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Satellite data may predict floods almost a year in advance

Satellite data may predict floods almost a year in advance

Washington: Based on satellite monitoring of the gravitational field of a river basin, researchers have found a new way to predict which rivers are prone to dangerous flooding 11 months in… Read more »

Your old smartphone can help save forests

Your old smartphone can help save forests

Washington: What if your old smartphone could hide in a forest, listen to poachers and illegal loggers and report incidents directly to the authorities? This is the solution a California-based group… Read more »

Chemical switch may protect against brain loss

Chemical switch may protect against brain loss

New York: Scientists have stumbled upon a chemical “switch” in the brains of Alzheimer’s and stroke patients that prevents the generation and survival of neurons.The chemical switch, MEF2, may be a… Read more »

Soon, liquids to keep your PC cool

Soon, liquids to keep your PC cool

Kuala Lumpur:We know that personal computers can slow down, or worse, completely shut down owing to overheating. Not any more. Researchers have now developed liquids containing nanoparticles that can help… Read more »

NASA may send small drone to explore Saturn moon

NASA may send small drone to explore Saturn moon

Washington:Saturn’s giant moon Titan has become one of the most fascinating bodies in the solar system because of its potential similarities to the atmosphere of primordial Earth, and NASA has… Read more »

Now, an app to de-addict you from smartphone

Now, an app to de-addict you from smartphone

London: Can’t put your iPhone away for long? Here comes an app that can help you de-addict from your smartphone, freeing up more time for you to spend with your family… Read more »

‘Another two years for 4G technology to take off in India’

‘Another two years for 4G technology to take off in India’

New Delhi: It has been quite some time that the Indian telecom industry is talking about the fourth generation (4G) technology but is the market and the subscribers ready for it?… Read more »

Solar atmosphere much larger than previously thought: NASA

Solar atmosphere much larger than previously thought: NASA

Washington: In a significant discovery that will have bearing on NASA’s upcoming Solar Probe Plus mission, scientists have found that the sun’s corona – the vast atmosphere of solar particles that… Read more »

Now, organic and cheap batteries for power plants

Now, organic and cheap batteries for power plants

New York: A team led by Indian-origin scientists has developed a water-based organic battery that is long lasting and built from cheap, eco-friendly components. The development could pave the way for… Read more »

First standardised way to measure stars

First standardised way to measure stars

London: The same way we need values to measure everything from temperature to time, astronomers have now developed a new stellar scale as a “ruler” to help them classify and compare… Read more »