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A two year-old girl from Glasgow has become the youngest person in the world to undergo brain surgery that doctors say could help limit severe disability among children afflicted by uncontrollable body movements. Viktoria Kaftanikaite was just 32 months old when she had deep brain stimulation (DBS) to treat a condition called dystonia, which caused …

Yale faculty members Mary-Louise Timmermans, Elena Gracheva, and Fengnian Xia have been named recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). The PECASE is the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on scientists and engineers who are early in their research careers and show promise for leadership in the …

SINGAPORE: Second Minister for Home Affairs Josephine Teo on Monday (Jul 8) introduced a Home Team Science and Technology Agency Bill for the setting up of an organisation which will drive innovation and develop technologies to enhance the Home Team’s capabilities. The Ministry of Home of Home Affairs (MHA) said in a media statement that …

The Apollo program spawned consumer product hits based on things created out of mission requirements, including wireless headsets. File Photo courtesy of NASA The same computer program used to drill on the moon was later used by Black and Decker to develop a handheld, cordless vacuum cleaner, which became known as the Dustbuster. Photo courtesy …

Today, Tuesday, July 2, a total solar eclipse will take place – turning the sky dark as the Sun is temporarily covered by the Moon. The eclipse is expected to last for four minutes and 33 seconds and is the only total solar eclipse to take place in 2019. Areas in the path of the …

Express News Service KOCHI: Allaying apprehensions over the employability of students from various engineering institutes, several graduates from the Department of Ship Technology, Cochin University of Science and Technology (Cusat), have secured placements, including jobs in foreign shipyards, through campus recruitment. Of these, Yashwant R Kamath pocketed a plum pay packet for a fresher. The salaries offered …

School students here participated in the National Exhibition on Science and Technology and presented some commendable innovations including a prototype boat to clean oil spill in sea shores and a home-made incubator to hatch eggs. The students behind the project ‘Boat system to clean up oil spill in sea shore’, stood with a …

BRUSSELS, June 29 (Xinhua) — The First China-Belgium Science and Technology Exchange Symposium was organized on Saturday in Brussels to promote technological and cultural integration between Belgium and China. More than 100 scientific and technological experts from China and Belgium attended the opening event to discuss on a broad range of topics about medical and …

Dietary supplements such as vitamins do nothing to boost brain health and are simply a waste of money for healthy people, experts have said. According to figures from the US, sales of so-called “memory supplements” doubled between 2006 and 2015, reaching a value of $643m, while more than a quarter of adults over the age …

TEHRAN – Iran’s vice presidency for science and technology and the Center for Science & Technology of the Non-Aligned and Other Developing Countries (NAM S&T Center) aim to boost ties through launching joint programs, ISNA reported on Tuesday. The Iranian vice president for science and technology Sourena Sattari and NAM S&T Center Director General Amitava …