Technology

  • IITs among world's 5 best entrepreneurial undergraduate institutes: HRD 12 hours 43 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are ranked fourth on a list of 50 best entrepreneurial undergraduate institutes in the world, Human Resource and Development Minister Smriti Irani said on Friday. The ranking was compiled by PitchBook Data, a US-based private equity and venture capital research firm. Sharing the achievement at...
  • Mark Zuckerberg wants more students to explore tech 17 hours 13 minutes ago

    Redwood City: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants to turn more American high school students into well-paid techies - and even hire some of them to work at his social-media company. Zuckerberg told students Thursday at Redwood City's Sequoia High School that understanding technology and computers will be critical to having options...
  • PM Modi likely to attend technology fair in Germany in April 2015 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to attend the world-renowned engineering and technology fair at Hannover in Germany in April next year, an official statement on Wednesday said. India has conveyed its consent to be the 'Partner Country' at the five-day engineering fair in Germany to be held from...
  • 'Positive attitude' is a must in life: Bachendri Pal 2 days ago

    In an interview to CNN-IBN, Bachendri Pal who in 1984 became the first Indian woman to summit Mt. Everest said that positive attitude and mental toughness were a must in life. "Today with technology, things have become easy. I am excited about my expedition to Kharta Valley," said Pal. ...
  • Researchers create ceramic that recovers shape after being smashed 3 days ago

    New York: Researchers have developed a technology that can lead to production of a material that is thermally insulating but also extremely light-weight and non-breakable. The team of researchers from California Institute of Technology in the US has developed the method by taking advantage of the unusual properties that solids exhibit...
  • Watch: MIT's Cheetah robot that sprints like Usain Bolt 3 days ago

    Washington: Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a bounding algorithm to enable a robotic cheetah run and jump with super agility. This cheetah is a sleek, four-legged assemblage of gears, batteries and electric motors that weighs about as much as its feline counterpart. The team recently took the...
  • India's first ever eCabinet in Andhra Pradesh 4 days ago

    Hyderabad: For the first time ever in the country, Andhra Pradesh government had its first paperless eCabinet meeting on Monday. Using the app, eCabinet, the ministers accessed the entire agenda of the Cabinet meeting in electronic form. In the eCabinet, data can be accessed by ministers by logging...
  • Scientists capture the sound of an atom, open a new door into the quantum world 6 days ago

    London: For the first time, scientists have used sound to 'talk' to an artificial atom, demonstrating a curious phenomenon in quantum physics that sees sound waves take on the role of light. The interaction between atoms and light is well known and has been studied extensively in the field of quantum...
  • Jerome Valcke favours 'goal-line' but opposes video replay 1 week ago

    Panama City: FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke said he is against the use of video replay during games because it takes away the essence of football. Valcke on Thursday praised the use of goal-line technology, which helps referees determine whether the ball actually crossed the goal line as it was brought...
  • Venkaiah Naidu pitches for improving technical education system September 6, 2014

    Vellore: Voicing concern over the condition of technical education in the country, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday said that the time has come for upgrading the system both qualitatively and quantitatively as only 15 per cent of engineers were employable. Referring to a report by the National Association...
  • Is non-profit a new app? September 1, 2014

    Social enterprises are getting re-defined in this age of apps and social media. Right from the delivery of social services, to the way contributions are raised and causes articulated is undergoing a transformation. In many ways, the time has come for a purely digital social organization. A facebook of social...
  • Laws must be faster than technology, says SC as Centre says it can't block 4 cr porn websites in India August 29, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has expressed concern as the government has informed it that it cannot block 4 crore porn websites operating in India. The government has told the apex court that they cannot direct Internet service providers to block these websites. The government has told the court that efforts...
  • Government to meet IT ministers from all states to take forward Modi's Digital India project August 26, 2014

    New Delhi: In a bid to take forward Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Digital India project, Communications and Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad will meet IT ministers from all states on Tuesday to lay out a roadmap for its implementation. The government is expected to invest over Rs 1 lakh...
  • Railways to install work stations in Rajdhani trains August 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Rajdhani travellers can soon look forward to some getaway moments during their journey as the railways has finalised plans to install work stations fitted with office electronics in its premier train service. Work stations equipped with laptop, printer, fax machine and Internet facility will be set up in a...
  • 'Share a photo of my food? Khana thanda nahi ho jayega?' This guy struggling to teach his dad about Twitter is the most hilarious thing you will see today August 22, 2014

    Fathers will be stubborn when it comes to adapting to new technology advances. Twitter and Facebook are no better than an alien invasion on their painstakingly manicured lawns. Watch this man being woken up with a barrage of questions by his dad curious about Twitter. We've all faced a situation...
  • Future gadget screens could automatically correct vision August 22, 2014

