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Graphene Quantum Dots Expand Role In Cancer Treatment And Bio-Imaging

The high-tech material graphene quantum dots with illuminating properties will have expanded use in cancer treatment and drug delivery. The material has innovated over metallic quantum dots with cost-effective production methods and properties for wider applications.

Medicine

Particle Bonanza: CERN Discovers Five Subatomic Particles

CERN scientists discovered five subatomic particles, which were excited states of Omega-c-zero, a baryon particle comprising two quarks and a charm quark. The excited states were carrying more energy than the standard particle of Omega-c-zero.

Energy

Meet Vantablack: The Blackest Material Known To Science

The blackest ever material Vantablack, invented by British researchers in 2014, has now got a spray version. It will paint physical objects and absorb 99.8 percent of light. In the original form, Vantablack is no paint but a special coating developed from an amalgam of carbon nanotubes measuring 20 nanometers each.

Material Science

NASA Gives Nod For 10 SmallSat Missions To Study Solar System: What Are Their Goals?

NASA has approved to launch 10 small satellite missions to explore the solar system. SmallSats have proven their utility for cutting edge science allowing easy deployment from larger spacecraft to carry out targeted investigations in the inner solar system.

Space

Italy Named World’s Healthiest Country In Bloomberg Survey

Italy has been named the healthiest country in the Global Health Index released by Bloomberg with the United States ranked at 34. The indexes found Italians relatively free from high blood pressure, cholesterol, and possess better mental health than others.

Public Health March 27, 2017

NASA Mulls Laser-Powered High-Speed Sky Internet For Mars, Moon Missions, And Beyond

NASA is working on LCRD (Laser Communications Relay Demonstration) for using laser communications to fast track communication between spacecraft and Earth. The upgrade will apply to many upcoming projects in deep space including Mars, lunar, and other missions.

Space March 27, 2017

Caution: Your Supermarket Grocery May Be Carrying More Germs Than Your Toilet

Germs found in groceries bought from supermarkets could be more than what is found in toilets. According to experts, microbes piggyback on produce from shops including supermarkets with the buyer not being aware of the gravity of the risk.

Public Health March 26, 2017

Southern Lights Delight At Antarctica: First Chartered Flight Flies Through Aurora Australis

The first ever chartered flight through Southern Lights from New Zealand to the Antarctic Circle has returned with 134 passengers. The eight-hour flight was organized by Otago Museum Director and astronomer Ian Griffin who is planning more.

Space March 26, 2017

Google Street View Maps Methane Leaks In US Cities: Here's Why It's Important

The mission of Google Street View cars backed by state-of-the-art sensors and analyzers is a significant one in informing Americans of potential leaks, allowing preventive steps. Methane leaks are a huge environmental hazard.

Earth/Environment March 25, 2017

Earth Hour 2017: Is Turning Off Your Lights For An Hour Really Helping The Environment?

Earth Hour on March 25, Saturday, at 8:30 p.m. will have city skylines going dark after the lights are off. More than 7,000 cities in 170 countries will join the event for promoting awareness on energy efficiency and climate change.

Earth/Environment March 25, 2017

Worried About Aging? Chuck Out 'Retired' Cells, Says Study

To combat old-age-related studies, a new study has suggested removing old senescent cells with a drug. Already tested on old rats, it had positive results showing enhanced stamina, youthfulness, and better functioning of organs.

Medicine March 24, 2017

Solar Panel Production Made Easy With New Photovoltaic Ink

Adding a fresh leg up to technologies seeking to replace silicon in solar panels, a photovoltaic perovskite ink has been created which dries up in a minute at 100°C on any surface, paving for cost-effective mass production.

Energy March 24, 2017

Sperm Count Using Your Smartphone? How About Trying These Weird Fertility Customs Around The World

Similar to home kits available to women to detect pregnancy, a smartphone app with 97 percent accuracy has been developed to test fertility in men. Technology apart, fertility rituals in many cultures are boosting fertility in their own way.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 24, 2017

New Li-Fi Type Reportedly 100 Times Faster Than Wi-Fi, Never Overloaded

In a major breakthrough to bring faster internet, researchers at the Eindhoven University of Technology have come up with a wireless network based on infrared rays with speed 100 times faster than any Wi-Fi. It is maintenance-free and does not need power at all.

Internet March 24, 2017

Vitiligo: Signs, Symptoms, And Everything You Need To Know About This Rare Skin Condition

As a pigmentation disorder, vitiligo appears anywhere on the body and affects the self-confidence of the affected person. Vitiligo is caused by the loss of cells responsible for pigmentation and the treatment involves different therapies.

Medicine March 23, 2017

Arctic Sea Ice Plummets To Record New Low For Winter

The sea ice level in the Arctic has hit a record low. At the winter peak in early March, it has come down to an ice area of 5.57 million square miles, less than the 35,000 square miles recorded in 2015.

Earth/Environment March 23, 2017

Uber CEO Musters Board’s Support: Overhaul Of Corporate Culture And New COO On The Way

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has been assured support by the board in tackling the company’s challenges at the image front following allegations against business practices. The board also said it is taking steps to overhaul Uber's corporate culture.

Business Tech March 23, 2017

'Tree On A Chip' Device Mimics Hydraulics Of Plants: Huge Step For Robotics?

The 'tree-on-a-chip' developed by MIT engineers is a microfluidic device that mimics the pumping in trees without any moving parts or external pumps. It is part of the efforts of scientists to create hydraulic robotics on a nano scale.

Material Science March 22, 2017

Mars Had Saturn-Like Rings, One Big Moon: Study

In a new insight on Mar’s moons, a study by Purdue University said Mars had rings in the past, and its two moons were actually the splintered parts of a big moon and that the planet may earn the rings again.

Space March 22, 2017

New Zealand Kea Parrot Has ‘Infectious Laugh’ That Puts Other Keas In A Playful Mood

A new study has claimed that New Zealand’s kea parrots express a sound that put other birds in a funny and playful mood. This is the first time a non-mammal has been found that ability akin to human laughter.

Animals March 21, 2017

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