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Forget jobs, how about finding love on Linkedin!

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 15:24

Forget jobs, how about finding love on Linkedin!New York, May 19 : Move over job hunting on Linkedin. Here comes an app that would find right love for you on the professional career network.

Called LinkedUp!, this app uses data from Linkedin to help you find a perfect date.

“LinkedUp! users get a very true sense of who someone is, where they are from, where they went to school and what they do, giving users a sense of comfort and trust,” its developer Max Fischer from Los Angeles was quoted as saying in media reports.

How does it work?

The app connects to the profiles of 300 million Linkedin users.

It allows you to judge a would-be date by appearance, profession and education.

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Now, robot that cares for you round the clock

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 15:17

Now, robot that cares for you round the clockWashington, May 19 : A woman in Rome is enjoying 24-hour care courtesy her live-in android.

The android has been named "Mr. Robin" by her.

The machine consists of a tablet screen attached to a mobile unit, which is remotely connected to sensors around 94-year-old author Lea Mina Ralli's home that monitor her vital signs and activity.

This device feeds the data to the carers who visit her regularly and signals them in a case of emergencies like a bad fall or elevated blood pressure, CNN reported.

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WADA list Xenon as banned substance

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 14:47

WADA list Xenon as banned substanceOttawa, May 19 - The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has added xenon gas to its 2014 prohibited list for the substance's potential to enhance performance.

In a statement, WADA said its executive committee Sunday approved the modification of its 2014 prohibited list which will be effective following the required three-month notice period, reports Xinhua.

Scientific studies suggest that the gas artificially increases the levels of erythropoietin (EPO) in the blood, which is forbidden under WADA's rules. (IANS)

Drunk zebrafish shows why you go nuts after booze

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 14:18

Drunk zebrafish shows why you go nuts after boozeNew York, May 19 - For a zebrafish, “don't drink and swim” warning may not work at all.

High on booze, a zebrafish nearly doubled her speed in an experiment, leaving scientists with results that may help them find why some people on a high behave like weirdos in a party.

Researchers wanted to know how the presence of non-drinking zebrafish would impact the social behaviour of one drunkard among them.

The researchers found that because the tank was full of sober fish, it gave the tipsy swimmer a case of hyperactivity to get noticed.

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Rich people's unethical behavior driven by 'nothing wrong with greed' belief

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 14:00

Rich people's unethical behavior driven by 'nothing wrong with greed' beliefWashington, May 19 - A new study has revealed that rich people's unethical behavior is driven by the fact that they see nothing wrong with greed.

Psychologist Dacher Keltner said that there are exceptions but still some people who belong to the really well-to-do community have lost a little of their moral character, ABC news reported.

In one study, psychologist Paul K. Piff and Keltner and several of their students positioned themselves at four-way-stop intersections in the San Francisco Bay area to find out which cars broke state law to yield to the first vehicle to reach the stop sign.

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How to turn light into matter discovered

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 13:47

How to turn light into matter discoveredWashington, May 19 - Scientists have discovered that light can be turned into matter with the combination of a new type of technology and 'photon-photon collider' concept, after 80 years when this idea was actually theorized.

In just one day over several cups of coffee in a tiny office in Imperial's Blackett Physics Laboratory, three physicists worked out a relatively simple way to physically prove a theory first devised by scientists Breit and Wheeler in 1934.

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Human civilisation may collapse earlier than thought

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 13:17

Human civilisation may collapse earlier than thoughtWashington, May 19 - Growing demands on the world's natural resources and extreme economic imbalances could spell a premature end for modern human civilisation, an alarming research partially funded by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Centre has revealed.

Researchers from University of Maryland have created a model that helped them estimate a human society's “carrying capacity” for determining its overall destruction.

“The model shows that sustained exploitation of natural resources can eventually lead to a catastrophic societal breakdown,” said co-author Eugenia Kalnay from University of Maryland.

