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Trump to renew efforts to send American astronauts to Moon

Spokesman Hogan Gidley said US President Trump's move is based on recommendations from the National Space Council...

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ALERT! These Chinese Apps steal all your information

Indian Army has asked its troops near Chinese border to format their smartphones and delete nearly 42 apps including WeChat, Truecaller and UC Browser. The move was on the back of intelligence reports that these apps destructive to national security due to possible links to Chinese hackers...

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Googly by Google: Two-wheeler mode pops up in Maps

There are many places in India where even cars can’t go through but two wheelers can. Taking this into mind Google Maps has introduced Two-wheeler mode in India. There are a lot of people in the world who ride motorcycles. So it will be beneficial to them...

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Over 1500 participants attended Rajasthan Digi Fest 2017

At least 1581 participants from various parts of India took part in Rajasthan Digi Fest 2017 that was kicked off Udaipur on Saturday to mark the succession to the string of IT festivals that the state government has been hosting...

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Robotic technology to snatch 800 million jobs by 2030: Study

A new study by McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) has found that robot automation will take over up to 800 million jobs around the world by 2030. The study, conducted on 46 countries and 800 occupations, says that with a higher dependency on robot automation 20% of the global work force will no longer be needed while more than 33% of the workforce in developed nations may need to be retrained for other jobs...

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1st 'Made in India' robot

During the opening ceremony of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) 2017, held in Hyderabad, PM Modi and Ivanka Trump pressed the button on the first Indian made robot- Mitra. It is a humanoid robot which interacts, helps you and learns on the move. It was developed by a Bangalore-based startup, Invento Robotics founded by Balaji Vishwanathan who hopes that the robot will be employed at banks, hotels and corporates...

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YouTube Go app launched in India; will tackle buffering even at low data speed

Do you have low connectivity of internet and not able to watch YouTube videos properly? Then you need not worry because YouTube has launched YouTube Go app which works even on low data speed...

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Hyderabad Metro will adopt Driver-less technology soon

Have you ever travelled by a train which runs without a driver? If not then you may get a chance do travel by a driver-less train as Hyderabad Metro will soon adopt driver-less technology...

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Slowing down of Earth’s Rotation Speed could deter massive earthquakes in 2018

Few days ago earthquake of around 6.9 struck at the Indo-China border, prior to that even Mexico got hit by the worst earthquake this time with magnitude of around 8.2! Scientists have observed the reason behind this increasing numbers of earthquakes this year. The reason is ‘Speed of Earth’s Rotation’. ..

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Toyota and Suzuki partners together to bring electric vehicles to India by 2020

India’s leading car companies Toyota and Suzuki have joined their hands to make electric car for our country. Both the companies have signed a memorandum of understanding which will see both companies working together for introducing electric vehicles (EVs) in the Indian market by around 2020...

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India to host Global Conference on Cyber Space for first time ever

In present time cybersecurity is a big issue globally. India is also moving to a digital era. Hence against this backdrop, focusing on a Secure and Inclusive Cyberspace for Sustainable Development, India will host the Global Conference on Cyber Space. The Curtain Raiser events will be held from 20th November...

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Scientific Breakthrough: Soon ‘Editing’ your ‘DNA’ will be Reality

We humans often think about the illnesses that are passed on to us from our parents! Or sometimes even people feel bad that how can we not let our children affect due to us? The disease normally get pass on which we call as ‘hereditary’! But scientists have invented breakthrough discovery about ‘editing genes’. ..

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Ta-dah! Soon charge your cellphones on your go, anywhere, anytime

Today in our daily schedule we are totally dependent on our cellphones; take it for reading calendar, writing down important reminders, alarms, using internet for every question and the list goes on! Besides making calls we use cellphones for many things where it becomes necessary for us to keep our cell phones all charged up! Also people carry their power banks, chargers everywhere they travel but still this gets burdening and hectic at times, isn’t it?..

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Firefox challenges Chrome with new browser ‘Quantum’

Firefox has thrown a challenge to Google Chrome and its users with the launch of its 'fast new Firefox' - Quantum. It took a year for Firefox to complete the project. Firefox Vice President, Product, Nick Nguyen said that the firm won't rest until Quantum becomes the average internet user's primary browser, overtaking Chrome. Assuring that Quantum is good enough to be a primary browser, Nguyen said, "My biggest fear is that people won't try it."..

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NASA discloses mind blowing picture of Jupiter

NASA recently unveiled the stunning picture of the giant planet. The picture is of Jupiter’s southern hemisphere. The beautiful picture of Gas Giant will leave you astonished. The picture was captured by NASA’s Juno space craft on October 24...

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Adopting space technology ISRO will help ‘alert’ people at unmanned level railway crossings

Indian Space Research Organization collaborated with Ministry of Railways to help save lives of people who die due to unmanned level railway crossings. With the help of space technology, ISRO will warn road users through ‘hooters’ once a train approaches an unmanned level crossing. ..

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UN Chief urges to accelerate climate action

Climate change related disasters are occurring in several countries while pollution is also bothering the world constantly. Temperature change to melting of ice in Antarctica, the effects of climate change are worsening in the entire world. Against this backdrop, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has called on the global community to redouble efforts to help countries respond to climate shocks, especially the most vulnerable...

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Now you can tweet 280 characters on Twitter!

After months of speculation, Twitter has finally increased the character limit for tweets to 280. The move is said to be an attempt to draw more users onto the micro-blogging site. The doubled character limit is available across all languages except Japanese, Korean, and Chinese since they didn’t have space limitation issues...

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NASA using the opportunity of asteroid flyby to test global warning network

NASA has predicted that an asteroid will safely pass by Earth at a distance of approximately 26,000 miles (42,000 kilometers). Though the asteroid is “pretty close” compared to normal distance there is not any chance to hit us. But Scientists are using this appearance of the small asteroid with bigger aim to test Earth’s international warning network...

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Windows Phone is officially dead now!

Microsoft has officially announced the end of Windows Phone, as its Vice President Joe Belfiore confirmed that the firm will no longer focus on Windows 10 Mobile features and hardware...

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Now grow your merchandise with ‘WhatsApp Business’ app, launches soon

WhatsApp is launching a new app - WhatsApp Business - a new business model it is currently testing in India. Listed separate from WhatsApp app, the new app's logo has 'B' inside the green conversation bubble. ..

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EasyJet announced plans to build electric plane

A flight from Paris to London could operate by an electric plane by 2027. EasyJet revealed a prototype which has wings equipped with electric motors. EasyJet is hoping to turn science fiction into science fact...

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Now tweet your feelings with more words; Twitter confirmed to double 140-character limit

Twitter is likely to increase its 140-character limit to 280 characters to address users' concerns of restricted space. Twitter is currently testing its plan as it's allowing a small group of users to tweet using 280 characters in various languages...

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Indians spend 4 hours every day on mobile apps: Report

The active smartphone users in India spend more than 4 hours a day on mobile apps, according to analytics firm App Annie. India was among the top 5 markets in terms of time spent on mobile apps in May 2017. Other four countries include South Korea, Mexico, Brazil and Japan, where users spent about 5 hours doing the same...

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Elon Musk’ Neutralink receives $27 million through fundraising to build brain computers

Washington, 6 September: We often watch Marvel movies wherein we love the actor connecting his brain to the computer. What if this happens soon in the near future? Amazing, right? Well, Elon Musk is one of the firsts to execute this brilliant idea in real life. He wants to connect the brain directly to a computer, and investors are ready to make that science fiction a reality. Musk’s startup Neutralink has raised $27 million of a technically still-open funding round that could grow to $100 million.&n..

