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Is the Earth warming? The ocean gives you the answer

Humans have released carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases, and the result is an accumulation of heat in the Earth’s climate system, commonly referred to as “global warming”. “How fast is the Earth’s warming?” is a key question for decision makers, scientists and general public. Previously, the global mean surface temperature has been widely used as a key metric of ...

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A ‘virtual heart’ to simulate arrhythmia

A group of researchers from MIPT and Ghent University (Belgium) has developed the first realistic model able to reproduce the complexity of the cardiac microstructure. The researchers hope that the model will help them better understand the causes of fibrosis which affects the onset of cardiac arrhythmias. Although the model is currently only able to simulate one layer of cardiac ...

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Fast magnetic writing of data

For almost seventy years now, magnetic tapes and hard disks have been used for data storage in computers. In spite of many new technologies that have been developed in the meantime, the controlled magnetization of a data storage medium remains the first choice for archiving information because of its longevity and low price. As a means of realizing random access ...

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New software can detect when people text and drive

Computer algorithms developed by engineering researchers at the University of Waterloo can accurately determine when drivers are texting or engaged in other distracting activities. The system uses cameras and artificial intelligence (AI) to detect hand movements that deviate from normal driving behaviour and grades or classifies them in terms of possible safety threats. Fakhri Karray, an electrical and computer engineering ...

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Face value

Scientists have long deemed the ability to recognize faces innate for people and other primates — something our brains just know how to do immediately from birth. However, the findings of a new Harvard Medical School study published Sept. 4 in the journal Nature Neuroscience cast doubt on this longstanding view. Working with macaques temporarily deprived of seeing faces while ...

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First batch of 1000 E-rickshaws ‘SmartE’ flagged off in Gurugram Today

‘SmartE’ will provide last mile transport connectivity to Metro commuters. Shri Nitin Gadkari, Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation flagged off a fleet of first batch of 1000 E-rickshaws from Huda City Centre metro station in Gurugram today. Speaking on this occasion Shri Gadkari said that the E-rickshaw fleet will not ...

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Recipe for safer batteries — Just add diamonds

While lithium-ion batteries, widely used in mobile devices from cell phones to laptops, have one of the longest lifespans of commercial batteries today, they also have been behind a number of recent meltdowns and fires due to short-circuiting in mobile devices. In hopes of preventing more of these hazardous malfunctions researchers at Drexel University have developed a recipe that can ...

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Drones relay RFID signals for inventory control

Radio frequency ID tags were supposed to revolutionize supply chain management. The dirt-cheap, battery-free tags, which receive power wirelessly from scanners and then broadcast identifying numbers, enable warehouse managers to log inventory much more efficiently than they could by reading box numbers and recording them manually. But the scale of modern retail operations makes even radio frequency ID (RFID) scanning ...

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A more complete picture of the nano world

They may be tiny and invisible, says Xiaoji Xu, but the aerosol particles suspended in gases play a role in cloud formation and environmental pollution and can be detrimental to human health. Aerosol particles, which are found in haze, dust and vehicle exhaust, measure in the microns. One micron is one-millionth of a meter; a thin human hair is about ...

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Turning human waste into plastic, nutrients could aid long-distance space travel

Imagine you’re on your way to Mars, and you lose a crucial tool during a spacewalk. Not to worry, you’ll simply re-enter your spacecraft and use some microorganisms to convert your urine and exhaled carbon dioxide (CO2) into chemicals to make a new one. That’s one of the ultimate goals of scientists who are developing ways to make long space ...

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AI implications: Engineer’s model lays groundwork for machine-learning device

In what could be a small step for science potentially leading to a breakthrough, an engineer at Washington University in St. Louis has taken steps toward using nanocrystal networks for artificial intelligence applications. Elijah Thimsen, assistant professor of energy, environmental & chemical engineering in the School of Engineering & Applied Science, and his collaborators have developed a model in which ...

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Defeating cyberattacks on 3-D printers

With cyberattacks on 3D printers likely to threaten health and safety, researchers at Rutgers University-New Brunswick and Georgia Institute of Technology have developed novel methods to combat them, according to a groundbreaking study. “They will be attractive targets because 3D-printed objects and parts are used in critical infrastructures around the world, and cyberattacks may cause failures in health care, transportation, ...

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Supervolcanoes: A key to America’s electric future?

Most of the lithium used to make the lithium-ion batteries that power modern electronics comes from Australia and Chile. But Stanford scientists say there are large deposits in sources right here in America: supervolcanoes. In a study published today in Nature Communications, scientists detail a new method for locating lithium in supervolcanic lake deposits. The findings represent an important step ...

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LG V30 to Sport 6-Inch FullVision P-OLED QHD+ Display

The next flagship smartphone from LG Electronics (LG) will be the first ever device to feature a plastic OLED FullVision display, retaining the company’s smartphone display strategy that started with the LG G6 and continues with the LG Q6. As LG’s first OLED smartphone since the LG G Flex 2 in 2015, the shift marks a move by LG to ...

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An app for the perfect selfie

Computer scientists at the University of Waterloo have developed a smartphone app that helps people learn the art of taking great selfies. Inside the app is an algorithm that directs the user where to position the camera allowing them to take the best shot possible. “Selfie’s have increasingly become a normal way for people to express themselves and their experiences, ...

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Measures to check cyber crimes in Banking System

As per data reported by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), the number of cyber crime pertaining to credit card, ATM, debit card and Internet banking shows a marginal increase of 4.4% from 13,083 in 2014-15, to 13,653 in 2016-17. RBI has issued Cyber Security Framework in Banks, mandating banks to put in place a Board-approved cyber-security policy, which covers ...

