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Japan’s Magnetic Elevated Train Hits 603-km Milestone, Cost Just Prohibitive for India!

Japan’s dabbling with the Maglev train took a dramatic turn after 3 decades of research hitting the 600-km (373 miles per hour) mark on Tuesday, bringing cheers to Japan to showcase its new technology for sale in global market, including India. The seven-car Maglev or magnetic levitation train clocked 603 km for 11 seconds, compared to 590 km record set ...

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Rosetta Landing on Comet Top Breakthrough of 2014

The landing of European Space Agency’s Rosetta spacecraft on a comet tops the list of 10 breakthroughs of 2014, the prestigious journal Science announced in its December issue. Rosetta and its lander module Philae made major headlines in November when Philae touched down on the surface of the speeding comet. The landing was rougher than expected as Philae bounced off ...

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Stem Cells: Australian Researchers Achieve Breakthrough to Produce Any Body Part

An Australian research team together with international scientists has discovered a new stem cell that can be programmed to become any part of the body, which may mean that a transplant can be conducted by using the patient’s own cells, which can be made into organs and tissue. The discovery, published in the journal Nature on Thursday, is a breakthrough in ...

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Australian Researchers Achieve Record Ever Solar Power Efficiency

Australian researchers have achieved record solar efficiency, and set a world record with 40 percent of conversion efficiency, that is a breakthrouhg in solar power studies, reported media on Monday. The team from the University of New South Wales has achieved a record 40.4 percent conversion efficiency by using standard solar cells combined with a mirror and filters, with a ...

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Indian-Origin Scientist Makes Direct Brain-to-Brain Connectivity Possible Again

An Indian-origin scientist and his team have achieved to successfully replicate a direct brain-to-brain connection between multiple pairs of people as part of a scientific study on direct transmission of signals or telepathy following the team’s first break through reported in a demonstration last year. Led by scientist Rajesh Rao, the study involved six people and the team was able to ...

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Australian surgeons aciheve brekathrough, transplant ‘dead’ heart after reviving it

Australian surgeons have made a dead heart beat again and successfully used it in a transplant, achieving a breakthrough in  hearts transplantation from brain-dead patients. The director of Sydney’s St Vincent’s Hospital Heart Lung Transplant Unit, Peter MacDonald told a press conference that the successful surgery meant many more “dead” hearts could be used in transplants, Xinhua reported. “In all ...

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