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  • Samsung multi-camera phones set to spoil Chinese players' Diwali

    New Delhi: In February, DJ Koh, President and CEO of IT and Mobile Communications Division, Samsung Electronics, changed his strategy for the Indian market once he saw Chinese players getting the upper hand on innovations in some smartphone components -- and camera was one of those. Geared up to...

  • First known 'vegetarian' shark discovered

    New York: Scientists have identified the world's first known omnivorous shark species, which consumes upto 60 per cent of seagrass. Experts from the University of California-Irvine and Florida International University in Miami decided to investigate the bonnethead sharks' dietary habits after...

  • Samsung set to launch foldable smartphone this year

    Seoul: Putting months of rumours to rest, Samsung Electronics has said it is set to launch a foldable smartphone this year, CNBC reported. The smartphone may sound similar to a traditional flip phone which relied on a hinge to connect the two parts of the handset. But the South Korean tech major...

  • 'Steve' in sky: Mysterious ribbon of light baffles scientists

    A radiant ribbon of bright light in the sky is confounding scientists, who are scratching their heads unable to come up with a definite explanation for the phenomenon. Deceptively similar to an aurora, this luminous light, which is located 450 kilometres above Earth's surface, has been named...

  • The hunt begins: NASA's TESS starts looking for exoplanets

    Washington: After a successful launch in April this year, NASA's newest planet hunter, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), has now started its search for planets around nearby stars.Officially beginning science operations on July 25, TESS is expected to transmit its first series of...

  • Great Red Spot: NASA to gaze into the eye of Jupiter's storm

    Washington: NASA's James Webb Space Telescope, the most ambitious and complex space observatory ever built, will use its infrared capabilities to study Jupiter's Great Red Spot, shedding new light on the enigmatic storm, which is so big that it could swallow three Earths. Led by Leigh...

  • ISRO scientists discover planet around a Sun-like star

    Bengaluru: A team of ISRO scientists and engineers have discovered a sub-Saturn or super-Neptune size planet (mass of about 27 Earth Mass and size of 6 Earth Radii) around a Sun-like star. The team was led by Prof. Abhijit Chakraborty of Physical Research Laboratory (PRL), Ahmedabad. The planet...

  • 'Unprecedented' Martian dust storm threatens NASA's Opportunity rover

    Washington: NASA engineers have not heard back from Opportunity rover that is caught in an unprecedented sandstorm on Mars, leading to speculation that it might be dead, the US space agency has said. The swirling Martian dust storm that raised the atmospheric opacity, or 'tau' - the veil of dust...

  • US begins testing Ebola treatment in early-stage trial

    Washington: US researchers have started the first-in-human trial evaluating an experimental treatment for Ebola virus disease, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Centre said in a statement. The Phase 1 clinical trial, named as VRC 608, is examining the safety and tolerability of a...

  • Apple offers 1 month free trial for premium iCloud upgrades

    San Francisco: Apple has rolled out a new scheme as part of which it is offering a free month of upgraded iCloud storage to non-paying users who have reached their 5GB limit. The new offer applies to each of Apple's 50GB to 2TB iCloud memory upgrade levels at costs ranging from $0.99 to...

  • Decoded: How melatonin promotes sleep

    New York: Researchers, led by one of Indian-origin, have found that the melatonin hormone promotes sleep by suppressing the neurons responsible for keeping us awake, a discovery that may lead to new therapy for insomnia. 'We as a society are losing sleep because we are working too hard,...

  • Are there many universes? Hawking's last paper reignites debate

    London: The vexed cosmological debate over the 'multiverse' question has been revived after late Stephen Hawking's last science paper was published recently in a journal. Hawking submitted the paper, which he co-authored with Thomas Hertog from the KU Leuven university in Belgium, before his...