FREQUENCY

  • Explainer: Earthquake risk zones across India April 25, 2015

    A massive earthquake measuring 7.9 magnitude struck 80 km (50 miles) east of Pokhara in Nepal on Saturday. Here is an explainer of the risk zones and the frequency and destructive power of the earthquakes. ...
  • Soon, Delhi Metro to have trains that run without drivers April 19, 2015

    New Delhi: The sight of driverless Delhi Metro trains whizzing past stations, crowded and deserted, is all set to become a reality as upgraded new-generation coaches are being introduced on two upcoming lines as part of its Phase-III of expansion. Apart from "unattended" trains, the 58-km-long Mukundpur-Shiv Vihar corridor and...
  • This 'acoustic' fire extinguisher prototype can douse flames with just sound waves March 29, 2015

    New Delhi: Foam, water, or powder as fire extinguishers are so old-school. How about a sound producing fire extinguisher that doesn't use any of the conventional elements to douse the flames? Engineering students, Viet Tran and Seth Robertson, from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, have developed a prototype of a...
  • Telecom auction gets Rs 1 lakh crore bids on day 13 March 18, 2015

    New Delhi: The government received commitments of Rs.108,000 crore from telecom operators at the end of bidding on Wednesday, the 13th day of radio frequency spectrum e-auctions. "The bidding is taking place in all bands. Brisk bidding was seen on 13th day of bidding, with activity requirement set at 100 percent....
  • 24 ceasefire violations by Pakistan since August 6: AK Antony August 20, 2013

    After the killing of five Indian soldiers by Pakistan Army troops in Poonch sector on the Line of Control (LoC) on August six, 24 ceasefire violations have taken place marking an increase in the frequency of breach of truce, Defence Minister AK Antony said on Monday. "This year, there have been...
  • IndiGo to add flights on domestic, intl routes March 2, 2012

    New Delhi: Nofrills carrier Indigo Airlines on Friday said it will increase frequencies on the domestic and international routes this summer as it adds nine aircraft to its fleet by the year end. Though IndiGo has no plans to expand its international footprint as of now, "this year, we are concentrating...
  • Reading made easy: Why just books libraries work June 16, 2011

    Melissa DSilva goes to the library almost every day. For someone who is not a book lover, this is unusual. I dont like to read, she confesses. But I came here to find books on baby care, and things to occupy my mind and time. A few days ago, DSilva...
  • Shoplifting is a cakewalk even in hitech malls April 21, 2008

    New Delhi: Despite all sorts of hitech gadgets, shoplifting is shockingly easy in Delhi malls. Most shopping malls spend lakhs of rupees on security gadgets including closed circuit TV and radio frequency tags. However, even the best of technology is useless if the humans who're supposed to control it are...
  • No cheating! Chip to check fake degrees August 20, 2007

    New Delhi: Buying degrees and fake marksheeets for a quick job seems like an unstoppable menace. But to put an end to the menace, technology has now lent a helping hand. The use of a tiny gadget called the Radio Frequency Identification Chip is the initiative by taken the University of...