People with heart disease in family may benefit from daily exercise

Scientists have pointed out that people with a history of heart disease in their family may stand to gain health benefits if they start exercising daily. According to findings reported in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation, greater grip strength, more physical activity and better cardiorespiratory fitness are associated with reduced risk for heart attacks and stroke — even among people with a genetic pre-disposition for heart disease. Scientists say that the main message that could be garnered from the study is that being physically active is associated with a lower risk of heart disease, even if you have a …

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Can human conceive in space?

Is the question ever haunted you ‘Can human conceive in space?’ Well! NASA can give you the answer now. As luxury space hotels and long-term Mars missions are the reality now, so one step ahead they want to see if the human reproduction is also possible in the weightlessness of the space? NASA scientists want to see how human sperm operate in space. Is the microgravity there anyway can affect the activity of sperm or the sperm can freely move there to fuse with an egg. Delay or difficulties at this stage can prevent the fertilization process in space. In …

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Sony set to ace music publishing business with EMI acquisition

Sony is all set to become the world’s biggest music publisher after it completes EMI acquisition. According to information made available by Sony so far, Sony will be paying $2.3 billion to gain control of EMI thereby becoming the world’s largest music publisher. Once the acquisition is completed, Sony will acquire rights to more than 2 million songs from artists such as Kanye West, Sam Smith and Sia. The deal is part of Yoshida’s mission to make revenue streams more stable with rights to entertainment content — a strategy that follows a major revamp by his predecessor which shifted Sony’s focus …

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Death after eating Synthetic marijuana in Illinois

Illinois is becoming the place where a large number of people are dying due to the consumption of synthetic marijuana. Recently a woman from central Illinois becomes the fourth person to die under its influence as announced by the officials. The woman was in her early 30s and is supposed to be addicted to taking marijuana. The name of the woman is not disclosed yet, but officials said that she belonged to the Central part of the state. A few days back, two more people died from the same place due to the intake of synthetic marijuana. Among them, one …

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Sticky patch to monitor blood sugar in diabetes patients developed

Scientists a published a study in the journal Nature Nanotechnology wherein they have mentioned development of a new sticky patch capable of monitoring blood sugar in diabetes patients. The patch can non-invasively monitor glucose levels in diabetics through the skin. The patch will end the frequent use of painful finger-prick blood tests in diabetes patients. Instead of piercing the skin to take blood, the patch draws glucose out from fluid between cells across hair follicles, which are individually accessed via an array of miniature sensors using a small electric current. Further, the patch does not require calibration with a blood sample – …

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Samsung asked to pay $533 million for copying iPhone design features

The Apple Samsung patent infringement lawsuit has witnessed yet another verdict with a federal court jury on Friday ordering Samsung to pay Apple $533 million for copying iPhone design features in a patent case dating back seven years. Jurors tacked on an additional $5 million in damages for a pair of patented functions. The award appeared to be a bit of a victory for Apple, which had argued in court that design was essential to the iPhone. The case was sent back to the district court following a Supreme Court decision to revisit an earlier $400 million damage award. To …

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Self-driving vehicles can navigate and drive on country roads with this new tech

In a first scientists have shown that it is possible for automated vehicles to drive on unknown and unmarked roads without the need of advanced mapping using just sensors and GPS. According to a team of researchers at MIT, currently available mapping technologies used in automated driving rely heavily on meticulously labeling the exact 3D positions of lanes, curbs, off-ramps and stop signs. For this reason these automated vehicles are only able to drive on city roads that have been well studied. However, such advanced mapping is not available for country roads and for most parts of the world and to …

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UK pension crisis can be eased through better health and economic activity

Experts have called for an ‘active ageing’ environment in the UK along with other measures to ease the pension crisis brewing in the country. According to a report from the Centre for the Study of Financial Innovation (CSFI), raising the UK state pension age is not enough to address the challenges caused by an ageing population. The report calls for ‘active ageing’ environment, which would improve health and economic activity among those aged over 50. The report – entitled ‘The Dependency Trap: are we fit enough to face the future?’ points out that participation in the workforce starts to tail off when people …

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Lignin dubbed as supergreen fuel for fuel cells

Lignin has been used for the first time in a fuel cell paving way for supergreen fuel cells. Researchers from the Laboratory of Organic Electronics at Linköping University developed the fuel cell that uses lignin, which is a cheap by-product from paper manufacture and one of the most common biopolymers. Lignin is cheap and readily available biopolymer that consists of a large number of hydrocarbon chains woven together, which can be broken down in an industrial process to its energy-rich constituent parts, benzenediols. One of these, catechol makes up 7% of lignin. Researchers at the Organic Energy Materials group at …

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ZTE to pay $1.3 billion fine to re-open, Donald Trump says

US President Donald Trump has said Chinese telecommunications-equipment maker ZTE Corp. will be allowed to remain in business once it pays a $1.3 billion fine as well as change its management and board and providing “high-level security guarantees.” Trump confirmed through a tweet that a deal has been outlined by his administration however, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have expressed concern over his decision to soften an earlier U.S. action against ZTE over what his Commerce secretary called “egregious” violations of sanctions on Iran and North Korea. Trump didn’t let that go and in a tweet took a jab …

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