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Education tool that understands child’s needs and abilities


September 17th, 2012 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Sep 16 (IANS) Edualert, a US-based Education Management Company with an avowed aim to revolutionise the education system in India, has just launched a new education tool, Learn 360, ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Chandrababu’s son gearing up for major role in TDP


September 12th, 2012 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 12 (IANS) Nara Lokesh, son of Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief N. Chandrababu Naidu, appears to be gearing up to take up a key responsibility in the party.An ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Coming soon: a pacemaker with no battery


September 4th, 2012 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 4 (IANS) An implantable pacemaker as tiny as a pinhead is set to revolutionise medicine with its big advantage. It is powered by radio waves from outside the ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Tata Motor appoints Karl Slym as managing director


August 14th, 2012 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) Tata Motor Tuesday announced that Karl Slym has been appointed the managing director of the company, India's biggest truck and bus maker.Slym is expected to take ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Melanie balances acting, social work with elan (With Images)


July 30th, 2012 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) US-born Indian actress Melanie Kannokada, seen as Seeta McKinsey in "Love, Lies & Seeta", pursues acting goals with the same fervour as her social work. ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Awe is good for mental health: Study


July 23rd, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 23 (IANS) Regular awe-inspiring experiences may improve our mental health and make us nicer people, experts have claimed.The findings have raised the prospect of "awe therapy" to overcome ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

World’s first computer model of organism created


July 22nd, 2012 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 22 (IANS) Scientists have created the world's first ever computer model of an organism -- a breakthrough which would catalyse radically new approaches to diagnostics and treatment.A team ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Stress can be good for immune system


June 22nd, 2012 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 22 (IANS) Stress is bad for you -- you've heard it a thousand times. But it can be good for your immune system, says a study. Short-term stress, ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Obama names Indian-American as federal judge


June 12th, 2012 - 9:44 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 12 (IANS) Chandigarh-born Indian-American legal liminary Srikanth 'Sri' Srinivasan has been nominated by President Barack Obama to what is "often called the nation's second-highest court", the US ... Read more...

Posted in World |

India last stop for Stanford-bound ICSE topper (With Image)


May 22nd, 2012 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, May 22 (IANS) This 17-year-old knew he would do well in his Grade 12 exams but becoming the ICSE topper worldwide with 99.5 percent marks was unimaginable. India-born Rohan ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Prosthetic retina shows promise in restoring sight


May 18th, 2012 - 1:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 18 (IANS) Scientist are developing a prosthetic retina which can restore sight to patients suffering from age-related macular degeneration (AMD), one of the commonest causes of blindness. The ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Magnetic pulse therapy may help treat depression: Study


May 10th, 2012 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 10 (IANS) A non-invasive and drug-free magnetic therapy could help thousands of people - doomed to a life of depression - kiss their blues away.Results from tests on ... Read more...

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Oil palm on peatlands trigger greenhouse gas: Study


April 27th, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 27 (IANS) The oil palm plantations on Borneo island, a part of which falls in Indonesia, would become a key source of greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 if ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Stanford centre opens in Beijing


March 22nd, 2012 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 22 (IANS) Stanford University of the US has launched a research centre in China -- in Peking University.The centre serves as the headquarters for Stanford staff conducting research ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Assam ties up with US varsity to document traditional practices


March 19th, 2012 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 19 (IANS) Assam has tied up with the Stanford University in the US for documenting the rich culture, traditional knowledge, customs and indigenous practices of various communities in ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

US pushes services liberalisation with Indian study


February 18th, 2012 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 18 (IANS) Suggesting that US services imports faced discrimination in important emerging markets such as India, China and Indonesia, Washington has cited an Indian case study ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Deflecting solar rays could improve food supply


January 23rd, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 23 (IANS) Deflecting solar rays from the earth could be one way of improving food output, as global warming aggravates the likelihood of crop failures in the heat-stressed ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

