Spider webs spring towards prey: Study (20:02)
London, Dec 8 (IANS) British scientists have discovered that spider webs actively spring towards prey, thanks to electrically conductive glue spread across their surface.
Indian bioinformatics firm setting up genomics centre in US (20:00)
Bangalore, Dec 7 (IANS) Leading Indian bioinformatics firm Strand Life Sciences has tied up with the US-based El Camino Hospital to set up a centre for genomics and personalised medicine in San Francisco, the city-based company said Saturday.
Young scientists must take India to technological supremacy: President (17:46)
Kolkata, Dec 7 (IANS) India can only advance through technological advancements and the onus is on its young scientists to take the country to supremacy in this sector, President Pranab Mukherjee said Friday.
DubaiSat-2 successfully deployed in orbit (23:34)
Dubai, Dec 6 (IANS/WAM) The Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST) has announced that the recently launched DubaiSat-2 earth observation satellite has successfully been deployed in its orbit and all systems have been tested successfully.
China's moon probe enters lunar orbit (17:42)
Beijing, Dec 6 (IANS) China's Chang'e-3 lunar probe entered a circular lunar orbit Friday, after about 112 hours on a Earth-Moon transfer orbit, the Beijing Aerospace Control Centre said.
Indian elections are educative for foreign delegations (16:06)
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) The smooth conduct of India's elections and the efficient use of electronic voting machines (EVMs) and other technology are an eye-opener for many foreign delegations that came here to observe Indian democracy in action.
UIDAI has issued 51 crore Aadhar numbers (18:54)
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) Thursday said it has issued 51 crore Aadhaar numbers and is in the process of completing its mandate of covering 60 crore people by the end of the current fiscal.
Germany keen on scientific collaboration with India (18:14)
Thiruvanthapuram, Dec 5 (IANS) Germany Thursday invited the Indian scientific community to make use of the infrastructure and expertise at its institutions for collaborative research activities.
India raising nuclear weapon capacity: Report (18:12)
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Based on commercial satellite imagery, a US-based think tank has said India is increasing its ability to produce highly-enriched uranium for military purposes, including more powerful nuclear weapons, at a facility near Mysore in Karnataka.
Axe Aadhar tie-up with US firm (17:54)
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) The CPI-M Thursday described as "a matter of deep concern" that a US company with CIA links was providing software to manage the data base for the registration of Aadhar scheme.
Karnataka offers budget boost to nanotechnology (16:50)
Bangalore, Dec 5 (IANS) Karnataka is ready to enhance budgetary support to nanotechnology initiatives and help the growth of the sunrise sector, state Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said Thursday.
Spectrum auction notice in 15-20 days: Farooqui (16:42)
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) The notice inviting applications (NIA) for the spectrum auctions in January 2014 is expected to come in another 15-20 days, M.F. Farooqui, secretary, Department of Telecommunications (DoT) said Thursday.
Nanoscience needs targeted funding: C.N.R Rao (15:22)
Bangalore, Dec 5 (IANS) The government should ensure targeted funding to promote nanoscience and nanotechnology in solving pressing societal problems and improve the quality of life, a top scientist said Thursday.
China exceeds 1.3 bn microblog accounts (13:56)
Beijing, Dec 5 (IANS) The number of Chinese microblog accounts exceeded 1.3 billion in November, making this a major channel for disseminating information, according to the State Internet Information Office.
US agency tracks global movements of people: Report (13:14)
Washington, Dec 5 (IANS) The US National Security Agency gathers nearly 5 billion cell phone records around the world every day to track the movements of individuals and map their relationships, according to the Washington Post.
India needs to develop electronics, telecommunication: PM (Lead) (11:34)
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday said India needs to develop a strong domestic manufacturing base in electronics and telecommunication, adding that the usage of internet is quite low in the country.
India needs to develop electronics, telecommunication: PM (10:44)
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) India needs to develop a strong domestic manufacturing base in electronics and telecommunication to avoid huge import bills, said Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday.
Indian Mars Orbiter out of earth's influence (19:20)
Bangalore, Dec 4 (IANS) The Indian Orbiter to Mars zoomed out of the earth's sphere of influence Wednesday while cruising in the sun orbit on its 10-month long voyage to the red planet.
Scientists call for climate change warning mechanisms (14:58)
Washington, Dec 4 (IANS) With climate change impacting human infrastructure and ecosystems, scientists are stressing on early warning systems to prepare for sudden changes.
US company launches first commercial satellite (09:36)
Washington, Dec 4 (IANS) US space company SpaceX launched their first commercial satellite from Florida, in a mission that will usher in a newcomer in the global launch services industry.
Amazon plans doorstep delivery by drones (06:04)
By Arun Kumar
Washington, Dec 4 (IANS) If Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos has his way, instead of bombs, unmanned drones may soon be delivering from books to medicines to essential supplies at one's doorstep at the click of a button.
'Use social marketing to address health issues' (22:42)
Kochi, Dec 3 (IANS) The first global health conference on social marketing (SM) and social franchising (SF) that began here Tuesday saw experts calling to scale up the use of these tools to address a wider gamut of health challenges in India, instead of limiting them to just family planning.
TRAI cuts security deposit, registration fee of telemarketers (19:40)
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) The Telecom regulator Tuesday said it was halving registration fees and security deposit of telemarketers with the service provider in order to encourage telemarketers register with it.
New search tool identifies faces in untagged photos (19:26)
Toronto, Dec 3 (IANS) Canadian researchers have developed a new programme that can detect the intimacy of a relationship and identify untagged people in photographs on social networking sites.
Women better than men at multitasking (18:50)
Washington, Dec 3 (IANS) A study led by an Indian-origin scientist has found that women are good at multitasking and men, on the other hand, are more likely better at learning and performing a single task at hand.
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