Microsoft starts selling customised Samsung Galaxy S9, S9+

San Francisco, March 10 (IANS): Microsoft has started selling a customised version of the newly-launched Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ on its store. The “Microsoft edition” smartphones will give users access to a range of Microsoft’s apps such as Excel, Skype, Cortana, OneNote, PowerPoint, Word and Microsoft Launcher after setting up the phone. “The […]

Jupiter’s mysterious jet-streams ‘unearthly’, finds Juno probe

Jupiter’s mysterious jet-streams ‘unearthly’, finds Juno probe

Washington, March 8 (IANS) The atmospheric winds of Jupiter run deep into its atmosphere and last longer than similar atmospheric processes found here on Earth, data collected by NASA’s Juno mission to the gas-giant planet shows.   The findings will improve understanding of Jupiter’s interior structure, core mass and, eventually, its origin, NASA said.   […]

Samsung to bring Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ in India

New Delhi, March 5 (IANS): The much-awaited Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ — unveiled at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 last month — are set to be launched in India on March 6. Pre-bookings for the Samsung flagship devices began in the country on February 26.   Pre-booking for the 64GB variant of […]

Experimental HIV antibody effective on monkeys: Study

Experimental HIV antibody effective on monkeys: Study

New York, March 5 (IANS) An experimental HIV antibody tested on a group of monkeys showed to be effective as it suppressed the virus for nearly six months without additional treatment, researchers have found.   The findings lend a clue to strategies that attempt to achieve sustained, drug-free viral remission in people living with HIV, […]

Scientists decode physical impact of smiles

New York, March 4 (IANS) Not all smiles express warmth and joy, but they can also be mean. Human bodies tend to react differently depending on the message a smile is meant to send, say US psychologists.   The study showed that smiles meant to convey dominance are associated with a physical reaction “a spike […]

‘Your smartphone is damaging the environment’

Toronto, March 4 (IANS): Smartphones and data centres will be the most damaging information and communications technologies to the environment by 2040, warns a new study.   For the study, the researchers studied the carbon footprint of consumer devices such as smartphones, laptops, tablets, desktops as well as data centres and communication networks.   Their […]