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Read! How to survive from new ransomware breach ‘Locky’; Govt issues ALERT

The Centre has issued an alert regarding a new malware ‘Locky Ransonware’ that locks computers and demands ransom for unlocking them. Electronics and IT Additional Secretary Ajay Kumar tweeted that an alert regarding spam spreading Locky Ransomware was issued by Indian Computer Emergency Response Team yesterday...

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Hackers target celebrities on Instagram, contact details of public personalities revealed

Instagram has revealed a flaw in its systems revealed "a number of" stars' phone numbers and email addresses to cyber-attackers. ..

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Spyware threat: Google removes 500 apps!

Google has removed at least 500 apps from Play Store due to a spyware threat. The action was prompted by a report by US-based cyber security firm Lookout which stated that more than 500 apps in Play Store can spread spyware on smartphones...

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Google launched this feature and it's awesome!

In a welcoming move, search giant Google has added a six-second video preview to its mobile search results. The search engine will use its machine learning capabilities to analyses the entire video and decide what 6-sec part should be taken for preview...

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Now talk to Google in 8 Indian languages

You can now talk to your Google Assistant in your own language. Google announced that its voice search will now support the languages Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu. The company revealed that the search has been customized to understand Indian accents better...

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Facebook’s chatbots shut down after they start talking to each other in their ‘own’ language

The theory of ‘Artificial Intelligence’ has taken the world over by excitement. Countries like Japan, U.S, China and many others are experiment the AI robots. And recently, Facebook abandoned an experiment after two artificially intelligent programs appeared to be chatting to each other in a strange language only they understood...

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Facing Sexual Harassment issues at the workplace? Register online complaint on ‘SHe–Box’ portal

Facing Sexual Harassment issues at the workplace? Now you don’t need to worry as Minister of Women and Child Development Maneka Sanjay Gandhi launched an online complaint management system titled Sexual Harassment electronic–Box (SHe-Box)...

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New High altitude cloud physics observatory in Kerala used for predicting monsoon rainfall

In order to observe cloud and rain processes over the region with state of the art observations, a high altitude cloud physics observatory has been established at Munnar, Kerala, in the Western Ghats, the region which is a gateway for the monsoon of India...

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With ‘She-box’, Women can now file complaints regarding sexual harassment at workplace

In order to enable women employees of the government to file complaints regarding sexual harassment at workplace. Today the Ministry of Women and Child Development launched ‘She- box’ Sexual Harassment e-complaint box...

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Telangana to provide students end-to-end details through web portal

Telangana will be the first state in India which will have all details of the student with just one click. Telangana soon to bring a web portal which hosts all the details of candidates who are studying or passed out from class X to PhD level...

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Unique hydrogel 5 times stronger than steel could create artificial human organs too

As we age years towards a new future, the field of science and technology advances more and more creating revolutionary inventions. Today, a paraplegic can be provided with artificial limbs and with the speed that the technology is advancing, we are not far behind before we can create a man-made human being. However, researchers in Japan have developed a new gel that is stronger than any metal like steel. The flexibility of the jello could help the scientists to heal our bodies and develop biological ..

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Ready to watch light from the new Russian satellite, the brightest man-made object in the sky

Russia has always amused the World with its new discoveries and innovations in the Science field. Russia has successfully launched its missile which is going to be a new source of light in the sky. The Russian Satellite is Mayak, the Russian word for "beacon," set to become the third brightest object behind only the sun and the moon. Moscow Polytechnic University has developed this satellite. This wonder will use a giant mirror to become the brightest man-made object in the sky...

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Telangana’s special portal ‘Janahitha’ to resolve public grievances

Maintaining transparency in all aspects and putting all out efforts to resolve the issues of people living in remote areas in the state, Telangana government launched a special portal ‘Janahitha’ to receive public grievances at Suryapet Collectorate...

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‘Sohum’ screening device to diagnose newborn babies hearing damage

A low-cost indigenously developed hearing screening device, ‘Sohum’ for newborns was formally launched to make this battery-operated non-invasive device available across the country to cater nearly 26 million babies born every year in India...

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The underwater robot starts its probe inside nuclear disaster hit Fukushima plant

Nuclear Disaster at Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant in 2011 is considered as the second most dangerous disaster in the world. Radiation emanated from the power plant contaminated the soil of the total area leading to forced evacuation of all local civilians. To examine the damaged part of Fukushima nuclear reactor, the underwater robot has started its operation...

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Now technology will help in conversion of ‘Sea Water’ into ‘Drinking Water’

In order to solve water issues in India, the National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT) comes up with the technology which will help in generating drinking water by transforming sea water. NIOT has indigenously developed and demonstrated Low-Temperature Thermal Desalination (LTTD) technology for conversion of sea water to drinking water..

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Want to install solar rooftop systems? 'ARUN' app will guide you, know how!

An easy to use mobile app ‘ARUN’ launched for the promotion of solar rooftop systems and assistance of installations of solar rooftop systems. This App is a simple which will be useful for layman or an agency for installation of Solar Rooftop in their premises. The App is developed by National Informatics Centre (NIC), Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE)...

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Android app to bridge between blood donors and recipients in Hyderabad

An android application developed with an aim to bridge the gap between the blood donor and recipients institutions that the blood is donated to. The app is developed by a group of engineering students from city-based colleges of Hyderabad...

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India electrifying a remote village in Egypt with solar project

The technological innovation and capability of India is not only helping our nation but also other countries. A solar project with state-of-the-art technology has been launched in a remote village in Egypt. The village named Agaween village is in the Western Desert in Matrouh Governorate, close to the Libyan border. The off grid system is ideal for remote locations...

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India electrifying a remote village in Egypt with solar project

The technological innovation and capability of India is not only helping our nation but also other countries. A solar project with state-of-the-art technology has been launched in a remote village in Egypt. The village named Agaween village is in the Western Desert in Matrouh Governorate, close to the Libyan border. The off grid system is ideal for remote locations...

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Need ‘Smart Wallet’ in your kitty? It is Thief-Proof, Trackable and acts as Power-Bank

In the digital world today, it seems that papers, documents, wallets are taking a shape of ‘digital’. Who wants the ‘Smart Wallet’! Smart Wallet captures the picture of the one who steals it, charges your cell phone, provides you with Wi-Fi hotspot and much more! Of course, everyone will love to have such ‘Wallet’ in their kitty...

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India develops low cost wireless communication system to aid disaster management

Researchers from 6 Indian institutes, including IIT-Kharagpur and IIM-Calcutta, have developed a low-cost and fast deployable wireless communication infrastructure, project DiSARM: Post-Disaster Situation Analysis and Resource Management that is driven by human mobility to aid disaster management services...

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Punjab to get India’s 1st Technology and Innovation Support Center soon

Entrepreneurship and enhancing social, economic and cultural development is important to foster creativity and innovation in India. To stimulate a dynamic, vibrant and balanced Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) system, India’s first Technology and Innovation Support Center (TISC) at Patent Information Centre is planned to be opened in Punjab. The institution will run under the World Intellectual Property Organization’s (WIPO) TISC program...

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Maharashtra launched Asia's 1st 'Mangrove' app

Making it a first in the whole of Asia and India, a subsidiary of Godrej Group launched a mobile application on mangroves. The Godrej Mangroves app is Asia’s first mobile app dedicated solely to the mangrove ecosystem. Conceived and developed by Godrej & Boyce. The app covers 22 mangrove and associated species found in Maharashtra...

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New Telecom Policy will be Application driven: Manoj Sinha

As India is heading towards a digital economy, that requires proper connection to Digital India program. To make a different communication system, the communication ministry is working on a new Telecom Policy which will be application driven as compared to National Telecom Policy, 2012. The old policy was connection driven. The Minister of Communications Manoj Sinha spoke at a seminar in New Delhi on the topic of ICT: Engendering New Governance Structure...

