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Stanford Students Invent Gecko Gloves

Stanford Students Invent Gecko Gloves

Adventure lovers and kids can now scale glass walls like a gecko, thanks to an all new invention by the students of Stanford University who have created the “gecko gloves”.

The scientific principles that have employed in creation of “gecko gloves” follow the same lines that are followed by the sticky feet of nature’s most impressive climber. For their innovative project, the Stanford students have patents pending and they have already begun negotiations with toy companies.

New Project Could Help Produce Breathable Air on Mars

New Project Could Help Produce Breathable Air on Mars

According to researchers associated with the 'Mars One', a one-way manned trip to the Red Planet that aims to start a permanent colony, a new project could help them get breathable air during the mission.

Josh Richards, a physicist from Perth, Australia and astronaut candidate for the 2025 mission, along with a group of university students are working to design a system that will extract breathable oxygen from water on Mars.
The team has entered the finals of the international competition that will land vital experiments on the Red Planet.

Sir Richard Branson Shelves His Plan of Exploring Sea and Space

Media reports suggest that Sir Richard Branson has dropped down his plan of sending tourists on an underwater trip through submarine. The British entrepreneur had an ambitious plan in his mind to explore both space and oceans. But his plan for the first rocket ship that would charge passengers for the trips to the edge of space is in trouble after the craft that was supposed to be set for these trips crashed during a test flight, taking life of a pilot.
Adding on to the loss, now Sir Branson's dream of exploring the lowest points on Earth is also on hold for an undefined period.

Astrobotic Provides People an Opportunity to Send Personal Items to Moon

Astrobotic Provides People an Opportunity to Send Personal Items to Moon

Pittsburgh-based Robotic firm Astrobotic Technology has given people an opportunity to send their personal items to moon, under its mission MoonMail. MoonMail is a project under which Astrobotic is offering a chance to people to send their any keepsake to the lunar surface. The company hopes to fund the development of its lunar landing by offering to take items ranging from $460 to $26,000.

Launch Your Stuff to Lunar Frontier

Launch Your Stuff to Lunar Frontier

Astrobotic, a private spaceflight company, is offering a new service whereby people around the world can fly their special item to the lunar surface. This service has been termed as MoonMail.

Google provides Genome Sequencing Service on its Cloud Platform

Google provides Genome Sequencing Service on its Cloud Platform

Autism Speaks, autism advocacy group, said it was collaborating with Google for sequencing of the genomes of 10,000 people on the autism spectrum together with their family members.

"We believe that the clues to understanding autism lie in that genome. We'd like to leverage the same kind of technology and approach to searching the internet every day to search into the genome for these missing answers", said Rob Ring, Autism Speaks' chief science officer.

IARPA Begins Research in Developing Supercomputers under C3 Program

IARPA Begins Research in Developing Supercomputers under C3 Program

Under the project name Cryogenic Computer Complexity (C3), Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), a United States spy research agency, has started the research in building supercomputers.

Under this program to build superconducting exascale computer, the IARPA will work with three big technology companies. It has awarded first contracts to IBM, Northrop Grumman and Raytheon BBN Technologies to start the process.

Researchers Invent World’s fastest Camera

Researchers Invent World’s fastest Camera

Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, have invented the world's fastest camera, which can record images at extremely high speed of 100 billion frames per second.

Scientists explained their invention as the fastest 2D receive-only camera ever made and also said that a new technique called compressed ultrafast photography (CUP), helped in achieving such high speeds.

Tissint Meteorite Might Contain Evidence of Ancient Life on Mars, Say Researchers

Tissint Meteorite Might Contain Evidence of Ancient Life on Mars, Say Researchers

According to a recent study conducted by an international team of scientists, the Tissint meteorite, a martian rock which landed on Earth in July 2011, might contain proof of ancient life on Mars.

Findings of the study were published in the December 1, 2014, issue of the journal Meteoritics and Planetary Sciences.

Philippe Gillet, Director of Ecole Polytechnique de Lausanne (EPFL, Switzerland) Earth and Planetary Sciences Laboratory along with some researchers from China, Japan and Germany conducted a detailed analysis of organic carbon traces from a Martian meteorite.

Scientists observe Super-Earth 55 Cancri e

Scientists observe Super-Earth 55 Cancri e

A super-Earth passing in front of a star resembling the Sun has been observed by astronomers from a ground based Nordic Optical Telescope. A moderate-sized instrument at the international observatory on La Palma was used by scientists to evaluate the little fade in light due to the transit.

The star is only 40 light-years away and can be viewed by the naked eye. Scientists were already aware of existence of 55 Cancri e.

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