Britain records highest ever spending on R&D

London, March 19 (IANS) Annual spending on research and development (R&D) in Britain has reached an all-time high, exceeding more than $44 billion, according to figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). ...
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Singapore museum unveils art-science fusion exhibit

​Singapore, March 19 (IANS) The Singapore ArtScience Museum on Saturday unveiled a new exhibit that merges cutting edge technology with artistic design and creativity in 15 larger-than-life installations mimicking ecosystems, cities and space. "Art is usually static with limited interaction. Now technology has opened new opportunities for arti...
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Stem cell therapy may reverse age-related bone disease

​Toronto, March 18 (IANS) Opening up a whole new paradigm for treating or even indefinitely postponing the onset of osteoporosis, researchers have found that a single injection of stem cells could potentially restore the normal bone structure in those affected by the condition in which bones become brittle as a result of loss...
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Equation accurately predicts calories burned by walking

​New York, March 18 (IANS) A new equation developed by scientists can predict more accurately your walking energy expenditure, thus replacing the leading standardised equations used for close to half a century that were based on the assumption that one size fits all."Our new equation is formulated to apply regardl...
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Healthy brain associated with healthy heart

New York, March 18 (IANS) Having more ideal cardiovascular health is linked with better brain processing speed and is more likely to prevent the decline in brain function that sometimes accompanies ageing, according to a study.The researchers from the University of Miami and the Columbia University used the American...
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Source of unprecedented energy found in Milky Way

​London, March 19 (IANS) A source of cosmic rays radiating energies 100 times greater than those achieved at the largest terrestrial particle accelerator -- the Large Hadron Collider at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) -- has been found in the innermost region of our Milky Way galaxy.The sourc...
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Calcium can ensure good night's sleep

​Tokyo, March 18 (IANS) Calcium has been known long as good for our bones, but it might also be the key to a good night's sleep, says a new study, unveiling a new theory how sleep works.The study showed that sleep depends on the activity of calcium inside neurons.Moreover, it was also revealed that a m...
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Small birds have vision twice as fast as humans

​London, March 19 (IANS) Researchers have found that the blue tit, collared flycatcher and pied flycatcher have the fastest eyesight in the animal kingdom, with their vision being more than twice as fast as humans.Thought to be the fastest of any vertebrate animal, their remarkable vision system, allows them to se...
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Thai hotels on drought alert

​Bangkok, March 18 (IANS) Thai hoteliers in major tourist destinations are preparing measures to deal with serious drought this summer, the media reported on Friday. Members of the Thai Hotels Association (THA) are running water-saving campaigns after being warned that this year's drought will be the worst in a decade, The Bangkok Post. "We ha...
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Indonesia waives visa requirements for 79 more countries

​Jakarta, March 18 (IANS) Indonesia has waived visa requirements for 79 more countries, expanding the list to 169 visa-free nations as it continues its efforts to boost foreign visitor numbers. President Joko Widodo on March 2 signed a decree granting visa-free entry to tourists who wish to travel in the country for 30 days, said a statement p...
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