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Venus Just Missed Hosting Life Like Earth?

If conditions had been just a little different an eon ago, there might be plentiful life on Venus and none on Earth, according to a hypothesis by Rice University scientists. The researchers maintain that minor evolutionary changes could have altered the fates of both Earth and Venus in ways that scientists may soon be able to model through observation of ...

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Deforestation Driving Bats Into Extinction, Coffee Plantation Comes to Rescue

A new survey has put bats at the risk of extinction due to deforestation, especially in the Western Ghats of India but there is a glimmer of hope for the species in the upcoming coffee plantation. Besides deforestation, rampant consumption of natural resources too has pushed many species into extinction and tigers, some rare species of birds are the biggest ...

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Meet Manish Kumar, Pioneer of Self-Assembling Artifical Membrane

Manish Kumar, assistant professor of chemical engineering at Pennsylvania State University, has developed a self-assembling artificial membrane that can be used in fuel separation, water purification, drug supply and DNA recognition. The membrane with lipids or fat molecules and protein-appended molecules that switch water on pure membranes and self-assembles into two-dimensional buildings with parallel channels works just like nature in ...

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Smoking chambers to get clean filtered air within 30 minutes now

For smokers inside a room filled with smoke, there is a new air-cleaner filter invented by Korean scientists that can exhaust dangerous gases in a room with 80% purification, which is not possible with existing equipment. Led by Jongsoo Jurng of Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KSIT) in Seoul, the researchers invented a manganese oxide nano-catalyst, the filter can ...

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India Ponders Mega Project to Set Up 70 Super Computers by 2022

Indian government is accelerating the process of supercomputing in the country with 70 supercomputers soon to forecast weather and use them for defence applications, in a major step to modernize its capabilities of prediction of natural disasters and defence emergencies in the future. To be equipped with an operational speed ranging from from 0.5 to 20 petaflops, these supercomputers will ...

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Will Uttarakhand Next to Experience Nepal-like Earthquake?

The fear psychology knows no bounds and now some geologists who had warned about “a great earthquake” that devastated Nepal on April 25 have turned their attention to Uttarakhand saying it has all the potential to experience similar earthquake. “The landscape and erosion rate patterns suggest that the decollement beneath Uttarakhand provides a sufficiently large and coherent fault segment capable ...

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