Times of India : science
New robotic device helps spine injury patients sit more comfortably: Study  09h45 06 janvier
NASA scientists map wind flow pattern on Mars  09h26 13 décembre
NASA scientists have mapped the global wind circulation patterns in the upper atmosphere of Mars- 120 to 300 kilometers above the Red Planet’s surface. The researchers reprogrammed probes aboard NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) spacecraft to collect wind measurements on the Red...
Chandrayaan 2’s orbiter observes solar flares, will help understand Sun better  02h05 11 octobre
A payload on board Chandrayaan-2’s orbiter, circling the Moon’s orbit at 100km, has measured solar flares between September 30 and October 1, which will help scientists better understand various processes on the Sun. Currently, the solar cycle is heading towards minima and the Sun has been...
Capsule may spell end to painful insulin jabs  07h38 10 octobre
Many drugs, especially those made of proteins, cannot be taken orally because they are broken down in the gastrointestinal tract before they can take effect. The researchers at MIT and Novo Nordisk, have designed a new drug capsule that can carry insulin or other protein drugs and protect them from...
Internet may alter brain functions: Study  09h18 09 juin
Curiosity rover finds clay cache on Mars: Nasa  13h15 30 mai
Nasa’s Curiosity Mars rover has found the highest amounts of clay minerals ever found during its mission on the red planet, the US space agency said. It is likely that the rocks in the area formed as layers of mud in ancient lakes. Other than proof that there was a significant amount of water once...
Strength training may cut diabetes risk in obese people  16h52 17 mars
Strength training over a short time period may be a fast and effective strategy for reducing the risk of fatty liver disease and diabetes in obese people, a study has found.
Eating walnuts may lower depression risk: Study  12h26 08 février
Researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in the US found that depression scores were 26 per cent lower for walnut consumers and eight per cent lower for consumers of other nuts, compared to those who did not eat nuts at all. Walnut consumption was more closely associated...
Fast radio burst linked to alien source discovered  08h14 13 janvier
The repeating FRB was one of a total of 13 bursts detected over a period of just three weeks during the summer of 2018. Additional bursts from the repeating FRB were detected in following weeks. Of more than 60 FRBs observed to date, repeating bursts from a single source had been found only once...
ESA probe beams unveils Mars landscape shaped by water, wind and ice  13h50 25 novembre
Mars is a planet of two halves. In places, the northern hemisphere of the planet sits a full few kilometres lower than the southern; this clear topographic split is known as the martian dichotomy, and is an especially distinctive feature on the Red Planet’s surface.
Unique ’fingerprints’ can help track 3D-printed guns  13h36 21 octobre
According to researchers from University at Buffalo in the US, 3D-printers leave unique ’fingerprints’ on its products, which can be identified by their PrinTracker . Like a common inkjet printer, 3D printers move back-and-forth while printing an object.
Chinese scientists complete genome sequencing of tropical sage plant  15h29 25 juin
Xin Haibo, senior engineer with the Beijing Institute of Gardening Science and a member of the research team, said establishing the plant’s genetic mechanism is valuable for breeding and editing the genomes of other co-ordinal plants.
New drugs to prevent tuberculosis in the offing  15h12 09 octobre
The causative agent of tuberculosis, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, is a highly successful pathogen which can survive and grow in humans for decades. Researchers have identified a novel regulatory mechanism, which when deactivated, results in the death of tuberculosis pathogen, an advance that could...
New material can help tooth enamel regenerate  13h15 03 juin
Enamel, located on the outer part of our teeth, is the hardest tissue in the body and enables our teeth to function for a large part of our lifetime despite biting forces, exposure to acidic foods and drinks and extreme temperatures.
Why heart function is reduced at high altitude decoded  16h03 29 mai
Over the years, several theories have been proposed to explain the reduction in the amount of blood the heart can pump; this was even of interest to the scientists involved in the first summit of Mount Everest in the 1950’s.