Day: March 2, 2016

We See Things Based On What We Know, Says Study On Arabic Letters

What you know of something affects how you see it, says a new study that dealt with experts and novices of the Arabic language viewing letters of the Arabic alphabet. It was found that one’s knowledge, or lack thereof, of the Arabic letters influenced one’s perception of them. The paper is published in the Journal

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Mayak, A New Russian Satellite, Will Become Brightest ‘Star’ In Our Night Sky

Mayak, the Russian reflector satellite, will soon be launched. The researchers behind it intend it to become the most conspicuous object in our sky, brighter than the stars! The Mayak (which translates as “beacon”) project is the brainchild of a team of engineers and space enthusiasts from Moscow University of Mechanical Engineering. The solar-synchronised satellite

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Tiny Satellites To Find Small & Giant Alien Worlds

Two researchers propose to use tiny satellites to locate alien worlds. Their results were presented at the American Astronomical Society meeting last month. Smaller in size is not necessarily smaller in effectiveness. In so many cases, for instance research pertaining to nanotechnology, it has been proved that smaller is actually better. Along the same line

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Mysterious Cause of Lightning Formation Revealed

The mysterious cause of lightning formation has  been discussed in a new paper. The unprecedented observations are documented in a paper published in Nature Communications. Scientists have delved further into the mystery of the formation of lightning. While it is established that lightning is an electric current flowing in the midst of a cloud, or between a cloud

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Omega-3 Reduces Breast Cancer Risk In Obese Postmenopausal Women

Omega-3s could be particularly helpful to obese women in reducing their risk of developing breast cancer, says a new study published in Cancer Prevention Research. Omega-3 fatty acids, found in foods like fish oil, and some plant and nut oils, are known for their anti-inflammatory properties that might be the reason why they are specially

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