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On-demand-car service Uber reaches Chennai

The global on-demand-car service innovator Uber that has shaken up taxi markets worldwide has had a soft launch in Chennai recently.<p>They have been …

Supercomputer Takes 40 Minutes To Create Super-Detailed Model Of 1 Second Of Brain Activity

The human brain won't be surpassed by computers any time soon.<p>Futurists have long talked about the day when computers become as powerful and versatile as the human brain. A recent simulation shows that day is not exactly imminent. In one of the most accurate simulations of the human brain to date, …

India hails polio-free 'milestone'

<b>India is marking three years since its last reported polio case, a landmark in the global battle against the disease.</b><p>It is seen as confirmation of one of India's biggest public health successes, achieved through a massive and sustained immunisation programme.<p>India's health minister hailed it as a …

Google's humanoid robots take on Amazon's courier drones

Online shopping is not the most glamorous aspect of the digital revolution, but it has just become the latest Silicon Valley battleground, with droids racing drones to become the courier of the future.<p>First Amazon promised to eliminate the drudgery of the post office queue with parcels delivered by …

European Central Bank keeps rates unchanged

The European Central Bank left its key interest rate unchanged on Thursday even though the economic recovery has slowed in the 17-country …

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