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New diesel automatic variant for Hyundai Creta to be launched soon

Hyundai will soon offer a new diesel automatic variant for the Creta SUV. When it had launched the car in 2015, it was only offering the AT option with the diesel engine and that too in the top-spec SX+ variant. This new variant is an S+ diesel AT. Powering this variant is the 1.6-litre four-cylinder diesel engine producing 126bhp/265Nm of ... Read More »

Caught by a hair: Quick, new identification of hair may help crime fighters

Lily Huang crushes up the human hair prior to testing. Credit: Image courtesy of Queen’s University Crime fighters could have a new tool at their disposal following promising research by Queen’s professor Diane Beauchemin. Dr. Beauchemin (Chemistry) and student Lily Huang (MSc’15) have developed a cutting-edge technique to identify human hair. Their test is quicker than DNA analysis techniques currently ... Read More »

Stem cell progeny tell their parents when to turn on

Super-sonic signal: A signal from Transit-Amplifying Cells (TACs) activates stem cells in the hair follicle, researchers have found. Both types of cells appear in green (top), with TACs clustered lower down. The researchers identified the signal as Sonic Hedgehog. In experiments, such as this one (bottom), they disabled the signal, interfering with hair growth and regeneration. Credit: Image courtesy of ... Read More »

Twitter doles out stock, cash bonuses to retain talent: WSJ

Twitter has been sweetening employee compensation packages to retain talent as the company’s user growth stalls and it stock price slides, The Wall Street Journal reported. Four top executives left the company in January, the biggest leadership exodus since co-founder Jack Dorsey returned as chief executive last year. The departures added to concerns about the company’s ability to make its ... Read More »

Best,practices,for,ingrown,hair,or,’razor,bumps’

Ingrown hair, also known as “razor bumps,” are a common skin condition, particularly in people whose hair has the tendency to curl back or grow sideways in a hair follicle. The result often looks like acne, consisting of tiny round bumps, some of which have a visible hair trapped inside them. They also can be accompanied by pustules and skin ... Read More »

Next-gen Nissan Micra rendering shows off the car’s new design

The fifth generation of the Nissan Micra is being developed and a new rendering shows off what could be close to the final production version. The redesigned car is expected to be unveiled officially next year. This next-gen Micra’s design borrows design traits from the Nissan Sway concept. The derived elements include the characteristic Nissan V-shaped grille, sleek headlamps, an ... Read More »

Mahindra launches the NuvoSport at Rs 7.35 lakh

Mahindra has launched the NuvoSport for the Indian market at Rs 7.35 lakh (ex-showroom Thane). This is a sub four-metre compact SUV that replaces the Quanto in Mahindra‚Äôs lineup and is underpinned by the same modular platform found in the Scorpio and TUV300. There are six variants with one engine option, two transmissions and available in five colours. The NuvoSport ... Read More »

Benefits of home staging

Home staging as a concept has been catching on fast in most big cities where living costs are expensive. Home staging essentially means that the interior decorations and furnishing of homes or properties are done by the owner or the landlords to increase the potential of their property in the home market. Not only does it fetch better prices for ... Read More »

Porsche’s next-gen Panamera V6 and Turbo spotted on test

The second generation of the Porsche Panamera has been spied testing near Weissach, Germany. The test mules of both the standard V6 and the powerful Turbo were sighted taking rounds back to back. If one looks closely beyond the pseudo headlamps and tail lamps, one can see the redesigned car, which still has the familiar styling of the current model. ... Read More »

Facebook’s Zuckerberg meets with China’s propaganda chief

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg held a rare meeting with China’s propaganda chief, at a time when Chinese authorities are tightening control over their cyberspace. Liu Yunshan told Zuckerberg in their meeting Saturday that he hopes Facebook can share its experience with Chinese companies to help “Internet development better benefit the people of all countries,” China’s official Xinhua News ... Read More »