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GPS helps detect 100 billion tonne ice loss!


July 25th, 2012 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 25 (IANS) The Global Positioning System (GPS) helped scientists detect a staggering 100 billion tonnes of ice loss in Greenland over six months during 2010, according to a ... Read more...

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Red, green and blue colours are best to find Earth-like planets


February 24th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): A team of astronomers has found that red, green and blue coloured filters are the best to spot a planet that looks like Earth.Scientists used the mothership of ... Read more...

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Kepler 10b planet discovered


January 12th, 2011 - 10:14 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Seattle, Jan 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The NASA spacecraft, Kepler has discovered the smallest exoplanet so far.The new planet called Kepler 10b is about 1.4 times the diameter of earth. The discovery of ... Read more...

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Thunderstorms blast antimatter clouds into space


January 12th, 2011 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 12 (IANS) It was once the preserve of Star Trek and other sci-fi TV shows. But thunderstorms actually blast antimatter clouds into space from earth, scientists monitoring them through telescopes ... Read more...

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Arsenic Bacteria Heralds New Era In Search For Life


December 5th, 2010 - 8:44 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Dec 5, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The announcement made by the U.S. space agency NASA about the discovery of a new kind of bacteria that can not only grow in the presence ... Read more...

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Astronomers: Alien planet from outside Milky Way found


November 19th, 2010 - 9:34 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Nov 19 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Astronomers says they have discovered the first planet to originate from another galaxy. The scientists say the planet which is the size of Jupiter was drawn ... Read more...

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NASA finds 30-yr-old ‘youngest’ nearby black hole


November 16th, 2010 - 12:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory has discovered evidence of the youngest black hole known to exist in our cosmic neighbourhood.The 30-year-old black hole could help scientists better understand how ... Read more...

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Large Hadron Collider recreates ‘mini Big Bang’


November 8th, 2010 - 6:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 8 (ANI): Researchers at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) have succeeded in recreating the Big Bang on a miniature scale.The Telegraph reports that the collisions were produced by firing ... Read more...

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Scientists create ‘mini Big Bang’ to unravel atom’s mysteries


November 8th, 2010 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 8 (IANS) The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) has succeeded in creating a miniature version of the Big Bang by smashing stripped-down lead atoms together. The reaction created temperatures ... Read more...

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Earth’s mantle and core mix 2900 km below our feet


September 18th, 2010 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 18 (ANI): Using X-ray diffraction at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility in Grenoble (France), researchers have found that the Earth's mantle and its core mix at a distance of 2900 ... Read more...

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Bacteria too can sniff out smelly chemicals


August 16th, 2010 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 16 (ANI): While bacteria are known for creating some of the most repugnant smells on earth, scientists have now found that this lowest of life forms have a molecular "nose" ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Archeologists discover tunnels and tombs under the ruins of Teotihuacan


August 5th, 2010 - 8:18 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Teotihuacan, Aug 5 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Archeologists have announced that they have discovered a long sealed tunnel that was hidden under the ruins of Teotihuacan.Inside the tunnel, archeologists say that there are ... Read more...

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Asteroid Could Hit Earth in 2182, Destroying All Life


July 28th, 2010 - 11:21 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
July 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Although it may sound like it came straight from the script of a movie, such as “Armageddon”, a huge asteroid which scientists have been watching since 1999 stands ... Read more...

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Asteroid could hit the Earth in 2182


July 28th, 2010 - 10:40 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, July 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists who are studying asteroid 1999 RQ36 says the asteroid just has 1 in 1000 chance of hitting the planet Earth.Scientists’ also say even if at ... Read more...

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Advances in agriculture help environment


June 15th, 2010 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 15 (IANS) Advances in high-yield agriculture have prevented the equivalent of 590 billion metric tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) from escaping into the air, say two Stanford University Earth scientists. The ... Read more...

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60 Minutes: Could extinct species be brought back through their DNA?


May 31st, 2010 - 8:31 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, May 31 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists are dreaming of bringing the extinct species back, through the use of the latest in technology and science and of course the DNA. According ... Read more...

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‘Missing matter’ in nearby Universe located?


May 12th, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 12 (ANI): Astronomers have announced the discovery of a vast reservoir of intergalactic gas nearly 400 million light-years from the Earth.Scientists used observations of NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and ... Read more...

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Asteroid Contains Ice And Organic Material, Scientists Discover


May 2nd, 2010 - 7:21 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez May 2, (THAINDIAN NEWS) In a recent discovery which is expected to shed revealing insights into how life originated on Earth, scientists have discovered a coating of ice as well ... Read more...

