8 Cars With Bad Safety Ratings in 2015

March 24, 2017, 11:46 pm 0

Automotive safety has come a long way in the past 56 years, and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has had a lot to do with it. Founded in 1959, its goal was to im....

Teenager's Sickle Cell Disease Reversed Using a Pioneering Treatment to Change His DNA

March 3, 2017, 2:05 am 0

A French teenager's sickle cell disease has been reversed using a pioneering treatment to change his DNA. The world-first procedure at Necker Children's Hospital in Paris offers hope to millions of people with th....

The rise and Fall of Amit Singhal, the Former Google Star Fired by Uber

March 1, 2017, 12:04 am 0

Amitabh Kumar Singhal spent a childhood obsessed with Star Trek. On his parents’ black-and-white TV, Singhal would compulsively watch reruns of the science-fiction franchise and dream of building starship computers that ....

WHO lists antibiotic resistance bacteria

February 27, 2017, 11:22 pm 0

  The World Health Organisation (WHO), on Monday, published its first-ever list of antibiotic resistant “priority pathogens”, a catalogue of 12 families of bacteria that posed threat to human health. The list was release....

'How You Cook RIce Can Lead to Hypertension, Cancer' - Researchers

February 10, 2017, 1:18 pm 0

In the average home, rice is a must-eat food on a daily basis, especially when you have children around. It’s so easy to cook — or so many of us assume, what with the unceremonious ways we pour it into the po....

World's Longest Non-stop Commercial Flight Lands in New Zealand

February 7, 2017, 1:31 am 0

Qatar Airways flight from Doha to Auckland arrives after 14,535km trip which took 16 hours 23 minutes The world’s longest commercial flight has landed in New Zeal....

Facebook’s Oculus Ordered to Pay $500m in Suit on Stolen Tech

February 2, 2017, 2:33 am 0

A US jury Wednesday ordered Facebook and creators of its Oculus Rift to pay $500 million to gaming software firm ZeniMax in a lawsuit that claimed the virtual reality technology was stolen. The Texas jury made the award in a trial in whi....

Skip Breakfast and Risk Having Diabetes or High Blood Sugar - American Heart Association

February 1, 2017, 4:42 am 0

When people do eat breakfast daily, they’re less likely to have risk factors for cardiovascular disease like high cholesterol and elevated blood pressure. And people who skip this morning meal are more likely to have risk factors like obesity, p....

Facebook Live Can Now Be Broadcast From computers

January 12, 2017, 3:04 am 0

In the latest of a line of thirsty moves to increase live video output, Facebook released its newest batch of Updates for Publishers today....

How to Run Android Mobile Apps on Windows

January 10, 2017, 11:50 pm 0

You can run Android apps on a Windows PC or laptop using an Android emulator app. BlueStacks is one solution, but it's not entirely intuitive in use. YouWave and KoPlayer are alternatives for....

Toyota's space-age concept car for 2030

January 7, 2017, 2:17 am 0

AS THE WORLD races toward a driverless future of robo-cars, you’ll hear more and more complaints from gearheads who insist that they love driving. ....

Photos: Cars that Will Light Up 2017

January 2, 2017, 1:09 am 0

2017 promises to be an exciting year for electric cars as automakers, big and small, gear up for launches that they hope will lure more drivers away from the gas pump to a plug socket. Click through the gallery to see some of the battery....

WhatsApp Gold: Scammers Trick Mobile Phone Users Into Downloading Malware

December 30, 2016, 5:08 pm 0

Credulous WhatsApp users are being tricked into downloading 'WhatsApp Gold', an apparently 'exclusive' version of the app which actually ....

The CEO of Twitter Had His Account Suspended by Twitter

November 24, 2016, 12:15 am 0

“Just setting up my twttr…again” The chief executive of Twitter had his account briefly suspended becaus....

Boom, the New Supersonic Passenger Aeroplane to Fly New York to London in 3.5 hours

October 28, 2016, 1:08 am 0

This is Boom. Boom is a prototype for a new supersonic passenger aeroplane that will be able to fly New York to London in 3.5 hours, slightly quicker than Concorde used to. But that's not the clever bit. The smart thing about Boom is that it u....

WhatsApp Withdraws Support for a List of Mobile Phones from 31st Dec 2016 - see list

October 22, 2016, 2:59 am 0

Whatsapp is set to sideline a number of phone brands from its chat application as from December this year. As part of effort in bringing better services to their esteem customers, Whatsapp have decided to announce December 31st 2....

