Author Archives: Staff Writer

Japan, India scientists develop new approach to lessen severity of malaria

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A new approach focusing on a critical stage in the life cycle of one of the most common malaria parasites was developed by scientists at Kyoto University’s Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS) in Japan, in collaboration with India and Swiss scientists. “The Plasmodium vivax malaria parasite can stay dormant in a person’s liver cells up to years following infection, ...

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Wind blows, ground moves on Mars, says study after INSIGHT lander findings

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A new study by researchers at Kyushu University’s International Institute for Carbon-Neutral Energy Research, Fukuoka in  Japan after comparing findings of Mars Insight lander after comparing with our own planet Earth, found Mars might seem like a “dead” planet, but even there, the wind blows and the ground moves. Similar to earthquakes, the ambient seismic noise rippling mainly due to ...

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NASA finds tropical storm Sarai strengthening

NASA analyzed the cloud top temperatures in Tropical Storm Sarai using infrared light to determine the strength of the storm.  Already there are regional warnings in effect for Fiji and Tonga. In Fiji, there is a storm warning is in force for Vatulele and Kadavu. A gale warning is in force for Vanua Levu, Taveuni, Yasawa and the Mamanuca Group, ...

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High BMI may improve cancer survival, says study by Australian scientist

Flinders University

Above average or high BMI – often linked to cancers, diabetes, cardiovascular and other diseases – may in some cases improve the chance of survival among certain cancers, showed new research from Flinders University that focused on clinical trials of atezolizumab, a common immunotherapy treatment for non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), the Australian cancer researchers found improved responsiveness to the drug ...

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Nikki Haley gets Trump’s support for nailing down Kelly, Tillerson in memoir

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Former US Ambassador to UN Nikki Haley has finally cracked the code from within narrating in her book how former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly had tried to circumvent some policies in the name of national interest despite going against President Donald Trump’s own decisions. Haley’s claims in her book With ...

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Samsung makes inroads into IITs, recognizes 3 Indore IIT projects

Samsung

Samsung India conducted the 9th edition of the Samsung Innovation Award at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Indore to recognize and reward innovations of students that have the potential to revolutionize everyday life under this year’s theme ‘Systems that learn’ for practical ideas around multi-modal sensing, applications of learning systems, VR, XR, 3D imaging, and distributed AI. The awards ...

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Mahesh Babu shares Diwali poster ahead of his next film ‘Sarileru Neekevvaru’

On the occasion of Diwali, Telugu superhero Mahesh Babu shared a new poster from his upcoming movie Sarileru Neekevvaru and informed his fans that the film will be released on January 12, 2020, just in time for the Sankranti Festival. Mahesh Babu shared the poster with the caption, “Happy Diwali 🙂 🙂 #SarileruNeekevvaru”. One of the biggest highlights is that Mahesh ...

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Chiranjeevi opens up about his periodic film ‘Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy’

Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy

Telugu actor Chiranjeevi’s upcoming periodic film, Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy has created a huge buzz since its trailer launch was launched recently, and received huge praise for its brilliant visuals, breathtaking performances and an iconic cast. The official trailer released on August 20 has already received 9.9 million views on Youtube, to touch more than 1 crore view in just ...

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‘World Of Saaho’ welcomes you at multiplexes across India

The makers of Saaho are creating a huge buzz once again by having a beautifully crafted ‘World Of Saaho’ at multiplexes across 30 states of India, after treating us with the trailer which was premium with its rich content quality and breathtaking visual depictions. Talking about ‘World Of Saaho’, the multiplexes are decorated with the posters as well as the ...

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After Saaho, Shraddha Kapoor gears up for back-to-back releases

Actress Shraddha Kapoor has been busy juggling between the sets of three films — Saaho, Chhichhore and Street Dancer 3D, this year. This year is not only a busy year for Shraddha but the actress has taken it a notch higher with good projects. Currently, Shraddha will have two projects releasing within a span of one week- Saaho and Chhichhore. ...

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These natives experimented flats, city lifestyle 9000 years ago

The ancient ruins of Çatalhöyük, in modern Turkey, revealed that its inhabitants – 3,500 to 8,000 people at its peak – experienced overcrowding, infectious diseases, violence and environmental problems almost 9,000 years ago, said an international team of bioarchaeologists after 25 years of study. The results paint a picture of what it was like for humans to move from a ...

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This student-made robot dog jumps, flips and trots, will you buy?

Kurt Hickman/Stanford News Service

Putting their own twist on robots that amble through complicated landscapes, the Stanford Student Robotics club’s Extreme Mobility team at Stanford University has developed a four-legged robot that is capable of performing acrobatic tricks and traversing challenging terrain. Anyone who wants their own version of the robot, dubbed Stanford Doggo, can consult comprehensive plans, code and a supply list that ...

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Japan, Germany join hands for Mars Moon Exploration (MMX)

When it comes to expansion or exploration, Japan and Germany stand together as history has repeatedly shown us. Soon after launching a rover on asteroid Ryugu last month, Japan has announced its future vision to explore Mars moons in collaboration with the German space agency. JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) and Germany’s Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES), and the German ...

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HAL parody website takes on defence minister’s remarks

India’s state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) in Bangalore was caught in between its own minister and its proxy defender, a fake website, amidst the ongoing brouhaha over the capabilities of the Bangalore-HQ defence establishment. When Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman publicly humiliated the defence organisation HAL for not having capabilities to manufacture 126 Rafale combat aircraft, all the defence establishments run ...

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Diplomatic Dinner? Israeli dinner Dessert in a Shoe Shocks Japan PM Abe

Whether intentionally or unintentionally, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu may have made a faux paux of sort when his renowned and creative chef served visiting Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe with desert dishes in a shoe on last week May 2. Shocked Japanese revealed it a week later. Japanese, like any Asian culture, do not bring shoes inside the home, ...

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