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New AI system can recommend recipes based on food photos
New AI system can recommend recipes based on food photos

The AI system called Pic2Recipe could help us learn recipes and better understand people's eating habits.

World's oldest emoji painted on 3,700-year-old piece of pottery unearthed!
World's oldest emoji painted on 3,700-year-old piece of pottery unearthed!

The pitcher, which dates to about 1700 BC, was found in a burial site beneath a house in Karkemish, said Nikolo Marchetti, associate professor at the University of Bologna in Italy.

Saliva analysis turns up evidence of 'ghost' ancient human species!
Saliva analysis turns up evidence of 'ghost' ancient human species!

The new research is among more recent genetic analyses indicating that ancient Africans also had trysts with other early hominins.

Google search can help track dengue with this new tool
Google search can help track dengue with this new tool

The new tool provides a near real-time monitoring that could enable faster response to outbreaks.

10-year-old boy trips over 1.2M-year-old fossil in desert

 A boy's misstep on a family hike in New Mexico has given the world a prehistoric wonder.

New 3D-printed water sensor may prevent waterborne illnesses

These sensors are reliable and sturdy enough to provide accurate readings regardless of water pressure or temperature, researchers said.

Life on Earth began on land, not sea: Scientists
Life on Earth began on land, not sea: Scientists

The findings pushes back the time for the emergence of microbial life on Earth by 580 million years.

Applying science to solve problems is a priority: PM Narendra Modi
Applying science to solve problems is a priority: PM Narendra Modi

PM Narendra Modi asked officials to break silos and strongly emphasized that a mechanism be formed to document and replicate successful innovations at the grassroots level, the PMO said today.

Babies start learning language in the womb: Study
Babies start learning language in the womb: Study

Previous studies have demonstrated this by measuring changes in babies' behaviour - for example, by measuring whether babies change the rate of sucking on a pacifier when the speech changes from one language to a different language with different rhythmic properties.

Developed – New wearable, breathable skin sensor that can monitor health
Developed – New wearable, breathable skin sensor that can monitor health

Scientists at the University of Tokyo say the wearable device, that can be worn for a week without discomfort, is so light and thin that users forget they even have it on.

New bird-like species of dinosaur identified
New bird-like species of dinosaur identified

The researchers also found hundreds of isolated teeth, previously attributed to Troodon. 

No policy decision yet on GM mustard crop: Centre tells SC
No policy decision yet on GM mustard crop: Centre tells SC

A bench comprising Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justice D Y Chandrachud considered the statement of Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, representing the Centre, that the government is considering various aspects of the matter and has invited suggestions and objections on the commercial roll out of GM crops.

Australian police to trial 'synthetic DNA' to tackle burglaries

Participants in the trial will be urged to apply the liquid DNA, which can only be detected by ultraviolet (UV) lamps, to valuables within their homes.

New low-cost smart glove can translate sign language

The device, called "The Language of Glove," was built for less than USD 100 using stretchable and printable electronics that are inexpensive, commercially available and easy to assemble.

Ravens can plan ahead like humans: Study

Researchers from Lund University in Sweden let ravens solve tasks that they do not encounter in the wild, and hence lack specific adaptations for: tool use, and bartering with humans.

New robots can follow spoken instructions
New robots can follow spoken instructions

Scientists, including those of Indian origin, have developed robots that can follow spoken instructions, an advance that may make it easier for people to interact with automated machines at home and workplaces.

First woman to win prestigious maths' Fields Medal, Maryam Mirzakhani, dies of breast cancer
First woman to win prestigious maths' Fields Medal, Maryam Mirzakhani, dies of breast cancer

As per reports, 40-year-old Maryam died of breast cancer which had eventually spread to her bones.

3D sense to help robots do household chores
3D sense to help robots do household chores

The new technology has the ability to both recognise something and fill in the blind spots in its field of vision, to reconstruct the parts it cannot see.

Micromotors powered by bacteria and light developed

Researchers deposited a drop of fluid containing thousands of free-swimming, genetically engineered E coli onto an array of micromotors.

Matrix-inspired brain chip that could turn us into human USBs under development? - Learn more
Matrix-inspired brain chip that could turn us into human USBs under development? - Learn more

The organisation behind the concept is claiming that this technology would not only allow create super soldiers but also enable blind people see again.

New device may help make wine aromas perfect
New device may help make wine aromas perfect

Acetaldehyde is frequently found in a lot of places and foods, such as fruits, vegetables and human saliva. When present in high amounts in wine, it produces an unpleasant odour and affects the fermentation process.

5,000-year-old 'house of the dead' discovered in UK

Researchers at University of Reading in the UK investigated the site of a Neolithic long barrow burial mound in a place known as Cat's Brain - the first to be fully investigated in Wiltshire in half a century.

New tool turns audio clips into realistic video

The researchers successfully generated highly-realistic video of former US President Barack Obama talking about terrorism, fatherhood, job creation and other topics, using audio clips of those speeches and existing weekly video addresses that were originally on a different topic.

In a first, supernova explosions recreated in lab
In a first, supernova explosions recreated in lab

One of the most extreme astrophysical events, Supernova explosions are the violent deaths of certain stars that scatter elements heavier than hydrogen and helium into surrounding space.

CERN discovers 'doubly-charmed' particle
CERN discovers 'doubly-charmed' particle

A new 'doubly-charmed' particle containing an unusual combination of quarks - a fundamental constituent of matter - has been discovered by scientists working at the world's largest and most powerful atom smasher.

New 3D chip made with carbon nanotubes can store, process data

Scientists, including those of Indian origin, have built a new 3D chip using carbon nanotubes that can store and process massive amounts of data, paving the way for smaller, faster and more energy-efficient devices.

Now, nuclear material can be traced even after they are moved

The technique takes advantage of the fact that radioactive material changes the arrangement of valence electrons - or outer electrons - in insulator materials, such as brick, porcelain, glass - even hard candy.

First battery-free cell phone that runs on ambient light developed

The team also made Skype calls using its battery-free phone, demonstrating that the prototype made of commercial, off-the-shelf components can receive and transmit speech and communicate with a base station.

Owls’ wings could hold key in making aircraft and wind turbines quieter
Owls’ wings could hold key in making aircraft and wind turbines quieter

Researchers from Japan and China found that the serrations in the leading edge of owls’ wings, gaining new insight into how they work to make the bird’s flight silent.

Self-driving cars may soon make better moral decisions

Until now it has been assumed that moral decisions are strongly context dependent and therefore cannot be modelled or described algorithmically.