This prosthetic system could restore memory loss

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 13:22

Washington, March 28 (IANS) Scientists have demonstrated the successful implementation of a prosthetic system that uses a person's own memory patterns to facilitate the brain's ability to encode and recall memory, an important step towards finding a way to restore memory loss.


Why India is still nowhere near securing its citizens' data

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 12:28

New Delhi, March 28, It was the perfect photo-op when Prime Minister Narendra Modi hugged Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg during a town-hall meeting at the social media giant's sprawling headquarters at Menlo Park, California, in September 2015.


Astronomers spot hot Earth-sized exoplanet

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 12:08

London, March 28 (IANS) An international team of astronomers has detected a hot, metallic, Earth-sized planet outside our solar system which has a density similar to Mercury.


NASA to intensify focus on Earth's frozen regions

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 15:16

Washington, March 27 (IANS) To enhance understanding of Earth's ice sheets, glaciers, sea ice, snow cover and permafrost, NASA will launch two new satellite missions and conduct an array of field research in 2018, the US space agency said on Tuesday.


Twitter to ban cryptocurrency ads from Tuesday

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 12:22

San Francisco, March 27 Twitter has confirmed that it will begin blocking cryptocurrency-related ads on the platfrom from Tuesday even as the micro-blogging site updated its policy relating to such advertisements.


How Sunita Williams is continuing her career in space

Mon, 03/26/2018 - 19:54

Washington, March 26 (IANS) Indian-origin astronaut Sunita Williams is now helping privately-held companies like Space X and Boeing to develop their new spacecraft systems, which will eventually provide round-trip crew transportation services to the International Space Station (ISS).


Terahertz microchips to make computers 100 times faster

Mon, 03/26/2018 - 17:28

New York, March 26 (IANS) Researchers have developed a technology that could enable our computers -- and all optic communication devices -- to run 100 times faster through terahertz microchips.


IIT-Hyderabad to research on how aging conceptualised in IVF

Mon, 03/26/2018 - 14:42

Hyderabad, March 26 (IANS) The Indian Institute of Technology-Hyderabad (IIT-H) will undertake a study on the ways in which aging is conceptualised within in-vitro fertilization (IVF) by researching on elderly couples conceiving and birthing children through the method, it was announced here on Monday.


BITS Pilani-Hyderabad team to compete in RBPC

Mon, 03/26/2018 - 14:06

Hyderabad, March 26 (IANS) The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) on Monday announced that the TiE Grad finalist WCB of BITS Pilani-Hyderabad has won the spot to compete in Rice Business Plan Competition (RBPC) in the United States.


AI models can help unravel mystery of human brain

Mon, 03/26/2018 - 01:24

Boston, March 26 (IANS) Cognitive neuroscientists are using the newly-developed artificial intelligence (AI) networks to enhance the understanding of one of the most elusive intelligence systems from which they learned: the human brain.


Scientists discover link between PCOS and anxiety

Sun, 03/25/2018 - 20:04

London, March 25 (IANS) Children born to mothers with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) are at an increased risk of developing anxiety later in life, researchers have discovered.


'Driver' mutations may promote survival of cancer cells

Sun, 03/25/2018 - 19:10

New York, March 25 (IANS) Researchers have discovered new genetic mutations that may promote the survival of cancer cells, and a clearer understanding of how some cancer cells are able to resist treatment, researchers said.


Chemicals linked to brain disorders in children

Sun, 03/25/2018 - 19:08

London, March 25 (IANS) Exposure of pregnant women to common thyroid-hormone-disrupting toxins may be linked to the increased incidence of childs brain development disorders, researchers have found.