• 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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  • Massive solar flare can damage communications on Earth
    10:38 AM

    New York, Aug 29 (IANS) The most powerful solar flare ever is beginning to rotate to a position directly in line with Earth that, if it hits the ground, can send GPS and communication signals out of gear, the NASA reported. The sun is going through an 11-year cycle which

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