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Parents spend more time on Facebook than non-parents Parents spend more time on Facebook than non-parents
New York: Mobile devices have become vital tools for parents and they spend 1.3 times more time on Facebook than non-parents, a study by Facebook IQ said. "Having a child changes everything, including parents' relationship with their mobile phones. Moms' and dads' mobile phones have become their lifeline to managing schedules, keeping tabs on teens and sharing their kids' key milestones," Face...
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Back to the Future: Truth is stranger than sci-fi Back to the Future: Truth is stranger than sci-fi
Paris: When Marty McFly and "Doc" Brown burst into 2015 in a time machine, straight from the year 1985, they encounter a brave new world of garbage-fuelled flying cars, self-tying shoes and robot waiters. For audiences in 1989, when CDs were the height of hi-tech, science fiction comedy "Back to the Future II" portrayed an exciting world 30 years down the line in which people would flit around ...
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JNU VC appointment to be done by search committee: Smriti JNU VC appointment to be done by search committee: Smriti
Lucknow: HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Saturday discounted reports that the post of JNU Vice-Chancellor was being offered to BJP leader Subramanian Swamy, saying it has to be done by a search committee. "Probably a person, who does not know law has spread the news. First under Central University Act, I cannot offer the post of VC to any person, it has to be done by a search committee," she said....
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US universities lead in innovation, Asia a rising power US universities lead in innovation, Asia a rising power
London: US universities lead the world in scientific innovation but face strong competition from Asian rivals with close ties to industry, according to a detailed analysis of academic papers and patent filings. The inaugural Reuters Top 100 survey, published on Wednesday, places Stanford University in top spot, reflecting its position as a crucible for new ideas at the heart of Silicon Valley. ...
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Plants use less water than previously assumed Plants use less water than previously assumed
Washington: Plants use less water than earlier studies had indicated and freshwater passes more rapidly through soil than previously thought, new research using NASA satellite shows. More than a quarter of the rain and snow that falls on continents runs off directly, ending up in the ocean, new findings showed. Of the water that does not run off, two-thirds is eventually released by plants d...
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Houston teen wins 2015 MetLife South Asian Spelling Bee Houston teen wins 2015 MetLife South Asian Spelling Bee
Aug 14, 2015, New Brunswick – Shourav Dasari correctly spelled the word “Psocoptera” (an order of insects including booklice) during the 2015 MetLife South Asian Spelling Bee finals to clinch the title of national champion and took home a cash prize of $10,000 from MetLife During the MetLife event on Aug.14, which was taped live for broadcast on Sony Entertainment Television, Shourav along with 2...
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NASA refutes claims of asteroid hitting Earth next month NASA refutes claims of asteroid hitting Earth next month
Washington: The US space agency NASA has refuted claims of a giant asteroid hitting the Earth causing massive destruction next month. Numerous blogs and web postings are erronously claiming that an asteroid will impact Earth, sometime between September 15 and 28, 2015. It claimed that the impact could also cause destruction along coastal regions of the US, Mexico, Central America and South Amer...
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Indian scientists' DNA device generates power from touch Indian scientists' DNA device generates power from touch
Washington: Indian researchers have designed a new flexible, biodegradable nano-generator made with DNA that can harvest energy from everyday motion and turn it into electrical power. The movements we often take for granted - such as walking and tapping on our keyboards - release energy that largely dissipates, unused, researchers said. Several years ago, scientists figured out how to captur...
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Hacks To Boost Your Work Productivity Hacks To Boost Your Work Productivity
It does happen that we find ourselves deeply involved in the thought process, constantly mapping sources to derive the right motivation and keep up on the right track. We think about the time which always falls short, and the numerous things that demand a major chunk out of our consideration. The air encircling our mind often comprises of the targets that need to be achieved, work responsibilitie...
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ISRO to launch nine American satellites ISRO to launch nine American satellites
Chennai: Antrix Corporation, the commercial arm of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has signed deals to put nine American nano/micro satellites into orbit by the end of 2016, an official said on Thursday. These include a couple of nano/micro US satellites which are likely to be launched by the ISRO this year as piggyback luggage on its own satellite, the official said. Generally, n...
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