Ranga Rohit S

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Italians Show Energy and Food Can Grow in Harmony

As global food demand rises, so does the controversy of growing crops for biofuels on arable land. But it’s not really as cut and dried as some critics make it out to be. The food versus fuel debate just might miss the fact that there are people practicing ways to create greener energy and produce …

Weird and wonderful: the most popular science stories of 2014

From a tapeworm that made its home in a man’s brain to a dinosaur dubbed the chicken from hell, it’s been a bumper year for bizarre science. There have been serious scientific breakthroughs, too, including a possible first detection of dark matter and the regrowing of nerves in a man’s severed …

My 14 favorite energy stories of 2014

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Ryan Mcdonald, Flickr Creative Commons<p>While the rest of the tech world focuses on things like Apple’s upcoming …

Google Maps for Android has a VR mode, thanks to Google Cardboard

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Flickr / Sancho McCann<p>Cardboard, Google’s virtual reality hobby that first launched as a kind of gag gift at its …

We did it! We 3D printed in space

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: NASA<p>Stuck in space without a part you desperately need? That’s not such a big deal anymore, thanks to a 3D printer …

Once Written Off, Kepler Telescope Finds New Planet

More than a year after NASA said its Kepler space telescope was beyond repair, the planet-hunting probe has delivered an unlikely find: a planet that's outside our solar system. The find comes after a team worked to find a way to make Kepler productive again, says NASA, calling the find "a …

Google Maps now lets you tour Street View in virtual reality

Visit the world with a piece of cardboard<p>Google turned its attention to virtual reality earlier this year with the launch of its Cardboard do-it-yourself VR viewer, and now it’s bringing functionality to Google Maps to support it. A new "easter egg" in Google Maps for Android allows Cardboard …

Can you live a normal life with half a brain?

A few extreme cases show that people can be missing large chunks of their brains with no significant ill-effect – why? Tom Stafford explains what it tells us about the true nature of our grey matter.<p>How much of our brain do we actually need? A number of stories have appeared in the news in recent …

Jaguar's 'Ghost Car' Navigation System Is Straight Out Of Science Fiction

Jaguar just unveiled a proposed new navigation system that's unlike anything we've ever seen.<p>Most modern navigation systems instruct drivers using a series of arrows or at best a pictographic representation of a highway exit. However, Jaguar's new experimental system abandons the arrows and instead …

New 'Virtual Laboratory' will change how we approach material chemistry

UCL scientists have constructed a computer model that predicts the useful, physical properties of clay composites from their atomic make-up. Roger Highfield discusses the pratical applications of this advance<p>When the great theoretician Paul Dirac claimed in 1929 that the mathematical theory of the …

Nanotech

Life on Mars? What we need to know to prove it

The Martian methane results could mean life - but as always with Mars, it's a tantalising hint that raises more questions than it answers<p>The recent data from the Curiosity Mars rover on methane on occasional "spikes" to ten times the background levels at the Gale Crater site reinvigorates the …

Strange rock containing 30,000 diamonds baffles scientists

Miners unearth rare rock stuffed full of diamonds that has baffled scientists<p>When Russian miners pulled a strange red and green stone out of the ground, they immediately knew it was different to the thousands of tons of ore they process every day.<p>In fact, what workers at <b>Alrosa</b>'s Udachnaya diamond …

From Robin Williams to MH370: this was Google's 'Year in Search'