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Month: September 2015

Salty Water Is Flowing on Mars, Says NASA

NASA scientists claim to have found evidence for the presence of salty water on the surface of Mars. The findings have been published in Nature Geosciences. Narrow streaks known as recurring slope lineae found on the sides of Garni crater on Mars might be the result of flowing salty water. Photo credits: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona. When

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Giant 3D Printer That Can “Print” A House Is Here

A giant 3D printer called BigDelta has recently been brought under the spotlight by the World’s Advanced Saving Project (WASP). It is said that BigDelta is so enormous that it can “print” a house. The 12-metre high printer, called BigDelta. Photo credits: WASP. BigDelta works like the usual printers by conferring on a material a

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Rabbitfishes Guard Their Mates When The Latter Forage

Researchers from the James Cook University have unveiled a complex behaviour in rabbitfishes. The findings are published in the journal Scientific Reports. A rabbitfish guarding his mate while the latter feeds. Photo credits: Jordan Casey. A team from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies from the James Cook University have discovered that

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Metal Flexible As Chewing Gum But Tougher Than Steel Created

The “instruction manual” – put together by Australian scientists – to making metallic glass has been published in Nature Communications. The research puts forward a model that will allow for the prediction of the combination of metals to be used to create the alloy. The metallic glass, also known as amorphous metal, is a flexible and

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Remains Of Read Mona Lisa Model Found

Who was Mona Lisa? There are probably only few people on Earth who have not seen her portrait. But, none of us really knows who she was. Italian researchers decided to find out though. Unearthed bone fragments might help unveil her identity, as per their statements. The famous Mona Lisa painting. The bone fragments are said to

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New Findings Suggest Giraffes Hum At Night To Communicate

If humans, of all creatures, are the ones to have been gifted the faculty of speech, it never means that other animals cannot communicate with each other – rather, each has his own manner of interaction, perhaps even giraffes which are otherwise known to be relatively silent. It was only recently suggested that giraffes hum to

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Beetroot Juice Enhances Muscle Power in Heart Failure Patients

Beetroot juice might be the answer for patients with heart failure, suggests a new study whose findings have been published in the journal Circulation: Heart Failure. Researchers from Washington University School of Medicine planned to determine whether patients with heart failure would benefit from beet juice the way athletes do. Beetroot juice is high in

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Coffee Consumption Not Linked With Irregular Heartbeat Problem

A new paper published in BMC Medicine says coffee consumption is not linked with an increased risk for atrial fibrillation. The researchers reached their conclusion after examining two cohorts, and after performing a meta-analysis encompassing 4 studies, entailing around 250,000 participants over a period of more than 12 years. Moderate coffee drinking was initially linked

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Merging of 2 Black Holes Wreaking Havoc in the Universe 100,000 Years From Now

Once upon a time, two enormous black holes stumbled on each other, and got trapped in an extremely complicated relationship that might ultimately have huge repercussions on space-time itself. These astonishing estimations are part and parcel of a new study published in the journal Nature this week. The two huge black holes, located in a

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11km Scale Model of Solar System Set Up Across Nevada Desert

All the solar system pictures you’ve viewed until now have lied to you! Given the scale on which they are drawn, they would have to be microscopic to fit it. If we were to set up a scale model with the Earth represented as the size of a small marble, it would have to be

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Scientists Invent Invisibility Cloak For … Microscopic Objects!

Hear out, world, invisibility cloaks are now a reality, albeit on the microscopic level – researchers in the US have achieved the feat . Find the descriptions of the research in the journal Science. Photo credits: Berkeley Lab. Invisibility cloaks might not be restricted to the Harry Potter world as scientists are trying to develop techniques

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