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         Rooter includes Kabbadi, F1 under one roof    
 
 
NEW DELHI: A sports social gaming platform Rooter, becomes the world's first digital platform to host seven types of sports in one application by including Kabaddi and F1. The app connects, engages, and helps sports audience interact with each other on a real-time basis.

 
         Orbiting supermassive black holes discovered for first time    
 
 
NEW YORK: In a major breakthrough, astronomers including one of Indian origin have discovered two supermassive black holes orbiting each other 750 million light years away from Earth - a finding that may help better understand how gravitational waves are formed. Last year, an international team of researchers detected the existence of gravitational waves, confirming German physicist Albert Einstein's 100-year-old prediction and astonishing the scientific community.

 
         Theweightmonitor.com launches mobile app for easier access to one-stop weight management platform    
 
 
NEW DELHI: Theweightmonitor (TWM), Delhi-based startup and India's first fully online weight management portal announces the launch of its mobile app, thereby making it easy for the customers to avail one-stop weight management platform.

 
         New drug to treat blood cancer developed    
 
 
NEW YORK: A new drug for blood cancer that may provide better treatment alone or combined with chemotherapy has been developed by a team led by an Indian-origin scientist.

 
         Threat of asteroid impact looming over Earth: experts    
 
 
LONDON: The risk of a sizeable asteroid hitting the Earth is significantly growing every few years, warn Czech scientists who analysed 144 fireballs from a recent meteor shower. The Taurid meteor shower showed significantly enhanced activity in 2015. Researchers found that this was due to a well defined orbital structure.

 
         Hottest known planet in universe discovered    
 
 
WASHINGTON: Scientists have discovered the hottest known planet located 650 light years from Earth, which is warmer than most stars in the universe and sports a giant, glowing gas tail like a comet. The Jupiter-like planet orbits a massive star KELT-9 every day and a half, researchers said.

 
         Wireless, battery-less pacemaker developed    
 
 
HOUSTON: Scientists have developed a new wireless, battery-less pacemaker that can be implanted directly into a patient's heart, an advance that could lead to "triple crown" of treatment for irregular heartbeat.

 
         'Manned missions to Moon, Mars may face medical emergencies'    
 
 
GENEVA: Astronauts on missions to deep space such as Mars may face severe medical emergencies like heart attacks, say experts who suggest that the crew must prepare to deal with potentially fatal illnesses or injuries. Experts at the Euroanaesthesia congress in Geneva discussed the unusual and challenging problem of how to perform emergency medical procedures during space missions. "Space exploration missions to the Moon and Mars are planned in the coming years. During these long duration

 
         Ransomware threat: Centre activates mechanism to prevent ‘Wannacry’ cyber attack    
 
 
The government on Sunday said it has activated a “preparedness and response mechanism” to prevent any major cyber attack from a new ransomware – “Wannacry” – which has infected computer systems around the world. According to the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), it has activated a “preparedness and response mechanism” by instructing CERT-IN (Computer Emergency Response Team) to gather “all the information of the reported ransomware”. Just a few days

 
         2 lakh hit by 'unprecedented' cyberhack in 150 nations:Europol    
 
 
LONDON: The "unprecedented" ransomware cyberattack has hit as many as 200,000 victims in over 150 countries, Europe's leading security chief said today and warned of another "imminent attack".

 
         Foodpanda revamps mobile app; provides more options    
 
 
NEW DELHI: Online food delivery app foodpanda on Tuesday announced the new and refurbished India version of its app to mark the company's fifth anniversary.

 
         Ixigo launches trains app for Apple iOS users    
 
 
NEW DELHI: India's most popular train information app ixigo has announced the launch of its train app for download on the app store for Apple phone users.

 
         Virtual humans may help doctors learn empathy: study    
 
 
In a first, scientists are using life-like virtual humans to train doctors on how to break bad news and express empathy to patients and their family members. Researchers created two virtual humans - Robin and Delmy - that are intelligent and conversational, and have the capacity to interact using a wide range of communication behaviours shared in typical face-to-face dialogue.

 
         Gamers, here are five games to watch out for    
 
 
NEW DELHI: Online gaming in India has witnessed a surge with the creation of multiple new games, gaming forums and so on. See the top five games that have established its presence in the gaming industry this season:

 
         Yahoo India homepage gets brand new look    
 
 
NEW DELHI: Yahoo India homepage has got a new look, along with updates to Yahoo Finance, Yahoo Cricket and Yahoo Lifestylefor users in India.

 
         Spacecraft flies between Saturn and rings in historic 1st    
 
Cape Canavera: NASA's Cassini spacecraft has ventured into the never-before-explored region between Saturn and its rings. But flight controllers won't know how everything went until tomorrow when they are back in touch with the craft. Cassini was out of radio contact with Earth today as it became the first spacecraft to enter the gap between Saturn and its rings. That's because its big dish antenna was maneuvered face forward to protect science instruments from potentially damaging ring

 
         Google targets 'fake news,' offensive search suggestions    
 
 
SAN FRANCISCO: Google has sprinkled some new ingredients into its search engine in an effort to prevent bogus information and offensive suggestions from souring its results. The changes announced today reflects Google's confidence in a new screening system designed to reduce the chances that its influential search engine will highlight untrue stories about people and events, a phenomenon commonly referred to as "fake news."

