Resistance-Free Electron Channels: Scientists’ Breakthrough

Scientists have made a significant breakthrough in manipulating the flow of electricity. A recent study led by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) details a new technique for creating “chiral interface states” – special channels within materials that allow electrons to travel in only one direction, experiencing zero resistance. This innovation has the potential to … Read more

Magnetic Miracle: New Material Enables Gravity-Free Tech

Magnetic levitation, the science behind those cool floating trains, just got a major upgrade. Researchers at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) have developed a new method for levitating objects using magnets, and this one holds the promise of frictionless technology. Frictionless Levitation: A Game-Changer for Sensors Traditionally, magnetic levitation relies on superconductors … Read more

Voldemort Ant: New Species Discovered in Pilbara!

Imagine spelunking deep beneath the vast Pilbara region of Western Australia. Instead of glittering minerals or ancient cave paintings, you encounter a fascinating new resident: the Leptanilla voldemort. This aptly named pale ant, with its slender build, spindly legs, and formidable mandibles, takes center stage in a recent study published in the journal Zookeys. A … Read more

Hydrogel Savior: Removing Microplastics from Water!

Microplastics, tiny plastic fragments contaminating our oceans, lakes, and even drinking water, pose a significant threat to human health and ecosystems. The fight against microplastic pollution just got a powerful weapon – a novel hydrogel developed by researchers at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc). This innovative material effectively removes microplastics from water, offering a … Read more

Cell Starvation: Hijacking Protein Transport Revealed!

A cell facing starvation doesn’t simply succumb to its fate. A groundbreaking study published in April 2024 sheds light on a previously unknown strategy starving cells employ: repurposing their own protein transport system for a shocking tactic – cellular cannibalism. Hijacking the Delivery Network Imagine the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) as a bustling factory churning out … Read more

Research Team Uncovers 50+ New Deep-Sea Species

Imagine venturing into a world of perpetual darkness, where pressure crushes with a force exceeding 1,000 times that at sea level and frigid temperatures hover just above freezing. This isn’t science fiction; it’s the reality of the deep sea, a realm largely unexplored and teeming with life unlike anything found on the surface. A recent … Read more

‘Dragon’s Egg’ Nebula Mystery Revealed by Astronomers

Nestled within the constellation Ara lies the Dragon’s Egg nebula (NGC 6164/6165), a mesmerizing bubble of gas and dust immortalized in a recent image captured by the VLT Survey Telescope at the European Southern Observatory’s Paranal Observatory in Chile. Its intricate structure belies a dramatic history unlike most nebulae, stellar nurseries born from the fiery … Read more

ISRO Achieves ‘Zero Orbital Debris’ Milestone

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has successfully completed a mission that achieved a significant “zero orbital debris” milestone. This breakthrough offers a welcome ray of hope in the growing crisis of space debris, a critical issue for the future of space exploration. The Looming Threat of Space Debris With the space industry booming, the … Read more

India’s 1st Space Tourist: Gopi Thotakura

Gopichand Thotakura, an Indian-American pilot and entrepreneur, is on the verge of a historic achievement. Selected for Blue Origin’s NS-25 mission, Thotakura is poised to become the first Indian space tourist. This feat marks a significant milestone not just for Thotakura, but for India’s growing space aspirations. A Passion for Flight Ignited Early Hailing from … Read more

India Places Second in Hepatitis B, C Worldwide

According to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) 2024 Global Hepatitis Report, India carries a heavy burden of Hepatitis B and C infections, ranking second only to China. The report estimates a staggering over 35.3 million hepatitis cases in India, with a breakdown of 29.8 million for Hepatitis B and 5.5 million for Hepatitis C. This … Read more