Bugs

Soon, a cream that can ward off devastating superbugs!

The lotion prevents infection without directly killing bacteria and promoting antibiotic resistance, and could be ready for clinical trials in three years.

Jul 29, 2016, 18:04 PM IST

How cockroach `turbocharges` bite

 The study indicates that cockroaches use a combination of fast and slow twitch muscle fibers to give their mandibles a 'force boost' that allows them to chew through tough materials.

Nov 12, 2015, 16:47 PM IST
Now worms, bugs found in oats packet

Now worms, bugs found in oats packet

Worms and bugs were reportedly found in a packet of oats purchased by a customer here on Tuesday, following which health officials have taken samples for analysis.

Sep 15, 2015, 14:24 PM IST

FAA warns Boeing 787 bug could shut off aircraft power

In a new problem for the Boeing 787, the US aviation regulator has ordered repairs to correct a software bug that could cause the aircraft to suddenly lose all power.

May 04, 2015, 23:20 PM IST

Bugs can solve India's uranium dilemma: Expert

The exploitation of bugs to extract and process uranium from low-grade ores can help India generate fuel for nuclear reactors in a sustainable and eco-friendly way, an expert said here on Friday.

Apr 17, 2015, 19:15 PM IST
Google splurged $1.5 million on bug finders in 2014

Google splurged $1.5 million on bug finders in 2014

Google reportedly splurged a whopping 1.5 million dollars as awards to security researchers who pointed out flaws in its open-source programmes last year.

Jan 31, 2015, 15:54 PM IST

How bats track their targets in cluttered scenes revealed

A study has provided a new insight into how bats focus on their targets such as bugs through the trees in the dark of night.

Aug 16, 2014, 12:44 PM IST

Tennis strawberries may contain fatal bugs

new research has revealed that tennis strawberries have killer bugs hidden in them.

Jun 30, 2014, 13:11 PM IST

`Impregnable` superbugs may soon be history

Researchers have discovered a class of agents that can make some of the most notorious strains vulnerable to the same antibiotics that they once handily shrugged off.

Apr 10, 2014, 13:54 PM IST

Ganges full of deadly `superbugs`: Study

In May and June when millions of pilgrims throng Rishikesh and Haridwar in Uttarakhand to take holy dip, levels of antibiotic-resistant `superbugs` have been found 60 times greater than other times of the year, shows research.

Feb 18, 2014, 13:18 PM IST

Microsoft awards over $100,000 to expert for finding bugs

Microsoft Corp is paying a hacking expert more than $100,000 for finding security holes in its software, one of the largest such bounties awarded to date by a high-tech company.

Oct 09, 2013, 09:04 AM IST

Google raises 5-fold reward for reporting bugs to $5,000

Google has decided to raise the reward amount it pays to those reporting bugs by five-fold, or up to USD 5,000.

Aug 20, 2013, 17:57 PM IST

Bugs may be last surviving life on Earth

Bugs may be among the last survivors of the end of the world, researchers say.

Jul 08, 2013, 16:12 PM IST

Dogs bring swarm of bacteria into your home

Your loyal pooch may be bringing a whole world of bacteria into your home including certain bugs that are rarely seen in households without dogs, a new study has found.

May 23, 2013, 18:31 PM IST

US museum educates visitors about bugs

Beetles, centipedes and tarantulas are among the insects that visitors to the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, or NHM, can learn about.

May 16, 2013, 11:33 AM IST

United Nations urges hungry world to eat bugs

The United Nations has issued an official advice suggesting that insects can help combat food-insecurity worldwide, as they are a virtually "untapped" source of food for people.

May 14, 2013, 12:55 PM IST

Bugs in gut could help lose weight

Scientists have shown that tinkering with bugs present normally in the gut could provide a tool to weight-loss, says a study.

Mar 28, 2013, 15:29 PM IST

How sweat protects people from dangerous bugs

Scientists has discovered how an important natural antibiotic called dermcidin, produced by our skin when we sweat, is a highly efficient tool to fight tuberculosis germs and other dangerous bugs.

Feb 23, 2013, 09:21 AM IST

Bugs ate 200,000 tonnes of oil spill: Study

Hydrocarbon-eating bugs in the Gulf of Mexico cleared over a period of five months at least 200,000 tonnes of oil and natural gas that had spewed into the water body from a ruptured 2010 deepwater well, say US researchers.

Sep 12, 2012, 15:58 PM IST