Now, 'Smart' lithium-ion battery that warns before it overheats and explodes

Now, 'Smart' lithium-ion battery that warns before it overheats and explodesWashington, Oct 14 - Scientists in Stanford University have developed a "smart" lithium-ion battery that gives ample warning before it overheats and bursts into flames.

The battery is designed for conventional lithium-ion batteries now used in billions of cellphones, laptops and other electronic devices, as well as a growing number of cars and airplanes.

Yi Cui, an associate professor of materials science and engineering at Stanford, said that they wanted to create an early-warning system that saves lives and property.


Now, boob dance based on beats of Mozart's classic Eine Kleine Nachtmusik

Now, boob dance based on beats of Mozart's classic Eine Kleine NachtmusikWashington, Oct 14 - A model X recently took to YouTube to bounce her boobs on the Mozart song " Eine Kleine Nachtmusik."

Sara X, who was criticized by people claiming that her routine was fake, said on a Facebook post that while her boobs are very fake, the video is very real, as she is flexing her muscles, which is moving her implants, Huffington Post reported.

The video, which has gone viral, has already crossed 1.9 million views on YouTube.(ANI)


French professor famed for work on monopolies awarded Nobel Prize in economics

French professor famed for work on monopolies awarded Nobel Prize in economicsWashington, Oct 14 - French economist Jean Tirole has been awarded the 2014 Nobel Memorial Prize in economics for his outstanding analysis on monopolies created by powerful companies and ways to regulate them.

A former MIT student, Tirole now works as the head of economics at Toulouse University, France.

Tirole has spent the last 30 years studying how a small number of large firms can dominate markets and the damage that can do-and how governments should respond, CNN reports.


Now, batteries that charge 70 percent in just 2 minutes

Now, batteries that charge 70 percent in just 2 minutesWashington, Oct 14 - Researchers in Singapore have come up with a new battery which could be charged 70 percent in just 2 minutes, which would allow electric cars to fuel up as fast as petrol-diesel cars.

According to CNET, scientists at Singapore's Nanyang Technological University (NTU) have created a lithium ion battery, using a titanium dioxide gel, that can get up to a 70 percent charge in just 2 minutes and can allegedly last up to 20 years.


Australian scientists bring quantum computing closer to reality

Australian scientists bring quantum computing closer to realityWashington, Oct 13 : Australian scientists have made a breakthrough and found distinct solutions that would make super powerful quantum computing a reality.

Two research teams working in the same laboratories at UNSW Australia created two types of quantum bits, or "qubits" - the building blocks for quantum computers - that each process quantum data with an accuracy above 99 percent.


Human Rights Watch urges Bangladesh not to lower marriage age

Human Rights Watch urges Bangladesh not to lower marriage ageNew York Oct 13 : Human Rights Watch (HRW) today said the Bangladeshi Government should set 18 as the minimum age for marriage to comply with international prohibitions against child marriage as it claimed that the proposed revisions would reverse the stated government aims to reduce child marriage.

Media reports indicate that the Prime Minister's Cabinet is considering a revision to the law to make 16 the minimum age of marriage for girls. The minimum age for men would be 18.


IS may soon seize control of 350 miles of territory from Baghdad's doorstep to Raqqa

IS may soon seize control of 350 miles of territory from Baghdad's doorstep to RaqqaWashington, Oct 13 : As the Islamic State (IS) advances through a strategic town on the border of Syria and Turkey and an entire province on Baghdad's border, Falleh al-Issawi, Anbar Provincial Council's deputy head has warned that the group may soon seize control over 350 miles of territory beginning from the perimeter of Iraq's capital to Raqqa in Syria, a report said.

Leaders in Iraq's Anbar province have pleaded the United States to send ground troops to prevent the group's rapid, relentless assault, reported the CNN.


Turkey agrees to permit US-led coalition to use its territory to take on IS

Turkey agrees to permit US-led coalition to use its territory to take on ISWashington, Oct 13 - United States President Barack Obama's administration has reportedly said that Turkey has agreed to allow the U.S.-led coalition to use its military bases for taking on the Islamic State (IS) and to use its territory as part of a training program for Syrian opposition fighters.

