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Obama names Bombay IIT graduate to key post


September 1st, 2012 - 10:34 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 1 (IANS) President Barack Obama has appointed Romesh Wadhwani, an Indian American founder of several software and IT companies, on board of trustees of the John F. ... Read more...

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Kabir Bedi misses late son on Father’s Day


June 17th, 2012 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) Internationally acclaimed Indian actor Kabir Bedi has remembered his late son Siddharth on Father's Day."On this day, I miss my brilliant and sensitive son, Siddharth, Carnegie ... Read more...

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Here comes ‘7 Notes to Infinity’, film on Indian classical music


June 8th, 2012 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 8 (IANS) "7 Notes to Infinity", a 60-minute documentary on Indian classical music, will be premiered here on the eve of World Music Day - June 20.Directed by ... Read more...

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19 NRIs honoured with Light of India awards


June 4th, 2012 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
New York, June 4 (IANS) Columbia University professor and economist Jagdish Bhagwati and noted author Amitav Ghosh are among 19 persons winning the Light of India awards recognizing excellence and ... Read more...

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Online searchers can help strangers make sense of data


May 8th, 2012 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 8 (IANS) People who have already processed online information to make sense of a subject can help strangers facing similar tasks. This process of distributed sense making, say ... Read more...

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‘Touche’ gives human touch to doorknobs, smartphones


May 6th, 2012 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 6 (IANS) A doorknob that knows whether to lock or unlock based on how it is grasped, a smartphone that silences itself if the user holds a finger ... Read more...

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Does membership of elite group shore up performance?


April 25th, 2012 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 25 (IANS) Does being labelled as a member of an elite group shore up your performance on tasks related to your area of expertise?Not necessarily, say researchers who ... Read more...

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Cold streams of gas pushed huge growth in black holes


December 14th, 2011 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 14 (IANS) A steady diet of cold, thin streams of gas are what pushed the rapid growth of early supermassive black holes, according to astrophysicists.Computer simulations show that ... Read more...

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Facebook could help people recognize strangers


August 5th, 2011 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Facebook's photo database could be used in a mobile application designed to recognize people on the streets, the Cnet website reported Friday.During the Black ... Read more...

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For teens online tagged photos more precious than actual ones


May 10th, 2011 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 10 (IANS) For young people a digital photo that friends have tagged, linked and annotated is more meaningful than a photo in a frame or a drawer."A digital ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Now, visually explore space, time using Google’s time machine!


April 25th, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 26 (ANI): Google has created a time machine with which one can simultaneously explore space and time at extremely high resolutions.Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute have leveraged the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Now, visually explore space, time using a time machine!


April 22nd, 2011 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 22 (ANI): Scientists have created a time machine with which one can simultaneously explore space and time at extremely high resolutions.Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute have leveraged the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How neurons in the brain decide how to transmit information


March 26th, 2011 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 26 (ANI): Scientists have established a fundamental mechanism by which neurons in the brain communicate.There are billions of neurons in the brain and at any given time tens of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Obese people ‘more likely to slim down if they’re paid’


February 10th, 2011 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 10 (ANI): A U.S. study has says that obese people may be more likely to slim down if they have money riding on their success through financial incentives - but ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Here’s how being in love can keep you healthy


February 8th, 2011 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 8 (ANI): Is love powerful enough to lower one's blood pressure, reduce depression and speed the healing of an injury? Well, science says, yes it is!"Our relationships help us cope ... Read more...

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Repeating bad experience makes it seem worse


February 8th, 2011 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 8 (IANS) Bad or annoying events seem much worse if people have to go through them again. "The prospect of repeating an experience can, in fact, change how people remember ... Read more...

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Bad things seem even worse if people expect them to happen again soon


February 8th, 2011 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 8 (ANI): New studies suggest that when people think unpleasant events are over, they remember them as being less painful or annoying than when they expect them to happen again, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Oscar win for Best Actress ups divorce risk: Study


January 29th, 2011 - 12:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 29 (ANI): A new study has revealed that Oscar winners in the Best Actress category are at a higher risk of divorce than nominees who do not win.A long line ... Read more...

