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Infants can 'sense' colours even before they can speak
Infants can 'sense' colours even before they can speak

The brain activity was measured by a near infrared specrtoscopy technique which realises comfortable measurement of brain activity in infants.

Smart drones can help search for people lost in the wild
Smart drones can help search for people lost in the wild

However, the researchers warned that much work was still needed before a fully autonomous fleet would be able to swarm forests in search of missing people. 

See the best tweets first with Twitter's new timeline feature
See the best tweets first with Twitter's new timeline feature

The company also sought feedback from the users.

What influences grooming habits of wild chimpanzees?
What influences grooming habits of wild chimpanzees?

Chimpanzees grooming involves removing pieces of dirt, plants, dried skin, and insects from the hair of another chimpanzee of off of themselves. 

How robots can reduce drug experiments
How robots can reduce drug experiments

Biomedical scientists have invested a lot of effort in making it easier to perform numerous experiments quickly and cheaply.

Google's self-driving car can be a driver: US regulators
Google's self-driving car can be a driver: US regulators

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration told Google of its decision in a letter last week.  

Japanese technology helps generate clear air, water
Japanese technology helps generate clear air, water

Pure Washer has several ways to use.

As for kids, `word` is worth thousand pictures
As for kids, `word` is worth thousand pictures

The results indicate that children's thinking is the more important cue to their maturational status and attributions of positive and negative affect than facial appearance, said David Bjorklund.

Marijuana getting more potent than it used to be
Marijuana getting more potent than it used to be

However, in contrast, the cannabidiol (CBD) content in those samples decreased from nearly 0.28 per cent in 1995 to less than 0.15 per cent in 2014.

New method to 'weld' neurons using lasers
New method to 'weld' neurons using lasers

Femtosecond laser pulses - each ultrashort pulse occurring every 10-15 seconds - were delivered to the meeting point of the two cells.

This tech could give you week's battery in single charge
This tech could give you week's battery in single charge

To this increasing demand, Intelligent Energy -- a 27-year-old British company working on clean power technology -- has an answer.

Men and women may be wired to behave differently: Study
Men and women may be wired to behave differently: Study

The findings also have potential implications for treatment of a variety of conditions.

Horses can read human emotions: Study
Horses can read human emotions: Study

Research shows that many species view negative events with their left eye due to the right brain hemisphere's specialisation for processing threatening stimuli (information from the left eye is processed in the right hemisphere).

India still not ready for Artificial Intelligence
India still not ready for Artificial Intelligence

Amid all the brouhaha over machines acquiring near-human intelligence, is India ready to embrace the change?

Google to launch new virtual reality headset later this year
Google to launch new virtual reality headset later this year

The new device with better Android VR technology will succeed the mobile VR viewer Cardboard that Google launched 12 years back.

Creepy cockroach-inspired robot can squeeze through crack

The robot, called as CRAM, was created to help humans during search-and-rescue operations in rubble arising from natural disasters such as tornados, earthquakes and explosions, the study said.

Know how your body adapts to cold weather
Know how your body adapts to cold weather

In order to help you understand better, experts explain in three major defense mechanisms on how the body battles the cold.

New fossil fish species with giant mouth discovered
New fossil fish species with giant mouth discovered

These new species have been named R. purgatoirensis and R. uyenoi, respectively.

Short flashes of light can prevent jet lag
Short flashes of light can prevent jet lag

Researchers led by Zeitzer have been working on developing an optimal technique for using light exposure to help people adjust more quickly to changes in their sleep cycles.

Disappointed but will not give up, says Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on TRAI decision
Disappointed but will not give up, says Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on TRAI decision

Zuckerberg claimed that Facebook's work with Internet.org around the world has already improved many people's lives.

Seven new varieties of crops released by IARI
Seven new varieties of crops released by IARI

 All these varieties are resistance to both biotic (pests and insects) and abiotic (water, temperature, light) stresses.

Superior batteries for laptops, smartphones in the offing
Superior batteries for laptops, smartphones in the offing

Rechargeable lithium metal batteries offer better energy storage capabilities than today's workhorse lithium-ion technology that are used in our smartphones and laptops.

Now, a 'smart' shirt to keep you fit!
Now, a 'smart' shirt to keep you fit!

The 'smart shirt' can be connected to a smartphone and provide data on the health of the person wearing it.

Fitbit Alta doesn't track heart rate
Fitbit Alta doesn't track heart rate

Headquartered in San Francisco, California, Fitbit Inc. is an American company, founded and managed by James Park and Eric Friedman.

Leopard cats were domesticated in ancient China: Study
Leopard cats were domesticated in ancient China: Study

The researchers suspect Asian leopard cats were probably domesticated by the same processes as wildcats in the Near East.

Paper waste turned into green aerogel
Paper waste turned into green aerogel

They can be squeezed to recover over 99 per cent of the crude oil absorbed.

Gravity-defying shoes to simulate Moonwalk!
Gravity-defying shoes to simulate Moonwalk!

The repellent force comes from the orientation of the magnets, which are arranged so that their north poles align with each other.

Texting, entertainment equally important for smartphone users
Texting, entertainment equally important for smartphone users

Phone calls also accounted for another 22 percent of time, while social media and emails each accounted for 10 percent of respondents' time.

Humans responsible for spreading bee killing virus: Study
Humans responsible for spreading bee killing virus: Study

Researchers said that moving animals and plants around the world could have devastating consequences both for domestic animals and for wildlife.

Twitter to launch new Facebook-style timeline in 23 countries
Twitter to launch new Facebook-style timeline in 23 countries

The new timeline is a way for Twitter to elevate popular content, make content accessible for everyone even if they are not signed in, and feed people what they want to see and discuss most.