Scientists

  • Scientists attempt to build a human heart with a 3D printer 12-04-2014 03:46 PM

    Louisville: It may sound far-fetched, but scientists are attempting to build a human heart with a 3D printer. Ultimately, the goal is to create a new heart for a patient with their own cells that could be transplanted. It is an ambitious project to first, make a heart and then...
  • Hasee Toh Phasee: How Parineeti turned around Bollywood's stereotype of a mad scientist 07-02-2014 02:54 PM

    New Delhi: I always get confused between a scientist and a spy in Hindi films. They both have the same language, same mannerism and same parameters of stupidity. One look at them and you understand which word are they going to utter. If they are not doing 'tango-charlie' then they...
  • US: Indian-American named member of Chinese Academy of Sciences 15-01-2014 09:59 AM

    Washington: An eminent Indian-American scientist and president of the prestigious Carnegie Mellon University in the US has been named a member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Subra Suresh has been recognised for his scientific contributions in materials science and engineering, including his work connecting nano-mechanical cell structure to disease...
  • World's first text message using vodka send 19-12-2013 04:13 PM

    Scientists have successfully sent the world's first text message using evaporated vodka. Researchers from the York University, Toronto and their UK-based counterparts, who texted the message 'O Canada' using evaporated vodka, say their simple system can be used where conventional wireless technology fails. "Chemical signals can offer a more efficient...
  • Zebra stripes evolved to confuse predators: Scientists 18-12-2013 03:56 PM

    Zebras evolved black-and-white stripes to confuse predators by creating an optical illusion when the animals move, scientists say. The functional significance of the zebra coat stripe pattern is one of the oldest questions in evolutionary biology, having troubled scientists ever since Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace first disagreed on...
  • Bharat Ratna to CNR Rao challenged in a PIL 03-12-2013 06:28 PM

    New Delhi: It is not just Sachin Tendulkar, who is facing the Public Interest Litigations (PIL) challenging the Bharat Ratna conferred on him by the government of India, eminent scientist Professor CNR Rao who has also got the highest civilian honour along with Tendulkar is facing similar opposition. A law...
  • Scientists build world's smallest FM radio transmitter 20-11-2013 05:12 PM

    New York: US researchers have used graphene to create the world's smallest FM radio transmitter - a nano-mechanical system that can create FM signals. A team of researchers from Columbia University, led by Mechanical Engineering Professor James Hone and Electrical Engineering Professor Kenneth Shepard, took advantage of graphene's special properties...
  • Research is harder than cricket, says CNR Rao 16-11-2013 10:02 PM

    Bangalore: Professor CNR Rao, who was awarded the country's highest civilian honour, on Sunday expressed his happiness on being conferred the award. The 80-year-old scientist said that he was happy as the country has finally recognised his work after a decade. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Rao said: "I have worked very...
  • Incoming comet ISON heading for close encounter with sun 12-11-2013 11:56 PM

    A comet is heading for a close encounter with the sun later this month, and if it is not vaporized or torn apart, it should be visible to the naked eye in December. Comet ISON is expected to pass just about 621,000 miles (1 million km) from the sun's surface...
  • PSLV-C25 will leave earth's orbit within 20-30 days: Madhavan 05-11-2013 04:50 PM

    After the launch of India's Mars Mission from Sriharikota, former ISRO chairman G Madhavan Nair said the scientists will carry a check out of the spacecraft and then the rocket engine will be fired. He added PSLV-C25 would leave the earth's orbit within 20-30 days. ...
  • Countdown begins for India's Mars Orbiter Mission 03-11-2013 08:23 AM

    Chennai: The countdown 56 and-a-half hour for the launch of ISRO's ambitious Mars Mission started on schedule at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota at 6:08 AM on Sunday. "The 56 hours and 30 minutes countdown started as per schedule at 06.08 AM. It is proceeding smoothly," a spokesman...
  • Mission Mars: Why 8,000 Indians want to live on the red planet 02-11-2013 11:44 AM

    Bangalore: Even before ISRO sends up its Mars craft - a mission that won't even carry any astronauts - more than 8,000 Indians have lined up for a one-way ticket to Mars ten years from now. Labelled MarsOne, it's a mission planned to by a non-profit organisation, spearheaded by a...
  • Bigfoot may be cross between polar bear and brown bear, claims Oxford scientist 18-10-2013 12:38 AM

    The mythical Bigfoot may really exist, but it is just a cross between an ancient polar bear and a brown bear, according to new DNA research by an Oxford scientist. Analysis of supposed yeti hair samples, one found in the western Himalayan region of Ladakh and the other from Bhutan,...
  • Mythical yeti could be descendants from ancient polar bear: Scientists 17-10-2013 11:36 PM

    London: A British geneticist said he may have solved the mystery of the yeti, after matching DNA from two animals said to be the mythical beast to an ancient polar bear. "We have found an exact genetic match between two samples from the Himalayas and the ancient polar bear," said...
  • 'Frequent destructive storms as global warming intensifies' 12-10-2013 08:58 PM

    Intense and destructive storms are likely to occur more frequently as global warming intensifies, Greenpeace said on Saturday. "Such intense and destructive storms are likely to become more frequent in the future as global warming intensifies. Even a small increase in the ocean's warmth can turn tropical disturbances into hurricanes...
  • Prithvi-II successfully test-fired for second time in two days 08-10-2013 01:20 PM

