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Air pollution may be strengthening the formation of tropical cyclones in the Arabian Sea, a US-based science agency has said, after Cyclone Vayu brushed past the west coast of India last week.(PTI Photo)

‘Air pollution boosts tropical cyclones’, says US-based science agency

Mumbai | By Badri Chatterjee
PUBLISHED ON JUN 19, 2019 03:05 AM IST
Dr James Kossin, atmospheric research scientist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), said human-induced emissions like black carbon and sulphates increased six-fold since the 1930s.
Battelle has for years successfully demonstrated brain-computer interface (BCI) projects.(Representative Image/HT File Photo)
Battelle has for years successfully demonstrated brain-computer interface (BCI) projects.(Representative Image/HT File Photo)

Indian-origin scientist to develop system helping US troops control robots with thoughts

Washington | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAY 22, 2019 02:33 PM IST
The team headed by Gaurav Sharma, a senior research scientist at Battelle, is among six teams to win grants to develop brain-machine interfaces, says the DARPA.
According to a recent study, having a pet can help older adults cope with mental and physical health issues.(Unsplash)
According to a recent study, having a pet can help older adults cope with mental and physical health issues.(Unsplash)

Having pets may lower stress in older adults: Study

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 05, 2019 11:55 AM IST
For those who reported that their health was fair or poor, pet ownership appeared to offer even more benefits.
In their search for life in solar systems near and far, researchers have often accepted the presence of oxygen in a planet’s atmosphere as the surest sign that life may be present there.(File Photo)
In their search for life in solar systems near and far, researchers have often accepted the presence of oxygen in a planet’s atmosphere as the surest sign that life may be present there.(File Photo)

Planets with oxygen don’t necessarily have life: Study

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2018 01:57 PM IST
Simulating in the lab the atmospheres of planets beyond the solar system, researchers successfully created both organic compounds and oxygen, absent of life.
Here’s why you’re overeating.(Shutterstock)
Here’s why you’re overeating.(Shutterstock)

Exercising and no weight loss, you’re probably overeating because of this brain mechanism

Press Trust of India | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2018 01:10 PM IST
Scientists have discovered a brain mechanism that prevents the neurons from signalling that the stomach is full, causing one to overeat.
Nishith Shah, co-founder of 18th Parallel.(HT PHOTO)
Nishith Shah, co-founder of 18th Parallel.(HT PHOTO)

Alumni Connect: 18th Parallel makes video games accessible to all

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Ananya Barua
UPDATED ON APR 13, 2018 07:05 PM IST
18th Parallel introduced a technology to transfer mobile games to a larger screen - the television.
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