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Picture perfect

When taking a picture, a photographer must typically commit to a composition that cannot be changed after the shutter is released. For example, when using a wide-angle lens to capture a subject in front of an appealing background, it is difficult to include the entire background and still have the subject be large enough in the frame. Positioning the subject ...

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Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft

An Inter-Governmental Agreement (IGA) has been signed in October 2007 between the Governments of India and the Russian Federation for Joint Development and production of Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft (FGFA). The project is planned to be executed in two phases (i) Preliminary Design (PD) Phase; and (ii) Detailed Design & Development Phase (called R & D Phase). The PD stage ...

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Empowering robots for ethical behavior

Scientists at the University of Hertfordshire in the UK have developed a concept called Empowerment to help robots to protect and serve humans, while keeping themselves safe. Robots are becoming more common in our homes and workplaces and this looks set to continue. Many robots will have to interact with humans in unpredictable situations. For example, self-driving cars need to ...

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Forget iPhone, Here’s KFC Phone for China!

iPhone is far from making inroads into China but not the KFC phone, a special edition smartphone of Huawei released to commemorate the 30th anniversary of KFC that has completed 30 years of its entry in China. With more than 5,000 outlets, the US-based KFC is now the largest restaurant chain in China and one of the most powerful foreign ...

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Minister Reveals App-Driven Highlights of New Telecom Policy in Pipeline

inddia new telecom policy highlights

India’s Minister of Communications Manoj Sinha the new Telecom Policy will be application driven as compared to National Telecom Policy, 2012 that was mainly connectivity driven. Speaking at a seminar in New Delhi, the minister said the new policy will focus on the end users and the newer opportunities for expanding the availability of Telecom services, in view of high ...

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Cyberattacks Traced to Ukrainian Servers, Seized Now

The massive cyberattacks around the globe last week have been traced to an Ukrainian servers used by an accounting software firm and seized by police suspecting them of spreading a malware virus that crippled computer systems. Ukraine’s Cyber Police head Serhiy Demedyuk told Reuters that the servers of M.E.Doc, an accounting software firm had been seized as the initial infections ...

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Jio Effect: BSNL Matches 2GB Daily, How it Stacks up?

Freebies galore for Reliance Jio, BSNL, Airtel, Vodafone telecom users in July 2017

The broadband race is heating up with BSNL desperately trying to match Reliance Jio offering 2GB daily cap on 4G data to its subscribers, while Airtel, Vodafone and Aircell trying to woo the customer with more freebies. Currently, Reliance Jio is offering 28GB of 4G data for 28 days with a daily FUP of 1GB, free voice calls and unlimited ...

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Recalled Galaxy Note 7 to Sell at 30% Less in South Korea, Not in India, US: Samsung

Samsung Electronics, which has recalled millions of units of Galaxy Note 7 smartphones, will refurbish them and sell them 30 percent discounted price in South Korea beginning Friday, July 7, 2017. The Galaxy Note 7 faced several instances of battery fires and was banned in aircraft last year when it was launched, forcing the mobile giant to recall them. Now ...

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 Platform Unveiled at Shanghai MWC 2017

Soon future mobiles will sport Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 Mobile platform with a 14nm FinFET process for finger print scanningthat can penetrate glass and even metal, said the tech firm in a statement made at Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2017. Qualcomm Technologies said its Snapdragon 400 Mobile Platform tier designed for mid-range smartphones and tablets, delivers significant improvements in battery life, ...

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Google Changed Look of its Google News Page An Hour Ago!

New Google News Page for India edition

For those who had just visited Google News an hour ago would be surprised to see a new look of Google News page now, 11:20 pm on Wednesday, June 28, 2017. Beginning today, Google will have a new sleek look of its News Page, departing from the old Google News page that was changed slightly six years ago. Here’s the ...

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FaceBook Reaches 2 Billion Active Users, Doubles in 5 Years

Mark Zuckerberg gives a keynote address the F8 developer conference.(Courtesy: Facebook)

Facebook has reached 2 billion regular users, a registered Facebook user who logged in and visited Facebook through its website or a mobile device, or used its Messenger app, in the past 30 days. Describing it as another milestone in its growth from a college curiosity to the world’s largest social media network, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg disclosed the number ...

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India and Portugal: Modi Trumps up Support for start ups

The Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi and the Prime Minister of Portugal, Mr. Antonio Costa at the signing ceremony of MoU between India and Portugal, at Lisbon, Portugal on June 24, 2017.(PIB)

In his latest foreign visit to Portugal, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi signed MoUs in Lisbon for creation of an India Portugal Space Alliance and launched a unique startup Portal – the India-Portugal International StartUp Hub (IPISH) – in Lisbon. While the agreements will promote India’s science and technology partnership with Portugal, towards the establishment of a unique Centre on ...

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Google Job Search Engine Takes Off in US, India Next?

Google job search engine

The new Google for Jobs feature has been rolled out in US and India would soon be the next though both markets are entirely different in nature. It said 46% of US employers face talent shortage. In India, the situation is different as India has shortage of jobs in equal number. Google, which has a long history of using technology ...

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First Airbus Training Centre in Asia to be Set up in India

European aviation firm Airbus is setting up a greenfield training facility at Aerocity, New Delhi, to support India’s growing need for Airbus aircraft pilots and maintenance engineers and the ground-breaking for it was performed by Aviation Minister P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju on Thursday. Speaking on the occasion, Tom Enders, CEO, Airbus said the training centre will be the first such ...

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