Science & Technology

‘Solar flow’ device to outperform traditional batteries

  New York : Combining a solar cell and a battery into a single device, researchers have developed a design that is 20 percent more efficient than today's traditional batteries.....

Twitter news yet to gain popularity among traditional media

London: Despite its growing popularity, half of the most popular news on micro-blogging site Twitter are still not being covered by traditional news media sources, researchers report.   To understand....

Indian-American develops novel technology for water filtration

New York: An Indian American researcher has developed a self-assembling synthetic membrane that may aid in better gas separation, water purification, drug delivery and DNA recognition.   This membrane is....

Indian American surgeon masters robotic surgery for advanced kidney cancer

New York:  In pioneering work, a team led by an Indian American surgeon has successfully performed robotic surgeries in advanced kidney cancer patients.   The team from USC Institute of....

New Twitter app launched for Windows 10

New York: Within days of the Windows 10 launch, Twitter has unveiled a native app for the operating system. Without requiring one to log in, the app showcases top trending tweets,....

Earth’s magnetic shield much older than previously thought

New York: The Earth's magnetic field is at least four billion years old, up from the previous estimates of 3.45 billion years, researchers from University of Rochester have found.  ....

Facebook bids adieu to ‘Happy Birthday!’ wishes

New York : Making birthday greetings on Facebook even more impersonal, the social networking giant has rolled out a feature that allows a user to wish "Happy Birthday" just by....

Instagram now bans #goddess hashtag

London: Photo-sharing app Instagram has banned the hashtag #goddess because "inappropriate" images were allegedly shared, media reports said. Earlier this month, Instagram also banned the hashtag #curvy but reinstated it last....

Scientists design first artificial ‘protein-making factory’

New York:In a first, US scientists have engineered an artificial ribosome - the protein synthesisers of the cell - or what the scientists call 'protein-making factory' that may enable the....

Strongest Aurora found beyond solar system

Washington: Astronomers have discovered the first aurora that is 10,000 times more powerful than any previously seen beyond the solar system. The aurora - similar to the famous "Northern Lights" on....

Samsung posts $5.9 bn operating profit in Q2

Seoul: Samsung Electronics posted 6.9 trillion won ($5.9 billion) in operating profit in the second quarter, missing market estimates on weak demand for Galaxy S6 smartphones, a regulatory filing showed on....

India’s first-ever social polling app is here

Mumbai : Do you want to create a ripple on a burning topic among your friends on various social media platforms? Download the country's first social polling app. Called "Whatsay", the....

UV light can make fruits germ-free

New York:Ultraviolet C (UVC) light can kill food borne pathogens on the surface of certain fruits, a study led by an Indian-origin scientist at Washington State University shows. "UVC radiation....

China building telescope with dish size of 30 football fields

Beijing:Supercomputer Skyeye-1, capable of a quadrillion computing operations per second, will support space exploration by the world's largest radio telescope whose dish size will be equivalent to 30 football fields.....

Unique tooth gave T Rex that bone-crunching bite

Toronto: The killer machine T Rex and its fellow theropod dinosaurs were successful predators partly due to a unique, deeply serrated tooth structure, new research shows. This saw-like structure allowed them....

Microsoft rolls out Windows 10 operating system

Tokyo:Microsoft Corporation began rolling out its new operating Windows 10 system in Japan on Wednesday. It has began with members here registering with its "Insider" programme among the first to....

‘India won’t prove easy for Satya Nadella to push Windows 10’

New Delhi: As the world awaits the Wednesday launch of Windows 10 operating system by Microsoft, with which its Indian-born chief executive Satya Nadella wants to power a billion devices....

Free Wi-Fi across Sri Lanka by 2016

Colombo:Free Wi-Fi connections will be available across Sri Lanka by March 2016 under an agreement the government signed on Tuesday with multinational technology company Google, a media report said. The....

NASA wi-fi chip to extend your smartphone’s battery life

New York: A NASA researcher has developed a wi-fi chip for wireless phones, computers and wearable devices that uses 100 times less power than traditional receivers. The chip developed by Adrian....

Fake iPhone factory busted in China

Beijing:Police in China's capital city of Beijing busted a factory that produced over 41,000 fake Apple iPhones, the media reported on Tuesday. The factory was discovered on May 14 and....

Facebook opens portal to expand Internet.org reach

New York:In a bid to rope in more mobile operators into the Internet.org project, Facebook has announced a dedicated portal that provides a go-to resource for the operators seeking to....

Google no longer to promote Google+ as Facebook rival

New York: Google will no longer be promoting its ambitious Google+ as competition to Facebook and Twitter, media reports said. Google+ head Brad Horowitz on Monday said users would no....

New therapy slows down brain tumour

New York:A new therapy that cuts off the way some cancer cells communicate significantly slows the rapid spread of a common and deadly brain tumour, new research has found. Glioblastoma....

One Plus may launch new phone at Rs.22,999

New Delhi : Chinese handset-maker One Plus is expected to launch its new flagship handset One Plus 2 at a starting price of Rs.22,999 on Tuesday. While The 16GB variant will....

How terror messages spread on Twitter?

Washington: Researchers are studying issues such as what type of information and propaganda from terror organisations go viral on the social media, how that information spreads and what kind of people/....

Lava launches Pixel V1 with Android One

New Delhi: Lava International on Monday launched a new Pixel V1 smartphone with Google's Android One operating system at a price of Rs.11,350. The new smartphone, powered by a 1.3 quad-core....

Google adds Lava to Android One portfolio

New Delhi: After adding Spice, Micromax and Karbonn to the Android One portfolio, Google is tying up with domestic handset maker Lava International to expand the programme with phones priced at....

Facebook helps woman reunite with father

New York: A woman from Seattle has been reunited with her father through Facebook after many years, media reports said. Tina Gomez shared a photo of herself on Facebook, asking viewers....

Lava launches new budget smartphone

New Delhi: Domestic handset maker Lava on Friday launched the new budget Flair Z1 smartphone at a price of Rs.5,699. The smartphone, which will run on Android Lollipop, will come with....

Bharti Airtel launches 4G trial in four cities

New Delhi:  Bharti Airtel rolled out fourth generation (4G) trials in four cities on Friday, a company statement said here. The cities are Rourkela in Odisha and Manipal, Udupi and....