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Civil Aviation Ministry starts consulting stakeholders to upgrade AirSewa

Passengers comfort and convenience is important for air business. In last November, AirSewa web portal and mobile app were launched to make air travel convenient and hassle-free. Now Civil Aviation Ministry wants to upgrade AirSewa. The department invited a meeting to invite suggestions for designing AirSewa 2.0. Nodal Officers of all stakeholders like Airlines, Airports, Immigration, Customs, DGCA, attended the meeting. ..

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Navigation gets easy as Google Maps add new blue roads feature for Mumbaikars to help during rains

While several get stranded during rainfall in Mumbai, getting stuck in between roads; no matter navigation tool too doesn’t helps! Google India had decided to add new blue coloured roads on its Google Maps especially for the users of Mumbai city...

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New app ‘OK Boys’ to drive drunken person home safely in Hyderabad

In order to curb the drink and driving cases in Hyderabad, a group of youngsters from the city come up with the new application named ‘OK Boys’. This application is meant to provide a licensed driver to drive the drunken person home safely...

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Now a phone that doesn't need battery!

US scientists, including those of Indian-origin, have developed a phone that runs without a battery. It harvests the power needed from ambient radio signals and light. The team made a Skype call using the battery-free phone, which was built with components already available in the market. This was made possible by eliminating the power-hungry process of converting analogue signals into digital data...

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The future orbital station of Russia will be free of service life limit

Russia has always amused the world with its innovation in Science and Technology. Currently, Russia is planning for an orbiter may replace the International Space Station (ISS) after 2024. The specialty of this orbiter would be free of any service life limits. As per the local report, it will comprise fully replaceable modules...

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‘Web Application’ launched to provide free legal services to prisoners

With a responsibility to provide legal assistance among other things to all persons in custody, National Legal Services Authority (NALSA) on Thursday launched a ‘Web Application’ for free legal services to prisoners. The web application will also help in generating reports showing the total number of inmates, the number of inmates unrepresented, the number of inmates represented by legal services lawyers and the number of inmates represented by private lawyers...

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Delhi commuters to get ‘Driverless Metro’ train by October

Delhi commuters will be able to travel on the first driverless Metro train on the Magenta Line from Janakpuri West to Botanical Garden. The Magenta Line, which was expected to be ready by June, will now be partially open to the public in October this year...

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Because God is ‘watching’! Be safe on roads, Gods in cars warn you to ‘Drive Slowly and Safely’

Do you know, most of the people die due to high-speed driving! Despite of many initiatives like awareness, billboard, and kiosk ads on roadways people often tend to ignore these signs ‘carelessly’. But Indians only take the things seriously when it comes under God’s rituals, said by godmen, culture etc. Yes now the God will tell you to stop driving with high speed...

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Sigh of relief ! With a wearable device ‘Diabetes’ can now be detected through your ‘sweat’

Do you feel like eating sugar but you hold yourself back? Diabetes makes your life ‘Controlled’ in many ways as you cannot consume products which contain sugar. But early detection of Diabetes can help you manage your sugar consumption levels. Now scientists have developed a new wearable device that can help manage diabetes by monitoring the patient's sweat, an advance that may spell the end for painful needle jabs...

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India promotes ‘Make in India’ theme at BIO International Convention & Exhibition 2017, USA

The positive discussions during Biotechnology Innovation Organisation (BIO) International Convention and Exhibition 2017 will lead to a lot of new opportunities for Indian start-up companies in Science and Technology, said Minister of State for Science and Technology and Earth Sciences Y. S. Chowdary...

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India, Russia celebrates 10 years of partnership in Science and Technology

The co-operation in Science and Technology is one of the strong grounds in Indo-Russia relationship. Department of Science & Technology, New Delhi and Russian Foundation for Basic Research, Moscow are also celebrating the 10th year of their partnership along with India-Russia 70 years of diplomatic relation. Both the nations have agreed to put effort for start-up companies and entrepreneurs and to establish Indo-Russian Bridge for Innovation. An MOU on the India-Russia unified technology assessment ..

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‘Celebrating Yoga’ Mobile App launched with a purpose to popularize Yoga

With an aim to connect people through Yoga for scientific healthy living, ‘Celebrating Yoga’ Mobile App is launched. The App was launched with a purpose to popularize Yoga and call people for participating in it for a scientifically healthy living...

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UAE to get 10 times faster WiFi at over 400 places for seven days starting from tomorrow

Good news for internet users in the United Arab Emirates as you guys are going to get 10 times much better speed than normal ones for seven days. Notably, to celebrate World WiFi Day on June 20, WiFi UAE will be increasing the speed by up to 10 times, all the way through to Eid Al Fitr which aims to enhance UAE residents' happiness through connectivity...

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Read about “Little Sunfish” robot who can swim underwater

We may not combat natural calamity but with the help of technology the damages can be recovered to some extent. Japanese industrial group headed by Toshiba has designed a robot which can run underwater. The robot is called “little sunfish” will examine the damaged part of Fukushima nuclear reactor. The developers have planned to deploy it in July. The size is a loaf of bread and comfortably fits into two outstretched hands close together...

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Come practice Yoga Asanas perfectly with ‘Vibrating Yoga Pant’

Yoga has always been well practised in India. It has made people try and improvise their ‘asanas’ in which they may not always succeed. Recently, a US-based machine learning oriented fashion company Wearable X has introduced new-age yoga pants that have inbuilt artificial intelligence (AI) to help perfect yoga postures...

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Read about the “gold farmer” of S Africa who uses wheat to recover gold

Wheat transformed to gold- seems like magic. A South African has discovered the way of this miracle. Everyone’s favorite yellow metal can be harvested from wheat crops grown on mine dumps. South African geologist Tshiamo Legoale has won an international science competition, FameLab presenting a paper on this. She is the first South African to win this award. When Mine dump is very harmful, this innovation will help to reduce pollution...

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Intel India set to invest Rs 1,100 Crore to expand its research and development centre in Bengaluru

Intel India, the US-based chip design company, is all set to invest Rs 1,100 Crore in expanding its research and development centre. The announcement was made on Wednesday causing a ripple of happiness in the IT capital of India, as this will make the facility the largest such centre outside the US...

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ICT is key to promoting inclusive development in India: Manoj Sinha

Minister of Communications Manoj Sinha said that ICT has been utilized in India as a key enabler of governance, based on the principles of ‘Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas’...

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Javadekar felicitates National Science Talents of 2016-17

Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar Wednesday felicitates National Science Talents of the Year 2016-17 in New Delhi. The winners were awarded with mementos and certificates by the Minister...

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Going back to origin! Ancient Animal Park in North Russia

If someone questions you name an ancient animal the first answer comes to your mind is dinosaurs. The over-hyped Hollywood movies have created a concept which makes us less aware of ancient animals. Paleontologists are working hard to trace the source of human physiology but we hardly recognize their work. To grow interested in this amazing history, a Park has been opened in North Russia, Kotlas. The park is full of full-size sculptures of ancient animals..

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With unusual warning of State-Sponsored Cyber attacks, Microsoft releases new security patches

Microsoft is the most used operating system worldwide. Governmental institutions, offices, schools, colleges, Universities almost everywhere we can see the use of Microsoft. In last month, the world was combating with a cyber attack from a ransom war WannaCry. At least 75000 computers were affected globally due to this attack. To prevent the spread of the malware, Microsoft on Tuesday issued a "highly unusual" patch for Windows XP, Windows Vista, and all other users...

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How facebook’s disasters map Work?

Facebook has introduced disaster maps feature for providing critical information during natural disasters. The website will offer location density maps, movement maps and safety check maps that will help aid search and rescue efforts. Facebook will share this information with UNICEF, Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and the World Food Programme...

