Rayies Altaf

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Reconstructing English words from neural signals

Using a brain-computer interface, a team of researchers has reconstructed English words from the brain activity of rhesus macaques that listened as the words were spoken.

Astronomers discovered most distant galaxy ever

The light from MAMBO-9 traveled about 13 billion years to reach ALMA’s antennas.

This brain circuit is responsible for regulating alcohol consumption

Discovery could lead to a better understanding of why some casual drinkers develop an alcohol use disorder.

Scientists found a killer electron hot spot in Earth’s Van Allen radiation belts

JAXA and NASA satellite observations show where killer electrons are generated in the Van Allen radiation belts surrounding Earth.

Evidence for more dark-matter-deficient dwarf galaxies found

Scientists identified 19 dwarf galaxies with less dark matter.

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Evidence of pre-modern iron technology found in Nagaland

The development of technology for extracting metals from ores has been critical in the growth of various civilizations. Smelting is one process that has evolved over time. Some regions and communities have contributed greatly in shaping and...

Scientists transform the bane of black soot into a boon for water purification

Hitting two birds with one stone, a group of Indian scientists has come up with a new process which promises to help utilize black carbon soot, which is a major air pollutant, for treating industrial waste containing...

Garbage dumps leading to shift in food habits of wild animals: study

The main culprit is plastic waste which is known to cause health complications and disruptive reproductive patterns in animals that accidentally ingest it. It also causes environmental pollution through chemicals leaching from it. The study examined the...

Drones: from war symbols to technology of hope

Drones are fast emerging as agents of change with widespread applications ranging from wedding photography and entertainment to agriculture and infrastructure asset maintenance. Drones require far less effort, time and energy and can reach remote and difficult...

Insect stings inspire syringe-needle designs

Inspired by mosquito and honeybee stings, scientists are trying to design a smart syringe needle that promises to be painless as well as skin-friendly while delivering medicine into the bodies of patients. A group of scientists working at...

Avalanche forecasting, public awareness can save lives

The majestic mountains in the Himalayas, besides being the abode of ice, snow, and freshwater, are also hotbeds of natural calamities and disasters like earthquakes, flash floods, landslides and snow avalanches. The roads that crisscross high mountainous regions...