Six Startups Launched During the Lagos Startup Week

October 20, 2016, 2:36 am 0

With over 2000 +  entrepreneur  in attendance , 40 +events featuring the bigwigs of the Nigerian entrepreneurial ecosystems The Grand finale of the Lagos Startupweek  ended with 6 amazing startups launching several products .   ....

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Fridge Ruins Tomatoes - Scientists

October 17, 2016, 11:42 pm 0

This week in science news you can use, an international group of horticulturalists has published an extensive study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences looking at the effects of refrigeration on flavor com....

The World’s Best Private Jet – a Boeing 787

October 6, 2016, 3:10 am 0

FORGET First and Business class, this private passenger jet takes luxury travel to serious new heights. In a world first, a Boeing 787 Dreamliner has been transformed into an airborne penthouse apartment. The spacious aircraf....

HIV Cure: a 44-year-old Could Be First Person Cured of HIV Using a New Treatment

October 4, 2016, 6:23 am 0

A British man could become the first person in the world to be cured for HIV using a new t....

As NEC Endorses Adeosun, FG Disburses N50 billion‎ to States Under Budget Support Loan Facility

September 22, 2016, 2:02 pm 0

The National Economic Council (NEC) on Thursday endorsed the work of the President Muhammadu Buhari's Economic Management Team and specifically commended the Finance Minister, Kemi Adeosun and the Budget and Planning and Finance Minister, Udo ....

Research: How Posting on Facebook Affects Your Memory

September 18, 2016, 6:05 am 0

Posting about personal experiences on social media makes them easier to remember in the future, finds a new study—and no, it’s not just because F....

Walking Style May Indicate Aggressive Personality

September 17, 2016, 5:53 am 0

How aggressive a person is can be identified by the way they walk, finds a new study by the University of Portsmouth in the United Kingdom. This research could be useful in crime prevention to recognize people with an aggressive walk before an ag....

9 Benefits of Grapefruit You May Not Know

September 11, 2016, 1:31 am 0

1. An Incredible Lift to the Immune System Copious amounts of vitamin C helps prevent or fight the common cold. There are some indica....

Grapefruit May Increase or Decrease Drug Potency

September 11, 2016, 1:26 am 0

ruit is an essential part of a healthy diet. While it is recommended to eat a few servings of fruit each day, it is also important to note that certain fruits can interfere with the pharmacological action of certain medications. Some of these inte....

Caffeine May Complicate Blood Pressure Treatment and Diagnosis

September 9, 2016, 4:31 am 0

Drinking coffee before a blood pressure test can affect the results Coffee is popular around the world. In the United States, over 50 percent of people drink coffee, jo....

The First Four-door Bentley Able To Top 200 mph (322 km/h)

September 8, 2016, 2:44 am 0

Bentley is on a roll at the moment, having found its mojo with bruising cars capable of crossing continents without breaking a sweat. As more traditional versions of the....

China Puts Kids in Computer Coding Classes to Learn Programming

September 5, 2016, 2:03 am 0

Liu Shang tilted his head and sighed before tapping a plump finger on his computer's keyboard. When asked if there was a problem the sixth-grader shrugged, barely looked up from the screen and said, "Nah, this is too easy." ....

VIDEO: Facebook Mark Zuckerberg Live With Developers and Entrepreneurs in Lagos

August 31, 2016, 9:17 am 0

The Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder of Facebook, the largest social network in the world,Mark Zuckerberg who visited Lagos Nigeria on Tu....

An Electric-powered Plane That Can Take off From Your Garden, On Sale From 2018

August 26, 2016, 3:31 am 0

Imagine an aircraft that can be powered from a wall socket, take off from the garden, and with electric engines so quiet the noise won't bother the neighbors. That's the vision behind ....

Solar is the future of Energy in Nigeria - Executive Director Gennex Technologies

August 24, 2016, 11:18 pm 0

Gennex Technologies was founded by a seasoned team of power system engineers and energy executives with experience in engineering, business development and executive management in energy and power sector. BRANDINFO caught up with its Executive Dir....

​ How to stop unsolicited messages from MTN,Airtel,Glo, others

August 23, 2016, 11:31 am 0

Following a Direction to the telecommunications service providers in the country, the operators, will from July 1, 2016, activate the DO NOT DISTURB facility which gives subscribers the freedom to choose what messages to receive from the various netw....

