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Pakistan parliament passes law against child sexual abuse

Pakistan parliament passes law against child sexual abuse

Pakistan`s Senate on Friday passed a bill that criminalises for the first time sexual assault against minors, child pornography and trafficking. The amendment to the penal code, which will go into force after being ratified by the president, also raises the age of criminal responsibility from seven to 10 years of age. Under the revised […]

Soon, smart clothing that help you stay cool

Soon, smart clothing that help you stay cool

Forget air conditioners, smart clothing of the future may help you stay cool on a hot summer day. Scientists in Finland have developed a new technology that can lead to clothes with the ability to automatically adjust temperature according to the wearer’s actual needs. Developed by scientists at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd, […]

Soon, ‘smart wallpaper’ to help power your house!

Soon, ‘smart wallpaper’ to help power your house!

It’s not a science fiction, but ‘smart wallpaper’ which could absorb electricity from waste light or heat may soon help power a host of applications at home. Scientists have developed new moth-inspired, ultra-thin graphene sheets that will be essential in designing future technologies such as ‘smart wallpaper’ and internet-of-things applications. Using a technique known as […]

Charge your phone in five minutes

Charge your phone in five minutes

Forget waiting hours for your phone to charge – a new miniature pocket-charger claims to be able to charge an iPhone 6 from totally flat to 100 per cent in just five minutes. According to its makers, the ASAP Dash charges 16 times faster than standard portable chargers and boasts a battery life that lasts […]

VIDEO: Soon, you can charge your smartphone by walking

VIDEO: Soon, you can charge your smartphone by walking

Mechanical engineers from University of Wisconsin-Madison are developing an innovative energy harvesting and storage technology that can reduce reliance on batteries in mobile devices and charge your smartphone as you walk. Tom Krupenkin, professor of mechanical engineering, and senior scientist J Ashley Taylor described a technology that could capture the energy of human motion to […]

This is the first flower grown in space

This is the first flower grown in space

A bright orange zinnia has blossomed aboard the International Space Station, marking a first in space. “First flower even grown in space makes its debut,” US astronaut Scott Kelly wrote on Twitter, with a photo of the flower. Zinnias grow easily on Earth and blossom in abundance in summer. But on the ISS, where they […]

Women would rather do this than have sex

Women would rather do this than have sex

A new study has found that one in six women prefer the thrill of booking a holiday to having sex. While a quickie in the sack might leave ladies feeling disappointed, the promise of sandy beaches does wonders for her mood. And it’s not just women who would rather go to Greece than get jiggly […]

Do you know which is your dominant brain side?

Do you know which is your dominant brain side?

Our brain is wired to store what we have seen as one of just a few basic hues. People’s memories for colour are biased in favour of two sides to the human brain; the left side and the right side. Each side of the brain has its own strengths and perception power. It is believed […]