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Disaster Management: Facebook, UNICEF come together to give ‘safety check maps’ to help people

Facebook is now extending its hand to save lives during natural calamities and disaster by creating disaster maps. Facebook along with UNICEF set to build safety maps to help people during the disaster or natural calamity...

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Thank You Jio, India reaches 15th spot in 4g availability globally

Thanks to the Jio launch that attracted 100 million subscribers in its first six months, India has reached 15th spot in the 4G availability globally, a survey by London-based wireless coverage mapping company OpenSignal revealed. According to OpenSignal’s “State of LTE” report, India had 71.6 per cent 4G availability in the third quarter of 2016 which jumped to 81.6 per cent in the first quarter of 2017. ..

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Bangalore’s free Wi-Fi services to entertain bus traveler during their journey

The Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) is coming up with new initiative, has started a free trial of Wi-Fi services in 10 AC bus. The BMTC has planned to arrange Wi-Fi services in 200 AC buses which includes those buses which runs on Kempe Gowda International Airport routes. Meanwhile, a few buses running on Hebbal- Silk Board and Chikkabanavara-Majestic routes are provided by free Wi-Fi service...

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To popularize science among mass Haryana plans to develop Science City like Kolkata

Inaugurated on 1st July 1997, Kolkata science city is a famous center of attraction in the city. Haryana has planned to build a Science City on the lines of famous Kolkata Science City. The Chief Minister of Haryana, Manohar Lal Khattar met Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State for Culture and Tourism in Delhi to discuss the project. The project will be developed by the National Council of Science Museums (NCSM) under Ministry of Culture. ..

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Smooth surfing happy user! Google to block annoying ads in chrome from 2018

There is not a single person who uses Google Chrome on regular basis and not annoyed with ads. In middle of an important work, the pop-ups really irritate users. Google has started initiatives to provide a better surfing platform to users. Chrome users will see fewer ads from 2018...

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Withdrawal of ‘Internet addiction’ can cause you anxiety and high BP; read here briefly!

The advent of internet from circa 90s has changed the entire dynamics of the technology sector. Today, technology to us means internet which is only a small part of the giant sea. A person could die without internet today and well, that’s the whole problem. Everyone needs validation on how they look on social media and are in a nutshell, somewhat stalkers. Internet has made the world a ‘Global Village’ but nobody saw the disadvantages coming our way...

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Enough of ‘SmartPhones’! Now just plug this new device and convert your home into ‘SmartHome’!

The Internet today has turned our lives upside down. Without Internet our life is just incomplete.The promise of the Internet of Things is to embed sensors and connectivity capabilities in everyday household objects, allowing for automation, remote control and granular information. However, replacing all the things people already own with smart objects can be an expensive proposition. Additionally, there are a wide range of standards and protocols used in different IoT ecosystems. What if you could ..

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India soon to enter into ‘High Speed Internet’ Era with ISRO’s launch of 3 new satellites

The dream of Prime Minister Narendra Modi – Digital India has paved the way to ‘Reality’ as India soon will enter into the ‘High Speed’ Internet Era. The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is looking forward to launching three more communication satellites in coming months...

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India’s first fleet of Electronic Vehicle is launched in Nagpur

In big cities due to overuse of fuel, pollution is a difficult issue to combat. A number of vehicles increase day by day leading to more pollution. In the solution to that, Nagpur becomes the first city in India to receive an electric fleet of 200 electric vehicles, including taxis, buses, e-rickshaw and autos. This has promoted the necessary of the electric vehicle in India. Road Transport and Highways Minister, Nitin Gadkari has stated government’s aim to initiate a green project. Along with him, ..

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BSNL aims to achieve satellite phone service for all in 2 years

State-run BSNL has taken an appreciable endeavor to extend satellite phone services for all citizens in two years, which will provide a service that is immune to breakdown during natural calamities...

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World’s 1st Robot Police ‘Robocop’ goes ‘On-Duty’ to make Dubai safe and happy

Dubai Police has welcomed a new member on to its force, the world's first operational robot policeman. He doesn't need a visa, medical insurance or hours of training, and he is ready to engage with Dubai's residents and millions of tourists across the city's streets. ..

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Did you know! World's strongest material is made of ‘Soybean’

In a breakthrough, Scientists at Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) in Australia have developed a novel "GraphAir" using soybean to make the world's strongest material graphene. Graphene is a carbon material that is one atom thick. Its thin composition and high conductivity means it is used in applications ranging from electronics to biomedical devices. Previously, graphene was grown in a highly-controlled environment with explosive compressed gases, requiring long ..

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Do you know the birthplace of mankind? It’s not Africa but Europe, scientists claim

The question about the birthplace of humankind is yet unknown. Scientists from around the world have allegedly said that Africa is the continent which saw the traces of the evolution of humankind 5 billion years ago. Even, Charles Darwin speculated that it was “probable” that Africa was the cradle of humans because our two closest living relatives—chimpanzees and gorillas—live there. But no concrete evidences have come our way to conclude that. However, scientists have traced the first hominid species ..

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World’s Largest Aircraft ‘Airlander 10’ rose up in the sky again; successfully completes test flight

The world’s largest aircraft, Airlander 10 successfully completed its test-flight this weekend. The hybrid aircraft dubbed the Airlander 10 merges the technology from airplanes, helicopters and airships. At a massive 302 feet long, Airlander 10 is the largest aircraft flying currently...

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‘SEVA’ app launched to help track coal movement and address complaints

With the aim to increase the Consumer Connect as well as the Transparency and Accountability in Coal dispatch, Power Ministry launched the Saral Eindhan Vitaran (SEVA) Application on Tuesday. SEVA is a part of ‘Digital India’ initiative, developed in-house by Coal India Limited (CIL) for power sector consumers...

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‘Start Up India Summit’ begins in UAE today; focus on 4 individual tech sectors to boost India

An Indian startup is on track to become the world's first-ever private company to land on the moon while another offers an innovative breast cancer screening software. They are among 18 high-tech entities which are getting ready to take part in the 2 day Start-up India Summit in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. The summit will focus on four sectors - Artificial Intelligence, FinTech, TechHealth and Software. A two day “Start up India Summit” will begin in Abu Dhabi, UAE, today...

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Wanna Smile! 19 year old Indian teen finds solution for ‘Wanna Cry’

A 19-year old Assam techie, Indrajeet Bhuyan and his friend Hrishikesh Barman claim to have found a solution for Wanna Cry ransomware. Named 'Wannasmile', solution includes a couple of batch files that people can download and install on their systems to prevent attacks. The batch files work on all the machines irrespective of its connectivity to internet...

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Update your Windows systems right now to protect from ‘WannaCry’!

Tech giant, Microsoft has issued updates for users to prevent their computer and laptop from being targeted by next 'WannaCry'. A security update for Windows 10 with 18 security updates, Windows XP, Windows 8 & Windows Server 2003 has been released...

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World in the shackles of ‘WannaCry Ransomeware Global Attack’ – Read how to stay away from it?

The whole world has been groped in the shackles of “WannaCry” syndrome! Hold on, for some people this is the new concept. The whole world is reeling under ‘Global Cyber Attack’. Let us get in detail- What is “WannaCry”? Why it is so much hyped?..

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India is not facing any serious impact of global ransomware: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Cyber attack has become a dangerous threat worldwide. In this situation, keeping strategic and sensitive data safe is very important for country’s security. The malicious softwares blocks access to data unless a ransom is paid. To secure the safety, it is instructed by Centre to use stand-alone computers in the mentioned fields to store data and critical information...

