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Frogs can see colour in extreme darkness
It is amazing that these animals can actually see colour in extreme darkness, down to the absolute threshold of the visual system. It was during the third of three experiments that the researchers discovered that frogs are able to use their rods to distinguish colour in extreme darkness. In the other experiments, the researchers studied to what extent frogs and toads use their colour vision when searching for a mate or hunting for food.
Honor 6X Android Nougat beta program announced by Huawei
Chinese networking and telecommunications giant, Huawei, earlier today, announced Nougat beta program for Honor 6X units in the US. The announcement was made through a tweet by Honor USA, which revealed that the company is currently looking for Honor 6X users in the country interested in testing the beta firmware. From what we gather the final Nougat update for Honor 6X is expected to roll-out towards the Q2, of 2017.
LG gets two new phones X230Z and M320H certified from FCC, possible budget phones
While we pretty sure one of them is a variant of the LG X230 of which we've heard rumors about the model previously, as it had surface in October last year. Furthermore, the device was spotted when it showed up on Bluetooth SIG in January this year. From what we gather from the FCC certification for the X230Z, is that this variant will most likely have a Single SIM slot.
Paytm launches online marketplace app Paytm Mall
Paytm E-commerce on Monday announced the launch of its new Paytm Mall application on Android. Paytm Mall aims to offer a combination of the Mall and Bazaar concepts to Indian consumers. All products listed on the mall will also go through Paytm certified warehouse and shipping channels ensuring guaranteed consumer trust. Paytm Mall has over 17 fulfilment centres across the country to offer consumers an efficient online shopping experience.
MWC 2017: Huawei Launches Huawei P10, Huawei P10 Plus And Watch 2
Huawei Consumer Business Group has today announced the launch of the new HUAWEI P10 and P10+, co-engineered with Leica. For Huawei P10 Plus, the company has built the phone with a 5.5-inch LCD with 2560 x 1440 resolution and 534ppi. The difference lies in a memory upgrade wherein, Huawei P10 Plus comes with a 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage expandable up to 256GB. Both HUAWEI P10 and P10+ feature a Leica front camera, to complement their Leica Dual rear camera.
Vodafone to Challenge TRAI's Clean Chit to Reliance Jio Offers
Vodafone told the Delhi High Court that it would amend its plea to challenge the two TRAI orders giving a clean chit to the free offers of Reliance JIO (RJIO). It cannot be both, that they (TRAI) have done nothing and that they have passed an administrative order, the court said. Vodafone further said that it will amend its petition to challenge the two letters of TRAI and sought time for that.
Uber Says Thousands of London Drivers Threatened by English Language Test
Tens of thousands of London private hire drivers could lose their licences due to new English reading and writing requirements, taxi app Uber said on Tuesday at the start of a court battle to halt the plans. Uber launched legal action in August after public body Transport for London (TfL) said that drivers should have to prove their ability to communicate in English, including to a standard of reading and writing which Uber says is too high.
GM, Ford beat February sales expectations; industry sales seen down
Ford Motor Co (F.N), No 2 in the US market by sales, said sales declined by 4 percent, but still beat most analysts' expectations. Sales for its F-Series pickup trucks rose 9 percent, SUVs were up 6 percent but car sales fell 24 percent from a year ago, the automaker said. Nissan Motor Co (7201.T) also beat expectations, showing a 3.5 percent gain, led by a 54 percent surge for its Rogue small SUV.
Computer Society of India awards Nagaland the top spot in e-Governance sector
The Computer Society of India (CSI)-Nihilent Nagaland on Tuesday declared Nagaland as a top performing state from among the northeastern states in Information Technology and e-Governance sector. Nagaland is the only state in India where the state is acting as Service Centre Agency without engaging private companies for running Common Service Centres. It is also the first state in India in the e-District Mission Mode Project, Commissioner & Secretary, Information Technology & Communication KD Vizo said.
Seaweed may have helped early humans evolve
London, March 1 Consumption of seaweed - which contains essential nutrients - may have allowed early humans to evolve and branch out from the primitive hominoid family millions of years ago, a new study has found. Scientists studied the potential impact of consumption of a variety of seaweeds in human brain health, including benefits to early Homo sapiens. Coastal areas may very well have attracted early hominoids in search of food.
