Feb
22
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by Ankita Katdare at 10:14 AM
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Thermoelectric materials that bank on temperature difference to create electric potential may soon get improved, thanks to the research work on nanoscale pillars by a team from University of Colorado Boulder. By improving the rate of conversion of heat into electricity, the scientists will be able to impact many segments such as solar panels or cooling equipments. On a larger scale, when put in use efficient thermoelectric materials can prevent the wastage of heat generated at power plants...
Feb
21
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by Chinmay Joshi at 7:19 PM
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After Whatapp’s acquisition by Facebook for $19 billion, Whatapp is again in news for its new update that brings in a feature allowing Android users to hide their 'last seen' message from others. This feature was previously only available for iOS users, but now android users can take its advantage too. The update is not available on Google Play but you can download the app from the official Whatsapp website. To download these updates you should have an Android version of 2.1 or higher along...
Feb
21
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by Satya Swaroop Dash at 12:41 PM
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Cars on the road will soon be getting smart enough to cruise around city streets without any user input but for now Volvo is planning to use concept of internet connected cars to make deliveries to a person’s car instead of leaving it at your doorstep. Volvo states that in the year 2013 around 60% percent of people who purchase products from online retailers...
Feb
21
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by Dhananjay Harkare at 12:31 PM
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Ever thought of artificial muscles made of fiber and sewing thread? Well, believe it or not, researchers have been successful in developing a new technology by twisting polythene and nylon into tight coils which look like rubber band. These coils could create artificial muscles that can contract and relax just like the real ones . The surprising part of the story is that these muscles are about 100 times stronger than human muscles.

A team led by University of Texas published a paper in US...
Feb
21
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by Ankita Katdare at 12:09 PM
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Ahead of MWC 2014, Broadcom Corp has launched its new BCM4771 GNSS SoC that promises to help wearable gadgets become low-power ones. Yep, bagging the title of being industry's first Global Navigation Satellite System SoC, the new chip makes it possible to bring location tracking to wearable device market with gadgets such as smart watches, smart glasses and fitness tracking equipment. With the new SoC designed in 40 nanometer (nm) process technology, Broadcom offers a one point solution to...
Feb
21
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by Ankita Katdare at 9:22 AM
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It was recognized that Holography could become the future of data storage with the capability to read-write huge amounts of data in a parallel way. The technology has been put in action by a research team from University of California, Riverside Bourns College of Engineering and Russian Academy of Science. The team has developed a new holographic memory device that shows unprecedented storage and processing power. Introduced in 1940s, the first holograms used electron microscopes and with...
Feb
21
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by Aditya Deshmukh at 8:24 AM
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The California tech giant Google Inc. has announced a new research project named ‘Project Tango’ on Thursday, aiming to bring 3D technology to smartphones for developing potential applications like indoor mapping, gaming and helping visually impaired people to navigate. Google also said that Project Tango will provide prototypes to other developers to develop new and interesting application from this new technology.

Project leader Johnny Lee says that this project incorporates robotics and...
Feb
20
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by Chinmay Joshi at 11:03 PM
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Bats have the ability to flap their wings during their flight. This tendency of bats has inspired scientists to design flying robots known as “micro air vehicles”. Researchers from Virginia Tech studied the motion of wings in fruit bats and how they manipulate air around them to fly swiftly.

Mr. Danesh Tafti, a mechanical engineering professor and director of high performance computational fluid thermal science and engineering lab at Virginia Tech, shared his views by saying that the size...
Feb
20
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by Chirayu Samarth at 6:48 PM
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The much-awaited Sony Xperia Z1 Compact, the mini-variant of the popular Xperia Z1 is now official in India. The phone has been launched at Rs. 36,990 on company’s official website and is currently available on e-commerce sites like Snapdeal, Infibeam, Amazon. Sony had launched Z1 Compact at Consumer Electronic Show 2014, alongside Xperia Z1S earlier this year. It has similar specifications as that of Sony’s top-end Xperia Z1 smartphone.

The new Xperia Z1 Compact has 4.3-inch screen, 720p...
Feb
20
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by Netradeep Dhonde at 6:22 PM
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Acer has announced the mid-range Liquid E3 and the entry-level Liquid Z4 smartphones. Both the smartphones will premiere at the MWC in Barcelona.

Acer Liquid E3:

This one comes with a 4.7” 720p IPS display and packs a 1.2 GHz quad core processor (most probably a Cortex A7 chipset), 1GB RAM, 4GB internal storage, Wi-Fi, and integrated GPS. The backside of the device has a Acer RAPID key, which can be used to answer a call, launch an app or unlock the device. A long press launches the...