Board without multiple security checks at airports soon

​London, March 16 (IANS) SITA, a Switzerland-based IT and telecommunication company, on Wednesday unveiled "Smart Path" -- a single biometric token that can be used at the airports for hassle-free entry and exit movement. The new technology, unveiled during the world's largest airport exhibition "Passenger Terminal EXPO" being held in Germany ...
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Gearing up for air journey? Follow travel hacks

​New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) A holiday is meant to relax you, but the endless planning, long flights, and jet lag leave you restless -- no wonder then that many people feel they need a holiday to recover from a holiday! Carrying less and taking care of alcohol limits can make the journey smooth for you. Global travel search company Skyscanner c...
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Want to lose weight? Listen to the sound of chewing

New York, March 16 (IANS) If you want to eat less, pull out your earbuds, stop the music system and switch off the television before heading to the dining table, and tune into the sweet sound of your food while it is being chewed.Researchers have found that the noise your food makes while you are eating can have a signifi...
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Japanese researchers decode crystal growth in space

Tokyo, March 16 (IANS) To understand the effects of microgravity on crystal growth, a team of Japanese researchers has measured the growth of crystals in a specially-designed chamber on board the International Space Station (ISS).The researchers monitored the very slow growth and dissolution rate -- approximately one cent...
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Unhealthy diet, sedentary lifestyle may trigger ageing

​New York, March 17 (IANS) Poor and unhealthy diet coupled with lack of exercise and a sedentary lifestyle may accelerate the ageing process in humans, warn US researchers.​A type of cells called senescent cells contribute to diseases and conditions associated with age. The researchers found that exercise...
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Coming, non-toxic way to power smartphones, cars

​New York, March 15 (IANS) Forget the toxic material lithium as researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have come up with an alternative system for generating electricity which harnesses heat and uses no metals or toxic materials for powering smartphones or cars, even deep space missions.T...
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This food-tracking necklace hears what you eat

​New York, March 17 (IANS) Researchers have developed a high-tech, food-tracking necklace that will alert you about the unique sounds that foods make as you bite, grind and swallow them.Each food as it's chewed has its own unique sound and the device can help people suffering from diabetes, obesity, bowel disorder...
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New model to decode what invisible dark matter is

London, March 15 (IANS) Researchers have presented a new model for what dark matter might be, a discovery that can lead scientists to invisible dark matter that is all around us yet no one has ever seen it and no one knows what it really is.Physical calculations state that approximately 27 percent of the universe is...
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Do you check your smartphone often? You may be impulsive

​New York, March 17 (IANS) People who frequently check and re-check their smartphone are driven most strongly by uncontrolled impulses and are less apt in delaying gratification, says a study.Psychologists Henry Wilmer and Jason Chein from Temple University in...
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Shun car, take Metro or bus to cut extra flab

London, March 17 (IANS) Adults between 40 and 69 years of age can draw significant health benefits by using public transport, walking and cycling to work as these are linked to reductions in Body Mass Index (BMI) and percentage body fat compared with those who commute by car, say researchers."We found that, compared...
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