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India’s Chandrayaan-2 on course to Moon

By   /  August 20, 2019  /  Science and Tech  /  Comments Off on India’s Chandrayaan-2 on course to Moon

Chennai, Aug. 20 (IANS): The Indian space agency on Tuesday completed successfully the crucial orbit manoeuvre and put the Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft into the lunar orbit. According to Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), the Lunar Orbit Insertion (LOI) was completed successfully at 9.02 a.m. as planned using the onboard propulsion system. All the systems of Chandrayaan-2 […]

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Cellphone breaks not good for your brain — Study

By   /  August 20, 2019  /  Science and Tech  /  Comments Off on Cellphone breaks not good for your brain — Study

New York, Aug. 20 (IANS): Using a cellphone to take a break during mentally challenging tasks does not allow the brain to recharge effectively and may result in poorer performance, a new research has found. “Cellphones may have this effect because even just seeing your phone activates thoughts of checking messages, connecting with people, access […]

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Microgravity used to create cells with stem cell properties

By   /  August 20, 2019  /  Science and Tech  /  Comments Off on Microgravity used to create cells with stem cell properties

Chennai, Aug. 20 (IANS): Researchers at Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-M) have found that subjecting cancer cells to microgravity results in the formation of giant cancer cells with stem cell properties. In a statement issued here on Tuesday, IIT-M said these cells can conceivably be used for cancer research and drug development. Stem cells […]

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New planet discovered in orbit of young Milky Way star Beta Pictoris

By   /  August 20, 2019  /  Science and Tech  /  Comments Off on New planet discovered in orbit of young Milky Way star Beta Pictoris

Paris, Aug. 20 (PTI/AFP): A second planet has been discovered circling Beta Pictoris, a fledgling star in our own galaxy offering astronomers a rare glimpse of a planetary system in the making, according to a study published Monday. “We talking about a giant planet about 3,000 times more massive than Earth, situated 2.7 times further […]

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YouTube Originals released post Sep 24 to be free with ads

By   /  August 18, 2019  /  Science and Tech  /  Comments Off on YouTube Originals released post Sep 24 to be free with ads

San Francisco, Aug. 18 (IANS): Months after confirming that its Originals programming would soon be free with advertisements, YouTube has finally announced content released after September 24 will be available to non-YouTube Premium subscribers as well. “The new freemium model for YouTube’s original content begins after September 24, 2019. All YouTube Originals series, movies, and […]

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‘WhatsApp from Facebook’ tag added in latest beta — Report

By   /  August 18, 2019  /  Science and Tech  /  Comments Off on ‘WhatsApp from Facebook’ tag added in latest beta — Report

San Francisco, Aug. 18 (IANS): WhatsApp is adding an update to its latest beta that adds the “WhatsApp from Facebook” tag to the application. This comes less than a week after the Facebook-owned platform started rolling out a feature called “Fingerprint lock” for its Android beta users. The tag is visible under WhatsApp’s Settings and […]

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FB contractor pressured therapists to leak staff info

By   /  August 18, 2019  /  Science and Tech  /  Comments Off on FB contractor pressured therapists to leak staff info

San Francisco, Aug. 18 (IANS): Facebook is facing flak from moderators who have alleged that a contractor from the social networking giant pressured counsellors to break confidentiality agreements by leaking discussions with employees. Numerous investigations have described this workforce as notoriously underpaid and overworked in crappy working conditions that require them to scan through some […]

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Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive

By   /  August 15, 2019  /  Science and Tech  /  Comments Off on Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive

Toronto, Aug. 15 (IANS): Nine-11 hours of sleep and no more than two hours of recreational screen time a day is what can save your children from becoming impulsive and make poorer decisions in life, find researchers. Impulsive behaviour is greatly linked to sleep and screen time, found Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research Group […]

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High testosterone can make you more sensitive to moral norms

By   /  August 15, 2019  /  Science and Tech  /  Comments Off on High testosterone can make you more sensitive to moral norms

New York, Aug. 15 (IANS): Testosterone supplements can actually make people more sensitive to moral norms, say researchers, adding that the male hormone’s influence on behaviour is more complicated than previously thought. Some studies have linked high levels of testosterone to immoral behaviour. The new study by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin […]

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Facebook’s movie ads now include showtime, ticket details

By   /  August 15, 2019  /  Science and Tech  /  Comments Off on Facebook’s movie ads now include showtime, ticket details

San Francisco, Aug. 15 (IANS): Aiming to help movie studios promote their latest releases, social networking giant Facebook is launching two new ad units named movie reminder ads and movie showtime ads. Moviegoers often discover a film months before its release but they often need reminders when a film they care is about to hit […]

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