Sci & Tech

New evidence proves existence of space wind

New evidence proves existence of space wind

Scientists have revealed new evidence of space wind, confirming a theory proposed 20 years ago. ‘Plasmaspheric wind’ is an elusive phenomenon and its existence helps scientists understand how the atmosphere protects us from violent solar winds. Proof of space wind was uncovered in a study in European Geosciences Union journal Annales Geophysicae. The so-called ‘plasmaspheric […]

Chinese scientists slammed for creating ‘deadly’ influenza strains

Chinese scientists slammed for creating ‘deadly’ influenza strains

News that a research laboratory in China is deliberately engineering new hybrid strains of bird-flu virus and human influenza which could cause a pandemic has some experts alarmed. Lord May of Oxford, former president of the UK’s Royal Society, has denounced the results conducted by a team under Professor Chen Hualan, the director of China’s […]

Researchers create rat kidneys in a laboratory

Researchers create rat kidneys in a laboratory

Researchers at the Massachusetts General Hospital have created laboratory-grown rat kidneys that function when transplanted into rats according to a study published online yesterday in the medical journal Nature Medicine. The kidneys were capable of urine production and excretion without blood clots in both the laboratory and inside living rats. The researchers were able to […]

The career of Professor Stephen Hawking (Infographic)

The career of Professor Stephen Hawking (Infographic)

Stephen William Hawking, is a British theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author. Among his significant scientific works have been a collaboration withRoger Penrose on gravitational singularities theorems in the framework of general relativity, and the theoretical prediction that black holes emit radiation, often called Hawking radiation. Hawking was the first to set forth a cosmology explained by a union of the general theory of relativity and quantum mechanics. He […]

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