Watch: Origami-inspired underwater trap helps study delicate marine creatures

The device was tested in the open ocean at a depth of 1,600 to 2,300 ft. Studying soft-bodied deep sea creatures like jellyfish and squid have been a difficult task for marine biologists as existing underwater tools cause damage or even kill them. Now, researchers from Harvard University’s Wyss Institute have developed an origami-inspired sampler […]

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Carrie Fisher to feature in ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’

The makers will be using previously unreleased footage shot for ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’. Disney and Lucasfilm have announced the cast of “Star Wars: Episode IX”, confirming late actor Carrie Fisher will feature in the film. The star, who played Princess Leia in the film series, died in December 2016. To make Fisher a […]

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A microscope that records temperature

A newly updated version of the humble glass microscope slide can now enable scientists to see tiny objects while also measuring their temperature. The advance, made possible by a new transparent coating, has the potential to enhance scientific research. The finding was published in the journal Nature Communications. “We have instruments that magnify incredibly small objects. […]

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India eye perfect start to English summer in home team’s 1000th Test

India’s record at Edgbaston is exceptionally poor with five losses in six Tests here stretching back to 1967 India would be driven by the desire to shed the poor travellers’ tag, while England would be desperate to arrest the recent slide at home when the two teams clash in a five-match Test series, starting here […]

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Novel biomarkers for gastric cancer progression

The proteins survivin and STAT3 are potential markers With stomach cancer figuring as the third leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide, researchers from University of Delhi and National Institute of Cancer Prevention and Research, Noida have identified two proteins — survivin and STAT3 — that can be potential markers of the disease. According to them, […]

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