Happy songs trigger pleasant memories
Toronto, March 1 Listening to happy or peaceful music can make pleasant memories spring into your mind, while sad or scary tunes may invoke negative emotions, a new study has found. The pieces were grouped into four retrieval cues of music, happy, peaceful, scary and sad. As soon as a memory came to mind, participants pressed a computer key and typed in their accessed memory.
Hershey expects to cut 15 per cent of global workforce
Hershey Co says it expects to cut its global workforce by about 15 per cent, with the layoffs coming mostly from hourly employees outside the United States. The Pennsylvania-based chocolate company also lowered its forecast for long-term sales growth to between 2 and 4 per cent, down from the previous 3 to 5 per cent, JP Morgan analyst Ken Goldman noted. Hershey says chief executive Michele Buck will have more to say when she briefs analysts in New York today.
Prototype of China's Mars probe under development: Official
A model prototype of China's first Mars probe is under development as Beijing plans to launch the probe around the summer of 2020, a space official said today. China's attempts to send an exploratory probe to Mars, called Yinghuo-1, in a Russian spacecraft failed shortly after the launch in 2011. China now plans to catch up with India, US, Russia and EU in sending probes to Mars. According to Ye, China plans to launch the Chang'e-5 lunar probe around the end of November this year.
Indian cos to invest more money, skills in cloud: VMware
Indian enterprises are expected to invest more in terms of money and skills on cloud services with a special focus on security in the next few years, tech firm VMware today said. According to a study commissioned by VMware, very large enterprises, large enterprises and medium enterprises are likely to invest in private cloud. A high majority of them are also keen to invest in public and hybrid cloud, it added.
Samsung to bring RCS messaging support to its phones running Marshmallow or above
Google had recently inked a deal with Telenor to bring RCS messaging services to Europe and Asia. Now, Samsung seems to have broadened its efforts to bring RCS messaging service to its phones running Marshmallow and above. A la Google's RCS messaging service, Samsung's service will also include group chats, video calls, and large file transfers. With this new offering, mobile customers will have a rich messaging experience built directly into their phones.
Nvidia's GTX 1080 Ti enhanced graphic cardto go on sale from 10th March
A tweet from NVIDIA GeForce put rumours surrounding the release date and price, to rest. Going by the tweet from the company shows the GTX 1080 Ti, will be faster than the Titan X, priced at $699 and will be available next week. Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphic cards will be avialble for pre-order starting tomorrow and will be on sale from 10th March, the GTX 1080 Ti and will be priced at $699.
Protecting engineering materials from water impact
Mark Gee, Fellow at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL), discusses new ways to assess and reduce erosion from water impact in an article for Adjacent Open Access. Erosion caused by the impact of water droplets on component surfaces can lead to failures in key technological applications. In response, NPL has designed and manufactured a rotating arm test system to evaluate the effectiveness of these new materials.
Automated measurement system enhances quality, reduces handling in Pu-238 production
Under a collaborative partnership between the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the Department of Energy (DOE), a new automated measurement system developed at DOE's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) will ensure quality production of plutonium-238 while reducing handling by workers. The new automated measurement system robotically removes the Np-237 pellets from their holding tray, and measures their weight, diameter, and height. About 52 Np-237 pellets can be measured per hour using the new automated measurement system, Miller said.
Twitter adds more safety tools, will curb abusive accounts
Twitter is adding more tools to curb abuse on its service as part of its ongoing effort to protect users from hate and harassment. It is the second time in three weeks the company has released new ways to root out abusive content. Twitter said Wednesday that it's working to identify accounts engaging in abusive behavior even if no one has reported them. Twitter will place restrictions on accounts that repeatedly engage in abusive behavior.
Scientists Develop New Flexible Material Tougher Than Steel
Scientists have created a highly flexible material that is tougher than steel, by combining hydrogels with woven glass fibre fabric, which may have a wide range of potential applications. Efforts are currently underway around the world to create materials that are friendly to both society and the environment. The procedure to make the material is simply to immerse the fabric in PA precursor solutions for polymerisation. Consequently, the newly developed hydrogels are 5 times tougher compared to carbon steel.

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