Technology

Beware! Antivirus can make online transactions less safe

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 12:08

Toronto, May 5 (IANS) Is the antivirus software running on your computer really making it safer to use, say, for online banking? Probably not, says a study that found that security programmes might actually make online computing less safe.

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'Planet Nine' may not exist at all: Scientists

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 16:26

New York, May 4 (IANS) Questioning the existence of "Planet Nine" that was discovered earlier this year, new research by astronomers at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) has found that most of the scenarios indicating its presence actually have low probabilities.

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Modi greets scientists over fundamental physics prize

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 16:18

New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi has congratulated Indian scientists who are among the recipients of the Special Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics, an official statement said on Wednesday.

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Twitter launches 'Connect' to help you find friends

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 11:00

New York, May 4 (IANS) Micro-blogging site Twitter on Wednesday launched a "Connect" tab -- a new feature to help you figure out which relevant accounts you would like to follow.

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Here comes a tool to measure lung functions over phone call

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 14:22

Washington, May 3 (IANS) Indian-origin researchers have developed a new health sensing tool that can accurately measure lung function over a simple phone call made with any phone -- not just smartphone -- from anywhere in the world.

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Sea urchin-inspired crawler to explore Mars

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 12:58

New York, May 3 (IANS) Inspired by the sea urchin's intricate mouth and teeth, a team of engineers and marine biologists from the University of California-San Diego has developed a claw-like device to sample sediments on other planets such as Mars.

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Three new species of primates discovered

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 11:28

New York, May 3 (IANS) Scientists have discovered three new species of mouse lemurs - the smallest primates in the world - in Madagascar.

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Election of top post of national science body challenged

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 10:20

Bengaluru, May 3 (IANS) It's not just the assembly elections that are making news from West Bengal. Of late, the Kolkata-based Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA), funded by the union government's Department of Science and Technology (DST), is also generating news that is making scientists sad.

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Scientists discover three planets which could support life

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 07:44

London, May 3 (IANS) Scientists from the University of Cambridge announced Monday evening that they had discovered three earth-sized planets orbiting a dim and cool star 40 light years from Earth which could be the best place to start searching for extra-terrestrial life.

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Hubble spots rare hidden galaxy in night sky

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 10:10

Washington, May 2 (IANS) The Hubble Space Telescope has captured a hidden galaxy located just over 110 million light-years away in the constellation of Pisces (The Fish).

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Facial expression may improve learning, gaming

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 14:12

London, May 1 (IANS) A computer algorithm that can recognise human expressions may become a boon for the gaming industry, a team of international researchers has found.

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