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       HEADLINES: Tipper driver dies in accident                                              Evidence against Vellapally handed over to VS: Biju Ramesh                                              Sudheeran, M A Shukoor challenges SNDP                                              Beef fest: No action against Deepa                                              No setbacks in bar bribery case: Vinson M Paul                                              Hand chopping incident: It's unacceptable, says Swaraj                                              Kejriwal sacks food minister for corruption                                              Azamgarh youth with ISIS in Iraq wants to return home                                              One shot dead, three wounded in US university 'confrontation'                                              Karun hits ton as Karnataka take 1st innings vs Bengal                                              Pune edge past NorthEast by a solitary goal                                              Sania-Martina enter China Open final                                              Kaumudi Facebook
         Nobel discoveries on DNA repair now fuelling cancer drug research    
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Cancer researchers are just beginning to understand the ramifications of the fundamental discoveries behind the 2015 Nobel Prizes in Chemistry, which were awarded on Wednesday to three scientists for explaining how cells repair mistakes in DNA that occur when cells divide.

         Search for Mars life stymied by contamination threat    
PARIS: A multi-billion-dollar robot dispatched to Mars to search for life must steer clear of promising "hot spots" for fear of spreading microbes from Earth, NASA project scientists said today.

         Scientists gain new insight into how brain perceives the world    
LONDON: Neuroscientists have gained new insight into how the brain perceives the world by using high resolution high field MRI to study activity in different layers of the visual cortex in great detail.

         Completely paralysed man walks again using brainwaves    
WASHINGTON: In a first, a man who was completely paralysed in both legs due to spinal cord injury has been able to walk again using a system controlled by his brain waves, scientists say.

         Apple's iOS App Store suffers first major attack    
BOSTON: Apple Inc APPL.O said on Sunday it is cleaning up its iOS App Store to remove malicious iPhone and iPad programs identified in the first large-scale attack on the popular mobile software outlet.

         Indian-American scientist uses sound waves to control brain cells    
WASHINGTON: In a first, an Indian American researcher from Salk Institute for Biological Studies in California has developed a new way to selectively activate brain, heart, muscle and other cells using ultrasonic sound waves.

         Earth's gravitational pull shrinking the Moon: NASA    
WASHINGTON: Earth's gravity has influenced the orientation of thousands of faults that form in the lunar surface as the Moon shrinks, according to new results from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft.

         Facebook to introduce 'dislike' button    
HOUSTON: After years of speculation and member requests, Facebook is finally working on a 'dislike' button that would not "downvote" posts but instead let users express other emotions, CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said.

         ASTROSAT set for Sep 28 launch    
BENGALURU: ASTROSAT, satellite for the first dedicated Indian astronomy mission aimed at studying celestial objects, is scheduled for launch on September 28, a senior Indian Space Research Organisation official today said.

         Apple computer hand-built by Steve Jobs to fetch 330k pounds    
NEW YORK: One of the very first Apple computers hand-built by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak in a garage almost 40 years ago is set to fetch up to 330,000 pounds when it goes under the hammer here.

         'Smart' bandage to speed up wound healing    
MELBOURNE: Researchers are developing a 'smart' bandage that can draw bacteria out of wounds and speed up the healing process. Scientists at Swinburne University of Technology in Australia have used a technique called electrospinning - in which polymer filaments 100 times thinner than a human hair are squeezed out of an electrified nozzle – to develop nanofibre meshes that can draw bacteria from a wound.

         Depth-sensing camera now captures 3D information in sunlight    
WASHINGTON: Researchers, including those of Indian-origin, have developed a new 3D imaging technology that allows depth-sensing cameras to work in bright sunlight.

         Google introduces new logo    
NEW YORK: Weeks after a complete business reshuffle, internet search giant Google today launched a new logo. "Google has changed a lot over the past 17 years—from the range of our products to the evolution of their look and feel. And today we're changing things up once again," Google said in a blog post.

         New cheaper, more efficient LED technology developed    
WASHINGTON: Scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have developed a new highly efficient and low- cost light emitting diode using a combination of organic and inorganic materials.

         Indian American student discovers Jupiter-like planet    
WASHINGON: An international team of astronomers, including an Indian-American PhD student, has discovered a Jupiter like exoplanet outside earth's solar system just a 100 light years away.

         Facebook, Google, Twitter join hands against child porn    
NEW YORK: Silicon Valley giants Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Yahoo and Twitter are working with Britain's Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) to implement a new system that will help detect and block images of child pornography online

         Now, buy products through Twitter    
NEW YORK: One can now use online social networking service Twitter to buy products as well. Twitter is teaming up with Shopify -- which boasts of about 100,000 merchants using its software -- and other e-commerce software companies to expand its range, Time reported.

         NASA satellite captures 'dark side' of Moon    
WASHINGTON: A NASA satellite, orbiting one million miles away, has captured stunning images of the Moon passing the Earth's sunlit side, which show the 'dark side' of the lunar body that is never visible from our planet.

         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.

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