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Sep
24
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by Ankita Katdare at 11:20 AM
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With supercomputing needs increasing by the day across the world in various R&D projects, be it big data centers or security systems, developing cheaper solutions for creating our future supercomputers is only a must. A team of engineers from Utah University has been working on a project that has led them to develop a material called 'Topological Insulator'. This special material was developed by creating a metal layer (bismuth) above a silicon semiconductor to prevent the new-age superfast...
Sep
24
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by Kaustubh Katdare at 9:56 AM
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The Indian Space Research Organisation aka ISRO created history this morning in the deep space, when most of you were in deep sleep. At 4.17 AM today, the Mars spacecraft was successfully injected into its destination orbit around the red planet. The big flying machine is about 515 km from the Mar's surface and about 215 million km away from Earth in terms of radio distance. The maneuver to put the spacecraft into Martian orbit began at about 4:17 AM as it switched to the medium gain antenna in...
Sep
23
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by Ankita Katdare at 4:35 PM
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As promised and well within time, the Finnish company Jolla Ltd. founded by ex-Nokia employees has launched the Jolla smartphone in India on Snapdeal.com, the e-commerce portal that's bringing smartphones to Indian customers exclusively over the last few months, closely following Flipkart. Running on the open source Sailfish OS, the Jolla smartphone's price in India is Rs. 16,499. While the smartphone has already gone on sale at Snapdeal, the company has promised that the first 90 customers...
Sep
23
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by Satya Swaroop Dash at 3:29 PM
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A team of engineers from UK have managed to take DIY to the next level by designing a laptop that can be fabricated on a 3D printer and takes just three hours to assemble. At the heart of the Pi-Top lies Raspberry Pi Model B+ and Raspbian operating system. The team has refined the design and will be heading to Kickstarter to obtain funding for mass production. The team will provide customers who have access to 3D printers the files needed to print the components. Those without access to 3D...
Sep
23
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by Ankita Katdare at 3:01 PM
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Deriving inspiration from nature once again, the engineers at MIT have been up to something really useful and interesting. They have developed a new hybrid material that can act as an waterproof adhesive and thus find applications in a wide range of areas. Taking cue from Shellfishes, which secrete a very sticky substance that helps them in clinging on to rocks or even underwater ship hulls, the MIT engineering team developed a bacteria that produces the glue with naturally sticky mussel...
Sep
23
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by Satya Swaroop Dash at 2:14 PM
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Everyone is familiar with the ‘tick tock’ sound of mechanical watches. This sound is heard by insomniacs in the middle of the night and is included in the background score of innumerable movie and TV shows to heighten the drama. The sound could well be a thing of the past if researchers from École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne have their way. The team has replaced the ticking mechanism of watches with a new oscillator that is completely silent and consumes 60% less energy. In traditional...
Sep
23
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by Satya Swaroop Dash at 12:58 PM
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Researchers at Dartmouth College have successfully developed and tested an Android app which harvests livelogging data to gauge a student’s stress levels and its effect on academic performance and behaviour. The Android app titled StudentLife was developed by a team of researchers led by Professor Andrew Campbell. In the testing phase, 48 students at the college gave their consent to let the app collect their smartphone data for a 10-week term. The StudentLife application collected the...
Sep
20
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by Ankita Katdare at 9:26 AM
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If you have been closely following the growth of Notion Ink tablets, you probably remember that the sales of Notion Ink Adam (launched in 2010) never took off and its elder brother the Notion Ink Adam II that arrived late last year in hopes to revive...
Sep
18
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by Satya Swaroop Dash at 11:38 PM
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After unveiling the Kindle Voyage, Amazon announced four new tablets that let users experience the latest version of Fire OS and Amazon services at affordable rates. The Fire HD 6, Fire HD 7 and Kids Edition run the latest Fire OS 4 ‘Sangria’ which is based on the Android KitKat. The Fire OS 4 pushes desired content to the user’s device with the help of its...
Sep
18
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by Sharvari Panchbhai at 7:12 PM
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According to a group of researchers from Canada, energy can be harvested while performing the activities such as talking, chewing, and eating. To generate electricity from such jaw movements, the team has developed a novel head-mounted device called “Chinstrap” which can be used to power small-scale wearable electronic gadgets such as hearing aids, electronic hearing protectors, communication earpieces and cochlear implants also. It is estimated by the team that the device can generate energy...