Technology

  • Google Capital invests in CommonFloor.com
    12:07 PM

    New Delhi, Jan 8 (IANS) Buoyed by the real estate growth in India, Google Capital has invested in online real estate platform CommonFloor.com, a statement said Thursday. “CommonFloor.com makes it easy for people in India to research, buy, sell and rent real estate. The online real estate market in India

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  • Disney technology to monitor giraffes at night
    8:39 AM

    New York, Jan 8 (IANS) Researchers from Disney Research Lab, Pittsburgh, have developed a video technique for automatically detecting unusual behaviour of giraffes at night. This will provide naturalists with an improved tool for monitoring the health and safety of the animals in the wild and under human care. Giraffes

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  • NASA robot can explore extraterrestrial volcanoes
    5:59 AM

    Washington, Jan 8 (IANS) The US space agency has developed a robot that is enabling researchers to put together a 3D map of a fissure – a crack that erupts magma – that is now inactive on Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano. The research has implications for extraterrestrial volcanoes. On both Earth

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  • Ansari visits Wipro campus in Bengaluru
    5:40 PM

    Bengaluru, Jan 6 (IANS) Vice President Hamid Ansari Tuesday visited the campus of global software major Wipro Ltd in the city and interacted with its top management, including chairman Azim Premji and chief executive T.K. Kurien. “We were honoured to host the vice president at our Sarjapur campus. Our executives,

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  • Tech Mahindra forms JV with Avion Systems
    3:55 PM

    Kolkata, Jan 6 (IANS) Indian IT consulting company Tech Mahindra Tuesday said it has entered into a joint venture with US-based global telecom technology firm Avion Systems to provide network design and engineering services to communications service providers. “Tech Mahindra has been chosen as a minority investor at Avion Systems

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  • Google ready to help in Digital India project: Vinton Cerf
    2:17 PM

    New Delhi, Jan 6 (IANS) The Narendra Modi government’s plans for Digital India initiatives are refreshing and exciting and Google is ready to help it out in this project, its Chief Internet Evangelist Vinton G. Cerf said Tuesday. “The aspirations of the new Indian government and its initiatives of Digital

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  • Infosys felicitates six researchers and scientists
    6:11 PM

    Kolkata, Jan 5 (IANS) Infosys Science Foundation (ISF) Monday awarded six researchers and scientists for their stellar contribution to science and research Monday here. “This is an example of engineering excellence under constraints and challengesa I hope the younger generation will take note of their accomplishments and be inspired by

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  • Validate traditional knowledge with modern science: Mashelkar
    11:05 AM

    Kolkata, Jan 5 (IANS) Eminent Indian scientist and former CSIR director general Raghunath Anant Mashelkar Monday stressed the need for validating traditional practices, such as Ayurveda, with modern science instead of just going by “blind faith”. “The scientific method of how things work and the way things work … as

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  • Google Glass to soon get competition
    9:03 AM

    Washington, Jan 5 (IANS) San Francisco-based Osterhout Design Group (ODG), which develops heavy-duty smart glasses for the military, is set to roll out a consumer-friendly version this year, Forbes reported. For less than $1,000, the augmented reality glasses can display high-definition video, record video and lay visuals over the real

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  • Himachal jail reforms: Technology helps prisons open up
    10:01 AM

    Shimla, Jan 4 (IANS) Prisons in Himachal Pradesh are no bar for the inmates wanting to keep in touch with their families and friends, even across borders and seas. A video-conferencing facility, perhaps the first in Indian prisons, is bringing them face to face with the outer world. For one

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  • NASA to set test inflatable technology
    8:29 AM

    Washington, Jan 4 (IANS) The US space agency is planning to test inflatable spacecraft technology for future missions to Red Planet. For this, NASA scientists are considering to use a blow-up heat shield which resembles stacking ring of doughnuts that young children play with, Daily Mail reported. To begin with,

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  • Bengaluru company develops technology for IAF
    8:05 AM

    Kolkata, Jan 4 (IANS) Bengaluru-based aero-defence equipment maker Radel Advanced Technology (RAT) is eyeing huge opportunities in the defence sector this year and is developing a series of indigenous technologies for the Indian Air Force (IAF). “An electronic Line Replaceable Unit (LRU) for the Dornier (maritime reconnaissance) aircraft is under

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