    New York: You can soon kiss goodbye to your glasses or contact lenses as future smartphones can adjust the display screen for better visibility for you. Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a "vision-correcting display" technology that fits on your smartphone's screen or laptop or any other...
  • PM Modi emphasises on the role of DRDO, says technology plays a key role today August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Addressing scientists at a Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) function in new Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi highlighted the role of the DRDO and said that it has a crucial stature today as the "nature of war has changed and technology plays a key role today." "Are our...
  • Robots can now see through solid walls using WiFi August 11, 2014

    Washington: Researchers have created a new technology that allows robots to look through solid walls using WiFi signals. Scientists at the University of California, Santa Barbara have been working to provide X-ray vision to enable robots to see objects and humans behind thick walls through the use of radio frequency signals. The...
  • Shining Engineering Colleges of India: RNSIT, Bangalore is known for honing technical skills August 9, 2014

    In this episode of Shining Engineering Colleges of India, the spotlight is on RNSIT Bangalore. Established in 2001, this institute is known for the great faculty and co-curricular and recreational skills. It is striving towards excellence with ninety percent students placed successfully last year. ...
  • ACP Pradyuman uses Koogle search! 17 crazy high-tech techniques only the CID team uses to solve criminal cases August 6, 2014

    ACP Pradyuman has been in service for 15 years now. He has solved over 500 cases with 100% success. In the course of his 15-year-old career, he had lost his eyes once, but recovered completely. He also lost his entire team to a bomb blast, or so he thought. In...
  • One of Internet's most prolific tech leakers retires, as tweeting can't help him earn enough August 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The once-anonymous prolific tech leaker - @evleaks - who gave the world and eager technology journalists a peep at many best-selling devices much before they were officially launched, has finally called it a day and that too after only two years of running his popular Twitter account. Evan...
  • New vision-correcting display technology may soon help you ditch your glasses, contact lenses July 28, 2014

    Washington: You may soon be able to ditch your glasses and contact lenses, thanks to a new display technology that automatically addresses vision problems. Scientists are developing a new screen technology that can adjust an image on a display so you can see it clearly without corrective lenses. The technology uses algorithms...
  • New technology allows hair to reflect almost any colour July 27, 2014

    Washington: What if you could alter your hair to reflect any colour in the spectrum? It may soon become a reality! New research suggests individuals can alter their hair colour and use a flatiron to press a new hair pattern. Researchers at the University of New Mexico and Los Alamos National...
  • After four days, leopard leaves IIT Bombay July 26, 2014

    Mumbai: A leopard which had strayed into the forest-like campus of IIT Bombay finally left after an almost four-day long sojourn early on Saturday, with the institute students, management and forest officials heaving a sigh of relief, an official said. "After searching the entire premises, the forest department has concluded...
  • IT giant TCS crosses Rs 5 lakh crore market cap; first by an Indian company July 24, 2014

    Mumbai: Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), the country's largest software services exporter, on Wednesday attained a market valuation of over Rs 5 lakh crore, becoming the first company in Indian markets to achieve this milestone. At the end of of Wednesday's trade, the market capitalisation (m-cap) of TCS soared to Rs 5,06,703.34...
  • Inter-ministerial group to review use of radiation technology July 23, 2014

    New Delhi: A high-level inter-ministerial group will meet on Thursday to review use of radiation technology for preservation of perishable food and agriculture commodities to enhance their shelf life and prevent food wastage. Anil Kakodkar, former Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission, A K Sharma, Head, Food Technology Division, Bhabha Atomic Research...
  • ABVP launches mobile app to reach out to tech-savvy youths July 20, 2014

    New Delhi: In an effort to reach out to the tech-savvy young generation, BJP's students wing Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) has launched its own mobile app. The app has been named 'ABVP' and is available free on Google playstore for android users. "The aim of the app is too encourage more...
  • Edward Snowden seeks to develop anti-surveillance technologies July 20, 2014

    New York: Edward Snowden, a former US spy agency contractor who leaked details of major US surveillance programs, called on supporters at a hacking conference to spur development of easy-to-use technologies to subvert government surveillance programs around the globe. Snowden, who addressed conference attendees on Saturday via video link from...
  • US government software standards may enable spying by NSA July 15, 2014

    San Francisco: US government standards for software may enable spying by the National Security Agency through widely used coding formulas that should be jettisoned, some of US' top independent experts concluded in papers released on Monday. Such mathematical formulas, or curves, are an arcane but essential part of most technology...