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Adopting 'contextual cues' from cinema halls' setting creates same experience at home

Washington, Oct 30 : A new study has revealed that the angle of viewing does not play a vital role in the cinematic experience, but presence of so-called 'contextual visual cues' played a greater role in actually drawing viewers into a movie.


Did you sleep well? This device will show

Tokyo, Oct 30 : Japanese video game company Nintendo Thursday announced it will develop a device to track and improve the quality of sleep, the latest venture of the company to get into the "eHealth" business.


Cinematic environment can transform smartphone into theatre

London, Oct 30 : Even a smartphone with a small screen is enough to generate an intense cinematic experience if the surroundings are stimulating enough, found a research.


Plaster may replace injections for premature babies

London, Oct 30 : Instead of using injections or probes, it will in future be possible to deliver drugs to premature babies via a plaster as researchers have developed a UV-activated membrane, which releases a gentle dose of medication to the skin of a patient.


Super solar material for uninterrupted power generation

Washington, Oct 30 : Generating power without interruption may become a lot easier as researchers have developed a new nanoparticle-based material that can absorb and convert to heat more than 90 percent of the sunlight it captures.


New class of telescope helps reveal existence of 'quiet' quasars

Washington, Oct 30 : Scientists have discovered a group of 'quiet' quasars that evolved slowly, with the help of the Gran Telescopio Canarias (GTC) telescope.


New class of telescope helps reveal existence of 'quiet' quasars

Washington, Oct 30 : Scientists have discovered a group of 'quiet' quasars that evolved slowly, with the help of the Gran Telescopio Canarias (GTC) telescope.


Future robots will resemble ostriches, say scientists

Washington, Oct 30 : Scientists have revealed that robots could learn from running birds such as ostriches.


Scientists discover scores of new genes linked to increased autism risk

Washington, Oct 30 : Scientists have found several types of rare, genetic differences in more than 14,000 DNA samples from parents, affected children, and unrelated individuals that are linked to increased risk of autism.


Robots to incorporate bird running techniques

New York, Oct 30 : With an eye toward building better running robots, researchers analysed some of nature's most energy efficient animals - running birds.


Glacial retreat will continue but can be checked: Scientist

Shimla, Oct 30 : The glaciers in the Himalayas will continue to retreat for another 40-50 years and if this phenomenon is not checked, temperature will rise by at least four degrees Celsius by the end of this century.


Why sunburn does not affect plants

New York, Oct 30 : Ever wondered how plants protect themselves from the harmful rays of the sun? Researchers have now discovered how they put natural sunscreens to use.


Visualisation system to read robots' minds developed

New York, Oct 30 : Engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a new visualisation system that can help read robots' minds.


Plant-based raw materials to produce consumer goods?

New York, Oct 30 : Imagine wearing trousers made out of corn or a T-shirt made of sugar. With bio-based raw materials coming to the fore, this could, in fact, be the future of the consumer goods industry.


Planet-forming lifeline found in binary star system

New York, Oct 30 : Astronomers have discovered a sustaining, planet-forming lifeline in a binary star system.


NASA seeks new technology for space exploration

Washington, Oct 30 : In an effort to stimulate deep space capability development across the aerospace industry, NASA has sought proposals for technology development projects.


Google building magnetic pills to detect, destroy cancer

Melbourne, Oct 29 : Google is reportedly working on tiny magnetic pills that will detect and destroy cancer and other diseases plaguing the human body.


Scientists gain new insight into female 'biological clock' that governs fertility

Washington, Oct 29 : A recent study has shed light on the mystery of the biological clock that governs fertility and has increased knowledge about molecular mechanisms that governed development in human eggs that could be applied to clinical treatment of female infertility in the years to come.


Google scientists to find 'hidden' cancer via nanoparticles

Washington, Oct 29 : In a pioneering research, a Google life sciences team - which has two senior Indian-origin researchers - is set to find signs of deadly diseases like cancer by sending 'nanoparticles' in the bloodstream of a person and then get the results via a wearable device.


High powered MRI scans identify language centres in brain

Vienna, Oct 29 : A study from the Medical University of Vienna found how 7-Tesla ultra high-field magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) could be used to clearly show the brain areas responsible for speech processing and production.


