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3,000-year-old pottery unearthed in Papua New Guinea

A team of Australian archaeologists has unearthed 3,000-years old pottery in a remote location in the rugged highlands of Papua New Guinea.

UN chief, Baidu CEO co-launch app for e-waste recycling

 United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and CEO of China's search engine giant Robin Li co-launched a mobile application for electronic waste recycling to save resources and reduce pollution.

Malware targeting Android smartphones on the rise: Report

Malicious software targeting smartphones with the Android operating system is becoming more common, with some handsets already infected when they're bought.

Space University of Glasgow space tech ready for liftoff

A new spacecraft which will help in the search for gravitational waves is setting off for South America on its final earthbound journey before heading to space in November.

Amazon launches Kindle Unlimited subscription service in India

Amazon has launched its Kindle Unlimited which is Amazon's 'all-you-can-read' subscription service in India.

Line unveils a new Android launcher app

Japanese messaging company Line has launched a new launcher app for Android.

Self-driving golf carts a competition to Google car?

 In a six-day trial in Singapore, scientists have successfully tested self-driving golf carts that ferried 500 tourists around winding paths used by pedestrians and cyclists.

Intex, Microsoft collaborate for free cloud storage on smartphones

 Domestic handset-maker Intex on Wednesday said it was partnering with Redmond-based IT giant Microsoft to provide 50 GB of cloud storage space for two years via Microsoft's OneDrive in smartphones sold in India.

In love? Drop an e-mail and woo your girl
In love? Drop an e-mail and woo your girl

If Cupid's arrow has hit you finally, it is still better to express your feelings via an e-mail than leaving a voice message or a WhatsApp post with the girl you are in love with, says an interesting study.

Male seahorse nourishes baby like human mom

 Male seahorses play as much a part in nurturing embryos during pregnancy as female mammals, suggests a new study. Previously their role, other than as pouch provider, was largely a mystery.

How wind formed largest dust deposit on Earth
How wind formed largest dust deposit on Earth

China's Loess Plateau -- the largest dust deposit in Earth -- was formed by wind alternately depositing dust or removing dust over the last 2.6 million years, according to geoscientists from University of Arizona.

New CERN discovery sheds more light on Higgs boson
New CERN discovery sheds more light on Higgs boson

Three years after discovering the elusive Higgs boson or so-called 'God particle', CERN physicists have drawn the sharpest picture yet of this novel particle and found that it behaves just as predicted.

New wireless tech sends magnetic signals via human body

Researchers have developed a new wireless communication technique that sends magnetic signals through the human body, an advance that may lead to the development of lower power wearable devices.

Google says its self-driving cars don't have windshield wipers
Google says its self-driving cars don't have windshield wipers

Google said its self-driving prototype car - that's designed to take you where you want to go at the push of a button - does not have windshield wipers.

Ancient life found in Earth's mantle rocks
Ancient life found in Earth's mantle rocks

Scientists have discovered evidence of ancient life in Earth's mantle rocks deep below the seafloor, confirming a long-standing hypothesis that interactions between mantle rocks and seawater can create potential for life even in hard rocks.

In Chile, astro-tourism!

Fancy some astro-tourism? Head for northern Chile, where contemplating the night skies is not just a casual pastime, but a protected pursuit.

Wi-Fi usage tripled in two years in US

Data usage has almost tripled over the past two years, new analysis by Strategy Analytics' Telemetry Intelligence Platform shows.

New smart chip to nail errant apps

 With so many studies out about creepy apps, you are not sure which apps to download and which to avoid? That dilemma would be gone soon thanks to a new chip.

Meet monster-like sea scorpion from ancient seas

The fossil of a previously unknown “sea scorpion” - an extinct monster-like predator that swam the seas some 467 million years ago - has been discovered in Iowa in the US.

Human body has gone through four stages of evolution: Study

A new study of fossils has revealed that the human body has gone through four main stages of evolution.

Now, buy or rent a plane online

 Droom, an online marketplace for automobiles, will now let its users buy or sell private planes and choppers on its platform.

Web-based system launched for DBT projects

Union Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan on Monday launched a web-enabled information management system for the department of biotechnology (DBT) projects.

Love for selfies causes car crash

 Love for selfies resulted in a driver ramming his vehicle into a tree in the US, leaving several people injured.

New food ingredient may lead to slower melting ice cream
New food ingredient may lead to slower melting ice cream

 Scientists have discovered a naturally occurring protein that can be used to create ice cream that is more resistant to melting.

TNAU to develop indegenous BT cotton in collaboraton with CICR

Tamil Nadu Agricultural University and Central Institute for Cotton Research (CICR) entered into agreement for developing indigenous BT Cotton.

Scientist S.A.V. Satya Murty to be the new director for IGCAR

 Distinguished scientist S.A.V. Satya Murty will take over as the next director of fast breeder research unit Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR), said a statement.

Every Nepal-India boundary pillar to have GPS observation
Every Nepal-India boundary pillar to have GPS observation

Nepal and India have agreed to install global positioning system (GPS) in every boundary pillar between the two neighbouring countries.

Punjab attracts Rs 3,500-cr investments for solar projects

Punjab government today said it has received bids from as many as 18 companies for setting up solar projects in the state which will attract investment of Rs 3,500 crore.

CD to overcome Math phobia launched
CD to overcome Math phobia launched

Andhra Pradesh Education Minister Ganta Srinivasa Rao here launched a CD prepared by a Math teacher to help students overcome Math phobia.

Socks which can replace your shoes

You would not need shoes after wearing these socks! Made from a super-strong fabric called Dyneema, the pair is designed to be sports socks-cum-shoes.