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Month: September 2014

Watch Out: Fantastic-Four-Like Skintight Spacesuits to be Engineered

Fantastic–Four-costume-like spacesuits might be the new gown for astronauts. Engineers have come up with an innovative way of having a suit which wraps up around the astronaut’s body. The traditional astronaut suit might change radically from ultra-bulky to skin-tight – lighter, stretchy, and easier to move with. The astronaut would have to plug in to

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Confirmed: Artificial Sweeteners Is Making You Fat and Causing Diabetes

Artificial sweeteners, previously thought to be effective for weight loss programs, might be contributing to the incidence of diseases like obesity and diabetes. They do so by interaction with the bacteria found in the gut which help in digestion of food. A new study has denounced artificial sweeteners as being potentially bad for health. While

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Unbelievable: Ancient ‘Computer’ of 2000 Years Old Found in Shipwreck

Scientists will soon embark on an extraordinary expedition 150 meters deep into the ocean to explore a shipwreck that is said to contain the most ancient “computer”. The device in question is clock-like and was perhaps used to make calculations relative to stars and planets. The researchers will be equipped with a sophisticated $1.3 million exosuit

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Mice With Human Brain Gene Learn Faster Than Expected

When a bunch of mice had inserted in their system the “human language gene”, they were observed to have increased cognitive abilities. When they were made to find food in a maze-like setting, they performed better than normal mice without the added gene. The human brain has wonders of its own, the faculties of which

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Greatest Coffee Drinkers Are: Journalists, Police Officers & Teachers

Coffee is the favourite drink of thousands of people spanning over all continents. But, who drinks coffee the most? According to a new study that surveyed over 10 000 people, journalists, police officers and teachers tend to consume coffee much more than others of other professions. Do stressful work conditions cause the people to indulge

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Amazingly: Sound of an Atom Captured by Scientists

A team of scientists have ‘communicated’ with an artificial atom by the way of SOUND. The atom in question was designed to absorb and emit sound energy. When the atom was hit with sound waves, it emitted something similar. The sound of the atom was described to be like a D note. Nature has always

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Scientists Activate Specific Gene That Prolong Life

Researchers have recently spotted a gene that could be activated to prolong life both in terms of quantity and quality. They have demonstrated the effects of the gene activation in fruit flies which have homologues of 75 % of human genes causing diseases. With age, everything changes: we are moulded and remoulded over time, our

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China’s First Space Station To Be Launched By 2022

From China to space – as goes the lofty aspiration of the country that has been made public. In the past, China has alluded to the imminent launching of its first space station. Now, it has specified the time period in which this is scheduled to occur. The coming years will entail the launching of

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Russia: 5 Million Google Accounts and Passwords Leaked

Russian Google users have met with an extremely unpleasant surprise yesterday, 09.09.14. The database in which their usernames and passwords of their Google accounts were stored was leaked and shared on social online media. More than half of the accounts are said to be active ones. Soon enough though, the admin of the forum where

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Use of Ebola Survivors’ Blood To Cure Infected Patients

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has approved the use of blood serums obtained from the survivors of Ebola to cure those people who are infected. This method has been used in the past to cure patients of other infectious diseases. However, some researchers are sceptical of its use for Ebola patients. WHO endorsed blood transfusion as a

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Wearing Bras Does Not Cause Breast Cancer, New Study Says

Rumour has it that bras cause an increased risk of developing breast cancer. Fact or myth? No evidence has so far supported the rumour. A new study has attempted to shed light on whether bra-wearing has any relation to breast cancer. The results showed that the risk of developing breast cancer is similar for the

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Internet Telepathy is Possible According To Neuroscientists

By making use of neuroscientific techniques and devices, some researchers have demonstrated the possible existence of Internet telepathy – the transmission of one’s thoughts online. The one-word thoughts of a person who was located in India, and, another one in Spain, were ‘sent’ to three others who were in France. The recipients  of the thoughts

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