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Warmer oceans set to hit global marine diversity: Scientists

By   /  October 22, 2017  /  Science  /  Comments Off on Warmer oceans set to hit global marine diversity: Scientists

Sydney, Oct. 22 (IANS): Climate change and warmer oceans are likely to change reef ecosystems worldwide, reducing the diversity of invertebrates such as crabs, lobsters and sea urchins, Australian scientists have revealed. As the oceans get warmer, fish, which seem to be better predators in warmer waters, will extend their range from the equator to […]

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7 moons work together to keep Saturn’s largest ring in place

By   /  October 22, 2017  /  Science  /  Comments Off on 7 moons work together to keep Saturn’s largest ring in place

New York, Oct. 22 (IANS): After poring over NASA’s Cassini mission data, astronomers have determined that it takes the teamwork of seven moons to keep Saturn’s A ring – the largest and farthest of the visible rings – contained. Without forces to hold the A ring in check, the ring would keep spreading out and […]

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Smartphones in class affect student’s ability to concentrate

By   /  October 22, 2017  /  Science  /  Comments Off on Smartphones in class affect student’s ability to concentrate

Johannesburg, Oct. 22 (IANS): Allowing smartphones in class may affect the students’ ability to concentrate, eventually hampering their academic performance, warns a new research. Instead of using their phones to follow the lectures, students use them to communicate with friends, watch YouTube videos or just browse around the web to follow their interests, said the […]

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This technology may speed up home Internet

By   /  October 22, 2017  /  Science  /  Comments Off on This technology may speed up home Internet

New York, Oct. 22 (IANS): A new technology promises to speed up slow Internet at home, say researchers, adding that the new hardware can enable speed up to 10,000 megabits-per-second (Mbps) or 10 gigabits-per-second (Gbps). For a super-fast yet low-cost broadband connection at home in Britain, the new receiver technology can enable dedicated data rates […]

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Now, a mobile phone-mounted device for quick malaria detection

By   /  October 22, 2017  /  Science  /  Comments Off on Now, a mobile phone-mounted device for quick malaria detection

Kolkata, Oct. 22 (IANS): A mobile phone mounted with a super-cheap paper microscope can detect presence of malarial parasites in the blood in 10 seconds, says an Indian researchers’ team, which has developed a system that archives data and maps real-time distribution of the disease in a particular locality. Dubbed “Centaur”, the framework for detection, […]

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Google offers $1000 to find bugs in Android apps

By   /  October 22, 2017  /  Science  /  Comments Off on Google offers $1000 to find bugs in Android apps

San Francisco, Oct. 22 (IANS): Google has launched a new bug bounty programme for security experts where the company will pay $1,000 for finding security flaws in Android apps and then reporting it to Google researchers. “The Google Play Security Reward Programme recognises the contributions of security researchers who invest their time and effort in […]

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Whales, dolphins have rich ‘human-like’ cultures: Study

By   /  October 22, 2017  /  Science  /  Comments Off on Whales, dolphins have rich ‘human-like’ cultures: Study

London, Oct. 22 (IANS): Whales and dolphins live in tightly-knit social groups, have complex relationships, talk to each other and even have regional dialects, much like human societies, according to a study. The findings revealed that these intelligent creatures (also called Cetaceans) have sophisticated social and cooperative behaviour traits, such as regional group dialects, looking […]

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Google now lets you take a virtual walk on Mars

By   /  October 22, 2017  /  Science  /  Comments Off on Google now lets you take a virtual walk on Mars

Washington, Oct. 22 (IANS): If you are curious about the unknown terrains of the Red Planet, here is your chance to take a walk on Mars for free all the while staying in your living room, thanks to Google’s immersive experience initiative Access Mars. Google collaborated with NASA to produce Access Mars that lets users […]

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WhatsApp confirms group voice calls in latest update

By   /  October 22, 2017  /  Science  /  Comments Off on WhatsApp confirms group voice calls in latest update

San Francisco, Oct. 22 (IANS): Giving its over one billion users more power to connect, WhatsApp has confirmed group voice calls in its latest beta version of Android. According to WaBetaInfo, a popular website that tests new WhatsApp features early, the 2.17.70 beta WhatsApp update has confirmed group calls. “The 2.17.70 iOS update has very […]

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Coffee can reduce diabetes risk

By   /  October 22, 2017  /  Science  /  Comments Off on Coffee can reduce diabetes risk

Bengaluru, Oct. 22 (IANS): The medicine that can delay your diabetes is right on your coffee table. ‘Cafestol’, a bioactive substance found in coffee, could help delay the onset of Type-2 diabetes, improve cell function and insulin sensitivity in laboratory mice, according to a study carried out by a team of scientists in Denmark. This […]

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