Articles by Shweta Iyer

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Moon May Not Have Much Water On It After All
Apr 02, 2014 17:26 PM E
A team of researchers believe that scientists studying a particular mineral may have been misled about the amount of water present on the moon.
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NGC 1316: Swallowing Up Galaxies In Its Path
Apr 02, 2014 15:00 PM E
Researchers found that the NGC 1316 may have formed due to a major collision with a dust-rich spiral galaxy around 3 billion years ago.
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Pigeons Can Unclutter Their Thoughts By Categorizing, Just Like Us
Apr 02, 2014 13:35 PM E
Researchers at the University of Iowa have concluded that animals, like humans, can encode information.
wind farm
Wind Farms Just Need To Get A Little Off The Checkerboard To Produce More Energy
Apr 01, 2014 17:42 PM E
A team of researchers at Johns Hopkins University has made a detailed study of the wake effects caused by airflow both within and around a wind farm.
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Species Diversity In Vesper Bats Linked To Jumping Genes
Apr 01, 2014 17:25 PM E
Researches have found the reason behind vesper bats' species diversity.
light
New Method Of Filtering Light Has Potential Applications In Microscopes And Phones
Mar 31, 2014 11:27 AM E
Researchers from MIT have created a device that allows light of any wavelength to pass through only if it is coming from a specific angle.
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Call Of Male Bats That Warn Other Bats From Snagging Their Dinner Identified
Mar 31, 2014 11:17 AM E
A team of scientists have discovered that bats use another type of call that tells their potential competition to stay away from the prey they have caught.
astronaut
Space Travel Changes Astronauts Heart Shape, Makes It More Spherical
Mar 31, 2014 11:07 AM E
New findings suggest that long periods of microgravity in space results in the heart becoming more spherical, which can lead to cardiac problems.
earthquake
Why Earthquakes Happen: Water Pressure Under Earth’s Mantle May Be Cause For Major Earthquakes
Mar 28, 2014 15:34 PM E
A team of scientists are trying to analyze how water trapped between the two plates contributes to the buildup of pressure along the fault lines, ultimately resulting in an earthquake.
unicorn
Researchers Try To Identify Gene That Causes Hybrid Incompatibility In Animals
Mar 25, 2014 15:28 PM E
Scientists from four institutions have tried to identify the genes that cause hybrid incompatibility by using the classic example of hybridization between two different species of fruit flies.
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Sunset Paintings By Famous Painters To Provide Clues About The Earth’s Climate In The Past
Mar 25, 2014 11:01 AM E
Researchers say some of the world's most famous paintings may provide vital clues about the Earth's atmosphere.
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Climate Change May Slow Down Deep Ocean Currents, Hindering Their Ability To Hold Carbon From Atmosphere
Mar 23, 2014 14:49 PM E
The ocean's deep currents allow for the absorption of carbon dioxide, but climate change may be slowing down these currents' movements, subsequently hindering their ability to hold on to carbon, which could lead to a warmer planet.
fruit fly
The Male Fruit Fly's Mating Song May Lead To An Understanding Of Quick Decision Making In Humans
Mar 22, 2014 17:33 PM E
Scientists are hoping that the fruit fly's basic nervous system, and its mating song, can help us understand how we are able to make quick decisions.
money
Identifying Control Points In Complex Systems Like Financial Markets Could Teach Engineers To Influence Them
Mar 22, 2014 14:57 PM E
When it comes to various systems, there are things that we can and can't control. Seeking to better control for these uncontrollable systems, researchers have mapped critical points in influencing how they act.
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