Technology

  • App to help deal with emergency heart conditions
    4:08 PM

    London, Aug 31 (IANS) Taking the right decision in a matter of seconds is crucial when dealing with heart attacks or acute heart diseases. The process will become a lot easier with the help of a new app. Researchers have developed a mobile application that allows people to have instant

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  • Google Glass app that reads emotions, also reveals age
    3:46 PM

    New York, Aug 31 (IANS) What if an app can reveal what the person you are in a conversation with is thinking? This Google Glass – a soon to be launched smart eye-wear – app not only does that for you but can also tell the person’s age! The emotion

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  • Soon batteries to run on sugar
    1:12 PM

    New York, Aug 31 (IANS) In a breakthrough to develop long-lasting batteries for smartphones and other gadgets, scientists have successfully created a sugar biobattery that completely converts the chemical energy in sugar substrates into electricity. This biobattery can achieve an energy-storage density of about 596 ampere-hours (A/h) per kg –

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  • New look Twitter sign up process awaits you
    11:24 AM

    New York, Aug 31 (IANS) If you wish to join Twitter, the microblogging site has a surprise for you. In its first major update in three years, Twitter has freshened up its sign up page and sign up process for new users. The home screen now features a rotating set

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  • Mysteries of space dust unlocked
    4:58 PM

    New York, Aug 30 (IANS) A new analysis of space dust has revealed that the cosmic particles, wich are likely to have originated from beyond our solar system, are more complex in composition and structure than previously imagined. The dust analysis was carried out after a special collector onboard NASA’s

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  • MAPS units renew operational licence till Dec 2015
    4:54 PM

    Chennai, Aug 30 (IANS) The NPCIL’s two power reactors at Kalpakkam have renewed their operational licence with the sectoral regulator till Dec 2015, a senior official said Saturday. The two units may increase their power output next year, he said. The Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd. (NPCIL) has two

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  • Male tilapia fish use urine to lure mates!
    2:38 PM

    London, Aug 30 (IANS) Native to southern Africa, Mozambican tilapia fish use urine to reduce aggressive behaviour in other males, lure females to the nests that they make and stimulate spawning, says a study. Researchers have identified that the urine of the male tilapia fish contains pheromones (a chemical substance

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  • Women hooked to texting, men can’t live without Facebook
    2:29 PM

    New York, Aug 30 (IANS) Contrary to the traditional view that men are more invested in technology, a new study found that more young women are addicted to cell phones and even get agitated when it is not in sight. Women may be more inclined to use cell phones for

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  • Your face can reveal your heart condition
    11:38 AM

    New York, Aug 30 (IANS) The facial features of an individual can reflect whether or not a person is experiencing atrial fibrillation – a treatable but potentially dangerous heart condition. With the assistance of a web camera and software algorithms, scientists demonstrated that subtle changes in skin colour can be

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  • Indian American scientist invented e-mail 32 years ago
    11:14 AM

    Washington, Aug 30 (IANS) Know who is the inventor of e-mail? The credit goes to an Indian American V.A. Shiva Ayyadurai who received official recognition as the inventor of the computer program for electronic mail system from the US government Aug 30, 1982. Studying at Livingston High School in New

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  • App to tell if alcohol-related tremors are real or fake
    2:08 PM

    Toronto, Aug 29 (IANS) Are you worried at sudden shaking of hands and arms after quitting alcohol recently? Take heart as there is now an app that can judge the severity of tremors owing to alcohol withdrawal. Researchers have developed the world’s first app to measure tremor strength, providing objective

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