Science & Technology

One-third women avoid smear tests due to embarrassment: Survey

One-third women avoid Pap smear tests due to embarrassment: Survey

One in three young women avoid or delay getting screened for cervical cancer because they are embarrassed about their pubic areas, revealed a survey. According to the World Health Organisation,....

Apple announces support to Malala Fund to empower girls in India, world

Apple announces support to Malala Fund to empower girls in India, world

Apple on Monday announced to support The Malala Fund, led by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai, which is focused on advocating every girl's right to 12 years of free,....

Indian Scientists term Union Minister Satyapal Singh's anti-Darwin remark as illogical, polarising

Indian Scientists term Union Minister Satyapal Singh's anti-Darwin remark as illogical, polarising

Prominent scientists across the country have dismissed Union Minister Satyapal Singh's views on evolution as "illogical" and "untenable" and came out strongly in favour of the Darwinian model of the....

Wildlife Conservation Trust launches launches 'Roadkills' to collect data on wildlife deaths

Wildlife Conservation Trust launches launches 'Roadkills' to collect data on wildlife deaths

The Wildlife Conservation Trust (WCT) has launched 'Roadkills', a citizen science initiative to collect data on mortality of wild animals on roads, irrigation canals or railway lines in India. The....

Screening all women for cancer genes may be cost effective

Screening of all women above 30 years of age could prevent ovarian and breast cancers: Research

Screening all women over 30 years age for breast and ovarian cancer gene mutations can be cost effective and could also prevent more of these cancers than just screening those....

GSAT-11 could be last Indian satellite to be launched by a foreign rocket: ISRO

GSAT-11 could be last Indian satellite to be launched by a foreign rocket: ISRO

If things pan out as intended, the 5.7-tonne GSAT-11 will be most probably the last heavy Indian satellite to be launched by a foreign space agency, according to K. Sivan,....

Bengaluru-based start-up Teriflix comes up with first theatre for Netflix, Amazon Prime Video

Bengaluru-based start-up Teriflix comes up with first theatre for Netflix, Amazon Prime Video

Bored with binge-watching your favourite Netflix and Amazon Prime videos on that same old 15mm inch of your laptop then this Bengaluru-based theatre has come out with a list of....

New Facebook update to prioritise trustworthy news: CEO Mark Zuckerberg

New Facebook update to prioritise trustworthy news: CEO Mark Zuckerberg

After tweaking its News Feed to allow users to see more updates from family and friends than posts from businesses, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has now announced to prioritise news....

Clients positive despite setback for some: Wipro Chief Executive

Clients positive despite setback for some: Wipro Chief Executive

Software major Wipro's global clients were positive on demand for IT services in 2018 despite some customer specific uncertainty, said a top official on Friday. "Calendar year 2018 commentary from....

IIT-Bhubaneswar to have incubation centre

IIT-Bhubaneswar to have incubation centre

An incubator "Centre of Excellence for Virtual and Augmented Reality" (VARCoE) will be set up on the IIT-Bhubaneswar, campus, said an official on Friday. The MSME Department of Odisha government,....

TRAI recommends Internet, MCA services in-flight

TRAI recommends Internet, MCA services in-flight

The Indian telecom regulator on Friday recommended that both Internet and mobile communications on board aircraft (MCA) service should be permitted as In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) in the Indian airspace. The....

NASA tests small nuclear reactor to power a habitat on Mars

NASA tests small nuclear reactor to power a habitat on Mars

To provide safe and plentiful energy for future robotic and human missions for Mars and beyond, NASA is conducting experiments on Kilopower -- a small nuclear reactor that can generate....

'WhatsApp Business' launched, coming to India soon

WhatsApp Business application launched, coming to India soon

 To help businesses communicate better with their customers globally including in India, WhatsApp on Thursday launched "WhatsApp Business" a free-to-download Android app for small businesses. The new app will make....

6 million Indians sign up blood donor campaign on Facebook

6 million Indians sign up blood donor campaign on Facebook

More than six million people have signed up as blood donors on Facebook's "blood donations feature" in India, making it the largest online blood registry in the country, a company....

Six million Indians sign up as blood donors on Facebook's blood donations feature

6 million Indians sign up as blood donors on Facebook's blood donations feature

More than 6 million people have signed up as blood donors on Facebook's 'blood donations feature' in India, making it the largest online blood registry in the country, a company....

