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Mortgage applications eke out 0.2% gain

It is fast becoming a tale of two mortgage markets, as interest rates move sideways and refinances dry up. Total mortgage application volume increased 0.2 percent last week on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association. Volume is 20 percent higher than the same week one year ago. Jeff J Mitchell | Getty Images There is now ... Read More »

New structural features of human hair discovered

Human hair structure has been studied extensively for more than 70 years, but a complete picture of its local structure has proven elusive. But now, by combining a submicron X-ray beam with cross-section geometry, a team of researchers has detected new structural features of human hair. Share: FULL STORY Electron Microscopy micrograph of human hair cross-section. The top region shows ... Read More »

Pluck hair in a specific pattern to grow new hair: Hair six times thicker in mice

Quorum sensing in hair population regeneration is shown. Credit: Courtesy of Cheng-Ming Chuong If there’s a cure for male pattern baldness, it might hurt a little. A team led by USC Stem Cell Principal Investigator Cheng-Ming Chuong has demonstrated that by plucking 200 hairs in a specific pattern and density, they can induce up to 1,200 replacement hairs to grow ... Read More »

Maruti Suzuki S-Cross Zeta limited edition launched at Rs 9.5 lakh

Maruti Suzuki had showcased a limited edition of the S-Cross crossover at the Auto Expo 2016 last month. This car gets exclusive cosmetic upgrades for personalisation and has finally reached dealerships at an ex-showroom price of Rs 9.5 lakh. This special edition is based on the DDiS 200 Zeta variant of the S-Cross. The cosmetic changes on the exterior include ... Read More »

Volvo S90 India debut in 2016

Volvo, the Swedish car maker, has plans to bring their latest creation, the Volvo S90 sedan to India by the end of this year. The S90 is Volvo’s flagship sedan and had been launched globally in the end of 2015. The S90 gets the new Volvo trademark – Thor’s hammer LED headlamps and the moustache-like vertically slatted chrome grille. The ... Read More »

New research clarifies how stem cells get activated to produce new hair

Stem cells residing in hair follicles are held in an inactive state for long periods of time. A new study shows that these quiescent periods are essential for maintaining the cells’ rejuvenating activity over time, and clarifies the mechanisms that bring the cells in and out of quiescence. Share: FULL STORY Hair follicle stem cells lacking the protein FOXC1 can ... Read More »

The Best Hair Removal Method You Aren’t Using

In the world of hair removal, everyone wants a budget-friendly option that promises to remove the hair quickly without traumatizing the body during the procedure, not to mention something that will keep the hair gone longer! That’s why sugaring seems to be the best alternative when it comes to getting rid of unwanted hair. Sugaring utilizes a gummy mix of ... Read More »

Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza launched at Rs 6.99 lakh

Maruti Suzuki has launched the much-anticipated Vitara Brezza for the Indian market at Rs 6.99 (ex-showroom Delhi) lakh. The compact SUV is a Ford EcoSport rival that will also compete with the Mahindra TUV300. The Vitara Brezza is completely developed in India and 98 per cent of the parts are produced in our country. Up front it is a bold ... Read More »

Toyota Vios gets new engine and gearbox in Thailand

Toyota in Thailand has updated its 2016 Vios saloon and the new version will cost between 599,000 and 749,000 baht (Rs 11.38 lakh to Rs 14.23 lakh). The car will debut at this month’s Bangkok Motor Show. Toyota’s updated Vios will have access to an E85 compatible engine (85 per cent ethanol, 15 per cent  gasoline). In addition to this, ... Read More »

Intel’s Brian Krzanich says 5G networking will let millions of drones roam the earth

Millions of drones, roaming the earth. No, it’s not a scene from The Terminator—it’s an example of what fifth-generation, or 5G, networking will eventually enable. Intel CEO Brian Krzanich used a small drone as a prop during a Monday panel at Mobile World Congress, where he discussed the impact of faster, stronger wireless networks on our lives. As Krzanich dandled ... Read More »