Google launches new Google Glass for businesses

Published on Jul 31 2015 // Uncategorized
Google has announced that the new version of Google Glass is coming for business use. According to the Engadget, Google is distributing a work-oriented version of Google Glass to its enterprise partners’ development teams. The new version is a mix of performance and accommodating the demands of...

Malaysian driver Tan Eng Joo wins RFC India title

Published on Jul 31 2015 // Uncategorized
Malaysian driver Tan Eng Joo (co-driver Tan Choon Hong) clinched the Force Gurkha Rainforest Challenge (RFC) India title, while Kabir Waraich (Yuvraj Tiwana) finished as the highest ranked Indian in third position here on Friday. With the win, Joo bagged two back-to-back RFC India titles. He had earlier...

Rajiv Gandhi assassination: SC dismisses curative petition of convicts

Published on Jul 29 2015 // India, Uncategorized
The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed the curative petition of the Central Government upholding the commutation of death sentence of three convicts involved in the assassination of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi in May 1991. The apex Court had earlier said that it was essential for the convicts...

Simple `Nasal balloon` procedure to treat hearing loss in kids

Published on Jul 29 2015 // Uncategorized
Now, kids suffering from otitis media with effusion (OME) can be treated using a simple nasal balloon procedure, which claims to reduce the impact of hearing loss and avoid unnecessary and ineffective use of antibiotics. When OME, also known as ‘glue ear’, affects someone, the middle ear...

Singapore saw more marriages, less divorces in 2014

Published on Jul 29 2015 // Uncategorized
More couples have tied the knot while fewer have divorced in Singapore last year, authorities said on Wednesday. A total of 28,407 marriages were registered in 2014, up 8.2 percent from the previous year. However, many have chosen to walk into the wedding hall at older ages, with the number of marriages...

Scientists successfully modify human immune cells in lab

Published on Jul 28 2015 // Uncategorized
Using a popular genome-editing system, scientists have for the first time devised a new strategy to precisely modify human T-cells, also called immune cells. Because these immune-system cells play important roles in a wide range of diseases – from diabetes and AIDS to cancer – the achievement...

Peemies likelier to turn out introverted, neurotic, and risk averse adults

Published on Jul 28 2015 // Uncategorized
Babies born very prematurely have more chances to grow up into introverted, neurotic, and risk averse adults. In the experiment, the researchers compared the personality traits of 200 26 year olds who were born severely underweight with those of 197 young people who had been born within the normal weight...

Film on Indian Americans’ ‘golden years’ premiers in Washington

Published on Jul 27 2015 // Uncategorized
“On Golden Years” by Emmy-nominated filmmaker Tirlok Malik, portraying the complex emotions which come at the time of retirement for immigrants from India, has premiered in the American capital. Through various characters, who are residents of an Indian retirement community, the film deals...

Destructive electrons streaking into Earth’s atmosphere

Published on Jul 27 2015 // Uncategorized
A unique study has been done of potentially destructive high-energy electrons streaking into Earth’s atmosphere from space, employing two different and distant vantage points high above the Earth. The researchers launched their project in Antarctica to record X-rays produced as falling electrons...

80 percent of head, neck cancer in India preventable’ (Health Feature) (July 27 is World Head and Neck Cancer Day)

Published on Jul 26 2015 // Uncategorized
Stopping tobacco use and adopting a healthy lifestyle can prevent almost 80 percent of head and neck cancer cases in India, say doctors. Head and neck cancer cases account for 30 and 10 percent of total cancers in males and females respectively between 2007 and 2011, according to a consolidated report...

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