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Jul
01
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by Chaitanya Kukde at 8:12 PM
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Way back in 1998, IBM was the first company to come out with a working carbon nanotube transistor. Now 16 years later, the company has committed to bring out a commercial version of this transistor by 2020. IBM claims that chips manufactured using these transistors will be faster and of course, smaller. While Intel's latest chips boast a size of 14 nanometers, IBM's chips will be of a size of 5 nanometers. IBM said that the carbon nanotube technology is the only one by far which can cope with...
Jul
01
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by Sharvari Panchbhai at 8:48 AM
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Smartphones, now-a-days, use off screen gestures for various purposes such as opening apps, navigation, text input, etc. Thanks to one such gesture recognition app, taking “selfies” or “groupies” has now become much easier. Crunchfish, a private company based in Malmö, Sweden has developed an app, GoCam! that allows users to take photos or videos of themselves without touching the screens. This is the first ever touch-less video recording app in the market.


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Jun
30
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by Satya Swaroop Dash at 10:23 PM
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A team of engineers at University of Cambridge have managed to break the world record for the trapped magnetic field in a superconductor. The previous record was created over a decade ago and stood at 17.24 Tesla and was achieved by a team led by Professor Masato Murakami from the Shibaura Institute of Technology in Japan. The Cambridge team managed to create a magnetic field with strength of 17.6 Tesla. To put things into perspective, we would like to inform you that a fridge magnet has...
Jun
30
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by Chaitanya Kukde at 8:22 PM
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NASA has given a 'go ahead' to the Observing Carbon Observatory 2 (OCO-2) satellite launch. It is now scheduled to launch tomorrow at 5:56 A.M. EDT (3:26 P.M. IST) atop a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket from Space Launch Complex 2 at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The OCO-2, as the name suggests, will monitor the carbon dioxide levels in earth's atmosphere. NASA hopes that the satellite will provide a comprehensive data about the 'sources' and 'sinks' of carbon dioxide on...
Jun
30
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by Ankita Katdare at 2:44 PM
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Asus, the Taiwanese-American multinational, is going to launch the Asus Zenfone 5 smartphone in India in July 2014, as it has promised. The company had unveiled this smartphone in China and it started creating a buzz in the Android phone market. Ever since it's images and hands-on videos started making headlines following the phone's arrival in the red dragon country...
Jun
30
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by Satya Swaroop Dash at 1:02 PM
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A team of researchers from the Queensland Brain Institute at the University of Queensland have developed a new landing mechanism for aircrafts inspired from bees. The system is entirely autonomous and can never be hacked. The reason why the team sought inspiration from bees is because bees use the principle of optic flow for descent. This means they use the rate of motion beneath them to navigate to the landing spot. Bees also tend to use both of their eyes i.e. stereo vision for the actual...
Jun
30
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by Ankita Katdare at 12:34 PM
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Going by the tagline 'designed for active learning and active students', the new gadget called the Panasonic 3E is a convertible device launched in collaboration with Intel Education and Microsoft. Being marketed as the "educational tool", the Panasonic 3E is an academic device that holds a plethora of K-12 apps great for students and includes on-board cameras (a 1.2 MP front and a 5MP rear), a thermometer probe and an add-on lens that the company believes can make learning science and...
Jun
30
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by Satya Swaroop Dash at 12:25 PM
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MIT researchers have developed a new material than can morph its surface into golf ball-like dimples to reduce air resistance. Golf enthusiasts claim that the dimpled surface of a golf ball helps it travel farther. Many researchers have tested this hypothesis and have proven it to be true. Further studies have come to the conclusion that at lower speeds the dimples on a golf ball help reduce the drag by half but at faster speeds the drag increases by the same amount. Armed with this knowledge,...
Jun
29
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by Chaitanya Kukde at 1:41 PM
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Magnesium Chloride, a material used in the manufacture of quintessentially common things like bath salts and tofu may be the material that makes thin-film solar cells cheaper and safer. Cadmium Chloride, a soluble and a highly toxic material which remains dangerous for manufacture and disposal and is also highly expensive to produce, is a principal component in the solar cells. A University of Liverpool researcher has found that Magnesium Chloride may be used as an alternative to Cadmium...
Jun
28
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by Sharvari Panchbhai at 5:21 PM
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The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is going to launch Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) C-23 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC)-SHAR, Sriharikota (located at 100 km north from Chennai). PSLV - C23 will launch the French Earth Observation Satellite SPOT-7 along with four other co-passenger satellites from Canada, Germany and Singapore on Jun 30, 2014 at 9.52 a.m.[IST].The four co-passenger satellites are NLS-7.1 (Can-X4) and NLS-7.2 (Can-X5) from UTIAS/SLF Canada, AISat...