Tamilnadu govt staff set to get bonanza

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Talk on epic character Bhishmar

Chennai: Writer P N Parasuraman will deliver a talk on epic character Bhishmar as part of '...... Read More >>

Overcoming trauma to become donor

Chennai: It is not easy to take a decision at any point in life but the most difficult must be to...... Read More >>

Aguero stars as Man City sink Monaco in thriller

Manchester: Sergio Aguero starred as Manchester City beat Monaco 5-3 in a breathless and...... Read More >>

Shooters impress new foreign rifle coach

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Science & Technology

Humans read into potential danger

PTI, Wednesday, 8th January 2014
Los Angeles: Scientists have identified a mental mechanism that people use to subconsciously gauge threats posed by others. The mechanism translates the magnitude of the threat into the same dimensions used by animals to size up their adversaries - size and strength - even when these dimensions have no actual connection to the threat, researchers said.    

Ancient Mars hosted habitable environments

Washington: Scientists have found evidence for widespread buried deposits of iron- and calcium-rich carbonates on Mars, which suggests that the red planet once hosted habitable environments with liquid water. ... Read More >>

Give a 'High Pi' today

Today is Pi Day. It is observed on 14 March (or 3/14 in the month/day date format), since 3, 1, and 4 are the first three significant digits of p in decimal form.   ... Read More >>

World's first atomic wristwatch to cost 3,500 pounds

London: The world's first atomic wristwatch - which loses just one second every 1,000 years - could be manufactured within months and cost 3,500 pounds. A father-of-two from Hawaii is trying to raise 25,000 pounds on crowdfunding site Kickstarter to design the atomic wristwatch, which is the size ... Read More >>

Silicon Valley to gravitate more towards India

Washington, Oct 2: India may soon displace China as Silicon Valley’s next frontier, a leading American daily has said, days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the headquarters of technology giants Tesla, Facebook and Google. ... Read More >>

Apollo Hospitals introduces 'Ask Apollo'

Apollo Hospitals today announced its revolutionary initiative- Ask Apollo that promises to connect billions of patients to Asia’s most advanced healthcare network via video, voice call and email. ... Read More >>

Supercomputing simulations crucial to study of Ras protein

Supercomputer simulations have shown clusters of a protein linked to cancer warp cell membranes, an advance that could help design new anticancer drugs, scientists, including one of Indian-origin, say. ... Read More >>

New research could prevent stillbirth

Melbourne: Australian scientists have developed world's first test that could help prevent stillbirth, a tragedy that affects millions globally each year. ... Read More >>

Cosmic dust unveils Earth's ancient atmosphere

Melbourne: Ancient Earth's upper atmosphere contained about the same amount of oxygen as today, according to a new study that challenges the accepted view of our planet's atmosphere. ... Read More >>

Science & tech must serve people better

Science and Technology should be used to promote welfare of the common man, Union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu has said. ... Read More >>


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