Srishti Asthana named among the top 15 finalists in Google Science Fair 2013

Chandigarh girl’s search for success with Google Gist: Srishti Asthana, daughter of Punjab IGP S.K. Asthana, named among the top 15 finalists in Google Science Fair 2013 Srishti Asthana, a XI standard student from Millenium School, Mohali [...]

Silicon trick for next-gen memory

Researchers have revealed details of a promising way to make a fundamentally different kind of computer memory chip.The device is a “memristor”, a long-hypothesised but only recently demonstrated electronic component.A memristor’s [...]

Mars ‘has life’s building blocks’

New evidence from meteorites suggests that the basic building blocks of life are present on Mars. The study found that carbon present in 10 meteorites, spanning more than four billion years of Martian history, came from the planet and was not [...]

5 Things Jenga Can Teach Us About Structural Engineering

Humans are natural-born structural engineers. If you find that hard to believe, watch a small child play with a set of simple wooden blocks. With no outside instruction — and through lots of energetic trial and error — he or she [...]

Indian student Sachin S Kukke wins YouTube Space Lab Asia-Pacific contest

Indian student Sachin Kukke, an 18 year lad from BMS College,  Bangalore has won YouTube Space Lab 2012 contest for the Asia Pacific region and is one of the six global winners of the competition. In a meeting with Indian Ambassador to the [...]

Herschel:Herschel finds first evidence of Earth-like water in a comet

A team of astronomers using ESA’s Herschel Space Observatory have discovered the first comet containing water that is similar in isotopic composition to that in Earth’s oceans. This detection, in the comet 103P/Hartley 2, shows [...]

1962 glass could be Corning’s next bonanza seller

Sturdy Corning glass from 1962 could be a multibillion winner in frameless TV market. An ultra-strong glass that has been looking for a purpose since its invention in 1962 is poised to become a multibillion-dollar bonanza for Corning Inc. The [...]

Quiet hybrids: An end to their sounds of silence?

Silence isn’t golden: Carmakers add sounds to hybrids, electric cars; pedestrian safety eyed. The age of the silent hybrid may be coming to an end. Gas-electric hybrids, propelled by electric motors at low speeds, are well-known for their [...]

New Theory for Life’s First Energy Source

An obscure compound known as pyrophosphite could have been a source of energy that allowed the first life on Earth to form, scientists now say. From the tiniest bacteria to the complex human body, all living beings require an energy-transporting [...]

Diamonds travel at 60 km per hour inside Earth

Diamond infused magma travel to the surface of the earth from deep within the planet at a blistering 60 kilometres per hour. Rising magma in Earth’s mantle is thought to ascend at just a few centimetres per year. It was known that kimberlite, [...]