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IoT is not hype, but it’s also not some magic technology: Sanjay Sarma

Sanjay Sarma, vice-president for open learning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), believes that the Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem will work only if security is made part of the architecture and not implemented as an afterthought. He should know, having played a part in developing the radio frequency identification (RFID) prototcol, which can also be used to make ... Read More »

3D technology to help create human nerve cells for transplant in brain

WASHINGTON: A group of US researchers has developed a 3D micro-scaffold technology that promotes reprogramming of stem cells into neurons and supports growth of neuronal connections capable of transmitting electrical signals. The injection of these networks of functioning human neural cells — compared to injecting individual cells — dramatically improved their survival following transplantation into mouse brains. This is a ... Read More »

Russian media mogul Dmitry Itskov is using technology to help grant eternal life

Russian media mogul and multi-millionaire Dmitry Itskov has a simple goal: use technology to live forever. To accomplish this he is spearheading a science-based project called the ‘2045 Initiative’ which aims to ‘upload’ a human consciousness into an online avatar that can survive for eternity. Itskov, creator of the Moscow-based media firm New Media Stars, has so far poured millions ... Read More »

Ganai for use of latest technology, innovation in forest protection

Advisor to Governor, Khurshid A Ganai today called for making optimum use of latest technology and research inputs in conservation and expansion of forests. “The Forest Department should not only use latest technology in conservation of forest wealth but it should also regularly update its human resource with the technological interventions in the concerned field,” the Advisor said while addressing ... Read More »

11 technology start-ups make the cut at GenNext Hub, a Reliance Industries-Microsoft venture

The search for the next set of technology start-ups yielded a higher number of 11 at the GenNext Hub, an initiative of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) powered by Microsoft Ventures to catalyze the startup ecosystem for a digital India. In 2015, nine start-ups graduated from the Hub. “At GenNext Hub we are catalyzing a unique start-up ecosystem, which rests on ... Read More »

Choosing Geological Equipment for Infield Convenience

Having accurate and reliable scientific information available to you at a moment’s notice can be vital in your line of work. Geologists like you are looked upon to conduct field studies and make scientific determinations that are vital in keeping the public safe. Because your findings are crucial to a number of different industries, you may not want to take ... Read More »

Bill Gates explains why classroom technology is failing students and teachers

Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates has many personal passions. Among them are the eradication of malaria, childhood healthcare, and—of course—education. Tuesday (Mar. 8), Gates offered some fresh thoughts on the future of schooling in an “Ask Me Anything” Q&A session on Reddit. A user posed the following question: Hello Mr. Gates, You have previously said that, through organizations like Khan Academy ... Read More »

More Reasons Outsourcing Might Be Right for Your Shop

When your inspection department reaches its capacity or the production line introduces a new component that requires new measurement tools, you have to decide whether you want to expand your in-house quality control or use contract metrologists. On the one hand, bolstering your capabilities in-house can reduce transportation and wait times. Transporting pieces off-site takes time and means you have ... Read More »

Ray Tomlinson, email inventor and selector of @ symbol, dies aged 74

Ray Tomlinson, the inventor of email and the man who picked the @ symbol for addresses, has died aged 74. “A true technology pioneer, Ray was the man who brought us email in the early days of networked computers,” Raytheon spokesman Mike Doble said in a statement confirming his death. Doble said Tomlinson died on Saturday morning but he did ... Read More »

3D Printing and Technology Convergence

this is what happens when eight different exponential technologies all explode onto the scene at once. This blog (the 5th of 7) is a look at 3D printing. Future blogs will look at other tech areas. An expert might be reasonably good at predicting the growth of a single exponential technology (e.g. 3D Printing), but try to predict the future ... Read More »