Scientists 3D print artificial placenta in lab

Scientists have 3D printed an artificial placenta model that very closely resembles the natural organ, an advance that may help better understand how it affects babies’ growth. Continue Reading

Hackathon winners to implement blockchain to crowdfund solar projects

A group of five youths, including one from Chile, has won an international hackathon event, co-hosted by the NITI Aayog and others, for their idea on implementation of blockchain in the Indian solar industry. Continue Reading

Blue light from smartphones may speed blindness

Washington: Blue light emitted from smartphones and other digital devices can accelerate blindness by transforming vital molecules in the eye’s retina into cell killers, a study has found. Macular degeneration, an incurable eye disease that results in significant vision loss… Continue Reading

Indian telescope discovers most distant radio galaxy ever

Astronomers have used an Indian telescope to discover the most distant radio galaxy ever known, located at a distance of 12 billion light-years. The galaxy from a time when the universe was only seven per cent of its current age was found using the Giant Meter-wave Radio Telescope (GMRT) in Pune. Continue Reading

Quick meditation benefits brain: Study

Washington: Just a short session of meditation can significantly boost one’s ability to quickly and accurately complete cognitive tasks, even if they have never meditated before, a study has found. Continue Reading

Unicode introduces interracial couples emojis

The proposal includes emoji of interracial same-sex and mixed sex couples. It comes after users have long called for the Unicode Consortium to create emoji that reflect all different kinds of relationships, including interracial ones. Continue Reading

Next-gen fabric for Nexus’ incubation

New Delhi: A next-generation fabric that cleans itself from stains was among the three innovative ideas that were selected today for long-term incubation under the ‘Nexus’ programme hosted at the American Center here. Continue Reading