• 'Mind reading' technology decodes complex thoughts

    New York: Using machine learning algorithm, US researchers have developed a novel brain imaging technology that can "read minds" and identify complex thoughts with 87 per cent accuracy. The findings indicate that the mind's building blocks for constructing complex thoughts are formed by the brain's ...

  • Twitter can detect riots faster than police: Study

    London: With people increasingly taking to the social media, especially Twitter, to report or update events, observations and occurrences, new research says the micro-blogging site can track and detect major disruptive events faster than the police. The study showed that computer systems using a ser...

  • Blocking a natural cell process may help control cancer

    London: Cancer tumours manipulate a natural cell process to promote their survival and controlling this may help stop progress of the disease, researchers have found. A natural physiological process -- called non-sense mediated decay (NMD) -- provides cells with the ability to detect DNA errors call...

  • Researchers explore new potential of human echolocation

    New York: Researchers are exploring insights into the ability of visually impaired people to use echoes from a cane or other sounds to navigate safely -- known as echolocation -- to help people who lose eyesight later in life. People who become blind early in life often learn to use echolocation mor...

  • Having smartphone within reach reduces brain power: Study

    New York: Having a smartphone within sight or within easy reach - even if it is switched off - can reduce your ability to focus and perform tasks because part of the brain is actively working to not pick up or use the phone, shows an interesting research."We see a linear trend that suggests that as ...

  • Brisk walk may help keep Alzheimer's at bay

    New York: Taking a brisk walk or engaging in other moderate-intensity physical activities may help slow down the progression of Alzheimer's disease, says a study."This study has implications for guiding exercise 'prescriptions' that could help protect the brain from Alzheimer's disease," said Ryan D...

  • Shape of bird egg related to flight ability

    New York: In what could perhaps crack the long-term mystery behind the astonishing variety of bird egg shapes, an international team of researchers has found that the egg shape is related to flight ability, with good fliers tending to lay pointy or elliptical eggs.Avian eggs have fascinated humans f...

  • India puts Cartosat, NIUSAT, 29 foreign satellites into orbit

    By Venkatachari JagannathanSriharikota (Andhra Pradesh): In yet another successful multiple satellite launch mission, India on Friday successfully put into orbit its own earth observation satellite Cartosat, nano satellite NIUSAT and 29 foreign satellites from 14 countries.The rocket Polar Satellite...

  • Breastfeeding may cut mother's heart attack risk

    London: Breastfeeding may reduce a mother's heart attack and stroke risk later in life, according to new research.The study, published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, showed that women who breastfed their babies had about a 10 percent lower risk of developing heart disease or strok...

  • Infections during infancy may increase celiac disease risk

    London: Infections during early life are associated with increased risk of gluten intolerance or celiac disease later in life, suggests new research.The study, published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, found that the risk of developing celiac disease was particularly high in the case of rep...

  • Grape compounds can kill colon cancer cells

    New York: Compounds found in grape skins and seeds can kill colon cancer cells and may eventually lead to treatments to help prevent the condition, say researchers including one of Indian origin."The combination of resveratrol (found largely in grape skins) and grape seed extract is very effective a...

  • Obesity linked to higher infection risk after bypass surgery

    Toronto: Patients with obesity have a higher risk of infection within 30 days after receiving heart bypass surgery, suggests new research."Compared to patients with normal BMI, we found that patients with BMI greater than 30 were 1.9 times more likely to report infections after bypass surgery," said...