To make Pakistan behave, strengthen India ties


December 22nd, 2011 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 22 (IANS) Noting that Pakistan deliberately uses terrorism against India, a US scholar has advocated stronger ties with New Delhi and asking Islamabad to start cooperating or lose ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Brain’s crossed wires cause depression


December 9th, 2011 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 9 (IANS) New research has used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to show that those suffering from depression had decreased connectivity between several key regions of the brain ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

‘Impatient people have lower credit scores’


December 4th, 2011 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 4 (IANS) Impatient people default on their mortgages, because they are more likely to chose immediate gain over a larger reward later, researchers say. "Most often, the reasons ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Angina treatment worsens heart attack severity


November 3rd, 2011 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 3 (IANS) Nitroglycerin, routinely used to dilate blood vessels in heart disease patients, could end up damaging the heart muscles.A Stanford University team found that rats dosed with ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Can it hurt consumers to tell white lies?


October 23rd, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 23 (IANS) Consumers who tell little white lies to avoid offending service providers are actually shielding those who inconvenience them. "Most consumers have told an inquiring server that ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Amjad Ali Khan to teach at Stanford University


October 21st, 2011 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Chicago, Oct 21 (IANS) Amjad Ali Khan, the sarod maestro, will be teaching for two and half months at Stanford University, according to an announcement from the university.Khan will be ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Apple to hold Steve Jobs memorial Sunday


October 15th, 2011 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Oct 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Apple Inc. has extended invitations to Silicon Valley's big names to attend a private memorial service for late Steve Jobs Sunday, the Wall Street Journal ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Add Steve Jobs’ speech to school curriculum, says BJP MP


October 7th, 2011 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 7 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesman Tarun Vijay Friday described Apple co-founder Steve Jobs as "a self-realised yogi and a spiritual achiever" and demanded that ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

India was the source of spirituality to Steve Jobs


October 6th, 2011 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 6 (IANS) Apple's visionary co-founder Steve Jobs had a spiritual side too shaped by a "spiritual retreat to India" and "traversing through the country had sparked Jobs' conversion ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish: Steve Jobs’ speech at Stanford


October 6th, 2011 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 6 (IANS) This is the "Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish" address delivered by Steve Jobs in 2005 at Stanford University:I am honored to be with you today at your ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Tweaking plants’ bio-clock can revolutionise food output


September 4th, 2011 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 4 (IANS) Tweaking the biological clock of plants could make global food shortages a thing of the past. "Farmers are limited by the seasons, but by understanding the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Gaddafi kept album of Condoleezza Rice’s photos


August 26th, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 26 (IANS) Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi kept a photo album filled with pictures of former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, and claimed to "love" and "admire" her ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

IIT Patna seeks partnerships with US varsities


August 24th, 2011 - 10:29 am ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 24 (IANS) The Indian Institute of Technology-Patna (IIT-Patna) has initiated moves to establish collaboration with premier universities in the US for student and faculty exchange programmes.According to Bihar ... Read more...

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Distraction could help you deal with strong emotions


July 6th, 2011 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 6 (IANS) The intensity of emotions at any particular time could drive our responses to life's ups and downs. For instance, emotions are useful - for example, fear ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Whale Orca’s ears inspire ultrasensitive mike


June 26th, 2011 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 26 (IANS) Orca whale's ears have inspired researchers to develop a microphone so sensitive that it can be used at any ocean depth, capable of recording anything from ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Obama’s half-brother writes book on life in China


June 25th, 2011 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 25 (IANS) US President Barack Obama's half-brother - who has adopted China as his country - has written a book which he hopes will help China and ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Snag-hit American Airlines flight departs for Chicago


June 21st, 2011 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) An American Airlines flight, which made an emergency landing soon after taking off from the Indira Gandhi International Airport here around Monday midnight, finally departed ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Ants use chemical weapon to vanquish invaders


June 9th, 2011 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 9 (IANS) Argentine ants are marching over the world, spreading into Mediterranean and subtropical climates, vanquishing native ant species, a latest research reports. However a native ant species ... Read more...

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