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Microsoft’s speech recognition system achieves new milestone

By   /  August 21, 2017  /  Science  /  Comments Off on Microsoft’s speech recognition system achieves new milestone

San Francisco, August 21 (IANS): Microsofts conversational speech recognition system — designed to accurately recognises the words in a conversation like humans do — has reached a 5.1 per cent error rate, its lowest so far. This milestone means that, for the first time, a computer can recognise the words in a conversation as well […]

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Big asteroid to safely pass by Earth on Sept 1

By   /  August 21, 2017  /  Science  /  Comments Off on Big asteroid to safely pass by Earth on Sept 1

Washington, August 21 (IANS): A large near-Earth asteroid will pass safely by our planet on September 1, at a distance of about seven million kilometres, NASA has said. Asteroid Florence — named in honour of Florence Nightingale (1820-1910), the founder of modern nursing — is about 4.4 kilometres in size, according to measurements from NASA’s […]

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Feeling bad without your phone could up anxiety: Study

By   /  August 21, 2017  /  Science  /  Comments Off on Feeling bad without your phone could up anxiety: Study

Seoul, August 21 (IANS): Do you tend to panic immediately if your phone runs out of battery or isnt beside you even for a while? Beware, you may develop “nomophobia” that can cause increases in heart rate, anxiety, blood pressure, and unpleasant feelings, researchers warned. “Nomophobia” or in other words smartphone separation anxiety is the […]

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Japan puts third GPS satellite into orbit

By   /  August 21, 2017  /  Science  /  Comments Off on Japan puts third GPS satellite into orbit

Tokyo, Aug 21 (IANS): Japan on Saturday launched a rocket and put the third of its new quasi-zenith satellites into orbit to help improve the precision of the global positioning system. The launch from the Tanegashima Space Centre in Kagoshima prefecture came a week later than originally scheduled due to a technical problem in the […]

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UK scientists create world’s smallest surgical robot

By   /  August 21, 2017  /  Science  /  Comments Off on UK scientists create world’s smallest surgical robot

London, Aug 21 (IANS): British scientists have developed the worlds smallest surgical robot which could transform daily operations for tens of thousands of patients, the media reported on Sunday. From a converted pig shed in the Cambridgeshire countryside, a team of 100 scientists and engineers have used low-cost technology originally developed for mobile phones and […]

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Discovery of simple method to extract DNA claimed

By   /  August 21, 2017  /  Science  /  Comments Off on Discovery of simple method to extract DNA claimed

Bengaluru, August 21 (IANS): Iraqi scientists at Al-Qasim Green University claim to have found a “universal, rapid and inexpensive” method for the isolation of DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) from the blood of a wide range of species for genomic studies. Currently there is no common procedure for extracting DNA from the blood of both mammals and […]

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Earth-like planet may be lurking in nearby star system

By   /  August 21, 2017  /  Science  /  Comments Off on Earth-like planet may be lurking in nearby star system

New York, Aug 21 (IANS): Scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have predicted that an Earth-like planet may be lurking in a star system just 16 light years away. The team investigated the star system Gliese 832 for additional exoplanets residing between the two currently known alien worlds in this system. Their computations revealed that an […]

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How Satellites Can Prevent Fatalities From Landslides

By   /  August 17, 2017  /  Science  /  Comments Off on How Satellites Can Prevent Fatalities From Landslides

By K.S. Jayaraman | IANS Scientists of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) have sent spacecraft towards the Moon and Mars — and now have their sights on Venus. But ISRO is yet to develop a satellite-based early warning system (EWS) for landslides like the one that buried 50 people at Kotrupi village in Himachal Pradesh […]

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Mars 2020 rover to use X-ray techniques to find signs of life

By   /  August 17, 2017  /  Science  /  Comments Off on Mars 2020 rover to use X-ray techniques to find signs of life

Paris, August 17 (IANS): NASA’s Mars 2020 rover mission, which aims look for signs of past life on the Red Planet, will use smart X-ray techniques originally developed to find the oldest life on Earth, according a mission scientist. “Previous missions to Mars have used a relatively broad brush – analysing average chemistry over roughly […]

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Here’s how modern juicy apples evolved

By   /  August 17, 2017  /  Science  /  Comments Off on Here’s how modern juicy apples evolved

New York, August 17 (IANS): Tracing the evolutionary history of the crisp and juicy apples, scientists have found that modern apples originated in a mountainous region of Kazakhstan around 10,000 years ago. The study showed that the modern domesticated apple — Malus domestica — emerged as a result of genetic exchange because of traders travelling […]

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