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Robotic Stingray moves using Rat’s Heart Cells

Robotic Stingray moves using Rat’s Heart Cells

A robotic stingray may encourage researchers to develop a better artificial human heart, as per a new study. It is a miniature robot that moves with the help of heart cells that researchers inserted from a rat.

The robotic stingray may provide new insight into how human heart pumps blood. Heart cells taken from a rat helped stingray in moving fluids, the same thing that heart does, said Kevin Kit Parker, a researcher from Harvard University and lead author of a study on the robotic stingray published in journal Science.

2016 Will Be Longer Than Originally Planned, Thanks to ‘Leap Second’

2016 Will Be Longer Than Originally Planned, Thanks to ‘Leap Second’

New Year's Eve is going to be little longer this year as a leap second will be added to official clocks of the world. It means before ticking over to midnight on December 31 this year, one-second adjustment will be made. Objective of this leap second is to keep two different timescales in sync with each other.

This year will be one second longer, as per an official report. To keep two different timescales in sync with each other, decision has been taken to add leap second to world’s official clocks on December 31.

Heatwave Damages Underwater Kelp Forest in Australia

Heatwave Damages Underwater Kelp Forest in Australia

Heatwave has been taking a serious toll on the delicate marine ecosystem in the Australian region. An underwater forest of kelp sitting off the western coast of the country has been affected to a great extent.

The delicate marine ecosystem in the Australian region has been affected to a great extent by the heatwave that has been persistent in the country for the past few years. More so, an underwater forest of kelp sitting off the western coast of the country has been damaged.

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Check Telescope Direction to view bright Celestial objects This Month

Check Telescope Direction to view bright Celestial objects This Month

The sky, after sunset, is full of surprises if you’ve a high-quality telescope. It gives you an opportunity to see bright planets, stars, comets and asteroids. This month’s night sky is also allowing you to view several celestial shows. What and how to watch?

Living ‘ghost fish’ noticed for the first time ever in Mariana Trench

Living ‘ghost fish’ noticed for the first time ever in Mariana Trench

Deep under the surface of the ocean, for the first time ever, scientist have seen a living ‘ghost fish’, an eel-like creature in Aphyonidae family. The nearly four-inch long fish possesses eerie white skin and a tadpole-like tail. It has been captured on camera on a ridge roughly 8,200 feet underwater in the Pacific.

In the video, Bruce Mundy, a fisheries biologist with NOAA, said that to his knowledge it is the first time ever that a fish in this family has been spotted alive. He called it an extremely uncommon sighting.

Recent data from Hitomi satellite throws light on Perseus cluster

Recent data from Hitomi satellite throws light on Perseus cluster

Japan's Hitomi satellite sent back some measurements that appeared to help researchers track the motion of X-ray-emitting gas at the heart of the Perseus cluster of galaxies for the first time. Hitomi was launched on February 17 by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). However, it went missing on March 26.

Robot Modeled After Mudskipper Fish may reveal How Ancient Animals Moved

Robot Modeled After Mudskipper Fish may reveal How Ancient Animals Moved

Scientists have developed a robot after getting inspiration from a short-distance walker, mudskipper fish. They said the robot may help them understand first movement of ancient land animals. It could tell how animals moved millions of years ago when they came out of water and started walking on land.

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