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Ozone-destroying chemical emissions on rise despite ban

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 15:26

Washington, May 17 (IANS) Emissions of one of the chemicals that can cause hole in the ozone layer are on the rise, despite an international treaty that required an end to its production in 2010, a new study says.

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First stars that formed after Big Bang identified

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 10:22

London, May 17 (IANS) Japanese scientists have identified some of the first stars to form in the Universe just 250 million years after the Big Bang, according to a study published in Nature magazine.

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Two astronauts complete six-hour spacewalk

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 04:20

Washington, May 17 (IANS) Two flight engineers of the US space agency NASA completed the fifth spacewalk of this year out of the International Space Station on Wednesday.

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A cost-effective way of arsenic sensing and removal

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 22:28

Kolkata, May 16 (IANS) A Kolkata-based company in partnership with the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research has come up with a cost-effective and user-friendly arsenic detection and removal sensor that is capable of sensing soluble arsenic (3).

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NASA shares CubeSat version of 'pale blue dot' image

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 17:04

Washington, May 16 (IANS) NASA has just shared a new version of the famous "pale blue dot" image originally snapped on February 14, 1990 by the agency's Voyager 1 spacecraft from its perch at that time beyond Neptune.

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Chimps sleep on cleaner beds than humans: Study

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 15:44

New York, May 16 (IANS) If you think humans sleep on cleaner beds than other species, think again. According to a study, chimpanzees, our closest evolutionary relatives, keep their sleeping arrangements tidier than us.

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Tiny NASA satellite maps global ice clouds

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 13:02

Washington, May 16 (IANS) A bread loaf-sized satellite has captured the first global picture of the small frozen particles inside clouds, normally called ice clouds, NASA has said.

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World's fastest water heater produces exotic state of liquid

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 18:18

London, May 15 (IANS) In an experimental set-up that can be seen as the world's fastest water heater, scientists have used a powerful X-ray laser to heat water from room temperature to 100,000 degrees Celsius in less than a tenth of a picosecond - millionth of a millionth of a second.

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Skeletons found at 10th century Rajasthan excavation site sent for dating

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 11:42

Jaipur, May 15 (IANS) More than three human skeletons, without any ornaments or antiquarian remains, were found recently in the ongoing excavation site of Juna Khera at Nadol in Rajasthan. The site is expected to reveal details of life in the area in 10th-12th century.

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Multiverse could harbour life: Study

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 17:26

London, May 14 (IANS) Scientists are yet to agree on the existence of a multiverse where our universe is only one of many, but if it does, it might not be as inhospitable to life as previously thought.

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Time travellers invited to Stephen Hawking's memorial service

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 12:58

London, May 14 (IANS) Members of the public have been invited to apply for tickets to attend a celebration of Professor Stephen Hawking's life at a memorial service in Westminster Abbey here on June 15, with visitors from the future welcome to apply, local media reported on Monday.

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