Microsoft ties up with Adaptive Biotechnologies to enhance diagnosis

Microsoft ties up with Adaptive Biotechnologies to enhance diagnosis

Washington, January 6 (IANS) Technology giant Microsoft has partnered with Adaptive Biotechnologies to map the genetics of the human immune system, to improve diagnoses of cancers and other diseases.   Adaptive Biotechnologies is a genomics and technology company working to map the genetics of the immune system.   As per the agreement, Microsoft will bring […]

Starfish eating Australia’s Great Barrier Reef alarm scientists

Starfish eating Australia’s Great Barrier Reef alarm scientists

Coral-eating crown of thorns starfish are seen on Swain Reef, part of the Great Barrier Reef, in this undated handout photo released December 5, 2018. Joint Field Management Program/Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority/Handout via REUTERS SYDNEY, January 6 (Reuters) – A major outbreak of coral-eating crown of thorns starfish has been found munching Australia’s […]

Data breaches forced govts to focus on cyber security

New Delhi, December 29 (IANS): Mega cyber attacks such as “WannaCrypt” and “Petya” this year forced governments and enterprises globally, including in India, to focus and invest more on bolstering their security networks.   In the first major attack of the year, the world reeled under “WannaCrypt” that locked files on computers. Hundreds of thousands […]

Smartphone sensors can give hackers clues to your PIN number

Singapore, December 27 (IANS): Instruments in smartphones such as the accelerometer, gyroscope and proximity sensors represent a potential security vulnerability as researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have found that data from these sensors could be used by hackers to guess the security PIN and unlock it.   Using a combination of information gathered from six […]

Smartphone sensors can give hackers clues to your PIN number

Smartphone sensors can give hackers clues to your PIN number

Instruments in smartphones such as the accelerometer, gyroscope and proximity sensors represent a potential security vulnerability as researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have found that data from these sensors could be used by hackers to guess the security PIN and unlock it. Using a combination of information gathered from six different sensors found in smartphones […]

White, mouldy and French: Russia’s response to sanctions goes gourmet

White, mouldy and French: Russia’s response to sanctions goes gourmet

An employee shows a cucumber sprout at a greenhouse of a farm, owned by UMMC-Agro company, in Verkhnyaya Pyshma in Sverdlovsk region, Russia November 22, 2017. REUTERS/Diana Asonova/Files   VERKHNAYA PYSHMA/YEKATERINBURG, Russia, December 21 (Reuters) – One thousand French goats have found a new home in Russia’s Ural mountains as a local company bets on […]

Special Report: Scientists describe problems in Philip Morris e-cigarette experiments

Special Report: Scientists describe problems in Philip Morris e-cigarette experiments

Former Philip Morris scientist Tamara Koval poses in Neuchatel, Switzerland December 8, 2017. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse   TOKYO/NEUCHATEL, Switzerland, December 20 (Reuters) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is weighing whether to approve a potentially path-breaking smoking device by Philip Morris International Inc. With a decision expected next year, former employees and contractors have described […]

NASA could send probe to nearby exoplanet by 2069

NASA could send probe to nearby exoplanet by 2069

A NASA sign is seen at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida April 14, 2010. REUTERS/Carlos Barria   Washington, December 20 (IANS) To look for signs of life beyond our solar system, the US space agency could send a spacecraft to the nearby Alpha Centauri system by 2069, according to a mission concept […]

Cosmic rays from exploding stars affecting Earth’s climate: Study

Cosmic rays from exploding stars affecting Earth’s climate: Study

London, December 20 (IANS) Cosmic rays raining down from exploded stars and variations in the Sun’s magnetic activity can affect climate on Earth, claims a study.   These high-energy particles can influence the formation and growth of cloud condensation nuclei — the seeds necessary for forming clouds in the atmosphere, showed the study published in […]