Noise net could save birds, aircraft

Sun, 05/08/2016 - 15:42

New York, May 8 (IANS) Introducing a noise net around airfields that emit sound levels equivalent to those of a conversation in a busy restaurant could prevent collisions between birds and aircraft, saving lives and billions in damages, new research has found.


Training computers to fathom human languages

Sun, 05/08/2016 - 15:32

London, May 8 (IANS) Researchers have developed a set of algorithms that could help teach computers to process and understand human languages better.


Meet the world's first plant-eating marine reptile

Sun, 05/08/2016 - 15:28

New York, May 8 (IANS) A crocodile-sized sea reptile, that lived 242 million years ago in what today is southern China, represents the world's oldest species of herbivorous marine reptile, new research has found.


Instant messaging apps help elderly remain connected

Sat, 05/07/2016 - 14:04

New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) When Aditya Dubey took up a job in Sydney five years ago, his elderly parents had mixed feelings -- they were happy for his success, but saddened by the fact that he would be so far away and practically inaccessible.


Atomic oxygen detected in Martian atmosphere

Sat, 05/07/2016 - 13:20

Washington, May 7 (IANS) Scientists have detected atomic oxygen in the Martian atmosphere for the first time since the last observation 40 years ago.


Smartphone app data reveals how the world is sleeping

Sat, 05/07/2016 - 10:18

New York, May 7 (IANS) Women in the age group 30-60 worldwide are sleeping more than men -- about 30 minutes more on average -- while middle-aged men are getting the least sleep, often getting less than the recommended seven-eight hours, a smartphone app-based study spanning 100 countries has revealed.


DNA to decode life and genius of Leonardo da Vinci

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 16:36

London, May 6 (IANS) Banking on new research and modern detective technologies including DNA science, a team of specialists has come together to create new insights into the life of Italian genius Leonardo da Vinci.


Control data use on Netflix with new tool

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 14:56

New York, May 6 (IANS) Streaming service Netflix has announced a new tool to help its users better control how much data they use while streaming on cellular networks.


Gas molecules can help find life on exoplanets

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 14:24

New York, May 6 (IANS) Scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have compiled a comprehensive list of potential gases to guide search for life on exoplanets.


Honeybee-inspired model to help build flying robots

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 11:58

London, May 6 (IANS) A computer model that shows how honeybees use vision to detect the movement of the world around them and avoid crashing can lead to develop better aerial robotics and autonomous robots, scientists have revealed.


China to test first hybrid-power train

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 11:08

Beijing, May 6 (IANS) Chinese authorities will test the country's first hybrid-power train next month, sources said.


Robot to sit for China's national college entrance exam

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 11:08

Beijing, May 6 (IANS) A robot is being designed to compete with grade 12 students during the college entrance examination in 2017 and get a score qualifying it to enter first-class universities in China.


App to convert smartphone into remote-sensing device

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 14:34

London, May 5 (IANS) Researchers from University of Exeter have created an app which can help aid humanitarian rescue work in disaster-struck regions by using geographic data to map landscapes.


New insight into bats' flying can lead to better drones

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 12:54

London, May 5 (IANS) Long-eared bats are assisted in flight by their ears and body, say scientists, adding that this knowledge into the bats' flying technique can help develop better drones.