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When Did Einstein Give Up the Idea of Static Universe?

albert-einsteinPhysicist Albert Einstein believed for long that the universe was static and he refused to give up the idea until 1931. According to a legend, Einstein's change of view on universe was a result of observations by American astronomer Edwin Hubble on red shift in the light emitted by far-away nebulae, known as galaxy today.

Scientists say Charlemagne's Bones at a Treasury are Authentic

Charlemagne-BonesScientists have claimed that the relics of Charlemagne treasury in Germany are authentic. Scientists marked the occasion of 1,200 years of Charlemagne's death on January 28, 2014, by giving a summary of their research to the king's bones. The research has been conducted since 1988.

Giant Jellyfish found stranded Belly-Up on a Beach in Tasmania

Giant-JellyfishJosie Lim and her family spotted a giant jellyfish stranded belly-up on a beach south of Hobart in Tasmania. They immediately informed the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and also sent a photo of species to them.

Space Travel Weakens Immune System: Study

Space-TravelA new study has revealed that growing up on the space shuttle makes the immune system weak. Researchers reached at the conclusion after conducting a study that analyzed Drosophila flies sent into space as eggs on a 12-day mission aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery.

Electronic Whiskers to Have a Wide Range of Applicability

Electronic-WhiskersDevelopment of electronic whiskers is considered to help robots to see and feel their surroundings. Researchers from the Berkeley Lab and the University of California Berkeley made the tactile sensors similar to the whiskers of cats and rats.

These newly developed e-whiskers respond to even the slightest pressure.  In trials, e-whiskers were found to be 10 times more sensitive to pressure than other resistive pressure sensors.

Water Presence Confirmed on Dwarf Planet Ceres

waterA team led by the European Space Agency has confirmed signs of water on the dwarf planet Ceres. Through the Herschel Space Observatory, the scientists have found water vapor getting discharged from two regions on Ceres.