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Over 50 countries to participate in BioAsia 2015

Over 50 countries will participate in BioAsia 2015, the annual international life sciences conference scheduled here Feb 2-4.

Now, pack your apartment in a box!

Ever imagined your apartment being squeezed into a small box? This may become eminently possible, as architects have created a cube that can turn into a whole apartment, complete with a bed, kitchen and bathroom.

Scientist Purushotham takes over charge as new NRDC Chairman

Eminent scientist Hanumanthu Purushotham has assumed charge as the new Chairman and Managing Director of National Research Development Corporation (NRDC).

Now, app that ranks your relationship with people you interact

Researchers have launched a new app that monitors the reaction and behaviour of the users while interacting with others.

Microsoft's Eric Horvitz says artificial intelligence will 'not' end human race

Microsoft head of research Eric Horvitz has said that though machines will eventually achieve a human-like consciousness, they do not pose a threat to the survival of mankind.

Offspring of dominant chimp mothers win more fights
Offspring of dominant chimp mothers win more fights

Like human beings, a dominant mom helps young chimpanzees win playground fights, shows a new study.

'Internet-connected pacemakers' come closer to reality

A new study has revealed that pacemakers with internet connection are not-so-distant goal as the University of the Basque Country has designed an efficient security protocol to protect the information provided by medical devices connected to the Internet.

Gen-Next eyeglasses that turn into sunglasses at your will
Gen-Next eyeglasses that turn into sunglasses at your will

Here's the next generation of eyeglasses that quickly go from clear to shaded and back again when you want them to.

People emotionally attached to their smartphone

People are not just dependent on their smartphone they are emotionally attached to it as well, a new study suggests.

Ancient skull offers clues to first modern Europeans

An international team has discovered a 55,000-year-old partial skull in northern Israel that provides new insights into the migration of modern humans out of Africa.

New programme monitors mental health through 'selfie' videos

Researchers have developed a computer programme that can monitor mental health by analysing 'selfie' videos recorded by a webcam as a person uses social media.

Cow's noses are windows into their moods
Cow's noses are windows into their moods

 Scientist have recently found that a cow's nasal temperature can easily tell about its mood and how it feels.

Scientists produce two bio-fuels from single algae

A common algae commercially grown to make fish food holds promise as a source for both bio-diesel and jet fuel, a study says.

Long-necked dinosaur discovered in China
Long-necked dinosaur discovered in China

University of Alberta paleontologists has discovered a new species of a long-necked dinosaur called Qijianglong from a skeleton found in China.

World can cut carbon emissions and live well, eco tool shows

 Cutting carbon emissions to limit global temperatures to a 2 degree centigrade rise can be achieved while improving living standards, a new online tool shows.

How early Rapa Nui society declined on Easter Island revealed

 A new study has provided a deeper insight into how did the Rapa Nui society really declined on Easter Island.

'Natural plant compounds to combat mosquitoes'

 Researchers have discovered new natural plant compounds that could lead to a new class of safe and effective pesticides to control mosquitoes.

Snakes may have first appeared 167 million years ago

 Newly discovered snake fossils have recently revealed that snakes may have first appeared 167 million years ago, which pushes back its origins by nearly 70 million years.

Launch NASA space mission from your smartphone!
Launch NASA space mission from your smartphone!

Are you an avid space explorer or love to read about deep space missions? Download this interactive 3D app from NASA and reach the launch pad, virtually.

3D-printed cartilage for tracheal replacement developed

Using 3D printing, investigators from the non-profit Feinstein Institute for Medical Research here have created cartilage designed for tracheal repair or replacement.

Stomach hormone that increases 'sex drive' found

According to a new Swedish study, an appetite hormone released from the stomach has been shown to increase sexual drive in mice.

Master math via body movements

Imagine your kid contorting his or her body and waving arms to master math. This is the future with body-based tasks while interacting with a Kinect for Windows mathematics program, researchers report.

Fruit flies can smell antioxidants in their food
Fruit flies can smell antioxidants in their food

Fruit flies can smell healthy antioxidants that protect cells from the harmful influences in their food, finds a study.

These 'bulletproof batteries' with Kevlar will enable safer recharge

Researchers have come up with new technology of batteries that consists of Kelvar, the tough material in bulletproof vests, so that it doesn't catch fire.

Now, app that calculates odds of your plane crashing

A new smartphone app, named 'Am I going down?' has recently been developed that can calculate the odds of people's plane crashing.

'Miniature' electronic devices come closer to reality

A new study has recently revealed that it may be possible to develop electronic circuits with reconfigurable pathways that will allow miniaturizing the electronic devices.

Scientists discover way to unboil egg
Scientists discover way to unboil egg

Researchers have managed to unboil an ordinary boiled egg, and the results may have implications for cancer treatments, biotechnology and a broad range of food production processes, a British daily reported Tuesday.

Researchers make magnetic graphene

Researchers have found a way to induce magnetism in graphene while also preserving its electronic properties, an advance that may pave the way for new multi-functional electronic devices.

Ocean warming melting one of largest Antarctica glaciers
Ocean warming melting one of largest Antarctica glaciers

One of the largest glaciers on the planet, Totten, is melting due to ocean warming, a phenomenon that demonstrates the vulnerability of East Antarctica and its role in increasing the level of the oceans.

New research brings invisibility cloaks closer to reality

New metamaterials may take engineers one step closer to building invisibility cloaks or even shields that can conceal military airplanes, scientists say.