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Tuesday, 12-December-2017



16 weeks ago
A senior official of China’s Weiqi Association (CWA) said last week that it’ s lucky for both AlphaGo and Weiqi when they met, which brought the best in each other. Riding over human player demonstrates the AlphaGo, or the Artificial Intelligent (AI), has upgraded the capability to a new level, Xinhua quoted HuaYigang, deputy chairman of CWA, as saying. Meanwhile, AlphaGo helps human players explore new ways of gaming. Hua visited Houston for an event of amateur Weiqi (or Go) tournament, which lasted two days during August 12 and 13, attracting more than 20 players with ages range from seven to 7...


16 weeks ago
Researchers have shown that a battery activated by spit has the potential to power point-of-care diagnostic applications in extreme conditions. In a paper published in the journal Advanced Materials Technologies, the researchers described how they created a high-performance, paper-based, bacteria-powered battery which generates power within minutes of adding saliva.  They created the battery by building microbial fuel cells with inactive, freeze-dried exoelectrogenic cells.  “On-demand micro-power generation is required, especially for point-of-care diagnostic applications in developing count...


17 weeks ago
Taking on the serious situation of groundwater contamination, the Assam State’s Public Health Engineering (PHE) department is planning to install solar power pumps and an affordable nano technology-based water purifier to purify water across the state.   Assam’s drinking water continues to be contaminated with harmful pollutants like arsenic, fluoride and even lead. Groundwater in more and more habitations are reporting harmful levels of the contaminants, leaving residents, scientists and the government worried. According to State’s Public Health Engineering minister Rihon Daimary, water...
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UNICEF study on  4-year-olds

18 weeks ago
Majority of four-year-olds in rural areas of Assam, Rajasthan and Telangana are attending preschools, either private or government-run Anganwadi centres, a UNICEF study revealed on Friday. The study, which highlighted that even one year of participation in a quality early childhood development programme leads to higher school readiness levels and thus better learning outcomes in the early primary grades, however, noted that most of these children had low readiness levels for schools. The five-year longitudinal research followed a cohort of 14,000 children from age four to eight. The “Indian Early Childhood Education Impact study” was launched here by UNICEF i...
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Mamata extends Kanyashree scheme

18 weeks ago
Banerjee launched the extended version of the UN-lauded Kanyashree Prakalpa, the targeted conditional cash transfer scheme, aimed at checking child marriage and retaining girls in schools and other educational institutions. She said the project is being extended to boost post-graduate studies.“The non-resident Indians (NRIs) had come to meet me on Thursday and gave a proposal. They will bear the total expenses of 10 meritorious girl students who wish to pursue research. They will help even in future research work,” Banerjee said at a celebration for the success of the scheme. The Kanyashree scheme has brought almost 41 lakh adolescent girls in its fold, ...

Delhi schools to harness solar power

19 weeks ago
Government schools in Delhi may soon light up with solar power as the Aam Aadmi Party government is considering a proposal to set up photo-voltaic panels on rooftops of all its school buildings.The move will give momentum to the Delhi government’s flagship programme to make the national capital a solar city. The government, in its Solar Policy, targets to generate 2,000 MW electricity through solar power by 2025. Officials said the proposal to light up Delhi schools with solar energy was ready and would be implemented soon.“In the initial phase, solar panels will be set up on the rooftops of 25 to 30 school buildings in the city in the next few months,” a De...

Highest bidder gets Toilet Seat Art

19 weeks ago
92  year old Barney Smith has created over 1,000 custom toilets seats for his garage museum in Alamo Heights. Spending nearly half his life creating friendships through his love for seat art, he is now ready to part with his collection and auction it off. Smith’s had a 50 year old hobby of turning trash into treasure. Smith is the owner of Barney Smith’s Toilet Seat Art Museum with 1,200 spectacularly decorated toilet covers that he has created his art on. Thousands of art lovers from around the world have stopped by his museum in Alamo Heights. Smith is very passionate about his art and his museum. He enjoys talking to visitors and working on toilet seats un...

No way to hide from Court Summons Now 

21 weeks ago
  What the Law Ministry could not do in decades, a 2009 batch Uttar Pradesh lady IAS officer has done it in less then one month - finding an automated solution to the India’s pendency problem in various courts across the country. Impressed by her software, the High Court in Uttar Pradesh has given a go ahead for its implementation initially in e-Courts and then in its Allahabad and Lucknow benches.  Developed by Shubhra Saxena, a 2009 batch IAS officer, the software will prove to be a boon in serving summons to parties involved in a legal tangle. Shubhra is a tech graduate from IIT Roorkee, who topped the civil services exam in 2008. Shubhra has...

East West link: City of Joy’s newest breather

21 weeks ago
East and the West / Never the twain shall meet ­- so wrote the poet. However, at the Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation(KMRC), men and machine have undertaken this seemingly impossible task of meeting the two,--connecting the East of the City of Joy with the West -- overcoming multiple hurdles and many a deadline. The 16.6 km East-West Metro(EWM) project connecting Howrah station with  Sector V in Salt Lake that had at one point of time been saddled with seething problems including funds and infrastructure bottlenecks, has been off to a fantastic start, time and cost overrun notwithstanding. Going by the present pace of the work, the first phase ...


23 weeks ago
Studies looking at the effects of playing video games on brain structure and function have been compiled and summarized by scientists. Playing video games regularly has shown to make the brain’s attention and visuospatial regions more efficient. Scientists have also looked into the brain’s mechanism involved in video game addiction. Ever since the rapid evolution of technology, video games have been an integral part of our daily routines. The average age of a person playing video games was 35 in 2016 which only shows that more and more adults are incorporating playing video games in their lifestyles. Playing v...


23 weeks ago
A team of scientists from various universities have put together a new ‘miracle material’ that would be extremely durable and energy efficient and would completely change how smart devices are made. This team has been working to create durable hybrid devices that conduct electricity at high speeds, are energy efficient, and easy to manufacture in large scale. The team of scientists comprised of Dr Elton Santos from Queen’s University’s School of Mathematics and Physics and other top scientists from University of California, California State University, and Stanford University.  The scientists ...


24 weeks ago
To enhance the passenger experience by upgrading existing fleet of coaches with better furnishing, aesthetics & amenities; and better safety features with a view to provide a safe and comfortable travel, Minister of Railways  Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu launched Mission retro-fitment in Rail Bhavan recently. Member Traffic, Railway Board, Mohd Jamshed, Member Rolling Stock, Railway Board, Ravindra Gupta, Member Staff, Railway Board, Pradeep Kumar were among those present on the occasion.  Speaking on the occasion, Minister of Railways Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu said, “ Mission Retro-Fitment is an ambitious pr...