Talking while driving safest when partner can see what driver sees

Talking while driving safest when partner can see what driver seesWashington, Oct 9 - A new research has revealed that driving with a talking partner who can see what the driver sees is one of the safest methods.

Researcher Arthur Kramer from University of Illinois said that they have done years of study on driver distraction, and previous studies suggested that passengers often aren't distracting, rather, passengers can be helpful, especially if they're adults who have had experience and also are active drivers themselves.


Prosthetic arms with 'human like functions' becomes clinical reality

Prosthetic arms with 'human like functions' becomes clinical realityWashington, Oct 9 - A new research has revealed about mind-controlled prosthetic arms becoming clinical reality, which will work in daily life.

Lead author Max Ortiz Catalan from University of Technology said that going beyond the lab to allow the patient to face real-world challenges is the main contribution of this work.

Catalan added that they have used osseointegration to create a long-term stable fusion between man and machine, where they have integrated them at different levels.


Ebola an urgent global crisis demands urgent global response: Kerry

Ebola an urgent global crisis demands urgent global response: KerryWashington - Asserting that Ebola is an urgent global crisis that demands an urgent global response, US Secretary of State John Kerry today asked countries to step up their efforts to combat the deadly and fast-spreading disease.

"Ebola is an urgent global crisis that demands an urgent global response. The United States has intensified every aspect of our engagement, and that includes providing Ebola treatment units, recruiting first responders, and supplying a critical set of medical equipment," Kerry told reporters at a joint news conference here with his British counterpart.


HRW urges new Afghan leadership to delay executions in rape case

HRW urges new Afghan leadership to delay executions in rape caseNew York, Oct 8 : Human Rights Watch (HRW) has urged Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani to delay the execution of five men convicted in a badly flawed trial following the gang-rape of four women in Paghman district near Kabul.

The men, who were convicted of robbery and extramarital sex (zina), are scheduled to be executed today.

President Ghani should order an independent review of the handling of the case by the government, including the police and the prosecutor's office, Human Rights Watch said.


Acknowledge your looks to grab masculine jobs

Acknowledge your looks to grab masculine jobsWashington, Oct 8 : A research has revealed that acknowledging appearance may reduce bias when beautiful women apply for male-dominated jobs.

The study at the University of Colorado Boulder found that when an attractive woman applied for a job typically filled by men, like a construction job, and said, "I know I don't look like your typical applicant," or "I know there aren't a lot of women in this industry," and pointed out successes on her resume, she received higher ratings from reviewers than counterparts who made no mention of their looks.


Siri distracts the most while driving: Study

Siri distracts the most while driving: StudyWashington, Oct 8 : A new study has revealed that drivers using hands-free virtual assistants like Apple's Siri can be distracted by the technology, creating safety hazards.

According to the study, Toyota's Entune was the least distracting in-car system, while the most distracting was Chevy's MyLink and Apple's Siri was the worst, Mashable reported.


Barack Obama's brother-in-law joins ESPN as color commentator

Barack ObamaWashington, Oct 8 - Barack Obama's brother-in-law Craig Robinson has joined ESPN as a color commentator for this season's college basketball coverage.

According to the network's announcement, Robinson, a native of Chicago married with four children and is the oldest brother of U. S. First Lady Michelle Obama, and Stan Heath, the former head coach at the University of Arkansas and the University of South Florida, are added to its commentator ranks.

The pair of former coaches will debut during ESPN's mid-November season-opening Hoops Tip-Off Marathon and Robinson's first game will be Nov. 18, on ESPN2, in a game between Iona and Wofford. (ANI)


Now, smart cup that can calculate calories in your drink

Now, smart cup that can calculate calories in your drinkWashington, Oct 08 - Researchers have developed a smart cup that can count the calories of the drink poured in.

The Vessyl "smart cup" could detect the molecular makeup of a drink with the help of the small sensors fitted in and track the amount of sugar, caffeine, protein or fat, CBS News reported.

The cup could also send the nutritional drink data to a smartphone to help users keep track of their consumption.

The cup took seven years to develop, and would be available for sale in 2015. (ANI)


Sharing both good and bad experiences make it more intense

Sharing both good and bad experiences make it more intenseWashington, Oct 8 - A new study has revealed that people who share experiences with another person rate those experiences as more pleasant or unpleasant than those who undergo the experience on their own.

In the study, subjects shared chocolate with someone they thought was another study participant (in fact, it was a researcher who always played the same role). In each case, they were given two pieces of chocolate.


Facebook reportedly working on app to let people interact anonymously

Facebook reportedly working on app to let people interact anonymouslyWashington, Oct 8 - Facebook is reportedly working on a standalone app that will let users to interact and communicate anonymously.

According to The Verge, it would mark a huge departure from the company's traditional approach to connecting people; real names and identity have long been central to Facebook's model.

The New York Times says this app, which has been developed under the eye of acquihire Josh Miller, would allow Facebook users to ditch their real names in favor of pseudonyms that would theoretically make them feel more comfortable discussing a range of topics with other people.


Study proves 'out of body', 'near-death' experiences may actually be real

Study proves 'out of body', 'near-death' experiences may actually be realWashington, Oct 8 - Scientists have revealed for the very first time that they have found evidence that suggests that life can continue after death.

According to the four-year international study of 2060 cardiac arrest cases across 15 hospitals by the AWARE (AWAreness during REsuscitation) study, the themes relating to the experience of death appear far broader than what has been understood so far, or what has been described as so called near-death experiences.


Women were lashed for not covering eyes: Former IS female fighter

Women were lashed for not covering eyes: Former IS female fighterWashington, Oct 07 : A former Islamic State (IS) fighter, who joined the terror group's women's brigade, has reportedly revealed that women were not allowed to show their eyes and were lashed for not adhering to the rules outlined by the terror group.

The 25-year-old fighter, who called herself Khadija, said that the group was responsible for patrolling the streets of Raqqa and ensuring that women abided by the codes of conduct laid down by the IS that banned form-fitting or beaded abayas, reported the CNN.

The squad is called Khansa's brigade and comprises about 25 to 30 women led by commander Umm Hamza, she said.


Floating toll path on Thames to let London cyclists travel without traffic jams

Floating toll path on Thames to let London cyclists travel without traffic jamsWashington, Oct 7 : Artists, architects and engineers have come together with a proposal to create a bike path that would float along roughly seven miles of river Thames, creating protected bike lanes in traffic-clogged London.

The path, which will be called the Thames Deckway, would run east-west along the river's southern bank for about seven miles, from Battersea to Canary Wharf, the Verge reported.


'Osama's body dropped into sea with 300 pounds of iron chains'

'Osama's body dropped into sea with 300 pounds of iron chains'Washington - After al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden was killed by US special forces in Pakistan's garrison town of Abbottabad, his body was kept in a heavy black bag of 300 pounds of iron chain and dropped into the sea, former CIA Director and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has said.

After Osama was shot dead, Panetta said, as planned the body of the world's most wanted terrorist was transported by marines flying an Osprey to waiting aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson for his burial by sea.


NYC Mayor, Modi discussed need for strong working relationship

NYC Mayor, Modi discussed need for strong working relationshipNew York - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio discussed with Prime Minister Narendra Modi importance of a strong working relationship between India and the US, underscoring that such ties are critical for democracy and security around the world.

The Mayor said he was honoured to have spent time with the visiting Indian leader last week.


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