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iPhone app to ensure eye health

Washington , Oct 19

Researchers have successfully used an iPhone app for imaging the inside of the eye of immobile and paediatric patients.

App that enables deaf people to 'hear'

Washington , Oct 19

In pleasant news for the hearing impaired, researchers have developed a new app called Transcense which transcribes speech into written words that consequently show up on the smartphone screen.

Have you tried the 'Donut selfie' yet?

London , Oct 19

Are you tired of posting those drab still selfies on your Facebook or Instagram account? A new form of video selfie called the 'Donut selfie' could now help you present some cool shots.

Kitchen gardens sprouting peace of mind, e-businesses

New Delhi , Oct 19 Be it inflation or the risk of consuming pesticide-laden vegetables, urbanites are majorly taking to farming in their apartments and the kitchen gardens are sprouting not only peace of mind but also e-businesses.

Nooba eatery brings China closer with authentic ingredients

Gurgaon , Oct 19 Here's one more choice for those on the lookout for authentic Chinese fare - and many of Nooba's ingredients are sourced from China.

Reheat your pasta to avoid fat

London , Oct 19

Love pasta but hate to add those extra kilos around your waist? Cool it down and reheat it again.

How the birth season can trigger mood disorders

London , Oct 19

The risk of developing mood disorders is impacted by the season in which you are born in, a research showed.

Nearly 60,000 women two-wheeler riders fined for not wearing helmets

New Delhi , Oct 19 In just 35 days, close to 60,000 women two-wheeler and pillion riders in the capital have been issued traffic tickets for not wearing helmets, data from the Delhi Police has reveals. Sustained efforts by the police and general awareness have slowly brought the numbers down.

Octoberfest 2014: Mix of music and style

Bangalore , Oct 19

From mini-skirts to backless tops to midriff revealing crop tops and shorts in bright shades, the second day of the 10th edition of Kingfisher Premium - The Great Indian Octoberfest (TGIOF) - here saw young girls putting their best foot forward in terms of fashion while attending the shows of their favourite bands.

Saudi Arabia may ban children from performing Haj

Jeddah , Oct 19

Saudi Arabia is considering a ban on children below 10 years of age from performing the Haj next year, media reported Sunday.