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The Original Car Fuel | NUST Science Blog

Biofuels have been around as long as cars have. At the start of the 20th century, Henry Ford planned to fuel his Model Ts with ethanol, and early diesel engines were shown to run on peanut oil. But discoveries of huge petroleum deposits kept...

What’s Next For NASA? | NUST Science Blog

“As a former astronaut and the current NASA Administrator, I’m here to tell you that American leadership in space will continue for at least the next half-century because we have laid the foundation for success — and failure...

Earth Had Two Moons, scientists find out | NUST Science Blog

Earth may have once had two moons, but one was destroyed in a slow-motion collision that left our current lunar orb lumpier on one side than the other, scientists say. Astronomers have long been puzzled by the differences between the side of...

Clouds both cool and warm Earth

Some clouds help cool the Earth, but other clouds help keep Earth warm – in part depending on how high up they are in our atmosphere. That’s according to Steven Platnick, a satellite researcher with NASA. Platnick studies clouds and how...

A Blob of Memristor, Please!

Computers are taking on fast. One day they may become very much like humans. So much so that jelly becomes their favorite food for thought.                 The progress to make just that happen is on....

Fiction of Today is the Fact of Tomorrow | Winner Article NAYS Science Essay Competition 2011

 A human 1,2000 feet in the sky, social networking on a mini notebook, a robotic arm attached to the flesh holding up a perfectly designed face created by plastic surgery, artificial yet seemingly real long nails executing tasks tapping on...

Research: Half of Earth’s Heat Is from Nuclear Fission

Scientists have concluded that more than half of the Earth’s heat is due to nuclear fission process and it results in the movement of earth’s continent and crust. The confirmation comes after scientists used a Borexino and Neutrino detector...

Embracing The Neuron

        Listen to this – the 2.9 pound humble human brain has an astounding 100 billion neurons, with each of them having 7000 connections to other cells, and all of it is literally inside your head. This circuitry and...

Mass Extinctions – What Causes Animal Die-Offs?

More than 90 percent of all organisms that have ever lived on Earth are extinct. As new species evolve to fit ever changing ecological niches, older species fade away. But the rate of extinction is far from constant. At least a handful of times...

NUST-SCME develops ‘Blast Protection Material’

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