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Researchers get closer to solving lithium-ion battery life degradation

As anyone with a smartphone, laptop or indeed a whole electric car will know, lithium-ion batteries degrade over time.<p>Each time you charge and discharge the batteries, they lose a little capacity. Day to day you don’t really notice, but over a year, or two, it means being able to use your phone (or …

7 Must-Read Books on Time

Time is the most fundamental common denominator between our existence and that of everything else, it’s the yardstick by which we measure nearly every aspect of our lives, directly or indirectly, yet its nature remains one of the greatest mysteries of science. Last year, we devoured BBC’s excellent</i> …

How To Cure Garlic Breath

Thank you, science.<p>Counter to most vampire lore, there is no magic to the pungent odor of garlic. The stench is the result of four major sulfur-containing compounds, which, when ingested, move into the bloodstream and then out through the lungs and sweat glands. But that doesn’t make it any less …

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Without this equation there would have been no internet

It showed how to make communications faster and take up less space on a hard disk, making the internet possible<p>This equation was published in the 1949 book <i>The Mathematical Theory of Communication</i>, co-written by Claude Shannon and Warren Weaver. An elegant way to work out how efficient a code could …

Nasa's Ellen Stofan interview: 'Our plan is to colonise Mars'

<b>Is Nasa looking for intelligent life?</b><p>Nasa, right now, is really taking a step-wise approach: let's look at our own solar system and the most likely places where we might find life. That's why we are so focused on Mars, because we know Mars had liquid water on the surface and we think that is …

New Study Uncovers Why Stress Leads To Depression In Some, But Not Others

In response to stress, some people cope easily while others succumb to depression or other mood disorders. While depression can develop from a wide variety of biological and genetic factors, stressful events are often a major trigger. But why does stress make some people develop mood disorders …

Ukraine crisis: Russian mkt slumps but no contagion seen

Even as stocks in Russia have sold off on the fear of a full-blown war with Ukraine on the issue of the Crimea region, which falls under Ukrainian …

Week Ahead: Market to eye Feb PMI data, auto sales

India starts off with HSBC Markit Manufacturing PMI for February on Monday. The January reading of 51.4 was the highest since March ’13. On Wednesday …

Weekly wrap: Nifty, Sensex rise 2%; global cues to set near term mood

<b>Moneycontrol Bureau</b><p>Equity benchmarks gained 2 percent during the week, mainly helped by benign newsflow in global markets even as many experts …

Ranbaxy, JP Associates to exit Nifty from Mar 28

Drug maker Ranbaxy Laboratories, which has seen its stock under pressure due to regulatory problems related to its products in the US, and Jaiprakash …

NSE's VIX futures clocks Rs 325 cr volume on debut

The National Stock Exchange today launched its futures contracts on India VIX (volatility index) called 'NVIX' to help investors hedge near-term …

RBI chief says policy rate is appropriately set

India's policy interest rate is appropriately set, said RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan, who has raised rates three times by a combined 75 basis points …

Polaris dismisses reports, says not for sale

With reference to the news item "US-based Fiserv in talks to acquire stake in Polaris”, Polaris Financial Technology has clarified to BSE as …

WhatsApp to offer voice svcs: Should telcos start sweating?

The world's biggest messaging service WhatsApp now plans to add voice calls to the application by the second quarter. With 450 million users across …

Dump US equities; select Indian stocks attractive: Faber

Investment guru Marc Faber prefers staying away from US equities for now and believes global markets may climb higher before an eventual …

Maruti to clarify on Suzuki outsourcing deal this week

Maruti Suzuki's plan to outsource manufacturing to Suzuki in Gujarat, has not gone down well with domestic mutual funds and financial institutions. …