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Google Glass gets banned by MPAA and National Association of Theatre owners
Google Glass gets banned by MPAA and National Association of Theatre owners

Motion Picture Association of America and the National Association of Theatre Owners have banned wearable technologies, such as Google Glass.

Solve maths problems with this app
Solve maths problems with this app

If you are terrified by maths, install an app that will help you quickly and accurately get over calculations.

Himalayan Viagra fuels gold rush in local Tibetans

Overwhelmed by people trying to cash-in on a prized medicinal fungus known as Himalayan Viagra, two isolated Tibetan communities have implemented a successful system for the sustainable harvest of a precious natural resource, a new research suggests.

Wearable health devices key for safe space tourism

At a time when several firms are developing spacecrafts to take ordinary citizens on short trips into space, scientists have outlined the risks and challenges involved in human commercial spaceflights.

Finnish scientists identify new type of black hole
Finnish scientists identify new type of black hole

Finnish researchers have discovered a new type of low-mass black hole, which is a bright celestial body that emits X-ray, the University of Turku has said.

Strategy to prevent cyber crime on anvil: Rajnath Singh
Strategy to prevent cyber crime on anvil: Rajnath Singh

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh Friday said a strategy to prevent cyber crime will be evolved soon.

App to help blind 'see money'
App to help blind 'see money'

The blind have a reason to smile, courtesy a new smart phone application that helps them "see the money" as it aids in identification of notes.

Nestle to introduce robots as sales clerks
Nestle to introduce robots as sales clerks

Nestle will use robots as sales clerks at its outlets selling coffee makers in Japan, an initiative that will later spread worldwide, a Nestle spokesperson confirmed to EFE news agency.

Popular mosquito catcher in Japan uses human odour as bait
Popular mosquito catcher in Japan uses human odour as bait

A novel mosquito trap that lures its prey using human scent and other smells favoured by the critter is creating a buzz as Japan frets about the spread of dengue fever.

Antarctic ozone hole remains stable for 2014

The scientists from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have recently reported that the Antarctic ozone hole reached its annual peak size on Sept. 11, 2014, which was almost similar to that in 2013.

Why dinos had feathers long before early birds first attempted flight
Why dinos had feathers long before early birds first attempted flight

A new study provides deeper insight into why dinosaurs had cloak of feathers long before early bird species Archaeopteryx first attempted flight.

Future of science lies in India, China: Nobel laureate

The future of science lies in India, China and other Asian countries and these are set to dominate new scientific inventions and discoveries in the coming times, Nobel laureate George Smoot has said.

Blame your sleep apnea for forgetting where you parked your car

Scientists have revealed that sleep apnea may affect people's ability to form new spatial memories, such as remembering where they have parked their car.

Cinematic environment can transform smartphone into theatre

Even a smartphone with a small screen is enough to generate an intense cinematic experience if the surroundings are stimulating enough, found a research.

Response to disgusting images reveals political ideology

How strongly your brain responds to disgusting images could predict with 95-98 percent accuracy whether you are a liberal or a conservative, a research found.

Apple CEO Tim Cook says he is ‘proud to be gay’
Apple CEO Tim Cook says he is ‘proud to be gay’

Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook publicly came out as gay in an opinion piece he wrote Thursday.

Decoded: Why plants don't get sunburn!
Decoded: Why plants don't get sunburn!

Ever wondered why plants don't get sunburn? Scientists have now discovered the mechanics of how these natural plant sunscreens work.

Scientists can now read robots' minds!
Scientists can now read robots' minds!

MIT scientists have developed a new system that can visually represent a robot's decision-making process.

ICRISAT scientist receives Japan's Niigata International Food Award

Dr C L Laxmipathi Gowda, Deputy Director General for Research, ICRISAT has been honoured with the 2014 Sano Touzaburo Special Prize from Japan's Niigata International Food Award Foundation.

Super solar material for uninterrupted power generation

Generating power without interruption may become a lot easier as researchers have developed a new nanoparticle-based material that can absorb and convert to heat more than 90 percent of the sunlight it captures.

Are you sleeping with your smartphone?
Are you sleeping with your smartphone?

A considerable number of people take their smartphones with them to bed - some even holding them in their hands as they dream, said a survey.

Victims prefer compensation to punishment: Study

Given a choice, people actually prefer compensation to punishment when they think they have been wronged, a study said.

Driverless cars for everyone within a decade

Driverless cars could be within the price range of the average person in just ten years, Australian researchers claim.

World's smallest primates live longer than previously thought

The world's smallest primates, the mouse lemurs, can live at least eight years in the wild - twice as long as some previous estimates suggested, a recent study revealed.

Visualisation system to read robots' minds developed
Visualisation system to read robots' minds developed

Engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a new visualisation system that can help read robots' minds.

Speak with deep, dynamic voice to scare others into submission

A team of vocal experts have suggested that a deep voice is the key to power, revealing that a deep, dynamic voice that varies widely in pitch scares others into submission.

Plant-based raw materials to produce consumer goods?

Imagine wearing trousers made out of corn or a T-shirt made of sugar. With bio-based raw materials coming to the fore, this could, in fact, be the future of the consumer goods industry.

Affordable driverless cars within 10 years: Study
Affordable driverless cars within 10 years: Study

Driverless cars could become affordable to most people within 10 years, Australian researchers said Thursday.

Future robots will resemble ostriches, say scientists
Future robots will resemble ostriches, say scientists

Scientists have revealed that robots could learn from running birds such as ostriches.

India to ratify supplementary protocol on biosafety

The cabinet Wednesday approved ratifying the Nagoyaa-Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol that provides procedures on liability and redressal of damage to biodiversity resulting from living modified organisms (LMOs).