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Bacteria is harmful but it may reduce size of tsunami

Tsunami hits Japan very often. The latest one in 2011 destroyed the Fukushima nuclear chamber. To combat this natural evil, A team at the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology Kochi Institute for Core Sample Research is studying how to mitigate the size of tsunami like that of the 2011 disaster using bacteria...

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Maharashtra CM calls for blending traditional & modern science

Speaking at the valedictory function of 5th Bharatiya Vigyan Sammelan here in Pune at the Fergusson College campus on Sunday, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis called for attaining confluence of traditional and modern sciences to show a new vision of development of our society...

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Jordan steps forward to deal ‘cyber-crime’ attacks spillover

Jordan has taken several measures to prevent any damage after an unprecedented global cyber-attack that wreaked havoc in more than 100 countries. Jordan started issuing messages to public agencies and civil servants outlining ways to deal with such attacks, especially via e-mails...

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Rathore inaugurates 5th Bharatiya Vigyan Sammelan & Expo in Pune

The 5th Bharatiya Vigyan Sammelan & Expo, organised by Vijnana Bharati is inaugurated by Union Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore in Pune..

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Trust in technology is crucial to empower people

Satya Nadella, CEO Microsoft..

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Scientific, technological developments are a key to nation’s success: Prez Pranab

The scientific and technological developments are a key to any nation’s success. India is one of the top-ranking countries in the field of basic research. Indian science has progressed to become one of the most powerful instruments of knowledge said President Pranab Mukherjee while speaking on National Technology Day Celebrations yesterday. ..

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Let us value ‘humans’ first in this era of ‘technology’ on #NationalTechnologyDay

“Technology is best when it brings people together” well quoted as people today are drowned in the era of technology so much that we don’t have one to one interactions with our people. Like every coin has two sides, same way technology has its bad and good side too. Let us develop the sense of unity and learning with new technology on this National Technology Day...

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‘Internet Watch Foundation’ to monitor websites containing online child sexual abuse material

The Union Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology on Tuesday directed all the internet service providers (ISPs) to prevent the distribution and transmission of such content into India by adopting and implementing Internet Watch Foundation Resources on or before July 31. This initiative aims to curb online child sexual abuse material (CSAM)...

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BrahMos missile docks in Pune for 5th Bharatiya Vigyan Sammelan

Bharatiya Vigyan Sammelan (BVS) is a flagship program of Vijnana Bharati (ViBha), which is a conglomeration of scientists, artisans, technocrats, traditional innovators, students and people interested in popularization of science. ..

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New prosthetics hand for amputees that can see objects and works like a real hand

We have often seen actors in sci-fi Hollywood films with prosthetic hands or legs meddling with arms and ammunitions in action scenes, all that is about using CGI and animation. But in a recent innovative research at Newcastle University, a bionic hand can see objects and reaches for it automatically. The reason being, a camera is attached with the prosthetics which clicks a picture of the object before aiming for it...

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DIPP & WIPO come together to set up Technology and Innovation Support Center in India

An agreement is signed between the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) and World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) for the establishment of Technology and Innovation Support Centers (TISC)...

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World's Biggest X-Ray Laser generates its first light in Germany; Read here to know why it matters

Have you ever wondered how things work at the atomic level? But even if we think, it won’t be visible to our naked eyes. Hence the European scientists have brought you the ‘World’s Largest X-ray laser’ that emitted its first beam of light ray which aims to mark the beginning of new era of research in Europe...

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For the 1st time, Taiwan to become part of NASA’s world largest hackathons

Taiwan took a special step by taking part in the NASA International Space Apps challenge. This will be the first time; Taiwan will be participating in the world's largest hackathons. A total of 57 Taiwanese teams is taking part in the hackathons which going to be held this weekend...

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Facebook deploys 'Express Wi-Fi' service to set up 20,000 hotspots in India

Social networking platform Facebook came up with 'Express Wi-Fi' service which aims to offer internet facility for people living in rural parts of the country. Facebook announced its partnership with Airtel to launch 20,000 new Express Wi-Fi by Facebook hotspots across the country "over the next few months"...

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Say ‘NO’ to coffins; biodegradable burial pods will bring life to the death

Pollution is a global threat to the entire world but does it stand as the only ‘threat’? Well, according to Christian burial rules, one is buried in the grave with the help of coffin. Ever wondered how much resource does it take to build one coffin? A coffin needs wood, metal, synthetic cushioning and other materials too. Recently, Italian designers Raoul bretzel and Anna Citelli have a solution to this traditional method of burial. They have come up with an idea of organic egg shaped biodegradable ..

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A 3D printing robot constructs building within 14 hours, see how!

3D printing which was first invented in the year 1984 has slowly gone from a curious novelty to a totally viable option today. 3D printing is an additive manufacturing process that creates a physical object from a digital design. And, MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) has invented a way to use the technology to print buildings...

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Artificial womb an innovative way to save premature babies

Extremely premature babies could be kept alive in future using an “artificial womb” that scientists plan to test in humans after a successful study involving unborn lambs...

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In a historic flight, SpaceX succesfully launches its 1st Spysat

SpaceX launched its first-ever mission for the U.S. Department of Defense. On Monday SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida with the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office's NROL-76 satellite aboard...

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IISc designs novel graphene electrical conductor

Researchers from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) have successfully produced a new type of electrical conductor that was theoretically predicted 20 years ago...

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No, not electricity! The computers soon to work on ‘heat energy’

We often notice that our laptops, computers get heated! The more the heat- these electronic stuffs doesn’t work properly. Scientists from University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Engineering have developed the concept of ‘thermal computers’ i.e the thermal diode- a computer component that runs on heat instead of electricity. This could be the first step towards making heat-resistant computers that can function in extremely hot places, like on Venus or deep inside the Earth, without breaking a sweat...

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Scientists developed first global internet Atlas’ to save us from terrorism, extreme weather events

Scientists have developed the first global Internet Atlas - including a detailed map of the internet’s physical structure in India - an advance that could help guard the infrastructure from terrorism or extreme weather events...

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Soon doctors will track their patient’s recovery through Smart 3D bandages

When you get plastered or band aid and doctors advice you to leave it for a week! Do you wonder how the wound gets healed? What happens under the band aid? Swansea University from UK soon to bring the smart 3D-printed bandages that will use 5G wireless data and nano-sized sensors to constantly relay details about your health...

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India, Russia to enhance co-operation for scientific projects

India and Russia are looking forward to having stronger co-operational force in the field of science and technology. Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which was signed between India and Russia has been appraised by the Union Cabinet chaired by Narendra Modi...

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SpaceX releases live video of Rocket Booster landing

SpaceX, the rocket company owned by business magnate, Elon Musk released an interestingly new-age video on Instagram. The video highlights rocket booster landing which is incredibly edited from 3 video feeds...

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Mount Everest’s height to be re-measured by Survey of India

The oldest scientific establishment of the country, Survey of India completes 250 years of its service to the nation and is celebrating its achievements this year. A National Conference on, “Users’ Perspective on Geospatial Policy Framework in India” was organized by Survey of India and FICCI, in New Delhi...

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Japanese Scientists to commence ‘A Journey to the centre of the Earth’ by 2030

The first moon landing happened in the year, 1969 which was a miracle in the history of mankind. And ever since then, to quench our thirst to know what’s beyond, we have always looked far ahead in the space to witness any signs of life. But have we really known everything what’s deep inside the earth? Well, this might change soon as Japanese scientists are planning to grill into the Earth’s mantle to discover if there are any signs of life left within...

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Malaysia set to build ‘Techpark’ in Andhra Pradesh with an aim to focus on new technologies

Andhra Pradesh has always been keen to invest in technology. Andhra Pradesh has inked a contract to set up the technology park over 250 acres of area. This new project aims to focus on new technologies and also to attract private sector investment...

