Research

  • We should launch a war against cancer: Harsh Vardhan 2 days ago

    Thiruvananthapuram: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Friday called for the launching of a countrywide war against cancer. The minister earlier in the day formally recommended the Regional Cancer Centre (RCC) here as one of the 20 RCCs in the country chosen to be elevated as the apex state cancer institute. "Cancer...
  • 4-Minute Mile: A jetpack that allows wearers to run faster 2 days ago

    Houston: American researchers have developed a jetpack that can allow people reach the four-minute mile mark by enhancing speed and agility. Researchers at Arizona State University (ASU) have developed this jetpack with the help of the Defence Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA). The jetpack was designed for soldiers in the field who...
  • This year's Ig Nobel prizes go to researchers who measured the slipperiness of banana peels and the ability of pork strips to stop nosebleeds 2 days ago

    Researchers who measured the slipperiness of banana peels, the ability of pork strips to stop nosebleeds, and the reactions of reindeer to humans in polar bear suits were among the winners of this year's Ig Nobel prizes for comical scientific achievements. The annual prizes, meant to entertain and encourage global research...
  • World's first water-based nuclear battery developed 4 days ago

    New York: Researchers at the University of Missouri have created a long-lasting and more efficient nuclear battery that could be used as a source of reliable energy in automobiles and space flight. The battery uses a radioactive isotope called strontium-90 that boosts electro-chemical energy in a water-based solution. A nano-structured titanium dioxide...
  • Youngsters read more books than the older generation 6 days ago

    Washington: Despite digital technology invading youngsters' life, US millennials are reading more books than the older generation, said a latest survey by Washington-based think tank Pew Research Centre. "Eighty-eight percent of Americans under 30 years read a book in the past year, compared with 79 per cent of those aged 30...
  • A smartphone app that judges how moral you are in daily life 6 days ago

    London: Can a smartphone app judge how moral you are in daily life? Yes it can, say researchers. In a bid to track moral judgements in everyday life, researchers used a smartphone app to track moral and immoral acts committed or witnessed by more than 1,200 people as they spent the...
  • Scientists invent device that uses a magnet to clean bad blood 6 days ago

    Paris: Scientists said on Sunday they had invented a device that uses a magnet to extract bacteria, fungi and toxins from blood, potentially throwing a lifeline to patients with sepsis and other infections. The external gadget - tested so far in rats but not yet humans - could be adapted one...
  • Facebook activity can accurately reveal personality traits of strangers 1 week ago

    Washington: People can accurately detect the personality traits of strangers through Facebook activity, according to a new study. However, changes to the social media site in the past three years could be making it harder to do so, scientists said. Researchers at The University of Kansas sampled 100 Facebook users, paralleling the...
  • Twitter's 140-character limit is improving users' language skills September 13, 2014

    New York: Expressing your thoughts and views in 140 characters on Twitter may actually be improving your language skills, shows a new study. To prove this, researchers looked at the top 100 most commonly used words on Twitter. Out of the 100 most used words, only two were shortened "RT" (shortened for...
  • Food packets being flown from Mysore to Kashmir September 13, 2014

    New Delhi: As relief work progresses in flood-ravaged Jammu and Kashmir, food packets made in Mysore are being flown all the way to Srinagar for the flood victims. Food packets, prepared using the same technique which goes in making food packets for soldiers at Siachen glacier, is being prepared by premier...
  • PM Narendra Modi calls for collaboration with Japan for research, skill development September 1, 2014

    Tokyo: In his address to businessmen at the Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that India is trying to achieve Japanese level of efficiency in the PMO as well as seek Japan's help in skill development in India. Modi said that India and Japan need...
  • Social media not a vehicle of debate, instead encourages self-censorship: Study August 27, 2014

    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

    Catch the day's top stories with Karma Paljor on India @ 9. ...
  • 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...