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Vinod K Paul appointed Member | NITI Aayog

NITI Aayog

Dr. Vinod K Paul has been appointed as Member, NITI Aayog until further orders, on the same terms and conditions as are applicable to the other full-time Members of the NITI Aayog.

IndianBureaucracy.com wishes Dr. Vinod K Paul the very best.… Read More

45% more trains from March | Delhi Metro Rail Corporation

Delhi Metro

The Delhi Metro is on the verge of a major expansion with its Phase 3 project nearing completion. By next March, not only will the network expand from 218 km to 348 km, the number of trains will also go up by 45%, from 227 trains at present to 328. Starting this October, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) will start commissioning in phases two of its upcoming corridors… Read More

Pair female engineering students for projects and they flourish

Seven Days Diet Plan

Summary:Female first-year students earn a higher grade when paired with at least one other female for group projects in introductory college engineering classes, according to new research.

Female first-year students earn a higher grade when paired with at least one other female for group projects in introductory college engineering classes, according… Read More

How air pollution is linked to type 2 diabetes

air pollution

Summary:Researchers examine associations of air pollution.

An interdisciplinary team of scientists from the University of Leicester and other institutions has played a pivotal role in research investigating a possible link between air pollution and the rise in type 2 diabetes.

New research, published in the journal Environment International, examined

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Sharpest laser in the world

sharpest laser

Summary:With a linewidth of only 10 mHz, the laser that the researchers have now developed has established a new world record.

No one had ever come so close to the ideal laser before: theoretically, laser light has only one single color (also frequency or wavelength). In reality, however, there is always a certain linewidth. With a linewidth of only 10 mHz, the… Read More

Social status of listener alters our voice, how very true !

Social status

Summary:People tend to change the pitch of their voice depending on who they are talking to, and how dominant they feel, a study has found.

People tend to change the pitch of their voice depending on who they are talking to, and how dominant they feel, a study by the University of Stirling has found.

The psychology research, published in PLOS ONE, put participants

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Study finds that Sleep disturbances predict increased risk for suicidal symptoms

Sleep

Summary:Sleep disturbances can warn of worsening suicidal thoughts in young adults, independent of the severity of an individual’s depression, a study has found.

Sleep disturbances can warn of worsening suicidal thoughts in young adults, independent of the severity of an individual’s depression, a study from the Stanford University School… Read More

Study strengthens link between air pollution and premature death

air pollution

Summary:A new study of 60 million Americans — about 97 percent of people age 65 and older in the United States — shows that long-term exposure to airborne fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and ozone increases the risk of premature death, even when that exposure is at levels below the National Ambient Air Quality Standards.

A new study of 60 million… Read More

Mildly obese fare better after a major heart attack

heart-attack-

Summary:People who survive a major heart attack often do better in the years afterward if they’re mildly obese, a study by cardiologists shows.

People who survive a major heart attack often do better in the years afterward if they’re mildly obese, a study by UT Southwestern Medical Center cardiologists showed.

In the three years after an attack,

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Concurrent hot and dry summers will be more common in future

Concurrent

Summary:In the past, climate scientists have tended to underestimate the risk of a co-occurrence of heatwave and drought. This is the conclusion of one of the first studies to examine compound climate extremes.

A combination of severe drought and a heatwave caused problems for Russia in the summer of 2010: fires tore through forests and peat bogs. Moscow was… Read More

Robotic gripper for cleaning up space debris

robotic gripper

Summary:Researchers combined gecko-inspired adhesives and a custom robotic gripper to create a device for grabbing space debris. They tested their gripper in multiple zero gravity settings, including the International Space Station.

Right now, about 500,000 pieces of human-made debris are whizzing around space, orbiting our planet at speeds up to 17,500… Read More

Research leverages big data to predict severe weather

Research leverage

Summary:Every year, severe weather endangers millions of people and causes billions of dollars in damage worldwide. But new research has found a way to better predict some of these threats by harnessing the power of big data.

Every year, severe weather endangers millions of people and causes billions of dollars in damage worldwide. But new research from Penn… Read More