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Apple applies for iPad Smart Cover patent


August 3rd, 2012 - 3:53 am ICT by IANS
San Francisco, Aug 3 (IANS) Apple has applied for a patent on iPad Smart Cover with an embedded secondary display designed to enhance the functionality of the tablet computer."Thin flexible ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Flesh-eating bacteria victim Aimee Copeland finally agrees to painkillers following skin graft surgery


June 19th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, June 19 (THAINDIAN NEWS) After undergoing skin graft surgery, Aimee Copeland, who is recovering from the effects of a flesh-eating infection, has finally agreed to take painkillers because of the ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Parrot scares off burglars


March 1st, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 1 (IANS) A parrot in Britain managed to scare off intruders by mimicking the sound of an alarm after they tried to break into her owner's pub, the ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Life spotted on Venus: Russian scientist


January 21st, 2012 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Several objects resembling living beings were detected on photographs taken by a Russian landing probe in 1982 during a Venus mission, says an article published ... Read more...

Posted in World |

New tool can ensure better safety on planes


September 13th, 2011 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 13 (IANS) Researchers have developed an instrument for fine tuning an airplane's digital flight-data recorder or "black box" so that it can pre-empt crashes and ensure greater safety ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Socks turn shoes, shirts go topsy-turvy at VHIMW


September 3rd, 2011 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) It was an experimental journey for designer-duo Ankita and Anjana Bhargav at the Van Heusen India Men's Week Saturday as they converted socks into shoes ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Bird inspires aircraft that can fly, hover and glide


July 3rd, 2011 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 3 (IANS) A new versatile design of micro air vehicle (MAV) is inspired by a particular bird called Swift.This design of MAVs or unmanned aerial vehicles, would enable ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

New footage shows how a hummingbird’s tongue helps it drink


May 4th, 2011 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 4 (ANI): Spectacular new close-up footage of hummingbirds overturn nearly two centuries of conventional wisdom on how they drink.Researchers previously thought tube-like channels in their tongues sucked up fluid bycapillary ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Enzyme crucial to DNA replication may be potent anti-cancer drug target


April 15th, 2011 - 6:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 15 (ANI): Scientists have found that an enzyme essential for DNA replication and repair in humans works in a way that might be exploited as an anti-cancer therapy.Researchers at The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Yuri Gagarin ‘was worried about sausages before space trip’


April 11th, 2011 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 11 (ANI): It has emerged that when Russian astronaut Yuri Gagarin was embarking on his pioneering voyage into space 50 years ago, he made sure he had enough sausage to ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Ecuador ready to declare US envoy persona non grata over Wikileaks police corruption statement


April 6th, 2011 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 6 (ANI): Ecuador reportedly wants Heather Hodges the U.S. ambassador to the country, to leave after the whistle blowing website Wikileaks released a cable quoting her as saying that police ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Rickshaw-puller arrested for raping 77-year-old (Lead)


March 14th, 2011 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) A rickshaw-puller was arrested in north Delhi Monday for beating up and raping the 77-year-old wife of a retired government official last week, police ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

LiLo heads back to work with photo shoot


January 22nd, 2011 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 22 (ANI): Lindsay Lohan, who recently checked out of rehab, is back to work.The 'Mean Girls' star recently went for a photo shoot at Los Angeles' Siren Studios, reports ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Breakthrough laser op gives people better vision than they were born with


January 9th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 9 (ANI): People who are shortsighted are being given better vision than they were born with, courtesy eye surgeons who are using breakthrough laser technology.The treatment allows patients to read ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

16th century diagrams detail world’s first ever nose jobs


December 28th, 2010 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 28 (ANI): Cosmetic surgery is a modern luxury for celebrities like Heidi Montag and Joan Rivers.But an auctioned book has revealed details of the world's first ever nose ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

BJP urges Ratan Tata to name Minister demanding bribe


November 16th, 2010 - 7:30 pm ICT by ANI
Patna, Nov 16 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday urged Tata Group Chairman Ratan Tata to name the Minister, who had asked his company for a bribe when he ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Mobile that only makes calls may end baffled smartphone users’ woes


November 16th, 2010 - 7:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 16 (ANI): In the age of multi-function smartphones, a Dutch advertising agency has launched a mobile just to make and receive calls.The no-frills 'John's Phone' can't follow Twitter feeds ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

