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Last updated: Tuesday, August 04, 2015 6:26:16 AM

Devvarman fails to reach Washington Open main draw
Washington, Aug 2 (IANS) Indian tennis player Somdev Devvarman lost in the first round of men's singles qualification and failed to reach the main draw of $1,508,815 Washington Open here.

Sunday, August 02, 2015 4:58:04 PM

NASA deploys new system to avoid traffic jams at Mars
Washington, Aug 2 (IANS) Five active spacecrafts are now orbiting the Red Planet, including one from India, leaving NASA with no option but to beef up traffic monitoring, communication and manoeuvre planning to ensure that Mars orbiters do not collide with one another.

Sunday, August 02, 2015 4:48:03 PM

Couples using Facebook enjoy stronger bonding
New York, Aug 2 (IANS) Not just shopping together, couples who spend time together on Facebook tend to share a stronger bond and enjoy a longer-lasting relationship than those who avoid seeing each other online, an interesting study has revealed.

Sunday, August 02, 2015 4:42:07 PM

iPhone app helps catch burglar in US
Washington, Aug 2 (IANS) A man in the US has credited his surveillance camera and an app on his iPhone for helping him catch a burglar at his home, a media report said.

Sunday, August 02, 2015 4:28:03 PM

US presidential race: Voters spoiled for choice
Washington, Aug 2 (IANS) American voters looking for a new tenant for the White House are spoiled for choice with 22 candidates, five Democrats and 17 Republicans, including long shot Indian-American Bobby Jindal in the 2016 presidential race.

Sunday, August 02, 2015 4:24:03 PM

'Solar flow' device to outperform traditional batteries
New York, Aug 2 (IANS) Combining a solar cell and a battery into a single device, researchers have developed a design that is 20 percent more efficient than today's traditional batteries.

Sunday, August 02, 2015 3:54:03 PM

Even bacteria trade inside our body
New York, Aug 2 (IANS) Economic concepts not just explain about how societies buy, sell, and trade goods and services but can also explore the mysteries about the behaviour of microbial life on the earth and inside our body, a study says.

Sunday, August 02, 2015 3:52:21 PM

Indian-origin man develops thought-controlled prostheses
Washington, Aug 2 (IANS) An Indian American electrical engineer from the Stanford University has developed a technique to make brain-controlled prostheses more precise.

Sunday, August 02, 2015 3:46:18 PM

FIFA rules in favour of St. Vincent
Georgetown (Guyana), Aug 2 (IANS) World football governing body FIFA has turned down a protest by the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) alleging that St. Vincent and the Grenadines used an ineligible player during a World Cup Qualification game.

Sunday, August 02, 2015 3:02:16 PM

Windies legends to play T20 matches in New York
New York, Aug 2 (IANS) Legendary batsman Garfield Sobers is among a group of former West Indies cricketers who will participate in two Twenty20 cricket matches here.

Sunday, August 02, 2015 2:58:03 PM

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