The technologies behind the search for Malaysia Airways Flight 370

Radar, radio and sonar can all be used to locate missing planes. Now, a crowdsourcing initiative is allowing regular people to comb satellite images in to the search for flight MH370, which went missing last Saturday. What’s known is this: Contact was lost with Malaysia Airways Flight 370 about an hour after takeoff from Kuala Lumpur en route to Beijing. But the details of the case are shrouded in mystery: Why were two passengers traveling […]

Using viruses to fight cancer

It sounds like a promising way to fight cancer: viruses that kill tumor cells. But can the crazy idea really work? DW met some German scientists who think so. Viruses can infect and proliferate inside cancer cells in a process known by scientists as oncolysis: “By means of this proliferation, the cancer cells are effectively killed,” explains Ulrich Lauer of the Tübingen University medical clinic. This process was first observed well over 100 years ago: […]

Scientists develop microscopy system for diagnosing malaria faster

Diagnosing malaria with a microscope isn’t easy. Not only does it take time, but a lot of practice is needed. A team of German researchers has now made a machine that could help. The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits has been developing a prototype of an automated microscopy system to diagnose malaria. A white box containing a microscope is linked to a computer, and all a medical assistant has to do is introduce a cartridge […]

World Wide Web on its 25th Anniversary

Happy 25th Birthday World Wide Web! Today, people from across the globe are joining Tim Berners Lee in – the man who changed the way how world communicate, wishing the World Wide Web a happy 25th birthday. World Wide Web made our life a lot more easier in so many ways, admit it, am sure you do. Since the beginning of W3, information was never been a hassle to us searchers. Whenever we are looking […]

Infographics: How To Ace Your Final Exams

Ace Your Final Exams With Flying Colors By: Natalie Kate Ann Juntado Finals are knocking and you saw it coming already. Don’t sweat, just be cool. Final exams should be taken seriously, but not in a painful process. Always look on the brighter side and remember finals need an extra preparation. Start planning ahead and maximize your time reviewing your old notes and attempt to manage your time to study from the most important/hard subject […]

Let’s Get To Know Larry Tesler; The Guy Who Invented ‘Copy and Paste’

In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the World Wide Web, this coming March 12, 2014, let us get to know the man behind the most powerful and used technique that saves our freaking life in school and work everyday, Larry Tesler; the guy who invented the ever useful ‘Copy and Paste’.   Lawrence Gordon Tesler was born on April 24, 1945, a computer science graduate from Standford University in the 1960’s. Lester is a […]

Luxury Driverless Concept Car Offers View To The Future

(Reuters) — With the era of driverless cars getting nearer, Swiss automotive think-tank Rinspeed have offered their take on our autonomous driving future at this week’s Geneva Car Show. With the help of a female model’s feminine touch, the futuristic Rinspeed XchangE Autonomous Prototype has been a popular attraction at the 2014 show. Based around the Tesla Model S but featuring a large array of modifications, at first sight, the XchangE car looks like many of the other expensive modern cars on display at the show. […]

Internet Slang Terms That Changed The World

Internet Slang Terms You Need To Know     Keeping updated with the latest internet terms and lingo words are quite tough especially if you are the kind of the person who is not an internet savvy. But did you know communication has changed in so many ways in the world wide web? Netizens today are creative; being able to form a phrase that somewhat useful in everyday’s interaction. Internet slang terms are going viral, […]

Privacy groups ask regulators to halt Facebook’s $19 billion WhatsApp deal

By Alexei Oreskovic SAN FRANCISCO Thu Mar 6, 2014 3:47pm EST (Reuters) – Privacy advocates have asked U.S. regulators to halt Facebook Inc’s $19 billion acquisition of messaging service WhatsApp until there is a clearer understanding of how the company intends to use the personal data of WhatsApp’s 450 million users. WhatsApp, a service that allows mobile phone users to send each other messages, has had a longstanding commitment to not collect user data for […]

Japan says not fully apprised of bitcoin situation

TOKYO Thu Mar 6, 2014 8:25pm EST (Reuters) – Japan’s government said it was not yet fully apprised of the situation around bitcoins, showing it was still struggling to determine its approach to the virtual currency a week after the collapse of Tokyo-based bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox. Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told reporters on Friday that the government would act if needed on bitcoin issues. The government, in response to questions from a […]

No clear winner for neck pain treatment: study

By Kathleen Raven NEW YORK Thu Mar 6, 2014 3:09pm EST (Reuters Health) – Exercise and strengthening may not be the best approach for all kinds of neck- and whiplash-related pain, according to a new analysis by Canadian researchers. The results directly contradict a 2008 recommendation by the Neck Pain Task Force in Canada. Instead, the new research “suggests that people with neck pain have many options when choosing how to improve it,” Janet Freburger […]