Japan endorses plan to slash greenhouse gas emissions

​Tokyo, March 15 (IANS) The Japanese government on Tuesday committed to cutting its greenhouse gas emissions by endorsing a plan to achieve its goal by more than a quarter within 15 years. ...
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Instagram to show posts according to user's interest

New York, March 16 (IANS) Facebook's photo-sharing platform Instagram is testing a new feature for more personalised feed that would show posts according to the user's interest.The reorganised feed relies on an algorithm to sort images and videos based on what users are likely to be most interested in, resembling th...
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New, improved Visit Abu Dhabi app launched

​Abu Dhabi, March 14 (IANS/WAM) The Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority (TCA) has launched a new, improved version of its Visit Abu Dhabi mobile application.The app, which allows users to gain instant access to "all that’s new" in the emirate, is now live and features several upgrades and enhancements. Version 4.0 of the app, which allow...
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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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