Category: Press Release

‘Thailand to ban commercial surrogacy’

‘Thailand to ban commercial surrogacy’

Amid continued controversy over a high-profile case, a Thai official says the country is to place a ban on commercial surrogacy. Chatree Pinyai, the head of the Ministry of Public Health’s legal department, said a draft law had been forwarded to the newly-appointed National Legislative Assembly. “The law will be put into place by the [&hellip

FBI probing massive cyber theft report

FBI probing massive cyber theft report

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation is looking into a report by a cybersecurity provider company that alleges its discovery of 1.2 billion stolen Internet logins and passwords. Hold Security has said the data has been stolen by a cybercriminal gang. The company described the data as collected over several years from approximately 420,000 websites [&hellip

Google planning to offer kids accounts’

Google planning to offer kids accounts’

A report says US search engine Google is planning to offer internet accounts designed for children under the age of 13. The Wall Street Journal reported that the new system would allow kids to access Google services through accounts parents set up and fully control. One of the accounts could be a kid-friendly YouTube version. [&hellip

Researchers develop robotic flash mob

Researchers develop robotic flash mob

Researchers have developed a swarm of 1024 tiny robots, which can flow into different shapes designated by programmers. The team, lead by Radhika Nagpal, an engineering and applied sciences professor at Harvard University’s Wyss Institute, conducted the project assigned by Harvard researchers Mike Rubenstein and Alejandro Cornejo. The robots, each only a few centimeters across, [&hellip

ISS trash to burn up in atmosphere

ISS trash to burn up in atmosphere

Some 3,300 pounds of garbage from the International Space Station (ISS), which has been loaded onto resupply cargo ship, is to burn up in the Earth’s atmosphere. The combustion, which is to take place on Sunday, will also afford astronauts an opportunity to examine atmospheric reentry. The Cygnus vessel departed from the ISS on Friday. [&hellip

‘Scots not sure about independence’

‘Scots not sure about independence’

A recent report shows that a large number of Scottish voters are still unsure about the outcome of Scottish independence, Press TV reports.  According to a report published by the Economic and Social Research Council entitled Risk and Attitudes to Constitutional Change, 70 percent of Scottish voters believe neither campaign can accurately estimate the consequences [&hellip

US launches high-res photo satellite

US launches high-res photo satellite

The United States has launched into space a surveillance satellite capable of capturing images of objects only one foot (30 centimeters) across. Colorado-based company DigitalGlobe owns and operates the Worldview-3 satellite, which was flown into space on board an Atlas 5 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California’s Central Coast on Wednesday. The project [&hellip

‘Amazon fish turns threatened species’

‘Amazon fish turns threatened species’

Overfishing has turned the Amazon River’s largest fish into threatened species, scientists have found out. An international team of scientists has discovered that the arapaima, which can grow up to 10 feet in length and weigh upwards of 400 pounds, have gone missing from many parts of the river. The aquatic creature has, consequently, been [&hellip

Study offers infant’s brain new mapping

Study offers infant’s brain new mapping

A group of researchers have demonstrated a novel map to measuring early brain development of infants from birth to three months. The research conducted by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and the University of Hawaii by using advanced scanning techniques could unveil the growth speed of infant’s brain. The [&hellip

More light in office benefits workers

More light in office benefits workers

A new study has indicated that more natural light exposure in the workplace could benefit the workers’ mood and metabolism. Exposure to natural light at the office boosts the employees’ health through positive and powerful effects on mood, alertness and sleep quality, shows the study carried out by the researchers at Northwestern Medicine and the [&hellip