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    Wearing this tattoo can reveal your alcohol levels

    New York: Researchers have developed a flexible wearable sensor – consisting of a temporary tattoo which sticks to the skin – that can accurately measure a person’s blood alcohol level from sweat, reports IANS. The device can be worn on the skin and could be used by doctors and police officers for continuous, non-invasive and real-time monitoring of blood alcohol content. “Lots of accidents on the road are caused by drunk driving.

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    Samsung Galaxy Note 7 coming with iris scanner

    Seoul: Giving a refreshing look to its Galaxy Note series ahead of the Apple event, Samsung has introduced an iris biometric scanner in its flagship Note 7 which, according to company officials, is the first globally, reports IANS. Announcing this at its Galaxy Note Unpacked 2016 here on Tuesday, Samsung said the Note 7 with curved display will be available on August 19, with pre-orders having started yesterday, The Verge reported.

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    Too much positive online customer reviews can backfire

    London: It may be counter-intuitive, but the more positive online reviews a product gets may actually lead to a net negative profit for the retailer, new research has found, says IANS. A team of researchers from University of Groningen the Netherlands and University of Munster in Germany analysed more than two years of sales data from a major European online retailer — a total of almost nine million page views and 631,063

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    Eco-friendly wine tastes better than red & white

    Washington DC: With green foods reigning supreme in recent years, it seems only natural that green drinks should too, but unfortunately, eco-wines come with a stigma that they suck, reports ANI. Now, science shows that eco-certified wines are not only good for the environment, but also taste better and are much cheaper.

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    Inaccurate depression tests put kids at misdiagnosis risk

    Washington DC: Turns out, your kid’s chance of getting misdiagnosed with depression is greater than you think as a recent study has found that screening tools are inaccurate for children and adolescents, reports ANI. In Canada and the U.S., doctors are increasingly being encouraged to try to identify depression in children and adolescents, even if they do not have obvious indications of the disease.

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    Labrador dogs most likely to bite you

    London: Dog lovers, take note! Your family favourite labrador is the breed of canines which is most likely to bite you, new UK research has found. Men are more likely to be bitten than women, and almost one third of incidents involve delivery workers and postal staff, the research by pet insurers Animal Friends in the UK found, reports PTI.

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    Your phone’s battery level could be used to track you

    Washington: Smartphone users, beware! Your phone’s battery status could be used to track you online, researchers including one of Indian-origin have warned, reports PTI. The way this happens is linked to how you access websites from your mobile phone, researchers said. Steven Englehardt and Arvind Narayanan from Princeton University in the US claimed to have found two examples of scripts actually designed to track people through their battery life.

  • Soon, you may ‘touch’ objects in videos

    Boston: Want to pet the cat in a video? That may soon be possible, thanks to MIT scientists who are developing a new imaging technique that will let you reach in and “touch” objects in videos, reports PTI. Using traditional cameras and algorithms, the technique called Interactive Dynamic Video (IDV) looks at the tiny, almost invisible vibrations of an object to create video simulations that users can virtually interact with.

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    Millennials aren’t having sex as often as you would think

    New York: Contradicting the widespread notion that millennials are the ‘hookup’ generation, a new study has found that today’s young people are actually less sexually active than those in the previous generation, reports IANS.

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    Republican Hewlett Packard CEO endorses Hillary Clinton

    Washington: Hewlett Packard (HP) CEO Meg Whitman, a prominent Republican donor, officially endorsed Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton on Wednesday for the White House and promised that she will make a “substantial” donation to Clinton’s campaign in order to prevent the victory of “authoritarian” Donald Trump.

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    Convicts in dark for hours about Indonesia execution reprieve

    Jakarta: Ten drug convicts, including an Indian, spared during a chaotic execution in Indonesia were only officially informed they would not be shot hours after they had expected to face the firing squad, a lawyer said Wednesday. Despite international protests, one Indonesian and three Nigerian convicts were put to death shortly after midnight Friday on a prison island — Jakarta’s first round of executions for over a year.

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    226 of 282 passengers on crash landed Emirates flight were Indian

    Dubai: An Emirates spokesperson today said that of the 282 passengers onboard the Flight EK521, 226 were Indian. In a statement, the spokesman said, “Emirates can confirm that today, 3rd August 2016, flight EK521 travelling from Trivandrum International Airport in Thiruvananthapuram, India to Dubai has been involved in an operational incident upon landing at Dubai International Airport. There were 282 passengers and 18 crew on board.

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    PT seeks centre and TN’s intervention to end lawyers’ strike

    Coimbatore: Puthiya Tamizhakam president K Krishnasamy today urged the Centre and Tamil Nadu government to intervene and find a solution to the agitation by lawyers over the amendment to Advocates Act. The agitation was intensified after Bar Council of India suspended 126 advocates without seeking any explanation, for participating in the strike, Krishnasamy told reporters here.


    My last desire is to see an Olympic gold in hockey: Balbir Sr

    Chandigarh: Hockey legend Balbir Singh Sr today said his one last dream is to see eight-time champions India win another Olympic gold in the sport. Balbir Sr said he has serious hopes from the PR Sreejesh-led Indian men’s hockey team at Rio Olympics. “I have strong hope that we will do well this time and win a medal. My last desire in my remaining lifetime is to see Indian hockey team win

  • No proposal from Apple to make iPhones in India as yet

    New Delhi: Apple CEO Tim Cook during his visit met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and spoke of possibilities of manufacturing, but the company has not submitted any proposal with the IT Ministry to set up its plant in India, Parliament was informed today.

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    A Bollywood based theme park in Dubai

    New Delhi: Every year umpteen number of Indians travel to Dubai and if they carry one thing more than anything it is their love for Bollywood! A Bollywood based park, part of an integrated 30.5 million square feet theme park set to open this October on Dubai-Abu Dhabi border aims to provide an authentic starry experience to its visitors.

  • Indian contingent to buy extra chairs, TV sets

    Rio de Janeiro: With the Games Organising Committee expressing its inability to provide additional chairs and TV sets, the Indian Olympic contingent’s Chef de Mission Rakesh Gupta has now decided to buy them through the country’s embassy here.

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    What energy drinks could do to your heart

    New York: The high levels of caffeine in energy drinks may lead to cardiac complications, suggests a case report. The case, reported in the Journal of Addiction Medicine, the official journal of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), adds to previous reports of adverse cardiovascular events related to consuming energy drinks, including abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias) or improper beating of the heart, whether irregular, too fast or too slow.

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    Vajpayee alike Mahatma Gandhi, says Rajnath

    New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday drew parallel between Mahatma Gandhi and Atal Bihari Vajpayee, saying the former prime minister is the only politician in independent India with a charismatic personality like the father of the nation. Praising Vajpayee, Singh said that the BJP veteran had an incomparable and magnetic personality which captivated all.