Novel device may hold cure for tinnitus symptoms

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 19:50

New York, Jan 4 (IANS) Researchers have developed an experimental device that can non-invasively help quiet tinnitus, or the ringing sounds in ears, by targetting unruly nerve activity in the brain, in just four weeks.


Infosys partners ValGenesis to enhance digitisation in life sciences

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 18:02

Bengaluru, Jan 4 (IANS) Global software major Infosys on Thursday said it entered into a partnership with paperless validation company ValGenesis to enhance compliance and quality management for its customers in the healthcare and life sciences sectors.


Ocean's average temperature is 3.5 degree Celsius

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 12:46

New York, Jan 4 (IANS) The modern ocean's average temperature is 3.5 degrees Celsius, says a study that identified a new way to measure the average temperature of the ocean.


Israel to launch its first nanosatellites in 2018

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 21:40

Tel Aviv, Jan 3 (IANS) The Israel Institute of Technology (Technion) and the Israel Space Agency on Wednesday said Israel will launch a group of three nanosatellites into space in 2018.


New method purifies salty water with less energy

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 18:28

New York, Jan 3 (IANS) Providing safer drinking water to those in need may become a little easier as researchers have developed a new desalination technique that removes salt from water using less energy than previous methods.


Chocolate likely to get extinct in 30 years

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 18:58

London, Jan 2 (IANS) With warmer global temperatures and dryer weather conditions threatening the survival of the fragile cocoa plant, which could see chocolate disappear by as early as 2050, scientists are exploring the possibility of using the gene-editing technology CRISPR to evolve crops that can survive environmental challenges.


Global warming of 2 degrees may up drought, wildfires

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 13:34

New York, Jan 2 (IANS) A rise of just 2 degrees Celsius in global warming could make over a quarter of the world's land to become drier and more desert like, increasing the threat of widespread drought and wildfires, new research led by one of Indian origin has found.


Eco-friendly method turns raw biomass into high value chemicals

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 11:22

Kolkata, Jan 1 (IANS) An international team of researchers, including from India and Bangladesh, has developed a cost-effective method of converting non-edible agricultural biomass, such as jute, or the waste by-product from food crops, into commercially valuable chemicals for food and pharmaceutical companies.