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Americans do not believe much in Scientific Discoveries

Americans do not believe much in Scientific Discoveries

As per recent GfK Public Affairs & Corporate Communications survey, 30 percent of Americans believe that Big Bang actually happened with 51% questioning the theory. People raised their concern on the fact that universe was created 13.82 billion years ago and has been expanding rapidly ever since formation.

Survey involved online interviews of 1,012 adults with margin of sampling error of 3.4% points for all respondents. Science and Engineering Indicators Survey has been conducted for the past 34 years by the National Science Foundation.

Researchers Design Photoswitches that can Release Solar Energy Even in Dark

Researchers Design Photoswitches that can Release Solar Energy Even in Dark

Photoswitches that can store sun's heat and release it when needed i. e. either during day or night has been designed by researchers from MIT and Harvard. These are the materials that exist in two different configurations. After absorbing solar energy, size of photoswitches gets squeezed which later on regains their original structure by releasing heat.

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Bison Fleeing from Yellowstone National Park on Highlights on Internet

Bison Fleeing from Yellowstone National Park on Highlights on Internet

In the past few weeks, buffaloes of Yellowstone National Park have been on highlights on social site and on YouTube. Yellowstone National Park rests on the top of a supervolcano with a 50-by-30-mile mouth.

TERMES Robots Capable of Building Complex Structures

TERMES Robots Capable of Building Complex Structures

Experts at Harvard University have come up with a team of robots known as TERMES robots that are able to build complex structure.

Scientists and researchers got the idea to build the same after knowing the functioning of termites in Namibia. These termites builds some of the most fascinating structures which are massive cities of packed dirt reaching up to 30 feet high.

Oils Spill Study on Tuna helps Scientists Know How Pollution Damages Heart

Oils Spill Study on Tuna helps Scientists Know How Pollution Damages Heart

Scientists have long suggested links between pollution and heart problems, but they have now found adverse effects on heart cells because of toxic chemicals. A research conducted on links between oil spills and tuna heart problems have helped scientists understand the effects of air pollution on the human heart.

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Only 74% of Americans are Aware that Earth Revolves around Sun

Only 74% of Americans are Aware that Earth Revolves around Sun

A two-year survey on about 2,200 Americans by the National Science Foundation has come up with alarming truth about state of science knowledge among people across the country.

In the 16th Century, Nicolaus Copernicus led the Copernican Revolution stating that the earth and planets revolve around a relatively stationary sun. Still, the worst part is that only 74% of Americans were aware that our planet earth revolves around the sun, the most basic fact about our blue planet.

MIT Engineers Find a Way to Find Out Mass of Particles at Attogram Scale

MIT Engineers Find a Way to Find Out Mass of Particles at Attogram Scale

A new method to gauge the weight of particles has been found by MIT engineers. The resolution of the method is better than an attogram, which is one millionth of a trillionth of a gram. Mass of both synthetic nanoparticles and biological components of cells can be measured with this method.

Finding the mass of these particles could assist researchers in understanding their compositions and functionalities.

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Metamaterials Can be Used to Perform Analog Computing

Metamaterials Can be Used to Perform Analog Computing

A research has been carried out by a group of researchers from the University of Pennsylvania. Generally, meta-materials, which often makes an object visible, have been found to be having another use and that to a significant one.

The study researchers have found that these meta-materials can be used in order to do advanced mathematical calculations done by computer. It shall however, be noted that for now they have not come up with a device that works with the help of the same.

Mars One Mission Completes 1st Round of Selection

Mars One Mission Completes 1st Round of Selection

It was in 2012 that Mars One announced that it will be settling human colony on the Red planet. The news was enough to become the headline of leading dailies as well as to arouse interest in a number of people.

Abiding by their statement, the organization in 2013 started with their selection procedure in which they asked applicants to start applying. Those who would get selected will be part of the first colonists group on the Red planet and they will stay there forever.

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Over 1000 bottlenose Dolphins killed due to virus along U.S. eastern sea coast

 Over 1000 bottlenose Dolphins killed due to virus along U.S. eastern sea coast

In the year 2013, over 1000 bottlenose dolphins have got killed because of a measles-like infection reported to have been prevalent along the eastern seacoast of the United States. The friendly bottlenose dolphins are now an endangered species.

The number has surpassed the most astounding recorded 740 deaths in
1987-1988, uncovers a later post on The Guardian. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which has been exploring the matter, guarantees the most astounding number of dolphin deaths have been accounted for in the not so distant future.

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