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Bull Goes on the Run at Edinburgh Zoo


September 4th, 2012 - 9:28 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Edinburgh, Sept 4 (THAINDIAN News) A bull on the run in the Edinburg zoo caused chaos it as it escaped from its cage. However, its excitement was short lived and lasted for ... Read more...

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Confusion can be good for learning: Study


June 21st, 2012 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 21 (IANS) US researches have found that by strategically inducing confusion on difficult conceptual topics, people actually learn more effectively and were able to apply their knowledge to ... Read more...

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Experiment explains how tiger stripes are formed


February 21st, 2012 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 21 (IANS) Validating a theory famous code-breaker and mathematician Alan Turing put forth in 1950s, researchers at King's College london have provided the first experimental evidence to show ... Read more...

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Bee swarms make decisions like humans


December 11th, 2011 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 11 (IANS) Both humans and insects make decisions in a similar way but bees could teach us about how our brains work. James Marshall, computer scientist and study ... Read more...

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Scientist decodes centuries old cryptogram


October 26th, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 26 (IANS) This manuscript has all the ingredients of a thriller -- a handwritten message in arcane symbols and Roman letters spread over 105 yellowing pages, hidden in ... Read more...

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Obama thinks American kids losing out to India, China


August 18th, 2011 - 11:32 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 18 (IANS) Set to roll out a new job growth plan next month, President Barack Obama wants American kids to focus on science, technology and maths where ... Read more...

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Indian American Satish Tripathi appointed US varsity president


April 21st, 2011 - 12:32 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 20 (IANS) Reputed Indian American computer scientist Satish K. Tripathi, a Banaras Hindu University alumnus, has been appointed president of the prestigious University at Buffalo (UB) in New ... Read more...

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Human cues to improve computer’s user-friendliness


March 6th, 2011 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 6 (IANS) Researchers are using human cues to improve a computer's user-friendliness by going beyond the scope of the traditional keyboard and mouse. "Our research in computer graphics ... Read more...

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Facebook playing down role as ‘key tool for democratic change’ in Middle East


February 15th, 2011 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 15 (ANI): Despite playing a crucial role in providing a platform for democratic change in the revolts that toppled the governments in Tunisia and Egypt, Facebook executives are avoiding ... Read more...

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Can Jaipur’s ‘Bharat Berry’ to counter Canada’s BlackBerry?


January 4th, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI
Jaipur (Rajasthan), Jan.4 (ANI): An Indian entrepreneur says he has invented a third way to ease the use of Blackberry services in the country, which could pose a problem to its Canadian ... Read more...

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Banks want chip-and-PIN flaw exposure hushed up


December 29th, 2010 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 29 (IANS) Banks were accused of a cover-up after they tried to silence a Cambridge University scientist who exposed a fatal flaw in chip and PIN card security.The UK Cards ... Read more...

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14-year-old Tamil boy enrols for Master of Computer Applications


December 27th, 2010 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
By JaikumarCoimbatore, Dec.27 (ANI): A 14-year-old boy has got special permission to pursue a Master of Computer Applications degree at the University in Tamil Nadu.Mohammed Suhail, at the age of three, had ... Read more...

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Meet the ‘lifeloggers’, who use technology to record life’s every moment


December 20th, 2010 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 20 (ANI): Thanks to sites such as Facebook and Flickr, it's now possible to capture every moment of your life and share it with your loved ones, but there ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Influential climate change report ‘derived from Wikipedia’


November 24th, 2010 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 24 (ANI): Research questioning the validity of global warming was allegedly lifted from Wikipedia and textbooks, it has emerged.A report by statistician Edward Wegman criticised earlier research led by scientist ... Read more...

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Now, a robot that makes morally sound decisions!


November 12th, 2010 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 12 (ANI): Two researchers have programmed a robot to behave in an ethical manner, so that it makes morally sound decisions.Based on certain facts and outcomes, the robot must weigh ... Read more...

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Revolutionary JHU computer that can crunch 5 petabytes of data!


November 2nd, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 2 (ANI): Computer scientist and astrophysicist Alexander Szalay of Johns Hopkins' Institute for Data Intensive Engineering and Science, and his colleagues, have developed a tool that will enable analysis of ... Read more...

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China makes world’s fastest supercomputer


October 28th, 2010 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 28 (IANS) A Chinese scientific research centre has built the fastest supercomputer ever made, replacing the US as maker of the swiftest machine, a media report said Thursday.The Chinese made ... Read more...

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Scientists create system that ’simulates handwritten captchas’


October 16th, 2010 - 6:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 16 (ANI): Researchers at the Center for Unified Biometrics and Sensors are developing ways to simulate handwritten captchas.University at Buffalo computer scientist Venu Govindaraju believes that this annoying ... Read more...

