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October 11, 2017 11:12 PM Facebook to sell portable headset for virtual reality

SAN JOSE, Calif. (Reuters) - Facebook Inc is launching a new virtual reality headset that does not require a separate computer to operate, allowing more mobile uses than the company’s existing Oculus Rift product, Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Wednesday. Zuckerberg, speaking at a conference for virtual reality developers, said the “Oculus Go” device 86

October 10, 2017 7:32 PM 'Lingering disruption' from Modi's note ban and rushed GST launch forces IMF to slash India's GDP growth forecast

The IMF, however, raised its current year growth forecast for China to 6.8 per cent, which is 0.1 per cent more than its two previous projections in April and July, putting the Asian giant ahead of India as the world's fastest growing economy. The World Economic Outlook report also lowered India's growth for 2018 to 7.4 per cent, 0.3 percentage points 114

October 9, 2017 5:48 AM Apple iPhone 8 Battery Swelling: Causes, Possible Alternatives To Li-Ion

While Apple’s front-runner for 2017 — the iPhone X — is yet to be launched, its recently launched devices, the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are plagued with issues. While the company sorted out its earpiece crackling issue with a software update, the iPhone 8 Series is now facing a more serious issue as reports of the device cracking due to the battery 65

October 8, 2017 12:36 PM Gene test 'narrows down breast cancer risk'

A gene test informing women how likely they are to develop breast cancer could soon be used on high-risk groups. The Manchester researchers behind the test said it could reduce the number of women having surgery to remove their breasts, by narrowing down their risk. The test, on blood or saliva, looks at 18 genetic variants known to affect the chances 127

October 7, 2017 7:35 AM Google vies to make even smarter phones, speakers, cameras

San Francisco: Google's upgrades to its Pixel smartphones and other gadgets are its latest steps toward turning its digital services into your backup brain. The products the company unveiled on Wednesday are packed with artificial intelligence that Google has accumulated from those very same services. The company's widely used search engine, Gmail, maps, Chrome 87

October 6, 2017 11:40 PM Community Research and Development Information Service

Rainer Weiss, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Kip Thorne and Barry Barish, both of the California Institute of Technology, were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics. They have been recognised for their work in the field of gravitational waves: the minute ripples in space-time caused by cataclysmic cosmic sources such as the mergers 142

October 6, 2017 8:41 AM Germany embarks on study to find origins of 1,000 stored colonial-era skulls

Germany launched a two-year study Thursday to determine the origins of more than 1,000 human skulls, mostly from Rwanda, brought to Europe during the colonial era for racial "scientific" research. Billed as an important first step to understand the provenance of the remains, the study could one day lead to their return to east Africa -- more than 100 years 121

October 5, 2017 7:34 PM No signs of incest in new Neanderthal woman genome

A complete genetic analysis of a Neanderthal woman whose remains were found in a cave in Croatia shows no apparent incest in her ancestry, contrary to a previous specimen, researchers said Thursday. As only the second Neanderthal to undergo full, high-quality genome sequencing, the findings in the journal Science offer a broader picture of our extinct 133

October 5, 2017 7:09 AM Here Are Some Incredible Images Made Possible By This Year's Chemistry Nobel Prize

Science, at its core, is a process. New advances in technology are as important as new discoveries they lead to. How can you understand a molecule, for example, if you can't see it? Today's resolution of cryo microscopy illustrated by this glutamate dehydrogenase molecule (Image: Martin Högbom/The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences) Like yesterday's physics 146

October 5, 2017 5:01 AM Study questions European approval process for cancer drugs

Only about half of the cancer drugs approved by the European Medicines Agency in the last few years were later shown to help patients live longer or improved their lives, a new study says. Scientists in Britain and Latvia analyzed reports from the European regulator on cancer approvals from 2009 to 2013. Many of the approvals were based only on initial 111