The announcement came on Sunday and was welcomed by Susan E. Rice, Obama's National Security Adviser, reported The Washington Post.


Black adolescents 21 times more likely to be killed by police than whites in America: Study

Black adolescents 21 times more likely to be killed by police than whites in America: StudyWashington, Oct 13 : A new study by ProPublica, following the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, reveals that black males between the age of 15 to 19 are 21 times more likely to be killed by police than white teenagers in America.

The study says that black teenagers were killed at a rate of 31.17 per million while white adolescents' rate dropped to 1.47 deaths per million.

ProPublica is an independent public interest news organization that published the recent study called 'Deadly Force in Black and White'.


Kids with difficult eating habits may have psychological issues

Kids with difficult eating habits may have psychological issuesWashington, Oct 13 - A new study has observed that kids with difficult eating habits have underlying psychological issues.

The study conducted at University of Montreal has found that restrictive behaviors could appear before puberty.

Clinical psychologist and Professor Dominique Meilleur, said that many researchers believed that bulimia only appeared at adolescence, but their studies indicated that the problem could arises much earlier and it was possible that it was currently under-diagnosed due to a lack of awareness and investigation.


IS had overrun Iraqi forces to come within 15 miles of Baghdad airport

IS had overrun Iraqi forces to come within 15 miles of Baghdad airportWashington, Oct 13 - The Islamic State (IS) militants managed to overrun Iraqi forces to reach within 15 miles of the Baghdad airport, a top US military leader said.

According to FOX News, Gen. Martin Dempsey, the Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman, told ABC's "This Week" that Apache helicopters were for the first time called in to stop the extremists' "straight shot to the airport."

Dempsey said that the military was not going to allow that to happen, adding that there may come a time when he might recommend that American advisers accompany Iraqi troops against Islamic State targets.


World's smallest pacemaker is 'vitamin pill-sized'!

World's smallest pacemaker is 'vitamin pill-sized'!Washington, Oct 12 - A new research has revealed about the new investigational cardiac pacemaker, which is as small as a multivitamin pill that is one-tenth the size of conventional ones.

Cardiologists at Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital (BHVH) implanted the world's smallest pacemaker, the Medtronic Micra(tm) Transcatheter Pacing System (TPS) as part of a study by Medtronic.

Principal investigator Robert C. Kowal said that this is an investigational device that could be a game-changer because of its size and the technology housed inside of it.


Now, app that teach kids to be healthy and active

Now, app that teach kids to be healthy and active Washington, Oct 12 - A new app called "5-2-1-0 Kids! Powered by Henry Ford LiveWell", teach kids about making healthy food choices and being more active during the day.

The new mobile app which is free and available for download in the App Store for Android and IOS devices teach kids with the help of fun games and activities.

Sharon Milberger, ScD, director of Henry Ford LiveWell, said that they were essentially meeting kids by offering them an app with games that were fun and engaging and by applying gaming principles, the app reinforced healthy behavior with game points to help kids learn how to make long-term, healthy decisions.


Ex-Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev discharged from hospital: Report

Ex-Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev discharged from hospital: ReportWashingotn, Oct 11 : Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev has reportedly left the hospital and said that it was 'not bad' to be back at work.

When asked about how he was feeling, Gorbachev said that 'well' was an overstatement but he was trying to get better.

According to CNN, he said that he was admitted following a disease recurrence and was monitored with wires all over him.

He was earlier hospitalized in June 2013 for a general check-up.


Hacker group 'Anonymous' threatens China with 'Operation Hong Kong'

Hacker group 'Anonymous' threatens China with 'Operation Hong Kong'Washington, Oct 11 : The infamous hacker network 'Anonymous' is now threatening Chinese government with a campaign called 'Operation Hong Kong'

The group, Anonymous, posted online - Here's your heads up, prepare for us, try to stop it, the only success you will have will be taking all your sites offline.

They also boasted that China cannot stop them, and China should have expected them before abusing their power against the citizens of Hong Kong.

Anonymous plans to release tens of thousands of government documents and to launch a Distributed Denial of Service attack over the weekend.


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