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James Webb Telescope 100 Times More Powerful than Hubble

James Webb Telescope 100 Times More Powerful than Hubble

A trillion-dollar spending bill is likely to make its way to massive spending on Science on Wednesday. The spending bill also includes the NASA's top priority to replace Hubble telescope with the James Webb telescope being built in Maryland at the Goddard Space Center.

This is important from the perspective of gaining better insight into stars and galaxies. Webb is much better than the Hubble as it is 100 times powerful and can gather information about stars and galaxies four times father than the moon.

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.

Climbing Robots Mimicking Stickiness of Gecko Lizard Feet could Work in Space and on Earth: ESA

Climbing Robots Mimicking Stickiness of Gecko Lizard Feet could Work in Space and on Earth: ESA

European Space Agency (ESA) has revealed that climbing robots that matches with the gumminess of gecko lizard feet could work in space and also on Earth. This has raised the hope of hull-crawling robots moving in upcoming spacecraft.

Crawling of robots across spacecraft surfaces are a widespread view in science fiction films ranging from Silent Running to Wall-E.

Atlas-Ian Traverses about 25 yards over Three Piles of Cinder Blocks in a Robotic Challenge

Atlas-Ian Traverses about 25 yards over Three Piles of Cinder Blocks in a Robotic Challenge

It has really been a feat for the entire team of IHMC Robotics of Pensacola, as their six-foot robot traversed slowly about 25 yards over three piles of cinder blocks. The robot weighs 330-pound. The whole team was ecstatic after their robot, Atlas-Ian, crossed the finish line.

Scientists Design Inexpensive Turtle Robot

Scientists Design Inexpensive Turtle Robot

According to a new report, scientists have designed a robotic turtle to explore shipwrecks more safely. Scientists have designed this with an aim to effectively explore shipwrecks and that too with very less cost.

Four flippers are attached to the body of this robot, which allows it to swim and twist in all the four directions. Scientists have named this small robotic turtle as U-CAT. This robot is so maneuvered that it can easily explore small and confined spaces.

Scientists Design Robot Similar to Shape of Jellyfish

Scientists Design Robot Similar to Shape of Jellyfish

According to a new report, researchers at University of New York, has designed a robot that looks similar to shape of Jellyfish. Leif Ristroph, applied mathematician at New York University, said that number of designs has been planned by him, which looks similar to that of flying insect wings.

Novel Device to Generate Synchrotron X-rays Developed

Novel Device to Generate Synchrotron X-rays Developed

High-quality x-rays are needed for an array of applications like for advanced medical imaging. These x-rays are generated through the help of synchrotron sources, which are quite expensive.

Cost is one of the factors and the other issue is that they are not widely available. There are available at selected locations across the world. Recently, a research has taken place by a group of researchers from University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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Why Bubbles Appear in Bottled Beer when Tapped?

Why Bubbles Appear in Bottled Beer when Tapped?

Researchers say that they have understood the reason behind the bubbles that emerges out in the bottle containing beer when it is hit gently.

Researchers, from Carlos III University in Madrid, Spain and Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, Institut Jean le Rond d'Alembert, France, have studied the above reason by looking into the phenomenon of cavitation.

Researchers Try to Make Enormous Computers with Common Sense

Researchers Try to Make Enormous Computers with Common Sense

According to a latest report, researchers are trying their level best to plant a digital seed for artificial intelligence in the computers. This is being done by researchers as they want that an enormous computer system should be able to browse millions of pictures on its own.

According to sources, the scientists are also willing to make the computer capable to decide the meaning of all the browsed pictures on its own.

This system, at Carnegie Mellon University, is named as NEIL. The abbreviation of NIEL is Never Ending Image Learning, according to the researchers.

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