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Global warming has increased risk of avalanches in Western Himalayas

Global warming has increased risk of avalanches in Western Himalayas

A rise in global temperatures is triggering avalanches, leading to disasters and other serious consequences in mountain areas. According to results of a study undertaken by University of Geneva researchers, rising temperatures are increasing the frequency, size, and scope of avalanches in …Continue reading

Pakistani-origin physician gets $4m for cutting-edge research on heart transplantation

Pakistani-origin physician-scientist Dr. Faisal H. Cheema and his colleague Dr. Jeffrey A. Morgan at the Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Heart Institute in Houston have received $4 million in funding to lead cutting-edge research on heart transplantation. The scientists will use …Continue reading

University of British Columbia researchers invent energy-saving smart windows

Chemistry researchers from the University of British Columbia (UBC) have come up with a cost-effective technique for making smart windows that self-tint in response to an electrical current. These electrochromic windows can help reduce energy consumption in buildings, says a paper published …Continue reading

Magnetically-driven nanoparticles can stop internal bleeding without surgery

Scientists from ITMO University have found a way to effectively stop internal bleeding by magnetically-driven nanoparticles containing thrombin, an enzyme responsible for blood clotting. A statement issued by the university says that a drug based on these nanoparticles can be injected intravenously …Continue reading

Astronomers detect light from Universe’s earliest stars

Scientists from the United States have discovered a signal from the first stars to have emerged in the early universe about 180-million years after the Big Bang. This discovery, published in the international journal Nature, was made using a small radio telescope …Continue reading

Moon to get its first 4G network in 2019

Another small step for mankind. One giant leap for 4G phone networks. Almost 50 years after the first astronauts walked on its surface, the moon is set to get its first mobile phone network in 2019. Vodafone Germany plans to set up …Continue reading