Thursday. The discovery, named simply “Big Void”, has been […]

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UK scientists and engineers create small surgery robot

August 20, 2017 10:30 pm
UK scientists and engineers create small surgery robot

UK researchers revolutionize robotic surgery by using mobile technology to create “smart robotic surgeons.” (File photo) Scientists have developed the world’s smallest surgical robot, an achievement that could bring about a major transformation in medical operations. The robot, called Versius, was built by a team consisting of 100 UK scientists […]

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Scientists at a Massachusetts company create safer pig organs with goal of transplants for humans

August 12, 2017 1:02 pm
Scientists at a Massachusetts company create safer pig organs with goal of transplants for humans

In what could be a game-changer for modern medicine, scientists use gene-editing technology to clone piglets that lack a potentially dangerous retrovirus. (File photo by Reuters) Scientists at a Massachusetts company seeking to make pig organs safe enough to be transplanted into humans have used gene-editing technology to clone piglets […]

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Exercise, controlled blood pressure, brain training reduce dementia risk: American Medical Experts

June 26, 2017 2:00 pm
Exercise, controlled blood pressure, brain training reduce dementia risk: American Medical Experts

A brain scan (file photo) A regular fitness program alongside controlled blood pressure and brain training could help reduce the risk of dementia at an old age, say American medical experts. There is “encouraging” evidence, although inconclusive, to support these three interventions for brain health, according to a new report released […]

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Europe approves project to find Earth-like planets

June 21, 2017 10:30 pm
Europe approves project to find Earth-like planets

This artist rendering provided by NASA/JPL-Caltech shows some of the 219 new planet candidates, 10 of which are near-Earth size and in the habitable zone of their star identified by NASA’s Kepler space telescope. (Photo by AP) Europe has given the green light to a project to find habitable planets […]

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NASA discovers 10 more Earth-size planets

June 20, 2017 10:30 pm
NASA discovers 10 more Earth-size planets

The system, called KOI-961, hosts the three smallest exoplanets known so far. (Photo by NASA/JPL-Caltech) NASA revealed Monday 10 new rocky, Earth-sized planets that could potentially have liquid water and support life. The Kepler mission team released a survey of 219 potential exoplanets — planets outside of our solar system […]

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Crop circles: Scientist says they’re real and contain hidden messages

March 12, 2017 2:30 am
Crop circles: Scientist says they’re real and contain hidden messages

Crop circlesin Wiltshire, England. Photo / Getty Images It all started with a UFO sighting. Dr Horace Drew, 61, was just 10 years old when he allegedly saw an unidentified, silver, windowless craft hovering in the sky near his suburban home, in Jacksonville, Florida. The encounter lasted only moments but […]

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Scientists find 3.77-billion-year-old fossils

March 1, 2017 10:30 pm
Scientists find 3.77-billion-year-old fossils

Hematite tubes shown in the image represent the oldest microfossils and evidence of life on earth. Scientists in Canada have found fossils that are thought to be the remnants of the earliest trace of life on earth. According to the new study, published in the journal Nature, the straw-shaped microfossils are […]

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Scientists discover whole solar system potentially harboring life : NASA

February 23, 2017 6:30 am
Scientists discover whole solar system potentially harboring life : NASA

An artist’s rendering of the view from the fifth planet orbiting TRAPPIST-1 (Illustration by NASA) NASA has announced that its Spitzer Space Telescope has found seven Earth-like planets in the orbit of a small star located some 40 light-years away. “The discovery gives us a hint that finding the next […]

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How did our ancient ancestors face climate change? Scientists peek thousands of years back

February 15, 2017 10:30 pm
How did our ancient ancestors face climate change? Scientists peek thousands of years back

The New Guinea Highlands have revealed insights into how our ancient ancestors fared with past climate change. Photo / 123RF Mankind is already adapting to the widespread impacts of future climate change – but how did we do it in the past? Otago University researchers, along with colleagues from the […]

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New Zealand researcher: Ebola linked to deforestation

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New Zealand researcher: Ebola linked to deforestation

Researchers have found a potential factor in the outbreak of Ebola virus – deforestation. Photo / 123RF New research co-authored by a New Zealand scientist has linked deforestation in Central and West Africa to the deadly Ebola virus. The study, published today in journal Scientific Reports, finds that forested areas that […]

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Scientists announce 2016 as warmest year on record

January 19, 2017 9:30 am
Scientists announce 2016 as warmest year on record

The year 2016 has officially been named as the hottest year on record, making it the third year in a row to rank hotter than all previous years. The announcement was made by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and NASA on Wednesday. In 2016, the average surface temperatures […]

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Nasa detects two space rocks heading towards Earth – but it still can’t work out whether one is an asteroid or a comet

January 9, 2017 4:30 am
Nasa detects two space rocks heading towards Earth – but it still can’t work out whether one is an asteroid or a comet

An unknown object will approach Earth’s orbit, passing at a distance of nearly 32 million miles. Photo / 123RF This week a comet that started life in the outer reaches of our solar system will be visible from Earth for the first time, as it approaches our planet’s orbit. The […]

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