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Coconut Shell Shows the Way to Earthquake-Proof Buildings?

Whenever you break a coconut, you realize that the shell cracks on one side with the other side still remaining in tact prompting you to hit the other side to the ground again. Based on this unique fracture behaviour of coconut shell, German scientists are advocating a new machanism to build structures which can withstand earthquakes. Researchers of Plant Biomechanics ...

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Post-pregnancy, Mothers Prone to Resume Smoking: Study

A study has observed that most mothers who quit smoking during the pregnancy end up resuming it soon after the baby is born due to stress. The researchers from the University of East Anglia (UEA) have also found that women who felt that their partners are more supportive or their family is supporting them have less chances of resuming smoking ...

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Tech Joins Mobile Handsets to Help Fight Diabetes

Amidst the din of countless mobile apps, here comes an app that would help you fight diabetes. Developed by healthcare start-up Noom, the app will enable users to track their exercise and eating habits to curb Type 2 diabetes risk that continues to plague a huge population worldwide. Noom Health will be distributed to at-risk patients by CityMD Urgent Care, ...

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Facebook Succeeds to Raise $10 million for Nepal Quake Victims

In its first ever effort to launch rescue operations, Facebook has raised $10 million from nearly 5 lakh people and the money along with the company’s own contribution of $2 million , making it a total of $12 million. The money will be given to support the International Medical Corps relief effort in Nepal. Facebook started anew a Donate Button ...

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IAF steps up rescue sorties in Nepal to evacuate stranded people

After ferrying 546 Indian citizens back to India from Kathmandu, the personnel of Indian Air Force on Sunday carried out sorties to evacuate people, mostly locals, from the areas worst affected by the earthquake the day before, officials said. In support of the Nepalese Army, the Indian Air Force (IAF) has rescued 171 people in 21 sorties, Sitanshu Kar, the ...

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PM chairs high-level meeting to review Nepal earthquake relief measures

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a high-level meeting on Saturday soon after the major earthquake in Nepal that killed more than 1,000 people so far, including some inside India. The meeting was attended by Union Ministers Arun Jaitley and Rajnath Singh, the National Security Advisor, Ajit Doval, Principal Secretary Nripendra Misra, Additional Principal Secretary P.K. Mishra, and senior officials ...

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Akosha, Consumer Help Forum Crosses One Lakh Mark

New Delhi consumer forum Akosha has crossed one-lakh consumer complaints registered on its website within a year and half of its inception. Approximately a year ago, around 2000 consumer complaints were being registered with Akosha per month. One year down the line, this number has grown to an impressive 20,000 consumer complaints per month. This exponential growth has been a ...

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Japan to Help Construct New AP Capital, 3 Power Plants: Chandrababu Naidu

Japan, a long-time associate with Andhra in developing several power plants, has assured the government to develop three new power plants and to make the new capital to be set up in Vijayawada-Guntur region as a smart city. A high-level Japanese delegation on Wednesday met Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu in Hyderabad and expressed willingness to transfer high-technology in agriculture ...

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Watching Pakistan’s Asiad Video Helped Indian Goalee Sreejesh

Indian hockey goalkeeper P.R. Sreejesh, the hero of Indian men hockey team’s gold winning performance in the Incheon Asian Games, on Wednesday said a video of Pakistan’s semi-final win over Malaysia in a penalty shootout helped him in the final win against the arch-rivals. "Before the final, I watched the video clips of the Pakistan’s victory in the semi-final against ...

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New iPad Battery Usage: Some Basic Tips

Just bought the new iPad? With a 2048 x 1536 resolution and 3.1 million pixel display, it is the most ever in a tablet and of course, requires more power. In fact, it has a 42.5-watt-hour battery, which gives 70 percent more output than the iPad or iPad 2, and its power back up ranges from 6 to 10 hours ...

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