A pilot project using cloud technology by Microsoft and ICRISAT in Andhra Pradesh has increased the groundnut crop yield, it was announced at the 20th National Conference on e-Governance here on Monday. Continue reading Microsoft’s cloud technology increases crop yield in Andhra
A team of researchers has developed a smartphone-based system to assess obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) severity while a patient is awake and analyse the sleep-wake activity. Continue reading Smartphone to spot sleep disorders while awake
In its bid to accelerate the digital transformation of Rajasthan, global networking giant Cisco on Monday announced a slew of initiatives, including video-enabled digital classrooms in women colleges in the state to cover 10,000 women students over the next one year.
Chinese scientists are drawing a 1:2.5 million scale geological map of the Moon, a media report said on Thursday.
Ouyang Ziyuan, first chief scientist of China’s lunar exploration programme, said five universities and research institutes have set standards for digital mapping and drawing of the Moon’s geological structure. Continue reading China creating new map of Moon
Online cab-hailing firm Uber on Monday announced the winners of ‘UberPITCH 2016’, an India-wide competition to find the brightest startups.
The winning companies are e-commerce startup SeekSherpa, agriculture firm LeanAgri and health startup Ambee.
Uber will invest $50,000 in the companies and invite them to San Francisco where they will get guidance from top executives and other venture capitalists. Continue reading Uber announces ‘UberPITCH 2016’ winners, to invest $50,000
A Chinese rocket Kuaizhou-1A (KZ-1A) sent three satellites into space in its first commercial mission on Monday.
The rocket, carrying the satellite JL-1 and two CubeSats XY-S1 and Caton-1, blasted off from China’s Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Gansu at around 12.11 p.m. (Beijing Time), reports Xinhua news agency. Continue reading China launches commercial rocket mission
What if you can remotely charge your smartphone with the flat-screen TV in your living room? If we believe a team of US engineers, turning your living room into a wireless charging station is not a far-fetched dream. Continue reading Turn your living room into wireless charging station soon
Taiwan-based tech major ASUS on Thursday launched ASUS ZenFone AR smartphone—world’s first handset that comes with a massive 8GB of RAM—at the ongoing Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2017) here. Continue reading ASUS unveils world’s first smartphone with 8GB RAM
A 75-seat bus powered by biogas will soon ferry passengers in this metropolis from March 30. The operators claim it will be India’s first such bus service. Continue reading Bus to run on biogas in Kolkata from March-end
A new video game-based app that targets underlying cognitive issues in older adults diagnosed with late-life depression, has showed promise for treating the condition, researchers say. Continue reading Video game-based app may help treat late-life depression