Research

  • Researchers using math to whittle away at jet lag 11-04-2014 12:10 PM

    Washington: Lots of apps claim they can help you fight jet lag. Now Michigan researchers say mathematical formulas suggest it's possible to adjust to new time zones a bit faster than previously thought, and they created their own free app to help. Doctors have long said exposure to light is...
  • India's Mars mission covers half the distance to red planet 09-04-2014 04:50 PM

    Chennai: Cruising towards a historic feat, the Indian space mission to Mars today crossed half the total distance to the red planet from Earth and was very much along the designated helio-centric trajectory. At exactly 09.50 am (IST), the Mars Orbiter Mission spacecraft crossed the mid-point of its path to...
  • Mobile phone radiation can make men impotent: Research 05-04-2014 12:26 PM

    New York: Do you eat, sleep and drink your mobile phone, literally? Limit your WhatsApp or Facebook urge as men using cell phones for over four hours a day are at a greater risk of impotency than those who use it for less than two hours, an alarming research has...
  • Indian rocket carrying navigation satellite blasts off 04-04-2014 06:43 PM

    An Indian rocket carrying the country's second navigation satellite - IRNSS-1B - on Friday blasted off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikotain Andhra Pradesh. Exactly at 5.14 p.m., the rocket - Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle-C24 (PSLV-C24) standing around 44.4 metres tall and weighing around 320 tonnes - tore...
  • Readers much less engaged when referred by Facebook: Pew Research 13-03-2014 01:25 PM

    Readers of some of the top US news sites are more engaged when they go directly to the website rather than through Facebook, according to a study from the Pew Research Center released on Monday. The research found that users who come directly to a news site spend about three...
  • Fresh guidelines outlined on medical care to rape victims 04-03-2014 11:42 AM

    Nagpur: The Union Health Ministry, which has drawn new guidelines for treating rape victims, has asked all hospitals to set up a designated room for forensic and medical examination of victims besides outlawing the two-finger test performed on them, dubbing it as unscientific. The Department of Health Research (DHR) along...
  • NASA to launch satellite in collaboration with ISRO 26-02-2014 08:48 AM

    Washington: US space agency NASA on Tuesday said it would launch a water-related satellite in collaboration with India's ISRO. The NASA-Indian Space Research Organisation Synthetic Aperture Radar mission is a part of its plan to launch in the next seven years a series of satellite related to water and draught,...
  • There are 6 types of Twitter conversations. What's yours? 22-02-2014 12:47 PM

    New York: People take to Twitter to talk about everything from politics to breakfast to Justin Bieber in what feels like a chaotic stream of messages. So it may come as a surprise that the conversations on the short messaging service fit into just six distinct patterns. The Pew Research...
  • Are online comment trolls actually 'psychopathic sadists'? 18-02-2014 01:02 PM

    Ah, internet trolls, those aggressive commentators who sow discord, start arguments and generally try and make as many people as possible feel terrible through ugly and often off-topic comments. If they seem like psychopathic sadists that's because, as a new study published this week in the Journal of Personality and...
  • Bio-science incubator to be launched in Bangalore soon 17-02-2014 09:50 AM

    Bangalore: In heartening news for science researchers, an exclusive bio-science incubator is all set to be launched in Bangalore. It is a high-end expensive equipment, but needed for a capital intensive sector like research in biotechnology, be it making medicines, medical equipment or new techniques for agriculture. The bio-science lab...
  • Indian physicist resolved Black Hole paradox much before Hawking 06-02-2014 07:55 AM

    Bangalore: A new paper released late January in which famed British physicist Stephen Hawking contradicts his own theory and says that Black Holes - in the real sense - do not actually exist has startled the world science community. But Abhas Mitra, a theoretical physicist at the Bhabha Atomic Research...
  • PM outlines science R and D projects with an outlay of Rs 9K crore 03-02-2014 05:30 PM

    Jammu: In major boost to scientific research and development, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday announced projects including a National Mission on High Performance Computing and a Neutrino-based Observatory in Tamil Nadu with an outlay of about Rs. 9,000 crore. Asserting that government has invested in several areas to ensure...
  • Bangalore: Rs 225 crore brain research centre to come up 30-01-2014 09:13 PM

    Bangalore: A brain research centre at a cost of Rs 225 crore will come up in a joint effort between Indian Institute of Science and a trust formed by Infosys Executive Vice-Chairman Kris Gopalakrishnan and his wife. IISc, the country's premier university for scientific research and higher education, and the...
  • India-born scientist honoured in Australia 27-01-2014 06:52 PM

    An India-born scientist has been recognised by the Australian government for his distinguished service to science, particularly in the field of sustainable productivity and management of forests. Sadanandan Nambiar, a researcher at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) in Australia's capital Canberra was recognised with the Medal of...
  • Alert sounded around Kanan Pendhari zoo to contain anthrax 17-01-2014 07:55 AM

    The Bilaspur district administration has sounded an alert within a 10-kilometre radius of the Kanan Pendhari zoo, to contain the spread of anthrax, after 21 spotted deer died of the disease. "Teams of doctor have been constituted to keep vigil on the health of people and animals living in the...
  • MP police send proposal to open forensic DNA research centre in state 31-12-2013 10:11 AM