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Why did early earth absorb more sunlight?


April 7th, 2010 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 7 (IANS) Four billion years ago, the sun radiated only 70 to 75 percent as much energy as it does today. Now, scientists are trying to explain what compensated for ... Read more...

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Researchers design archaeological ‘time machine’


February 15th, 2010 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 15 (IANS) Researchers have designed a new archaeological tool which could answer key questions in human evolution. The new calibration curve, which extends back 50,000 years, is a major landmark in ... Read more...

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Archaeological ‘time machine’ might answer key questions in human evolution


February 12th, 2010 - 3:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): Scientists at Queen's University in Canada have helped produce a new archaeological 'time machine' that could answer key questions in human evolution.The new calibration curve, which extends back ... Read more...

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Carbonate veins reveal chemistry of ancient seawater


February 7th, 2010 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 7 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have described a novel method for reconstructing past ocean chemistry using calcium carbonate veins that precipitate from seawater-derived fluids in rocks beneath the ... Read more...

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GOCE satellite probing how pull of gravity varies across Earth


December 25th, 2009 - 3:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 25 (ANI): Reports indicate that Europe's GOCE (Gravity Field and Steady-State Ocean Circulation Explorer) satellite is returning remarkable new data on the way the pull of gravity varies across Earth.GOCE ... Read more...

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Glint of sunlight shows liquid on Saturn’s largest moon


December 18th, 2009 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 18 (IANS) A glint of sunlight reflected off a lake on Saturn's largest moon Titan has confirmed the presence of liquid on its surface. The image was captured by NASA's Cassini ... Read more...

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Oceanic crust formation much more dynamic than previously believed


November 26th, 2009 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 26 (ANI): Earth scientists in the US have found strong evidence that the geological processes that lead to the formation of oceanic crust are not as uniformly passive as believed, ... Read more...

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3 worlds that may have life on them


October 14th, 2009 - 5:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 14 (ANI): Scientists have come up with a new index to measure a world's fitness for life, and have decided upon three names that are most likely to harbor ... Read more...

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Scientists move boundary dates for prehistoric Quaternary age by 800,000 years


September 23rd, 2009 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 23 (ANI): An international body of earth scientists has formally agreed to move the boundary dates for the prehistoric Quaternary age by 800,000 years.The decision has been made by the ... Read more...

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Global 3D map indicates presence of water in certain areas of Earth’s mantle


August 20th, 2009 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 20 (ANI): Scientists from Oregon State University in the US have created the first global three-dimensional map of electrical conductivity in the Earth's mantle, which suggests that that enhanced conductivity ... Read more...

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Alien platinum ’stirred’ into Earth’s interiors 1.5 billion years


August 1st, 2009 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 1 (ANI): A new research has determined that meteorites raining down on Earth 1.5 billion years ago created a debris rich in platinum, which 'stirred' down into the interior of ... Read more...

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Life originated on Earth 4 bln yrs ago in form of first self-replicating molecules


May 14th, 2009 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 14 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have developed an experiment demonstrating how life originated on the Earth about 4 billion years ago in the form of the very first ... Read more...

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NASA readies search for other Earths with Kepler launch


March 6th, 2009 - 9:47 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 6 (DPA) Are we alone in the universe? Are there other planets like Earth? Scientists will attempt to answer those questions with a telescope being launched into orbit Friday. The Kepler ... Read more...

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NASA, Google launch virtual exploration of Mars


February 3rd, 2009 - 7:34 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 3 (Xinhua) NASA and Google announced Monday the release of a new Mars mode in Google Earth that brings to everyone's desktop a high-resolution, three-dimensional view of the red planet.Besides ... Read more...

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Most scientists believe human-induced global warming is real: Survey


January 20th, 2009 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 20 (ANI): Frigid environmental conditions in many North American and European regions might have been seen as contradictory to the suggestion that global warming continues unabated, but a new ... Read more...

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NASA instrument aboard Chandrayaan has a peek inside Moon’’s darkest craters (Re-Issue)


January 18th, 2009 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 18 (ANI): Scientists are using a NASA radar flying aboard India''s Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft to get their first look inside the moon''s coldest and darkest craters. The Mini-SAR instrument, a ... Read more...

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NASA instrument aboard Chandrayaan has a peek inside Moons darkest craters


January 17th, 2009 - 12:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 17 (ANI): Scientists are using a NASA radar flying aboard Indias Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft to get their first look inside the moons coldest and darkest craters.The Mini-SAR instrument, a lightweight, ... Read more...

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