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Device to help stroke patients move paralysed hands

Device to help stroke patients move paralysed hands

Stroke patients who learned to use their minds to open and close a device fitted over their paralyzed hands gained some control over their h
27 May 2017, 04:24 AM IST
Life on terra firma had its genesis in oceans

Life on terra firma had its genesis in oceans

Scientists are now confident animal life on solid ground started with a few short bursts of marine creatures making the leap from the oceans
27 May 2017, 04:21 AM IST
When summer becomes too hot for a cosy slumber

When summer becomes too hot for a cosy slumber

Climate change may keep you awake – and not just metaphorically. Nights that are warmer than normal can harm human sleep, researchers show
27 May 2017, 04:17 AM IST
New drug to reduce mortality rates and need for transplantation

New drug to reduce mortality rates and need for transplantation

Patients with hepatitis C who suffer from advanced stages of liver disease have renewed hope, thanks to findings by researchers who have dis
27 May 2017, 04:11 AM IST
Elderly women in Kerala take to learning the alphabet with zeal

Elderly women in Kerala take to learning the alphabet with zeal

A group of elderly women, unmindful of their failing eye sight and other ailments, in coastal Kerala, is on a mission to learn. For these wo
26 May 2017, 04:00 AM IST

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22 May 2017, 04:28 AM IST

Mulberry cultivation proves to be fruitful option in drought-prone areas

Silkworm rearing and mulberry cultivation has improved the fortunes of a farmer belonging to Siddipeta district. Mulberry cultivation has good potential even when water resources a
22 May 2017, 04:26 AM IST

Integrated water management yields multi-purpose benefits

Birjaberna, in Sundargarh district of Odisha is a tribal dominated village. In spite of 1400 mm annual rainfall and existence of Ghurlijore minor irrigation project, the village wa
22 May 2017, 04:06 AM IST

Wearable brain scanner developed

Patients undergoing a positron emission tomography (PET) scan in today’s bulky, donut-shaped machines must lie completely still. Because of this, scientists cannot use the scanne
20 May 2017, 06:13 AM IST

attributes that create craving for food in obese men and women

A new study of obese people suggests that changes in their brains’ reward regions make them more prone to overeating, and that women and men exhibit different brain activity rela
20 May 2017, 06:09 AM IST

When Birds of a feather poop together

Studying the effects of great cormorant droppings on water reservoirs is a dirty job, but someone’s got to do it. At the Maji Agricultural Reservoir in Wonju, Gangwond-do, South
20 May 2017, 06:03 AM IST

Mannequins to enhance skills in pat-down security procedures

Every day, the Transportation Security Administration screens more than 2 million passengers at airports nationwide. To get people to their destinations securely, TSA officers use
20 May 2017, 05:53 AM IST

Human teeth, a repertoire of evolutionary information

The story of humanity’s vital – and fragile – relationship with the sun has been locked inside our teeth for hundreds of thousands of years. A new method is starting to tease
20 May 2017, 05:50 AM IST

Scientists design thinnest ever hologram for electronic devices

Scientists have created the world's thinnest hologram that can be seen without 3D goggles and may be integrated into everyday electronics such as smartphones, computers and TVs.
20 May 2017, 05:45 AM IST

Cyber security experts suggest measures to curb data loss

With efforts to decode or decipher Ransomware virus and trace its origins yet to result in locating and identifying the source, experts are now suggesting ways to prevent loss of d
20 May 2017, 05:39 AM IST

Basic energy access does not unlock broader socio-economic benefits

Decentralised solar power, when utilised by unelectrified households, reduces money spent on kerosene but is not conducive to accessing larger social and economic benefits, a study
19 May 2017, 04:33 AM IST

Teacher’s initiative to improve students’ hand-writing skills

Students tend to ignore hand writing. But many of them realise its importance only when they secure marks less than they ought to get. Illegible hand-writing is depriving students
19 May 2017, 04:20 AM IST

Ration beneficiaries forced to scale hillock for e-PoS access

Telangana Government’s pet scheme e-PoS (electronic point of sale) to provide ration to the people to prevent irregularities, has resulted in hassles of a different kind. Benefic
18 May 2017, 11:03 PM IST

Environment friendly toilet made of plastic bottles

A school in Jamshedpur is all set to have an environment-friendly toilet made of plastic bottles and other materials. The proposed toilet would be set up on an experimental basis.
17 May 2017, 10:03 PM IST

Girijans convert tree trunk into water storage facility

The Girijans of Erragondapakala of Chinturu mandal in the remote Agency area of East Godavari district have found a mystifying a way to quench their thirst. Located amidst hills a
17 May 2017, 09:56 PM IST

Snake charmers now to the rescue of reptiles

Snake charmers - once a ubiquitous fixture of street performances and festivals - have now donned the role of snake rescuers, protecting the reptiles using their tracking and trapp
17 May 2017, 09:51 PM IST

Declining sales dampen pottery prospects

Changing preferences of people has a dampening effect on the sale of pots, which the potter makes toiling hard all through the year. Thanks to modern electronic gadgets like refrig
17 May 2017, 09:39 PM IST

Mother of five differently abled assured of govt support

Moved at the plight of the Lachchavva in feeding the mouths of five physically challenged grown-up children, the Mancherial district administration moved with alacrity responding t
17 May 2017, 05:57 AM IST

Capitalising on the potential of Facebook for a constructive and altruistic cause

Social Media has become famous for connecting people and for entertainment, basically, although there are some considerable negative effects of it. A Facebook group had proved, rec
17 May 2017, 05:51 AM IST