Roti Maker ‘Rotimatic’ Priced at Whopping US$1,069

The simple technology is becoming dearer and more than the utility value, the whooping price tag is turning off many aspirants of the new home appliance that otherwise would have made an instant hit in all Indian homes in Singapore and in India. Going by Rotimatic’s latest price tag of US$1,068, one would say the price is almost double or ...

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Obesity: Japan Scientists Find Way to Manipulate Brain to Burn Fat

A new mechanism in brain that regulates obesity, which can be targeted to treat obesity, was found by a Japanese researcher Makoto Fukuda. They studied the mouse Rap1 gene, which is expressed in a variety of tissues, including the brain but its role in energy balance was unexplored. The team of scientists selectively deleted the Rap1 gene in a group ...

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Soon Wearable Device to Notify Doctor if You’re Unwell

A decade ago smartphone was never believed to replace the entire life-style with access to personal info, health check tab on the go. Now it is natural and realistic with everyone holding on to a smartphone, which is more handy and undetachable or even something like a glove.  Soon, a wearable device or cloth band would send signals of ill-health ...

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Black, Hispanics Keen to Learn Computers Than Whites: US Google Report

Google has released new findings after a joint study with Gallup that investigates the demographic inequities in K-12 computer science (CS) education in two reports, Diversity Gaps in Computer Science: Exploring the Underrepresentation of Girls, Blacks and Hispanics and Trends in the State of Computer Science in U.S. K-12 Schools. They surveyed 16,000 nationally representative groups of students, parents, teachers, ...

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Higgs Bison: Ancient Cave Art Reveals Mysterious Extinct Species

Ancient art by Ice Age cave artists shows a previously unknown hybrid species of bison and cattle in great detail on cave walls more than 15,000 years ago. The mystery species, known affectionately as the Higgs Bison* because of its elusive nature, originated over 120,000 years ago through the hybridisation of the extinct Aurochs (the ancestor of modern cattle) and ...

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Australian Varisty Develops Early Detection Method to Prevent Psychosis

Adelaide mental health researchers have made a promising breakthrough in the early detection of the risk of psychosis, with the eventual hope that patients could be given appropriate treatments earlier to prevent psychotic episodes from occurring. Published in the Nature journal Translational Psychiatry, a new probability model developed by researchers in the University of Adelaide’s Discipline of Psychiatry has shown ...

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Sensor to Detect B-12 Deficiency Developed To Help in Dementia, Alzheimer’s

In old-age, the frequent occurrence of B12 deficiency could lead to dementia and even Alzheimer’s disease as the body metabolism fails to absorb the vitamin from the diet, requiring an early medical intervention. To help detect B12 deficieny early, Australia’s University of Adelaide researchers have developed a first of its kind optical sensor using a technique called Raman spectroscopy that ...

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Vehicle Manufacturers Have to Give Emission, Noise Levels of Each Vehicle Produced

Come 1st of April 2017, manufacturers of all kinds of motor vehicles as also E-rickshaws and E-carts will have to give detailed declaration about the emission levels of the vehicle they have manufactured. Through a recent notification, the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has amended Form 22 under the Central Motor Vehicles Act, 1989, through which manufacturers provide the ...

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Suu Kyi Pays First Official Visit as Myanmar Leader

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi, the State Counsellor of the Republic of Myanmar, called on President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Tuesday (October 18, 2016) as part of her first state visit to India after becoming the country’s leader. Suu Kyi is not new to New Delhi as she studied at LSR College in Delhi before going to ...

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RV College of Engineering to Conduct Uranium Research in Karnataka

Board of Research in Nuclear Science has granted Rs.25 lakh to Bangalore-based RV College of Engineering for conducting research on spatial distribution of uranium and its impact on water in five districts of Karnataka. The grant for three years enables Bangalore’s No.1 engineering college to undertake the project entitled “Spatial distribution of Uranium and associated water quality parameters in Bangalore, Bangalore ...

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Ujjivan May Get Rs.260 Cr ($40 Mln) from IFC in 2 Days

Bangalore-based Ujjivan Financial Services may get a debt investment from the World Bank arm International Finance Corporation (IFC) to the tune of US$40 million (Rs.260 Crore) that may be announced after its Board meeting on Thursday. IFC’ debt support was an on-going infusion of funds into the microfinance company with which Ujjivan is expected to stabilize growth and manage liability ...

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Watch US Final Presidential Debate on Twitter

The final US Presidential debate is on Wednesday and Twitter will telecast it live at the link given below: The FINAL #debate with Clinton & Trump is LIVE on Twitter Wednesday at https://t.co/6N9kG0RZrN. Tap below to share! https://t.co/l0DD2PJXWP — Twitter Government (@gov) October 16, 2016 Both Hillary Clinton and her rival Donald Trump will take the centre-stage for the final ...

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India Welcomes Landmark Carbon Pact by 200 Nations at Kigali

India welcomed the Hydroflurocarbon (HFC) Amendment to the Montreal Protocol, agreed to at the 28th Meeting of Parties at Kigali, Rwanda in a move to make climate change talks more effective and fruitful in the future. The Agreement will lead to a reduction of 0.5 degree in global temp by the end of the century and enable India to achieve the ...

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DRDO Paid Tributes to Dr Kalam on his 85th Birth Anniversary

Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) paid rich tributes to Former President of India and former DRDO Chief, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam on his 85th Birth Anniversary at a gala function held in Kothari Auditorium at DRDO Bhawan today. For the first time, students from various schools of Delhi were also invited at DRDO Bhawan on this occasion. The purpose ...

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Brazil Wins as BRICS U – 17 Football Tournament Concludes 

The BRICS U-17 Football Tournament came to an end today amongst great fanfare at Goa. The last day of the tournament saw a keenly contested match between Russia and China with Russia prevailing by two goals to one. The second match of the day, the finals of the tournament was contested by Brazil and South Africa. Brazil has lifted the 1st ...

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Raju Narisetti Named CEO of Gawker Media by Univision

Univision Communications, which has acquired bankrupt Gawker Media for $135 million in August has named News Corp senior vice president Raju Narisetti as chief executive officer (CEO). Narisetti, former editor of MINT and Washington Post, and a veteran with Wall Street Journal owned by News Corp will step into the shoes of Gawker founder and former CEO Nick Denton to ...

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Thailand King Bhumibol Dead, Long Live King

Thailand has been beset with chronic mutinies and military regimes but never did any military ruler nor a civil premier dared to utter a word about their King, not merely because of a law that explicitly prohibites it but because he was respected by all Thai citizens as a father figure who cared for them. Such was a persona surrounding ...

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