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Oldest water on Earth discovered in Canada

Scientists have discovered the oldest water yet found on Earth, dating back to at least 1.5 billion years, in a Canadian mine.

It's official: Dogs love their owners, says study
It's official: Dogs love their owners, says study

Do you know that you hold a special place in your dog's heart? A new research has confirmed that dogs love their owners as much as they love them.

New polariser for more efficient LCD displays

Research led by an Indian-origin engineer has led to a polarising filter that allows in more light, leading the way for mobile device displays that last much longer on a single battery charge and cameras that can shoot in dim light.

Print photos from your smartphone, wirelessly

The SnapJet scans images directly from your smartphone screen and prints them out on Polaroid 300 or Fujifilm Instax paper.

How a change in pitch alters power equations

 Altering the pitch of your voice can fundamentally change the way you speak, says a study, suggesting that others are then able to pick up on these vocal cues to figure out who is actually in charge.

Cheating may be in your genes: study

Women with variations in a particular gene are more likely to cheat on their partners, according to a new study which suggests that infidelity may be inherited.

Talk therapy helps bring down suicide risk

A new study has found that suicide attempts can be significantly reduced with help of talk therapies.

Women with sexy voices likelier to be more physically attractive

A new study has revealed that women with sexy voices really are more likely to have attractive facial qualities such as higher cheekbones, softer jaw lines and fuller lips.

Leonardo da Vinci first to identify hurricanes?
Leonardo da Vinci first to identify hurricanes?

Italian polymath Leonardo da Vinci, famous for being an artist, scientist, inventor and musician, may also have been the first to identify hurricanes, scientists say.

Mummy wearing jewellery unearthed in Egypt

Spanish archaeologists have discovered about 4,000 years old female mummy wearing rare jewellery in Egypt.

Tiny shrimps hold clue to alien life

 A tiny shrimp residing at one of the world`s deepest undersea hydrothermal vents holds clues about what life could be like on other planets, NASA scientists report.

New device translates words into vibrations for deaf

 Scientists have created a new wearable device that translates spoken words into vibrations - helping hearing impaired people perceive speech in a completely new way.

New radiation device to strengthen public security

 A new compact radiation device that can be operated in room temperature can significantly improve public security by detecting explosives, chemical agents and dangerous biological substances from safe distances, says a study.

Beware! E-ciggs can give your PC malware
Beware! E-ciggs can give your PC malware

A new study has revealed that electronic cigarettes have become the latest vector for malicious software that can be transmitted to computers.

Groundbreaking study reveals sexual orientation may not be a choice
Groundbreaking study reveals sexual orientation may not be a choice

The largest ever study of its kind has found clear links between male sexual orientation and two specific regions of the human genome that erodes the notion that sexual orientation is a choice.

Tooth enamel fast-track found in humans

 Researchers in Britain have found a link between prenatal enamel growth rates in teeth and weaning in human babies.

First GPS-collar study reveals how leopards co-exist with humans in India
First GPS-collar study reveals how leopards co-exist with humans in India

 A new first-of-its-kind GPS-collar study has recently revealed how leopards in India live with people.

The future awaits the rise of affectionate robots
The future awaits the rise of affectionate robots

 A new study into a robot named "Pepper", who has been hailed as an emotionally responsive humanoid robot, can help scientists build more affectionate robots.

Selfie stick in Time magazine's best inventions list

 The selfie stick that facilitates your capturing a selfie from an angle of your choice by positioning your smartphone beyond the arms' reach has made it to the Time magazine's list of 25 best inventions of 2014.

Second great white shark found at Australia`s Bondi
Second great white shark found at Australia`s Bondi

 A great white shark has been caught in nets at Sydney`s Bondi Beach, authorities said Saturday, the second of the predators found dead at the popular swimming spot this week.

Jaunt rolls out virtual reality video app 'Simply Paul McCartney'

Virtual Reality startup, Jaunt, has released its first Google Cardboard app called simply Paul McCartney.

Fresh insight on how diamonds are formed
Fresh insight on how diamonds are formed

New findings have revealed long unknown details about how carbon deep beneath the Earth's surface is helping diamond formation in the Earth's mantle.

British supersonic car to inspire Indian youth for scientific pursuits

A prototype of a British-engineered supersonic car, powered by a rocket and jet engine to achieve the world land speed record of 1,000 miles per hour (1,609 km/hour), was showcased here Friday to inspire Indian students to pursue cutting-edge science and technology.

First complete view of flu virus' key machine revealed

A new research has come up with the first complete structure of one of the flu virus' key machines i.e. polymerase.

Now, ultrasound can penetrate bones, metals
Now, ultrasound can penetrate bones, metals

In a major breakthrough, researchers have developed a technique that allows ultrasound to penetrate bones and metals.

A safe, reliable wireless pacemaker to hit stores soon

 A new self-contained, leadless cardiac pacemaker is the safe and reliable alternative to conventional pacemakers, says a new research.

 

Top honour for Indian-origin scientist in US

 Thomas Kailath, an Indian origin scientist has been awarded the top presidential medal for transformative contributions to the fields of science and technology in the US.

How gender biases in media impact female athletes
How gender biases in media impact female athletes

 A new study has revealed that American female athletes still need to face the gender biasness as men still manages to gain all the attention in this sport in US.

LiDAR laser technology discovers Roman gold mines in Spain

With the help of a laser system called the Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) technology that is attached to an aircraft, archaeologists discovered a vast gold mining network created by the Romans more than 2,000 years ago in Spain.

Ancient buried canyon in Tibet unearthed

An ancient, deep canyon buried along the Yarlung Tsangpo river in south Tibet has been found.