Technology

Facebook is giving away a powerful new technology for building smart computers

Facebook Facebook is giving away the design of this piece of hardware, called Big Sur, that helps computers think and learn. On Thursday, Facebook’s industry-changing Open Compute Project (OCP) took on one of the biggest, most important new fields in tech: machine learning and artificial intelligence.Facebook is giving away for free some hardware designs that make computers smarter and able ... Read More »

New Human Skin Detection Technology For Improved Security

Many current image recognition programmes employ hyperspectral imaging systems, which allow engineers to search for a wide variety of objects – exoplanets, oil wells, or human skin. (Representational Image) WASHINGTON:  Scientists have developed a new technology that can better characterise human skin using spectral imaging of melanin, hemoglobin and water, which could improve security, search and rescue operations. Spectral imaging ... Read More »

Infosys to create 250 new technology jobs in Ireland

(The new roles are in addition…) LONDON: Software services giant Infosys will expand its operations in Ireland, doubling the number of staff in the country to 500 in three years and setting up its first product-centric research and development centre outside India. “I am delighted to welcome 250 new jobs at Infosys. This is a vote of confidence in Ireland, ... Read More »

Devendra Fadanvis calls on farmers to adopt new agriculture technology

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadanvis has called on farmers to adopt new technologies in order to improve and increase their farm yield, which will ultimately result in their well being. Inaugurating the 7th edition of agriculture festival ‘Agro Vision’ here last evening, Fadanvis said due to rapid changes in climate, embracing new methodology and technologies was the “need of the ... Read More »

VW developing new technology to integrate flat batteries in cars

A file photo of Volkswagen’s electric car e-Up!. VW is also creating a new business segment called “New Volkswagen” to bundle development of digital features for connected vehicles and related mobility services. Photo: AFP Frankfurt: Volkswagen AG is preparing to integrate flat batteries into future cars as the German manufacturer plans to boost its electric-vehicle lineup following its emissions manipulation ... Read More »

iPhone 6s Teardown Shows Off Smaller Battery and More

The new iPhone is here, and so is its merciless, heartbreaking, and yet insightful teardown. Professional gadget breakers at iFixit have cracked open the iPhone 6s to provide detailed information about the internal components that keep Apple’s newest smartphone ticking. Apple is no fan of hardware specifications so it usually keeps such talks to a minimum — and in many ... Read More »

Nasa Seeks Student Ideas to Land Manned Probe on Mars

The US space agency is seeking innovative ideas from students for generating a novel technology that can help land heavy manned spacecrafts safely and swiftly on the surface of Red Planet. Called inflatable spacecraft heat shields or hypersonic inflatable aerodynamic decelerator (HIAD) technology, this will generate a new class of relatively lightweight deployable aeroshells that can safely deliver more than ... Read More »

Isro to Focus on Low-Cost Access to Space, Says Chairman

Indian Space Research Organisation is moving forward with the development of heavy lift launchers and reusable launch vehicles with its main focus being the low cost access to space, its chairman A S Kiran Kumar said here on Saturday. “Isro is developing heavy lift launchers, reusable launch vehicles, cryogenic engines and is mainly concentrating on low cost access to space,” ... Read More »

Pluto Seen in Stunning New Images From Nasa’s New Horizons Probe

A near-sunset view of the rugged, icy mountains and flat ice plains extending to Pluto’s horizon covering 1,250 km area has left scientists stunned as it has a familiar arctic look like we see on Earth. The latest images, taken by Nasa’s New Horizons spacecraft, show breathtaking views of Pluto’s majestic icy mountains, streams of frozen nitrogen and haunting low-lying ... Read More »

Scientists Use Sound Waves to Control Brain Cells

In a first, an Indian American researcher from Salk Institute for Biological Studies in California has developed a new way to selectively activate brain, heart, muscle and other cells using ultrasonic sound waves. Dubbed as sonogenetics, the new technique has some similarities to the burgeoning use of light to activate cells in order to better understand the brain. “Light-based techniques ... Read More »