MESSENGER completes 3,000th orbit of Mercury

Washington,MESSENGER has recently completed its 3,000th orbit of Mercury and moved closer to the planet than any spacecraft has been before, dropping to an altitude of 199 kilometers (123.7 miles) above the planet’s surface. “We are cutting [...]

Now, generate electricity by just flushing your toilet

Washington,  We may soon be able to generate renewable energy from just flushing the toilet. Researchers in South Korea have reportedly developed a method of harvesting electricity from the natural motion of water, ranging from drops of rain [...]

Humans may have migrated out of Africa about 60,000 years earlier than believed

London,  Researchers have now suggested that the first migration may have occurred about 130,000 years ago. They said that the early humans may have followed the southern coast of the Arabian Peninsula to Australia and the west Pacific region, [...]

Now, `smart doorbell` that recognizes faces and greets guests

Washington,  A pair of entrepreneurs have devised a “smart doorbell” that uses facial recognition to notify who is at the door. The owner of the home is notified of who is at the door via an email and when the Chui doorbell is connected [...]

Domesticated chili pepper originated in Central-east Mexico

Washington, Researchers have said that domesticated chili pepper originated in Central-east Mexico. Results from the four-pronged investigation — based on linguistic and ecological evidence as well as the more traditional archaeological and [...]

`Upside-down planet` reveals new method for studying binary star systems

Washington,  Astronomers have said what at first looked like an upside-down planet has revealed a new method for studying binary star systems. Working with UW astronomer Eric Agol, doctoral student Ethan Kruse has confirmed the first “self-lensing” [...]

Lost stem cells are replaced by non-stem cells: Study

Washington, A new study has found that when a certain kind of stem cell is killed off experimentally, another group of non-stem cells can come out of retirement to replace them. Johns Hopkins researchers have discovered the unexpected phenomenon [...]

Internet can help reduce depression among elderly

Washington, A new research that followed the lives of thousands of retired older Americans for six years, found that Internet use among the elderly can reduce the chances of depression by more than 30 percent. “That’s a very strong effect. [...]

Ancient tundra landscape discovered under Greenland Ice Sheet

Washington,  Scientists were greatly surprised to discover an ancient tundra landscape preserved under the Greenland Ice Sheet, below two miles of ice. “We found organic soil that has been frozen to the bottom of the ice sheet for 2.7 million [...]

Vitamin B3 may have been delivered to Earth by meteorites

Washington,  A new analysis by NASA-funded researchers suggest that ancient Earth might have had an extraterrestrial supply of vitamin B3 delivered by carbon-rich meteorites. The result supports a theory that the origin of life may have been [...]

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