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Toyota Plans to Sell Talking Cars in U.S. Within 3 Years

Technology       Apr 17, 2018

  Toyota Motor Corp. plans to start selling U.S. vehicles that can talk to each other using short-range wireless technology in 2021, the Japanese automaker said on Monday, potentially preventing thousands of accidents annually.   The U.S. Transportation Department must decide whether to adopt a pending proposal...

Want to protect your brain from ageing? Stay away from stressful life events

Health       Apr 07, 2018

  LOS ANGELES: Major midlife adverse events, such as divorce or death of a family member, accelerates ageing in the brain, a study has found.   "Having more midlife fateful life events, particularly relating to divorce/separation or a family death, was associated with advanced predicted brain ageing,"...

Unmarried daughter who is above 18 can claim maintenance from father: HC

Wealth Management       Apr 07, 2018

  MUMBAI: An unmarried daughter is entitled to claimmaintenance from her father even after attaining the age of 18 if her parents are divorced or estranged, the Bombay High Court has ruled.   Also, a woman can file an application on behalf of her major daughter to...

Teslas Don’t Have Black Boxes, Making U.S. Crash Probes Harder

Risk Management       Apr 04, 2018

When a Tesla Inc. Model X slammed into a concrete highway barrier in California last month, the vehicle’s computers contained a wealth of information about the moments leading to the fatal accident.   The problem for U.S. accident investigators is that the information wasn’t easily accessible....

Starbucks coffee in California must have cancer warning, judge says

Health, Risk Management       Mar 29, 2018

  LOS ANGELES: Starbucks Corp  and other coffee sellers must put a cancer warning on coffee sold in California, a Los Angeles judge has ruled, possibly exposing the companies to millions of dollars in fines.   A little-known not-for-profit group sued some 90 coffee retailers, including Starbucks,...

Now, Russian robot recruiter may hire you for your next job

Economy       Apr 01, 2018

  Forget losing your job to a bot, it might be hiring and firing you next. A Russian startup has created a realistic looking robot that’s being used to interview prospective employees at several top international companies.   Called Vera, the robot uses artificial intelligence technology to...

India, UK launch joint research projects for clean water, energy

Climate Change       Mar 24, 2018

India and the UK have launched joint research projects on water quality and energy demand reduction, the government on Friday informed Lok Sabha.   Minister of State for Environment Mahesh Sharma said in a written reply to a question that the research projects aim to deliver...

Water may exist in Earth's lower mantle, shows diamonds study

Economy       Mar 19, 2018

WASHINGTON: Water may be more common than expected at extreme depths within Earth's lower mantle - approaching 640 kilometres and possibly beyond, a study of diamonds from across the world has found.    The oceans have been measured to a maximum depth of 11 kilometres, though...

Facebook: Zuckerberg deploys 'secret police' to punish information leakers

Risk Management       Mar 18, 2018

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has reportedly deployed "secret police" to catch and punish information leakers at his company.   According to a report in The Guardian, an unnamed employee was called to a meeting in 2017 under the guise of a promotion. However, he found himself...

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