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Searching for errors in the quantum world

There is likely no other scientific theory that is as well supported as quantum mechanics. For nearly 100 years now, it has repeatedly been confirmed with highly precise experiments, yet physicists still aren’t entirely happy. Although quantum mechanics describes events at the microscopic level very accurately, it comes up against ... Read More »

Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge sets new marathon world record

The 33-year-old Olympic champion, aided by a string of pacemakers through to 25km of the 42.195 km race, took 1 minute 17 second off the previous best set four years ago by Dennis Kimetto. It was the largest single improvement on the marathon world record since Derek Clayton improved the ... Read More »

World’s biggest study of blood pressure genetics

Over 500 new gene regions that influence people’s blood pressure have been discovered in the largest global genetic study of blood pressure to date, led by Queen Mary University of London and Imperial College London. Involving more than one million participants, the results more than triple the number of blood ... Read More »

New world record magnetic field

A group of scientists at the University of Tokyo has recorded the largest magnetic field ever generated indoors — a whopping 1,200 tesla, as measured in the standard units of magnetic field strength. By comparison, this is a field strength about 400 times higher than those generated by the huge, ... Read More »

World’s first passive anti-frosting surface fights ice with ice

Nothing foretells the coming of winter like frost on windshields. While the inconvenience of scraping or defrosting car windows may define cold mornings for many drivers, the toll frost takes on the larger economy is more than just a nuisance. From delayed flights to power outages, ice buildup can cost ... Read More »

Solar power: Golden sandwich could make the world more sustainable

Scientists have developed a photoelectrode that can harvest 85 percent of visible light in a 30 nanometers-thin semiconductor layer between gold layers, converting light energy 11 times more efficiently than previous methods. In the pursuit of realizing a sustainable society, there is an ever-increasing demand to develop revolutionary solar cells ... Read More »

‘Kidnapping’ in the Antarctic animal world?

Pteropods or sea snails, also called sea angels, produce chemical deterrents to ward off predators, and some species of amphipods take advantage of this by carrying pteropods piggyback to gain protection from their voracious predators. There is no recognisable benefit for the pteropod. On the contrary they starve: captured between ... Read More »

Vice President addresses World Hindu Congress in Chicago

On this occasion, Vice President recalled Swami Vivekananda. He said that Hinduism is a way of life. Vice President said that India is one such country which has practically accepted all religions and once upon a time, India was regarded as Vishwa Guru. Vice President said that even today, we ... Read More »

Vice President addresses World Hindu Congress in USA

Swami Vivekananda’s addresses at this Parliament have been incredibly influential. As Dr. J.H. Barrows, Chairman of the General Committee of the Parliament of Religions said, “Swami Vivekananda exercised a wonderful influence over his audience”.   Swamiji was an embodiment of Hindu culture. As Swami Vivekananda said in his inaugural speech at ... Read More »

3-day World Hindu Congress underway in Chicago

The event is being organized on the eve of 125th Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda’s Historic Speech at the Parliament of the World’s Religions in Chicago in 1893. Over 2000 delegates from across the globe are participating in this mega event. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s message was read out as part ... Read More »

3-day World Hindu Congress begins in Chicago

Over 2000 delegates from across the globe are participating in this mega event. The theme of World Hindu Congress is ‘think collectively, achieve valiantly’. In his address, RSS Cheif Mohan Bhagwat said that the co-existence of individuals, society and healthy environment is necessary to achieve the goal of ultimate truth. ... Read More »

Women lack access to private toilets around the world

One of the most pervasive and common forms of gender discrimination experienced daily by girls and women around the world is their inadequate access to private toilets, according to a new paper by researchers at Columbia Mailman School of Public Health and colleagues at the International Rescue Committee. Despite the ... Read More »

Dixons Carphone mobile revenues fall despite World Cup boost

Dixons Carphone enjoyed a slight upturn in fortunes over the past three months as the World Cup stimulated increased sales of televisions, however there was no sign of a recovery in a challenging mobile market. Revenues fell two per cent as declining demand for white goods offset the football-driven gains, ... Read More »