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Twitter may aid disaster response in real time

Published on 21-Aug-2017
Twitter could very well be a powerful tool in getting help to disaster-hit areas before anything bad happens. Reuters photo for representation.

Twitter and other social media platforms can help track natural disasters in real time...

Mussel-inspired glue may make foetal surgery safer

Published on 21-Aug-2017
The glue is based on an adhesive made and used by mussels to stick to rocks and other formations underwater for extended periods of time without eroding away. wikipedia photo.

Scientists have developed a strong glue based on a mussel adhesive which could make performing...

New virtual system allows you to 'try on' clothes!

Published on 21-Aug-2017
The tech was first shown off as a tech demo at SIGGRAPH 2017. YouTube screenshot.

Wondering how you would look wearing your favourite celebrity's outfits? Scientists have...

Mercedes launches AMG GT R, GT Roadster in India

Published on 21-Aug-2017
 The company is confident that these two models will bring more customers and redefine the performance motoring segment altogether, he added. Image courtesy: Facebook

German luxury carmaker Mercedes- Benz launched AMG GT R in India with prices starting at Rs 2.23 crore...

New catalyst can reduce pollution from diesel vehicles

Published on 21-Aug-2017
The catalyst could help reduce emissions of NOX from diesel engies, which is a key ingredient in the creation of smog. PTI file photo for representation.

Scientists have developed a catalyst that can curb emissions of nitrogen oxides from diesel...

Yamaha Fazer 25 launched at Rs 1.28 lakh

Published on 21-Aug-2017
India Yamaha Motor aims to achieve 15 percent sales growth in this fiscal besides expanding dealership network to 700 outlets, a senior company executive said after the launch. Image courtesy: Facebook

Japanese two-wheeler maker Yamaha today launched its 250-cc motorcycle, Fazer 25, priced at Rs 1.28 lakh...

Big Ben falls silent for four-year-long essential repairs

Published on 21-Aug-2017
The 'Big Ben' bell chimes for the last time in four years ahead of restoration work on the Elizabeth Tower, which houses the Great Clock and the 'Big Ben' bell, at the Houses of Parliament in London. Reuters.

London's iconic Big Ben fell silent today until 2021 for a whopping 29-million-pound repairs...

Moon begins blotting out the sun in historic US eclipse

Published on 21-Aug-2017
 The projected path of totality was 60 to 70 miles (96 to 113 kilometers) wide, running diagonally across the continent from Oregon to South Carolina, with darkness lasting only about two to three minutes in any one spot. NASA Image

Americans gazed in wonder through telescopes, cameras and disposable protective glasses ...

Spider silk protein used to engineer heart tissues

Published on 20-Aug-2017
The research gives hope for better replacement heart tissues for those who suffer from cardiac disorders.

Scientists have successfully used artificial spider silk proteins to grow functional heart...

New AI system can decode your brain signals

Published on 20-Aug-2017
 Researchers from University Hospital Freiburg in Germany led by neuroscientist Tonio Ball showed how a self-learning algorithm decodes human brain signals that were measured by an electroencephalogram (EEG). File photo

Scientists have developed a new artificial intelligence system that can...

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Bollywood actors Jacqueline Fernandez and Aditya Roy Kapur walk the ramp during the grand finale...

Bollywood actors Jacqueline Fernandez and Aditya Roy Kapur walk the ramp during the grand finale...

Artists rest at an artisan village in Kolkata on Monday ahead of upcoming Durga Puja...

Artists rest at an artisan village in Kolkata on Monday ahead of upcoming Durga Puja...

Devotees gather to take holy dip at Har ki Paidi on the occasion of Somvati Amavasaya in...

Devotees gather to take holy dip at Har ki Paidi on the occasion of Somvati Amavasaya in...

MD and CEO, Mercedes-Benz India, Roland Folger and AMG driver Christian Hohenadel during the...

MD and CEO, Mercedes-Benz India, Roland Folger and AMG driver Christian Hohenadel during the...

Indian women's cricket team member Veda Krishnamurthy being felicitated by CII Sourthern Region...

Indian women's cricket team member Veda Krishnamurthy being felicitated by CII Sourthern Region...

A view of Salt Lake Stadium, officially known as Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan being...

A view of Salt Lake Stadium, officially known as Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan being...

The Golden Temple being decorated with flowers on the eve of the anniversary of the installation...

The Golden Temple being decorated with flowers on the eve of the anniversary of the installation...

Villagers use a makeshift bamboo bridge to cross a flooded locality at Itahar village in...

Villagers use a makeshift bamboo bridge to cross a flooded locality at Itahar village in...

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