Number of Chinese websites exceeds 4 million

​Beijing, March 18 (IANS) The number of websites in China rose to 4.27 million at the end of last year, new figures revealed on Friday.A total of 620,000 Chinese websites were launched last year, exceeding the number of sites launched during the 2010-2014 period, according to a report released by the Internet Society of China. ...
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Sneak peek into how our working memory functions

​New York, March 18 (IANS) Ever wondered how your working memory functions in the brain? A new study finds that bursts of neural activity take place as the brain holds information in mind.When the mind holds a sentence just read or a phone number that one is about to dial, then the individual is engaging a critical brain syst...
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Common pain-killers could be killing you slowly

​London, March 18 (IANS) Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are often prescribed to treat a variety of painful conditions but popping these pain-killers may be putting you at the risk of ulcers, increased blood pressure and heart problems, warns a new study."It's been well known for a number of years t...
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Baby monkeys grow faster to avoid infanticide

​Toronto, March 18 (IANS) Some baby monkeys develop faster than others in the same population, and this is best explained by the threat of infanticide they face from adult males, says a study."Infanticide occurs in many animals, including carnivores like lions and bears, rodents like mice, and in primates," said l...
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Sony buys out Michael Jackson's stake in joint music venture

​Los Angeles, March 15 (IANS) Sony Corporation has reached an agreement with the estate of Michael Jackson to acquire the interest of the late King of Pop in their joint music business for $750 million. ...
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Bourses rate firms with women board members higher

​London, March 13 (IANS) Companies that have women on their driving seat are highly valued by investors and shareholders, finds a new study. Firms with women on their executive and supervisory boards are rated high on the bourses as a result of the few women who climbed to the top of the career ladder in ...
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New bug makes millions of Android devices vulnerable to hacking

London, March 17 (IANS) Sending a message to millions of Android users that their devices are vulnerable to virus attack, a team of researchers has successfully exploited the Android-based "Stagefright" bug and remotely hacked a smartphone. ...
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Japan develops sensor to detect viruses in five minutes

​Tokyo, March 15 (IANS) Japanese electronics giant Toshiba in collaboration with Osaka University has developed a sensor that detects infectious viruses in five minutes, the media reported on Tuesday. ...
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New 'social' robot can teach better than humans

New York, March 15 (IANS) A team of researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is working on a new social robot that is helping students learn through personalised interactions. ...
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Get ready for new Adobe design tool

​New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) US software major Adobe on Tuesday announced the immediate availability of an early release of its much anticipated user experience (UX) design and prototyping solution Adobe Experience Design CC (Preview). ...
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