    Balasore: India on Tuesday successfully test-fired for the second time in two days its indigenously developed nuclear-capable Prithvi-II missile, which has a strike range of 350 km, from a test range at Chandipur near Balasore. The surface-to-surface missile was test-fired from a mobile launcher in salvo mode from launch complex-3...
  • Scientists discover ancient supervolcanoes on Mars 03-10-2013 02:27 PM

    Scientists have discovered ancient supervolcanoes on Mars similar to the caldera that sits under Yellowstone National Park. Volcanoes previously have been spotted on Mars, which is known to have been volcanically active billions of years ago. What's different about this supervolcano network is that it was found in the Martian...
  • DRDO scientist booked after he lies about first marriage to second wife, rapes her 23-09-2013 08:28 AM

    A Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) scientist was on Sunday booked for allegedly raping his wife. "A case has been lodged case against Tapas Kumar Majumdar, who is working with food research laboratory wing of DRDO, on the complaint lodged by his 30-year-old wife on Sunday evening," Raipur Superintendent...
  • Alien life found living in Earth's atmosphere 20-09-2013 05:15 PM

    British scientists claim to have found 'alien' organisms in Earth's atmosphere, suggesting that life is continually arriving to our planet from space and did not originate here. The team, led by the University of Sheffield, found small organisms that could have come from space after sending a specially designed balloon...
  • Scientists grow 'mini human brains' from stem cells 30-08-2013 02:18 AM

    Scientists have grown the first mini human brains in a laboratory and say their success could lead to new levels of understanding about the way brains develop and what goes wrong in disorders like schizophrenia and autism. Researchers based in Austria started with human stem cells and created a culture...
  • India's Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft helps NASA find water on moon 29-08-2013 11:09 AM

    Using data from instruments aboard India's Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft, scientists have found evidence of water locked in mineral grains on the surface of the moon from an unknown source deep beneath the surface. Using US space agency NASA's Moon Mineralogy Mapper (M3) instrument on the Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO) spacecraft,...
  • Scientists to cook world's first in-vitro beef burger 03-08-2013 10:23 PM

    London: A corner of west London will see culinary and scientific history made on Monday when scientists cook and serve up the world's first lab-grown beef burger. The in-vitro burger, cultured from cattle stem cells, the first example of what its creator says could provide an answer to global food...
  • Four Indian Americans win top science and maths awards 27-07-2013 07:19 PM

    Washington: Four Indian-American professors are among 13 mathematicians, theoretical physicists and theoretical computer scientists selected for the Simons Investigators awards for their cutting edge research. The four professors - Kannan Soundararajan, Rajeev Alur, Salil P Vadhan and Senthil Todadri - will receive USD 100,000 a year for five years for...
  • Mount Kilimanjaro Dash for Andy Murray 09-07-2013 10:41 AM

    Whilst Andy Murray was making history on centre court of Wimbledon on Sunday another Andy Murray, also from Scotland, began his own remarkable journey. ...
  • Sharpest ever images of the Sun's atmosphere captured 01-07-2013 02:40 PM

    London: Scientists have captured the sharpest ever images of the Sun's outer atmosphere, using an innovative new camera on-board a sounding rocket. An international team of scientists discovered fast-track 'highways' and intriguing 'sparkles' that may help answer a long-standing solar mystery. Researchers used a sounding rocket to launch the NASA...
  • New York college claims Vitamin C kills drug resistant tuberculosis 04-06-2013 10:44 AM

    Mumbai: An unexpected discovery at a New York medical college reveals that Vitamin C can kill drug resistant forms of tuberculosis. This comes as a huge relief for India as the country grapples with the world's fifth highest TB deaths. The discovery has the potential to change the way tuberculosis,...
  • Indian wins UNESCO's young scientist award 31-05-2013 04:54 AM

    London: India's Bilal Habib was on Thursday named as one of the six winners of the UNESCO's Young Scientist Awards for 2013. The announcement was made by the International Co-coordinating Council of the Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme, which met at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation(UNESCO)...
  • NASA gets close-up views of large hurricane on Saturn 01-05-2013 03:06 AM

    Washington: NASA's Cassini spacecraft has provided scientists the first close-up, visible-light views of a behemoth hurricane swirling around Saturn's North Pole. In high-resolution pictures and video, scientists see the hurricane's eye is about 2,000 kilometres wide, 20 times larger than the average hurricane eye on Earth. Thin, bright clouds at...
  • Scientists may have detected dark matter particle 16-04-2013 03:40 PM

    Washington: For the first time, scientists, including an Indian-origin physicist, have observed concrete hints of a particle behind the elusive dark matter that is believed to hold the cosmos together but has never been directly observed. The international Super Cryogenic Dark Matter Search (SuperCDMS) experiment involving Texas A&M high-energy physicist...
  • British 'test tube baby' pioneer Robert Edwards dies at 87 11-04-2013 06:01 AM

    London: Robert Edwards, the scientist known as the father of IVF for pioneering the development of "test tube babies" for couples unable to conceive naturally, died on Wednesday aged 87. The Briton, who won the Nobel medicine prize for his achievement in 2010, started developing in-vitro fertilization (IVF) in 1955...