Human DNA discovered in caves without skeletal remains

Washington, April 28 (IANS) An international team of researchers has successfully retrieved human DNA in cave sediments where no skeletal remains were found, a new study revealed. ...

Early humans reached North America 130,000 years ago: Study

​New York, April 27 (IANS) Early humans probably reached North America 130,000 years ago -- 115,000 years earlier than previously thought, claims a study. ...

Workplace autonomy has positive effects on well-being

Birmingham, April 25 (IANS) Higher level of autonomy at workplace has a positive effect on employees' well-being and gives them job satisfaction, according to a research.Researchers at the University of Birmingham Business School examined the changes in reported well-being relative to levels of autonomy using two se...

Driverless cars to go on test drive in UK in 2019

​London, April 24 (IANS) A consortium of British companies on Monday unveiled a plan to test driverless cars on UK roads and motorways in 2019, the media reported.The Driven consortium led by Oxbotica, which makes software for driverless vehicles, also plans to try out a fleet of autonomous vehicles between London...

NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson breaks US spaceflight record

NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson breaks US spaceflight record...

Ancient bamboo slips for calculation enter world records book

Beijing, April 23 (IANS) A set of bamboo slips dating back more than 2,300 years were officially recognised on Sunday by the Guinness World Records as the world's earliest decimal calculation tool."The significance is that it's decimal, not duodecimal as seen in other countries. Decimal did not appear in Europe unti...

Material tougher, more conductive than copper developed

​New York, April 23 (IANS) Researchers have developed thin carbon nanotube (CNT) textiles that exhibit high electrical conductivity and a level of toughness about 50 times higher than copper films, currently being used in electronics."The structural robustness of thin metal films has significant importance for the...

Now you can 3D print glass

​London, April 23 (IANS) A team of engineers has developed a process by which it is now possible to 3D print complex forms of glass.The scientists at the Germany-based Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) mixed nanoparticles of high-purity quartz glass and a small quantity of liquid polymer and allow this mixtu...

Indonesian hobbits not related to modern human ancestor: Study

​Sydney, April 22 (IANS) Homo floresiensis, a species of tiny human discovered on the Indonesian island of Flores in 2003, most likely evolved from an ancestor in Africa and not from Homo erectus - an ancestor to modern humans - as has been widely believed, a study says.The researchers believe that their findings,...

Model to up efficiency of high-power batteries developed

​New York, April 22 (IANS) A team of scientists has developed a method to increase the performance of high-power electrical storage devices and, at the same time, decrease their size.The researchers from Stanford School of Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences describe a mathematical model for designing new mat...

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