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Astronomers capture detailed images of distant star (08:44)
Berlin, Aug 24 (IANS) Astronomers have captured the first detailed images of the surface and atmosphere of a star outside the solar system, a report said.

Your sweat can power wearable devices (16:36)
New York, Aug 23 (IANS) Researchers have developed stretchable fuel cells that extract energy from sweat and are capable of powering electronics, such as LEDs and Bluetooth radios.

Promising kidney disease cure to undergo first human trial in Australia (14:38)
Canberra, Aug 23 (IANS) A drug that successfully prevented kidney disease in diabetic mice is set to undergo its first human trial in Australia.

US solar eclipse: IISER-Kolkata team's prediction captures 'almost all major features correctly' (13:22) IANS Photo Service
Kolkata, Aug 23 (IANS) The prediction by a team of physicists led by IISER-Kolkata on how the corona of the sun would look during the August 21 'Great American Solar Eclipse' has captured "almost all the major features" of the corona correctly, a statement said on Wednesday.

Ancient snakes both like eels, burrowed like worms (11:26)
Canberra, Aug 23 (IANS) Ancient snakes may have been more adept at moving through water and living underground than their contemporary counterparts, research published by Australian scientists said on Wednesday.

Climate change likely to shrink fish size by 30%: Study (17:52)
Toronto, Aug 22 (IANS) Fish are expected to shrink in size by 20 to 30 per cent as a result of rising ocean temperatures due to climate change across the globe, claims a study.

'Rusty' lunar rock reveals Moon's interior is dry (14:14)
New York, Aug 22 (IANS) The Moon's interior is likely very dry, revealed an analysis of a 'rusty' lunar rock, while contradicting a study that showed evidence of water on the Moon.

Strong adolescence friendship bond may boost mental health (13:52)
New York, Aug 22 (IANS) Worried over your son or daughter being too friendly with his or her mates? Take heart, having strong and intimate friendships during adolescence may help improve several aspects of mental health such as anxiety, social acceptance, self-worth and symptoms of depression, researchers say.

Dino-killing asteroid darkened earth for two years: Study (12:16)
New York, Aug 22 (IANS) An asteroid that wiped off dinosaurs 66 million years ago would have also plunged earth into darkness for nearly two years, according to new research.

Once-in-a-century total solar eclipse sweeps across US (02:56) IANS Photo Service
Salem, Aug 22 (IANS) A once-in-a-century total solar eclipse is spanning the continental US on Monday, creating a 70-mile-wide (112-kilometre-wide) path of totality stretching from Oregon in the Pacific Northwest to South Carolina on the East Coast.

US solar eclipse: Experts predict 'flower-like' structure (18:16) IANS Photo Service
Kolkata, Aug 21 (IANS) Stargazers in the US will be able to observe a "flower-like" structure during Monday's 'Great American Solar Eclipse', a team of physicists led by IISER-Kolkata said, on how the corona of the sun will look during the total solar eclipse.

US gets ready for 1st total solar eclipse in 99 years (14:04) IANS Photo Service
Washington, Aug 21 (IANS) Stargazers in the US are in for a treat on Monday as the country is all set to witness the first total solar eclipse in 99 years.

Microsoft's speech recognition system achieves new milestone (11:52) IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, Aug 21 (IANS) Microsofts conversational speech recognition system -- designed to accurately recognises the words in a conversation like humans do -- has reached a 5.1 per cent error rate, its lowest so far.

Scientists, tech leaders want to stop 'killer robots' (07:26)
Sydney, Aug 21 (IANS) Scientists and prominent tech leaders have called for the United Nations (UN) to take action to stop the proliferation of "killer robots."

UK scientists create world's smallest surgical robot (16:48)
London, Aug 20 (IANS) British scientists have developed the worlds smallest surgical robot which could transform daily operations for tens of thousands of patients, the media reported on Sunday.

Lemon was a luxury item for ancient Romans: Study (18:22)
New York, Aug 19 (IANS) The humble citrus fruit lemon, a cash crop, was introduced in ancient Rome from Israel and was once considered an item of luxury as well as a status symbol for the ruling elite, a study has found.

Japan puts third GPS satellite into orbit (17:44)
Tokyo, Aug 19 (IANS) Japan on Saturday launched a rocket and put the third of its new quasi-zenith satellites into orbit to help improve the precision of the global positioning system.

Scientists to capture sunspot images during solar eclipse (13:44) IANS Photo Service
New York, Aug 19 (IANS) During the upcoming total solar eclipse on August 21, a team of solar physicists are planning to capture high-resolution sunspots -- the visible concentrations of magnetic fields on the Sun's surface -- at microwave radio wavelengths.

Scientists use supercomputers to preview total solar eclipse (12:12) IANS Photo Service
Washington, Aug 19 (IANS) Using supercomputers, researchers have forecast how the corona of the sun -- the aura of plasma that surrounds the sun and extends millions of kilometres into space -- will look during the upcoming total solar eclipse on August 21.

IIT Kharagpur to start genomics lab (23:24)
Kharagpur (West Bengal), Aug 18 (IANS) IIT Kharagpur is going start a genomics laboratory facility for students from all the branches of engineering, a statement said on Friday.

NASA's latest communications satellite arrives in orbit (22:52)
Washington, Aug 18 (IANS) NASA on Friday said its third and final in a series of next generation communications satellites has successfully been placed into orbit.

Earth-like planet may be lurking in nearby star system (16:20)
New York, Aug 18 (IANS) Scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have predicted that an Earth-like planet may be lurking in a star system just 16 light years away.

Discovery of simple method to extract DNA claimed (11:36)
By K.S. Jayaraman
Bengaluru, Aug 18 (IANS) Iraqi scientists at Al-Qasim Green University claim to have found a "universal, rapid and inexpensive" method for the isolation of DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) from the blood of a wide range of species for genomic studies.

Big asteroid to safely pass by Earth on September 1 (10:58)
Washington, Aug 18 (IANS) A large near-Earth asteroid will pass safely by our planet on September 1, at a distance of about seven million kilometres, NASA has said.

6,000-year-old Neolithic remains discovered in Istanbul (07:20)
Istanbul, Aug 18 (IANS) Archeologists have unearthed Neolithic remains believed to be dating back to 6,000 years during a new metro line construction in central Istanbul.

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