Science & Tech

IIA scientist closes in to accurately predict Coronal Mass Ejection from Sun


New Delhi: Changing the structure of the magnetic field on the Sun’s surface determined whether a flare or a Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) was emitted. This understanding will be useful in improving predictions of solar weather, which affects electrical, and communication systems on Earth and satellite systems in space. Dr P Vemareddy of the Indian Institute of Astrophysics...

BITS Pilani scientists develop stable solid electrolytes for Li-Ion batteries


Jaipur: Indian researchers have developed a thermally stable solid electrolyte for lithium-ion batteries for energy storage that promise application for a wide range of temperatures from 30-500 degrees Celsius.  A group of researchers led by Dr Anshuman Dalvi of the Department of Physics at Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) at Pilani Campus have developed solid-state energy...

Innovation with Creativity


By Pratyush Vyas Software Engineer He is innovative in his thinking with proven digital solutions. Prasenjit Bhadra harmonizes understanding and appreciation of ‘pure creativity’ and ‘latest technology’. We have to be familiar with technical terms to be able to grasp the significance of the global patent in his name. He is an expert in sharing possibilities and...

Dubai making its own rain to beat 120-degree heat


Officials in Dubai are using drones to artificially increase rainfall as the city grapples with oppressive heat, a video this week shows. The rainmaking technology, known as “cloud seeding,” was put into use as summer temperatures have surged past 120 degrees Fahrenheit in the United Arab Emirates city, the Independent reported. Experts have said the technology aims...

Biden wants it easier to get your broken cellphone fixed


For want of repair options, Americans dispose of 416,000 cellphones a day and are forced to buy new ones. High tech has become ubiquitous in our lives. Everything from tractors to toasters to what we used to call telephones are now built with microchips. But when these devices and machines are broken, your choices to...

Space tourism gets a billionaire buzz


Space flight of Branson or Bezos this month will last a scant handful of minutes, but suborbital space may usher in a new era of spaceflight and space flyers alike. By Space.com For perhaps the first time, the humans inside a spacecraft will — in a strict financial sense — be worth more than the vehicle itself, as...

Indian Hindustani music app developer wins Apple design award


Apple on Friday announced Apple Design Award winners which included six new award categories. Among the 12 app and game developers who won the award this year was Indian developer Sandeep Ranade who developed the NaadSadhana app, an app for Hindustani classical music. Ranade won the award under the innovation category, which provides a state-of-the-art experience...

A ‘Third Eye’ for smartphone addicts


A South Korean industrial designer has come up with a satirical solution for "smartphone zombies" who can't take their eyes away from their screen long enough to stop themselves walking into a wall or other obstacle. Paeng Min-wook, 28, has developed a robotic eyeball he has dubbed "The Third Eye", which obsessive mobile phone users...

US to treat growing ransomware incidents as terror attacks


Taking a tough stand on growing ransomware attacks, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and US Justice Department have announced to treat such cyber incidents as terror attacks. Christopher Wray, Director of the FBI, told The Wall Street Journal that the country is facing a similar challenge like 9/11, and the Bureau has identified about...