The New Electric Mercedes 'Maybach Charges Faster than a Phone, Goes from 0-60 Under 4 Seconds

August 21, 2016, 6:26 am 0

THIS car is the latest luxury offering to be teased by Mercedes – a six-metre-long electric motor which can charge faster than your mobile phone. The Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 offers a glimpse into the future of driving, aiming to c....

What is Hypovolemic Shock? Symptoms and Treatment

August 18, 2016, 4:23 am 0

Hypovolemic shock is the medical term to indicate that a patient has a decreased amount of blood or blood plasma, resulting in further complications. There is more to the condition than just a lack of blood from bleeding....

Google Launches Video Chat app, Duo, to Compete With FaceTime, Skype and Messenger

August 16, 2016, 5:15 am 0

Google has launched its video chatting app, called Duo. It represents Google's response to other popular video calling options, including Apple's FaceTime, Microsoft's Skype and Facebook's Messenger. ....

HIV: Newly Discovered Component Could Lead To More Effective Drugs

August 15, 2016, 5:23 am 0

Scientists from the Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge and University College London - both in the United Kingdom - have uncovered key components of HIV, which they believe could lead to new approaches for drugs ....

Hay Fever Might Alter the Brain, By Honor Whiteman

August 10, 2016, 4:25 am 0

In mouse models of grass pollen allergy, researchers found that exposure to an allergen led to both the development of new neurons - or nerve cells - and reduced activity of immune cells in the hippocampus of the brain. The hippocampus i....

Appendicitis: Warning Signs and Early Symptoms

August 8, 2016, 12:43 am 0

Appendicitis is a condition in which the appendix becomes inflamed. Its symptoms can become very uncomfortable, painful, and potentially life-threatening if left untreated. Sudden ....

Soy May Prevent Diabetes, Heart Disease For Women With PCOS

August 8, 2016, 12:23 am 0

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common condition that affects how a woman's ovaries work. Woman with PCOS experienceirregular periods, high levels of "male hormones" in the body, and polycystic ovaries that become enlarged and contain ma....

Aerodynamic, Turbocharged 350 HP Engine Cobalt Aircraft Just Launched

August 4, 2016, 6:23 am 0

Looking more like a high-tech fighter than a light plane designed for private use, the Valkyrie from Cobalt aircraft has just been launched. With a canard front wing, sleek aerodynamic shape and a turbocharged 350 hp (260 kW) engine, the new Valky....

Amazon Drone Delivery Trials to Kick off in the UK

July 26, 2016, 8:40 pm 0

 Amazon approached the UK government last year to enquire about trialing its drone delivery technology. Amazon has found itself a new ally in its plans to get the Prime Air delivery service off the ground, today announcing a partnershi....

The First Round-the-world Solar Powered Flight Has Been Completed

July 26, 2016, 12:42 am 0

The first round-the-world solar powered flight has been completed, after the Solar Impulse aircraft touched down in Abu Dhabi. Bertrand Piccard piloted the plane for a final time, steering it safely from the Egyptian capital Cairo to the....

9 Reasons Why Internet Icon Yahoo is Declining

July 25, 2016, 5:58 am 0

Icon of the early days of the world wide web, Yahoo announced that it is selling its core business to Verizon. Until recently, the web portal and search engine had revenues higher than Twitter and LinkedIn, and its visitor numbers outst....

"Harpoon" Negates Need for Open-Heart Surgery

July 19, 2016, 8:31 am 0

Open-heart surgery is risky and can take patients months to recover from. Researchers at the University of Maryland Medical Center have developed a device that eliminates the need for such surgery for those suffering degenerative mitral regurgitat....

Don't Clean your Ear With Cotton Buds (Q-tip)

July 17, 2016, 2:25 am 0

It's something our parents told us time and time again - and doctors are constantly warning against the dangers of using cotton buds. But why exactly is it so bad for us ? If your ears are blocked with wax it can be tempt....

3D-Printing Pen Turns Bottles and Bags Into Statues and Spaceships

July 14, 2016, 2:16 am 0

3D-printing pens change plastic filaments into a gel that hardens when it hits the air, allowing users to create sculptures freehand. A new company thinks that using all that plastic is expensive and wasteful, and is aiming to create a new kind of....

Nissan Serena To Be the First Japanese Vehicle With Autonomous Drive

July 13, 2016, 8:28 am 0

You'd be hard pressed to find an auto manufacturer that isn't working day and night on autonomous driving technology. The latest to announce a big step forward is Nissan, which will be the first Japanese manufacturer to hit the market with....