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New ‘torso-rocking walker’ has most energy-efficient gait yet discovered


January 22nd, 2011 - 4:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 22 (ANI): A team of engineers from the Cornell University in Ithaca and the Rochester Institute of Technology has developed a torso-rocking walker, which has the most energy-efficient gait of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Mobile phones, gadgets may cause plane crash


January 19th, 2011 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 19 (IANS) The growing presence of mobile phones and other gadgets on board could create electronic interference that could send an aircraft crashing down. Most personal devices transmit a signal ... Read more...

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New security app to keep your digital secrets safe


January 19th, 2011 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 19 (ANI): Wondering how to maintain privacy in the virtual world? Well, Tel Aviv University experts' software solution could be the answer to your problem.Eran Toch of Tel Aviv ... Read more...

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‘Perfect storm’ from mobile use can cause planes to crash


January 19th, 2011 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 19 (ANI): Experts have revealed that mobile phones and other gadgets can create enough of a "perfect storm" of interference with aircraft instruments to cause a crash.With more and more ... Read more...

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Fruit fly nervous system ‘could pave way for wireless sensor networks’


January 14th, 2011 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 14 (ANI): A new study conducted in fruit flies could be used to effectively deploy wireless sensor networks and other distributed computing applications.Ziv Bar-Joseph at Carnegie Mellon University found that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Person’s Twitter ‘accent’ can reveal where they are from


January 8th, 2011 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 8 (ANI): Just as a person's accent is a dead giveaway of his region, the way a user writes on Twitter too can indicate his whereabouts.Jacob Eisenstein and his colleagues ... Read more...

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Pretending to savour food may help reduce craving


December 27th, 2010 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 27 (IANS) Pretending to savour the snack you are trying to give up might help you curb cravings for that food. Researchers have found that imagining the act of ... Read more...

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Just thinking about food can stop you from bingeing!


December 10th, 2010 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 10 (ANI): The next time you feel like grabbing that piece of pizza or chocolate cake, just stare at it for a few minutes, and you might end up eating ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

If your GPS stops working, find your way with ’shoe radar’!


December 2nd, 2010 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 2 (ANI): The invasion of GPS technology in everything - from cars to cell phones - has ensured that we never get lost, but what if your GPS stops working?North ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Don’t bank on ‘wisdom of crowds’ to win bets in football matches


November 16th, 2010 - 4:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): A new study questions whether it's a good idea to follow 'the "wisdom of crowds' while betting on, say, a team's win in a football match.Point spreads-the number ... Read more...

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New system for monitoring electricity consumption


October 29th, 2010 - 4:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 29 (ANI): Pittsburgh researchers say that a new monitoring system to show how much electricity residents are consuming may soon be available."There are many opportunities for reducing electricity consumption in ... Read more...

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Now, jewellery that whispers in the ear!


October 5th, 2010 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 5 (ANI): Forget whispering sweet nothings into your lover's ear, for a piece of jewellery does it literally.With the new design by Cheng Xu, a student in tangible interactive design ... Read more...

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‘Socially sensitive’ teams with more women ‘are smarter’


October 1st, 2010 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 1 (ANI): A team comprising of more women is also more 'socially sensitive' and therefore more successful, reveals a new study.A group is more successful if it contains people ... Read more...

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David Tepper, Founder Of Appaloosa Management Reaping Gold


September 25th, 2010 - 7:26 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez, Sep 25, (THAINDIAN NEWS) David Tepper, the founder of Appaloosa management could not have been happier. He has appeared at 62nd position on the Forbes 400 money list which has ... Read more...

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How kids adapt their ‘mental number line’ affects their memory for numbers


September 13th, 2010 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 13 (ANI): The more linear a child's mental number line becomes with time, the better he or she is at remembering numbers, according to a new study.As kids grow, they ... Read more...

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Incoming stimuli behind neuronal diversity


August 30th, 2010 - 3:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 30 (ANI): A new study has revealed that it's not the size or shape that but the way neuron responds to incoming stimuli that sets one neuron apart from another.Carnegie ... Read more...

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Why users willingly share personal info on shady-looking websites


August 25th, 2010 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 25 (ANI): Why is it that Internet users don't care about sharing their most personal details on a shady, unprofessional-looking website or don't mind answering questions on a pop quiz ... Read more...

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