Submitted by Luis Georg on Thu, 10/20/2016 - 09:08
A humanoid robot developed by researchers at the University of Tokyo can sweat and uses this as a cooling mechanism. The motors of some robots generate heat and unless they have a way to cool themselves humanoid robots would not be able to work for longer hours. The robot named Kengoro can perform pushups for 11 minutes, as showcased by the tests conducted by the University of Tokyo team.
Submitted by Luis Georg on Wed, 10/19/2016 - 05:14
A fresh scan of the Great Pyramid of Giza has revealed two previously undetected cavities in the more than 4,500-year-old structure, researchers announced.
ScanPyramids, a partnership between the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities and multiple global technology firms and universities, announced that a team of researchers used an imaging technology known as muography to peer inside the Great Pyramid of Giza, which is the Egyptian Pharaoh Khufu’s tomb.
Submitted by Luis Georg on Fri, 10/14/2016 - 01:29
A new study published in the widely-acclaimed Astrophysical Journal. claims there are ten times more galaxies in the universe than scientists previously estimated.
Using deep-space images and other data provided by the Hubble Space Telescope, a team of NASA research scientists created a 3D map of the universe, and concluded that there are nearly two trillion galaxies in it, 10 times more than the previous estimate of 200 billion galaxies.
Submitted by Luis Georg on Thu, 10/13/2016 - 05:35
A team of anthropologists claimed to have discovered the largest assemblage of ancient human footprints in the northern part of Tanzania, Africa.
Cynthia Liutkus-Pierce and her colleagues found nearly 400-odd footprints, covering a tennis court-size area. The footprints in question were imprinted in deposits made by an ancient flood, dried, subsequently covered up with a layer of mud, which preserved them for nearly 19,000 years.
Submitted by Luis Georg on Wed, 10/12/2016 - 06:13
Evolutionary history of dogs seem to include Bear dogs
Fragmentary fossilized carnivore remains that sat largely unnoticed in a drawer at Chicago's Field Museum after being unearthed in southwestern Texas nearly three decades ago belonged to a strange group of extinct species known as "bear dogs."
Submitted by Diana Bretting on Thu, 10/06/2016 - 05:14
Humans have been living to surprisingly great ages over the past many decades but a new study has suggested that we have reached the upper limit of human longevity.
On August 4, 1997, Jeanne Calment died in a nursing home in France at age of 122 years, setting a world record for human longevity. Researchers believe that humans will likely not see the likes of her again.
A team of researchers at the Einstein College of Medicine in New York has concluded that the maximum lifespan for humans is probably 115 years.
Republicans and Democrats have a double sided view of the impacts of climate change
A fresh report from the Pew Research Center has revealed that liberals and conservatives are worlds apart when it comes to the science of climate change, its causes, impacts of climate change and what can be done to tackle it.
Submitted by Luis Georg on Tue, 10/04/2016 - 12:32
Possibility of the presence of water vapor plumes on Jupiter’s moon Europa is getting strengthened with newer evidences. Lately, NASA has unveiled that the Hubble Space Telescope data has found what seems to be water plumes ejecting from Europa’s surface.
There is a possibility that NASA may use the James Webb Space Telescope scheduled to be launched in 2018 to ascertain the plume activity on one of the 67 known moons of Jupiter. The revelation provides hint towards the presence of geysers of water on Europa.