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       SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY  
         Natural protein in rice helps keep arsenic out in grains    
 
 
HANOI: Researchers have discovered a natural mechanism in rice plants that restricts the transfer of arsenic in soils to the rice grain by sequestering it in pocket-like cell membranes called vacuoles, opening scientific potentials for rice-producing nations across the developing world.

 
         China launches spacecraft to go to Moon orbit and return back    
 
 
BEIJING: China today launched an unmanned spacecraft to fly around the moon and back to Earth in order to test technologies to be used in the Chang'e-5, a future probe that will conduct the country's first Moon mission with a provision to return back.

 
         Fending off dengue with insecticide-treated uniforms    
 
 
KUALA LUMPUR: Scientists working to reduce dengue infection among schoolchildren in Thailand are testing something new: insecticide-treated school uniforms. A recent study published in PLOS One (23 September) suggests that this intervention can be economically attractive. Using data from dengue studies in Thailand, the study examined the cost-effectiveness of uniforms treated with insecticide under various scenarios.

 
         App on Android for train enquiry    
 
 
NEW DELHI: Centre for Railway Information Systems (CRIS) has launched a mobile app on Android platform for train enquiry. The new mobile app for Android devices has many features. "With this launch, it has now become easier for the public to get information on expected arrival and departure timings of a particular train and other related information for the benefit of rail passengers," a senior Railway Ministry official said.

 
         Cosmic rays threaten manned missions to Mars    
 
 
WASHINGTON: Cosmic rays have created radiation hazards in space that potentially threaten future deep-space astronaut missions, said researchers. Due to a highly abnormal solar activity, the solar wind is exhibiting extremely low densities and magnetic field strengths, which causes dangerous levels of hazardous radiation to pervade the space environment.

 
         Comet makes rare close pass by Mars as spacecraft watch    
 
 
NEW YORK: A comet from the outer reaches of the solar system on Sunday made a rare, close pass by Mars where a fleet of robotic science probes were poised for studies.

 
         New Twitter feature allows users to listen to music    
 
 
WASHINGTON: Twitter will now allow users to play podcasts, music and other audio clips direct from their timelines for the first time, the microblogging site has said.

 
         Videocon launches gesture controlled smartphone for Rs 10,499    
 
 
NEW DELHI: Videocon Mobile Phones today launched a smartphone, Infinium Graphite, with gesture control feature at a price of Rs 10,499. The intelligent sense feature facilitates function like 'auto answer' to answer calls in proximity to ears, 'auto switch speaker' feature that automatically switches from speaker to earpiece on proximity to ear, 'reversal silence' feature that silences the device when flipped along with an entire suite of 'touch gesture awake' features.

 
         Samsung launches Galaxy Note 4 in India for Rs 58,300    
 
 
NEW DELHI: Korean handset maker Samsung today launched its most expensive device in the country -- Galaxy Note 4 -- at about Rs 58,300 as it looks to defend its turf in the multi-billion dollar smart devices market in India.

 
         IPhone 6 series to sell in India at starting price of Rs53,500    
 
 
NEW DELHI: US technology major Apple's iPhone 6 series will be sold in India at starting price of Rs 53,500 and the high end model at Rs 80,500 during the time of launch.

 
         Google to launch chat app to take on whatsapp    
 
 
Software giant Google Inc plans to launch a mobile messaging app it is likely to test in India and other emerging markets, the Economic Times newspaper reported on Friday, citing sources.

 
         Microsoft names next operating system 'Windows 10'    
 
 
SAN FRANCISCO: Microsoft Corp announced its 'Windows 10' operating system on Tuesday to replace the largely unpopular Windows 8, skipping a number to mark a leap toward unifying the way people work on tablets, phones and traditional computers. The next version of Microsoft's flagship product, which still runs the vast majority of personal computers and is used by 1.5 billion customers worldwide, is aimed at recapturing the lucrative business market, which generally ignored the new-look Windo

 
         Blackberry Passport available in India for Rs 49990    
 
 
NEW DELHI: In a fresh bid to grab a pie of the premium smart phone market, BlackBerry today unveiled its most expensive handset Blackberry Passport, priced at Rs 49,990, which will be available across Indian market from October 10.

