• Waterfall or Agile: Which Software Development Technique is Best For Your Business?
    12:59 PM

    “It is important to choose the right technique from the initial stages of software development. says the Chairman of Cryptograph Technologies. He adds, “Depending on your requirements, strength of the team and complexity of the project, you can select the best software development technique,” Managing the projects effectively is one

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  • Russia, US in constant contact after false alarm at space station
    2:06 AM

    Moscow, Jan 15 (IANS) Russian federal space agency Roscosmos and US space agency NASA are maintaining constant contact after a false alarm triggered an emergency situation at the International Space Station (ISS), Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said Wednesday. A meeting was convened among ISS crew onboard, Roscosmos, National

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  • Indian donates $2.5 mn for UCLA research facility
    2:43 PM

    Washington, Jan 14 (IANS) An Indian-American has gifted $2.5 million to the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), for a new state-of-the-art engineering lab dedicated to integrated microsystems, the university said. The donation by UCLA alumnus Mukund Padmanabhan, the founder of nonprofit Guru Krupa Foundation, will be used to support

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  • Internet economy can reach $200 bn by 2020: Prasad
    1:33 PM

    New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) Faster computer literacy in India can help the internet economy touch $200 billion by 2020 to contribute five percent of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP), Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said here Wednesday. “For the internet economy to touch $200 billion by

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  • Kerala students develop 200-km-a-litre vehicle
    12:25 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 14 (IANS) Three sixth semester mechanical engineering students here have designed and developed a prototype vehicle which runs more than 200 kilometres per litre of petrol. “It is a wonderful innovation and needs to be promoted considering the energy crisis and rising oil prices”, said B. Anil, the

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  • Samsung launches Tizen-powered smartphone in India
    11:51 AM

    New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) South Korean electronics major Samsung launched its much-awaited Z1 smartphone in India, that will run on the company’s own operating system Tizen, for Rs.5,700. “The smartphone market in India is rapidly evolving, with many consumers using their device as their screen of choice for content

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  • Asteroid to fly by Earth safely Jan 26
    7:47 AM

    Washington, Jan 14 (IANS) An asteroid will safely pass about three times the distance of the Earth to the Moon Jan 26, NASA reported. From its reflected brightness, astronomers estimate that the asteroid designated “2004 BL86″ is about a third of a mile (0.5 km) in size. The flyby of

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  • Tweets can predict a TV show’s success
    9:46 AM

    New York, Jan 13 (IANS) Twitter activity and data regarding TV programmes can help networks and ad agencies make superior, data-driven advertising and programme marketing decisions, a study has found. The study has been carried out by Nielsen, a leading global information and measurement company. According to the study for

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  • New algorithm for household robots to see better
    8:49 AM

    Washington, Jan 13 (IANS) Researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a new vision system that will help household robots recognise objects better while reducing the number of misidentifications. The new algorithm is accurate and 10 times faster, making it much more practical for real-time deployment with household

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  • Facebook knows you better than your friends
    8:05 AM

    London, Jan 13 (IANS) Researchers from Cambridge University and Stanford University have devised a software that can reveal your personality better than your friends by analysing posts that you “like” on the social networking site Facebook. The results showed that by mining Facebook “likes”, the computer model was able to

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  • Tiny worms to help improve astronauts’ health
    7:15 AM

    Washington, Jan 13 (IANS) Tiny roundworms are going to help researchers at the International Space Station (ISS) learn ways to keep astronauts healthy on long-duration space missions. Two Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) investigations on the ISS will help the team seek clues to physiological problems found in astronauts like

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  • Next generation electric car battery in making
    7:13 AM

    Toronto, Jan 13 (IANS) Scientists at University of Waterloo have announced a breakthrough in lithium-sulphur technology to develop a new generation of cheaper, lighter and more powerful electric car battery. Their discovery of a material that maintains a rechargeable sulphur cathode helps overcome a primary hurdle to building a lithium-sulphur

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