Science & Tech

Apple soon to start producing iPhone in India

Friday, January 20, 2017


In watch could be a good news for Apple enthusiasts in India, the  Cupertino tech giant is willing to start producing iPhones in India, but it is seeking a big helping hand from Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The tech giant of scheduled to meet with officials in New Delhi next week to discuss the prospects for setting up manufacturing …

New Gmail phishing scam is fooling tech users

Thursday, January 19, 2017


If you use Gmail, you should be aware of a new phishing scam that’s fooling even some of the most tech-savvy users. According to security expert Mark Maunder, the CEO of a WordPress security plugin called Wordfence, the hacker will first send you an email that includes an attachment. Also Read: RBI has pumped in Rs …

Google Pixel 2 leaked pictures suggest redesign

Wednesday, January 18, 2017


Months after the launch of Google’s flagship smartphone Pixel, the Google Pixel 2 – slated to make its debut sometime in the latter  2017. The leaked renders come from Chinese website Anzhuo, and show the alleged upcoming smartphone to be significantly different from the current generation. Right off, you can see that the Google Pixel …

World’s lightest watch weighs 40 grams

Tuesday, January 17, 2017


The world’s lightest mechanical chronograph became a possibility with the use of Graphene. This has opened the door to further possible innovations with graphene, officials at the University of Manchester said. Graphene, is just an atom thick. It was first isolated in 2004 by Nobel-winning scientists and is expected to revolutionise industries. The watch was unveiled Monday in …

Here’s why Samsung Galaxy Note 7 caught fire

Monday, January 16, 2017


An investigation conducted by the Samsung Electronics Co Ltd into what caused some Galaxy Note 7 smartphones to catch fire found that the battery was the main reason. According to the report, the world’s biggest smartphone maker is seeking to put behind it one of the biggest product safety failures in tech history as it prepares …

SpaceX launches, lands rocket for first time since Sept blast

Sunday, January 15, 2017


SpaceX blasted off its Falcon 9 rocket, marking its first return to flight since a costly and complicated launchpad explosion in September. “Liftoff of the Falcon 9,” a SpaceX commentator said as the tall white rocket launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California at 9:54 am (local time), carrying a payload of 10 satellites …

Indian engineers have solved the hurdles in the fight to lower carbon-emissions

Saturday, January 14, 2017


Unlike many of their fellow engineers, though, Aniruddha Sharma and Prateek Bumb have something to show for their many years of toil. The company they founded in 2009, called Carbon Clean Solutions, has created a crucial technology the world needs to reach the low carbon-emissions targets set out in the Paris climate agreement. Also Read: The …

UAE launches its first robot pharmacy

Saturday, January 14, 2017


The UAE has launched its first ‘robot pharmacy’ in Dubai where robots will dispense prescribed medication at the click of a button. The robot is one of the latest smart technologies adopted by the authority to meet the 2016-2021 strategy, which aims to achieve a happy and healthy society, said Humaid Al Qatami, Chairman of the …

30 billion tons of stored carbon discovered in Congo peatland

Friday, January 13, 2017


At 3.7 million square kilometres, the Congo Basin contains some of the planet’s largest tropical rainforests and vast wetlands. Buried within this awesome wilderness are the Cuvette Centrale peatlands, recently discovered and mapped swamps that may contain 30 billion tons of carbon. This makes the Cuvette Centrale one of Earth’s most carbon rich ecosystems, one that desperately needs …

India has potential to become science superpower

Thursday, January 12, 2017


Nobel Laureate Venkatraman Ramakrishnan today said India has the potential to become science superpower and the country should continue investing in this field. “There is a need of good institutions which can attract scientists and researchers to come back to India and work here,” Venkatraman told reporters here. “India has the potential to become science superpower, but …

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