Speed

  • 'Mr. Peabody And Sherman' tops North American box office 17-03-2014 11:35 AM

    Los Angeles: DreamWorks Animation's 'Mr. Peabody And Sherman' has become a box office victory in its second week of release, while the highly expected car racing film 'Need For Speed' trailed in third. The 3-D animated 'Mr. Peabody And Sherman' a comedy about a hyper-intelligent, time-traveling dog and his adopted...
  • Llyod, Gray and Speed demand withdrawal of ICC revamp plan 26-01-2014 04:51 PM

    New Delhi: The opposition to the revamp plan of the ICC piloted by India, Australia and England grew stronger on Sunday with former West Indies captain Clive Llyod and ex-ICC top officials Malcolm Gray and Malcolm Speed joining hands in demanding withdrawal of the controversial proposal. The trio, along with...
  • New York train was speeding before derailment: probe 03-12-2013 01:00 PM

    New York: A New York commuter train that derailed on Sunday morning, killing four people, was traveling nearly three times faster than the speed limit for the curved section of track where it crashed, officials said on Monday. The seven-car Metro-North train's brakes were working properly but were applied just...
  • Is your PC slow? 10 tips to speed up your computer 10-10-2013 01:06 PM

    New Delhi: Most of us often discover that our old PC has started lurching and has stopped performing the way it would work when it was young. Consequently, we either call up an engineer or start planning for a new machine. In both cases, we end up spending money which...
  • 'India's average Internet speed likely to jump to 1.8Mbps in a year' 28-07-2013 04:01 PM

    New Delhi: The average Internet speed in India is likely to jump by over 40 per cent to 1.8 Mbps in the next 12 months on the back of investments in high-speed fibre network and affordable data plans, cloud computing firm Akamai Technologies said in a report. In the first...
  • Spain train crash: Probe of deadly derailment focuses on train speed 26-07-2013 03:55 AM

    Santiago de Compostela: By all accounts, the train was going way too fast as it curled around a gentle bend. Then in an instant, one car tumbled off the track, followed by the rest of the locomotive, which seemed to come apart like a zipper being pulled. The derailment sent...
  • Giant leap in connectivity: Villages to get high-speed data cables 24-06-2013 06:44 PM

    New Delhi: India is set to take a giant leap in connectivity as work begins soon on a grand, Rs 20,000-crore ($3.3 billion) project to link its 250,000 village councils with high-speed data cables to take e-governance to the grassroots and facilitate e-services in fields ranging from education to entertainment...
  • Ambani bets on 4G broadband in India, but risks abound 24-06-2013 09:55 AM

    Mumbai: Indian tycoon Mukesh Ambani hopes his multi-billion dollar bet on cheap high-speed wireless broadband could change the way nearly a billion of his countrymen use mobile devices from the way they do banking to watching cricket. In a country where most people own a mobile phone yet lack basic...
  • Pakistan accuses Indian aircraft of violating its airspace 12-06-2013 04:35 AM

    Islamabad/New Delhi: Pakistan on Tuesday accused India of violation of its airspace but the Indian Air Force said it appeared to be a "technical violation" as its aircraft on a routine training sortie seemed to have flown close to the border. A Pakistan Air Force (PAF) spokesman said in Islamabad...
  • Delhi: Traffic police constable run over by speeding truck 22-05-2013 04:53 AM

    New Delhi: A 40-year-old Delhi Traffic Police constable was killed by a speeding truck In Delhi on Tuesday morning, police said. The errant truck driver was arrested. Mahesh Anand, who was on his way to Delhi's Todapur traffic lines on his bike, was knocked down and crushed by the truck...
  • Ahmed Jamal - Pakistan's new fast bowling hope 29-04-2013 04:49 PM

    Karachi: Little-known bowler Ahmed Jamal has vowed to make a name for himself after winning a nationwide "King of Speed" competition launched by cricket chiefs to unearth a new Pakistani quick. Pakistan boast a proud history of pacemen including the likes of Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis and Shoaib Akhtar and...
  • Digital tablets can improve reading of visually impaired 12-11-2012 05:39 PM

    Washington: People with moderate vision loss can regain the ability to read quickly and comfortably by using digital tablets, a new study has claimed. Researchers found that people with eye diseases that damage their central vision could increase their reading speed by 15 words-per-minute, on average. Using a tablet with...
  • China to have faster, cheaper internet by 2015 28-12-2011 12:52 PM

    Beijing: China hopes to increase internet speed by five times and cut broadband costs by 2015, the ministry of information technology has said. By 2015 the average broadband bandwidth will hit 20 megabytes per second (Mbps) in urban areas, almost five times the current level. In rural areas, the bandwidth...
  • WiMAX inaugurated in Meghalaya 11-11-2011 08:47 AM

    Shillong: Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Mukul M Sangma today inaugurated Wireless Interoperability for Microwave Access (WiMAX) at Ampati Sub Divisional Office (Civil) in Garo Hills of Meghalaya. Addressing the gathering Sangma said, "WiMAX is the latest technology being deployed for high speed data connection for long distances." WiMAX is basically...
  • Quake: Railways imposes speed restriction on trains 19-09-2011 12:53 AM

    New Delhi: In the wake of the earthquake in Sikkim and other parts of the northeastern region, the Railways has imposed a speed restriction of 30-40 km per hour on movement of trains plying through north Bengal and Bihar. "Even though there has been no report of any damage to...
  • Railways to introduce high-speed corridors 29-07-2011 11:58 PM

    Thanjavur (TN): The Indian Railways would soon introduce high-speed passenger corridors in three sectors in South India, with trains running at 150 km per hour and dedicated freight corridors in six sectors, Minister of State for Railways J H Muniyappa said in Thanjavur on Friday. "Survey work has started for...
  • Researcher computes universe's expansion speed 28-07-2011 11:46 AM

    Sydney: A researcher has come up with one of the most accurate measurements ever made of how fast the universe is expanding. Florian Beutler, doctoral candidate with the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) at The University of Western Australia, has calculated how fast the universe is growing by...
  • No time travel, nothing is faster than light 26-07-2011 05:59 PM

    London: Time travel will remain a sci-fi fantasy, according to scientists who claim to have proved that nothing can travel faster than the speed of light. An international team says their findings reveal that a single photon obeys Albert Einstein's traffic law of the universe - thus putting an end...
  • Australian town changes name to 'Speedkills' 20-02-2011 01:23 PM

    Melbourne: A tiny town in Australia named Speed would change its name for one month to "Speedkills" as part of a road safety campaign to promote safe driving. Speed town in Victoria, with a population of just 45 people, will be known as Speedkills for the month of March, the...