Washington D.C, Sept. 23 - A team of researchers has broken the distance record for quantum teleportation.
Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have "teleported" or transferred quantum information carried in light particles over 100 kilometers (km) of optical fiber, four times farther than the previous record.
The experiment confirmed that quantum communication is feasible over long distances in fiber. Other research groups have teleported quantum information over longer distances in free space, but the ability to do so over conventional fiber-optic lines offers more flexibility for network design.
Washington D.C, Sept 23 - As per a new research, males with low quality partners put more effort into parental duties to compensate for the shortcomings of their mate and pay the price by dying younger.
When a good insect father pairs with a bad mother, he risks being exploited by her for childcare and could bear the ultimate cost by dying young.
The University of Cambridge study carried out with burying beetles also shows that bad parenting creates bad parents-to-be, while well-cared for larvae mature into high quality parents.
Parents obviously play a huge role in determining the characteristics of their offspring, says lead researcher Rebecca Kilner, adding that the aim of the study was to investigate non-genetic ways that parents achieve this.
Washington D.C, Sept 23 - Researchers have discovered a new hadrosaur species on Alaska's North Slope, finding evidence for the "lost world" of the cold weather dinosaurs.
The University of Alaska Museum of the North researchers have described a new species of hadrosaur, a type of duck-billed dinosaur that once roamed the North Slope of Alaska in herds, living in darkness for months at a time and probably experiencing snow.
Ugrunaaluk (oo-GREW-na-luck) kuukpikensis (KOOK-pik-en-sis) grew up to 30 feet long and was a superb chewer with hundreds of individual teeth well-suited for eating coarse vegetation.
Washington D.C., Sept.23 - With a view to further increase people-to-people contacts between India and the United States, it has been announced that India will be holding a regional Pravasi Bhartiya Divas (PBD) in Los Angeles in November this year.
United States Secretary of State John Kerry and Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker earlier welcomed India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Minister of State for Commerce and Industry Nirmala Sitharaman for the first U.S.-India Strategic and Commercial Dialogue.
Both, India and the United States, appreciated the intense engagement between the two countries under various institutional bilateral dialogue mechanisms and people-to-people contacts.
Washington D.C, Sept 23 - A team of researchers has revealed about the first time global warming became clearly evident in the temperature record.
The indications of climate change are all around us today but now researchers have revealed for the first time when and where the first clear signs of global warming appeared in the temperature record and where those signals are likely to be clearly seen in extreme rainfall events in the near future.
The new research gives an insight into the global impacts that have already been felt, even at this very early stage, and where those impacts are likely to intensify in the coming years.
Washington D.C., Sept.23 - US Secretary of State John Kerry and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj co-chaired the first India-US Strategic and Commercial Dialogue that ended with an important takeaway of a joint statement on enhancing cooperation on climate change.
On United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the United States and India reaffirmed their commitment to work together towards achieving a successful outcome at the UNFCCC in Paris this December.
Washington, Sept. 23 - Pope Francis arrived in the U.S. on Tuesday on a historic six-day visit where in an unprecedented welcome, he was greeted by President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and their daughters along with Vice President Joe Biden.
According to CNN, the pontiff appeared at the top of the stairs of the plane in a white cassock, smiled and removed his skullcap so it would not be blown away by the wind, as it had on previous occasions.
The crowd chanted "Ho Ho, Hey, Hey Hey, Welcome to the U.S.A." as Francis became the fourth head of the Catholic Church to visit the United States, nearly 50 years after Paul VI made the first visit by a pontiff to the country in October 1965, CNN reported.
The pontiff arrived here after his visit to Cuba. (ANI)
Washington D.C, Sept 23 - A new view of the content of the Earth's core has suggested that there is more oxygen in it than previously believed.
Lawrence Livermore geologist Rick Ryerson and international colleagues discovered some new findings about Earth's core and mantle by considering their geophysical and geochemical signatures together. This research provides insight into the origins of Earth's formation.
Washington, Sept. 23 - Both India and U.S. in their joint declaration on combating terrorism announced here on Tuesday that Mumbai would be included in the 'Strong Cities Network', which is an initiative by the U.S to build sub-national resiliency against violent extremism.
The declaration also announced the initiative of the U.S.-India Megacity Policing Exchange, an initiative to deepen collaboration on training and community policing between local and state law enforcement.
Responding to Editor, News at ANI Smita Prakash's question as to what did the 'Strong Cities Network' initiative entail, MEA Joint Secretary Americas, Vinay Mohan Kwatra said that initiative intends to focus on large metropolitans and their policing when it comes to terror threats.
Washington, Sept. 23 - External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday said that the discussions in the Indo-U.S. Strategic and Commercial Dialogue had been most 'productive and fruitful' and extended an invitation to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his other cabinet members to visit India next year for the second round of the dialogue.
"In my meeting with Secretary Kerry earlier this morning, we shared our strategic priorities, interests and concerns on issues of mutual interest including security and counter-terrorism, convergences in India's Act East policy and the U.S. rebalance in Asia. Secretary Kerry and I agreed to work towards ensuring India's membership of APEC," Swaraj addressed the press conference here.
Washington D.C, Sept 23 - Highlighting the shared vision of President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi to increase the US-India trade five-fold, Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker said on Tuesday that it cannot be achieved without input and perspective of the private sector of both the countries.
She said that to achieve the goal, 'laser-like focus' was needed across all levels of the two governments, to address the impediments faced in doing more business together.
Washington, Sept. 23 - Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj and US Secretary of State John Kerry, on the occasion of the inaugural India-U.S. Strategic and Commercial Dialogue here on Tuesday, reaffirmed the commitment of both nations to combat terrorism in all its forms, which constitutes a profound threat to global peace and security and also recognized the serious threat posed by terror outfit ISIL.
Both nations also reiterated President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision to transform the U.S.-India relationship into a defining counterterrorism partnership for the 21st century.
Foreign policy initiatives are now economic partnerships as well in the 21st century, says John KerrySubmitted by Jamie Williamson on Tue, 09/22/2015 - 14:29
Washington, Sept 22 : U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday said foreign policy initiatives being taken in the 21st century were no longer restricted to diplomatic engagement, but have transcended and broadened to include economic partnerships as well.
In an opening statement made at the start of the India-United States Strategic and Commercial Dialogue (S and CD), Kerry said, "In today's era, foreign policy is economic policy and economic policy is foreign policy."
He further stated, "Our (United States) economic partnership with India is growing stronger with each passing day. On the security side, our collaboration with India is also growing. It will benefit both countries and its people. The United States is one of India's largest defence suppliers."
Washington D. C., Sept. 22 - Apple has officially launched watchOS 2 for the Apple Watch.
According to the Verge, the new update comes with a number of new features including native third-party app support.
Apple initially planned to release watchOS 2 on September 16 alongside iOS 9.
But the company was forced to delay the release at the last minute due to an unexpected bug.
The update paves the way for developers to provide a better experience for Apple Watch owners. The app developers can now build native apps and take advantage of all the sensors with watchOS 2.
At present, third-party apps that run on the watch are beamed down from a paired iPhone, but apps that run directly on the Watch promise to be faster and much more capable.
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