Technology

Family planning with a difference: Scientists asked to breed more female calves

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 15:26

New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) Move over controversies and rhetoric over ban on cow slaughter and beef eating. The Narendra Modi government has now engaged a group of scientists to dedicate themselves to work on a "new technology model" to facilitate birth of more female calves and discourage bulls.

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Stars mopping cosmic dust to make universe cleaner

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 14:06

London, June 30 (IANS) The universe is becoming gradually cleaner as more and more cosmic dust is being mopped up by the formation of stars within galaxies, an international team of astronomers has revealed.

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New $2 salivia test detects Zika in a jiffy

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 13:46

New York, June 30 (IANS) Scientists have now developed a new $2 test that has been found in the lab to accurately detect low levels of the virus in saliva.

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Hubble captures fireworks in 'skyrocket' galaxy

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 10:32

Washington, June 30 (IANS) NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has captured a spectacular fireworks display in a small, nearby galaxy, which resembles a skyrocket.

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Canned food linked to hormone-disrupting chemical exposure

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 09:10

Washington, June 30 (IANS) A new study has confirmed the link between eating canned food and increased exposure to a chemical linked to diabetes, cardiovascular disease and other health effects.

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AERB finds other reactors fine, Kakrapar leakage under probe

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 09:10

Chennai, June 30 (IANS) India's atomic energy regulator found the pressure tubes and heavy water leakage warning-shutdown systems to be fine in all other pressurised heavy water reactors (PHWR) following the shut down of a Kakrapar Atomic Power Station (KAPS) unit, an official said.

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Indo-US conference on combating viral infections of brain

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 17:56

Kolkata, June 29 (IANS) Over 80 researchers from India and the US will discuss cutting edge research and exchange ideas in November in West Bengal to combat viral infections of the brain, against the backdrop of globalisation, immigration and the increasing incidences of such infections.

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TeamIndus launches competition for space enthusiasts

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 17:48

Bangalore, June 29 (IANS) Bangalore-based space technology startup TeamIndus has launched a competition to challenge the brightest young minds globally to create an experiment to fly on board its spacecraft to the Moon scheduled for next year, a company statement said on Wednesday.

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Born in 24th week, Kerala twins survive against odds

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 17:16

Thrissur (Kerala) June 29 (IANS) In what is believed to be a first in the country, twins born prematurely in the 24th week have defied risks and survived to complete 38 weeks of their existence.

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New framework tells when terrorists are likely to attack

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 13:03

N0ew York, June 29 (IANS) Researchers have developed a new framework to predict future terrorist attacks by analysing the relationship between more than 140,000 such attacks that took place between 1970 and 2014.

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'Freedom 251' makers trying to meet Modi, delivery deferred to July 6

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 12:44

Noida, June 29 (IANS) The delivery of the world's cheapest smartphone at Rs 251 (less than $4) will finally begin from July 7 and not June 30 as was announced earlier, its makers said on Wednesdday, adding that they are trying to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi for garnering his support under the Make in India initiative.

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Twitter launches Dashboard app for small business accounts

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 12:44

N0ew York, June 29 (IANS) To help business owners connect with their users, micro-blogging website Twitter has launched "Twitter Dashboard" -- an app to streamline engagement for business accounts.

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