 
         Offensive WhatsApp posts can land group admin in jail    
 
 
VARANASI: Think twice before becoming administrator of a group on WhatsApp or Facebook as one is liable for prosecution if any rumour or fake news is circulated on it.

 
         Facebook for 'everyone' and not just high end: Zuckerberg    
 
 
Facebook does innovation to serve "everyone" in the community and not just the "high end", its CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said in an apparent swipe at the Snapchat boss' reported "poor countries" remark that triggered a controversy in India. "I think one thing that people probably don't think about as much as we do is innovation to serve everyone in the community, not just the high end, right?," Zuckerberg told Tech Crunch on the sidelines of the annual Facebook Developer Conference (F

 
         Google Earth re-invented for new era    
 
 
SAN FRANCICSO: Google today launched a re- imagined version of its free Earth mapping service, weaving in storytelling and artificial intelligence and freeing it from apps. "This is our gift to the world," Google Earth director Rebecca Moore said while giving AFP an early look at the new version of the program that lets people range the planet from the comfort of their computers, smartphones or tablets.

 
         NASA images show how India looks from space at night    
 
 
WASHINGTON: NASA today released new global nighttime images of the Earth - including a detailed view of India and its surroundings that show how patterns of human settlement changed across the country between 2012 and 2016. The new images compare the composite night-time view of India and its surrounding areas in 2016 with that of 2012.

 
         Signs of life detected below world's deepest point    
 
 
LONDON: Scientists have discovered potential evidence of life ten kilometres below the sea floor in the Mariana Trench - the deepest part of the world's oceans.

 
         'iPhones assembly in Bengaluru by Apple in less than a month'    
 
 
BENGALURU: Apple Inc will be ready to start asembling high-end iPhones in the city in less than a month to boost its chances of gaining a foothold in the fast growing Indian market,Karnataka IT Minister Priyank Khargesaid today. "In less than a month, we will have something out - Apple will start assembling and making its high-end iPhones at its plant in the city. Taiwanese contract manufacturer Wistron Corp will help Apple in doing so," he told PTI here. Kharge said making iPhones in In

 
         Five astronauts assigned to future ISS mission: NASA    
 
 
WASHINGTON: NASA has assigned five astronauts for upcoming missions aboard the International Space Station (ISS), the US space agency said today. Astronauts Joe Acaba, Ricky Arnold, Nick Hague, Serena Aunon-Chancellor and Shannon Walker all have begun training for missions launching later this year and throughout 2018. Acaba will be the first to launch, assigned to the Expedition 53 and 54 crews that already include Mark Vande Hei of NASA, and Alexander Misurkin of the Russian space agency R

 
         Trump plans to send humans to Mars    
 
 
WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump has signed a new bill authorising nearly USD 20 billion for NASA programmes, that include human exploration of the red planet. The NASA Transition Authorisation Act gives the agency USD 19.5 billion for 2018. The legislation also asks it to chalk out a plan to send a "crewed mission to Mars in the 2030s."

 
         First patient cured of rare blood disorder'    
 
 
WASHINGTON: In a first, doctors in the US claim to have successfully cured an adult patient with a rare blood disorder in which the body does not produce enough red blood cells, causing progressive organ damage and early death. Physicians employed a technique that avoids the use of high-dose chemotherapy and radiation in preparation for a stem cell transplant to cure the patient with congenital dyserythropoietic anemia (CDA).

 
         Indian-American teen wins top science award worth USD 250,000    
 
 
WASHINGTON: An Indian-American teen has won the top award, worth USD 250,000, in the oldest and most prestigious science and math competition in the US, for her research on preventing death of neurons due to brain injuries or neurodegenerative diseases. Indrani Das, a 17-year-old resident of New Jersey, and four other Indian-origin students were among the top ten finalists to be honoured at the annual Regeneron Science Talent Search Awards Gala for their research projects demonstrating except

 
         'New extension may improve inflight WiFi'    
 
 
WASHINGTON: For air travellers who waste precious time inflight staring blankly as their browser struggles to load a page, relief may be a quick download away. Researchers have developed an extension for the Google Chrome browser that drastically improves web browsing speeds at 30,000 feet.

 
         Frogs can see colour in extreme darkness: study    
 
 
LONDON: Frogs have a unique ability to see colour even when it is so dark that humans are not able to see anything at all, a new study has found. Researchers from Lund University in Sweden found that night vision of frogs and toads appears to be superior to that of all other animals. Most vertebrates, including humans, have two types of visual cells located in the retina, namely cones and rods. The cones enable us to see colour, but they usually require a lot of light and therefore stop

 
         NASA may put astronauts on deep space test flight    
 
 
WASHINGTON: NASA said today it is considering putting astronauts on an upcoming test flight of the agency's deep space Orion spacecraft as it aims to orbit the Moon. The US space agency is building new deep space capabilities to take humans farther into the solar system than we have ever travelled, and ultimately to Mars. NASA is assessing the feasibility of adding a crew to the first integrated flight of Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and Orion spacecraft, Exploration Mission-1 (EM-1).

 
 
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