Science & Technology

Fast-Charging, Long-Lasting, Cheaper Battery Developed

WASHINGTON: Stanford scientists have developed the first high-performance aluminium battery that is fast-charging, long-lasting and inexpensive. Researchers say the new technology offers a safe alternative to many commercial batteries in....

Microsoft to bring more 4G LTE capable smartphones to India

Technology giant Microsoft today said it will line up more 4G-compatible devices in India once the infrastructure for the high speed Internet service is ready in the country. The company,....

Bharti Airtel launches ‘Airtel Zero’ platform to offer free access to some apps

NEW DELHI: Bharti Airtel has launched an open marketing platform 'Airtel Zero' to allow customers to access a variety of mobile applications for free while the data charges will be paid....

A new app to help solve fertility issues in women

Washington: A new mobile app can help women struggling with fertility problems identify the potential causes and find solutions. The subscription-based service is a personalised health programme for women that....

Your keyboard can be used to diagnose Parkinson’s

A new algorithm that analyses a person's typing patterns on a keyboard may help identify early onset of Parkinson's disease, a new MIT study has found.  The researchers from Massachusetts....

Alibaba looking to buy Indian e-tailers with big customer base

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is looking at acquisition of Indian e-tailers that have a large customer base as well as a robust network of merchants. It is also looking at....

NASA-funded engine may take humans to Mars in 39 days!

Washington: NASA has awarded a grant of US dollar 10 million to a Texas-based company to develop a revolutionary engine that could send humans to Mars in just 39 days.....

3D map of human skin created

Researchers have used information collected from hundreds of skin swabs to produce 3D maps of molecular and microbial variations across the body.  "This is the first study of its kind....

Hubble finds giant objects near dead quasars

Washington: NASA's Hubble space telescope has clicked a set of wispy, goblin-green objects that are the ephemeral ghosts of quasars that flickered to life and then faded. The glowing structures....

The Apple Watch: Is it a gadget or a fashion statement?

Apple CEO Tim Cook summed up the problem during a conversation with sales staff at a London Apple Store: “We’ve never sold anything as a company that people could try....

New technology charges phone battery by motion-powered fabric

Scientists at the Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea have created a double-layered fabric out of silver-coated woven textile that can charge the battery of a mobile phone. The foldable patch of....

Free mobile apps can damage your smart phone

WASHINGTON: Free mobile apps with ads drain your smartphone's battery faster, cause it to run slower, and use more network data, scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have found. When compared....