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Apple patents tech for deactivating cameras at live concerts

Published on 01-Jul-2016
 The system uses infrared signals to send messages to your phone to tell it to shut down video recording. Reuters FIle Photo

Using Iphones to record at live shows might become a thing of the past as Apple won a US patent for a technology that can...

Maleness gene in malaria mosquitoes discovered

Published on 01-Jul-2016
The gene, dubbed Yob, is the master regulator of the sex determination process in the African malaria mosquito, Anopheles gambiae, and determines the male sex. DH file Photo

Scientists have isolated a gene which determines maleness in the mosquito species responsible for transmitting malaria...

Signs of 'healing' ozone layer over Antarctic: study

Published on 01-Jul-2016
 The study found that the September ozone hole has shrunk by 1.5 million square miles (four million square kilometers) since 2000 -- an area about the size of India. Reuters file photo

The hole in the ozone layer over the Antarctic has begun to shrink, signaling good news for the environment...

NASA's Juno spacecraft enters Jupiter's magnetic field

Published on 01-Jul-2016
And that is the shorter dimension of the teardrop-shaped structure; the dimension extending outward behind Jupiter has a length about five times the distance between Earth and the Sun. Photo credit: NASA

NASA's Jupiter-bound Juno spacecraft has entered the planet's magnetosphere, where the movement of particles in space...

Pollution, stupidity, greed biggest threats to mankind:Hawking

Published on 30-Jun-2016
When asked about the dangers of artificial intelligence (AI), Hawking also highlighted his concerns over the increasing use of technology in warfare. AP File photo.

Environmental pollution, human greed and stupidity remain the biggest threats to mankind globally, famed British physicist...

Indian-American physicist donates USD 11 million to University of California

Published on 30-Jun-2016
 Indian-American physicist  Mani Bhaumik. file photo

An Indian-American physicist has donated USD 11 million to University of California to establish a center ...

Xiaomi in big-screen phone push with Mi Max

Published on 30-Jun-2016
 Xiaomi unveiled two models of the new 4G smartphones, Mi Max with 3 GB RAM and 32 GB internal memory and Mi Max with 4 GB RAM and 128 GB RAM for Rs 14,999 and Rs 19,999 respectively. PTI File Photo.

An emerging trend of mobile firms calling hordes of 'fans' to their press conferences today saw the crowd turning unruly...

Hubble spots stellar fireworks in 'skyrocket' galaxy

Published on 30-Jun-2016
The dwarf galaxy is shaped like a flattened pancake, but because it is tilted edge-on, it resembles a skyrocket. image courtesy: twitter

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has captured a spectacular stellar fireworks display in a small, nearby...

Universe becoming cleaner as stars mop up cosmic dust: study

Published on 30-Jun-2016
Cosmic dust is comprised of tiny solid particles that are found everywhere in space between the stars. The dust and the gas in the universe is the raw material out of which stars and galaxies form. Image courtesy Twitter.

The universe is becoming gradually cleaner as cosmic dust is being mopped up by the formation of stars within galaxies, a new study has found......

Microsoft CEO Nadella's debut book to come out in 2017

Published on 30-Jun-2016
 Nadella writes that uniquely human qualities like empathy will become more valuable in a world where the torrent of technology will disrupt like never before. PTI File Photo.

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's debut book will hit stores next year with the writer saying it is neither a 'how-to-succeed' book nor a memoir...

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Army personnel take positions the house where militants were hiding...

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Visitors enjoy the rain at Rajpath in New Delhi...

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Vice President Hamid Ansari with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and...

A Medium Range Surface-to-Air Missile (MRSAM) being successfully test-fired from...

A Medium Range Surface-to-Air Missile (MRSAM) being successfully test-fired from...

Erosion intensified at sea-shore at Ullala near Mangaluru on Thursday following rains. PTI Photo

Erosion intensified at sea-shore at Ullala near Mangaluru on Thursday following rains. PTI Photo

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Villagers looking at a one horned rhinoceros that strayed in...

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