Over 30 years Old? Use Heart Calculator to Check Your Heart True Age

July 11, 2016, 3:07 am 0

How healthy is your heart? Use this tool to find out if your heart age is higher or lower than your actual age.  Anyone over 30 can use the tool, even if you don't know your blood pressure and cholesterol. However, without these nu....

First Nigerian Made Tractor For Small-scale Farmers by Femi Odeleye

July 4, 2016, 1:17 am 0

Femi Odeleye is an automobile designer with more than 18 years of experience in design and engineering from both Africa and Europe. He obtained a BSc in Mathematics and Statistics from the University of Lagos, Nigeria and a BA in Automobile Design....

Electric Autonomous Buses Hit the Road in Switzerland

June 27, 2016, 4:39 pm 0

Autonomous buses hit the road in Switzerland Two autonomous buses will follow a route along the edge of the city of 33,000 residents and pass through pedestrian areas (Credit: Car Postal) Switzerland has joined a growing numb....

Elephantnose Fish Can Think Big Like Humans - University of Bonn

June 27, 2016, 4:21 pm 0

Small-brained elephantnose fish can think big like humans The elephantnosed fish has shown an almost mammalian level of sensory discrimination (Credit:Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London ) Fish may be smarter tha....

Malaria Battle: Indoor Spraying Has Unintended Consequence

June 21, 2016, 9:42 pm 0

Success of an indoor spraying campaign to combat malaria on an African island may have started a worrisome trend in local mosquito evolution. Since 2004, using pesticides inside homes has eradicated two of four malaria-spreading Ano....

I Brushed My Teeth With the World's First Bluetooth Toothbrush

June 20, 2016, 12:01 am 0

Being an adult is boring. It's a long checklist of necessary acts of maintenance that, in the end, fail us. That's why we rely on fun-enhancing phenomena like color runs and adult kickball leagues—and gadgets like Oral-B's new Blueto....

Three Astronauts Touch-down after 6 Months in Space

June 18, 2016, 4:38 am 0

Three Astronauts Touch-down after 6 Months in Space A three-man crew, including British astronaut Tim Peake, landed in the Kazakh steppe on Saturday after completing a six-month mission at the International Space Station....

How Digital Transformation is Helping African Businesses Survive

June 12, 2016, 4:12 am 0

Standard & Poor’s predicts that the South African economy will grow by only 0.8% in 2016. Three different finance ministers in four days, a downward trend in its stock market, and plummeting currency values are all contributing to the slowdown.....

Africa: Playground for Future Smart Cities

June 12, 2016, 3:48 am 0

Africa’s cities are well-positioned to rapidly transform through the greater use of advanced technology and data. Smart applications, revolutionising consumer and utility services are enabling service providers to capture data and apply powerful....

Nigeria Sets the Bar for Ridesharing in Africa

June 12, 2016, 3:40 am 0

At the start of the last century, just one in seven people worldwide lived in cities. Today it’s half, and by 2050, the UN predicts another 2.5 billion people will be living in urban areas. This has brought huge benefits, with the growth of c....

Mobile Technology Proven to Address Challenges Around Healthcare

June 12, 2016, 3:34 am 0

ViiV Healthcare, a global specialist HIV company, announced jointly with its global partners, Vodafone Foundation, the Elton John AIDS Foundation, ELMA Philanthropies and the United States Government through the United States Agency for Internatio....

NCC photos ‘confirms’ N330b fine deal with MTN Nigeria

June 11, 2016, 4:17 am 0

The Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) has just released photos of the meeting held yesterday with MTN Nigeria to close a settlement deal on the unprecedented N1.04 trillion fine imposed on the mobile phone company. Mr Tony Ojobo, D....

How to increase internet speed

June 11, 2016, 3:44 am 0

Whether you are at home or at work, having a fast and efficient Internet connection is a vital component of your daily life. Slow speeds and weak connections can be frustrating and even costly. As more Internet-ready devices make their way into ou....

Nigerian Public schools to be fully digital by 2017

June 8, 2016, 4:53 pm 0

Nigeria’s public schools will be equipped with technology skills and tools under an overarching vision to create a fully digital educational system by the year 2017. Internal documents of the Universal Service Provision Fund (USPF) rev....

Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) Wins European Award

June 8, 2016, 4:39 pm 0

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) this weekend bagged the 2016 European Society for Quality Research Award for Best Practices in Regulation. Tony Ojobo, Director Public Affairs, who represented Professor Umar Danbatta, the Exe....

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