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Google upgrades maps for Android phones, others to follow

Google upgrades maps for Android phones, others to follow

Google is upgrading its mapping service for mobile devices as the Internet search leader braces for competition from iPhone-maker Apple. To highlight what it sees as a competitive advantage, Google…

Urbanization can increase summer time warming

Urbanization can increase summer time warming

Rapidly expanding megapolitan areas can lead to greater global warming than climate change, say researchers. According to the United Nations’ 2011 Revision of World Urbanization Prospects, global urban population is…

LHC experiments shed light on early universe

LHC experiments shed light on early universe

Physicists at CERN are not just investigating the recently discovered Higgs-like boson, but they are coming closer to unravelling the properties of the primordial state of the universe. The ALICE,…

Google fined $22.5 mn over privacy breach

Google fined $22.5 mn over privacy breach

Google is paying a $22.5 million fine to settle the latest regulatory case questioning the Internet search leader’s respect for people’s privacy and the integrity of its internal controls. The…

Mass of volcanic rocks floating in Pacific off New Zealand

Mass of volcanic rocks floating in Pacific off New Zealand

A mass of small volcanic rocks nearly the size of Belgium has been discovered floating off the coast of New Zealand. The stretch of golf-ball-size pumice rocks was first spotted…

ISRO plans 58 missions in 5 years

ISRO plans 58 missions in 5 years

India’s premier space agency ISRO plans to undertake 58 satellite and launch vehicle missions in the 12th Five year period and sees larger role for industries in realising these ventures.…

Nokia launches Asha 305, Asha 311 at Rs 5,029, Rs 7,139 respectively

Nokia launches Asha 305, Asha 311 at Rs 5,029, Rs 7,139 respectively

Nokia India on Wednesday announced the launch of two touch phones in the Asha range, the Asha 305 and Asha 311. Keeping with its strategy of connecting the next billion…

300 emus die of starvation in Tamil Nadu

300 emus die of starvation in Tamil Nadu

Over 300 exotic emu birds died for want of feed and water at the main supply centre of Perundurai-based Susi Emu Farms at Kaniyoor near Sathyamangalam on Thursday, three days…

Now, Google brings your Gmail messages to search results

Now, Google brings your Gmail messages to search results

Google has started to try a new search feature, which would enable its search engine results to integrate information from users’ Gmail accounts. Amit Singhal, Google’s search chief, said that…

‘NASA rover will prove life was found on Mars 30 years ago’

‘NASA rover will prove life was found on Mars 30 years ago’

The findings of NASA’s ‘Curiosity’ rover on Mars will prove that life was discovered on the Red planet 30 years ago, an American scientist has claimed. Gilbert Levin, who led…