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Smartphone app to detect irregular heart beat

WT24 Desk Scientists have developed a smartphone application that can help in screening for atrial fibrillation — the most common heart rhythm disorder, IANS reports. The disorder leads to an irregular, often rapid heart rate that commonly causes poor blood ...

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NASA Spitzer marks 15 yrs in space

WT24 Desk NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope, the youngest member of the “Great Observatory” programme, has completed 15 years in space, IANS reports. The Great Observatories are four big-ticket space telescopes — Spitzer, Hubble Space Telescope, the Compton Gamma Ray Observatory ...

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Video game swastikas stir unease in Germany

WT24 Desk The first video game to depict Germany’s 1933-45 Nazi era uncensored, showing the swastika and Adolf Hitler, has stirred up debate over whether it’s an advance for artistic freedom or a new danger of radicalisation. “Through the Darkest ...

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Twitter CEO to testify before US House panel

WT24 Desk Twitter Inc’s chief executive will testify before a US House of Representatives committee on 5 September, the panel said on Friday, after some Republicans raised concerns about social media companies removing content from conservatives, Reuters reports. The House ...

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Facebook suspends hundreds of apps

WT24 Desk Facebook on Wednesday said it has suspended more than 400 of thousands of applications it has investigated to determine whether people’s personal information was being improperly shared, AFP reports. Applications were suspended “due to concerns around the developers ...

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