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Wear this sticker to make calls, listen to music

Scientists have developed touch-sensitive stickers that can be worn on the skin and can control mobile devices like phones and music players.

Our brain works as a ''Cyclop''

Ever wondered how we can see sharp images though a blur is projected in each retina?

Our ancestors arrived much earlier than thought

A fossil lower jaw found in Ethiopia has pushed back evidence for the earliest human genus -- Homo -- to 2.8 million years ago, around 400,000 years earlier than previously thought.

New robot as teaching aid
New robot as teaching aid

Researchers have presented a new teaching tool called CoWriter that makes a robot play the role of the peer who needs to be taught.

HBO to team up with Apple for standalone streaming service?

 TV network HBO is reportedly in talks with Apple to make Apple TV one of the devices that will carry the HBO Now streaming service.

New carbon foam can detect neutrons emitted by radioactive material

Giving a boost to vital security initiatives, a team of researchers have successfully shown that boron-coated vitreous carbon foam can be used in the detection of neutrons emitted by radioactive material.

Medical radioisotopes-producing facility to soon open in Kolkata

A high energy, indigenous particle-accelerator that churns out a special kind of radioactive material for diagnostic purposes, such as cancer detection, will be operational in a year, it was announced here Thursday.

Health checks by smartphone raise privacy fears
Health checks by smartphone raise privacy fears

Authorities and tech developers must stop sensitive health data entered into applications on mobile phones ending up in the wrong hands, experts warn.

Soon, flexible touch-sensitive skin sensors to operate mobile devices
Soon, flexible touch-sensitive skin sensors to operate mobile devices

A team of computer scientists is developing flexible sensors that turn skin into a touch-sensitive interaction space for mobile devices.

Now, energy-generating cloth that may make batteries in wearable devices history

Scientists may have developed a new energy-generating cloth that may make batteries in wearable devices history.

Research uncovers basis for cadmium toxicity

A new research in Australia has uncovered how the metal cadmium which is accumulating in food chain causes toxicity in living cells.

Remains of ancient civilization uncovered in Honduran jungle
Remains of ancient civilization uncovered in Honduran jungle

Archaeologists working in the dense jungle of Honduras have found dozens of artefacts at a site where they believe twin cities from an ancient civilization once thrived, the head of the country`s anthropology institute said on Wednesday.

Factors influencing spread of conservation news in social media revealed

A new study has shown factors influencing which conservation news get shared or liked in social media.

Handshake helps people sniff each other out!

People sniff their hands twice as much after a handshake to help them pick up chemical signals about others, according to a new study.

World's most complete Stegosaurus weighed 1,600kg

The world's most complete specimen of a Stegosaurus dinosaur dating back to 150 million years weighed 1,600kg, equivalent to a small rhino, researchers have found.

Twitter helps smokers kick the butt
Twitter helps smokers kick the butt

When people in a smoking cessation programme tweet each other regularly, they are more successful at kicking the habit, says a study.

Mitigating electric car 'range anxiety'

The one thing that is always on the mind of drivers while buying a battery electric vehicle (BEV) is the range of the vehicle.

Air pollution can hamper your kids' memory
Air pollution can hamper your kids' memory

Admitting your kids to schools located near busy roads or in areas with high levels of air pollution could hamper their intellectual development, new research suggests.

'India to add 1 GW clean coal tech-based power capacity'

India is expected to add more than 1,00,000 MW clean coal technology-based power generation capacity during the 2016-2025 period, says a report.

Turkish firm plans solar plant in India

Turkish company Seul Holding will build a 20 MW solar plant in India.

Black phosphorus is new 'wonder material'

Black phosphorus can be used to transfer data at high speed on nanoscale optical circuits, a new research has found.

Build sensors at home with high-tech pens

Engineers have developed a new simple tool that can help you build a sensor anywhere.

Mammals are more like their fathers genetically

You may resemble or act more like your mother, but first-of-its-kind research reveals that mammals are genetically more like their fathers.

Mysterious coffin buried next to Richard III opened

A mysterious lead coffin found close to the site of king Richard III's grave at the Grey Friars friary has been opened and studied by experts from the University of Leicester.

Google Glass can give you a perfect facelift
Google Glass can give you a perfect facelift

The world's first plastic surgery procedure performed using Google Glass has shown promising use of the eye-wearable device in plastic surgery.

First-ever photo of light captured behaving as both wave and particle

Researchers have recently captured the first ever photograph of light behaving as both a wave and a particle.

Researchers discover milk protein critical for survival of species

Australian researchers have discovered that the protein MCL-1 is critical for keeping milk-producing cells alive and sustaining milk production in the breast.

UAE to award grants for rain enhancement science, technology

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) will award grants up to $5 million for proposals to develop rain enhancement science and technology as part of its latest research programme.

Cats use eyes, not smell, to search for food

Cats may prefer to use their eyes rather than follow their nose when it comes to finding the location of food, according to new research by leading animal behaviourists.

Human retina is built backwards, confirm scientists

For the first time, researcher have confirmed that the human retina is built backwards, with the neurons in front of the photoreceptors, rather than behind them.