Apple launches smaller, powerful 4-inch iPhone SE

​San Francisco, March 21 (IANS) Confirming leaked media reports, Apple on Monday launched its first-ever cheaper and smaller yet powerful iPhone SE especially for the emerging markets like India and China. The 64 GB version will come at $499 while the 16 GB model costs $399. As powerful as iPhone 6S, it has a 64-bit A9 processor and the M9 ...
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BMW to recall 6,109 vehicles in China

Beijing, March 21 (IANS) Beijing's top quality watchdog on Monday announced that German luxury car maker BMW will recall 6,109 vehicles of its imported Mini series in China starting from April 8. The recall was due to a fuel pump problem that could cause engine failure while driving, the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection ...
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Naruto monkey files appeal to claim selfie

​New York, March 21 (IANS) The animal right organisation People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has reportedly filed an appeal against a lower court's decision in January this year that declined to give a macaque monkey the right to his famous selfie taken in Indonesia in 2011.The appeal brief was file...
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Fungus can lead to better rechargeable batteries

​London, March 21 (IANS) In a first, researchers have shown that a fungus can transform manganese into a mineral composite with favourable electrochemical properties - paving the way for a better rechargeable battery in the near future.The findings suggest that fungus Neurospora crassa present in a red bread mold ...
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Google Glass delivers key results for 'organs-on-chips' technology

New York, March 21 (IANS) Using the eye wearable device Google Glass, researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) in Massachusetts, US, have collected promising results as part of technology known as "organs-on-chips". ...
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Nepal, China sign first ever transit treaty

Kathmandu, March 21 (IANS) Nepal and China have signed 10 Memorandums of Understanding (MoU), including the transit and trasportation treaty, and exchanged letters on various areas of cooperation during Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli's ongoing visit to the country. ...
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What the future looks like as Twitter turns 10

New York, March 20 (IANS) Micro blogging website Twitter is set to mark its 10th anniversary on Monday. It's time to look back at important milestones achieved and what the future may look like for the platform, which has been documenting the world in 140 characters. ...
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Jack Ma, Zuckerberg hold talks on innovation

​Beijing, March 19 (IANS) Alibaba Group Holdings's Executive Chairman Jack Ma discussed with Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg about innovation at the China Development Forum held in Beijing on Saturday. ...
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We actively forget to make space for new memories

London, March 20 (IANS) They say that once you have learned to ride a bicycle, you never forget how to do it. But discovery of a new brain mechanism suggests that while learning, the brain also actively tries to forget apparently to make space for new memories to form."This is the first time that a pathway in the br...
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Chinese online psychological test as good as traditional one

New York, March 20 (IANS) Scientists have found the internet-based Chinese language version of the Intolerance of Uncertainty Scale (IUS), which is used to evaluate a person's fear of the unknown, is as good as the traditional paper-and-pencil test.A team of researchers from Beijing Forestry University, the Hong Kon...
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