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3D model demonstrates how sea waves transport materials within aquatic ecosystems
3D model demonstrates how sea waves transport materials within aquatic ecosystems

We know that the speed of wind controls the intensity of sea or ocean waves. Stronger the wind, larger will be the waves. And larger waves contains maximum amount of energy which helps in transporting materials across the water bodies.

Indus era at least 8,000 years old, not 5,500; culminated due to climate change!
Indus era at least 8,000 years old, not 5,500; culminated due to climate change!

Experts have found evidence of the Indus Valley Civilization being at least 8,000 years old and not 5,500 ye

Watch: Unbelievable! Extra-strong see-through wood is now a reality
Watch: Unbelievable! Extra-strong see-through wood is now a reality

The research team, headed by Liangbing Hu, made this incredible discovery by following a simple two-stage process.

Horrific! Huge serpent creeps into man's toilet; attacks genitals – Watch
Horrific! Huge serpent creeps into man's toilet; attacks genitals – Watch

The images of his blood-spattered toilet bear testimony of what must have happened during the encounter.

Tiny vampires that lived 740 mn years ago

Using a scanning electron microscope to examine minute fossils, the researchers found perfectly circular drill holes that may have been formed by an ancient relation of Vampyrellidae amoebae. 

RoBoHon -World's first robot smartphone goes on sale in Japan (Watch video)!
RoBoHon -World's first robot smartphone goes on sale in Japan (Watch video)!

The human-shaped smartphone went on sale with a base price of 198,000 yen ($1,800), EFE news reported.

Six Indian students bag awards at prestigious Intel Science Fair in US
Six Indian students bag awards at prestigious Intel Science Fair in US

Student winners are 9th through 12th graders who earned the right to compete at the Intel ISEF 2016 by winning a top prize at a local, regional, state or national science fair.

Foxconn factory goes 'techno'; replaces workers with 60,000 robots!
Foxconn factory goes 'techno'; replaces workers with 60,000 robots!

Seems like China is investing heavily in a robot workforce.

WhatsApp leads messaging apps globally
WhatsApp leads messaging apps globally

 Instant messaging app WhatsApp is the most popular messaging app all over the world and is used in 109 countries, or 55.6 percent of the world, a new report said on Wednesday.

Watch: How a bionic suit helped a paralyzed father make his daughter's wedding day memorable!
Watch: How a bionic suit helped a paralyzed father make his daughter's wedding day memorable!

Chris Palmer was left paralyzed four years ago, after battling cancer for a long time. 

Salt had more value than gold in ancient times – Know why!
Salt had more value than gold in ancient times – Know why!

You probably must have heard at least one elder of your family say that “salt was once worth more than gold” because of the importance it held in food preservation.

Watch: World's fastest helicopter that may revolutionise air travel!
Watch: World's fastest helicopter that may revolutionise air travel!

The hybrid aircraft is an advanced version of the Airbus' Eurocopter X3, which is currently under development.

Help your child grow with Ziro, a dexterous robotics kit for kids!
Help your child grow with Ziro, a dexterous robotics kit for kids!

But, that's not where the fun ends! Besides cars, Ziro lets you build cardboard robots, articulated animals and more.

Watch: This self-healing insulator can fix the cracks in all your e-wearables!
Watch: This self-healing insulator can fix the cracks in all your e-wearables!

 a team of researchers led by Professor Qing Wang invented a 'self-healing' flexible insulator that could restore a 'suite of functions'.

Frequent selfie takers less attractive?
Frequent selfie takers less attractive?

According to the team from University of Toronto, participants ranked frequent selfie takers as less attractive and less likeable compared to those who did not go overboard with self-portraits.

'MyShake' app turns your smartphone into quake detector
'MyShake' app turns your smartphone into quake detector

Now, one will be able to detect earthquake simply with their smartphone.

About one trillion species resides on Earth: Study
About one trillion species resides on Earth: Study

The Indiana University scientists revealed this fact and also highlighted that 99.999% of species are still undiscovered.

Google, Levi's create 'Commuter Trucker Jacket' that control smartphones!-Watch
Google, Levi's create 'Commuter Trucker Jacket' that control smartphones!-Watch

Google and Levi's develops jacket that allows the users to easily interact with their smartphones just by swiping at the garment.

 

Scientist develops flying microrobots 'RoboBees' to help build better drones
Scientist develops flying microrobots 'RoboBees' to help build better drones

By taking an inspiration from nature, scientists have developed a new type of flying microrobots called 'RoboBees' to help build better drones in future.

Apple may soon allow to unlock Macbook with an iPhone, Touch ID
Apple may soon allow to unlock Macbook with an iPhone, Touch ID

Zee Media Bureau

California: The day is not far when you will be easily able to unlock your Macbook.

This is definitely a good news for all Apple users.

Meet this 'cyborg artist' who feels earthquake anywhere around the planet!
Meet this 'cyborg artist' who feels earthquake anywhere around the planet!

An artist named Moon Ribas from Spain can feel every earthquake that occurs in any part of the world in real time.

Dubai's 'Floating Seahorse' villa with underwater bedroom – Watch!
Dubai's 'Floating Seahorse' villa with underwater bedroom – Watch!

The 'Floating Seahorse' villas, as they are known, feature underwater bedrooms with a view of transplanted coral and the waters of the Persian Gulf.

Adobe launches 'Adobe Spark' the visual storytelling web app
Adobe launches 'Adobe Spark' the visual storytelling web app

Adobe has launched a visual storytelling web app called Adobe Spark on Thursday.

Android developers get increased access to 'Pepper' the humanoid robot, ahead of US launch!
Android developers get increased access to 'Pepper' the humanoid robot, ahead of US launch!

Ahead of its US launch, SoftBank Mobiles, it seems, has gone a step further and announced that the ‘bot is being opened more widely to developers, at this week's Google I/O.

Google unveils Android-powered virtual reality platform 'Daydream'!
Google unveils Android-powered virtual reality platform 'Daydream'!

Daydream that will be built into the next generation of Android named Android N will be available by this fall.

Pune-based startup develops 'Q+' app to help hearing impaired people
Pune-based startup develops 'Q+' app to help hearing impaired people

This application can enable hearing impaired people customise their listening experience by using results of a simple, interactive hearing test.

This device can quickly detect  E. coli bacteria in water!
This device can quickly detect E. coli bacteria in water!

A team of researchers, including one of Indian origin from York University in Toronto have been successful in developing a device that can dramatically reduce the time and cost required for detecting the deadly E. coli bacteria in drinking water.

Researchers devise 'liquid wire' composite fibres inspired by spider webs
Researchers devise 'liquid wire' composite fibres inspired by spider webs

These composite fibres extend like a solid and compress like a liquid. Pulling on a sticky thread in a garden spider's orb web and letting it snap back reveals that the thread never sags but always stays taut, even when stretched to many times its original length.

Get ready to take-off from your garden: German start-up all set to develop first-ever electric plane!
Get ready to take-off from your garden: German start-up all set to develop first-ever electric plane!

Clocking up a range of 500 kilometres, the highly efficient plane will be ready to see the light of day by the year 2018.

Virtual dog to teach robots to perform tasks intelligently
Virtual dog to teach robots to perform tasks intelligently

The team has designed a computer programme that lets humans teach a virtual robot that looks like a computerised pooch.