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  • artificial skin

    Artificial ‘skin’ that could feel sensation created

    Washington: Stanford engineers have created a plastic “skin” that can detect how hard it is being pressed and generate an electric signal to deliver this sensory input directly to a living brain cell. The finding may ultimately lead to a flexible electronic fabric embedded with sensors that could cover a prosthetic limb and replicate some of skin’s sensory functions, researchers said.

  • Centre launches tests for early detection of dyslexia

    New Delhi : In what can be a shot in the arm for the field of cognitive science, the Ministry of Science and Technology has come up with screening tools for early detection of dyslexia in four different languages.

  • 27 students and 1 teacher selected for Mission Excellence

    KATNI: In order to promote excellence, innovation, entrepreneurship especially among the youth in the field of Science, the government of Madhya Pradesh has been conducting “Mission Excellence” programme every year for the last eight years. The program is being organised by MP Council of Science & Technology in which students of classes VIII, IX, X and XI, XII (Science) are selected. These students were given a chance to visit various research labs

  • dengue virus

    ‘Cartography’ of dengue virus rewritten

    Washington D.C: An international consortium has rewritten the ‘cartography’ of dengue virus. The consortium of laboratories worldwide that are studying the differences among dengue viruses has shown that while the long-held view that there are four genetically-distinct types of the virus holds, far more important are the differences in their antigenic properties – the ‘coats’ that the viruses wear that help our immune systems identify them.

  • Farm dust can help protect kids against allergies, asthma

    London: Researchers have found that farm dust can protect kids against asthmas and allergies, a breakthrough that may ultimately lead to the development of an asthma vaccine. Researchers have successfully established a causal relationship between exposure to farm dust and protection against asthma and allergies.

  • Birds, Singing

    Birds sing louder to be heard

    London: Just as humans shout to be heard when in raucous settings, bluebirds also alter their songs in response to increases in the nearby background noise such as loud traffic, research says.

  • No textbooks, please!

    Mumbai : In an attempt to reduce the burden of school bags, St Mary’s School, Dockyard, has asked its students not to bring science and social science textbook to school. It is one of the measures the school has taken to reduce weight of school bags on the directions of the state government.

  • Legislators can spend their fund for school labs

    Mumbai : The State government gave its nod to spend Legislators’ local development fund to create mini science centers and develop existing laboratories in schools. If the plan works, it will create future scientists in rural areas, said education department officials.

  • Depression

    Depression drug could delay brain injury recovery

    London : Drugs used to treat a broad range of common conditions including bladder problems, insomnia and depression could delay the recovery of brain injury patients, new research has found. The study noted that these drugs may have anticholinergic properties that are often used on neuro-rehabilitation units frequently to manage symptoms from urinary incontinence to pain.

  • mosquito-malaria

    Crime-scene compound may help fight malaria

    Washington: A chemical that detectives spray at crime scenes to find trace amounts of blood may be used to kill the malaria parasite, scientists have found.

  • China remains world’s largest robot market

    Beijing: China has retained its rank as the world’s largest robot market for the second successive year, media reported on Friday. According to data issued by the China Robot Industry Alliance (CRIA) on Thursday, the sales of robots in the Chinese market during 2014 at 57,000 units accounted for one-fourth of the world’s total. This was also an increase of 54.6 percent over the previous year, the People’s Daily reported. Of the

  • Ebola Drug

    Ebola vaccine found effective against new strain

    New York: A single dose of an experimental Ebola virus (EBOV) vaccine completely protects monkeys against the newly emerged West African Ebola strain when given at least seven days before exposure, and partially protects them if given three days prior, says a new study.

  • NASA

    NASA launches online tools to let users explore Mars

    Washington: On the third anniversary of the Mars landing of Curiosity rover, NASA has unveiled two online tools that provide detailed visualisations of the red planet and allow netizens to journey along with the rover on its Martian expeditions.

  • Astronomers find star with three super-Earths

    Paris: Astronomers said today they had found a planetary system with three super-Earths orbiting a bright, dwarf star — one of them likely a volcanic world of molten rock.

  • NASA orbiter

    NASA orbiter ready for Mars lander’s arrival in 2016

    Washington: With its biggest orbit manoeuvre since 2006, NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) is preparing for the arrival of NASA’s next Mars lander called InSight next year.  On Wednesday, the Mars orbiter will be engaged in a 77-second firing of six intermediate-size thrusters that will adjust the orbit timing of the veteran spacecraft.

  • Sleeping

    A good night’s sleep sharpens our memories

    London: After a good night’s sleep, we are more likely to recall facts which we could not remember while still awake, researchers have found. According to the team from University of Exeter in Britain and the Basque Centre for Cognition, Brain and Language in Spain, sleeping not only protects memories from being forgotten it also makes them easier to access.

  • NASA, Jupiter

    NASA windbots could explore gas giant Jupiter

    Washington : NASA is investigating the feasibility of creating a windbot, a robotic probe designed to stay aloft in a planet’s atmosphere for a long time, to explore gas giants like Jupiter and Saturn.