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'Technophobia' stops elderly from managing diabetes

Toronto, Dec 21 (IANS) Despite owning a smartphone or computer with daily internet access, only a small number of older adults actually use them as tools to better manage Type 2 diabetes, shows a study. It may be that older adults are unaware of apps available, they had low confidence about using them regularly, or both, said lead author Kathleen Dobson from University of Waterloo in Can...

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BJP keeps everyone guessing about Jharkhand CM

Ranchi, Dec 21 (IANS) Exit polls are predicting a BJP government in Jharkhand, but nobody appears to know who will be the next chief minister in the event of a BJP win. Most exit polls say the Bharatiya Janata Party will secure enough seats in the 81-member house to form a government of its own. BJP leaders and activists are wondering who Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party p...

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Smartphone that 'self-destructs' itself if tempered

New York, Dec 21 (IANS) Boeing and BlackBerry are reportedly developing a smartphone that will self-destruct itself if someone tempers with the device. The Boeing Black phone has a unique tamper-proof covering that will erase data if it is disassembled, the Verge reported. It will also have dual SIM cards and an expandable back panel for biometric scanners and satellite transceiv...

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Dabang Mumbai will surprise other teams in 2015 HIL: Swann

New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) After being bagged by the new team Dabang Mumbai for a whopping $78,000, Australian mid-fielder Matthew Swann is all keyed up and is eagerly waiting for the Hero Hockey India League (HIL) 2015 to begin. The 25-year-old, who played for the now-defunct Mumbai Magicians in the inaugural edition in 2013, said the new outfit is capable of springing a few surprises in ...

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4D printing to create shape changing structures

New York, Dec 21 (IANS) In a first, researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology have used a technology called four dimensional (4D) printing to create a structure that can change shape without external intervention. The new technology marks an advancement over 3D printing that allows one to print a range of items including toys, chocolates or medical devices, all while sitting...

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A carnivorous plant that is turning vegetarian

London, Dec 21 (IANS) If you think that only humans are turning vegetarian, here is a new study that has found certain carnivorous plants are also becoming vegetarians. The bladderworts (Utricularia) is a species of carnivorous plant that catches and digests tiny animals. Now, the plant is turning to algae and pollen grains for a balanced nutrition. The species catches it...

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A bullet that changes direction in mid-air

New York, Dec 21 (IANS) The US Department of Defense is testing a bullet that could change direction in mid-air. The Extreme Accuracy Tasked Ordnance (EXACTO), currently being tested by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), is a .50 calibre round that can change direction as it flies towards it's target. The details of how it will work are completely secret, Popu...

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'PK' crosses Rs.50 crore in two days

New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) Aamir Khan-starrer PK has minted over Rs.50 crore in two days in the domestic market, and trade experts expect it do steady business in coming days. Directed by Rajkumar Hirani and produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra, the film released Friday. Girish Johar, who is aware of the economics of the Hindi film industry, tweeted: #PK does a 50crs+ in flat 2 days - is...

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Disabled dog now runs on 3D braces

New York, Dec 21 (IANS) Three-dimensional printed braces have helped a disabled dog run like normal again. Derby, a husky, was born with deformed front limbs and had to drag himself on his front elbows, scratching himself on rough surfaces. After Tara Anderson, an employee of design and manufacturing firm called 3D Systems, saw him, a team got together to create two prosthetic de...

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Four in Pakistan to be hanged Sunday

Islamabad, Dec 21 (IANS) Four prisoners convicted for their involvement in an attack on former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf are to be hanged Sunday in Punjab, the media reported Sunday. Zubair Ahmed, Rasheed Qureshi and Ghulam Sarwar Bhatti and Russian citizen Akhlaque Ahmed were shifted from the Central Jail in Faisalabad to the death row in another jail late Saturday, Dawn onlin...

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Australia and Ishant Sharma fined in 2nd Test

Dubai, Dec 21 (IANS) Australia was Sunday fined for a slow over-rate and India fast bowler Ishant Sharma has been found guilty of breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during the the second Test, which the home side won by four wickets at Brisbane. Jeff Crowe of the Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees imposed the fine on Australia after Steven Smith's side was ruled to be three overs short of ...

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Warangal, Amravati on heritage city development scheme

Hyderabad, Dec 21 (IANS) The central government has included Warangal in Telangana and Amaravati in Guntur district of Andhra radesh under a scheme for development of heritage cities, announced Union Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu. They are among 12 cities across the country included in Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana (HRIDAY). He told reporters he...

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I don't have any limitations: Rakhi Sawant

Mumbai, Dec 21 (IANS) Rakhi Sawant says she doesn't have any limitations as an actress and doesn't mind exposing herself. Rakhi, who shot to fame with the item song Mohabbat hai mirchi over a decade back, is now tied up with promotions of her forthcoming film Mumbai Can Dance Saalaa. But she said that she wasn't getting projects for some time and that she doesn't mind exposing h...

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Ministry plans to expand renewable energy generation

New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) The ministry of new and renewable energy (MNRE) Sunday said it is in the process of preparing an energy legislation to expand power generation capacity through a judicious mix of conventional and non-conventional sources. The ministry is also preparing a scale up plan for the development of solar (power) generation in the next five years, it said in a statement.<...

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BJP to lead alliance in Tamil Nadu in 2016

Chennai, Dec 21 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will make a serious bid to take power in Tamil Nadu by leading an alliance in the 2016 assembly elections, its president Amit Shah said Sunday. The announcement was made on a day former DMK leader and former central minister D. Napolean joined the BJP. Shah said the BJP would mobilise 60 lakh new members in Tamil Nadu and it...

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DMK leader joins BJP

Chennai, Dec 21 (IANS) DMK leader and former union minister D. Napoleon joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the presence of BJP president Amit Shah here Sunday. Napoleon had resigned from the DMK Saturday. He was a minister in the Congress-led UPA government. On Saturday, music director Gangai Amaran joined the BJP. ...

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Spectrum release key to mobile telecom quality: GSM Expert

New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) As India gears itself for the auction of more spectrum or radio frequency for mobile telecom operators next year, a clear roadmap on its future availability holds the key for both quality of service and investor confidence, a global expert has said. Spectrum holds the key to what the people want in terms of mobile service. A clear roadmap on its release is essent...

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Coatings that conceal real objects

New York, Dec 21 (IANS) Researchers at the Pennsylvania State University in the US have developed illusion coatings that can hide things by making them appear like something else. The so-called illusion coatings - flexible, light-weight materials - could help soldiers or spies hide antennae and sensors from view while still allowing the devices to scan the outside world. The demo...

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Let Rajya Sabha function, Naidu apepal to opposition

Hyderabad, Dec 21 (IANS) Parliamentary Affairs Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu Sunday appealed to opposition parties to allow the Rajya Sabha to function to pass important bills. The minister alleged that by obstructing the business of the house for political reasons, the opposition was hurting national and people's interests. Naidu said the opposition should allow the house to pass s...

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'Star Alliance membership will aid Air India's turnaround'

New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) Air India stands to gain upto $100 million (over Rs.600 crore) in the first year of its membership of Star Alliance, the the world's largest airline accord that brings together 27 carriers for increasing passenger share and earnings, the top official of the grouping has said. It's an infusion that would greatly help Air India in its turnaround efforts. Star Allia...

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