Space weather study gives insight into turbulences on Earth

Washington, Oct 29 : Insights into the physics of space weather has revealed that volatile "solar wind" that buffet the magnetic field that surrounded the Earth, could whip up geomagnetic storms that disrupted cell phone services, damage satellites and blackout power grids.


Now, chair that gets you standing with just press of a button

Washington, Oct 28 : Ikea has come up with a range of adjustable desks that can help you quit your sedentary lifestyle.


Scientists come closer to unveil why matter exceeds antimatter in universe

Washington, Oct 28 : Scientists have come closer in understanding why the universe contains more matter than antimatter.


Chandra Observatory reveals turbulence prevents cluster galaxies from forming stars

Washington, Oct 28 : NASA'S Chandra Observatory has found that turbulence might keep the temperature inside cluster galaxies too hot to allow for cooling needed to form stars.


Scientists create coldest ever cubic meter in Universe

Washington, Oct 28 : An international team of scientists recently claimed to have set the world record for creating coldest cubic meter in the Universe.


Giant Sunspot spews more massive Solar Flares

Washington, Oct 28 : NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory has observed more powerful flares erupting from the giant Sunspot.


Ancient engravings on Mars' surface rekindle alien speculations

Melbourne, Oct 28 : Astronomers recently observed ancient engravings on the surface of Mars, which once again sparked the speculations of possibilities of alien life on the "Red" planet.


Even limiting fertility or catastrophe not enough to control population explosion

Washington, Oct 28 : Scientists have found that even stern restrictions over fertility or a catastrophic event would not be able to reduce the world population.


Astronomers capture early fireball stage of nova for 1st time

Washington, Oct 28 : Astronomers observed the images of a nova during its early fireball stage for the first time, which provided a deeper insight into the complicated process where it ejects material, gases expand and cool.


Physicist claims humankind is 'alone' in Universe

Wellington, Oct 28 : Brian Cox recently expressed that the process which created mankind on the Earth was a fluke, so it is highly unlikely that it would have occurred again.


Windowless plane to take off soon

London, Oct 28 : Imagine flying in a plane sans windows! Your imagination may soon become a reality with a British company working on such a plane.


Advanced hearing aids distort music more

New York, Oct 28 : The more advanced an hearing aid is today, the worse experience it would offer to music lovers who use such aids, says a study.


Decades old mystery of antibiotic creation solved

Washington, Oct 27 : Scientists have made a breakthrough and solved a decades-old mystery by revealing how a powerful antibiotic agent is made.


Largest boulders on Rosetta's comet named after Egyptian pyramid 'Cheops'

Washington, Oct 27 : Scientists have named the cluster of boulders, Cheops, as they reminded the scientists of the pyramids of Giza; the boulder has been named 'Cheops' after the largest pyramid within the Giza Necropolis.


Now, robots that use static electricity to pick up, transport objects

Washington, Oct 27 : Experts have recently developed robots that use static electricity to pick up and transport objects, it has been reported.


Lab cells reveal how brain responds to memory and reward

New York, Oct 27 : Scientists have created cells that can detect changes in the brain associated with learning, memory and reward.


A tool to monitor the adverse effects of cancer drug

Toronto, Oct 27 : A new portable device can correctly measure a patient's blood for the effects of methotrexate, a commonly used but potentially toxic cancer drug, in less than a minute.


Microbes to help develop antibiotics

New York, Oct 27 : Solving a decades-old mystery, researchers, including an Indian-origin scientist, have discovered how a powerful antibiotic agent is made in nature.


Astronomers produce first images of exploding stellar fireball

Washington, Oct 27 : The expansion of thermonuclear fireball from a nova that erupted last year in the constellation Delphinus was more complicated than the simple models used previously would have predicted, suggest astronomers including an Indian.


A device to identify tipsiness

New York, Oct 26 : A device has been launched that lets drivers find out if they are intoxicated before they are nabbed by cops.


Scientists grow functioning blood vessel in just 7 days

London, Oct 26 : Scientists were recently able to grow a brand new blood vessel in seven days with just two tablespoon blood, it has been reported.


