Monday, 15 Aug 2016

The Animal That Lives 272 Years - Greenland shark

As per the paper 'Eye lens radiocarbon reveals centuries of longevity in the Greenland shark (Somniosus microcephalus)' published in the journal Science (Published 12/08/2016) - an international team of scientists led by the University of Copenhagen has found that the Greenland shark has a life expectancy of at least 272 years. This discovery shows it is the longest living vertebrate known to science, exceeding even bowhead whales, turtles and tortoises.

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Date: 15 Aug 2016 , Author: / Category: Science / Views: 786/Rating:5

Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013

MIT research: Indian Plate Collided with Asia later than previously thought

Most of the highest peaks of the world stand tall in the chain of The Himalayas. The peaks of the Himalayas are a modern remnant of massive tectonic forces that fused India with Asia tens of millions of years ago. The Himalayas believed to have into existence because of collision of Indian and Asian plates engulfing thethys sea and island arch in between. Previous estimates have suggested this collision occurred about 50 million years ago, as India, moving northward at a rapid pace, crushed up against Eurasia. The crumple zone between the two plates gave rise to the Himalayas, which today bear geologic traces of both India and Asia. Geologists have sought to characterize the rocks of the Himalayas in order to retrace one of the planet’s most dramatic tectonic collisions.

Now researchers at MIT have found that the collision between India and Asia occurred only 40 million years ago — 10 million years later than previously thought....

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Date: 12 Feb 2013 , Author: / Category: India, Science / Views: 4316/Rating:3.8

Monday, 5 Mar 2012

Awesom Video from NASA - WE ARE THE EXPLORERS

NASA stands as the symbol of Human Quest and desire to look beyond boundaries - be it to set a foot on moon or send man-made objects to end of the universe or to build a Castle in the Space . All some great events and achievements are summed up in this video - watch and drop your views ...

NASA : Why do we explore? Simply, it is part of who we are, something we've done throughout history. NASA's new video, "We Are the Explorers," looks at that tradition of reaching for things just beyond our grasp, and how it's helping lay the foundation for our greatest journeys ahead.  

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Date: 5 Mar 2012 , Author: / Category: Science / Views: 2383/Rating:4.8

Sunday, 20 Nov 2011

MIT Research: Global Warming Killed 90% of the Earth beings 252 Million Years Ago

Image showing the Five Major Mass Extinctions in the Last 500 million years on earth

Global Warming/ Climate Change the buzz words that were circulating since the last two decades with scientists warning of rising sea levels and extinction of species couldn't turn in to much action. There are still quiet considerable percentage of policy makers who dunk the climate change prophecies. Many researchers are being on both ends. But it requires no Phd to understand that the quality of life is deteroirating inspite of greatest scientific achievements. People say that History repeats - and it proved to be true on many occassions . Now the issue is a research by MIT geeks that Global warming killed 90 % of the species on this earth some 252 million years ago. ..

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Date: 20 Nov 2011 , Author: / Category: Environment, Science / Views: 5642/Rating:3.7

Thursday, 6 Oct 2011

Nobel Prize Chemistry 2011: Quasi Crystals

 In quasicrystals, we find the fascinating mosaics of the Arabic world reproduced at the level of atoms: regular patterns that never repeat themselves. However, the configuration found in quasicrystals was considered impossible, and Dan Shechtman had to fight a fierce battle against established science. The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2011 has fundamentally altered how chemists conceive of solid matter...

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Date: 6 Oct 2011 , Author: / Category: Science / Views: 2156/Rating:2.3

Wednesday, 5 Oct 2011

Nobel Prize in Physics 2011 : Universe Will End In Ice

"Some say the world will end in fire, some say in ice..." * What will be the final destiny of the Universe? Probably it will end in ice, if we are to believe this year's Nobel Laureates in Physics. They have studied several dozen exploding stars, called supernovae, and discovered that the Universe is expanding at an ever-accelerating rate. The discovery came as a complete surprise even to the Laureates themselves.  

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Date: 5 Oct 2011 , Author: / Category: Science / Views: 1493/Rating:5

Saturday, 10 Sep 2011

Oxford Research: Pocket Fuel Cells to replace batteries

 

Today the world is going mobile -Even Laptops are old fashioned now . The era of ipads, smart mobiles is already here. Every one wants the world in their hands  . But their is one hiccup with this gizmos, the battery. The prime power driver for these mobile devices is the major hurdle in being completely mobile - you have to wire often to get it charged. Lithium ion is the present power source for most of the Laptops and gadgets. Battery is one place where to say frankly innovation is slower. 

Now Oxford University is developing a new technology using catalysts which make hydrogen from formic acid and could eventually replace lithium batteries and power a host of mobile devices...

 

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Date: 10 Sep 2011 , Author: / Category: Energy, Science / Views: 2475/Rating:0

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