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Glow mice brings next-gen gene therapies closer

PTI, Monday, 20th February 2017
Washington: Stanford scientists have successfully developed glow-in-the-dark mice using compounds that create proteins responsible for lighting up fireflies, an advance that may pave the way for new gene therapies.

New method to wirelessly charge devices

Washington: Scientists at Disney have developed a new method to wirelessly charge several electronic devices in a room, eliminating the need for electrical cords or charging cradles. The method makes it possible to power several cellphones, fans and lights simultaneously. ... Read More >>

Google Chrome gets VR support

Google has announced that with latest version of its Chrome browser, it is bringing VR to the web. This allows users not have to use a separate app or YouTube to browse through the virtual reality content.  ... Read More >>

Are motorcycles still away from force-feeding?

Just as I said in last week’s article, the late 1900s was the best era of automobiles. We had manufacturers fighting hard for the top spot with some really amazing machines. We had fire breathing two strokes, quarter litre bikes which could make 20,000 rotations in one minute, no restrictions on ... Read More >>

Facebook's Oculus ordered to pay $ 500 mn

Washington: A US jury has ordered Facebook and creators of its Oculus Rift to pay $ 500 million to gaming software firm ZeniMax in a lawsuit that claimed the virtual reality technology was stolen. ... Read More >>

Bag-like sea creature is our oldest ancestor

Beijing: Researchers have identified traces of what they believe is the earliest known prehistoric ancestor of humans - a microscopic, bag-like sea creature found in China, which lived about 540 million years ago. ... Read More >>

Boron may become nanomaterial of century

Washington: Move over graphene! Boron may become the nanomaterial of the century as scientists have found that two-atom-wide ribbons and single-atom chains of the element possess unique properties. ... Read More >>

World's lightest watch created using graphene

Geneva: Scientists have developed the world's lightest high-performance mechanical watch made using the 'wonder material' graphene and weighing just 40 grams. ... Read More >>

Elusive structure of HIV machinery cracked

Los Angeles: Scientists have cracked the elusive atomic structure of a key machinery that allows HIV to integrate into human host DNA and replicate in the body, an advance that may lead to the development of new drugs for the deadly virus.     ... Read More >>

NASA proposes 'Ice Home' design for future Mars

Washington: The first explorers on Mars may build their homes using the ice beneath their feet to effectively protect them from the harsh martian environment and provide a safe place to call home, NASA scientists say. ... Read More >>

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