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Robots learn to share: Why we go out of our way to help one another

Robots learn to share: Why we go out of our way to help one another

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Altruism, the sacrificing of individual gains for the greater good, appears at first glance to go against the notion of “survival of the fittest.” But altruistic gene expression is found in nature and is passed on from one generation to the next. Worker ants, for example, are sterile and make the ultimate altruistic... 

Protein active in small part of brain contributes to obesity, researchers discover

Protein active in small part of brain contributes to obesity, researchers discover

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Weizmann Institute scientists have added another piece to the obesity puzzle, showing how and why a certain protein that is active in a small part of the brain contributes to weight gain. Prof. Ari Elson and his team in the Institute’s Molecular Genetics Department made the discovery when working with female mice that... 

Battle scars found on an ancient sea monster

Battle scars found on an ancient sea monster

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Scars on the jaw of a 120-million-year-old marine reptile suggest that life might not have been easy in the ancient polar oceans. The healed bite wounds were probably made by a member of the same species. Such injuries give important clues about the social behaviour of extinct sea creatures from the time of dinosaurs. The... 

Sony suffers second major user data theft

Sony suffers second major user data theft

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(Reuters) – Sony disclosed on Monday hackers had stolen the names, addresses and passwords of nearly 25 million more users than previously known less than a day after the Japanese company apologized for one of the worst break-ins in Internet history. Sony’s latest revelation comes after Sony No. 2 Kazuo Hirai... 

RIM: No Android Apps or Flash for BlackBerry 7

RIM: No Android Apps or Flash for BlackBerry 7

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ORLANDO—It looks like BlackBerry fans will have to wait for the new QNX operating system, and new phones, to enjoy some of the flagship features from the BlackBerry Playbook on their phones. Phones running BlackBerry OS 7, such as the new BlackBerry Bold 9900, will not get Android apps, even though RIM is developing an... 

Apple Updates iMac With New Intel Chips

Apple Updates iMac With New Intel Chips

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Apple Inc. updated its iMac desktop computers with next-generation Intel Corp. processors and the chip company’s high-speed data-transfer technology, following similar upgrades to the MacBook notebook line from February. The largely expected iMac upgrade follows Apple’s pattern of releasing new products annually,... 

ISRO builds India’s fastest supercomputer

ISRO builds India’s fastest supercomputer

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BANGALORE: Indian Space Research Organisation has built a supercomputer, which is to be India’s fastest in terms of theoretical peak performance of 220 TeraFLOPS (220 Trillion Floating Point Operations per second). The supercomputer “SAGA-220″, built by the Satish Dhawan Supercomputing Facility located... 

DMRC will use latest international technology in third phase

DMRC will use latest international technology in third phase

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NEW DELHI: If you’ve been dreading the start of work on phase III of the Delhi Metro network with the resultant traffic snarls, here’s a piece of good news. The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) will use the latest international technology in the third phase to save time and trouble during construction. Said... 

Google challenges Apple with video chat service

Google challenges Apple with video chat service

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And unlike the Apple software, the video chat update to Google Talk works over 3G as well as WiFi networks. It uses the front-mounted cameras on high-end Android handsets. According to the Google Mobile Blog, the new feature will be rolled out to the firm’s own-brand Nexus S smartphone “in the next few weeks”... 

Infosys doesn’t require an icon

Infosys doesn’t require an icon

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Bangalore: Infosys Technologies, one of India’s most admired companies, will announce its new chairman on Saturday, bringing down curtains on the illustrious career of founder NR Narayana Murthy and opening the doors to a whole new beginning for the company. As Murthy bids adieu to chairmanship, either independent director... 

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