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Wednesday, 15-August-2018


'FitMe' health band

15 weeks ago
New Delhi: Priced at Rs 1,999, the device houses a 90mAh battery and comes with a scratch-proof display, heart rate monitor, sleep monitor, running mode, vibration reminder, pedometer, GPS and other features, iVOOMi said in a statement. The 'FitMe' health band is sleek, smart, dust-proof and water resistant and features a display of 128x32 pixels resolution that makes it crystal clear from all viewing angles," said iVOOMi India CEO Ashwin Bhandari. With "IP67," the watch remains water-resistant for 30 minutes, has auto-sync for "Sm...

Fitness fair to bring global experts

15 weeks ago
Noida: To be hosted at the India Expo Mart, the fitness extravaganza is organised by Messe Frankfurt India. It is aimed at health and fitness industry professionals, athletes, health enthusiasts, fitness experts, businesses and associations to network with their end clientele and bring the new fitness technologies, gears and solutions in the market for Indian consumers. The event will have a live Zumba concert by Beto Perez, who is credited as fitness program Zumba. There will also be names like Jonathan Ross, Sergei Rudnev, Michele Opperman, David Sandler, Kaizzad Capadia, Chirag Sethi and Suchet...

Jupiter moon Ganymede environment unique

15 weeks ago
Washington: NASA's Galileo spacecraft spent eight years orbiting Jupiter. During that time, the hearty spacecraft -- slightly larger than a full-grown giraffe -- sent back spates of discoveries on the gas giant's moons, including the observation of a magnetic environment around Ganymede that was distinct from Jupiter's own magnetic field. The mission ended in 2003, but newly resurrected data from Galileo's first flyby of Ganymede, detailed in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, offered new insights about the moon's environment. We are now coming back over 20 years later t...

Traffic-related pollution increase asthma risk

15 weeks ago
New York: The findings, published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, showed that living close to a major road was linked to childhood asthma at all ages examined. Children living less than 100 metres from a major road had nearly three times the odds of current asthma - children who either experience asthma symptoms or use asthma medications daily - by ages seven to 10, compared with children living more than 400 metres away from a major road," said study co-author Mary Rice from the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) in Boston, US. For the study, the researchers anal...

India electric vehicle development with japan

15 weeks ago
New Delhi: According to an Indian Power Ministry statement, both countries confirmed their commitment to promoting well-functioning energy markets as well as cooperation on environmental measures for coal-fired power plants at the ninth India Japan Energy Dialogue co-chaired by Power Minister R.K. Singh and Japanese Economy, Trade and Industry Minister Hiroshige Seko. Both countries agreed to initiate the discussion towards development of EVs by collaborating on the 'Policy dialogue on next generation/Zero emission vehicles'," it said.,Both India and Japan further confirmed their comm...

Anushka plans to build animal shelter

15 weeks ago
Mumbai: The actress, who married cricketer Virat Kohli last year, penned a note to announce the project on her special day.On my birthday, in my own little way, I'm starting something that will give our fellow living beings equal rights, equal care and equal love. I'm building an animal shelter just outside Mumbai - a home for those animals that are stranded, left to fend for themselves, have to brave harsh surroundings. A home where they will be cared for, loved, protected and nurtured," Anushka wrote in the note posted on Twitter. This has been my c...

Higher aerobic fitness can boost language skiils

15 weeks ago
London: Older adults frequently have word finding difficulties and they experience these as particularly irritating and embarrassing. It also hinders in maintaining social relationships and independence in old age. According to the study, published in journal Scientific Reports, older adults' aerobic fitness levels are directly related to the incidence of age-related language failures such as "tip-of-the-tongue" states. People in a tip-of-the-tongue state have a strong conviction that they know a word, but are unable to produce it, and this phen...

'Gobardhan' scheme launched

15 weeks ago
Chandigarh: Addressing a gathering after launching the 'Gobardhan (Galvanizing Organic Bio Agro Resources Dhan) Scheme' at a national-level event in Karnal in presence of Union Drinking Water and Sanitation Minister Uma Bharti, he said that the objective of the scheme is to convert waste into gold by generating income for rural households from waste. Noting that there are about 450 gaushalas and Nandishalas in the state with strength of about 3.41 lakh cattle, he said: "This (scheme) would not only ensure cleanliness but also help to double the income of farmers.

NASA mission to study heart of Mars

15 weeks ago
Washington: InSight, which is the first planetary mission to take off from the West Coast, is targeted to launch at 7.05 a.m. EDT (4.05 a.m. PDT) from Space Launch Complex-3 at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California aboard a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket, the space agency said in a statement. InSight will be the first mission to peer deep beneath the Martian surface, studying the planet's interior by measuring its heat output and listening for marsquakes, which are seismic events similar to earthquakes on Earth.  It will use the seismic waves generated by marsquakes to develop a map...

Baking soda help rheumatoid arthritis

15 weeks ago
New York: While the immune system normally protects us from disease and infection, in someone who has an autoimmune disease the immune system attacks healthy cells in the body by mistake. Drinking baking soda, or sodium bicarbonate, tells the spleen -- which is part of the immune system -- to go easy on the immune response, the study said.  Certainly drinking bicarbonate affects the spleen and we think it's through the mesothelial cells," said study co-author Paul O'Connor from Augusta University in Georgia, US. The findings, published in th...

New tech to cut cost of measuring brain blood flow

15 weeks ago
New York: The method, detailed in the journal Optica, could be used in patients with stroke or traumatic brain injury, according to the researchers. Our setup is very promising, and the cost should be lower," said study co-author Wenjun Zhou, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of California, Davis, US. The new method, called interferometric diffusing wave spectroscopy, or iDWS, could prove to be less expensive when compared to an experimental technique called diffuse correlation spectroscopy, or DCS. If you shine a light into a cloudy solution, ...

Art can develop a child's mind

15 weeks ago
New Delhi: The most important thing to developing a child's mind through art is to not impose anything. Let them grow in their own way... an innocent mind will develop its own identity and possibilities. The medium allows them to express themselves and explore their creative side and develop a sense for aesthetics and beauty from an early age," Maity told IANS in an email interview. It was in this spirit that he conducted a day-long session at a Mumbai school on Friday and termed it a "learning experience. It was a fantastic experience to meet and conduct a session for students of Mount Litera School Intern...