A mobile phone that only makes calls, nothing else


November 16th, 2010 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 16 (IANS) If multi-function phones leave you dazed, here's the answer -- a mobile phone that just makes calls and does nothing else has been developed. No MP3, no apps ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Kallol moves away from signature black at WIFW


October 24th, 2010 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 24 (IANS) For designer Kallol Datta, love for the colour black was a lifelong affair till he decided to come up with a range that includes greys, greens and ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Flapless ‘Demon’ aircraft that use air bursts to fly


October 15th, 2010 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 15 (ANI): Engineers at the Cranfield University in the United Kingdom have completed a flapless flight by using bursts of air to control an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) they call ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

With tight security in place, MHA issues advisory for CWG visitors


October 2nd, 2010 - 8:16 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct.2 (ANI): A day ahead of the opening ceremony of XIX Commonwealth Games to be held in the capital, the government has put in place adequate security arrangements for the ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Reach venues early, CWG spectators told (Lead)


October 2nd, 2010 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 2 (IANS) Commonwealth Games spectators should use public transport as much as possible and reach the venues early on if they want to avoid serpentine queues, the government said ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Trip suitcase that can turn into a seat and music player


September 19th, 2010 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 19 (ANI): Out on a holiday and thinking of going for a sunny picnic, but don't know how to arrange the music? Well, just take Trip along and you are ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Delhi Police assures safe CWG to participating nations


July 30th, 2010 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) The nations participating in the Commonwealth Games have been assured that the Oct 3-14 mega event will be safe and secure, the Delhi Police said Friday. "We ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

First Birds Were Poor fliers


May 17th, 2010 - 9:29 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
May 17, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Investigators have come about with the fact that the earliest birds were poor fliers. They did not have feathers tough enough to take to the ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

A skirt that looks like a Coca Cola vending machine


May 9th, 2010 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 9 (IANS) A skirt that doubles as a disguise, which has been inspired by Japanese ninja assassins, has been unveiled in Japan. When unfolded, it looks like a Coca Cola ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Madonna radiates spirituality, literally!


April 18th, 2010 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 18 (ANI): Madonna fills her central heating system with Kabbalah water, it has emerged.The News of the World has learned that the pop queen forked out 5,000 pounds for ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Republican National Committee chief of staff resigns amid sex-club flap


April 6th, 2010 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
New York. Apr 6 (ANI): Republican National Committee's (RNC) chief of staff Ken McKay stepped down amid scrutiny over members' spending practices at a strip club.McKay's resignation came just hours after a ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Stuck Duck Released By Firefighters In Santa Fe


March 5th, 2010 - 8:38 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Santa Fe, Texas, Mar 5, (THAINDIAN NEWS) In a bizarre incident, a woman residing at Santa Fe found a duck stuck in the most unlikely place of her house- the ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Brain-cell activity in flying fruit flies


February 15th, 2010 - 4:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 15 (ANI): Scientists have obtained the first recordings of brain-cell activity in an actively flying fruit fly.A team of researchers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), including Michael Dickinson, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Navigation ability may be linked to genes


February 2nd, 2010 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 2 (ANI): A new research has linked genes to our ability to orient ourselves to the world around us and then navigate through it."We found that people with a rare ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Hummingbird-style flying robot to help in rescue operations


December 31st, 2009 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 31 (ANI): Japanese scientists have unveiled a "hummingbird robot" that can flutter around freely in mid-air with rapid wing movements.Hiroshi Liu, the researcher at Chiba University east of Tokyo, said ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Jayawardene, Samaraweera reduce the deficit for Sri Lanka (Lunch Report)


November 18th, 2009 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Nov 18 (IANS) A century-run stand between Mahela Jaywardene and Thilan Samaraweera took Sri Lanka to 375 to five in the first innings at lunch on the third day of ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

UK’s UFO sightings more than triple this year


September 20th, 2009 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 20 (ANI): UK has witnessed more than triple number of unidentified flying object (UFO) sightings this year.According to the country's Ministry of Defence documents, 394 sightings were reported from January ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Pterosaur footprints show it touched down like most modern birds


August 19th, 2009 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 19 (ANI): A set of Pterosaur footprints unearthed in France is the first to show one of the winged reptiles coming into land - and suggests they did so in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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