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Catching you by the ears at airports


October 11th, 2010 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 11 (IANS) The shape of your ears could provide an infallible new way of identifying people at airports. Researchers have discovered that each person's ears have a unique shape ... Read more...

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Robotic swan dancing to the remix of 133-year-old opera debuts


October 9th, 2010 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 9 (ANI): More that a century old opera Swan Lake has entered the age of robotics-a robotic swan that dances to a remix of Tchaikovsky's classic has been created.A theatre ... Read more...

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Frequent Facebook users more likely to lose friends


October 7th, 2010 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 7 (IANS) People glued to Facebook for hours are more likely to lose friends on the social networking site. Researchers found that friends' frequent posts about nothing in ... Read more...

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Now, humanoid robots that can perform hip-hop!


August 28th, 2010 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Aug 28 (ANI): Who says only Michael Jackson could do the perfect moonwalk? If scientists in Sydney are to be believed, then even robots may soon burn the dance floor.Mary-Anne ... Read more...

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Unsafe electronic voting machines: Shooting the messenger (Comment)


August 24th, 2010 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
By Prasanto K. Roy Over the weekend, the Indian establishment demonstrated how bizarre the mix of political insecurity, intolerance to criticism, and sheer stupidity could be. Mumbai police arrested Hari K. Prasad, chief ... Read more...

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Indian-origin scientist’s math proof has ’serious loopholes’


August 14th, 2010 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 14 (ANI): Indian-origin computer scientist Vinay Deolalikar's answer to P vs. NP has 'potentially fatal flaws', some scientists have pointed out.The claim to proof had created quite a buzz ... Read more...

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Nao: First robot who has emotions


August 12th, 2010 - 8:09 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Hertfordshire, Aug 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Researchers from the Hertfordshire University have made a robot, which can have feelings and also express them. Scientists hope these robots will be able to keep hospitalized ... Read more...

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Indian-origin scientist’s million-dollar math problem’s answer challenged


August 12th, 2010 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 12 (ANI): Indian-origin computer scientist Vinay Deolalikar's claim of solving one of the world's toughest math problems has got math experts in a tizzy.The problem, P vs. NP, is one ... Read more...

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Indian-origin scientist ’solves one of world’s most complex math problems’


August 11th, 2010 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 11 (ANI): Computer scientist Vinay Deolalikar claims to have solved maths riddle of P vs NP - one of the world's most complex and intractable mathematical problems.Deolalikar, who works at ... Read more...

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Indian-origin man cracks world’s toughest sum


August 11th, 2010 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS) An Indian-origin computer scientist based in the US claims to have solved one of the world's most complex mathematical riddles. Vinay Deolalikar, who works with the US multinational information ... Read more...

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Neurons could inspire next generation of computers


July 24th, 2010 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 24 (ANI): Scientists are studying the way nerve cells communicate - a step that could inspire the next generation of computers.Computer scientist Dr Thomas Wennekers from the University of Plymouth ... Read more...

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Twitter mood maps reveal happiness quotient of America


July 22nd, 2010 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 22 (ANI): A twitter mood map developed by a computer scientist has revealed the emotional state of hundreds of millions of Americans.Computer scientist Alan Mislove at Northeastern University in Boston ... Read more...

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Effective way found to produce anti-flu vaccines


July 10th, 2010 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 10 (IANS) A rapid and effective way to produce vaccines against new flu strains has been developed by scientists. The virus that causes flu frequently changes its genetic code, making ... Read more...

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Two more teens charged in Indian-American scientist’s murder


July 2nd, 2010 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar New York, July 2 (IANS) US police has charged two more teenagers for the murder of an Indian-American computer scientist outside his home at Old Bridge in New Jersey.Three ... Read more...

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Anaesthetic agent major contributor to global warming: Study


July 2nd, 2010 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 2 (ANI): Inhaled anaesthetics widely used for surgery-particularly the anaesthetic desflurane - are a major contributor to global warming, according to a new study.Dr. Susan M. Ryan of University of ... Read more...

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Now, multicoloured dayglo glove for gesture-based computing


June 10th, 2010 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 10 (ANI): An American researcher has come up with a new system that could allow users to control their computers with hand gestures, using a pair of multicoloured latex gloves, ... Read more...

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Now, well behaving multi-processor computers


March 11th, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 11 (ANI): A Washington University computer scientist is trying to conquer the chaos in modern, multiprocessor computers.Luis Ceze, a UW assistant professor of computer science and engineering, says a lot ... Read more...

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