British Council’s ‘Mix the Body’ to let users choreograph dance on phones

Kolkata, Sep 15 : Adding to its range of ‘Mix’ digital cultural products, the British Council will launch ‘Mix the Body’ platform through which users will be able to choreograph unique dance sequences on their phones using British choreographer Wayne McGregor’s dance language and dancers from Bengaluru-based Attakkalari contemporary movement arts company. “For ‘Mix the […]

‘No boost in learning outcomes of disadvantaged in Andhra, Telangana’

New Delhi/Hyderabad, Sep 15 : Around 91 per cent of 15-year-old children were enrolled in secondary schools in 2016 in comparison with 78 per cent in 2009, but there has been no improvement in the learning outcomes, according to a survey conducted in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. The survey has been described as “pro-poor” by […]

Thank God there’s no censorship on digital platforms: Vivek Oberoi

Mumbai, Sep 15 : Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi, who featured in the web series “Inside Edge”, says censorship is an outdated idea and the fact that it’s not exercised on digital media, is allowing the medium to grow. Vivek was present at the ‘Jagran Cinema Summit – Future of Cinema’ along with Madhu Mantena of […]

App to treat substance abuse gets FDA nod

Washington, Sep 15 : In a first, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved marketing of a novel mobile medical application designed to help treat people with substance use disorders such as addiction to alcohol, cocaine and marijuana. The “Reset” app developed by Pear Therapeutics — a US-based Prescription Digital Therapeutics firm — […]

Global hunger on rise, say UN food agencies

Rome, Sep 15 : After steadily declining for over a decade, global hunger is on the rise again, affecting 815 million people in 2016, or 11 per cent of the global population, Rome-base UN food agencies said on Friday. The warning was made by Food and Agriculture organisation (FAO), International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD) […]

This DNA robot can transport molecular cargo in bloodstream

New York, Sep 15 : Scientists have developed a nano “robot” made of a single strand of DNA, which can autonomously “walk” around a surface, pick up certain molecules using “arms” and “feet” and drop them off in designated locations. “Just like electromechanical robots are sent off to faraway places, like Mars, we would like […]