Google launches 'Cloud AutoML' to help all businesses leverage Artificial Intelligence

Google launches 'Cloud AutoML' to help all businesses leverage Artificial Intelligence

Google has launched "Cloud AutoML", a product that enables businesses with limited Machine Learning (ML) expertise to build high quality, custom Artificial Intelligence (AI) models to improve their product or....

Apple to infuse $350 bn into US economy in next 5 years

Apple to infuse $350 bn into US economy in next 5 years

Apple has announced to contribute $350 billion to the US economy over the next five years that includes an estimated $55 billion investment this year. The investments will concentrate in....

Report reveals ‘Apple’ harms human health and environment!

Report reveals ‘Apple’ harms human health and environment!

American company Apple has failed a CSR audit. In the report, it was revealed that workers in Apples Catcher Technology factory are being treated very badly and exploited. Hundreds of....

Russian researchers locate Android spyware that can steal WhatsApp messages

Russian researchers locate Android spyware that can steal WhatsApp messages

Researchers from Russian cyber company Kaspersky Lab have found an Android spyware that has the ability to steal WhatsApp messages via Accessibility Services and connect an infected device to Wi-Fi....

Rural India still poor when it comes to Internet penetration: Deloitte India

Rural India still poor when it comes to Internet penetration: Deloitte India report

With only 17 % Internet penetration, rural India is lagging behind in connectivity owing to challenges in the deployment of fixed broadband networks, a Deloitte India report said on Wednesday.....

Honor View 10: Dependable mid-premium flagship contender

Honor View 10: Dependable mid-premium flagship contender

Paying heed to the global buzz around Artificial Intelligence (AI), Chinese smartphone major Huawei has brought to India a mid-premium flagship device, Honor View 10, that includes a Neural-Network Processing....

Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ specifications leaked; Check what's new here

Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ specifications leaked; check what's new here

A few weeks before the official launch of Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+, details regarding the specifications and design have been leaked online. Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+....

BlackBerry unveils cyber security tool 'Jarvis' to secure self-driving cars

BlackBerry unveils cyber security tool 'Jarvis' to secure self-driving cars

Software major BlackBerry has unveiled a new cyber security tool called "BlackBerry Jarvis" for automakers that will scan in real-time all software components in an autonomous vehicle to predict and....

Instrument that could convert dogs' bark into human language

Instrument that could convert dogs' bark into human language

Scientists in the US are working on an instrument that would use artificial intelligence (AI) to learn and translate animals vocalisations and facial expressions into simple English. According to a....

Security flaw in Intel's AMT lets attackers hack laptops in seconds

Security flaw in Intel's AMT system, attackers can hack laptop in few seconds

Finnish cybersecurity company F-Secure has claimed it has found a security flaw in Intel's Active Management Technology (AMT) which can allow a hacker to compromise a work laptop within seconds.....

Google temporarily bans addiction centre advertisements globally

Google temporarily bans addiction centre advertisements globally

A week after it was reported that Google was cashing in millions from health referral ads in Britain, the tech giant has temporarily banned addiction and rehabilitation centre advertisements worldwide.....

Renewable energy generation costs continue to fall: International Renewable Energy Agency report

Renewable energy generation costs continue to fall: International Renewable Energy Agency report

For new projects commissioned in 2017, electricity costs from renewable power generation have continued to fall significantly compared to the fossil fuels, according to a new report from the International....

On her 92nd birth anniversary, Google pays tribute to writer Mahasweta Devi with a doodle

On her 92nd birth anniversary, Google pays tribute to writer Mahasweta Devi with a doodle

Eminent Bengali fiction writer and social activist Mahasweta Devi has been honoured by the Google on her 92nd birthday with the doodle. The Indian literary icon passed away in July....

NASA's cargo spacecraft back down to earth with heavy payload

NASA's cargo spacecraft back down to earth with heavy payload

SpaceX's Dragon cargo spacecraft splashed down in the Pacific Ocean on Saturday after nearly four weeks in space. Dragon splashed down successfully about 10:37 am EST (1537 GMT) west of....

How gut bacteria, broccoli can help keep bowel cancer away

How gut bacteria, broccoli can help keep bowel cancer away

Researchers have developed a cocktail of bacteria and cruciferous vegetables that can potentially turn into a targeting system that seeks out and kills colorectal cancer cells. Colorectal cancer is the....