Social networking sites such as Facebook may act as a mood stabiliser: New Study

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Oct 062014
 
Social networking sites such as Facebook may act as a mood stabiliser: New Study

In a bad mood? Head to Facebook and find someone worse off! When people are in a bad mood, they are more likely to actively search social networking sites such as Facebook to find friends who are doing even worse than they are, a new study suggests. Researchers found that, in general, people use social media to connect with people who are posting positive and success-oriented updates. But when people are in a negative mood, they start to show more interest in the less attractive, […]

Underwater robots could be used to sniff out smuggled drugs, weapons

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Oct 032014
 
Underwater robots could be used to sniff out smuggled drugs, weapons

A warning to all smugglers: A new underwater robot could be used to sniff out contraband — including weapons and drugs — hidden aboard ships. Developed by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the new, oval-shaped robot may be small (it’s slightly smaller than a football), but it features some big crime-stopping abilities. One side of the bot is flat, which enables it to slide along the bottom of a ship to perform ultrasound scans of the vessel’s hull. Contributed By Sonia

Red Kangaroo uses his tail as a “fifth leg”: New Study

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Jul 042014
 
Red Kangaroo uses his tail as a “fifth leg”: New Study

A new study has revealed that kangaroos use their tail as a “fifth leg” and plant their tails on the ground in combination with their front and hind legs. According to the study the animals move with a “pentapedal” gait, which provides new insight into the diversity of biological movement, and specific insight into why humans walk the way they do. Their muscular tail is used to propel and power their motion-just like a leg. Contributed By Neha

Now, you can connect with Delhi Police on WhatsApp to report crime

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Jun 102014
 
Now, you can connect with Delhi Police on WhatsApp to report crime

You connect with your friends and family on WhatsApp. Now you can reach a police officer also on the mobile messaging application. In the spirit of its earlier motto ‘With You For You Always’, the Delhi Police has come out with a pilot scheme to use WhatsApp for greater coordination among beat staff and better police-public interface. The police have started creating chat groups on WhatsApp on beat basis where information and inputs will be exchanged between public and police personnel deployed on that particular […]

10 Animals that use Tools

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Feb 232014
 
10 Animals that use Tools

Scientists once thought of tool use as a defining feature of humans, but increasingly research is showing adept tool users on land, air and sea in the animal kingdom. Investigating how such behavior developed in this diverse mix promises to shed light on how tool use might have originated in humanity. Chimpanzees Chimpanzees are humanity’s closest living relatives, and apparently learned how to make and use tools long ago without human help, with stone hammers found at a chimp settlement in the Ivory Coast dating […]