Abhishek Panwar

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Was Quarantine The Right Move?

China's dramatic response to a single case of plague is very telling.<p>Yesterday, Chinese authorities finally lifted a nine-day quarantine of 151 individuals from the northwestern city of Yumen, instituted after a 38-year-old man died of a bubonic plague infection last week. Entry and exit points …

Ageing: The girls who never grow older

A handful of girls seem to defy one of the biggest certainties in life: ageing. Virginia Hughes reports on the families wrestling with a condition they can’t explain, and the scientist who believes that these children could hold the key to immortality.<p>Richard Walker has been trying to conquer …

Vietnam War

Squid Protein Could Help Brains 'Talk' to Computers

Unfortunately it won't allow humans to squirt ink, at least not yet.<p>In the most advanced prosthetics--such as this crazy mind-controlled robotic arm--electronic hardware interfaces directly with nerves and muscles in the human body. But getting living tissue to play nice with a circuit board is …

Protons

Absurd Creature of the Week: Satanic Leaf-Tailed Gecko Wears the World’s Most Unbelievable Camo | Science

Author: Matt Simon. Matt Simon Science<p>Date of Publication: 07.25.14.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>Advertisement<p>Related Galleries<p>Aliens Would …

U.S. judge says she is troubled by Apple $450 million e-books deal

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Thursday expressed concern over a proposed $450 million settlement of claims Apple Inc (AAPL.O) conspired with five publishers to fix e-book prices, saying its provisions could drastically reduce money paid to consumers depending on appeals.<p>The Apple logo is …

This drone can find lost or stranded people by picking up their mobile phone signals

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: EPFL<p>In an emergency, a mobile phone can be the device that saves you, even if you aren’t able to make a call. A drone …

US Congress banned from editing Wikipedia after staff caught trolling

Wikipedia has been forced to ban users inside the US Congress building from making edits to the collaborative encyclopaedia, after at least one member of staff began trolling the site.<p>A number of edits, apparently made in jest, have been picked up by the automatic twitter bot Congress Edits, which …

Google Docs now works with uploaded tracked changes from your Word documents

Google has given those who work with Microsoft Word another reason to move documents to the cloud.<p>Today, Google announced a new function that converts any tracked changes in Word documents to Suggested Edits. Basically, if you have Word documents with a lot of tracked changes, you can simply upload …

Facebook says SEC's IPO probe ends, extending WhatsApp closing date | Reuters

(Reuters) - Facebook Inc said the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission dropped its probe into the social networking company over events surrounding its controversial initial public offering.<p>A woman holds a tablet displaying WhatsApp's logo in front of the screen with the Facebook logo in this …

How To Make In-App Purchases Morally Responsible

<i>Mat Peterson is the founder of Shiny Things, a Sydney based app development company building educational apps aligned with educational curriculums.</i><p>In-app purchases (IAPs) aren’t popular with parents. Cases of children racking up hundreds of dollars worth of IAPs, unwittingly funded by their …

​The Tesla Model S doesn't have onboard navigation in China

Take a Tesla Model S for a spin in the US or Europe, and you'll have the help of a integrated navigation system to help you find your way. In China, you'll have to unfold a traditional, paper map. Local drivers are learning that the country's aversion to Google services keeps Tesla from employing …

This Site Lets You Check If A Hotel’s WiFi Sucks Before It’s Too Late

There are lots of things that review sites should rank hotels on, but don’t. Is it known for bed bugs? Is the “heated pool” only heated during summer when the sun is out? How many ghosts live there? How fast is the WiFi?<p>This site won’t help you with all of those, but it <i>will</i> help you with that last …

Amazon Fire Phone teardown: You might be sending this one back for repairs

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: iFxit<p>Amazon’s(s amzn) first smartphone, the Fire Phone, started arriving at homes and in AT&T(s T) stores yesterday, …

OnePlus signifies interest in officially launching in India

The smartphone market in India is becoming increasingly competitive, with major international brands and local ones alike vying for the interest among the populace, which is one of the bigger mobile device markets in the world. According to research by analysts at Mediacells, India is set to be the …

Mobile

Russia has lost control of a gecko sex experiment in space

The science experiment could drop out of the sky thanks to an engine issue<p>67 years ago, the US sent fruit flies into space inside a V-2 rocket to see if they could survive the radiation. Thus began a long and storied history of bringing animals off planet to explore what happens when gravity …

