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Researchers find reason behind slippery nature of ice!

Researcher's have for the first time been able to demonstrate why ice becomes slippery enough for people to skate on.

11 Nov 2019 10:46 AM

Trees - a feasible option for cutting down air pollution around factories

It is the plants and not technologies for cleaning the air near a number of industrial sites, roadways, and oil and gas drilling sites.

08 Nov 2019 8:09 AM

Prehistoric ape from Germany was a pioneer of two-legged walking

Fossils unearthed in southern Germany of a remarkable ape that lived about 11.6 million years ago

07 Nov 2019 12:36 PM

NASA probe provides insight on solar system's border with interstellar space

NASA's Voyager 2 had crossed over to areas beyond the Milky Way's Sun's reach last year, learnings of which have now been shared.

05 Nov 2019 12:13 PM

Boeing tests space taxi, one of three parachutes does not open

The tested CST-100 Starliner crew capsule however performed 'acceptably' overall, being developed to ferry astronauts to & from the ISS.

05 Nov 2019 11:26 AM

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Secretive military spaceplane lands in Florida after record-long orbital flight

The unpiloted X-37B, touched down on an airstrip at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center at 3:51 a.m. ET after spending 780 days orbiting Earth

30 Oct 2019 1:26 PM

Humankind's ancestral 'homeland' pinpointed in Botswana

It has been long established that Homo sapiens originated somewhere in Africa before later spreading worldwide.

30 Oct 2019 1:21 PM

Research develops new way to remove carbon dioxide from air

The technique is described in a new paper in the journal Energy and Environmental Science by MIT postdoc Sahag Voskian.

29 Oct 2019 10:53 AM

NASA plans to send water-hunting robot to moon surface in 2022

The VIPER robot will drive for miles (km) on the dusty lunar surface to get a closer look at underground pockets of ice.

26 Oct 2019 1:52 PM

Here's how plants can remain green throughout the year

It mimics abscisic acid, or ABA, the natural hormone produced by plants in response to drought stress.

26 Oct 2019 11:53 AM

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Post-apocalyptic fossils show rise of mammals after dinosaur demise

With dinosaurs no longer eating them, mammals made quick evolutionary strides.

25 Oct 2019 10:26 AM

Researchers close to developing short-term earthquake forecast system

This data can help experts develop short-term earthquake forecast methods.

25 Oct 2019 9:26 AM

China's next commercial rockets to make test flights in 2020, 2021

The Smart Dragon-2, weighing about 60 tonnes and with a total length of 21 meters, will be capable of sending 500 kg payloads into orbit

22 Oct 2019 9:20 AM

There might be Earth-like planets in the universe

They are Earth-like and Mars-like in terms of their oxidized iron.

22 Oct 2019 8:41 AM

US astronauts embark on the first all-female spacewalk

Christina Koch and Jessica Meir accomplished the much-anticipated milestone for NASA.

19 Oct 2019 9:44 AM

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Answer to renewable energy lies in the art of croissant making

By pressing and folding a polymer film capacitor they were able to store 30 times more energy.

19 Oct 2019 9:14 AM

People admire superheroes for these reasons

People best liked the heroes they rated as most moral, and least liked villains they rated as most immoral.

14 Oct 2019 8:04 AM

Home designs speak about one's personality

Being in a certain location dramatically constrains or facilitates certain emotional experience.

14 Oct 2019 7:35 AM

NASA aims for first manned SpaceX mission in first-quarter 2020

If all goes well, SpaceX’s new Crew Dragon astronaut capsule will be ready for its first manned flight into orbit by first quarter of 2020

12 Oct 2019 2:52 PM

Light brighter than the sun to virtually decipher ancient scrolls

The items were examined at the Diamond Light Source facility in Oxfordshire, home to Britain’s synchrotron.

03 Oct 2019 7:42 AM

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