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Scientists, tech leaders want to stop 'killer robots' (07:26)
Sydney, Aug 21 (IANS) Scientists and prominent tech leaders have called for the United Nations (UN) to take action to stop the proliferation of "killer robots."

UK scientists create world's smallest surgical robot (16:48)
London, Aug 20 (IANS) British scientists have developed the worlds smallest surgical robot which could transform daily operations for tens of thousands of patients, the media reported on Sunday.

Lemon was a luxury item for ancient Romans: Study (18:22)
New York, Aug 19 (IANS) The humble citrus fruit lemon, a cash crop, was introduced in ancient Rome from Israel and was once considered an item of luxury as well as a status symbol for the ruling elite, a study has found.

Japan puts third GPS satellite into orbit (17:44)
Tokyo, Aug 19 (IANS) Japan on Saturday launched a rocket and put the third of its new quasi-zenith satellites into orbit to help improve the precision of the global positioning system.

Scientists to capture sunspot images during solar eclipse (13:44) IANS Photo Service
New York, Aug 19 (IANS) During the upcoming total solar eclipse on August 21, a team of solar physicists are planning to capture high-resolution sunspots -- the visible concentrations of magnetic fields on the Sun's surface -- at microwave radio wavelengths.

Scientists use supercomputers to preview total solar eclipse (12:12) IANS Photo Service
Washington, Aug 19 (IANS) Using supercomputers, researchers have forecast how the corona of the sun -- the aura of plasma that surrounds the sun and extends millions of kilometres into space -- will look during the upcoming total solar eclipse on August 21.

IIT Kharagpur to start genomics lab (23:24)
Kharagpur (West Bengal), Aug 18 (IANS) IIT Kharagpur is going start a genomics laboratory facility for students from all the branches of engineering, a statement said on Friday.

NASA's latest communications satellite arrives in orbit (22:52)
Washington, Aug 18 (IANS) NASA on Friday said its third and final in a series of next generation communications satellites has successfully been placed into orbit.

Earth-like planet may be lurking in nearby star system (16:20)
New York, Aug 18 (IANS) Scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have predicted that an Earth-like planet may be lurking in a star system just 16 light years away.

Discovery of simple method to extract DNA claimed (11:36)
By K.S. Jayaraman
Bengaluru, Aug 18 (IANS) Iraqi scientists at Al-Qasim Green University claim to have found a "universal, rapid and inexpensive" method for the isolation of DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) from the blood of a wide range of species for genomic studies.

Big asteroid to safely pass by Earth on September 1 (10:58)
Washington, Aug 18 (IANS) A large near-Earth asteroid will pass safely by our planet on September 1, at a distance of about seven million kilometres, NASA has said.

6,000-year-old Neolithic remains discovered in Istanbul (07:20)
Istanbul, Aug 18 (IANS) Archeologists have unearthed Neolithic remains believed to be dating back to 6,000 years during a new metro line construction in central Istanbul.

Night shifts linked with high breast cancer risk: Study (18:20)
New York, Aug 17 (IANS) Women who work in night shifts may be at an increased risk of developing breast cancer, as artificial light blocks a hormone that plays a key role in suppressing growth of its tumours, claims a study.

1,500 delegates to participate in Global Entrepreneurship Summit (14:36) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Around 1,500 delegates from over 160 countries will participate in the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) to be held in Hyderabad from November 28-30, that will see the US President's daughter Ivanka Trump leading her country's delegation, an official said here on Thursday.

Mars 2020 rover to use X-ray techniques to find signs of life (14:04)
Paris, Aug 17 (IANS) NASA's Mars 2020 rover mission, which aims look for signs of past life on the Red Planet, will use smart X-ray techniques originally developed to find the oldest life on Earth, according a mission scientist.

Australian researchers discover how first animals appeared on earth (12:06)
Canberra, Aug 17 (IANS) A sudden explosion of algae which occurred 650 million years ago was the catalyst for how the first animals appeared on earth, according to a study led by Australian researchers.

How satellites can prevent fatalities from landslides (11:06)
By K.S. Jayaraman IANS Photo Service
Bengaluru, Aug 17 (IANS) Scientists of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) have sent spacecraft towards the Moon and Mars -- and now have their sights on Venus.

Fossilised dinosaur footprints found in China (15:34)
Beijing, Aug 16 (IANS) More than 200 fossilised dinosaur footprints have been discovered in Maotai town of China, the media reported on Wednesday.

Here's how modern juicy apples evolved (13:12)
New York, Aug 16 (IANS) Tracing the evolutionary history of the crisp and juicy apples, scientists have found that modern apples originated in a mountainous region of Kazakhstan around 10,000 years ago.

Incomplete drought recovery could be new normal (11:54)
Washington, Aug 16 (IANS) A chronic state of incomplete drought recovery may be the new normal for the remainder of the 21st century, thanks to increasingly common extreme temperatures, new research suggests.

Sleep tied to Type 2 diabetes risk in children (10:24)
Washington, Aug 16 (IANS) Children who get more sleep are at lower risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, a study published in a US journal has said.

SpaceX launches cargo to space station (02:16)
Washington, Aug 15 (IANS) A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Florida on Monday, sending the US space firm's last new first-generation Dragon cargo ship to the International Space Station.

Earth's largest volcanic region discovered in Antartica (16:48)
London, Aug 14 (IANS) The largest volcanic region on Earth -- with nearly 100 volcanoes -- has been discovered two km below the surface of the vast ice sheet in west Antarctica.

Amazon refunding customers who bought 'unverified' eclipse glasses (16:14)
San Francisco, Aug 14 (IANS) E-commerce giant Amazon is offering refunds to customers who purchased eclipse glasses from the platform and warned them not to use the spectacles to view the total solar eclipse that will occur on August 21.

Marconi Lifetime Achievement Award for Indian-born Stanford professor (With Images) (15:12)
By Fakir Balaji IANS Photo Service
Bengaluru, Aug 14 (IANS) The US-based Marconi Society has announced its Lifetime Achievement Award to Indian-born Stanford University professor Thomas Kailath, for his outstanding contributions to modern communications.

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