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Having pets may lower stress in older adults

Two-thirds of all pet owners, and 78 per cent of dog owners, said their pet helps them be physically active, according to the findings from University of Michigan in the US.

'Omniphobic' coating could keep smartphones, homes grime free

A new study has fuond a coating that could remove stains and grime of smartphones, walls and more.

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Artificial intelligence can help protect your personal data: Study

Researchers have created a data protection system based on artificial intelligence, that can help understand how to protect user information from various websites.

Kevlar, component of bulletproof vests, used to develop artificial cartilage

Scientists have developed an artificial cartilage from Kevlar - a material used for making bulletproof vests - that can withstand forces within the body without getting damaged.

Genes that control smoking, nicotine addiction urges found

Scientists have identified a genetic pathway that contributes to nicotine addiction and makes it difficult for smokers to kick the butt.

Laser-based technique can quickly detect explosives

Scientists have developed a laser-based method that can accurately identify chemicals such as explosives and dangerous gases, an advance that can be used in airports security and monitoring environmental pollutants.

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ForcePhone software brings iPhone 6s' Force Touch technology to any smartphone

ForcePhone software uses a smartphone's microphone and speaker to emit ultrasound covering the 18-24KHz range

Guilty pleasures

An apple or a brownie? If you choose the former 100-calorie food over the latter 800-calorie one, how do you quantify the loss of pleasure?

Optimism tied to lower risk of heart failure

The most optimistic people had a 73 per cent reduced risk of heart failure over the follow-up period.

Groom, qazi make Yale nuclear physicist victim of ‘fake’ divorce

What appalled Farheen further is the realisation that five of her cousins have been handed out similar “divorces.”

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