Now broadcast 'Live Video' from your smartphone

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 12:56

New York, May 19 (IANS) The social networking giant Facebook on Thursday rolled out the new "Live Video" feature globally, thanks to its interactive map that gives you a window into what's happening in the world right now from friends or on topics you're interested in.


'Those we follow on Facebook have more friends than we do'

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 12:10

Toronto, May 19 (IANS) The perception that you are smart and funny, and therefore have more following on Facebook may be wrong, as according to a new study on online social media networks "our friends really have more friends than we do".


New tool measures mobile apps' energy efficiency

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 14:28

London, May 18 (IANS) A Swedish scientist has developed a new tool that measures and calculates how much energy is consumed by gadgets when connecting to the internet to use apps and games, a media report said.


'India should build its own space station'

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 13:20

Chennai, May 18 (IANS) India should actively get into building its own space station in the Low Earth Orbit (LEO) as its next space frontier since the time is opportune for this, a retired space scientist has said.


New device rapidly detects deadly bacteria in water

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 11:14

Toronto, May 18 (IANS) Researchers, including one of Indian origin, have developed a device that can dramatically reduce the time and cost required for detecting the deadly E. coli bacteria in drinking water.


There may be life beneath Europa's icy shell: Researchers

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 10:46

Washington, May 18 (IANS) Jupiter's moon Europa -- strongly believed to hide a deep ocean of salty liquid water beneath its icy shell -- can have the necessary balance of chemical energy for life even if the moon lacks volcanic hydrothermal activity, researchers have revealed.


New Horizons spots first-ever object beyond our solar system

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 09:52

Washington, May 18 (IANS) After making a historic Pluto flyby last July and now in deep space, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has twice observed a first object in Kuiper Belt - a region of the solar system beyond the orbit of Neptune.


Random-number based method to enhance cybersecurity

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 16:38

New York, May 17 (IANS) Computer scientists, including an Indian-origin student at the University of Texas at Austin, have developed a new method for producing truly random numbers -- a breakthrough that can be used to encrypt data and improve cybersecurity.


Artificial intelligence boosts key Bose-Einstein experiment

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 16:34

Sydney, May 17 (IANS) In a first, a team of physicists is using artificial intelligence (AI) to run a complex experiment to create an extremely cold gas trapped in a laser beam known as a Bose-Einstein condensate -- thus replicating the experiment that won the 2001 Nobel Prize.


Virtual dog to teach robots to perform tasks intelligently

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 15:04

Washington, May 17 (IANS) While playing with your pooch at home helps evoke love and compassion in you, researchers from Washington State University are using a virtual dog to train robots how to do desired tasks.


NASA deploys CubeSat to study Sun's soft x-rays

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 11:08

Washington, May 17 (IANS) NASA has deployed a bread loaf-sized Miniature X-Ray Solar Spectrometer (MinXSS) CubeSat from an airlock on the International Space Station (ISS) to study the Sun's soft x-rays that can affect our communications systems.


CREO's 'Mark 1': Indigenously-built OS, monthly updates help

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 10:54

New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) At a time when Make in India smartphones have come of age and are pushing sales in the country, Bengaluru-based consumer technology company CREO has joined the fray with its first device -- "Mark 1" - that has a remarkable indigenously-built operating system (OS).