Category: This Day in History

NASA tests new tech for Mars landing

NASA tests new tech for Mars landing

The US space agency has conducted a launch test on a saucer-shaped flying object to see whether it can land the vehicle properly in circumstances simulating landing conditions on Mars. On Saturday, NASA flew the vehicle into the Earth’s atmosphere, using a balloon the size of a football stadium. The balloon released the saucer at [&hellip

Tiny mammal found related to elephants

Tiny mammal found related to elephants

A newly-discovered diminutive mammal has been found to be genetically related to elephants, scientists say. Macroscelides micus — as goes the 7.5-inch (19-cm)-long creature’s scientific name — has been found in Namibia and is akin in appearance to a mouse with a long snout. John Dumbacher, a California scientist who helped identify the animal, said [&hellip

Self-powered pacemaker invented

Self-powered pacemaker invented

A team of Korean scientists have invented a self-powered semi-permanent cardiac pacemaker using advanced nanotechnology. The pacemaker designed by a research team from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) operates semi-permanently by utilizing a flexible piezoelectric nanogenerator. The new pacemaker runs by harvesting electrical energy from the patient’s minute body movements to stimulate [&hellip

Phones hold bacterial ‘fingerprint’

Phones hold bacterial ‘fingerprint’

A recent study advises that over 80 percent of the general bacteria that make up our bacterial “finger prints” can be found on our mobile phones. During the study conducted by biologists from the Oregon University, DNA of microbes found on the index fingers and thumbs of 17 people was sequenced, swabs were also taken [&hellip

Scientists explain stress & stroke link

Scientists explain stress & stroke link

Scientists have arrived at an explanation as to the correlation between chronic stress and heart attack and stroke. The study co-authored by Matthias Nahrendorf of the Harvard Medical School in Boston explains that the pressure from stress leads to overproduction of white blood cells, which, in turn, get plastered inside the arteries, thus potentially blocking [&hellip

Honda recalls cars over airbag flaw

Honda recalls cars over airbag flaw

Japanese giant automaker, Honda, has recalled more than 2 million vehicles worldwide over an airbag flaw. The carmaker said on Monday that it recalled about 2.033 million vehicles which were manufactured between August 2000 and December 2005. The recall covers over one million cars in North America and 668,000 in Japan. A total of 13 [&hellip

Study: Sunbathing may be addictive

Study: Sunbathing may be addictive

A new research conducted by the researchers at the Harvard Medical School indicates that repeated exposure to sun’s warming rays may have addictive properties. Study on mice unveiled that spending time basking in the ultraviolet frequencies (UV) led to the production of endorphins in the skin. The animals were exposed to the midday Florida sunlight [&hellip

Amazon introduces 3D-capable phone

Amazon introduces 3D-capable phone

Daring to take on saber-toothed competition, retail colossus Amazon has introduced a smartphone with 3D capabilities. The company’s CEO Jeff Bezos allowed the media to have an eyeful of the Fire, as the device has been named, at the company’s headquarters in Seattle on Wednesday. The 4.7-inch device’s three-dimensional display features include depth perception in [&hellip

Canola oil may benefit type 2 diabetes

Canola oil may benefit type 2 diabetes

New research reveals that people who consume Canola oil can experience a significant reduction in blood glucose levels as well as reduction in bad cholesterol. The study conducted by the researchers at the University of Toronto shows that canola oil diet remarkably benefits people with type 2 diabetes. Some 141 people who had diet of [&hellip

Experts developing assisted steering

Experts developing assisted steering

Experts are developing an assisted steering system, which comes to the drivers’ rescue in the nick of time, when they have even run out of chances to stamp on the brake pedal. The emergency steer assist (ESA) apparatus, which aids the driver in lateral vehicle guidance, is in development by German supplier TRW Automotive in [&hellip