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Month: August 2014

Project Wing: Google To Create Airborne Drones To Deliver Goods

The Internet company, Google, is currently refining a new invention – airborne drones to carry different types of goods faster than conventional ways of transport.  Google Inc is at another invention, yet again. The Internet company is reaching its tentacles out to new markets such as commerce and package delivery. It is now making airborne drones

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Burning Wood To Cook Food Causes Cardiovascular Diseases in Women

While the debate as to which is the weaker sex will most probably go on till the end of time, a new study has provided results suggesting that, irrespective of the innate differences, females might be more prone to suffering from the effects of air pollution because of conventional cooking habits. The scientific paper, authored

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Genetics & Hangovers – Genes Control Who Are More Affected

What is the cause behind hangovers? Some people spend a night drinking and wake up with a terrible hangover, while others do not face the same unpleasant effects of alcohol the next day. What is the factor responsible for this discrepancy? A new study carried out by Australians has suggested that genetics has some bearing

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China New Operating System To Replace Windows and Android

After a number of clashes China had with the United States over issues related to Operating System (OS) security, the former decided to make its own OS. Some Chinese OSs do exist, but they are not as effective as the imported ones such as Microsoft Windows. The new one, however, is expected to become a

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Ageing Affects The Sleep Cycle But How? Loss of Brain Cells, Says New Study

The older you get, the more difficult does finding sleep become – a generality attested by experts. Just like babies tend to have sleeping issues, the elderly also face trouble sleeping (if not for the same reason). One of life’s mysteries has been whether ageing directly affects the sleeping cycle. A new study has attempted to

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Experimental Vaccine For Chikungunya Developed By Americans

An experimental vaccine for the infectious disease chikungunya has been developed by American scientists. It has generated promising results during clinical trials: most of the 25 volunteers who were administrated with the vaccine have shown immunity against the virus. It is being hailed as the new hope for countries plagued by the disease, like African countries. However, the

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Unbelievable: Living Organism Discovered Alive in Space on ISS

The International Space Station (ISS) has recently been the subject of an extremely surprising discovery: samples taken from its surface have revealed the presence of microscopic sea planktons. Now, the question is how did these organisms get there, and how were they able to survive the drastic conditions? Researchers have examined samples taken from illuminators

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Discovery: Pterosaurs Dragons Once Ruled The Earth’s Skies

The pterosaur, a dragon-like ancient creature, seems to have been a successful winged animal during its times. It is considered to be the first animal to have engaged in flying. It is not a dinosaur, nor is it a bird though. The picture is the representation of the family of Azhdarchis by  an artist, drawn for

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Sodium Overcomsumption: 1.65 Million Global Deaths Yearly

A study that has evaluated a massive amount of data from 187 countries has shown that high sodium intake indirectly leads to a great number of deaths yearly all across the globe. Overconsumption of sodium ultimately leads to cardiovascular diseases which eventually cause death. We are in the age of high mortality rates to which

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Alopecia Areata Patients Regrow Hairs Within Months With New Approved Drug

Some patients suffering from alopecia areata, a condition which drains them from their body hair, have been shown to have their hair restored when they consumed the drug ruxolitinib. The latter is a drug which is already in use, but, for another purpose by patients with a completely different ailment (bone marrow disease). This new

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Be Advised: Plants Talk To Each Other On The Genetic Level

A new study has shown that a plant which is a parasite of another communicates with the latter by exchanging pieces of RNA.  Whether or not plants hear and talk to us, they sure talk among themselves – some of them, at least. This has been established by scientific research in the past: plants communicate

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