Researches

  • Social media not a vehicle of debate, instead encourages self-censorship: Study 4 days ago

    Washington: People who use Facebook and Twitter are less likely than others to share their opinions on hot-button issues, even when they are offline, according to a surprising new survey by the Pew Research Center. The study, done in conjunction with Rutgers University in New Jersey, challenges the view of social...
  • India's Mars orbiter to reach red planet in 33 days: ISRO August 23, 2014

    Chennai: India's ambitious Mars Orbiter Mission is just nine million kilometres away from the red planet, Indian Space Research Organisation said on Saturday. "Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) is just nine million km away from Mars and 189 million kilometres away from the Earth. 33 more days to...
  • India conducts successful trial of surface-to-air 'Akash' missile August 13, 2014

    Balasore: For the second day in a row, India on Wednesday successfully conducted trial of its indigenously developed surface-to-air 'Akash' missile, which has a strike range of 25 km, from a test range in Odisha as part of a user trial by the Air Force. "The sophisticated Akash missile was...
  • Jaswant Singh continues to be on life support, in coma August 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Former BJP leader Jaswant Singh continues to be on life support systems after he was operated upon for a head injury at the Army Research and Referral Hospital in Delhi on Friday. Singh had injuries following a fall at his residence. He is under constant monitoring by a...
  • Govt to launch website to encourage research work August 7, 2014

    To provide impetus to academic researches, Uttar Pradeshgovernment would develop a website on which research papers belonging to all the universities across the world would be uploaded. "To maintain quality of research works and to check repetition, a research portal will be developed through UP State High Education Council," Principal Secretary, higher...
  • Ebola emergency turns spotlight on experimental drugs August 7, 2014

    Chicago: With hundreds of patients in Africa suffering the devastating effects of Ebola, health experts are scrambling to determine which drugs might offer the best experimental treatment, and researchers are being pressed by government officials to speed up their work. Three treatments have shown especially promising results in monkeys, the researchers...
  • India @ 9 with Karma Paljor July 18, 2014

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  • Some on downed Malaysian plane were heading to AIDS conference July 18, 2014

    Melbourne: Some of the passengers on a Malaysian airliner that crashed in eastern Ukraine were headed to a major international AIDS conference in Melbourne, the Australian government said on Friday. Foreign Minister Julie Bishop confirmed that at least 27 Australians were among the 298 passengers and crew on the flight that...
  • ICHR chief says caste system worked well in ancient times, sparks a debate July 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The appointment of the new Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR) chief Professor Y Sudershan Rao has triggered a debate. In a blog written in 2007 on the caste system, Rao had said that the caste system has been misinterpreted as an exploitative social system and that it...
  • Arsenic contamination found in 30 districts of UP July 14, 2014

    Arsenic contamination, which can cause poisoning in humans, has been reportedly found in an alarming 30 districts of Uttar Pradesh. According to a technical report, 'arsenic toxicity in ground water of Uttar Pradesh', harmful concentration of arsenic in ground water, exceeding the Bureau of Indian Standards permissible limit of 0.01 mg/litre,...
  • Small satellite research centre developed by engineering students in Bangalore July 7, 2014

    Bangalore: The STUDSAT (Student Satellite) is a unique satellite technology endeavour undertaken by Under-Graduate students in India. "STUDSAT" is the first Pico-Satellite launched by India. A private engineering college Nitte Meenakshi Institute of Technology as Lead College under the guidance of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has started this...
  • BlackBerry sells its German-based R&D assets July 6, 2014

    Waterloo: BlackBerry is selling its research and development department in Germany to Volkswagen Infotainment, a subsidiary of the automaker that makes interactive technology for vehicle dashboards. The companies said Thursday that the deal will shift about 200 BlackBerry employees in Bochum, Germany, to Volkswagen. The terms of the deal were not...
  • We can learn new languages while we sleep July 2, 2014

    London: Want to learn a new language but don't have the time? Do so while you're sleeping! Listening to other languages while you are asleep helps reinforce prior learning, a new study has found. The study conducted at the universities of Zurich and Fribourg has shown that German-speaking students are better...
  • Bosses use social media for personal purposes at work more than employees July 1, 2014

    London: Bosses are more likely to use social media for private purposes during working hours than their subordinates, a new study has found. The research from the University of Bergen (UiB), Norway, shows that managers are more critical of private use of social media at work. However, middle managers and top...
  • PM Narendra Modi congratulates ISRO for PSLV C-23 launch, asks scientists to develop a SAARC satellite June 30, 2014

    Sriharikota: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday witnessed the PSLV C-23 launch from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre. A thrilled Modi congratulated the Indian Space Research Organisation scientists and thanked them for giving him the opportunity to witness the launch in person. Speaking after the launch of the five foreign satellites,...
  • Global endorsement of India's space capability: Modi June 30, 2014

