Afghan forces reclaim key district from Taliban

Kabul, Jan 10 : Afghanistan security forces took control of Darqad district bordering Tajikistan on Sunday, an official said. “After days of clashes with the Taliban, the rule of law has been maintained,” Sanatullah Timor, provincial government spokesman, told Xinhua. “The joint forces were working to find and defuse roadside bombs and landmines in the […]

‘Villages on the Moon’ can be reality by 2030: Scientists

New York, Jan 10 : Villages on the Moon, constructed through cooperation between astronauts and robotic systems on the lunar surface, can become a reality as early as 2030, a group of scientists has predicted. Scientists are exploring the idea of “moon villages” that can serve as a potential springboard for future human missions to […]

Smartphones to turn into pancreas, treat Type 1 diabetes

New York, Jan 10 : US researchers have developed a system that treats Type 1 diabetes automatically and effortlessly — with the help of a smartphone — ditching constant finger pricks and manual insulin injections. Combined with a tiny sensor and wearable insulin pump, a smartphone can stand in for a pancreas, automatically monitoring blood-sugar […]

Here comes ‘green’ coffee for super health benefits

London, Jan 10 : You love green tea for its health benefits but what about having a cup of “green coffee”? Well, US scientists have come up with a new invention – parbaked coffee bean where coffee beans are baked at less temperature for super health benefits. According to biophysicist Dan Perlman from Massachusetts-based Brandeis […]

‘Tablet computers facing pressure from big-screen phones’

Las Vegas (US), Jan 10 : Seven-inch tablet computers, the stars of the tablet world in the last few years, are witnessing a shrinking percentage in global shipments due to severe competition from emerging big-screen phones or phablets, says a research firm. Seven-inch tablets monopolised 64.1 percent of global tablet shipments in 2014, but the […]

This app uses ‘magic words’ to create content

New York, Jan 10 : Peach, a new messaging app, lets you find your friends and upload GIFs, photos and status updates in your news feed using “magic words”. Available on Apple store, the app looks like Twitter, Slack, and Instagram, and is created by founder of Vine – a short-form video sharing service – […]