Nobel Prize 2022 For Quantum Physics Announced, 3 Scientists Share Award
The Nobel Prize in physics for 2022 has been awarded to Alain Aspect, John F. Clauser and Anton Zeilinger for their work on quantum mechanics. On October 4, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced the Nobel Prize Award, for scientists “for experiments with entangled photons, establishing violation of Bell inequalities, and pioneering quantum information science.” Moreover, chemistry, literature and peace prizes are to announce on… read-more
Tags: Nobel Prize, Scientists, Quantum Physics, Sweden, 2022 Prize
Courtesy: The Hindu
For First Time, Star Factory Identified In 'Heart Of Milky Way'
Astronomers have reconstructed the development of star formation at Milky Way's core for the first time, discovering star birth erupted from the galaxy's centre. The studies also revealed over millions of years, the bulk of newborn stars in compact galactic centre drifted further away after developing with only tenuous bonds. Astronomers used HAWK-I infrared camera on the Very Large Telescope in Chile to examine a region of 64,000 square… read-more
Tags: Milky way, Scientists, Star Factory, Space, STARS
Courtesy: DNA INDIA
Scientists Develop World's First 'Synthetic' Embryo With Brain & Beating Heart: Report
Cambridge University scientists have produced the world's first "synthetic" embryo with a brain and beating heart. The embryo was generated using mouse stem cells, which are similar to stem cells in the body and may develop into practically any form of cell. Researchers were able to encourage the stem cells to "speak" to each other by activating a certain set of genes and providing a particular environment for their interactions.
Tags: Scientists, World's First Synthetic Embryo, brain, Beating Heart, Report
Clinical Test Confirms Cancer-Eradicating Medicine For 'First Time In History'
A clinical experiment found that after six months of using a medication, 12 individuals with rectal cancer had no symptoms of tumor. The medicine Dostarlimab was used in trial at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC), New York. This is "the first time this has happened in the history of cancer," said Dr. Luis A. Diaz J., MSKCC. Researchers said the medicine seemed beneficial, but a larger-scale experiment is required.
Tags: Cancer, United States, Scientists, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, clinical trial
HIV Medicine Might Help Middle-Aged Memory Loss: UCLA Study
University of California, Los Angeles Health Sciences found a crucial biochemical process underlying memory linking. The UCLA scientists concentrated on a gene called CCR5, which encodes the CCR5 receptor, which HIV uses to infect brain cells and cause memory loss in AIDS patients. The study shows that maraviroc might be used off-label to assist recovery of middle-aged memory loss as well as repair the cognitive deficiencies caused by HIV… read-more
Tags: HIV, medicine, Memory Loss, Scientists, University of California Los Angeles
Massive Asteroid Will Make A Close Approach To Earth: NASA
According to space scientists, a massive asteroid is coming toward Earth. The giant space rock Asteroid 388945 (2008 TZ3) will make a close approach to our planet at 2.48 a.m. on May 16, as per National Aeronautics and Space Administration. According to space scientists' projections, it will pass us at a distance of 2.5 million miles away. It dwarfs the Statue of Liberty and is larger than the Eiffel Tower.
Tags: Earth, NASA, Asteroid, Space, Scientists
Fossil Of Baby Dinosaur Found In China; Looks Like Modern Bird
Scientists of China have announced the discovery of a 66-million-year-old fossil of a dinosaur embryo in its egg in perfect condition. It's been named 'Baby Yingliang'. Reportedly, it looks like a modern birth at that stage but it has tiny arms in place of wings. The fossil was found in southern China and was sent to China's Yingliang Stone Nature History Museum in 2000 for further examination.
Tags: dinosaurs, China, Baby Yingliang, Embryo, Scientists
People With HIV More Likely To Have Cardiac Arrest: Study
The research, published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings, revealed that HIV-positive people are more likely to get die of cardiac arrest. "Cardiovascular disease has been an important concern for people with HIV for years," said Micheal J Silverberg, the study's senior author. His study reported that people with HIV are 68% more exposed to heart failures than others. However, the risk varies as per age, gender, race, and ethnicity.
Tags: Heart Failure, Cardiac arrest, HIV Positive, Scientists, Health Study
Feces Of Salt Miners Provide Oldest Evidence Of Cheese Ripening In Europe: Research
Researchers claim that feces of salt-miners contain the oldest traces of cheese-ripening in Europe. The finding was made by examining samples of human-feces found at the core of Hallstatt-mine in Austrian-Alps, on October 13. Researchers examined four-samples dating back to Bronze-Age, Iron-Age, and the 18th-century. One of them, estimated to be around 2,700 years old, and was discovered to contain two fungi, Penicillium-roqueforti and… read-more
Tags: Human feces, cheese, Scientists, research
Courtesy: Deccan Herald
Light Pollution Causes Fall In Insect Population: Scientists
Scientists said that the insects' population may be declining due to light pollution, besides other causes include climate change, habitat loss and pesticides. A UK study showed that artificial streetlights, especially modern LED lightings, are deranging the behaviour of nocturnal moths, resulting in reduced numbers of caterpillars. "In a local setting we can now be quite confident that light pollution is important", lead researcher Douglas… read-more
Tags: Insects, Light pollution, Scientists, LED, Streetlights
Courtesy: BBC News