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Hyundai Fuel Cell SUV with 348 Mile Range Coming in January 2018: Nikkei

Hyundai Fuel Cell SUV with 348 Mile Range Coming in January 2018: Nikkei

Green cars and automated technologies have been termed as the future of automobile industry. While many companies are working on electric vehicles, some are also trying their luck in fuel-cell technology including Asian car makers Hyundai, Toyota and Honda. Nikkei has reported that Hyundai could launch second-generation of its Fuel Cell SUV in January 2018. Hyundai has been working on improving the range of its SUV and the newer version could reach 348 miles before it would need refueling.

NASA Engineers Planning to Build Ice House on Mars: Report

NASA Engineers Planning to Build Ice House on Mars: Report

NASA engineers are planning to build ice house on Mars as per suggestions shared by NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. Planet Mars will be challenging mission for NASA and it would be interesting to see what solutions scientific community can offer to astronauts to stay safely on Mars. The Red Planet has extreme temperatures and the atmosphere doesn’t provide adequate protection from high intensity radiation on Mars. Scientists at NASA have suggested Ice house as an effective technique for astronauts to stay on Mars.

New Year to arrive late, by a second

New Year to arrive late, by a second

All would-be revelers should be careful with their countdowns this New Year’s Eve as scientists have decided to add a “leap second” to the universal clock at the end of December, delaying the arrival of 2017 by a second.

The leap second will be added in order to bring the world’s atomic clocks in sync with Earth’s own distinctive rhythm, which is determined by the planet’s rotation. The International Earth Rotation & Reference Systems Service (IERS) confirmed in a statement that it would be necessary to introduce an additional second at the end of this year.

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Vera Rubin will always be remembered for her contributions to the scientific community

Vera Rubin will always be remembered for her contributions to the scientific community

Astrophysicist Vera Rubin, who died last Sunday night at the age of 88, will always be remembered for her significant contributions to the scientific community as well as her efforts marking a woman’s entry into the science arena.

Rubin is best known for proving the existence of dark matter. She discovered that galaxies in the universe don’t rotate the way as originally thought, because of some unknown force, dubbed dark matter. The concept was introduced by Swiss scientist Fritz Zwicky in the 1930s, but it was proved by Rubin in the 1970s.

CERN branded as anti-christ after ALPHA antimatter experiment

CERN branded as anti-christ after ALPHA antimatter experiment

In wake of the recent success of the ALPHA antimatter research, a Christian Truther publication has accused CERN of being anti-christ, arguing that the European Organization for Nuclear Research manifested a ‘hell on earth’ during their experiment.

The controversial religious conspiracy theorists described antimatter as demonically charged particle that would eventually bring chaos and destruction. Criticizing the research, Christian Truther’s Emily wrote in an article, “CERN is building the kingdom of the antichrist, hell on earth."

Solar-powered artificial leaf can allow drug production

Solar-powered artificial leaf can allow drug production

A team of researchers from the Netherlands have developed a first-of-its-kind synthetic leaf that can act as a mini-factory for drugs that would allow production of life-saving medicines anywhere there is sunlight.

The researcher led by Timothy Noel, of Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands, managed to tap into plants’ photosynthesis-based food-producing abilities.

They made use of a leaf-inspired micro-factory mimicking nature’s efficiency at harvesting solar radiation. To do that, they used new material called luminescent solar concentrator (LSC).

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Scientists use laser to unlock antimatter secrets

Scientists use laser to unlock antimatter secrets

Marking a technological breakthrough, an international team of scientists claimed to have developed a new way to explore antimatter -- using a laser.

A team of researchers led by Alan Kostelecky, a theoretical physicist at Indiana University, successfully zapped antimatter atoms with a laser, and then precisely measured the light emitted by these bizarre anti-atoms.

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Newly developed ‘Gentle Bot’ is closer to real human hand

Newly developed ‘Gentle Bot’ is closer to real human hand

Researchers at Cornell University have developed a soft robotic hand that is able to not only touch delicate and fragile items but also to sense the shape and texture of things that it comes into contact with.

Lead researcher Huichan Zhao, a doctoral candidate in mechanical engineering at Cornell University, said their newly developed dubbed “Gentle Bot” is closer to a real human hand.

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UC Berkeley researchers unveil new hopping robot

UC Berkeley researchers unveil new hopping robot

A team of scientists at UC Berkeley on Tuesday unveiled a new hopping robot that can jump higher and more quickly than any other robot in the world.

The new robot dubbed “Salto” is a monopedal and is 10.2-inch tall. Instead of taking one huge leap, the new robot bounces off a wall with a big force to complete an even larger jump, much in the manner of a parkour expert bounding from a ledge to a wall and subsequently flying through the air to his next perch.

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Refueling Mission Spacecraft Project Wins NASA Approval with $127 Million Payment

Refueling Mission Spacecraft Project Wins NASA Approval with $127 Million Payment

NASA has selected a California-based company for Refueling Mission Spacecraft project which could be ready within three years. California-based space technology company Space Systems/Loral will setup a robotic space station which will refuel satellites in orbit. NASA has awarded $127 million contract for Restore-L Spacecraft Bus that will work like a traveling gas station. The project will help satellite missions to run for longer period as they will be refueled by Restore-L Spacecraft Bus.

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