Scientists at Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) have done remarkable job by creating a social robot named Nadine, which looks almost similar to a human being. Behind the welcome desk at the Singapore University, you will meet Nadine, who is working as a receptionist at the NTU Singapore and is much different to other conventional robots. She has her own personality, mood and emotions. When you reach receptionist desk at the University, Nadine will welcome you with a friendly hello, shake hands with you and greets you with a smiling face.
Could you even believe that some peoples’ body could be a brewery? Yes, it can be and this fact came out when drunken-driving charges against an upstate New York woman were dismissed after providing evidence that she suffers from auto-brewery syndrome, in which her digestive system turns normal food into alcohol.
The inner part of our solar system has been visited by Comet Catalina for the first time, as reported by NASA. The comet, officially known as C/2013 US10, will be visible in the sky before the dawn of January 1, 2016. The comet, which was found on October 31, 2013, will return to the outer space permanently after its short visibility in sky. The comet was named after the Catalina Sky Survey, funded by NASA, at the University of Arizona in Tucson.
A glitch that appeared on Facebook on Thursday shows its users that they have been friends with Facebook for 46 years. The company experts are presently busy in fixing the bug as soon as possible.
At first, it was thought that the issue was experienced by really old accounts. Due to the glitch the largest social network has sent out messages congratulating users for 46 years of friendship with people in their list.
A team of researchers has recently developed a new application that can easily decode crying. The researchers said it can be used by parents of newborns to know what their baby’s crying means.
Brandon and Abby Newsom, couple that last week was blessed with a baby boy Brayden, said the bliss that comes with being new parents also comes with a lot of crying from the baby, but this $3 app will prove very beneficial for them.
Extra weight gain due to festive season is often followed by New Year resolutions to lose it. However, people need to understand that weight loss requires following certain specific methods, along with commitment and willpower. Weight maintenance can not only provide a healthier but also a longer life. Obesity can lead to diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, cancer, osteoporosis, and fertility issues.
Researchers from UT Southwestern Medical Center have developed a new gene technology that has stopped the progression of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) in young mice. If the technique is advanced then the technique could lead to one of the successful genome-editing based treatments for the disease.
Joining the league of other wireless operators like T-Mobile and Verizon, AT&T is also putting an end to its long-going two –year phone contract scheme. From January 8, people will not be able to get a cellphone using this scheme.
Instead, AT&T is starting two new schemes as per which a person can buy the phone by paying the full price upfront or in installments over time. The decision will be applicable on all the phones even flip phones and non-smartphones with keyboards. But the scheme will remain open for business contracts.
In its new policy, Microsoft will inform users of online services that whether or not they have become a target of government-sponsored attackers. When you will use Microsoft’s online email and file-storage service, you can get a special heads-up that may state if your account is hit by a state-sponsored hacker. It will be more like a warning that user must take additional steps to protect their accounts.