Get set go for Delhi’s PokeWalk on July 24

Get set go for Delhi’s PokeWalk on July 24

Newdelhi: The frenzy over Pokemon Go, an augmented reality game, has gripped the world like none other within just eight days of its launch. While some in India may have found a way to download it, others are awaiting the official release and Delhi is all set to conduct the biggest Pokemon Go event India […]

Hillary Clinton jumps on the Pokemon Go bandwagon

Hillary Clinton jumps on the Pokemon Go bandwagon

Newyork: Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has started to use the newly-launched Augmented Reality (AR) game Pokemon Go as a campaigning tool to register voters. The game, which came out on July 6, encourages users to walk around and visit “PokeStops” where they can acquire items for the game like Poke Balls and “gyms” where […]

Startup firm using AI to make open school platform smarter

Startup firm using AI to make open school platform smarter

  New Delhi:Astartup company by two IIT grads which is engaged in imparting education using the open school platform is infusing Artificial Intelligence technology now to make its platform smarter. Last year, Ritesh Singh and Akshat Goel launched Eckovation – a unique open-school communication and social learning platform that allows teachers, parents and students to […]

Twitter now supports up to 15MB GIF files

Twitter now supports up to 15MB GIF files

Micro-blogging website Twitter has increased its animated GIF (graphics interchange format) size limit from 5MB to 15MB if uploaded on the web from a desktop, a media report said on Thursday. However, the 5MB photo limit stays the same, along with the GIF limit, for mobile uploads on Twitter. But the micro-blogging website now allows […]

Solar plane in Egypt in penultimate stop world tour

Solar plane in Egypt in penultimate stop world tour

Cairo: The Solar Impulse 2 landed in Cairo today for its penultimate stop as the solar-powered plane nears the end of its marathon tour around the world. After the two-day flight from Spain, just one final leg lies between it and its final destination, Abu Dhabi, where it started its odyssey in March last year. […]

Bacteria-powered batteries coming soon to smartphones

Bacteria-powered batteries coming soon to smartphones

A team of scientists from Oxford University showed how the natural movement of bacteria could be harnessed to assemble and power microscopic “wind farms” or other man-made micromachines such as smartphone components. The study used computer simulations to demonstrate that the chaotic swarming effect of dense active matter such as bacteria can be organised to […]

Use of lethal force by a robot raises legal questions

Use of lethal force by a robot raises legal questions

Newyork:Dallas police using a robot against the suspect in an ambush against a sniper attacker has raised legal questions. A bomb disposal squad robot was jerryrigged to carry an explosive device to the target, according to a report in The Guardian. Although the offers in question are not being condemned for using the robot, this […]

Artificial pancreas may be available by 2018: scientists

Artificial pancreas may be available by 2018: scientists

London:Artificial pancreas – a device which monitors blood glucose in patients with diabetes and automatically adjusts levels of insulin entering the body – is likely to be available by 2018, scientists say. Currently available technology allows insulin pumps to deliver insulin to people with diabetes after taking readings from glucose meters, but these two components […]

Engineers design programmable RNA vaccines

Engineers design programmable RNA vaccines

MIT engineers have developed a new type of easily customisable vaccine that can be manufactured in one week, allowing it to be rapidly deployed in response to disease outbreaks. So far, they have designed vaccines against Ebola, H1N1 influenza, and Toxoplasma gondii (a relative of the parasite that causes malaria), which were 100 per cent […]