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Researchers develop algorithm for better robot-human synergy

By   /  June 16, 2019  /  Science and Tech  /  Comments Off on Researchers develop algorithm for better robot-human synergy

New York, June 16 (IANS): A team of researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has developed an algorithm that accurately tells robots where nearby humans are headed – a discovery that may help humans and robots work together in close proximity. Researchers at MIT and the auto manufacturer BMW have been testing ways since […]

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TikTok suicide, PUBG death: Here’s how to fight digital addiction

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New Delhi, June 16 (IANS): Digital addiction is real and it could be as dangerous as drug addiction, warned psychiatrists while outlining practical ways to fight the urge to use gadgets non-stop both among children and adults. The warning came following reports of a 24-year-old mother committing suicide last week in Tamil Nadu after she […]

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Towards a happier, less nastier Facebook

By   /  June 16, 2019  /  Science and Tech  /  Comments Off on Towards a happier, less nastier Facebook

Menlo Park (California), June 16 (IANS): Passive use, loneliness and the agony of social comparisons are some of the “ills” being battled on social media and Facebook’s answer to these are: easier ways to comment back, a dating feature and a time tracker to check overuse. During the International Press Day event at the company’s […]

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Wearable devices to help people with mobility issues walk

By   /  June 16, 2019  /  Science and Tech  /  Comments Off on Wearable devices to help people with mobility issues walk

London, June 16 (IANS): Researchers in the UK are working on a project that would develop soft, wearable rehabilitative devices to help the elderly and disabled people walk and move from sitting to a standing position in comfort and safety. Led by Professor of Robotics Jonathan Rossiter at University of Bristol, the “FREEHAB” project builds […]

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Supernova explosion ‘gifted’ Earth with gold, platinum

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Toronto, June 16 (PTI): An overlooked star explosion far away in space may have given the Earth the gift of precious heavy elements such as gold and platinum, a study claims. The research from the University of Guelph in Canada and Columbia University in the US overturns our understanding of how heavy elements appeared on […]

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Antibiotic resistancerising in Helicobacter strains from Karnataka

By   /  June 13, 2019  /  Science and Tech  /  Comments Off on Antibiotic resistancerising in Helicobacter strains from Karnataka

New Delhi, June 13 (India Science Wire): A new study has found that Helicobacter pylori, a bacterium that resides in human stomach and causes ulcers, gastritis and stomach cancers, has gained so much resistance to two commonly used antibiotics – metronidazole and levofloxacin that the drugs may not be able to provide any relief any […]

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Scientists unravel the fungus responsible for Sheath Blight disease in rice

By   /  June 13, 2019  /  Science and Tech  /  Comments Off on Scientists unravel the fungus responsible for Sheath Blight disease in rice

New Delhi, June 13 (India Science Wire): A team of scientists at Delhi-based National Institute of Plant Genome Research has unraveled the genomic diversity associated with aggressiveness of two Indian strains of Rhizoctonia solani, the fungal pathogen that causes the dreaded Sheath Blight disease in rice. The researchers have identified several genes and gene families […]

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Better education links to good heart health

By   /  June 13, 2019  /  Science and Tech  /  Comments Off on Better education links to good heart health

New Delhi, June 13 (India Science Wire): A new study has emphasised the role of better education than wealth in tackling cardiovascular diseases. The study explored the association between education and wealth, on the one hand, and cardiovascular diseases and mortality due to them, on the other,to assess which marker was the stronger predictor of […]

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WhatsApp’s term violations to bring legal troubles

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San Francisco, June 13 (IANS): To improve the health of its platform, Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp has decided to take legal actions against those who are exploiting the platform by ways of unauthorised usage of the app, that has over 1.5 billion users. “Beginning on December 7, WhatsApp will take legal action against those we […]

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High calorie diet causes brain health to decline faster — Study

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Sydney, June 13 (IANS): The unhealthy habits of modern-day living with a diet high in calories may cause brain health to deteriorate faster, according to an Australian study published on Thursday. Compared to 50 years ago, people currently consume an average of around 650 extra kilocalories each day, which is equivalent to a fast-food meal […]

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