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New research rejects idea of alien mega structures revolve around Tabby's Star

New research rejects idea of alien mega structures revolve around Tabby's Star

A lot of mystery has been surrounding around the giant star KIC 8462852, which has been nicknamed Tabby’s Star. The star, which is 1,480 light years away from earth, has such a fluctuating light pattern that has left scientists baffled. It is said that several mysterious objects orbit KIC 8462852.

Here’s How Jupiter Can Help in Hunt for Earth-Like Planets

Here’s How Jupiter Can Help in Hunt for Earth-Like Planets

Our solar system has eight planets, while existence of hypothetical Planet Nine is still in question. These planets regularly orbit the sun in a fixed orbit. What if one of the eight planets didn’t exist? Imagine the solar system without its largest planet Jupiter.

Some astronomers think the gas giant’s existence is very important. They believe if Jupiter is not there in the solar system, even humanity could disappear. How?

Newly developed system can generate electricity without using metals and toxic materials

Newly developed system can generate electricity without using metals and toxic materials

The batteries used in powering electric cars, smartphones and other devices are generally composed of lithium, which caused a problem as lithium is a very toxic material and has limited supply. It can’t be disposed of easily.

A system has been developed recently for generating electricity, which doesn’t require using metals and toxic materials. The system could potentially make possible more environment-friendly batteries in near future.

Coupled model can explain heat loss extent from electrons in fusion plasma: Study

Coupled model can explain heat loss extent from electrons in fusion plasma: Study

A research has helped in answering some important questions with regard to plasma heat loss that has acted as a major bottleneck the efforts to estimate fusion reactors’ performance and help pave the way for alternate energy source.

Simulations run at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) have been helping physicists to have better take on factors influencing the behavior of the plasma turbulence driven the extreme heating needed for fusion energy.

MIT develops algorithm that can give ships 2-3 minutes of warning before rogue wave appears

MIT develops algorithm that can give ships 2-3 minutes of warning before rogue wave appears

MIT researchers claim they have created an algorithm that warns ships 2-3 minutes before rogue waves appear. Generally, rogue waves are twice as high as other waves and during rare circumstances, can reach 100 feet in height.

They can obviously prove quite destructive, both in terms of life and property. Though, two-three minutes don’t sound much, but in comparison to literally zero notice, the offered time can save life and help the crew manage the damage to some extent.

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Unbelievably thin and flexible solar cells developed

Unbelievably thin and flexible solar cells developed

MIT scientists have developed thin and flexible photovoltaic cells that can find application in many industries. MIT team added that the solar cells that they can be placed on the surface of soap bubble and it wouldn’t pop. An interesting breakthrough in renewable energy segment, the cells are quite important because of their features like lightweight and thin.

New video shows Physics behind sneezing

New video shows Physics behind sneezing

Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) using high-speed cameras have captured the video of how sneeze distributes in the air so that they can better understand how certain illnesses spread.

Study’s co-researcher Lydia Bourouiba, head of the Fluid Dynamics of Disease Transmission Laboratory at MIT, said that it is important to understand the process of fluid breakup. Therefore, the researchers captured the video using a camera operating 6,000 to 8,000 frames per second of three different human participants while sneezing.

MIT Researchers develop a way to 3D print optically transparent glass

MIT Researchers develop a way to 3D print optically transparent glass

Researchers at MIT have finally developed a way to 3D print optically transparent glass. It is quite easy to 3D print with the help of all kinds of plastic, but when it comes to glass, it has remained troublesome because of the very high temperatures that are needed to melt the substance.

In earlier attempts, small, individual glass particles were fused together below their melting point with the help of a technique known as sintering, but the resulting objects were neither transparent nor particularly strong.

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Scientists create robotic cheetah

Scientists create robotic cheetah

A mechanical cheetah has been created by scientists; it is a robot that can both see and jump over hurdles. This is a new step towards development of robots. According to researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), their creation is first four-legged robot of the world, which is able to run and jump over obstacles all at once.

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MIT researchers upgrade Cheetah robot

MIT researchers upgrade Cheetah robot

After beating the speed record set by Usain Bolt (the world's fastest man), MIT’s four-legged robot called Cheetah is now coming after Aries Merritt (the world's fastest hurdler).

The university's Biometrics Robotics Lab has upgraded Cheetah with new algorithms, which will allow it to detect and jump over obstacles up to 40 centimeters tall. This would make Cheetah the first robot to handle obstacles autonomously.

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