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India’s international response to Covid-19

    By Ambassador Asoke Kumar Mukerji India’s international response to the challenge posed by the Covid-19 pandemic has demonstrated her global leadership as a reliable first responder to humanitarian crises.   India’s international response to […]

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Restarting America

    It may be accepted that waiting to restart all sectors of the economy simultaneously will  unnecessarily keep some sectors shut that actually can be re-engineered to open  without much further delay.   America […]

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New age-detecting system to make your smartphone childproof

WASHINGTON (TIP): Your smartphone may soon be able to tell if your toddler is swiping the screen and automatically block apps that are off limits for kids. A number of existing smartphone apps aim to control kids’ activity on phones, but […]

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NOT OUR JOB TO RECRUIT JOURNALISTS FOR CONTENT, SAYS FACEBOOK

SAN FRANCISCO (TIP): In a clear message to news publishers, a top Facebook executive has emphasised that it is not their job to recruit people from media organisations for the content on the social media platform. At the […]

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SHARK SKIN INSPIRES DESIGN FOR BETTER DRONES, PLANES

BOSTON (TIP): Harvard scientists have developed a new structure inspired by shark skin that could improve the aerodynamic performance of planes, wind turbines, drones and cars. The study published in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface sheds light […]

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Microsoft enhances real-time translation for three Indian languages

NEW DELHI (TIP): To make technology accessible and productive for all Indians, Microsoft on Feb 7 announced the integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Deep Neural Networks (DNN) to improve real-time language translation for Hindi, Bengali and Tamil languages. This technology will […]

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Our Rapidly Changing Digital Hi-Tech World: The future is approaching faster than one can handle

BY 2020 (some suggest this is happening now) WHAT A UNIVERSITY STUDENT LEARNS IN THE FIRST YEAR OF A 4 YEAR DEGREE – WILL BE IRRELEVANT AND REDUNDANT BY THE TIME THE THIRD YEAR IS […]

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INDIAN STARTUP FIRST TO SOLVE FACEBOOK GLOBAL CHALLENGE IN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

Bangalore based startup first in the world to finish all 20 Facebook QA bAbi tasks with 100% accuracy BENGALURU (TIP): DataVal Analytics Inc, a Bangalore and Chicago-based Artificial Intelligence – (AI) startup is the first […]

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NEW 4D CAMERA TO BOOST ROBOT VISION, VIRTUAL REALITY

BOSTON (TIP): Stanford scientists have developed a first-of-its-kind camera which can generate information-rich four dimensional (4D) images that robots need to navigate the world. The camera, which captures nearly 140 degrees of information, can be better than current options for close-up […]

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Moon’s interior may contain water say researchers

NEW YORK (TIP): There may be substantial amounts of trapped water in the interior of the moon, researchers have said. By analysing satellite data, researchers at Brown University in the US discovered rich amounts of indigenous water within the volcanic deposits or […]

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Microsoft Paint brushed aside

SAN FRANCISCO (TIP): Microsoft has announced the end of days for its pioneering Paint application as it focuses on software for 3- D drawing. Paint drawing and image processing software that made its debut in 1985 with the Windows operating system was among the […]

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USER INTERACTIVE COLOR CHANGING ELECTRONIC SKIN DEVELOPED

BEIJING (TIP): Scientists have developed a user interactive colour changing electronic skin inspired by chameleons that could be used in robotics, prosthetics and wearables. While science has been able to replicate the ability of animals such as chameleons, octopus […]

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Google Earth to let users post stories and photos

RIO DE JANEIRO (TIP): Alphabet Inc wants users to post millions of stories, video and photos on its Google Earth platform in the next few years, the programme chief said at a launch event in Brazil for content focused on […]

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Smart headlights can help drivers see through rain, snow

WASHINGTON (TIP): Scientists, including one of Indian origin, have developed a smart headlight system for the first time that can help drivers see through heavy rain or snowfall and safely navigate roads during stormy nights. The system invented by researchers […]

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FIRST BATTERY FREE CELL PHONE RUNS ON AMBIENT LIGHT

WASHINGTON (TIP): Scientists, including those of Indian origin, have developed a new battery-less cell phone for the first time, which consumes almost zero power and runs by harvesting energy from ambient radio signals or light. The team also made Skype calls […]

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METHANOL DISCOVERED AROUND SATURN MOON ENCELADUS

LONDON (TIP): For the first time, scientists have detected large quantities of methanol molecules around Saturn’s moon Enceladus, a finding that has significant implications for the search for alien life. Enceladus has peaked scientists’ interest since water rich plumes […]

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News, sports sites vulnerable to cyber attacks

LONDON (TIP): News and sports websites have some of the lowest levels of security adoption, making them vulnerable to cyber attacks, a new study has found. Researchers looked at the security protocols used by the top 500 sites in various industries […]

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IIT Kharagpur develops wearable tech from silk

KOLKATA (TIP): Just imagine India-made smart textiles that can sense what goes on around you, store data and communicate for necessary action! Well, scientists have inched closer to indigenously built wearable electronic devices, thanks to unique properties of silk. A […]

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JUPITER IS THE OLDEST PLANET IN SOLAR SYSTEM

WASHINGTON (TIP): Jupiter – the largest planet in our solar system – is also the oldest, say scientists who found that the gas giant formed within four million years after the formation of the Sun. Knowing the age of […]

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INSTAGRAM TO ADD LABEL FOR PAID PRODUCT ENDORSEMENTS

SAN FRANCISCO (TIP): Photo-sharing app Instagram plans to roll out a feature on Wednesday that will make it easier to label posts as paid promotions, taking what it called a step toward transparency in an area that has drawn attention from US authorities. Product […]

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NASA to launch world’s first mission to Sun in 2018

WASHINGTON (TIP): NASA is set to launch the world’s first mission to the Sun next year, that will explore our star’s atmosphere and answer questions about solar physics that have puzzled scientists for over six decades. The Parker […]

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IPHONE 8 TO FEATURE NEW DISPLAY FORMAT

SAN FRANCISCO (TIP): Apple‘s next generation iPhone will not be similar in display like the previous devices and will sport a 18.5:9 aspect ratio like LG G6. “The new aspect ratio allows manufacturers to increase the size of a smartphone display while keeping it narrow enough […]

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Twitter ‘bots’ may help drive social movements: Study

WASHINGTON (TIP): Twitter “bots” may help drive social movements the world over, say scientists who suggest that automated tweets can be used to make an issue trend, grab public attention and trigger policy change. Bots–short for robots–are simple […]

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SCIENTISTS DETECT EINSTEIN GRAVITATIONAL WAVES FOR A THIRD TIME

WASHINGTON (TIP): Scientists have for a third time detected ripples in space from black holes that crashed together billions of light years from Earth, a discovery that confirms a new technique for observing cataclysmic events in the universe, research […]

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NASA ORBITER DISCOVERS FROST ON MOON

WASHINGTON (TIP): Scientists using data from NASA‘s lunar orbiter have identified bright areas in craters near the Moon’s south pole that are cold enough to have frost present on the surface. The new evidence comes from an analysis that combined surface temperatures with […]