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Science acts as strong pillar in development of Pacific Island States: UNESCO

The discussion on Science and Science Policy for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) in the Pacific Small Island Developing States (SIDS) organized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA) in collaboration with the Governments of Samoa and New Zealand...

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YouTube Go beta app launched for India to improvise video streaming experience

Google has been coming up with the update to improvise video streaming through YouTube in India according to the internet connectivity issues prevailing in the country. After the launch of YouTube offline, a new app built from scratch called YouTube Go is announced...

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Israel will provide drinking water to India and Vietnam by extracting it from air technology

As India and Vietnam are facing water shortage in many drought-hit regions, an Israeli firm will provide drinking water by extracting it from the air for those who do not have access to clean water sources. MoU that costs around $150 million was signed between Water Gen and India’s second largest solar company last week that aims to extract and provide clean water from the air...

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Human Microchipping: Unlock doors, pay the bills, or trace the robbers just by waving your hand!

It’s not that we use technology, rather we humans live technology. To what extent humans can use technology to evolve for the betterment of the society and humans themselves? Ever thought if we humans could store all the documents in some part of our body or if we could be able to trace our closed ones when needed! For eg. if humans get injected with chip in their body! They could act somewhat like robots...

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‘Cyberdome’ set up in Kerala to monitor criminal activities on digital platforms

Today the digital wave has hit so far that we all of us are more prone to a digital threat. Everything is available on digital platform today. Hackers and cyberfreaks could easily get data and hence to keep a tab on unhealthy and criminal activities prevailing in virtual space ‘Cyberdome’ wing was launched on Friday...

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Smart India Hackathon aims to harness techonological creativity of youth

“Smart India Hackathon” will be having their Grand Finale on 1-2 April 2017 at Kochi, Kerala. The event will be hosted by the Ministry of Tourism. In this event, 53 teams covering 230 students from technology institution/engineering colleges across the country. ..

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Mozilla innovation challenge aims to bridge digital gap and empower unconnected people

In order to offer affordable rural broadband services a Mumbai based initiative has won Mozillas Equal Rating Innovation Challenge, the non-profit organisation behind the open source browser Firefox said. The win entitles Project Gram Marg to $125,000 (Rs 82 lakh) in funding, Mozilla said at an event on Wednesday...

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Digital technology to hit 730 million users in India by 2020

Government has said that due to fast adoption of digital technology, it is expected that number of internet users will increase in the country. Minister of Communications Manoj Sinha in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha said that as per information received from Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), there were 391.50 million Internet subscribers...

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Skilled professionals are more prone to make mistakes in work: Research

Expertise is clearly beneficial in the workplace, yet highly trained workers in some places could actually be at risk for making errors, indicates a new study by researchers at Michigan State University. According to research, Experienced workers are generally faster at performing procedural tasks, meaning their actions are more closely spaced in time and thus more confusable when they attempt to recall where to resume a task after being interrupted...

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Apple’s Siri helps save the life of the mother of a four-year-old boy

The arguments and discussions over the questionability of technology and its harmful repercussions on people’s lifestyle have never been the subject of discussions and arguments more than they are now. With the ever expanding and developing science, the world is becoming more and more tech-savvy, and subsequently, so are some of the subtleties and nuances that make us human...

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Techfreak Andhra soon to introduce driverless electric buses with no emissions

Amaravati a new capital of Andhra Pradesh will run electric buses with no emission. The government approved the suggestion given by the Foster and Partners, UK based architects and a master architect from Amaravati for using eco-friendly, non-polluting public transport, especially buses...

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Now Google Maps lets you share your real-time location safely

In order to boost engagement on a product of increasing strategic importance to the search giant, Alphabet Inc’s Google on Wednesday announced that they will be updating their popular Map app which will now allow users to share their locations. The app is going to be updated by next week where users worldwide will be able to share where they are in real time on devices running both Google’s Android operating system and Apple Inc’s iOS software...

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ISRO joins Indian Scientific Expedition to study climate change in Antarctica

Indian Space Research Organisation has been achieving enormously this year. After launching 104 satellites on a single rocket in the space, ISRO will also be joining the Indian Scientific Expedition to Antarctica this year. The core study area of the 36th Indian Scientific Expedition to Antarctica will be climate change. Using the Ground Penetrating Radars (GPRs), sea ice will be verified and conditions of snow over sea and land ice...

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IBM launched India’s first mobile that will deliver weather alerts without internet

Soon we all are going to avail the weather forecasts without internet on our mobile phones. As International Business Machines Corporation IBM and The Weather Company launched the country’s first mobile alerting platform that will deliver weather alerts without the internet...

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New wi-fi system to provide 100 times faster internet

Scientists have developed a new wireless internet based on harmless infrared rays that is 100 times faster than existing wi-fi network and has the capacity to support more devices without getting congested. Low wi-fi is a source of irritation that nearly everyone experiences. Wireless devices in the home consume ever more data, and it is only growing, and congesting the wi-fi network, researchers said...

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6th edition of  International Engineering Sourcing Show to be organised at  Chennai 

Unfazed by global headwinds and forces of protectionism in leading economies, India is all set to showcase its technological and engineering prowess to top international firms at the 6th edition of the International Engineering Sourcing Show(IESS) at Chennai, beginning March 16...

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Use MapmyIndia 6-digit code to navigate and reach towards your destination without confusions

At times when you are supposed to reach to a new place for your interview before the time, it happens that we get lost in a new place. Despite following the instructions on the navigations, you don’t make it to the place before time. Hold on, MapmyIndia brings you to your perfect location without confusing you. ..

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Maharashtra becomes first state to adopt digitalization at legislative council sessions

Maharashtra Legislative Council goes paperless completely during the proceedings of the budget session every member was offered with new laptops fitted to their desk. The initiative aims to embrace technological way in working department to cut down the use of papers...

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Scientist find world’s oldest fossil in Canada which dates back to 3.7 million years

Our planet Earth is supposedly 4.5 billion old; Geologists have discovered the world’s oldest fossil which is 3.7 billion old. Scientists have discovered the world’s oldest fossil- which is microscopic, which have tiny tube like filaments left behind by microorganisms between 3.77 and 4.3 billion years ago...

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Establish a healthy ecosystem to harness the innovative potential of our people: Prez Mukherjee

President Pranab Mukherjee called for the establishment of a healthy ecosystem to harness the innovative potential of people in the country and said that the science education and research is must for promoting innovation. Notably, he was responding to a summary of discussions at a Global Roundtable on Inclusive Innovations on Sunday, held in Rashtrapati Bhavan as part of the week-long Festival of Innovation...

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Yay! NASA released software applications, tools free of cost

It will be very beneficial for every one of us if we get the software applications and products free of cost from NASA. NASA has made its 2017-2018 catalog software which consists of many apps, code libraries and tools available for everyone. Anyone can download and use them...

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Hyperloop- the next big dream of high-speed train soon to become a reality

Looking like a vehicle from the set of a sci-fi movie, an 18-foot-long pod engineered by a team was put to the test during Hyperloop Competition at the SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California. Elon Musk's dream for a high speed travel system that uses pneumatic tubes has taken a major step towards reality...

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‘Paytm Mall’ application launched to enhanced the shopping experience of customers

Today everything is at tip of our fingers due to digital wave. In order to save time and shop effortlessly Paytm E-commerce portal has announced the launch of its online marketplace application ‘Paytm Mall’ that will enable consumers to shop from 1.4 lakh sellers for millions of products across all categories...

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Bharti Airtel to takeover Telenor Communications India unit

In yet another merger in the country’s telecoms sector, India’s top telecoms network, Bharti Airtel is buying Norwegian Telenor’s India unit. ..

