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World's lightest material 100 times lighter than Styrofoam developed
A team of researchers have developed the world's lightest material, which is one hundred times lighter than Styrofoam. ANI

NASA's Chandra completes black hole description
A team of astronomers has produced a complete description of a black hole and discovered new details about its birth hole that took place millions of years ago by using data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory as well as from radio, optical and other X-ray telescopes. ANI

Mystery surrounding Antarctic's Gamburtsev Subglacial Mountains solved
London, Nov 18 (ANI): The Gamburtsev Subglacial Mountains in Antarctica formed as a result of multiple tectonic events, rather than a single event, a new study has claimed. London, Nov 18 (ANI): The Gamburtsev Subglacial Mountains in Antarctica formed as a result of multiple tectonic events, rather than a single event, a new study has claimed. ANI

Indian origin scientist discovers why flies like to buzz around beer
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): A new study led by an Indian origin researcher has found that flies are attracted to beer because they detect glycerol, a sweet-tasting compound that yeasts make during fermentation ANI

New family of antimalarial compounds both prevents and cures disease
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): In a new study, an international team of scientists claim to have discovered a family of chemical compounds that could lead to a new generation of antimalarial drugs capable of not only alleviating symptoms but also preventing the deadly disease ANI

Apple's voice-controlled personal assistant software Siri 'hacked'
London, Nov.18 (ANI): Apple's new voice-controlled personal assistant software, Siri, could be adapted to run on Android handsets after developers discovered a way around restrictions designed to limit it to iPhone 4S users. London, Nov ANI

Specific time and rate of Earth's most extreme extinction revealed
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): A team of researchers from North America and China has for the first time identified the exact date and rate of Earth's most severe mass extinction. Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): A team of researchers from North America and China has for the first time identified the exact date and rate of Earth's most severe mass extinction. ANI

Why we just can't resist looking at nude pics
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): A new study has revealed that our brain processes pictures of nude bodies more efficiently than pictures of clothed bodies. Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): A new study has revealed that our brain processes pictures of nude bodies more efficiently than pictures of clothed bodies. ANI

Facebook finally reveals its user-tracking technology
Sydney, Nov 18 (ANI): Facebook has for the first time revealed details about how it tracks users across the web. Sydney, Nov 18 (ANI): Facebook has for the first time revealed details about how it tracks users across the web. ANI

Hubble unmasks galaxies' most elusive secrets
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): A new, high-precision equipment orbiting Earth aboard the Hubble Space Telescope has tracked down elusive secrets about galaxies, paving way toward understanding the evolution of the system ANI

Cause of vultures being on verge of extinction in India, Pakistan identified
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): Two US researchers have found the cause of the unprecedented decline in the population of vultures in India and neighbouring Pakistan. Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): Two US researchers have found the cause of the unprecedented decline in the population of vultures in India and neighbouring Pakistan. ANI

Roundworms may harbour secrets of human wound healing
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): Scientists have claimed that roundworms may be the ideal laboratory model to learn more about the complex processes involved in repairing wounds and could eventually allow them to improve the body's response to healing skin wounds ANI

Now, 'nanotech' spray that enables smartphones to work underwater
London, Nov 18 (ANI): A company has come up with a "nanotech" coating for smartphones, which lets users dunk their phones fully underwater and still have them working when they come back out. preview for next year's CES technology conference in Las Vegas showed off the new coating for smartphones and a working phone was dipped into a bowl of water, and was still working even below the surface ANI

Facebook posts being used by burglars to rob houses
Melbourne, Nov 18 (ANI): Social networking site Facebook is being used by burglars to find out whether residents are home or not. Melbourne, Nov 18 (ANI): Social networking site Facebook is being used by burglars to find out whether residents are home or not. ANI

Divide your Facebook friends by 11 to find out 'real friends'
Melbourne, Nov 18 (ANI): A new formula can help you find out whether or not a person is actually popular in comparison to his Facebook friends list. Melbourne, Nov 18 (ANI): A new formula can help you find out whether or not a person is actually popular in comparison to his Facebook friends list. ANI

NASA's Chandra confirms birth of famous black hole millions of years ago
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): A team of scientists has discovered new details about the birth of a famous black hole that took place millions of years ago using data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory as well as from radio, optical and other X-ray telescopes ANI

NASA's Hubble reveals galaxies recycle fuels to build generations of stars
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): Astronomers have discovered that galaxies continuously recycle immense volumes of hydrogen gas and heavy elements, thanks to new observations by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope ANI

Computer chip that replicates brain activity brings AI closer to reality
London, Nov 18 (ANI): Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have designed a computer chip that mimics how the brain's neurons adapt in response to new information, moving closer to the dream of creating computer systems that can replicate the brain ANI

Bacteria swarms could inspire new generation of smart robots
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): Tel Aviv University researchers have developed a computational model that explains how bacteria move in a swarm, which can be applied to man-made technologies, including computers, artificial intelligence, and robotics ANI

Why Neanderthals died out despite being as sophisticated as modern man
London, Nov 18 (ANI): The real reason why Neanderthals, our caveman cousins, died out was because they were too smart for their own good, a new study has suggested. London, Nov 18 (ANI): The real reason why Neanderthals, our caveman cousins, died out was because they were too smart for their own good, a new study has suggested. ANI

MRI scan video shows female orgasm 'illuminates' every region of brain
London, Nov 18 (ANI): The female orgasm "illuminates" almost every region of the brain, a new video has shown. London, Nov 18 (ANI): The female orgasm "illuminates" almost every region of the brain, a new video has shown. ANI

World's first teeth grew outside of mouth before moving into oral cavity
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): The world's first teeth grew outside of the mouth before later moving into the oral cavity, a new study has claimed. Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): The world's first teeth grew outside of the mouth before later moving into the oral cavity, a new study has claimed. ANI

US Army's hypersonic weapon can hit targets anywhere in world in an hour
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): A hypersonic weapon prototype belonging to the US Army which travels at several times the speed of sound, has the capability to strike targets anywhere on Earth within an hour ANI

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