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This New Wearable Gives Personalised Information on Environment

By   /  February 17, 2019  /  Science and Tech  /  Comments Off on This New Wearable Gives Personalised Information on Environment

Researchers are developing a wearable device that aims to provide individualised information while gathering environmental data. According to researchers, the device can measure the wearer’s physiological response to their immediate environment. “We have added some sensors to the Fitbit watches that get information from air temperature and humidity, but also from the physiological response of […]

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Can Artificial Intelligence take away your job? Probably not

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New Delhi, Feb. 17 (IANS): If the buzz around Artificial Intelligence (AI) has left you nervous that it would soon take away your job and the technology works better than your brain, you are probably mistaken. First, there is nothing artificial about intelligence and unlike industrial automation that is actually taking away jobs globally, AI […]

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Scientists develop smart windows to clean air pollution

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Beijing, Feb. 17 (IANS): A team of Chinese scientists have developed a large-scale transparent smart window that can change light intensity while effectively capturing the particulate matter in smog, a study said. The study published on Saturday in the journal iScience described a simple solution-based process to fabricate large-area flexible transparent windows with Ag-nylon electrodes […]

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This new wearable gives personalised information on environment

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Sydney, Feb. 17 (IANS): Researchers are developing a wearable device that aims to provide individualised information while gathering environmental data. According to researchers, the device can measure the wearer’s physiological response to their immediate environment. “We have added some sensors to the Fitbit watches that get information from air temperature and humidity, but also from […]

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Twitter retains old messages even after they are deleted – Report

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San Francisco, Feb. 17 (IANS): Micro-blogging site Twitter has reportedly been retaining messages shared on its platform including deleted messages along with data shared and received from accounts that have been suspended or deactivated, the media reported. “Security researcher Karan Saini found years-old messages in a file from a data archive obtained through the website […]

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Novel tools could help treat patients with TB

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New York, Feb. 17 (IANS): New diagnostic tools such as Machine Learning and precision medicine could help identify tuberculosis patients with the highest risk of reactivation of the disease, say researchers. Researchers from the University of Michigan in the US have shown that identifying multiple biomarkers can provide a more accurate diagnosis for patients with […]

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Statins can prevent development of neurological disorder – Study

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London, Feb. 17 (IANS): Besides treating heart disease, cholesterol-lowering drugs statins can also be used to prevent the development of a neurodegenerative disease, finds a study. According to the study by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) researchers, high cholesterol has been found to be a possible risk factor for the development of motor neurone […]

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Massive mountains discovered under earth’s crust

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Washington, Feb. 17 (PTI): Scientists have discovered massive mountains in the Earth’s mantle, an advance that may change our understanding of how the planet was formed. Most school children learn that the Earth has three layers: a crust, mantle and core, which is subdivided into an inner and outer core. While that is not wrong, […]

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NASA’s new space telescope to explore origins of universe

By   /  February 14, 2019  /  Science and Tech  /  Comments Off on NASA’s new space telescope to explore origins of universe

Washington, Feb. 14 (IANS): US space agency NASA has unveiled a new space telescope that would begin a two-year mission in 2023 to look for life’s ingredients and probe how the universe evolved. The Spectro-Photometer for the History of the Universe, Epoch of Reionisation and Ices Explorer (SPHEREx) mission is a planned two-year mission, funded […]

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How NASA’s Opportunity Mars rover enriched space science in 15 years

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Los Angeles, Feb. 14 (IANS): Designed to last just 90 days and travel 1,000 metres on Martian landscape, NASA’s Opportunity rover outlived its mission lifetime by more than 14 years to become the longest lasting robot sent from Earth and the first wheeled vehicle off Earth to log a drive distance of over 45 kms. […]

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