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‘Cyber Swachhata Kendra’ to protect computers and cell phones from virus threats

In order to protect digital devices from viruses and malware threats, Information Technology Ministry has launched the Cyber Swachhata Kendra website. People can download free security tools and applications for computers and mobile devices from this portal or from Play Store...

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Innovative ‘Smartflower Solar’ technology tracks sunlight to generate 40% more energy

Due to serious climate change many countries across the globe are moving towards use of clean and non-renewable energy sources. Dubai, India already has set up the solar plants to generate more power with the use of clean energy. The technology is getting more and more advanced and here Austria has adopted the smartflower solar panels. ..

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Nostalgic Moment as Nokia 3310 is all set to make a comeback

Nostalgia for all of us! Nokia 3310, a phone that virtually indestructible is set to make a comeback in the market soon. Yes Nokia 3310 is all set to make a comeback, forget about smashed screens, weak battery life and constant updates. The most loved and missed Nokia 3310 is making a welcome return...

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Uber rolls out its mapping Asia’s roads project in Singapore

Uber has begun to map roads in Asia for the first time as it aims to improve its service in the region. The first such program will be launched in Singapore. In order to enhance the experience of the traveler navigating is the essential tool. It becomes smooth and informative...

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#womenscienceday aims to encourage future opportunities globally

In the field of science women are heading passionately in the male dominant civilization. Kerala is the state which always had set the ratio of females more than males in every field. Today the group of women scientists gathered at Kerala State Science and Technology Museum for observing 'International Day of Women and Girls in Science'. The International Day of Women and Girls in Science is an UN initiative aimed to strengthen global partnerships for sustainable development...

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Andhra Pradesh plans to use DNA database technology to track criminals, rapists

When technology and legislation join hands the accuracy level attained to track crimes will definitely rise. Andhra Pradesh government who is on roll to use up technology in order to track and save the database of the criminals will set poise in the legislation to deal with crimes and bring in justice...

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Wait humans! Aging could just be a word for us after 10 years

Everyone wants to stay young forever, don’t they? After all ageing makes you look pale and weak too. Soon that could be a reality… Yes humans could live longer for more than 100 years. Science has immense capability to mould every aspect of origin and hence scientists from Salk Institute carried out a research where they made older looking mice more youthful...

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Humans evolved from Apes? No… Humans evolved from bag-like 540 million year old creature

Evolution of a man has always been a mystery to many. Since 2.8 billion years ago cavemen to homo apes always made a massive contribution to the history of human evolution. We have been evolved from apes to chimpanzees, then monkeys and now a human. Let’s go 540 million years back and guess what humans are actually evolved from a creepy-balloon like sea creature known as ‘Saccaorhytus’...

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NASA’s new space-based radio will keep track on location of all aircrafts to ensure safety

Thousands have lost their life in airplane crashes. To make their travel safer and to track the flight NASA has come up with new radio which will help traffic controllers see the location of every plane. NASA's new space-based radio system can track aircraft even if it is crossing oceans which would make air travel safer and ensure that flights can be quickly located in case of mishaps...

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Current Biology journal: Blinking of an eye makes our brain to stabilize our vision

Almonds are good for human brains, aren’t they? And so does the ‘blinking’ of human eye. Yes, when we blink our eyes our brain works extra hard to stabilize our vision. Who doesn’t want their brain to work well? So let’s go blinking...

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NIC must adopt a transformative approach for Digital India Mission: Ravi Shankar Prasad 

Hailing various initiates by National Informatics Centre Union Minister of Electronics & Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad said that, the NIC is the technological bridge of India which will fulfil the dream of Digital India envisaged by Prime Minister Modi...

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Efficient “Robot Pharmacy” for you to give prescribed medicines in just minutes

Waiting in a line upsets us! Be it for the tickets at the railway counters or for the prescribed medicines at the chemist shop. No one likes to wait as people prefer fast and handy operations on a go. “Robot Pharmacy” will help to change this situation in reality for all of us...

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Teenage Gujarat boy signs Rs 5 cr deal for his anti-landmine drone

Harshwardhan Zala, a standard Xth student started work on the prototype of the landmine-detecting drone last year after reading in newspapers about high army casualties due to landmines...

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‘Digital Unlocked’ launched to empower small and medium businesses on digital platform

India is the land of developing country and so developing business firms hold direct proportion to the economy of the country. The small and medium business firms account to larger domain of India’s Gross Domestic Product GDP. Today in a digital wave every sector is getting digitized to overcome and match with the pace of developing economy. Hence Google India Chief Executive Sundar Pichai announced initiatives for small and medium businesses in order to empower them digitally...

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Attention! Is your WhatsApp working?

Popular social media application WhatsApp has stopped working in older iPhones and Android handsets to ensure that it could continue to introduce new features and stay secure, which relies on the app being used on newer operating systems...

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Scientists contributed strongly to the strategic vision of nation; Govt committed to provide all support: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday attended the inauguration ceremony of 104th session of Indian Science Congress at Sri Venkateswara University in Tirupati. On this occasion PM Modi addressed the scientists and said, “Our scientists have contributed strongly to the strategic vision of the nation.”..

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Hope everyone enjoyed 2016, because this year is going to last one second longer than usual

If you’re counting the seconds until you can kick 2016 on high note, you’ll have to count a little higher to do so. According to our clocks, 2016 will be exactly one second longer this year because scientists are adding a leap second to it. This is done to keep our clocks in sync with the rotating Earth...

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SBI and Microsoft to work together to use White Space technology for digital push in rural areas

State Bank of India is said to be in talks with Microsoft to use the TV White Space technology to ensure seamless digital banking in rural areas, where connectivity can be an issue. Microsoft has been testing the White Space technology feature in Srikakulam in Andhra Pradesh...

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ASSOCHAM-Deloitte study reveals internet connectivity for 950 mn citizens still out of reach

Mobile data plans in India are among the cheapest in the world and the average retail price of smartphones are steadily declining, India may have the world's second largest internet user base, but connectivity remains out of reach for nearly 950 million citizens, according to the ASSOCHAM-Deloitte joint study...

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Google, Railtel rolls out free Wi-Fi internet services to 100 railway stations

Google announced on Thursday its free Wi-Fi is now working at the 100 busiest railway stations in India. Over five million people in the country latch on to Google's free internet service every month, with 15,000 of them accessing the internet for the first time in their lives every day, the company said...

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Department of Science & Technology aims to boost Start-Up India initiative in Goa

Goa will soon have yet another incubation center which will be in collaboration with the Department of Science and Technology. Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO), industry body FICCI at the Don Bosco Engineering College in Margao...

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Largest Science and Technology festival IIT Bombay TechFest starts today

TechFest 2016, organised by IIT Bombay has started today with the exhibition by technology and research firms from across the world. The TechFest is an annual event and will go on for three days, till 18 December. According to estimates, TechFest is known as the largest Science and Technology festival with more than 2,500 colleges from India and 500 colleges from across the world in attendance...

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Nasscom-DSCI unveiled 10-year cyber security roadmap for India

The IT industry's representative body Nasscom and the Data Security Council of India (DSCI) launched a detailed roadmap for the next 10 years, in an effort to make India a global hub for cyber security-related requirements. According to Nasscom, the Indian IT industry is set to reach a size of $350-$400 billion by 2025...

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Scientists have developed a soft robot that can feel the surroundings the same way humans do

A new innovation by researchers at Cornell University has developed a soft robot that can feel the surroundings the same way humans do. In a move aimed at doing away with the rigid touch most robots are associated with, researchers have devised a way for a soft robot to feel its surroundings internally, in much the same way humans do. The project was led by Robert Shepherd, assistant professor of mechanical engineering and principal investigator of Organic Robotics Lab...