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Spider silk inspires stronger adhesives

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 11:07

Spider silk inspires stronger adhesivesWashington, May 19 - Researchers after getting inspired from spider Silk are trying to develop more efficient and stronger commercial and biomedical adhesives that could, for example, potentially attach tendons to bones or bind fractures.

The Akron scientists created synthetic duplicates of the super-sticky, silk "attachment discs" that spiders use to attach their webs to surfaces. These discs are created when spiders pin down an underlying thread of silk with additional threads, like stiches or staples, explains Ali Dhinojwala, UA's H. A. Morton professor of polymer science and lead researcher on the project.

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New nano-chip could help detect cancer at early stages

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 11:02

New nano-chip could help detect cancer at early stagesWashington, May 19 - Researchers have successfully developed a "lab-on-a-chip" platform capable of detecting protein cancer markers in the blood using the very latest advances in plasmonics, nano-fabrication, microfluids and surface chemistry.

The device built by an international team of researchers, led by ICFO- Institute of Photonic Sciences in Castelldefels, is able to detect very low concentrations of protein cancer markers in blood, enabling diagnoses of the disease in its earliest stages.

The detection of cancer in its very early stages is seen as key to the successful diagnosis and treatment of this disease.

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Exoplanet hunter Kepler set for new mission

Sun, 05/18/2014 - 18:22

Exoplanet hunter Kepler set for new missionWashington, May 18 : There is some good news for space research enthusiasts. NASA's Kepler spacecraft is back in action, a year after suffering an equipment failure.

The US space agency has approved a new mission called 'K2' for Kepler.

"The approval provides two years of funding for the K2 mission to continue exoplanet discovery, and introduces new scientific observation opportunities to observe notable star clusters, young and old stars, active galaxies, and supernovae," Kepler deputy project manager Charlie Sobeck said in a statement.

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Asteroid to defend earth from stray rocks?

Sun, 05/18/2014 - 18:18

Asteroid to defend earth from stray rocks?Washington, May 18 : In a scene straight from a sci-fi movie, scientists are now planning to park an asteroid near the earth in the space to shield our planet from stray asteroids.

NASA scientists have been evolving measures to avoid asteroids on a collision course with earth.

One such technique is the gravity tractor method in which, a robotic probe flies alongside an asteroid for months or even years pulling the rock off course through gravitational force.

The greater the robot's mass, the stronger is its gravitational pull.

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Man behind al Qaeda's 'first US attack' now Yemen's security official

Sun, 05/18/2014 - 15:29

Man behind al Qaeda's 'first US attack' now Yemen's security officialWashington, May 18 : The man behind al Qaeda's first attack on the US is now reportedly working as an official in Yemen.

In the 1980's, Jamal al-Nahdi fought the Soviets in Afghanistan.

He was later recruited by Osama bin Laden in 1992 to conduct a pair of bombings in Somalia, which would target U. S. troops who were deployed for Operation Restore Hope, the Washington Times reports.

Nahdi had reportedly planned a pair of simultaneous bombings on the Aden Movenpick hotel and at a resort hotel, the Gold Mohur after he was tipped off by his sources about the Marines stay there.

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Relativity Media, B4U announce $100 million joint venture in India

Sun, 05/18/2014 - 15:24

Relativity Media, B4U announce $100 million joint venture in IndiaWashington, May 18 : Relativity Media and B4U, one of the world's leading Bollywood television networks have struck a 100 million dollar joint venture to produce entertainment and sports content to be distributed across numerous platforms.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, teaming with B4U gives Ryan Kavanaugh's Los Angeles-based company access to one of the world's most lucrative markets, both for its own films and Hindi-language co-productions, including a remake of the untitled Owen Wilson, Zach Galifianakis armored car comedy.

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Analysts seeking information on who has satellite data for MH370 search

Sun, 05/18/2014 - 15:15

Analysts seeking information on who has satellite data for MH370 searchWashington, May 18 : As the mystery of the missing Malaysia Airline plane deepens, analysts are seeking answers to their question that who has satellite data that shaped the search for MH370 and why hasn't it been released to the public.

