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Conference young scientists radiology

Conference of young scientists on radiology

The 72nd Annual Conference, organized by the Chandigarh Chapter of Indian Radiology and Imaging Association (IRIA), in collaboration with the Department of Radiodiagnosis and Imaging, PGIMER will highlight the specialized technologies in Radiology such as Artificial Intelligence, Interventional Radiology. The confernce, which is being organized in the city by IRIA after a gap of 20

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Indian National Congress: No more unscientific talks, strict guidelines for scientists

Highlight FIVE-DAY LONG INDIAN SCIENCE CONGRESS HELD AT LPU, PHAGWARA, CONCLUDED ON MONDAY KUSUM ARORAJalandharAfter two scientists who delivered unscientific talks based on Indian mythology about ‘Kaurvas as test tube babies’ and gravitational forces as ‘Narendra Modi Waves’, the Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA) announced strict guidelines for scientists participating in the event in future.

Video games can help learn new language: Study

Video games can help learn new language: Study

LONDON: Popular video games can be used to teach a new language, say scientists who have used the ‘ssin’s Creed II’ to teach the Italian language to a class of students. Simone Bregni, associate professor at Saint Louis University in Spain, started playing video games in 1975 when he was 12.By the mid-1980s, he was

Scientists uncover hidden details in Picasso's painting

Scientists uncover hidden details in Picasso’s painting

Scientists uncover hidden details in Picasso’s painting:  An international team of scientists has used multiple modes of light to uncover details hidden beneath the visible surface of Spanish painter Pablo Picasso‘s masterpiece “La Misereuse accroupie” or “The Crouching Woman.”Researchers released their findings on Saturday’s press conference at the ongoing four-day annual meeting of the American Association

Scientists in Sweden find new tool to fight cancer

Scientists in Sweden find new tool to fight cancer

Scientists in Sweden find new tool to fight cancer: Small molecules that specifically restrain a selenium-containing enzyme in the human body may become a tool to fight cancer, a new study by Swedish scientists has said.The researchers effectively treated over 60 different types of cancer cells under laboratory conditions with these molecules.The study published in the

Scientists discover UV light to kill flu virus

Scientists discover UV light to kill flu virus

Scientists have discovered a special type of ultraviolet (UV) light that can kill airborne flu viruses without harming human tissues, according to a new study. Broad-spectrum ultraviolet C (UVC) light, which has a wavelength of between 200 to 400 nanometres, has been routinely used to kill bacteria and viruses by destroying the molecular bonds that

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Squirrel furs : Brought Leprosy to Medieval England

Squirrel furs : A recent study by the scientists found the evidence that the medieval likings for the beautiful fine fur of red squirrels, traded with Viking Scandinavia, may have been a factor in the spread of leprosy. A woman who died more than 1000 years ago in Suffolk, her skull was analysed and they

Diwali gift from scientists: Cosmic clues to gold's origin

Diwali gift from scientists: Cosmic clues to gold’s origin

Celebrating Dhanteras? Have you ever wondered where did the gold in your jewellery come from? A cosmic cooking pot may hold the answer.This emerged when scientists detected for the first time light tied to a gravitational-wave event, thanks to two merging neutron stars located about 130 million light-years from Earth in the constellation Hydra.”For the

Electricity from tears could power biomedical devices

London, Oct 3 (IANS) In a finding that could lead to a non-toxic way to power biomedical devices, scientists have discovered a way to produce electricity from tears. The researchers observed that crystals of lysozyme, which is a model protein that is abundant in tears as well as in the egg whites of birds, saliva

Scientists develop new optical device that can detect drugs, explosives

Scientists develop new optical device that can detect drugs, explosives

Scientists have developed a new light-based sensor that can help detect drugs in blood, traces of explosives in the environment as well as track diseases. Scientists used an approach known as spectroscopy which involves studying how light interacts with trace amounts of matter.“This new optical device has the potential to improve our abilities to detect

Scientists spot distant galaxy with newly formed stars from Hubble images

Scientists spot distant galaxy with newly formed stars from Hubble images

Scientists have spotted an edge-on disk galaxy studded with brilliant patches of newly formed stars, by using a new analysis to obtain sharper images of the distant universe captured by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope. By applying the analysis to a galaxy magnified by a gravitational lens, astronomers obtained images ten times sharper than what Hubble

Researchers train drones to use Wi-Fi to look through walls

Researchers train drones to use Wi-Fi to look through walls.A new system by University of California, Santa Barbara researchers Yasamin Mostofi and Chitra R. Karanam uses two drones, a massive Wi-Fi antenna, and a little interpolation to literally see through solid walls.The system is two-fold. The one drone blasts Wi-Fi through the structure and another picks up

NASA scientists developing tasty bars for deep space breakfast

Washington: When astronauts in the Orion spacecraft travel beyond the moon to explore deep space destinations, they may have a number of food bars to select from in a variety of flavours like orange, cranberry or barbeque nut for breakfast. To help reduce the amount of supplies Orion will carry for its crew, scientists are

Planet Nine behind curious tilt of the Sun: Scientists

  New York:  Planet Nine — the undiscovered one at the edge of our solar system — appears to be responsible for the unusual tilt of the Sun, say researchers. Planet Nine was predicted by Konstantin Batygin and Mike Brown from California Institute of Technology’s (Caltech) in January this year. The large and distant planet

Scientists create detailed map of the Milky Way

Sydney:Scientists have created a detailed map of the Milky Way using two large fully steerable radio telescopes in Germany and Australia. The study reveals fine details of structures between stars in the Milky Way for the first time, said Professor Lister Staveley-Smith from the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research in Australia. The research looked

Scientists name new fish after Obama

Washington: Scientists are set to name a new fish after US President Barack Obama honouring his decision to create a new protected area off the Hawaiian coast. The National Geographic reported on Friday that the maroon and gold creature, which was discovered 300 ft deep in the waters off Kure Atoll, is the only known

6 scientists end year-long Mars mission

Washington: Six scientists who lived like astronauts in an isolated dome for 12 months in Hawaii to explore challenges which a manned mission may face on Mars, have completed one of the toughest NASA-funded mission ever.Carmel Johnston, Christiane Heinicke, Sheyna E. Gifford, Andrzej Steward, Cyprien Verseux and Tristan Bassingthwaighte on Sunday came out from the

Scientists predict brain activity patterns

New York: Researchers have, for the first time, decoded and predicted the brain activity patterns of word meanings within sentences, an advance that may help brain injury and stroke patients communicate better. The study used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to measure human brain activation where researchers successfully predicted what the brain patterns would be

Scientists turn to satellite images to map poverty

Washington: Locating people living in poverty, such as through door-to-door surveys, sometimes is difficult. Therefore, scientists are now turning to satellite images. In a study published on Thursday in the US journal Science, researchers from the Stanford University used machine learning- the science of designing computer algorithms that learn from data- to extract information about

PAU scientist honoured by Punjab government

Ludhiana: Dr Yuvraj Singh Pandha, Assistant Professor (Plant Protection) at KVK, Ferozepur has been honoured by Punjab Government, Ferozepur District Administration, for his commendable contribution towards training farmers in bee keeping. Dr Pandha was presented with the ‘Appreciation Certificate’ by the Chief Guest, Tota Singh, Agriculture and NRI Affairs Minister, at the Independence Day Celebrations