Ocean plays crucial role in regulating Earth's climate: Study

Washington, Oct 26 : A new study has revealed that circulation of the ocean plays an equally important role in regulating the earth's climate.


Scientists discover 'chink in HIV's armour'

Washington, Oct 25 : Scientists have found a new protein, called Ssu72 that seems to be part of a switch used to awaken HIV-1 (the most common type of HIV) from its slumber.


Stephen Hawking joins Facebook ahead of 'The Theory Of Everything's release

Washington, Oct 25 : Stephen Hawking has joined Facebook ahead of 'The Theory Of Everything's release, which is based on his life.


Scientists grow functioning vessel with two tablespoons of blood

London, Oct 25 : In a path-breaking research, a team of Swedish researchers has successfully grown brand new blood vessels with just two tablespoons of blood in a flat seven days.


Ocean circulation: a major factor in climate change

Washington, Oct 25 : It isn't just the atmosphere, but the circulation of the oceans plays an equally important role in regulating the Earth's climate, new research shows.


Single protein behind successful fertilisation

Tokyo, Oct 25 : An international team of researchers has discovered how a single protein oversees the processing of DNA during sperm and egg generation for successful fertilisation.


NASA finds ice cloud on Saturn's moon Titan

Washington, Oct 25 : Scientists have identified an unexpected, high-altitude methane ice cloud on Saturn's moon Titan that is similar to the exotic clouds found far above the Earth's poles.


Android Wear's first major update adds offline Music, GPS, Bluetooth headphones

Washington, Oct 24 : Google's Android Wear is reportedly getting its first big update, with features like offline music, Bluetooth headphone and GPS support to help make it more of a standalone device.


Clearer pictures from Mars Orbiter soon: Official

Chennai, Oct 24 : India's Mars Orbiter is expected to send clearer pictures in two months' time, said a senior official of the Indian space agency Friday.


Scientists shed new light on how hormone works in weight loss

Washington, Oct 24 : Scientists have found the how the hormone, which is a popular target to develop weight-loss drugs, works in our body.


Hunchback 'Horrible Hands' dino had 'incredibly' long arms

Washington, Oct 24 : A new study examined the new fossils of an "incredibly" long-armed dinosaur nicknamed "Horrible Hands" and demonstrated that the dinosaur had a prominent hunchback, was omnivorous, and had features that prevented it from sinking into wet ground.


Astronomers observe star's fortunate escape from black hole with minor damage

Washington, Oct 24 : Astronomers have recently observed a star escaping, with only a small part of its mass torn off, after almost being captured by a black hole.


World's first 'dead heart' transplant successfully carried out in game changing surgery

Melbourne, Oct 24 : Scientists have made a dead heart beat again and successfully transplanted it in world's first ever game changing surgery.


Study into 'Preeclampsia' provides pathways for novel therapeutic treatments

Washington, Oct 24 : Scientists have revealed some novel insight into the leading cause of maternal and infant death worldwide, preeclampsia, that could lead to the development of new therapeutic treatments.


Boom in dam construction threatens freshwater biodiversity

London, Oct 24 : An unprecedented global boom in the construction of hydropower dams, spearhead by developing and emerging economies, could reduce the number of rivers by about 20 percent and pose a serious threat to freshwater biodiversity, says a study.


First protein microfibre developed in lab

New York, Oct 24 : In a first, scientists have created new proteins that are capable of self-assembling into fibres on a microscale, paving the way for new opportunities for using engineered protein fibres in drugs.


Comets smell like rotten eggs, horse urine

Washington, Oct 24 : The smell of comets is quite strong, with the odor of rotten eggs (hydrogen sulphide), of horse stable (ammonia) and the pungent, suffocating odor of formaldehyde, it has been revealed.


DNA reveals Neanderthals first mated with humans 50,000 years ago

Washington, Oct 23 : A new study has examined the 45,000-year-old DNA from a Siberian man that has demonstrated that Neanderthals and humans first mated 50,000 years ago.


Scientists observe third significant Solar flare in 2 days

Washington, Oct 23 : NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory has recently captured images of the third substantial Solar flare, which occurred on Oct. 22 in the lower half of the sun, in two days.


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