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Evolutionary Science

500-million-year-old fossils reveal answer to evolutionary riddle

November 9, 2022
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An exceptionally well-preserved collection of fossils discovered in eastern Yunnan Province, China, has enabled researchers to solve a centuries-old riddle in the evolution of life on earth

Astrophysics

Magnetised dead star likely has solid surface

November 9, 2022
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A signature in the X-ray light emitted by a highly magnetised dead star known as a magnetar suggests the star has a solid surface with no atmosphere.

Physics

A new quantum component made from graphene

November 9, 2022
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Researchers have made a superconducting component from graphene that is quantum coherent and sensitive to magnetic fields.

Event

Research Innovation Initiative Gathering (RIIG) at G-20 Research Ministers meeting

November 2, 2022
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Secretary, Department of Science and Technology (DST) Dr. Srivari Chandrasekhar highlights the major themes and topics

Engineering Science

New technology for retrofitting non-earthquake-resistant buildings

November 2, 2022
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The technology called semi-confined unreinforced brick masonry (SC-URBM) can resolve the problem of spread of settlements in earthquake-prone areas.

Evolutionary Science

New Scottish fossil sheds light on the origins of lizards

November 2, 2022
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A fossil discovery from Scotland has provided new information on the early evolution of lizards, during the time of the dinosaurs.

Biotechnology

New gene editing strategy could lead to treatments for people born with immune system diseases

November 2, 2022
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A fault in cells that form a key part of the immune system can be repaired with a pioneering gene editing technique.

Material Science

A structure that can switch between stable shapes

November 2, 2022
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Researchers have developed a structure that can switch between stable shapes as needed while being remarkably simple to produce.

Bioengineering

Fighting tumours with magnetic bacteria

November 2, 2022
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Researchers have found a way for these microorganisms to effectively cross blood vessel walls and subsequently colonise a tumour.

Biomedical Science

A new device for early diagnosis of degenerative eye disorders

November 2, 2022
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Researchers have developed an ophthalmological device that can be used to diagnose some degenerative eye disorders long before the onset of the first symptoms.

Material Science

New technique to generate hydrogen more efficiently from water

November 2, 2022
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The discovery that light can trigger a brand new electro-catalytic mechanism of water electrolysis could improve affordability of hydrogen as source of clean energy.

Planetary Science

Scientists use deep planetary scan to confirm Martian core

November 2, 2022
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Seismologists have developed a new method to scan the deep interior of planets in our solar system to confirm whether they have a core at the heart of their existence.

Environmental Science

Plant processes may be key to predicting drought development

November 2, 2022
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Based on new analyses of satellite data, scientists have found that hydrologic conditions that increase flash drought risk occur more often than current models predict.

Geological Science

Laying geological groundwork for life on Earth

November 2, 2022
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Study offers new, sharper proof of early plate tectonics, flipping of geomagnetic poles

Microbial Science

A microbe's local environment can be the difference between life and death

November 2, 2022
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Changes in local oxygen concentration have drastic impacts on whether microbial neighbors live or die in the presence of a common microbial by-product, nitric oxide (NO).

Geological Science

New technique to determine age of rocks

November 2, 2022
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Scientists test method to date rock using strontium isotopes on Martian meteorite.

Chemical Engineering

Material that can be made like a plastic but conducts like metal

November 2, 2022
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Breakthrough could point way to new class of materials for electronics, devices.

Material Science

Researchers take inspiration from soil to create new material

November 2, 2022
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“Nature-inspired” materials hold promise for technology, medical treatments

Biology

Ancient viral DNA in human genome guards against infections

November 2, 2022
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Viral DNA in human genomes, embedded there from ancient infections, serve as antivirals that protect human cells against certain present-day viruses, according to new research.

Astrobiology

Ancient bacteria might lurk beneath Mars’ surface

November 2, 2022
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New study finds the chances of uncovering life on Mars are better than previously expected