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Tuesday, 12-December-2017

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NEW SPECIES DEVELOP IN JUST TWO GENERATIONS

a week ago
A study of birds, which live on the Galapagos Islands in the Pacific Ocean, has shown direct genetic evidence that new species can arise in just two generations. The findings, published in the journal Science, are based on a study of a “strange” bird that arrived on a remote island in the Galapagos archipelago 36 years ago. “The novelty of this study is that we can follow the emergence of new species in the wild,” said B. Rosemary Grant from Princeton University in the US. The researchers said that the newcomer belonging to one species mated with a member of another species resident o...
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INNOVATIVE IDEAS OF YOGESH

a week ago
The creative mind has no limitation and this has been proved by innovators time and again. Yogesh Kumar (47), an employee of AG office, Bihar, has the passion to create something new applying his scientific acumen. Though he does not have the have the required degrees in science or technical field but his creativity is above the bookish knowledge. He has made several electronic gadgets useful for day to day life. Now, he is working on providing sunlight in dark rooms. It’s not like that the solution provided by Vastu experts who tell customers to break the wall and make a window or apply a mirror to reflect the sun rays in...
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TECH WHICH CAN SAVE THE EARTH

2 weeks ago
In   honour of — World Environment Protection and Conservation day on November 19th, a day to raise global awareness to take positive environmental action to protect nature and the planet earth here a list of some of the most useful and inspiring technological advances that are assisting conservation. Electric cars Corporations like Tesla, founded by the visionary -- Elon Musk are at the forefront of the era of green cars. Cars like the ones manufactured by Tesla Motors not only run on electricity but also get recharged ...
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KARNATAKA TO USE NANOTECH FOR ECOSYSTEM CREATION

2 weeks ago
The Karnataka government would create an ecosystem for bringing all stakeholders to use nanotechnology across verticals, including engineering, medicine, energy, transport and communication, said renowned scientist C.N.R. Rao here on Thursday. “Our endeavour is to create an ecosystem for bringing industry, research and academia on one platform with the state government support to use nanotechnology and nano science across verticals,” Rao told reporters at a preview of the “Bengaluru India Nano 2017”, here on December 7-8. Organised by the state Department of Information Technology, Biotechno...
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NANOTECH CAN CHARGE PHONES FASTER

6 weeks ago
Finding it painful to wait for your smartphone to be fully charged? Relax, as researchers have designed novel energy-storage devices using nanotechnology that can charge your phone in seconds. Supercapacitors -- energy-storage devices -- are a promising, green alternative to traditional batteries, with benefits including improved safety and reliability, in addition to much faster charging.  However, existing commercial supercapacitors have been limited so far by their relatively low storage capacity. The novel design, detailed in the journal ACS Nano, roughly doubles the amount of electrical energy the rapid-c...
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APP’T PROTECTION AGAINST GADGETS ADDICTION

7 weeks ago
In a scenario where the techy from Silicon Valley who had invented the “Like” button for Facebook giving up his hi-tech lifestyle, sans gadgets, or minimising them, when a child in south India has gone blind after using a smartphone for 24 hours, when several children in India committed suicide following Blue Whale, the tech scare has become more endemic than hard core drugs today. But here is some welcome news. Some tech firms in the Bengaluru are now coming up with innovative routers, apps, and devices that can help the parents and teachers  keep an eye on the content being browsed. One such inno...
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WEB APPLICATIONS, TOOLS TO END WILDLIFE TRAFFICKING AWARDED

8 weeks ago
Web applications and tools to detect and alert authorities of human intervention in reserve forests and monitoring of illegal wildlife trade through social media were among the ideas awarded here at “Zoohackathon”, an initiative supported by the Union Environment Ministry. As wildlife criminals use sophisticated means to ensure a smooth flow of trade, the two-day Zoohackathon brought together young developers, designers and experts to create web applications and tools to help reduce demand for illegal wildlife products. The awards were given away on Sunday evening at the WWF-India secretariat here.
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INDIA LEAPFROGGING TOWARDS GOING DIGITAL

9 weeks ago
With the kind of technology, talent and innovation which are currently available in the country, India will leapfrog the learning stages the developed countries have to go through towards realising their digital goals, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said here on Thursday. Addressing the gathering on the second day of the ‘India Mobile Congress (IMC) 2017’ here, Goyal said: “We have to expand the level of technology for growth. The telecom industry and Railways are helping India expanding it to benefit the masses. We have to look at new standards of service to our customers and have to expand the level of ...
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PROGRAMMING CELLS LIKE COMPUTERS

11 weeks ago
A new technique can help programme cells like a computer to fight cancer, influenza, and other serious conditions, suggests new research. A common molecule - ribonucleic acid (RNA), which is produced abundantly by humans, plants and animals - can be genetically engineered to allow scientists to programme the actions of a cell, said the study published in the journal Nucleic Acids Research. RNAs carry information between protein and DNA in cells, and the research proved that these molecules can be produced and organised into tailor-made sequences of commands -- similar to codes for computer software -- which feed sp...
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SMART ROADS COULD POWER LAMPS AND CARS

11 weeks ago
Researchers in Britain are working on smart materials that when embedded in road surfaces would be able to harvest and convert vehicle vibration into electrical energy to power street lamps or electric vehicle charging points. The research project aims to design and optimise energy recovery of around one to two megawatts per kilometre under ‘normal’ traffic volumes which is around 2,000 to 3,000 cars an hour. This amount of energy, when stored, is the amount needed to power between 2,000 and 4,000 street lamps. The researchers said they were working on smart materials such as ‘piezolectric’ ceramic...
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FALLEN TREE LEAVES TO ELECTRONICS

13 weeks ago
Researchers in China have discovered a new method to convert fallen tree leaves into a porous carbon material that can be used to produce high-tech electronics. In a study published in the Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy, the researchers described the process to convert tree leaves into a form that could be incorporated into electrodes as active materials.  The dried leaves were first ground into a powder, then heated to 220 degrees Celsius for 12 hours. This produced a powder composed of tiny carbon microspheres.  These microspheres were then treated with a solution of potassium hydrox...
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INTERNET ADDICTION: THE 21ST CENTURY EPIDEMIC

15 weeks ago
Internet overuse has risen to epidemic proportions and people are becoming vulnerable to many neuropsychiatric dysfunctions such as irritation, anxiety, and obsessive compulsion revealed research by a network of doctors, neurobiologists, and scientists. Calling internet overuse similar to drug addiction, the research report released on Thursday says internet overuse has a significant impact on personal and social relations, socio-political environment, and mental and general health of the users.  “Internet overuse has risen to epidemic proportions and a majority of people are now spending a lot of time o...