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Scientists have developed a soft robot that can feel the surroundings the same way humans do

A new innovation by researchers at Cornell University has developed a soft robot that can feel the surroundings the same way humans do. In a move aimed at doing away with the rigid touch most robots are associated with, researchers have devised a way for a soft robot to feel its surroundings internally, in much the same way humans do. The project was led by Robert Shepherd, assistant professor of mechanical engineering and principal investigator of Organic Robotics Lab...

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Increase in use of computers and internet will lead to growth of mobile frauds by 65% in India

In a joint study carried out by ASSOCHAM-EY , it noted that rapid increase in use of computers and the emergence of the Internet has led to the evolution of cyberspace, about 40-45% of financial transactions are done via mobile devices and this hazard is expected grow to 60-65% by 2017. This may result in 65% of mobile frauds in India by 2017...

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Charge your smartphone with just a finger swipe

We rely on our cell phones for our every need to get through the day. These handheld mini computers keep us connected, but they also keep us tethered. While portable battery packs are helping us charge our devices, they can be expensive and bulky. But what if there was a better option?..

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Home Minister inaugurates the India International Science Festival 2016

Rajnath Singh appeals young scientists to spread the message of cashless transactions..

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IISF-2016 is largest festival of science in this country with its focus on “Science for the Masses”: Dr Harsh Vardhan

Union Minister for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences Dr. Harsh Vardhan on Wednesday informed in LokSabha that the India International Science Festival (IISF-2016) – the largest festival of science in this country with its focus on “Science for the Masses”. He said that that the IISF-2016 aims to encourage and develop scientific temper and attitude, promote exchange of knowledge and ideas among young minds including showcasing of recent developments and contributions of India in science and technology ..

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Intel India excited to be a part of the ecosystem which is passionate about using technology

ntel India on Monday announced the top 10 finalists of the "Intel and DST-Innovate for Digital India Challenge 2.0" a nationwide competition inviting technology solutions to solve real problems faced by citizens. The shortlisted solutions can potentially accelerate projects in the fields of healthcare, smart cities, sustainability and agriculture, the company said in a statement...

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‘Humanoid robot’ designed by Coimbatore based engineer to help reduce work pressure of bankers

Amid the ongoing demonetization drive, a recent innovation by Coimbatore based software engineer and designer Vijay of a humanoid Robot to help people at banks may prove to be sigh of relief to bankers and customers. Vijay claims that, “This robot helps bank customers by telling them how to open account and also gives info of existing accounts, understands 15 languages.” The sole aim of this robot will be to help customers at the banks, answer Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and also provide ..

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ISRO, Tata Motors develop India's first fuel cell bus

A Hydrogen-powered automobile bus has been developed by Tata Motors Limited (TML) and Indian Space Research Organisation after several years of research for the first time in the country. ..

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MEA to launch mobile app

The ministry of external affairs will launch a smartphone application Monday to inform users about its services and keep them updated on happenings on the diplomacy front. ..

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Four Indian Americans win top science and maths awards

Four Indian American professors are among the 13 mathematicians, theoretical physicists and theoretical computer scientists who have won 2013 Simons Investigators awards...

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India's next two indigenous fast reactors will be lighter

The next two fast breeder reactors designed by the Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR) will be lighter in weight and would save a lot of money in material cost, a senior official said...

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Chandy wants STPI scheme restored

Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to restore the Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) scheme to help the small and medium IT companies in the country. ..

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'Beebone' computer virus lurking in Indian cyberspace

A new and deadly variant of computer virus called 'Beebone' has been detected in Indian cyberspace and Internet security sleuths have warned users to safeguard their systems against its attack which leads to unauthorised entry of malware. ..

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Arab World too is raising concerns about Iran’s nuclear plant

After the American concern over nuclear safety, now the Arab world has started raising questions about the safety of Bushehr nuclear power plant, as it is built in an earthquake-prone coastal area...

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Use emerging technologies, social media, for development : Sam Pitroda

Entrepreneurs and experts stressed leveraging emerging technologies, including social media, to solve the challenges of development and disparity as they discussed partnership opportunities between India and the US...

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Dead colliding stars brought gold to earth

All the gold on Earth must have come from colliding dead stars, scientists have suggested after studying a gamma ray burst (GRB) that happened when two neutron stars collided on June 3 rdthis year...

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National guidelines for telecom towers in two months: Official

In a bid to standardise the installation and execution of telecom towers across the country, a set of guidelines will be brought into effect in the next two months, a telecom department official said Thursday. ..

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J&K government behind SMS ban on prepaid mobiles : BSNL

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) Thursday said the decision to ban SMS service on prepaid mobile phones in Jammu and Kashmir was taken by the state government and not the centre...

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China’s second-largest hydropower station starts operating

China's second-largest hydropower station started operating earlier this week with its first power generating unit officially starting work after completing a three-day test run. ..

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Telegram hasn't lost relevance, say protesting CTO staffers

Even as the iconic 163-year-old telegram service passed into history, Central Telegraph Office (CTO) staffers Tuesday claimed that telegrams have "not lost their relevance"...

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Tata firm to design skill development courses

Leading engineering services provider, Tata Technologies will make educational programmes to develop skills of engineers, students and faculty in partnership with Birla Institute of Technology & Services [BITS] at Pilani in Rajasthan. ..

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OneOcean Corporation sets up R&D centre in Hyderabad

OneOcean Corporation, a leading US-based company making big data on the cloud easy to summarize, search, and visualize with its ClipCard platform, Monday inaugurated its ClipCard Technology [R&D] centre in India. ..

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'Tibetan observatory to be best in Asia'

An observatory under construction in Tibet is expected to become the best astronomical observatory in Asia, International Astronomical Union [IAU] President Norio Kaifu said...

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Nod to start nuclear fission at Kudankulam

India's atomic energy regulator Thursday gave its nod to the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) to start the fission process after being satisfied with the plant's safety, said its chief...

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Chinese institute develops 100-megapixel camera

A Chinese institute claimed to have successfully developed a 100-megapixel camera which could produce high-resolution imaging in the fields of aerial mapping, disaster monitoring and intelligent transportation systems...

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Affordable solar panels bring light to poor in Kenya

The solar kits, which aim to scale up access to solar power for Kenya’s poor, are marketed using an installment plan that puts the 10,000-shilling (about $120) pack within reach of people with modest incomes...

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Now, here's where the brain's buzz comes from

Scientists have solved the puzzle about the region in the brain from where a 'buzz' of ideas is created, says a new study...

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Twitter can never beat news agency wires in delivering news first: Study

A recent study revealed that news agencies continue to have an edge over Twitter in being first to provide news to viewers...

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'Master key' to Android phones uncovered

A ' master key' has been reportedly discovered by a security research firm which could potentially give cyber attackers access to almost every Android phone...

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Malaysian firm wants to build Agra-Lucknow expressway

A Malaysian firm has expressed interest in building the proposed Agra-Lucknow expressway, which is expected to reduce travel time between the two cities by almost half, an official said here Friday...

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Third orbit-raising completed on navigation satellite : ISRO

The Indian space agency Thursday afternoon successfully completed its third orbit-raising maneuvers of its first navigation satellite - the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System-1A (IRNSS-1A), said officials...

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ISRO to mate cryogenic engine with its rocket Friday

The Indian space agency will be mating its own cryogenic engine with its heavy rocket - the geo-synchronous satellite launch vehicle (GSLV) - Friday afternoon at its spaceport in Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh, said officials. ..

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India seeks US investments in power sector

India's Minister of State for Power Jyotiraditya Scindia sees great potential for US investments and co-operation in the Indian power sector..

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