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Israeli lab produces world’s first animal-free steak

he first meat-free steak grown in a lab has been produced in Israel, but its creators say it needs a bit more development on the taste.
 
The steak was produced out of several cell types grown on a scaffold by Aleph Farms and has a muscle-like texture similar to conventional meat. However, it will need at least three to five years to go on sale in markets, according to Didier Toubia, co-founder and chief executive of the company.
 
 

Turkish early cancer detection microchip claims awards

Two high school students in Turkey, who developed a microchip for early detection of cancer, have claimed yet another award.
 
Berna Akdeniz and Leyla Al Masoud -- developers of the microchip in western province of Izmir --  decided to study on early diagnosis of cancer in 2016 and after a year the duo developed a microfluidic chip to diagnose lung, breast and prostate cancers early.
 
 

Origins of gold discovered in space

In August 2017, an explosion was spotted by scientists in a previously obscure galaxy called NGC 4993. The observation of that cataclysmic explosion has helped to explain the origin of gold on Earth. 
 
According to scientists, the burst of gravitational waves with tiny ripples in the fabric of space was an ultra-powerful collision between two neutron stars. Those collisions are in fact the cosmic forge in which gold and other precious metals are made, before being flung out into the universe. 
 
 

Indonesian and Bangladeshi Scientists Receive 2018 OWSD-Elsevier Foundation Awards

Two scientists from Asia have been awarded the 2018 OWSD-Elsevier Foundation Awards for Early-Career Women Scientists in the Developing World for their research in the physical sciences.

Launched in 2010 by the Elsevier Foundation, the awardees must have made a demonstrable impact on the research environment both at a regional and international level and have often overcome great challenges to achieve research excellence.

 

Solar power could be world's top electricity source by 2050, says IEA

Source : Guardian / 30 Sep 2014

Solar energy could be the top source of electricity by 2050, aided by plummeting costs of the equipment to generate it, a report from the International Energy Agency (IEA), the West’s energy watchdog, said on Monday.

 

Study finds solar system’s water older than the sun

Source : Reuters / 29 Sep 2014

Water found in Earth’s oceans, in meteorites and frozen in lunar craters predates the birth of the solar system, a study published on Thursday shows, a finding with implications for the search for life on other planets.

 

​Extreme solar storm approaches Earth

Source : RT / 11 Sep 2014

A powerful solar flare sparked on an Earth-facing section of the sun. A subsequent coronal mass ejection is expected to reach our planet later in the week, possibly causing disruptions of communication and power grids.

 

Greenhouse gas levels reach record levels

Source : UN Multimedia / 09 Sep 2013

The amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere reached record levels in 2013, propelled by a surge in levels of carbon dioxide, according to the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO).

 

Iran scientific production grows

Source : Presstv / 08 Sep 2014

The Islamic Republic of Iran has ranked 17th in terms of science productions in medicine in the world, according to the latest statistics released by several international scientific centers.

 

Developing world faces water, energy crises

Source : KhaleejTimes / 06 Sep 2014

In a report, it said the cravings for clean water and electricity were intertwined and could badly strain Earth’s limited resources.

“Demand for freshwater and energy will continue to increase over the coming decades to meet the needs of growing populations and economies, changing lifestyles and evolving consumption patterns, greatly amplifying existing pressures on limited natural resources and on ecosystems,” the report said.

 
 

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