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World’s most sensitive detector LUX fails to find dark matter

World’s most sensitive detector LUX fails to find dark matter

It is not easy to find dark matter and that fact has been strengthened as highly sensitive LUX failed to provide any concrete clues about elusive dark matter. Scientists working with the Large Underground Xenon dark-matter detector have found nothing extraordinary after checking data. The researchers have assessed 20 months of data and could not find any signs of dark matter.

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New brain map unveils about 97 previously unknown regions

New brain map unveils about 97 previously unknown regions

Human brain has been subject of many research projects but still there are many issues and queries that remain unresolved. A new breakthrough has been registered in neuroscience, as a new map of the brain has been developed that details nearly 100 previously unknown regions. The new map provides a spectacular view of the human brain and could help in developing treatments for various conditions.

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Bill Nye terms exhibit at Ark Encounter‘s third deck as ‘absolutely wrong’ and ‘disturbing’

Bill Nye terms exhibit at Ark Encounter‘s third deck as ‘absolutely wrong’ and ‘disturbing’

Bill Nye ‘The Science Guy’ is not happy with what he has seen at the Ark Encounter. Bill Nye visited the Noah's ark theme park on July 8. He was shocked to see science exhibits on the Ark's third deck and termed them to be disturbing as every single of exhibit was ‘absolutely wrong’.

The life-sized theme park has been built by Young Earth Creationist Ken Ham, who is also the president of the Answers in Genesis and Creation Museum. Ham accompanied Nye during the tour. While giving interview, Nye said that the exhibits on the third deck were not misleading, but completely wrong.

Researchers cloak object with invisibility by enhancing specific properties on its surface

Researchers cloak object with invisibility by enhancing specific properties on its surface

Scientists may not have been able to register advancement in the development of an invisibility cloak of the level of J.K Rowling's Harry Potter novels, but they have definitely gone a step closer invisibility cloaking concept. Researchers from QMUL's School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science have demonstrated in a new project about a cloaking device that allows curved surfaces to appear flat to electromagnetic waves.

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NASA’s 2020 Mars rover clears review process, moves on to design and construction phase

NASA’s 2020 Mars rover clears review process, moves on to design and construction phase

NASA has announced that its life-hunting 2020 Mars Rover has passed an exhausting review process. Next stage would be to start the final design and construction phase. If all goes as per the plans, the rover will be launched in August 2020, which will land on Mars in 2021.

Juno’s first click of Jupiter infuses mission scientists with hope to receive more vital data

Juno’s first click of Jupiter infuses mission scientists with hope to receive more vital data

NASA’s Juno probe through its visible-light camera known as JunoCam has captured the first in-orbit photo on July 10 when it was 2.7 million miles from Jupiter. The images released by the Juno team shows the planet’s features, including the famous Great Red Spot and Jupiter’s three biggest moons- Io, Europa and Ganymede.

From July 4, Juno spacecraft started to orbit Jupiter. After hiatus of six days, the probe used its visible-light camera and captured some stunning images. As per mission scientists, high resolution images will be available in next few weeks.

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Benthic Underwater Microscope can study marine subjects at micron resolution

Benthic Underwater Microscope can study marine subjects at micron resolution

This new diver-operated underwater microscope is helping researchers to view never-before-seen events of the underwater world. It is the brainchild of the researchers from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego.

Using this microscopic imaging system known as the Benthic Underwater Microscope (BUM) the researchers were able to see the processes that naturally take place on the seafloor, especially corals. The researchers have witnessed coral turf war, coral polyp kissing and many other exciting things.

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DURUS: Researchers create most efficient-walking humanoid ever

DURUS: Researchers create most efficient-walking humanoid ever

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have claimed of making the most efficient-walking robot ever. The trick lies in DURUS' metal feet, which have been shaped like human feet. They have been fitted with a ball and heel to make the movement as natural as possible.

Aaron Ames, director of the Georgia Tech lab, said that the human walk may appear simple, but it is not. Human walk has complex control algorithms. Ames affirmed that in comparison with flat-footed robots, DURUS is able to take longer and faster steps and mimics human locomotion.

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Microsoft manages to store 200MB of data into synthetic DNA

Microsoft manages to store 200MB of data into synthetic DNA

Microsoft has created new records as it has been able to store 200 MB of data on strands of synthetic DNA. The record set by Microsoft is 10 times bigger than any such previous accomplishment. Researchers at Microsoft and the University of Washington continue to work on storing data in molecular DNA strands.

Google working on two new Android Wear devices

Google working on two new Android Wear devices

It is being rumored that Google is working on two Android Wear devices. Most probably, both the devices would be Nexus-branded and would be released after latest the Nexus phones are being announced. Both the devices would be having little differences.

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