Apr 21, 2014 03:06 PM
In a major breakthrough, scientists have for the first time grown stem cells from a man’s skin using cloning techniques. While the advancement could reopen the debate over ethics of human cloning, it could also lead to development of tissue in a l
Apr 20, 2014 04:26 PM
After new announcements and acquisitions, a look at the devices that will change wearable computing in the very near future Imagine a world where you politely nod and look away as the person sitting across the table looks through you while reading an e-m
Apr 20, 2014 02:17 PM
“I pray that a need for borewell robot should not arise” With three separate incidents of children falling into open borewells across the State since April 7, the Madurai Rescue Team, with its borewell robot, has been on its toes. The team,
Apr 20, 2014 12:47 PM
John C. Houbolt, an engineer whose contributions to the U.S. space program were vital to NASA’s successful moon landing in 1969, has died. He was 95. As NASA describes on its website, while under pressure during the U.S.-Soviet space race, Houbolt
Apr 20, 2014 01:34 AM
Web discovery engine crosses 25 million users worldwide Flipora, a Web discovery engine headed by two Indian graduates of Stanford University, recently crossed the 25 million users mark. Available in 11 languages, the engine has users from over 200 count
Apr 19, 2014 04:38 PM
Hemophilia is a condition where blood does not clot or coagulate when a blood vessel is cut and its treatment is expensive Hemophilia is a condition seen in some persons when the blood does not clot or coagulate when a blood vessel is cut. This is a her
Apr 19, 2014 01:26 PM
Trillions of microbes live in and on our body. We don’t yet fully understand how these microbial ecosystems develop or the full extent to which they influence our health. Some provide essential nutrients, while others cause disease. A new study now
Apr 19, 2014 01:20 PM
Earth was still a violent place shortly after life began, with regular impactors arriving from space. For the first time, scientists have modelled the effects of one such violent event – the strike of a giant asteroid. The effects were so catastrop
Apr 19, 2014 01:14 PM
Bacterial diseases cause millions of deaths every year. Most of these bacteria were benign at some point in their evolutionary past, and we don’t always understand what turned them into disease-causing pathogens. In a new study, researchers have tr
Apr 19, 2014 11:22 AM
A study says Bengal Florican, Lesser Florican, Great Indian Bustard, Sociable Lapwing and Jerdon’s Courser are birds that are under threat due to destruction of their habitat of grasslands and scrub forests Fifteen Indian bird species are part of
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