    Sriharikota: This is a "global endorsement of India's space capability", said Prime Minister Narendra Modi after the successful launch of an Indian rocket that carried five foreign satellites. Modi said: "Congratulations to everybody." "I feel specially privileged to witness this event in person," said Modi who clapped as the Polar Satellite Launch...
  • ISRO launches PSLV-C23 from Sriharikota with 5 foreign satellites June 30, 2014

    Sriharikota: Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Monday launched the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle-C23 rocket at 9:52 am with five foreign satellites of France, Germany, Canada and Singapore. A few minutes after the launch PSLV-C23 rocket placed all five satellites on intended orbit around Earth. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrived...
  • ISRO to launch PSLV C-23 with 5 foreign satellites today June 30, 2014

    Sriharikota: It is a big day for the Indian Space Research Organisation on Monday as last minute preparations are in full swing for the launch of the PSLV C-23 rocket at 9:52 am. The PSLV-C23 rocket will be carrying satellites of France, Germany, Canada and Singapore. Among the audience will...
  • Need to building educated and empowered India: Smriti Irani June 28, 2014

    Union Minister for Human Resource Development Smriti Irani on Saturday said training individuals in niche areas of science and technology is crucial to the progress of the country. Addressing the second convocation of the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) in Bhopal on Saturday, she stressed the need for...
  • Heavy constructions aggravated Uttarakhand devastation June 16, 2014

    The devastation on June 16-17 last year in Uttarakhand was aggravated manifold due to heavy constructions and infrastructure-led development in the hill state, says a new report. Titled 'Uttarakhand: Development and Ecological Sustainability' by environmentalist Ravi Chopra, the report calls for long-term measures to create a development model that is environmentally...
  • Experts collect litchi samples in Bihar to identify deadly virus June 11, 2014

    Experts on Wednesday collected samples of litchi to identify the virus strain that has claimed the lives of over 50 children in Bihar. "We have collected samples of litchi from orchards in affected areas for toxicology study. It will help us to identify the virus strain of the disease that remains...
  • Australian researchers closer to finding better vaccines for diabetes June 11, 2014

    Australian researchers have said that they are a step closer to establishing a link between a protein and type-1 diabetes that may help in the development of better vaccines to treat and prevent the disease.The research shows how a protein -- GAD65, changes its shape when it turns itself on...
  • Pornography does not have a significant impact on rape and crime against women in India: Study June 5, 2014

    New Delhi: In an interview with CNN-IBN's Bhupendra Chaubey, Samajwadi Party National General Secretary Ram Gopal Yadav, blamed pornography for rising rapes in Uttar Pradesh, but a recent study by researchers from the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, disagrees. Titled, 'Sexual crime in India: Is it influenced by...
  • UGC grants varsity status to Jaipur Engineering College and Research Centre June 3, 2014

    UGC has granted a varsity status to a private university in Rajasthan after the recommendation of All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), the university said on Tuesday. A report of University Grants Commission and AICTE after their teams' visit in January mentioned that JECRC (Jaipur Engineering College and Research Centre)...
  • Hirst art, DiCaprio space trip help raise record AIDS funds May 23, 2014

    Antibes: A Damien Hirst work of art and a trip into space with Leonardo DiCaprio helped AIDS foundation amfAR raise a record $35 million (28 million euros) on the sidelines of the Cannes Film Festival. The Foundation for AIDS Research holds an exclusive bash annually during the festival, attracting a galaxy...
  • NASA scientists recreate space dust in the lab May 11, 2014

    Washington: NASA scientists have recreated, right on Earth, dust grains similar to those that form in the outer layers of dying stars. A team of researchers at NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California, has successfully reproduced the processes that occur in the atmosphere of a red giant star...
  • Atomic research team may visit Jharkhand to study causes of physical deformities: K Kasturirangan May 5, 2014

    An atomic research team may visit Jharkhand to study causes of people being afflicted with physical deformities and their prevention in some mineral resources areas of the state. "Sending an atomic energy team would be considered to study the problem (of physical deformity) and its prevention," Planning Commission member K Kasturirangan...
  • Centre plans socio-economic survey in forest villages May 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The Centre is planning to conduct an exclusive socio-economic survey of the people living in and around forest areas to bring forth the role of forest products and ecosystem in their lifestyle. The Union Environment and Forests Ministry says the exercise is necessary to assess the dependence of...
  • Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa is possibly first 3D image in history May 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Leonardo da Vinci's most famous painting Mona Lisa could very possibly be the first stereoscopic image in world history. Researchers Claus-Christian Carbon and Vera M Hesslinger believe so. Like many of Leonardo da Vinci's works there exist also copies of the Mona Lisa that were produced in the studio...
  • Gesture-swipe keyboards that let you type by waving your hands May 2, 2014

    Toronto: In what could bring about some sweeping changes to the information technology, scientists are now on their way to present "gesture-swipe" keyboards that lets you type messages simply by waving your hands in the air. Based partly on sensor technology built for the Microsoft Kinect games, the keyboards of the...