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This AI system could make lip sync dubbing accurate (11:12)
Toronto, Aug 19 (IANS) Dodgy lip sync dubbing could soon become a thing of the past as researchers have developed an Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based system that can edit the facial expressions of actors to accurately match dubbed voices.

Mexican astrophysicist discovers first galaxies in universe (09:42)
Mexico City, Aug 19 (IANS) A Mexican astrophysicist has identified some of the first galaxies in our universe together with a team of researchers.

NASA's Parker Solar Probe operating as planned: Scientists (15:14) IANS Photo Service
Washington, Aug 18 (IANS) NASA's historic mission to solve the mysteries of the Sun which was launched aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket on August 12 is operating according to plan, mission controllers have said.

Brain tumours may occur in children with common genetic syndrome (15:06)
New York, Aug 18 (IANS) Parents, please take note. The frequency of brain tumours has been underestimated in children with the common genetic syndrome -- neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1), a new study has found.

'Foreign object' found by Mars rover a rock flake: NASA (18:28) IANS Photo Service
Washington, Aug 17 (IANS) A so-called "foreign object debris" spotted by Mars rover Curiosity and speculated to be a piece of spacecraft debris has turned out to be a very thin flake of rock, NASA has said.

Hubble captures dazzling image with 15,000 galaxies (16:54) IANS Photo Service
Washington, Aug 17 (IANS) In one of the largest panoramic views of star birth, astronomers using the ultraviolet vision of NASAs Hubble space telescope have assembled an image that features approximately 15,000 galaxies, about 12,000 of which are forming stars.

When India scripted history in Pokhran under Vajpayee's leadership (14:52) IANS Photo Service
Jaipur, Aug 17 (IANS) Twenty years ago, India scripted a success story on May 11 and May 13, 1998 when five nuclear tests were performed in Rajasthan's Pokhran under the guidance of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who had assumed power only a little while ago.

New low protein wheat breeds offer hope for gluten allergies (12:36)
Sydney, Aug 17 (IANS) Researchers have for the first time bred low allergy wheat varieties, in an attempt towards reducing the proteins in wheat that are responsible for diseases such as coeliac and baker's asthma or wheat dependent exercise induced anaphylaxis (WDEIA).

World's oldest cheese found in 3,000-year-old Egyptian tomb (19:56)
London, Aug 16 (IANS) Researchers have found the world's most ancient solid cheese in a 3,200-year-old Egyptian tomb, as well as evidence of a potentially deadly disease.

Antarctic seas emit higher CO2 levels than previously thought: Study (17:24) IANS Photo Service
New York, Aug 16 (IANS) The open water nearest to the sea ice surrounding Antarctica releases significantly more carbon dioxide in winter than previously believed, showed a study conducted using an array of robotic floats.

Egyptian mummification 'recipe' existed 1,500 years before Pharaohs: Study (16:48)
London, Aug 16 (IANS) Sophisticated embalming treatments were developed by ancient Egyptians 1,500 years before the classic Pharaonic period, and across a wider geographical area than had been previously known, a new research has showed.

Chinese rover set to explore far side of Moon (16:14)
Beijing, Aug 16 (IANS) China's space agency has revealed images of the exploration vehicle with which it hopes to reach the far side of the Moon by the end of this year, a feat no country has ever accomplished, the media reported on Thursday.

Tool to predict building collapse, landslides 2 weeks in advance (08:48)
Canberra, Aug 16 (IANS) Australian researchers on Thursday said they have developed a software tool to predict when a building will crack or its foundation will move, even when a dam could break or a mudslide occur.

Indian human space mission to create 15,000 jobs: ISRO chief (19:02) IANS Photo Service
Bengaluru, Aug 15 (IANS) The plan to put an Indian into space, on its own, for the first time by 2022 will create as many as 15,000 jobs, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman K. Sivan said on Wednesday.

NASA's Opportunity Rover still missing in Martian dust storm (14:28) IANS Photo Service
Washington, Aug 15 (IANS) NASA's Opportunity Rover, which has been roaming Mars for nearly 15 years, is missing for two months after getting caught in a massive dust storm, the media reported.

India will put man in space for seven days: ISRO Chairman (Lead) (13:26)
By Venkatachari Jagannathan IANS Photo Service
Chennai, Aug 15 (IANS) For the first time, India's space agency is planning to put an Indian astronaut for seven days in space at a cost less than Rs 10,000 crore as part of its manned mission by 2022, ISRO Chairman K. Sivan said on Wednesday.

ISRO to send Indian into space by 2022 (11:58) IANS Photo Service
Bengaluru, Aug 15 (IANS) State-run Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will fly an Indian astronaut into space for the first time by 2022, an official said on Wednesday.

India to send manned space mission by 2022: Modi (08:30) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday announced a manned mission to space by 2022.

BREAKING NEWS: India to send manned space mission by 2022: Modi (08:16) IANS Photo Service

Water has new molecular properties: Scientists (20:24)
New York, Aug 14 (IANS) US scientists have predicted a fundamental asymmetry in the mechanism of water, which had previously gone unnoticed.

New genes that may contribute to Alzheimer's understanding identified (20:22)
New York, Aug 14 (IANS) Researchers working on Alzheimer's Disease Sequencing Project (ADSP) have identified new genes that will further the understanding of the genetic risk factors that predispose people to the development of Alzheimer's disease (AD).

NASA to send submarine to seafloor next week: Report (12:58) IANS Photo Service
Washington, Aug 14 (IANS) NASA is set to send a submarine to the seafloor near Hawaii on August 20 in an effort to find an environment analogous to water worlds like Jupiter's moon Europa and Saturn's moon Enceladus, the media reported on Tuesday.

Earth's oldest known evolved rocks result of asteroids (09:16)
Sydney, Aug 14 (IANS) The oldest evolved rocks on Earth are the consequence of asteroids colliding with the the planet 4 billion years ago,an Australian research released on Tuesday revealed.

Why marine animals are more vulnerable to man-made pesticides (18:24)
New York, Aug 13 (IANS) Marine mammals such as dolphins, manatees, seals and whales, which evolved to make water their primary habitat, lost the ability to make a gene that defends humans and other land-dwelling mammals from the neurotoxic effects of a popular human-made pesticide, a new study has revealed.

Why won't NASA's Parker Solar Probe melt? (Lead) (17:00) IANS Photo Service
Washington, Aug 13 (IANS) With NASA launching a historic Parker Solar Probe deeper into the solar atmosphere than any mission before it, a moot question arises: Why won't it melt?

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