    A proposal to open a forensic DNAresearch centre in Madhya Pradesh has been sent to the stategovernment by the police, as it is extremely important toinvestigate crime scenes scientifically to collect evidence, asenior police official said in Bhopal on Tuesday. At an event organised by the Regional JudicialLaboratory of CBI...
  • Two Indian Americans researchers get US Presidential award 24-12-2013 12:12 PM

    President Barack Obama has named 102 researchers, including two Indian-Americans, as recipients of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers, the highest US honour for young professionals in these fields. The winners including, Dr. Karunesh Ganguly of San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Centre and Dr. Hardeep Singh of...
  • India test-fires nuclear-capable Agni-III missile 23-12-2013 05:49 PM

    Balasore: India on Monday test-fired its nuclear-capable Agni-III ballistic missile with a strike range of more than 3,000 km as part of a user trial by the Army from Wheeler Island off Odisha coast, defence sources said. The operation of the surface-to-surface missile was carried out by the Strategic Forces...
  • Heavy Internet users show symptoms of addiction 23-12-2013 03:54 PM

    Washington: Young adults who are heavy users of the Internet may also exhibit signs of addiction, scientists, including Indian-origin researchers, have found. Researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology, Duke University Medical Center and the Duke Institute of Brain Sciences compared Internet usage with measures of addiction. The research,...
  • Ageing process can be reversed, say scientists 20-12-2013 01:29 PM

    Sydney: The ageing process is like the married couple next door - when young, they communicate well, but over many years the communication breaks down. And as in relationships, says a new study, restoring communication reverses the ageing process, at least in mammals. A series of molecular events in our...
  • Thunderstorm in S Africa delayed Mars Orbiter tracking: ISRO 03-12-2013 01:46 PM

    Chennai: Two days after successfully injecting its Mars Orbiter into trans-Mars trajectory, ISRO revealed that a thunderstorm in South Africa, which struck above a ground station identified to track the "crucial moment" had resulted in a five minute delay in following the Indian mission. "Seconds before the firing of the...
  • Mars Orbiter Mission crosses Moon's orbit; travelling 10 lakh km a day 02-12-2013 08:29 PM

    Chennai: Indian Space Research Organisation's Mars Orbiter, which was placed in inter-Mars trajectory in the early hours on Sunday, has crossed Moon's orbit and is travelling beyond Earth's natural satellite. "The Mars Orbiter spacecraft has crossed the Moon orbit. So technically after crossing our Chandrayaan's orbit, it is now travelling...
  • Can Aspirin help stop Dementia too? 02-12-2013 02:47 PM

    London: Aspirin is generally known to be useful in preventing heart attacks and strokes, but now researchers believe the humble aspirin could also hold the key to warding off dementia and cancer. The claim has been made at the launch of the largest ever study into the health benefits of...
  • Removing DRM increases music sales by 10 per cent 02-12-2013 07:01 AM

    New Delhi: DRM (Digital Rights Management), the controversial technology used to prevent copying and sharing of digital content, has also been criticised for not doing much good for the companies whose bottomlines it was meant to protect. Now a new study further reestablishes the belief. According to a study by...
  • ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission completes mother-of-all manoeuvre 01-12-2013 03:46 PM

    Bangalore: The Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO) Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) completed yet another milestone when it was slung out of the earth's orbit in a Saturday midnight manoeuvre. The MOM, set to reach the red planet in September 2014, is showing all signs of taking India's dreams to new...
  • A computer chip implanted in the arm can help you lose weight 27-11-2013 10:25 PM

    London: Scientists are developing a computer chip that could be implanted in an obese patient's arm to help them lose weight. The chip could prove to be a possible alternative to surgical interventions such as liposuction or gastric bands. Researchers have already developed an early warning system and treatment: an...
  • ISRO seeking Lord Balaji's blessings is superstition: CNR Rao 24-11-2013 12:19 AM

    Bharat Ratna-designate Prof. CNR Rao terms ISRO's long-time practice of seeking the divine blessings in Tirupathi before its space missions an act of superstition he does not believe in. "Yes," he replied when a reporter asked if he thought the space agency placing a miniature replica of soon-to-be-lofted satellite at...
  • China to ease 30-yr-old one-child policy, abolish labour camps 15-11-2013 06:14 PM

    China will loosen its decades-old one-child policy by allowing two children for families with one parent who was an only child and will abolish a much-criticized labor camp system, its ruling Communist Party said on Friday. The changes were part of a key policy document released by the official Xinhua...
  • 'Huh' may be a universal word, has similar form and function the world over 11-11-2013 03:15 PM

    London: 'Huh' may a true universal word that unites people across the globe in their confusion, a new study that examined languages from around the world suggests. A word like 'Huh?' - used when one has not understood what someone just said - appears to be universal: it is found...
  • ISRO performs first orbit raising operation on Mars mission 07-11-2013 11:57 AM

    Chennai: The Indian Space Research Organisation on Thursday performed the first orbit raising manoeuvre of the Mars Orbiter spacecraft, which was launched on Tuesday. "We started it by 1.17 AM and have successfully completed the first orbit raising manoeuvre of Mars Orbiter Spacecraft. Right now, the computation is going on,"...