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         Over 800 'ultra dark' galaxies found    
 
NEW YORK: Astronomers have discovered 854 previously hidden 'ultra dark' galaxies, that may be filled with mysterious dark matter, in a region known as the Coma Cluster.

 
         NASA reveals colour images of Pluto and Charon    
 
 
WASHINGTON: The first colour movies from NASA's New Horizons mission show Pluto and its largest moon Charon and the complex orbital dance of the two bodies, known as a double planet.

 
         Twitter introduces autoplay video    
 
 
NEW YORK: In a significant move for social media advertisers, Twitter has introduced autoplay videos. The feature has begun rolling out on iOS and web with Android to follow, which means that video ads, GIFs or Vines on your timeline will automatically load and play (while muted), TIME reported with reference to a post on Twitter's blog.

 
         Delivery by drone in 30 minutes? Amazon says it's coming    
 
 
WASHINGTON: Online US retail giant Amazon says it is developing the technology to use drones to deliver packages in 30 minutes or less, a broad expansion of unmanned flight that is raising concerns about safety, security and privacy.

 
         World's first water-based computer developed    
 
 
WASHINGTON: In a ground-breaking feat, world's first synchronous computer that operates on water droplets has been developed by an Indian-American researcher from Stanford University.

 
         Sun 'eclipses' Indian Mars Orbiter for 15 days    
 
 
BANGALORE: India's Mars mission spacecraft Orbiter got 'eclipsed' early Monday with the sun blocking the Earth from the Red Planet over the next 15 days, a senior space official said.

 
         US doctors perform world's first skull-scalp transplant    
 
HOUSTON: Texas doctors have done the world's first partial skull and scalp transplant to help a man who suffered a large head wound from cancer treatment, opening a new frontier in transplant surgery.

 
         Tagore works available for Android users    
 
 
KOLKATA: Here's good news for Tagore lovers. Almost the entire body of work of the poet will now be available for users of Android mobile operating system, courtesy the Society for Natural Language Technology Research.

 
         Web monitoring mobile apps for parents    
 
 
NEW DELHI: A number of start ups are jumping into the market for feature loaded mobile applications that enable parents to monitor their children's activities on the Internet.

 
         Scientists find no obvious signs of life in 100,000 galaxies    
 
 
WASHINGTON: A new study has found no obvious signs of highly advanced extraterrestrial life in 100,000 galaxies, but about 50 of those galaxies have shown suspicious infrared activity which may indicate presence of alien life, scientists say.

 
         Public buses to go green    
 
 
BUENOS AIRES: Eight cities in Latin America will replace 40,000 passenger buses with non-polluting vehicles by 2020. The plan, which includes reducing greenhouse gas emissions before 2019, was unveiled in the first ever Latin American mayors’ forum under the Climate Leadership Group (C40) during the signing of a declaration of intent on “clean buses” in Buenos Aires last 27 March.

 
         Tiny molecule that outsmarts HIV identified    
 
 
TORONTO: In a breakthrough, scientists have identified a tiny molecule that forces the HIV virus to open up and expose its vulnerable parts, allowing the immune system to kill the infected body cells.

 
         New enzyme may turn all donated blood to universal type    
 
 
TORONTO: Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have created an enzyme that could transform all donated blood into a universal type that can be given to any patient.

 
         Unmanned Russian spacecraft 'plunging to Earth'    
 
 
MOSCOW: An unmanned Russian cargo spacecraft ferrying supplies to the International Space Station is plunging back to Earth and apparently out of control, an official said today.

 
         Moon formed 4.47 billion years ago: Study    
 
 
WASHINGTON: Moon may have been created about 4.47 billion years ago, according to a new study of meteorites that provides clues to the giant collision which formed Earth and the lunar body.

 
         NASA spacecraft to crash into Mercury in two weeks    
 
 
WASHINGTON: After more than four years of orbiting Mercury, NASA’s MESSENGER spacecraft will crash into the solar system’s innermost planet in two weeks when it runs out of propellant.

 
         Rs.60 test detects early-stage prostate cancer    
 
WASHINGTON: A test that costs less than $1 (Rs.60) and yields results in minutes is more sensitive and exact than the current standard test for early-stage prostate cancer, US-based researchers say.

 
         Facebook integrates WhatsApp into 'Facebook for Android'    
 
 
NEW YORK: After one year of acquiring mobile messaging service WhatsApp, Facebook has begun testing a new feature in its 'Facebook for Android' app that includes the first major integration of WhatsApp.

 
         Driverless car completes 5,500km ride across US    
 
 
NEW YORK: In a first, a driverless car has completed a nine-day road trip across the US, covering nearly 5,500 kilometres in its journey through 15 states.

 
         Free mobile apps may take a toll on your smartphone    
 
 
WASHINGTON: Free mobile apps with ads drain your smartphone's battery faster, cause it to run slower, and use more network data, scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have found.

 
         Facebook launches new mobile app analytics tool    
 
 
NEW YORK: Facebook has launched a new analytics tool designed to let mobile developers track user-behaviour in their apps. The tool is available for free.

 
         Aus researchers discover new treatment for prostrate cancer    
 
 
MELBOURNE: Australian researchers have made a breakthrough by discovering a new treatment for prostrate cancer which can starve cancer cells.

 
         Curiosity rover detects life-supporting nitrogen on Mars    
 
 
WASHINGTON: NASA's rover Curiosity has detected the first traces of nitrogen on the surface of Mars, a discovery that adds to the evidence that the red planet could have once supported life.

 
         NASA probe to study magnetic mystery reaches Earth's orbit    
 
 
WASHINGTON: NASA's first space mission dedicated to the study of a phenomenon called magnetic re-connection that drives space weather is positioned in the Earth's orbit following a successful launch on March 12.

 
         Google to rank websites based on facts not links    
 
 
LONDON: Google plans to rank websites on its search engine based on factual accuracy, a move that will prevent sites full of misinformation from appearing first in search results.

 
         Facebook takes blame for service outages, which hit wider Web    
 
 
FRANKFURT: Facebook, the world's largest social network, and its Instagram photo-sharing site, suffered temporary outages around the world for up to an hour on Tuesday and the company said later that an internal software networking error was to blame.

 
         Facebook suffers outage affecting users worldwide    
 
SEOUL: Facebook suffered a widespread outage lasting roughly 40 minutes today affecting users in the United States, Asia, the UK and Australia.

 
         Air pollution hits crops more than climate change    
 
 
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Atmospheric pollutants may impact India’s major crops like wheat and rice more than temperature rise, says a new study based on a ‘regression model’ that predicts future events with information on past or present events.

 
         Facebook Lite' launched for low-end Android phones    
 
 
NEW YORK: The social networking site has reportedly launched a simplified version called "Facebook Lite" for low-end Android devices used by customers in emerging markets.

 
         Scientists slow down speed of light    
 
 
LONDON: A team of Scottish scientists has for the first time managed to slow down the speed of light as it travels through air, unimpeded by interactions with any other material, according to a new study.

 
 
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