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Science & Technology

Rise of robo-guards

GIVES YOU A HAND  If you need help and a K5 robot is nearby, you can press a button near the top of its head to summon someone remotely.

As the sun set on a warm November afternoon, a quartet of five-foot-tall, 300-pound shiny white robots patrolled in front of Building 1 on Microsoft's...

Oldest-known human genome sequenced

A45,000-year-old leg bone from Siberia has yielded the oldest genome sequence for Homo sapiens on record - revealing a mysterious population that may once have...

A step towards artificial cells, built from silicon

STRANDS OF HOPE  It may help test new genetic constructs.

A simple artificial cell has circular chambers etched into silicon. These contain DNA, and are connected by microfluidic channels to a bath of cellular enzymes....

Science meets alchemy

FUTURE IS HERE  The creation and  manipulation of nanoparticles can  result in unique optical properties, that are of great use in jewellery making.

Nanotechnology has become a familiar term in both science and manufacturing, from methods of cancer detection to long-lasting fabric softener. The creation and manipulation of......

Robot tastes for authenticity

Taste is subjective, yet a robot has now been developed to taste the authenticity of Thai cuisine, writes Jonathan Head

Atmospheric alteration may make mars habitable

POSSIBILITIES Oxygen can be released from the peroxides present on the surface.

Several similarities to earth such as same rotational period, presence of icy polar caps, comparable day time temperatures, and the like have led to suggestions...

Your grandpa's robot helper is on the way

ROBO HELP A European project has equipped some elderly people's homes with technology including telepresence robots, writes Will Knight

Resurrecting smallpox?

LAB HAZARD Inserting a synthetic molecule into a living human cell may cause the cell to manufacture full-blown viruses.

CONUNDRUM Small pox has been eradicated, but a few samples of the virus are still kept in special labs in US and Russia.

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Super Star Amitabh Bachchan along with Chief Minister of...

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SP Chief Mulayam Singh Yadav chats with RJD President...

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A Leopard walks by the bushes at Bannerghatta...

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A Rajasthani folk dancer performs during handicraft...

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An Indian man exercises as fog envelops a park...

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A shop is attracting people, to purchase Christmas...

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A family is performing the rituals as part of the Ellamavasye celebration...

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Students along with teacher takes part in the 'Swachha Bharath Abhiyan'...

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