Inventions

  • 16-year-old from Panipat's breath-to-speech device takes him to Google Science Fair global finals 2 days ago

    New Delhi: 16-year-old Arsh Shah Dilbagi's invention is the only entry from Asia in the 15 global finalists at the Google Science Fair 2014. The augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) device that Dilbagi developed is called 'Talk' and can be used by people with developmental disabilities whose communication abilities are...
  • Indian American scientist VA Shiva Ayyadurai invented e-mail when he was only 14 August 30, 2014

    Washington: Know who is the inventor of e-mail? The credit goes to an Indian American VA Shiva Ayyadurai who received official recognition as the inventor of the computer program for electronic mail system from the US government August 30, 1982. Studying at Livingston High School in New Jersey, Ayyadurai began his...
  • Hyderabad will need of two more airports in future: KCR July 7, 2014

    Hyderabad: Hyderabad will require at least two more airports in the near future as the city's population is expected to touch three crore with the development of the Information Technology Investment Region, according to Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao. "Hyderabad's population in 2014 is 94 lakh. We are soon to...
  • Move over pepper sprays! Anti-rape jeans, wrist watches, and underwear: 5 creative anti-rape inventions by Indians June 29, 2014

    There is not a single week that goes by without the news of a horrifying rape case in some part of the country. After the horror of December 2012 when a girl was gang raped in a moving bus in the heart of Delhi, the youth decided to protest against...
  • Rubik's Cube invention: Here's how to solve the cube puzzle in 20 moves May 19, 2014

    Unable to solve Rubik's Cube? Here we help you understand the toy puzzle and how to solve it. The Rubik's Cube comprises 26 cubes that rotate on a central axis and has nine coloured cube sides. The faces in the form of three rows and three columns make up each...
  • Rubik's Cube invention: Will you get the cube tattooed? 9 other interesting tributes May 19, 2014

    Few can master the Rubik's Cube at the speed Anthony Brooks can. It is said that an estimated one in seven people worldwide have got to grips with the challenging toy. Designed in 1974, the 40-year-old toy completes 40 years. "Most of my adult life I spent with the cube...
  • Watch: 40 years of Rubik's Cube invention; here's what the inventor has to say May 19, 2014

    Few can master the Rubik's Cube at the speed Anthony Brooks can. But an estimated one in seven people worldwide have got to grips with the challenging toy....
  • Watch: Lightweight Upsee harness helps differently-abled children walk May 11, 2014

    A five-year-old boy previously unable to walk has taken his first steps, thanks to a simple new walking harness (Upsee) which its designers believe will transform the lives of disabled children world-wide. The Upsee is an upright standing mobility product to help disabled children learn the motion of walking. ...
  • 11 sci-fi inventions that you probably didn't know existed January 13, 2014

    How many times you wished you had a gadget from your favourite sc-fi movie? There are a lot of such inventions that have been inspired by these sci-fi shows and films. ...
  • Discovery and invention is in America's DNA, says Obama April 23, 2013

    Washington: The United States has become the greatest economic power in the world as discovery, science and engineering is in the DNA of its people, the US President Barack Obama said. "America has always been about discovery, invention, engineering, science and evidence. That's who we are. That's in our DNA....
  • Kerala doctor invents syringe that can't be reused February 25, 2013

    Thiruvananthapuram: In a major breakthrough, a doctor in Kerala has developed a cheap, effective and eco-friendly medical syringe that can never be reused. "The Peanut Safe Syringe becomes absolutely redundant after its first use. Neither the syringe nor the needle can ever be reused. Scavengers will never be able to collect,...
  • Charge your mobile phone with hot water February 22, 2013

    New Delhi: While researchers are busy finding newer sources of energy and ways of harvesting it, Ryan Johnstone, an independent inventor based in Nairobi, Kenya, has invented a solution that could help mobile phone users charge their devices with just the power of hot water. Ryan has developed the Bottle...
  • Higgs boson discovery biggest scientific breakthrough of 2012 December 21, 2012

    London: The capture of the most wanted sub-atomic particle in physics - Higgs boson - has topped the chart of the year's ten biggest scientific breakthroughs. Scientists had been chasing the Higgs boson, nicknamed the 'God particle' for more than four decades. In July the team from the European nuclear research...
  • Battery invention could lead to new phone designs August 8, 2012

    London: South Korean scientists have developed a battery that can be bent and twisted, giving the possibility that future phones could be flexible and hold more capacity, Daily Mail reported Tuesday. The team from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, led by Keon Jae Lee, has developed what they...
  • India Positive: Stories that make us feel proud April 28, 2012

    This week on India Positive, stories about heroes of Jalandhar tragedy, a class 10 dropout who writes, prints and publishes a magazine 'Baal Ki Khaall' and much more. ...
  • India Positive: stories of invention and inspiration April 24, 2012

    We bring you courageous stories of people which bring hopes to thousands. ...
  • IIT engineer gives cerebral palsy patients a voice November 15, 2011

    Chennai: Technology can be glamorous. But can it have a human touch? This is the story of a young IIT engineer who bent technology to give sick children the gift of speech. Ajit Narayanan, founder of Invention Labs, has invented a computer that helps patients suffering from cerebral palsy...
  • Underwear to protect modesty under scanner March 16, 2011

    London: Underwear to protect passengers' modesty when they walk through airport full-body scanners could soon become a reality. Steve Bradshaw, 54, has invented underwear and vests - for men and women - that are covered with a special paint made from a mixture of metals and glass. The T-shirt printer claims the...
  • Easiest way to fly? This man-powered skycycle! September 27, 2010

    A Canadian student has invented the easiest way of flying with a human-powered skycycle. ...
  • Beer has a 'deep-fried' avatar now September 1, 2010

    London: Here's a great piece of news for those who love going in for those beer binges frequently. A chef in the US has come up with what he claims to be the world's first recipe for deep-fried beer. According to chef Mark Zable, the beer is placed inside a pocket...
  • US hails scientist Jagadish Bose in Pioneers museum November 17, 2008

    Washington: With India and the United States recognising a strategic partnership as "indispensable and inevitable", Indian Ambassador to the US Ronen foresees the two nations working more closely in harnessing space and nuclear energy. "India and the United States recognise that a strategic partnership between the two countries is both indispensable...
  • Thinking green, inventing green for the planet September 29, 2008

    India’s green heroes are men and women of ideas and inventions—ordinary people who found simple ways to help the planet. Mansukhbhai Prajapati, a potter in Rajkot, invented a refrigerator that doesn’t need electricity. M B Lal, a senior citizen in Delhi, built an eco-friendly and low-cost AC. Poppat Bhat, teacher...
  • YouTube, Time's invention of the year November 6, 2006

    New York: A super economical car and a soldier-saving robot may be just what the world needs but the honour of being Time magazine’s Invention of the Year has gone to YouTube - the creation that has turned home movies into real hits on the web. Time's editors write that YouTube...
  • IBM launches twin initiatives in Chennai November 2, 2006

    Chennai: Global computer major IBM on Thursday announced two major initiatives in Tamil Nadu - the opening of its fourth facility in this city and the launch of its global "re-inventing education" programme in collaboration with the Chennai Corporation. The new facility in Chennai will enable IBM to scale its...