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NASA announces crew members for ISS mission in 2017

Washington:  NASA and its International Space Station (ISS) partners have announced the crew members for missions to the orbiting laboratory in 2017.   The selection includes first-time space flyers NASA....

Bharti Airtel takes its 4G services to 296 towns

Gurgaon: India's top telecom service provider Bharti Airtel on Thursday said it has commercially launched its fourth generation (4G) communications services in 296 towns across the country. "With the help of....

New selfie app for a natural look

New York: A new selfie app that has been launched will help capture the perfect self-portrait by enhancing one's natural looks.   The app, called Bestie, offers 22 mood filters....

Facebook’s live video streaming only for celebrities

London: Celebrities now have another reason to connect with their fans on social networking site Facebook through a new live-streaming video service. The new app, called Live, allows celebrities to host....

NASA camera reveals ‘dark side’ of moon

Washington: From nearly 1.6 lakh km away, a NASA camera has captured a stunning view of the far side of the moon as it moved in front of the sun-lit side....

Intex launches Cloud 4G Star smartphone

New Delhi: Domestic handset manufacturer Intex on Wednesday launched a new 4G-enabled smartphone in an exclusive partnership with Flipkart at a price of Rs.7,299.   The new device will come....

SC quashes case against Samsung

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday quashed a criminal case registered against Samsung India Electronics on a complaint by one Ashok Chaurdia, alleging cheating and criminal conspiracy by marketing....

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Snapdeal launches visual-algorithm based micro site

New Delhi: Domestic e-commerce platform Snapdeal on Wednesday launched visual-algorithm based micro site findmystyle.in with the aim of enriching shopping experience online.   "The search methodology of findmystyle.in is very....

NASA robot building biggest rocket parts for Mars mission

 Washington: A giant robot at the NASA facility is helping engineers build the biggest, lightweight composite rocket parts so far made for future space vehicles to deeper missions including Mars.....

Karbonn to invest Rs.800 crore in manufacturing

New Delhi: Domestic handset manufacturer Karbonn Mobiles on Wednesday said it had earmarked Rs.800 crore for investment in manufacturing over the next three years.   "As part of the investment....

3 Indian-Americans show their innovations to Obama

Washington:  President Barack Obama celebrated his birthday in an unusual way by hosting the first-ever White House Demo Day where innovators from around the country, including three Indian-Americans, 'demoed' their....

Jupiter can help decode Earth’s weather system better

Washington: Learning more about Jupiter and its Great Red Spot could help scientists understand the Earth’s weather system better, says a NASA expert. Jupiter’s weather functions under the same physics as....

BMW’s profit hits new record in H1

Munich: German car producer BMW group said on Tuesday its earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) had hit a new record in the first half of 2015, exceeding 5 billion....

Indian-origin scientists develop new super-thin material

New York : Indian-origin scientists Swastik Kar and Srinivas Sridhar have developed a new super-thin light-weight material with potential applications in a range of tools that we use everyday --....

Indian-origin teen creates low-cost robotic arm

New York: A 17-year-old Indian-origin teenager has won accolades for an inexpensive robotic arm he created for his school science fair project in California state of the US.   Nilay....

China to launch Jilin-1 satellite in October

Beijing, China's Jilin province plans to send Jilin-1, the country's first self-developed remote sensing satellite for commercial use, into space in October, its designers said on Tuesday.   Jilin-1 consists....

Way2online launches free news app

Hyderabad : Internet technology companyWay2online on Monday announced it has launched Way2News, a free app that brings short summarized nuggets of news in local languages.   Anticipating a huge demand....

Samsung launches Galaxy Grand Prime 4G

  New Delhi : Samsung on Monday launched its new Grand Prime 4G smartphone, priced at Rs.11,100, expanding its 4G portfolio in India to 14 models.   The new smartphone....

Intex aims to double turnover to $1.5 bn

Hyderabad: Intex, a diversified technology firm, aims to more than double its turnover to $1.5 billion (Rs.9,000 crore) during the current financial year, a top company official said on Monday.....

iPhone app helps catch burglar in US

Washington: A man in the US has credited his surveillance camera and an app on his iPhone for helping him catch a burglar at his home, a media report said. Brian....

‘Solar flow’ device to outperform traditional batteries

  New York : Combining a solar cell and a battery into a single device, researchers have developed a design that is 20 percent more efficient than today's traditional batteries.....

Twitter news yet to gain popularity among traditional media

London: Despite its growing popularity, half of the most popular news on micro-blogging site Twitter are still not being covered by traditional news media sources, researchers report.   To understand....

Indian-American develops novel technology for water filtration

New York: An Indian American researcher has developed a self-assembling synthetic membrane that may aid in better gas separation, water purification, drug delivery and DNA recognition.   This membrane is....

Indian American surgeon masters robotic surgery for advanced kidney cancer

New York:  In pioneering work, a team led by an Indian American surgeon has successfully performed robotic surgeries in advanced kidney cancer patients.   The team from USC Institute of....

New Twitter app launched for Windows 10

New York: Within days of the Windows 10 launch, Twitter has unveiled a native app for the operating system. Without requiring one to log in, the app showcases top trending tweets,....

Earth’s magnetic shield much older than previously thought

New York: The Earth's magnetic field is at least four billion years old, up from the previous estimates of 3.45 billion years, researchers from University of Rochester have found.  ....

Facebook bids adieu to ‘Happy Birthday!’ wishes

New York : Making birthday greetings on Facebook even more impersonal, the social networking giant has rolled out a feature that allows a user to wish "Happy Birthday" just by....

Instagram now bans #goddess hashtag

London: Photo-sharing app Instagram has banned the hashtag #goddess because "inappropriate" images were allegedly shared, media reports said. Earlier this month, Instagram also banned the hashtag #curvy but reinstated it last....

Scientists design first artificial ‘protein-making factory’

New York:In a first, US scientists have engineered an artificial ribosome - the protein synthesisers of the cell - or what the scientists call 'protein-making factory' that may enable the....

Strongest Aurora found beyond solar system

Washington: Astronomers have discovered the first aurora that is 10,000 times more powerful than any previously seen beyond the solar system. The aurora - similar to the famous "Northern Lights" on....