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How bats use a compass to find their way at night

How bats use a compass to find their way at night

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 22:46

A European bat type can use the scatter patterns of sunlight to programme its internal compass for hunting after dark -- the first mammal known to do so, researchers said today.

Demand for data scientists growing in government sector: Expert

Demand for data scientists growing in government sector: Expert

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 22:18

The demand for data scientists in India is growing in government agencies at par with private establishments due to a shortage of skilled manpower in the industry, an expert has said.

Kerala scientist finds `oil-eating` bacteria

Kerala scientist finds `oil-eating` bacteria

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 21:35

A scientist from Kerala has discovered three new species of oil-degrading bacteria from industrial waste.

Indian scientists develop seedless mangoes

Indian scientists develop seedless mangoes

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 14:22

First came seedless grapes. Now, Indian scientists have developed what could be the ultimate delicacy - a seedless mango which is finely textured and juicy, with a rich, sweet and distinctive flavour when mature.

World`s `First Projection Watch` to display time on your hand

World`s `First Projection Watch` to display time on your hand

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 13:25

The world`s "First Projection Watch" titled Ritot by an Indiegogo campaign would display time on your hand.

Energy security based on clean, reliable sources is essential for India`s future: PM Modi

Energy security based on clean, reliable sources is essential for India`s future: PM Modi

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 23:07

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday visited the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) in Mumbai and urged the atomic energy establishment to present the human face of India`s capabilities in nuclear science to the world. He also praised the success achieved despite years of international technology denial.

Microbial communities in cheese identified

Microbial communities in cheese identified

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 18:22

Harvard researchers have identified three general types of microbial communities that live on cheese.

How does nature`s strongest glue stick?

How does nature`s strongest glue stick?

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 17:00

Barnacles produce the strongest glue or cement found in nature. The material is better than anything we have developed synthetically and sticks to any surface, even underwater.

Hubble telescope inspired tech helps restore eyesight

Hubble telescope inspired tech helps restore eyesight

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 16:56

NASA`s telescopes are not just helping us look into the dark deep universe but have inspired surgeons to restore the eyesight of an elderly.

Smartphones to drive future cars

Smartphones to drive future cars

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 16:36

Hold on to that steering. Cars of the future are set to get rid of traditional controls like buttons and switches and have a touchscreen smartphone for your driving comfort and overall safety.