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Forget Mosquitos Developing Resistance, Insecticide-Treated Nets Still Effective: Study

Despite resistance in malaria-causing mosquitoes to insecticides, researchers say insecticide-treated nets may still help prevent malaria. These nets have contributed to the prevention of millions of deaths due to malaria, but in recent years, there has been growing concern that mosquitoes are becoming resistant to the pyrethroid insecticides used on the nets, making them less effective. However, the impact of ...

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Diabetes Under Control Reduces Heart Attack Risk by 17%: Study

Using drugs or by following a strict regimen and exercise, diabetes can be controlled and results in reduced risk of heart diseases or strokes, say researchers. Day in and day out, for years together, millions of people with diabetes prick their fingers to test their blood sugar level, wondering whether their strict eating regimen and lifestyle is helpful or not ...

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Twitter better to share health research: Study

Using Twitter can help physicians be better prepared to answer questions from their patients, according to researchers from the University of British Columbia. The study, presented today at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), finds more and more health care professionals are embracing social media. This challenges common opinion that physicians are ...

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Coir can be used for nono materials with high end applications : Scientists

Coarse coir, the poorer cousin of softer natural fibres, could be the source of relatively lower cost nanomaterials with high-end applications, say scientists. At a paper presented at the international seminar held  in Alappuzha, Kerala on Tuesday as part of the Coir Kerala 2015, Orlando J. Rojas from Finland’s Aalto University detailed the ongoing research on the extraction of nanocellulose ...

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How Microsoft HoloLens is Useful for Mars Surveillance?

The US space agency NASA has partnered with Microsoft in developing a wearable technology called Microsoft HoloLens that has been unveiled on Wednesday at Redmond by the tech giant but more than its use on Earth, it will be useful for scientists in Mars exploration. The NASA software OnSight developed by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena is already ...

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Google may buy Softcard but employees not happy

Google has always been on the look out for potential futuristic companies with software prowess and currently it is eyeing the mobile-payments company Softcard. With its almost fading Google Wallet, Google may be setting its sight on the company to use it as an effective interface, to cater the needs of the U.S. wireless carriers setting itself against the more ...

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Ancient Pythagoras theorem helpful to track patient’s health recovery, prove scientists

A team of medical researchers has found that the 2,500-year-old Pythagoras theorem could be the most effective way to identify the point at which a patient’s health begins to improve. According to the theorem, in a right-angled triangle, the sum of the squares of the two right-angled sides is equal to the square of it’s hypotenuse. In other words, one can ...

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CES 2015: Intel Shows Off Button-Sized ‘Curie’ Wearable Computer

In what could be a befitting tribute to atomic pioneer Marie Curie a century later, Intel, the world’s largest chip maker, has unveiled a button-sized computer, shrinking the device from the stamp-size computer chip showcased last year. “Last year we introduced Edison — basically a computer the size of a postage stamp, but as engineers we knew we could do ...

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Cigarette Ash Can Remove Deadly Arsenic from Water: Study

At a time when governments all over the world are finding ways to end the smoking menace, scientists have found that the discarded cigarette ash can help remove asenic elements from water. While the technology for removing arsenic from water is not new and is in use in industrialised areas, it is more expensive and not practical for rural and ...

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