150 dinosaur tracks discovered in Australia

Brisbane, March 27 (IANS) A team of palaeontologists has identified 150 tracks from 21 dinosaur species in Australia, the University of Queensland announced on Monday.The discovery includes five different types of predatory dinosaur tracks, at least six types of tracks from long-necked herbivorous sauropods, four ty...

NASA creates mixed reality space station to train astronauts

Washington, March 27 (IANS) NASA has partnered with real-time visualisation platform Epic Games' Unreal Engine to create a mixed reality International Space Station (ISS) that can provide an 'out of this world' environment for its astronauts and engineers, a media report said on Monday.Unreal Engine's applications a...

Humans, smartphones often fail to detect morph photos

​London, March 26 (IANS) A group of researchers has demonstrated that both humans and smartphones show a degree of error in distinguishing face morph photos from their 'real' faces on fraudulent identity cards.Researchers at the University of York in Britain investigated what the success rate would be like if two ...

Stem cell therapy may help repair lung damage

​London, March 25 (IANS) Stem cell therapy can potentially reduce lung damage caused by chronic inflammation in conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and cystic fibrosis, research from a pre-clinical trial has revealed.In the study, the researchers investigated the effectiveness of Mesenc...

Purest, most massive brown dwarf identified

​London, March 25 (IANS) A record breaking brown dwarf -- a star too small for nuclear fusion -- with the purest composition and the highest mass yet known has been identified by an international team of astronomers.The object, known as SDSS J0104+1535, is a member of the so-called halo - the outermost reaches of ...

Flexible glass for tiny medical devices developed

​New York, March 24 (IANS) Researchers have found a way to make the normally brittle material of glass bend and flex, adding a new level of flexibility to the microscopic world of medical devices.The research opens up the ability to create a new family of lab-on-a-chip devices based on flexing glass."I...

Alzheimer's linked to unsaturated acids in the brain: Study

​London, March 23 (IANS) Researchers have found that several unsaturated fatty acids in the brain may be associated with the progression of Alzheimer's disease.Alzheimer's disease is a neurodegenerative disorder, which causes impaired memory, executive function and language. It accounts for 60-80 per cent of total...

Sea ice sinks to record lows at both poles this year

Washington, March 23 (IANS) While Arctic Sea ice reached this year a record low wintertime maximum extent, sea ice around Antarctica also hit its lowest extent ever recorded by satellites at the end of summer in the Southern Hemisphere, scientists have said.In February this year, the combined Arctic and Antarctic se...

Fear of losing jobs to machines growing with rise of AI: Study

New York, March 23 (IANS) While the rise in machine learning technology may be making people's lives smarter and easier, it has conversely given rise to fear and anxiety among people about losing jobs to artificial intelligence (AI) devices, a study has showed."Technophobes" -- persons who fear robots, artificial in...

Gel-like coating can boost lithium-sulfur battery performance

​New York, March 22 (IANS) Scientists have developed an ultra-thin gel-like coating material that has the potential to extend the life and improve the efficiency of lithium-sulfur batteries."Our approach is general, in that it can be integrated with virtually any kind of sulfur electrode to increase cycling stabil...

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