According to CNN, with family members and scientists demanding more details about why searchers are combing the southern Indian Ocean for the missing Boeing 777, Malaysia's top transportation official has said that the country doesn't have the raw data from the satellite's communication with the plane as it flew thousands of miles off course.

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Apple slammed with lawsuit over disappearing iMessage texts

Sun, 05/18/2014 - 14:39

Apple slammed with lawsuit over disappearing iMessage textsWashington, May 18 : Apple has been sued with a lawsuit over disappearing iMessage texts that have been kept from arriving on Android owners' handsets after they have removed iOS .

The issue began when former iPhone users who have switched to Google's Android mobile operating system stopped receiving texts without notifying either party.

According to Cnet, the issue appears to be on device level, meaning each and every current iPhone user's device may think a new Android user is still using an Apple handset. Not only is the text then lost forever but Apple has provided no concrete solution to prevent it from happening.

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President Obama keeps watch 10 mins ahead to be punctual

Sun, 05/18/2014 - 11:31

President Obama keeps watch 10 mins ahead to be punctualNew York, May 18 - President Obama's trick to be on time is keeping his watch 10 minutes ahead, it has been revealed.

According to the New York Post, during a gathering at the InterContinental Times Square Hotel, it was author of the Jack Reacher novels, Lee Child, who noticed that the President's watch was running faster than the rest.

The US President explained that his watch has been set like that for more than a decade and it still helps whenever he is close to running late. (ANI)

China threatens of war with Vietnam over killing of Chinese factory workers

Sat, 05/17/2014 - 17:39

China threatens of war with Vietnam over killing of Chinese factory workersWashington, May 17 : China has threatened of war with Vietnam in the wake of the riots that have left 2 Chinese workers dead and 100 others injured.

Vietnam is faced by the worst anti-China crisis due to the deployment of oilrigs in the Asian waters that triggered tensions between Vietnamese and Chinese vessels.

According to News. com. au, the unrest has spread to 22 provinces with the Vietnamese government calling for stringent measures to bring the situation under control and avoid an exodus of foreign investors.

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Indians in New York celebrate news of Modi's win in Lok Sabha elections

Sat, 05/17/2014 - 10:20

Indians in New York celebrate news of Modi's win in Lok Sabha electionsNew York, May 17 - Indian Residents in New York City welcomed the news of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) win in the Lok Sabha elections led by party prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi.

"This is the biggest win after 40 years of Indian history. He's (Modi) been the chief minister of Gujarat for the last 15 years and he has done a tremendous job there," said supermarket owner Sharad Agarwal.

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More US lawmakers congratulate Modi

Sat, 05/17/2014 - 09:59

More US lawmakers congratulate ModiWashington, May 17 - Two more US lawmakers, including the only Hindu-American House member, have congratulated Narendra Modi and his BJP for its sweeping election win, calling it "an extraordinary achievement" for Indian voters.

"I recently spoke with Modi by phone and congratulated him and the BJP for winning a majority vote in India's Lok Sabha," said Tulsi Gabbard, who represents Hawaii.

Calling the election "an extraordinary achievement" for Indian voters, she said she looked "forward to working with Modi and other members of the Indian government toward our mutual goals of peace, stability and economic growth in the Asia-Pacific region".

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US media hails 'India's moment' in Modi's historic win

Sat, 05/17/2014 - 09:42

US media hails 'India's moment' in Modi's historic winWashington, May 17 - The American media and foreign policy experts greeted the Narendra Modi-led BJP's historic election victory as "India's moment" and an opportunity to revitalise the economy and "shape the way India engages with the world".

BJP's "landslide victory reflects a changing country more willing to extend governance to those outside the established elite", the influential New York Times said in an editorial advising the Gandhi family to "hand over the leadership to others".

"That is the only chance for India to have a credible opposition," it said

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