Articles by Shweta Iyer

Stem Cells
Stem Cell Nuclei's Rare Sponge-Like Properties Help Them Transition Into Specialized Cells
Apr 20, 2014 14:06 PM E
A property known as auxeticity allows materials to expand when stretched rather than getting thinner. Sponges have it, and so do stem cells, according to a new study, which found that the property could allow them to transition into specialized cells.
ice sheet
Ancient Tundra Found Beneath Greenland Ice Sheet; Could Be Up To 3 Million Years Old
Apr 19, 2014 17:17 PM E
Scientists have discovered that deep within the center of the Greenland Ice Sheet lies soil native to the land before the glaciers moved in, and implying that the Ice Sheet is older than previously thought.
soil
Soil Organic Carbon Sequestration Rates Under Question As New Methods Give Different Estimates
Apr 19, 2014 16:05 PM E
Studies measuring the amount of carbon captured organically by soil, known as soil sequestration may have been misleading. Scientists have now developed a more accurate definition for the process.
stem cell research
Stem Cell Propagation In Bone Marrow Requires Hydrogen Sulfide
Apr 18, 2014 12:48 PM E
Stem cells present in the bone marrow need hydrogen sulfide to multiply and form bone tissue.
insect
Sex Organ Reversal Found In Cave Dwelling Insects With Penises In Females, Vaginas In Males
Apr 17, 2014 14:15 PM E
According to a new research conducted by an international team of scientists, a new species of insects discovered in the caves of Brazil, classified as genus Neotrogla, are the first known examples of animals with sex-reversed genetalia.
cosmos
Hubble Image Reveals New View Of The Universe
Apr 17, 2014 14:05 PM E
Recently the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope captured an image of a galaxy cluster that gives a random representation of the universe showing galaxies and cosmic objects at different distances from each other and in different stages of evolution.
scientist
Exciton Motion Observed For The First Time; Could Greatly Advance Research In Electronics
Apr 16, 2014 13:42 PM E
Scientists from MIT and the City College of New York have observed exciton movements directly, thus expanding their potential uses.
salmonella
Unmasking Pathogenic Bacteria; Protein Can Identify Camouflaged Salmonella
Apr 16, 2014 13:33 PM E
Thanks to scientists, Salmonella may not be able to camouflage itself anymore.
x ray
New Age X-Ray Machine Can Detect Small Quantities Of Nuclear Material And Help Prevent Illegal Trafficking
Apr 15, 2014 13:36 PM E
A research team has come up with a special algorithm, which when coupled with conventional, commercially available spectral X-ray detectors can improve the detection of uranium and plutonium.
BMG
Searching For A Glass Stronger Than Steel, Researchers Devise New Method For Quicker Identification
Apr 13, 2014 13:29 PM E
Bulk metallic glasses are strong, pliable types of glass that can be stronger than steel. But finding the right combination of metal alloys to create them is time consuming. A new method, however, looks to hasten that process by about 1,000 percent.
silly putty
A Silly Putty Ingredient Helps Stem Cells Grow; Could Help Cure Alzheimer's, Lou Gehrig's Disease
Apr 13, 2014 13:18 PM E
An ingredient in Silly Putty creates the perfect environment for growing embryonic stem cells that can be used to treat serious diseases, and it works faster too.
dire wolf
Ice Age Predators Evolved To Adapt To Warming Temperatures
Apr 12, 2014 13:47 PM E
As warming temperatures during the Ice Age caused ice to begin melting, many predatory animals adapted to the changing climate by evolving.
titanic
The Titanic Disaster Was Not Completely Nature’s Fault, New Research Shows
Apr 11, 2014 15:45 PM E
Academics at the University of Sheffield have challenged this belief by saying that there are more icebergs in the ocean now than there were when the Titanic sank.
mist screen
Personal Screens Made From Mist: Innovative Technology Made Out Of Thin Air [VIDEO]
Apr 11, 2014 15:05 PM E
Soon you may be able to show your presentation slides by simply moving your finger through thin air, literally.
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