High-tech headband looks to keep kids from drowning

Some drowning incidents can be easily prevented, and a wearable device wants to keep tabs on submersion time while your kids are at the pool. The iSwimband is a Bluetooth-enabled sensor that syncs up with an iOS device to alert you when that little one has been under water for too long. The gadget …

This week’s games news

Destiny, the massively multiplayer game, has now started beta testing<p>Following last month’s alpha test, where a small number of players helped stress-test <b>Destiny</b> (out 9 Sep), the new game from the creators of Halo, this month it was the larger, more fully featured beta test. The game that’s …

Weave is a Tinder for LinkedIn, minus the sexy parts

It seems like these days, every app is using the swiping-interface dating app Tinder made popular, and most of the time, it feels like an unnatural me-too attempt — except maybe in the case of Weave.<p>Weave is a networking-meets-social-discovery mobile app, and it’s just raised $630,000 in seed …

SpaceX Reduces Headcount, But Aims To Expand Net Employment This Year

SpaceX is having a little bit of a shakeup in its workforce this week, having let go of some employees after a series of performance reviews and restructuring, but the company is still looking to expand its workforce.<p>Over the past couple of days, reddit and other space enthusiast forums have been …

Downgrade Windows Phone 8.1 Preview for Developers to Windows Phone 8 to Get Lumia Cyan

Recently, US carrier AT&T announced the rollout of a Lumia Cyan update with new Windows Phone 8.1 for the Nokia Lumia 1520.<p>But those who are running …

Nokia Lumia 930 review by T3

The verdict on the new Lumia 930 - can it take on the Android'S big beast?<p>The new <b>Nokia</b> Lumia 930 <b>smartphone</b> has been reviewed by T3.<p>Boasting a "high grade design" and installed with the Windows Phone 8 operating system, the T3 experts have praised the phone for its good looks.<p>While the phone's 9.8mm …

China's Baidu to challenge Google with its own self-driving car

Baidu is often referred to as "China's Google," but it's not <i>quite</i> the same. It's true, the company <i>is</i> working on it's own self-driving car, but it thinks Google's no-wheel design is all wrong. According to Kai Yu, Baidu's Institute of Deep Learning's deputy director, autonomous vehicles need to be …

Apple Loop: iPhone 6 Launch Dates, iWatch Patents, And Where To Find Those MacBook Stickers

Taking a look back at another week of news from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop covers Apple’s Fall launch events, mobile payments in the next iPhone, a potential iWatch patent, thoughts from the Q3 2014 earnings call, potential security holes in iOS 6, OSX 10.10 previews, and the new stickers …

David Attenborough's next 3D nature doc and new VR experiences are coming soon

The 3D hype may have died down from its peak a few years ago, but Sir David Attenborough is continuing to make use of the technology (check after the break for a video explaining some of the infatuation with it) for his critically acclaimed nature documentaries. The latest one is <i>Conquest of the</i> …

Syria's children learn to code with Raspberry Pi

How did this British innovation go from a hobbyist curiosity to the war-torn middle east?<p>It will be another unsettled summer in the makeshift tent communities that line the valleys, mountains and border towns of Lebanon for the 300,000 children who have escaped Syria’s civil war.<p>But these young …

LG To Release A Windows Phone 8.1 Handset?

Windows Phone is slowly gaining popularity with more OEMs announcing their devices powered by Microsoft’s operating system.<p>Recently, several small …

Live Lock Screen App for Windows Phone 8.1 Released: Beta Version Available for Free Download

Microsoft has finally released the Live Lock Screen application for Windows Phone 8.1, albeit in beta.<p>Users can download the application, try it, and …

From Destiny to Guacamelee: five interesting games to try this weekend

It's sunny and beautiful outside, but you can't spend the <i>whole</i> weekend lolling about in the garden wondering if you should light up the barbecue, thereby angering the rain gods into immediate action. No, at some point you should go inside and play video games. It's okay, it's healthy. They help …

Wolfenstein: The New Order is the Best FPS Since Half Life 2, Says Cliff Bleszinski

While fans of the Half Life 2 are eagerly waiting for a sequel to the game, Cliff Bleszinski, ex-Epic Games developer, says that the new Wolfenstein …