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    San Francisco : Researchers at the University of Washington (UW) have invented a phone that harvests the few microwatts of power it requires from either ambient radio signals or light and requires no batteries.

  • Left-handed? Blame it on your slender face

    People who have a slender lower face are about 25 per cent more likely to be left-handed, a new study has found. The finding may shed new light on the origins of left-handedness, as slender jaws have also been associated with susceptibility to tuberculosis (TB), researchers said.
    Slender jaws are a common facial feature, affecting about one in five US adolescents. Past surveys measured the prevalence of this condition by evaluating how the upper and

  • Old LGBT couples are healthier than singles

    Washington : Turns out, there really is such a thing as wedded bliss as a recent study has detected positive health outcomes among same-sex couples who have tied the knot. For years, studies have linked marriage with happiness among heterosexual couples and now, the University of Washington research is among the first to explore the potential benefits of marriage among LGBT couples.

  • Soon, turn your living room into wireless charging station

    New York: What if you can remotely charge your smartphone with the flat-screen TV in your living room? If we believe a team of US engineers, turning your living room into a wireless charging station is not a far-fetched dream, according to IANS.

  • GM malaria vaccine found effective, safe

    Washington: A potent malaria vaccine made from genetically modified parasites has been found to be highly effective and safe for use, according to early results of its first human trial, says PTI.

  • Beware Your social bias rubs off on your kid

    New York: The next time you try to utter biased or discriminatory comments via nonverbal signs such as a condescending tone of voice or a disapproving look in the presence of your kid, be careful. According to a new study, young children can ‘catch’ the social bias by seeing even brief negative signals expressed by adults and are likely to generalise that learned bias to others, reports IANS.

  • ‘Passwords sent via human body rather than air more safe’

    New York: A team of Indian-American engineers has devised a way to send secure passwords through the human body using smartphone fingerprint sensors and laptop touchpads — rather than over the air where they’re vulnerable to hacking.

  • Internet, smartphones can boost healthy lifestyle

    New York: Internet- and mobile-based programmes can help people adopt healthy lifestyle, become more physically active, eat healthy and achieve modest weight loss, which may in turn reduce their risk of chronic disease, according to IANS.

  • Speech recognition software writes faster than humans

    New York: A smartphone speech recognition software can write text messages three times faster than humans, say researchers, adding that the discovery can spur the development of innovative speech recognition apps, reports IANS.

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    Twitter is changing how people mourn

    Washington: Social media is redefining how people grieve, with Twitter in particular widening the conversation around death and mourning which were earlier considered to be private matters, a new study has found, says PTI.

  • Twins may live longer than singletons: study

    Washington: Twins not only have a bestie from birth, they may also live longer than singletons, according to a new study which suggests a significant health benefit for close social connections.

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    Now, a software to help you feel sure of your next hairdo

    Washington D.C: Not sure if a bouffy suits you? Don’t worry, there’s now an easy way of knowing how you would look with a particular hairstyle. A new system developed by a University of Washington computer vision researcher called Dreambit lets a person imagine how different they would look with a hairstyle or color, or in a different time period, age, country or anything else that can be queried in an image search

  • New HIV infections stagnating globally at 2.5 million per year

    New HIV infections stagnating globally at 2.5 million per year

    Washington DC: Deaths from HIV/AIDS may have been steadily declining from a peak in 2005, but that doesn’t mean the disease rates are going down, says ANI. A major new analysis from the Global Burden of Disease 2015 (GBD 2015) study, 2.5 million people worldwide became newly infected with HIV in 2015, a number that hasn’t changed substantially in the past 10 years.

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    Give rest to brain and learn second language faster

    New York: Neuroscientists have found that the resting-state brain activity – the neural activity that goes on while we are doing nothing in particular – helps some people learn new languages faster. “The way someone’s brain functions while at rest predicts 60 per cent of their capacity for learning a second language,” said study author Chantel Prat from University of Washington.In the small yet significant study, published recently by the US Office

  • Air pollution may raise heart disease risk

    New York: Long-term exposure to air pollution is likely to increase the risk of heart disease, says a new study. The findings showed that air pollution accelerates the progression of atherosclerosis — the condition called hardening of the arteries, which can cause heart attacks.

  • New ‘smart’ paper can respond to gestures

    Washington: Scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have created ‘smart’ paper with sensing capabilities that can respond to gesture commands and connect to the digital world. The method relies on small radio frequency (RFID) tags that are stuck on, printed or drawn onto the paper to create interactive, lightweight interfaces that can do anything from controlling music using a paper baton, to live polling in a classroom. The technology – PaperID – leverages inexpensive,

  • Early Earth’s air weighed half of today’s atmosphere

    Washington: Air bubbles trapped in 2.7 billion-year-old rocks suggest that early Earth’s air weighed less than half of today’s atmosphere, researchers including one of Indian-origin have found. The research from the University of Washington reverses the commonly accepted idea that the early Earth had a thicker atmosphere to compensate for weaker sunlight. The finding also has implications for which gases were in that atmosphere, and how biology and climate worked on the early planet,

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