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NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope passes critical milestone

By   /  January 11, 2018  /  Technology  /  Comments Off on NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope passes critical milestone

Washington, Jan. 11 (IANS): NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope — the world’s premier infrared space observatory of the next decade — has successfully completed critical testing in a massive thermal vacuum chamber, enabling it to function properly in the extremely cold and airless environment in space in 2019, the agency said. Webb Space Telescope, developed […]

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Origin of mysterious radio bursts in space revealed

By   /  January 11, 2018  /  Technology  /  Comments Off on Origin of mysterious radio bursts in space revealed

London, Jan. 11 (IANS): Astronomers have found that repeated mysterious fast radio bursts — that are being flashed from more than 3 billion light-years away — may be coming from a dense stellar core called a neutron star near an extraordinarily powerful magnetic field, such as one near a massive black hole. Fast radio bursts, […]

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Smartron ‘tphone P’ launched with massive battery

By   /  January 11, 2018  /  Technology  /  Comments Off on Smartron ‘tphone P’ launched with massive battery

New Delhi, Jan 11. (IANS): Domestic original equipment manufacturer (OEM) Smartron on Thursday launched “tphone P” budget smartphone with a massive 5,000mAh battery for Rs 7,999. The device will be available on Flipkart through a flash sale on January 17. The company claims that tphone P’s battery lasts for more than two days on a […]

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Astronomers building small space telescope to explore nearby stars

By   /  January 11, 2018  /  Technology  /  Comments Off on Astronomers building small space telescope to explore nearby stars

Washington, Jan. 11 (IANS): Astronomers are in the process of building a small space telescope to explore the flares and sunspots of small nearby stars to assess how habitable the space environment is for planets orbiting them. The telescope with a diameter of 9 centimetres, or 3.6 inches, will be fitted on a spacecraft known […]

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Boost for gene editing, artificial womb technologies

By   /  December 21, 2017  /  Technology  /  Comments Off on Boost for gene editing, artificial womb technologies

New Delhi, Dec. 21 (IANS): Advances in medical sciences this year have brought good news for humanity at large because of the progress made in gene editing technology to treat inherited diseases, and particularly to cancer patients with the approval of a gene therapy by US regulators. The year also paved the way for heralding […]

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Email Users at Highest Risk of Cyber Threats

By   /  October 11, 2017  /  Technology  /  Comments Off on Email Users at Highest Risk of Cyber Threats

Email users are more than twice as likely to encounter cyber threats through emails than any other malware, a new report said on Wednesday. One out of every nine users would have received a malicious email in the first half of 2017, revealed the cyber security firm Symantec’s report “Email Threats 2017”. Business email compromise […]

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We Want to Democratise Artificial Intelligence: Google

By   /  August 23, 2017  /  Technology  /  Comments Off on We Want to Democratise Artificial Intelligence: Google

As Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) get set to take a giant leap in improving day-to-day life, the key is to democratise these new-age tools for all and benefit the communities of developers, users and enterprise customers, a top Google executive said here on Wednesday. The concept of AI and ML came into […]

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Gene Therapy: India Biotech Forum, Japanese Trade Body Ink MoU

By   /  August 11, 2017  /  Technology  /  Comments Off on Gene Therapy: India Biotech Forum, Japanese Trade Body Ink MoU

In a bid to advance research and commercialise regenerative medicine and gene therapy in India, the Association of Biotechnology Led Enterprise (ABLE) — a consortium of biotechnology companies — on Friday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a Japan-based trade association. The collaboration between ABLE and Forum for Innovative Regenerative Medicine (FIRM) will focus […]

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Now Water Used As Propellant For Tiny Satellites

By   /  August 10, 2017  /  Technology  /  Comments Off on Now Water Used As Propellant For Tiny Satellites

By K.S.Jayaraman | IANS Engineers at Purdue University in the US have designed and tested a micropropulsion system that uses liquid water as the propellant for orbital maneuvering of tiny satellites called CubeSats. With rapid developments in miniaturisation of technologies CubeSats — which typically weigh about two kilograms — are poised to take over the […]

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Google Improves ‘Search’ Experience For Indian Users

By   /  August 10, 2017  /  Technology  /  Comments Off on Google Improves ‘Search’ Experience For Indian Users

In a bid to further improve the search experience for its users in India, Google on Thursday introduced latest update to its ‘Search’ app. The update, available in English, would provide users easy access to information like cricket scores and statistics, weather, nearby restaurants, ATMs, grocery stores and more, Google said in a statement. The […]

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