Earth lost 40% mass during formation

Earth lost 40% mass during formation

London, September 28 (IANS) The violent and chaotic process that led to the formation of Earth resulted in the loss of more than 40 per cent of its mass, says a study.   Analysing a mixture of earth samples and meteorites, the scientists shed new light on the sequence of events that led to the […]

Scientists make 4th detection of gravitational waves

Scientists make 4th detection of gravitational waves

Washington, September 28 (IANS) Scientists announced on Wednesday they have detected a fourth gravitational wave signal coming from the merger of two black holes.   It’s the first time this phenomenon has been measured simultaneously by both the US-based LIGO and Italy-based Virgo detectors.   Originally predicted in the early 20th century by Albert Einstein, […]

Treatment restores signs of awareness in brain-injured man

Treatment restores signs of awareness in brain-injured man

This image provided by the CNRS Marc Jeannerod Institute of Cognitive Science in Lyon, France, shows brain activity in a patient before, top row, and after vagus nerve stimulation. Warmer colors indicate an increase of connectivity. In a report published Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, French doctors say they restored some signs of consciousness in a […]

Faster Internet speed spurring OTT growth in India

Faster Internet speed spurring OTT growth in India

Hyderabad/New Delhi, September 26 (IANS) The improvement in average Internet speed in India over the last few months is spurring growth in the Over-The-Top (OTT) sphere and may bring about a behavioural shift among Indian consumers, industry players have emphasised.   OTT, or the delivery of video content via Internet, is looking up as Cloud […]

India calls for global action to counter use of Internet for

India calls for global action to counter use of Internet for

New York, September 23 (PTI) Responses to terrorism must be similar across geographies and cultures and differential standards must not be accepted, India has said, seeking global action to tackle the evolving threat of Internet being used by terrorists for radicalisation and terror financing.   Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar made the remarks during a high-level […]

Deep sleep: Even jellyfish need their slumber

Deep sleep: Even jellyfish need their slumber

A primitive type of jellyfish called Cassiopea, which goes to sleep nightly, is seen on the floor of their tank at Caltech in Pasadena, California, U.S. in this image released on September 20, 2017. Courtesy Caltech/Handout via REUTERS WASHINGTON, September 21 (Reuters) – Even a jellyfish — one of Earth’s first and most ancient animals […]

Shocked by a Taser: “Overwhelming.” “Excruciating pain.”

Shocked by a Taser: “Overwhelming.” “Excruciating pain.”

Montgomery County, Maryland police officer and instructor Craig Dickerson fires an X2 taser during a demonstration for Reuters at the department’s training academy in Rockville, Maryland, U.S. September 7, 2016. REUTERS/Gary Cameron/Files   September 20 (Reuters) – When the Taser’s electrified darts struck him, Carl Bryan felt a shooting pain up his back that rattled […]

Facebook may be facing an ‘era of accountability’

Facebook may be facing an ‘era of accountability’

NEW YORK, September 19 (AP) — The problems keep piling up for Facebook, and it’s unclear how long the internet giant will be able to brush them aside as it barrels toward acquiring its next billion users.   The world’s biggest social network has unwittingly allowed groups backed by the Russian government to target users […]

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