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Faster 3D camera that works outdoors

Faster 3D camera that works outdoors

Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have developed a 3D camera that is inexpensive, produces high-quality images, and works in all environments -- including outdoors. "When Microsoft released its 3D camera Kinect in 2010, it transformed the video game industry," said Mohit Gupta, study co-author from...

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Cushion the crops: an open letter to the true leaders of Kashmir 

Cushion the crops: an open letter to the true leaders of Kashmir 

Our success educationally, industrially and politically is based upon the kind of armor we establish for our nation. And the nation is strong when the plebeians of that land are focused, dedicated and ethically impeccable. The most significant chunk of plebeians is its youth...

Health

How our brain decodes sound

How our brain decodes sound

In an interesting discovery, scientists have found that when we hear a sound, neurons fire in sync with the rhythmic structure of the sound, exactly encoding its original structure in the timing of spikes. When people hear the sound of footsteps or the drilling of...

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Kashmir battles: a case of floods

Kashmir battles: a case of floods

In the aftermath of repeated floods, massive destruction and disruption of lives in Jammu & Kashmir is a mammoth challenge for government. It is compounded by underlying political turmoil culminating in a ‘disconnect’ with the society. There is future of children at stake here...

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After 2,000 deaths, fresh tremors rock Nepal

After 2,000 deaths, fresh tremors rock Nepal

Another powerful earthquake measuring 6.9 on the Richter scale shook Nepal on Sunday even as rescuers battled against great odds to try rescue trapped people from the previous day's tremblor that left nearly 2,000 dead in the Himalayan nation. Tens of thousands fled out of...

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Photo feature: down the Afarwat slopes

Photo feature: down the Afarwat slopes

In the famous tourist resort Gulmarg, less than six miles from the volatile ceasefire line that divides Jammu and Kashmir between India and Pakistan, skiers from across the world have started to camp in Afarwat, some 3,950 metres above from the sea level, for...

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'Voice of Cricket' Richie Benaud dead

Richie Benaud, the legendary Australian cricket captain who mesmerised generations of fans with his commentary on the game, died here on Thursday night, Cricket Australia (CA) said on Friday. Benaud, 84, was an outstanding leg-spinner and aggressive batsman in his playing days. He fought a long...

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In pics: attack on army camp in Kashmir

In pics: attack on army camp in Kashmir

Three days ahead of the Indian prime minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the contested Kashmir region, a group of rebels stormed an army base in a northern border town killing eleven government forces. Six militants were also killed and the operation has ended while...