 
         IPhone 6 Plus 'bendgate': Apple plays defense on concerns    
 
Apple Inc broke its silence on complaints about bending iPhones, hours after withdrawing a glitch-ridden software update as the company struggles to restore momentum to the rollout of its latest phones.

 
         Mobile app for clicking selfie with Isro's Mangalyaan    
 
HYDERABAD: City-based start-up Smartur has developed a mobile application (app) built on augmented reality that allows users of Android phone users and iOS mobile devices to click a selfie with Indian spaceship Mangalyaan that is due to land on Mars next week.

 
         Get a selfie with ISRO's Mangalyaan using this mobile app    
 
 
HYDERABAD: Hyderabad-based start-up Smartur has developed a mobile application (app) built on augmented reality that allows users of Android phone users and iOS mobile devices to click a selfie with Indian spaceship Mangalyaan that is due to land on Mars.

 
         Google launches Android One devices at Rs.6,399    
 
 
NEW DELHI: Tech giant Google today launched its much-awaited Android One smartphones, priced at Rs 6,399 onwards, in India in partnership with domestic handset makers Micromax, Karbonn and Spice, a move that will further fuel the fiercely competitive multi-billion dollar market here.

 
         1st high speed train on Delhi-Agra section in November    
 
 
KAPURTHALA: The first high speed train with a speed of 160 kilometer per hour will run on Delhi-Agra section in November this year as the first rake of fourteen coaches of the train is all set to be rolled out in November.

 
         IPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus to hit Indian shores on Oct 17    
 
 
NEW DELHI: Tech giant Apple will make its new smartphones iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus available to customers in India from October 17.

 
         Why Apple Watch is a missed opportunity    
 
 
Apple chief executive Tim Cooks got a standing ovation Wednesday morning in Cupertino, when he announced the "next chapter in our story" at a special event that also launched the iPhone 6 in two sizes.

 
         Amid high expectations, Apple to unveil new devices    
 
 
SAN FRANCISCO: Apple pulls back the curtain today on its latest innovations, amid frenzied anticipation over new big-screen iPhones and possibly an "iWatch" which could shake up the world of wearable computing.

 
         Microsoft launches Nokia X2 in India for Rs 8,699    
 
NEW DELHI: Beefing up its budget smartphone portfolio, Microsoft Devices today launched Nokia X2, priced at Rs 8,699, in India to compete more aggressively with the likes of Samsung as well as homegrown firms like Micromax.

 
         Facebook rolls out privacy checkup for all users    
 
 
NEW DELHI: Facebook will make its 'Privacy Checkup' feature available to all of its 1.2 billion users globally to help them review and control who they share the information with on the world's largest social networking website.

 
         Energy drinks cause heart problems: study    
 
 
LONDON: Energy drinks, popular in dance clubs and during physical exercise, can cause heart problems, a new research has warned.

 
         Mars Mission completes 300 days in space    
 
 
CHENNAI: In a major boost to the Indian scientific community, the Mars Orbiter Mission (Mangalyaan), on its maiden tryst with the red planet, has completed 300 days of its journey in space and is just 23 days away from reaching its intended orbit.

 
         Samsung unveils smartwatch that can make calls    
 
 
SEOUL: Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Thursday unveiled what it said was the first smartwatch capable of making and receiving calls without a mobile phone nearby, in the South Korean firm's latest effort to find a new growth driver.

 
         Cybercriminals using Ebola as bait to infect PCs    
 
 
NEW DELHI: Apart from humans, Ebola virus has computers as casualty too as cybercriminals are now leveraging the fear of the disease to infect PCs with malware, security solutions provider Symantec said today.

 
         New drug restores hair growth in human trials    
 
 
NEW YORK: In a breakthrough, scientists may have discovered a cure for a form of baldness after they found a drug which restored the hair of three patients within five months.

 
         Facebook users not in awe of Messenger app    
 
 
NEW YORK: The newly launched Facebook Messenger app has received poor reviews from its users, with most criticising the popular social networking site for forcing them to download a separate app to access their messages.

 
         Apple products banned in China's government offices: Report    
 
BEIJING: China has prohibited government agencies from purchasing Apple hardware products due to security concerns, Bloomberg News reported on Wednesday, citing government officials familiar with the matter.

 
 
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