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Scientists, tech leaders want to stop 'killer robots'

Sydney |Monday, 2017 7:45:04 AM IST

Scientists and prominent tech leaders have called for the United Nations (UN) to take action to stop the proliferation of "killer robots."

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Scientists to capture sunspot images during solar eclipse

New York |Saturday, 2017 2:15:04 PM IST

During the upcoming total solar eclipse on August 21, a team of solar physicists are planning to capture high-resolution sunspots -- the visible concentrations of magnetic fields on the Sun's surface

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Japan puts third GPS satellite into orbit

Tokyo |Saturday, 2017 6:15:04 PM IST

Japan on Saturday launched a rocket and put the third of its new quasi-zenith satellites into orbit to help improve the precision of the global positioning system.

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Scientists use supercomputers to preview total solar eclipse

Washington |Saturday, 2017 12:45:04 PM IST

Using supercomputers, researchers have forecast how the corona of the sun -- the aura of plasma that surrounds the sun and extends millions of kilometres into space -- will look during the upcoming to

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Lemon was a luxury item for ancient Romans: Study

New York |Saturday, 2017 6:45:04 PM IST

The humble citrus fruit lemon, a cash crop, was introduced in ancient Rome from Israel and was once considered an item of luxury as well as a status symbol for the ruling elite, a study has found.

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IIT Kharagpur to start genomics lab

Kharagpur (West Bengal) |Friday, 2017 11:45:04 PM IST

IIT Kharagpur is going start a genomics laboratory facility for students from all the branches of engineering, a statement said on Friday.

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Earth-like planet may be lurking in nearby star system

New York |Friday, 2017 4:45:04 PM IST

Scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have predicted that an Earth-like planet may be lurking in a star system just 16 light years away.

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NASA's latest communications satellite arrives in orbit

Washington |Friday, 2017 11:15:05 PM IST

NASA on Friday said its third and final in a series of next generation communications satellites has successfully been placed into orbit.

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Discovery of simple method to extract DNA claimed

Bengaluru |Friday, 2017 3:45:04 PM IST

Iraqi scientists at Al-Qasim Green University claim to have found a "universal, rapid and inexpensive" method for the isolation of DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) from the blood of a wide range of species

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6,000-year-old Neolithic remains discovered in Istanbul

Istanbul |Friday, 2017 7:45:05 AM IST

Archeologists have unearthed Neolithic remains believed to be dating back to 6,000 years during a new metro line construction in central Istanbul.

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1,500 delegates to participate in Global Entrepreneurship Summit

New Delhi |Thursday, 2017 3:15:05 PM IST

Around 1,500 delegates from over 160 countries will participate in the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) to be held in Hyderabad from November 28-30, that will see the US President's daughter Ivank

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Australian researchers discover how first animals appeared on earth

Canberra |Thursday, 2017 12:45:05 PM IST

A sudden explosion of algae which occurred 650 million years ago was the catalyst for how the first animals appeared on earth, according to a study led by Australian researchers.

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