Washington, Dec 2 : A new study has shown that toddlers tend to learn words for nonsolids better while getting messy in a highchair.
Researchers at the University of Iowa studied how 16-month-old children learn words for nonsolid objects, from oatmeal to glue.
Previous research has shown that toddlers learn more readily about solid objects because they can easily identify them due to their unchanging size and shape.
New research shows that changes if you put toddlers in a setting they know well, such as shoving stuff in their mouths.
Washington, Dec 2 : Scientists were pretty sure until now that they knew how the surface of a neutron star - a super dense star that forms when a large star explodes and its core collapses into itself - can heat itself up .
However, research by a team of scientists led by a Michigan State University physicist has researchers rethinking that.
Scientists had long thought that nuclear reactions within the crust, the thick, solid, outermost layer of the star, contributed to the heating of the star's surface.
Washington, Dec 2: Bitcoin have broken through the 1,200 dollars mark last week on the trading exchange Mt. Gox.
The digital-only currency rose as high as 1,240 dollars on Mt. Gox on Friday.
According to the New York Post, Bitcoin pushed above 900 dollars for the first time after a Senate hearing on virtual currencies .
Bitcoin traded around 13 dollars at the beginning of this year.
Washington, Dec. 2 : Former CIA and NSA Director General Michael Hayden has said he is OK with letting the six-month temporary deal on Iran's nuclear programme go forward.
Hayden however added that the leaders should be truthful that Iran's uranium enrichment has been accepted.
According to newsmax, Hayden told Fox News Sunday that the Iranians are far too close to a nuclear weapon, adding that the leaders have just hit the pause button.
He added that now the leaders have to negotiate hitting the delete button with them.
He said that at the end of the day, 'Iran's going to be a nuclear threshold state'.
Washington, Dec. 2 - Amazon is reportedly developing a ' drone-based' delivery service, the online store's founder Jeff Bezos has announced.
The service called Prime Air would be able to get customers their products in half-hour after they click the 'buy' button.
According to HUffington Post, Bezos' estimated that the service would be available to customers within 4 to 5 years.
The founder and CEO said that the drones will be capable of delivering items up to 5 pounds in weight, which account for 86 percent of the items that Amazon delivers.
Washington, Dec. 2 - With the smart technology penetrating every sphere of people's lives, a new smart lock has been reportedly developed that lets users control their entries and exits from the house at the tap of the smartphone.
UniKey Kevo lock by Kwikset is priced at 219 dollars and because it is smartphone controlled, users can tap once to unlock and tap it twice to lock based on proximity to the programmed Bluetooth key with 30-foot range.
Washington, Dec. 2 - To save one the sad part after joining back work after a wonderful vacation, a new app has been reportedly developed that turns the boring smartphone calendar into a visual one filled with photos of good memories.
The visual journaling app LifeCrumbs, by a startup called Tomofun, lets users turn boring or sad moments into one filled with happy pictures.
According to TechCrunch, LifeCrumbs, launched in closed beta in October 2012 before opening to the public last August, lets people record meaningful moments from each day.
Washington, Dec. 2 - After speculations about the photo-sharing service Instagram working on its own messenger, there appears a possibility that it could be eyeing an exclusive email addresses.
Sources said that Instagram could be working on the @instagram.com email addresses, akin to Facebook.
According to TechCrunch, the emails were discovered while database population by an e-commerce company about social networking sites and the source revealed that the Instagram addresses were never seen before.
Washington, Dec. 2 (ANI): From Microsoft's Xbox Kinect sensors, the technology is being reportedly incorporated into computer systems that could change the way 3D images are viewed and 'felt'.
The inFORM Dynamic Shape Display is a tabletop covered in miniature white squares that rise up like towers, to turn digital content into physical objects and when used in conjunction with a 3D sensor, can capture's a person's physical appearance and reproduce in ' pixel-like ' blocks.
MIT's Daniel Leithinger, the brain behind the innovation, said that the tech is similar to the kind of pin toys one knows from museum novelty stores, CNN reports.
Washington, Dec. 2 - In an attempt to keep astronauts healthy in space, engineers from the Kansas State University are designing new tools and biomedical sensors for spacesuits.
The collaborative team, which includes electrical and computer engineering professors and over a dozen students, envisions a future spacesuit that could monitor astronauts' health and use body heat to power electronics.
Washington, Dec 2 - US Vice President Joseph Biden Sunday embarked on a week-long visit to Japan, China and the Republic of Korea, in the administration's latest effort to "rebalance its foreign policy towards Asia-Pacific".
"In each country, the vice president will meet with key leaders to discuss a full range of bilateral, regional and global issues," Xinhua reported quoting a White House statement, as Biden left the Andrews Air Force Base outside Washington for Tokyo.
New York, Dec 2 - At least four people were killed and 67 others injured, 11 of them seriously, as a passenger train derailed in New York City Sunday turning bogies on their sides and throwing passengers into the air.
Firefighters and emergency rescuers swarmed the scene near Spuyten Duyvil station in the Bronx, city's northernmost borough, where at least two bogies were turned on their sides, CNN reported. One car was just feet away from the Harlem river.
Three of the dead were thrown "as the train came off the track and was twisting and turning", the news channel said citing New York Fire Department Chief Edward Kilduff.
New York, December 1 : Bob Dylan has been sued by a Croatian group in France after he compared Croatians to Nazis and Civil War-era slave owners, it has been revealed.
The 'Blowin' In The Wind' hitmaker had said in an interview to Rolling Stone Magazine that if one has got slave master or Klan in their blood, then blacks can sense that, the New York Post reported.
He had said that the stuff still lingers to this day, just like Jews can sense Nazi blood and the Serbs can sense Croatian blood.
Washington, Dec. 1 - Despite the frenzy around social media obsession and the red-hot IPOs, they still fail to drive e-commerce sales, a research firm has revealed.
IBM had said that social advertising on sites like Facebook and Twitter had no impact on online Black Friday sales in the last year, and the same is apparently true for this year as well.
According to AllThingsD, IBM tracked traffic and sales at about 800 e-commerce sites, and found that only about one percent of visits to e-commerce sites this week came from social networks.
Washington, Dec. 1 - Apple has been sued for patent infringement by DSS Technology Management by providing wireless Bluetooth connections to a plurality of peripheral devices.
The parent company Document Security Systems (DSS) claimed that Apple's products, including iMac, Mac mini, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, iPod nano and the forthcoming Mac Pro, of infringing two of its patents, PCWorld reports.
According to the report, these Apple devices use a wireless communication system that employs "low duty cycle RF bursts," a technology that is claimed in DSS Technology Management's patents.