New cell material may lead to cheaper solar cells New cell material may lead to cheaper solar cells

SINGAPORE: Scientists have found a promising new alternative solar cell material that may lead to more…


How social media was a curse and a blessing in Munich shooting How social media was a curse and a blessing in Munich shooting

MUNICH: Social networks were both a curse and a blessing in the deadly shopping mall shooting in Munich,…


Avian Honeyguides Lead Human Hunters to Honey Avian Honeyguides Lead Human Hunters to Honey

    Instances of collaboration between humans and wild animals are rare. One of the most noteworthy…


Solar Impulse: Zero-fuel plane begins final flight Solar Impulse: Zero-fuel plane begins final flight

  The zero-fuel aeroplane, Solar Impulse, has left the Egyptian capital, Cairo, on the last leg…


10 new and upcoming features of WhatsApp 10 new and upcoming features of WhatsApp

WhatsApp, the Facebook owned mobile-based messaging service, which is being used by more than 1 billion…


Govt moves to export bandwidth in India, Bhutan Govt moves to export bandwidth in India, Bhutan

In a bid to capture the market of eight eastern states of India and Bhutan, Bangladesh is going to negotiate…


Millions of Galaxies spotted Millions of Galaxies spotted

    Over the last week, new images have granted us exquisite views of the final frontier that…


Software can predict your looks with different hair styles Software can predict your looks with different hair styles

    A new imaging software can not only predict how you will look with different hair styles,…


NASA astronauts train underwater to mimic Mars mission NASA astronauts train underwater to mimic Mars mission

    NASA has sent a team of astronauts to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean on a 16-day mission…


Apple Flaw could Allow Hackers to Access Devices Via Messaging Apple Flaw could Allow Hackers to Access Devices Via Messaging

  Researchers have discovered a flaw in Apple’s operating systems that could allow a hacker…


Rare bog butterfly flutters back from brink Rare bog butterfly flutters back from brink

  A small bog in Lancashire is once again home to a rare species of butterfly, for the first time…


Novel way can make magnet spin like kittens Novel way can make magnet spin like kittens

Paving the way for the next-generation storage revolution, scientists have pioneered a novel effect…


Wild birds 'come when called' to help hunt honey Wild birds 'come when called' to help hunt honey

    New findings suggest that the famous cooperation between honeyguide birds and human honey…


5 apps which drain Smartphone battery 5 apps which drain Smartphone battery

Smartphones quickly become consumed by unnecessary apps that not only take up storage space, but can…


5 years after shuttle, NASA awaits commercial crew capsules 5 years after shuttle, NASA awaits commercial crew capsules

CAPE CANAVERAL: Five years after Atlantis completed the space shuttle program's final voyage, NASA…


Prawn seeds catching weakening embankments, new book says Prawn seeds catching weakening embankments, new book says

Rampant practice of prawn seed catching along the rivers of Sundarban is not only damaging the marine…


Vast asteroid created 'Man in Moon's eye' crater Vast asteroid created 'Man in Moon's eye' crater

  One of the Moon's biggest craters was created by an asteroid more than 250km (150 miles)…


Massive sewage spill forces closure of Los Angeles beaches Massive sewage spill forces closure of Los Angeles beaches

Several beaches in the Los Angeles area were shut down on Tuesday after nearly 2.5 million gallons (9.5…


Kepler Space Telescope Discovers 104 Exoplanets Kepler Space Telescope Discovers 104 Exoplanets

Astronomers say they have discovered 104 exoplanets, two of which could support life.    …


Light-based wireless communications a reality soon: Facebook team Light-based wireless communications a reality soon: Facebook team

  Researchers from Facebook's Connectivity Lab have developed a new technology that can one…


An underwater drone to explore the deep An underwater drone to explore the deep

John Foster, an archaeologist, talks about boats in that charming way all nautical lovers do - as if…


Hottest June ever recorded worldwide - NOAA Hottest June ever recorded worldwide - NOAA

Last month was the hottest June ever recorded worldwide, and the 14th straight month that global heat…


Higher brain connectivity behind intelligence, creativity Higher brain connectivity behind intelligence, creativity

LONDON: People with higher connectivity between different parts of the brain are more intelligent and…


Ten Google tricks and secrets Ten Google tricks and secrets

Google is the most accepted search engine on the World Wide Web. There are many surprises in Google…


NASA's Kepler probe confirms over 100 new exoplanets NASA's Kepler probe confirms over 100 new exoplanets

Using data from NASA's Kepler spacecraft on its K2 mission, an international team of astronomers…


Storage device writes information atom-by-atom Storage device writes information atom-by-atom

The quest for storage devices that pack more information into a smaller space has reached a new limit,…


5 tips to make Smartphone battery last long 5 tips to make Smartphone battery last long

The smartphones that are using now come with two types of batteries. One is Lithium-ion battery and…


SpaceX propels cargo to space station SpaceX propels cargo to space station

A SpaceX rocket blasted off Monday toward the International Space Station, carrying a load of supplies…


Shifting cloud patterns don't bode well for planet Shifting cloud patterns don't bode well for planet

The clouds are shifting, and a new study suggests that's a worrisome thing for the planet.  …


Instant Articles is now available on Facebook’s Messenger Instant Articles is now available on Facebook’s Messenger

Facebook Messenger has recently rolled out the Instant Article service for the Android OS. An iOS version…


How did asteroid impact wipe out dinosaurs? How did asteroid impact wipe out dinosaurs?

While it is widely accepted that an asteroid impact caused the mass extinction of dinosaurs and other…


Addicted to clicking selfie? You may develop a ‘Selfie elbow’ Addicted to clicking selfie? You may develop a ‘Selfie elbow’

Selfie addicts, beware! Constantly takings too many pictures of yourself may cause you to develop a…


US Navy banned from using sonar that harms dolphins and walruses US Navy banned from using sonar that harms dolphins and walruses

A federal appeals court ruled on Friday that the US Navy was wrongly allowed to use sonar in the nation’s…


Some Tips and Tricks for WhatsApp Some Tips and Tricks for WhatsApp

WhatsApp is a very popular messaging application, recently hitting one billion users. It is easy to…


'Warm Jupiters' have got companions 'Warm Jupiters' have got companions

After analysing Kepler space telescope data, astronomers from the University of Toronto, Canada, have…


Messaging app Line sees shares surge 50% in Tokyo debut Messaging app Line sees shares surge 50% in Tokyo debut

Shares of Japanese messaging app Line have surged by 50% in its Tokyo trading debut, making it the biggest…


Microsoft wins US data access case Microsoft wins US data access case

The US government cannot force Microsoft to give authorities access to the firm's servers located…


BTRC signs deal for QoS measuring equipment BTRC signs deal for QoS measuring equipment

Aiming to ensure quality of service (QoS) for mobile telecommunication, the telecom regulator on Thursday…


Guess how many times we touch our smartphones in a day Guess how many times we touch our smartphones in a day

WASHINGTON:  We touch our smartphones around 2,617 times a day, according to new research…

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