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Ancient Romans Concrete Technique Deciphered, Researchers Upbeat

A 2,000-year-old Roman concrete harbor structure, made from volcanic ash, lime and seawater by Romans has been cracked of its secret ingredients by modern minerologists using X-ray and Advanced Light Source (ALS). A team of researchers working at the Berkeley Lab used X-rays to study samples of Roman concrete at microscopic level to learn about the mineral cements. The Lab’s ...

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NASA to Reveal New Discovery of Something on Exoplanet, Where to Watch Live?

Yes, NASA will hold a news conference tomorrow, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, to present its new findings of exoplanets around our closest stellar neighbor, Proxima Centauri, which exhibits similar habitable features for life. Watch it live at http://www.ustream.tv/NASAJPL2 For NASA TV streaming video, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/nasatv CNET claimed that it has seen the details but cannot share and gave out the hint saying, ...

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Protein to Control Paralysis Discovered

A parasite that causes schistosomiasis, center, shown in the tissue of its host snail.(OSU)

A naturally occurring protein has been discovered that shows promise as a biocontrol weapon against schistosomiasis, one of the world’s most prevalent parasitic diseases, Oregon State University researchers reported today in a new study. Schistosomiasis is transmitted via flatworms shed by the freshwater snails that serve as the parasite’s non-human host. It’s a potentially life-threatening illness that affects more than ...

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Anti-Aging Drug? Russian Scientists Triumph Where Millions Failed

A group of Russian scientists have finally achieved triumph and success in discovering the magic compound that can work on mitochondria and slowdown the process of ageing of organism. The world’s most-awaited anti-ageing research findings were published in a breakthrough paper in the US journal Aging and the study was made by Lomonosov Moscow State University by a well-known Russian ...

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2600-year-old Tombs Discovered in China’s Ancient Yichuan County

Archaeologists have discovered 2,600 years old tombs numbering about 200 in China’s central Henan province belonging to an ancient tribe that had left behind recorded migration and extinction. The rare tombs were found in Yichuan County of Luoyang City, with eight horse and chariot pits, over 30 ash pits and more than 10 kilns and archaeologists have dated back their ...

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Japanese Scientists Crack Origin of Saturn’s ‘F’ Ring, Its Shepherd Satellites

Japan’s Kobe University doctoral candidate Hyodo Ryuki and Prof. Ohtsuki Keiji have revealed that Saturn’s F ring and its shepherd satellites are natural outcome of the final stage of formation of Saturn’s satellite system, in a breakthrough in astrophysics. Apart from Saturn, Jupiter, Uranus and Neptune too have rings, but Saturn’s rings are the biggest and brightest. Found by astronomer Galileo in ...

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Astronomers Discover ‘Young Jupiter’ Exoplanet Using New Gemini Imager, not Kepler

In their quest to understand how our solar system evolved, scientists have been exploring the younger star systems in the early stages of development and they have struck a goldmine when they discovered a Jupiter-like planet that could serve as a decoder ring for understanding how planets formed around our sun. Called 51 Eridani b, the first exoplanet was discovered ...

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How do Fireflies Glow?

Warm summer nights wouldn’t be complete without the beautiful glow of fireflies. But until recently, we didn’t really understand how fireflies produced their glow. Now Bruce Branchini from Connecticut College and colleagues at Yale University have recreated the firefly’s glow in the lab. This bright discovery, published in a recent issue of the Journal of the American Chemical Society, could ...

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