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Blue Origin conducts ‘astronaut rehearsal’ in test flight

Washington, April 15 (IANS) Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’s aerospace company Blue Origin has conducted an “astronaut rehearsal” during the successful 15th uncrewed test flight of the company’s reusable suborbital rocket New Shepard, dubbed NS-15.This mission, launched on Wednesday from Launch Site One in West Texas, marked a verification step prior to flying astronauts, Blue Origin […]

Daily exercise in youth can give you a robust life after 40

New York, April 15 (IANS) Maintaining a daily exercise routine in youth may help reduce risk of high blood pressure or hypertension and dementia in later life, according to a study. People with moderate exercise for at least five hours a week during early adulthood had 18 per cent lower risk of developing hypertension than […]

Social isolation may reduce face recognition ability: Study

New York, April 15 (IANS) A solitary lifestyle can have profound effects on the brains’ abilities to recognise faces, finds a study on wasps with implications on humans facing social isolation due to the coronavirus pandemic. Paper wasps — a social insect — recognises the brightly coloured faces of other paper wasps. But, when reared […]

Covid: Air pollution can worsen outcomes in asthma patients

New York, April 15 (IANS) Exposure to higher levels of air pollution is likely to increase the severity of Covid-19 among people suffering from respiratory conditions such as asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), warns a study. Researchers from the University of Cincinnati in the US found that a one-unit increase in particulate matter […]

AstraZeneca’s drug Tagrisso approved in China in early lung cancer

London, April 14 (IANS) British drugmaker AstraZeneca on Wednesday said its drug Tagrisso has been approved in China for treatment of some patients with early stage lung cancer. China’s National Medical Products Administration (NMPA) approved the drug as an adjuvant therapy for early-stage lung cancer patients with a mutation of the EGFR gene, AstraZeneca said. […]

Technology

Google working on foldable device: Report

San Francisco, April 16 (IANS) Google is reportedly working on its own foldable device that would launch sometime in the future. According to the report, the device could be a smartphone, tablet or netbook. Google notes in its patent filing that display devices may include a flexible display coupled to a housing member, which may […]

Musk drives Tesla Cybertruck at upcoming Gigafactory Texas

San Francisco, April 16 (IANS) Tesla CEO Elon Musk has driven Cybertruck, arguably one of the most highly-anticipated vehicles by the company, at its upcoming Gigafactory Texas. As per Musk, he drove around the Giga Texas complex behind the wheel of the Tesla Cybertruck, reports Teslarati. The Cybertruck that Musk drove around Giga Texas seems […]

AWS launches Amazon Digital Suite to empower Indians SMBs

New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) In its bid to digitise 10 million Indian small and medium businesses (SMBs) by 2025, Amazon Web Services (AWS), the Cloud arm of Amazon, on Friday launched a curated set of software solutions aimed at empowering the SMBs in the country. Called Amazon Digital Suite, the suite provides a broad […]

Online communities helping Indians sail through pandemic: FB

New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Amid the pandemic, India saw a steep growth in online communities on Facebook and 92 per cent respondents said they received some form of support through online community groups amid the deadly Covid wave last year, a new Facebook-New York University (NYU) report said on Friday. Over 38.8 per cent […]

Facebook testing dedicated News Feed for businesses

San Francisco, April 16 (IANS) Facebook is testing a new dedicated News Feed for businesses that will help businesses connect with their customers online and grow more efficiently. For the first time, businesses can engage as their business profile, making tasks like commenting, posting and liking as a business easier. “Starting in the US, we’re […]

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