New method to study insect muscles developed

Much like birds, insects exhibit remarkably variable and versatile flights. Fruit flies, for instance, achieve wing beat frequencies of approximately 200 Hertz....

The Spines prick memories

Weizmann Institute researchers recently managed to look inside these spines and, by combining mathematical modeling with lab experiments, they discovered a unique mechanism for regulating these changes – one that is faster and stronger than any that had been described before.

NASA released the stunning panorama of Apollo landing sites for the 50th anniversary

NASA imagery experts at NASA’s Johnson Space Center have “stitched together” images from the Apollo landing sites on the Moon for a 50th-anniversary reminder of what the 12 humans who walked on its surface experience visually.

Chadrayan 2 new launch date and time revealed

ISRO recently took Twitter and announced new launch date and time for India's moon mission, Chandrayan2. The original date of launching was July 15, 2019,...


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Could the heat of the Earth’s crust become the ultimate energy source?

Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology and Sanoh Industrial developed a very stable battery cell that can directly convert heat into electricity, thus finally providing a way for exploiting geothermal energy in a sustainable way.

Probiotics can reduce morphine tolerance in mice

Prolonged exposure to opioids results in analgesic tolerance, drug overdose, and death. The mechanism underlying morphine analgesic tolerance remains unresolved. In a new study by...

New chemical-based method for recycling PET

Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) is one of the most widely used plastics today. PET bottles are ubiquitous in our day-to-day lives–one has to look around...

Scientists model the flight of dandelion seeds

Scientists studied the link between the number of bristles on dandelion seeds and the ability of those seeds to travel long distances in a stable manner.

Higher iron levels associated with a lower risk of heart disease

The study suggests that higher iron levels associated with a lower risk of high cholesterol levels. It also reduces the risk of arteries becoming furred with a build-up of fatty substances.

How our brain distinguishes between voice and sound?

Researchers at UNIGE and Maastricht University have demonstrated that the brain adapts to a person’s listening intentions by focusing either on a speaker’s voice or on the speech sounds that are being uttered.