BANGALORE: The rate of beggars in India is estimated to stand at 3.72 lakh out of which 21pct of whom are literate that hold a senior secondary certificate exam and more qualifications. Further factual details disclose that over 3000 of these unemployed vagabonds withhold a professional diplomas, or are graduates and some even post-graduates, as stated by the Census 2011 data on 'Non-workers by main activity and...
NEW YORK: Marketed as a safer alternative to conventional tobacco cigarettes, electronic cigarettes could actually damage cells in ways that could lead to cancer, suggests new research. In laboratory tests, the researchers found that even nicotine-free versions of e-cigarettes could make human cells cancerous. “Based on the evidence to date, I believe they are no better than smoking regular cigarettes,”
MUMBAI - NASA scientist Amitabh Ghosh said on Friday that though the discovery of liquid water on Mars opens up immense possibilities, colonization of the red planet is still a distant possibility. "Among the things that need to be considered are the quality of the liquid water there - or for that matter on Pluto and some of the moons of Jupiter or Saturn - and the cost involved to recover it and make it fit for human consumption," Ghosh,
HOUSTON: Most of the H-1B visas granted by the U.S. government for workers in computer jobs are for people from India, according to new data. Almost 86 percent of the H-1B visas that the U.S. granted for computer jobs went to Indian workers, a Computerworld analysis analysis of government data obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request shows. Most of those H-1B visa holders work for outsourcing companies,
NEW YORK - Google Glass may be used to effectively extend bedside consults to distant healthcare facilities such as community and rural hospitals to diagnose and manage patients, researchers suggest. "Glass is positioned perfectly as an emergency medicine telemedical device. It is small, hands free and portable, so you can bring it right to the bedside and have a real-time specialist with you when you need one,"
NEW YORK, NY - There will be more Indians than Chinese by 2022 when both Asian giants will have 1.4 billion people each and India’s population will grow at a faster pace, according to the UN. A report from the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs on Wednesday said that in seven years, “India’s population is projected to continue growing for several decades to 1.5 billion in 2030 and 1.7 billion in 2050,
LONDON - If you're a victim of Apple's text messaging bug and have suffered an iPhone crash, there is more shock in store. The bug that can strike with simple text, also affects Twitter and permanently breaks Snapchat text chat. The malware causes Apple's text handling system to choke on certain characters from Arabic, Marathi and Chinese and crashes the iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch or Mac. It also affects apps running on iOS,
WASHINGTON - NASA's Hubble space telescope has spotted a weird star in our galaxy and has been nicknamed "nasty" owing to its behaviour never seen before. The hefty, rapidly ageing star "Nasty 1" may represent a brief transitory stage in the evolution of extremely massive stars. First discovered several decades ago, "Nasty 1" was identified as a Wolf-Rayet star, a rapidly-evolving star that is much more massive than Sun.
NEW YORK - Do you feel you are being harassed on Twitter? If yes, you are not alone, a study said. The study by feminist activist group Women, Action and the Media (WAM) found that, among other things, around a quarter of young men and women have been physically threatened online, and a quarter of young women have been sexually harassed. WAM got approval from Twitter to accept and submit harassment reports,
NEW YORK - Very soon, there would be a robot that can plan and execute its mission in deep oceans. Developed by researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the robot has its own "cognitive" capabilities. When deploying autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs), much of an engineer's time is spent writing scripts or low-level commands in order to direct a robot to carry out a mission plan.