Science & technology

WhatsApp appoints grievance officer

Details process to flag complaints Under pressure to clamp down on fake messages, WhatsApp has appointed a grievance officer for India and has detailed out the process for users to flag concerns and complaints, including those around fake news. Meeting one of the key demands that India had put forward …

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Cdr. Tomy sighted by Navy aircraft

Rescue efforts on to get back Navy Commander who was part of the Golden Globe Race In a positive development in the massive global search and rescue effort for Commander Abhilash Tomy of the Indian Navy, injured and stranded in his sailing vessel in the Golden Globe Race (GGR), a …

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Organophosphorus pesticide detection gets simpler

Using metal-organic framework (MOF) made of cadmium chloride and synthesised under ambient conditions, a research team has been able to detect organophosphorus pesticides such as azinphos-methyl, chlorpyrifos, and parathion both in water solution and in apples and tomatoes. The MOF is highly sensitive such that the presence of pesticides as …

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New battery may help cut carbon emissions

The battery is made from lithium metal, carbon and an electrolyte that the researchers designed Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a new battery made partly from carbon dioxide captured from power plants. While still based on early-stage research and far from commercial deployment, this battery could …

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DIY colonoscopy on display at Tokyo show

Museum celebrates weird inventions A gadget to “translate” dog barks for humans, a “babypod” that plays music inside the mother’s vagina for unborn babies and the world’s first self-colonoscopy method were among the whacky inventions on show Friday at a new Tokyo exhibition. The museum celebrates weird and wonderful inventions …

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