Science & Technology

Signal to ramp up hiring after WhatsApp controversy drives download surge

Messaging app Signal has seen “unprecedented” growth following a controversial change in rival WhatsApp’s privacy terms and is looking to hire more staff as it seeks to bolster the service and supporting infrastructure, the head […]

Science & Technology

Chinese hackers luring Indian WhatsApp users into ‘part-time’ jobs

In fresh trouble for WhatsApp, which is facing backlash over its upcoming user data policy in India, New Delhi-based think-tank Cyberpeace Foundation said on Monday that China-based hackers are targeting WhatsApp users in the country […]

Science & Technology

‘Galaxy-sized’ observatory sees hints of gravitational waves

Scientists have used a “galaxy-sized” space observatory to find possible hints of a unique signal from gravitational waves, or the powerful ripples that course through the universe and warp the fabric of space and time […]

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Science & Technology

IBM uses light for ultra-fast computing in AI systems

IBM researchers have developed a way to dramatically reduce latency in Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems by using light, instead of electricity, to create ultra-fast computing. The IBM team, along with scientists from the universities of […]

Coronavirus

UK bans arrivals from South American countries, Portugal over new coronavirus variant

The British government on Thursday, January 14,  announced its decision to ban arrivals from more than a dozen South American countries and Portugal from Friday following the detection of a new coronavirus variant. British Transport […]

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India

Indian Army signs USD 20 million contract with idea Forge to procure SWITCH drones

The Indian Army has signed a contract with ideaForge to procure “undisclosed quantities” of high-altitude variant of SWITCH unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) at a cost of approximately USD 20 million, according to a statement from […]

India

India approves Tejas fighter jets deal worth Rs 48,000 crore

New Delhi (TIP): The PM Narendra Modi-led Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) on Wednesday cleared indigenous defence deal worth Rs 48,000 crores to strengthen Indian Air Force’s fleet of LCA-Tejas fighter jets, Defence Minister Rajnath […]

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Business & Economics

Elon Musk surpasses Jeff Bezos to become world’s richest person

Outspoken billionaire Elon Musk has replaced Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos as the richest person in the world on Thursday Jan 7, reported Bloomberg news. The 49-year-old Tesla and SpaceX chief was pegged to surpass Jeff […]

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Poetry

Meet the Poet: Vandana (Bindu) Sharma

  Anxieties, worries, fears, despair are as much  part of human  experience as hope and faith, And, when  a poet weaves them into a beautiful web of words, they seem to lose their hostilities and […]

Editorials

Science has delivered, will the WTO deliver?

TRIPS waiver proposal from India, South Africa and other members “The TRIPS waiver proposal is a targeted and proportionate response to the exceptional public health emergency that the world faces today. Such a Waiver is […]

Science & Technology

Solar Orbiter spacecraft makes its first Venus flyby

The joint US-European Solar Orbiter spacecraft has completed its first of many gravity assist flybys of Venus, to start bringing it closer to the Sun and tilting its orbit in order to observe our star […]

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Science & Technology

Google takes away wide-angle astrophotography from Pixel phones

Google Pixel 5 and 4a 5G users can no longer use their ultra-wide cameras to take pictures of the stars. The company apparently removed the lens’s astrophotography capabilities with the Google Camera 8.1 update. According […]

Science & Technology

Google Glass-like device could zap Alzheimer’s disease

Could alleviating Alzheimer’s symptoms be one day as easy as wearing a Google Glass-like device? It could, if new research led by the University of Otago (New Zealand) bears fruit. The researches are focusing on […]

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Science & Technology

NASA approves 2 missions to explore Sun, Earth’s aurora

NASA has approved two missions to explore the Sun and the system that drives space weather near Earth. These two missions are Extreme Ultraviolet High-Throughput Spectroscopic Telescope Epsilon Mission, or EUVST, and the Electrojet Zeeman […]

Coronavirus

Readers Comment  on  How  COVID-19 Pandemic Has Affected the World

The present-day world is passing through a very challenging period when a raging pandemic during the past 10 months or so has snuffed out 1.79 million lives and infected close to 82 million the world […]

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Science & Technology

Musk rival Mittal targets global satellite broadband by mid-2022

Telecommunications tycoon Sunil Mittal said the satellite startup he rescued from bankruptcy with the U.K. government will be offering global broadband services within 18 months. The new target for OneWeb heats up a space race […]

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Science & Technology

Halo Infinite is finally launching in the fall 2021

The much-awaited Halo Infinite will officially be launching in the fall of 2021. The announcement about the game was made by developers 343 Industries via a blog post. Halo Infinite was initially supposed to launch […]

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Science & Technology

Google Photos now lets you sync  images with those in Apple’s Photos app

Keeping a track of all your liked (heart) or favorite photos on both Google Photos and Apple Photos apps can be a task. So, Google is making it better and easier. Now, when you favourite […]

Indian American

Indian-Origin UK Minister Alok Sharma Unveils UK’s Investment to Tackle Dangers by Space Debris

LONDON (TIP): Indian – Origin Alok Sharma, UK Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, on Wednesday, September 16, confirmed a GBP 1-million government investment to be divided between seven companies to tackle the […]

Frontpage News

India Creates History with successful Launch of Chandrayaan-2: 4th Country Ever to attempt to Soft Land on Lunar Surface

NEW DELHI /NEW YORK(TIP): On July 22 India created history when India’s Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle GSLV MkIII-M1, successfully launched the 3840 kgChandrayaan-2 spacecraftinto an earth orbit. Launch of Chandrayaan-2 was originally scheduled for 14 […]

Indian Americans

Indian-Origin Scientist, one amongst developing drug to reverse hair loss

NEW YORK(TIP): An Indian-origin scientist is one amongst others to develop an experimental drug that could successfully reverse hair loss, hair whitening and skin inflammation — all previously linked to diets heavy in fat and […]

United States

QUEENS UNVEILS TECH ZONE STRATEGIC PLAN

Roadmap for Equitable Job Growth in NYC’s Future Tech Hub QUEENS, NY(TIP):  Borough President Melinda Katz, the Western Queens Tech Task Force, Coalition for Queens and HR&A Advisors unveiled the long-anticipated Western Queens Tech Zone […]

Featured

Will India join the US in Scientific Revolution?

Trump has offered India 100% access to all US Technologies and treat India as the closest ally “Close alignment with the US will strengthen India’s national security and protect its sovereignty.  China will think twice […]

United States

NYC to Expand Network of Electric Vehicle Chargers, Use New Technology to Charge Cars in as Little as 15 Minutes

NEW YORK CITY, NY(TIP): The New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) will today announce a planned major expansion of the City’s network of electric vehicle (EV) chargers. The City currently operates 500 […]

Indian Americans

Indian origin scientist in the UK is leading a new high-speed space camera project

LONDON(TIP):  An Indian origin scientist in the UK, Professor Vik Dhillon, is leading a new high-speed space camera project that is expected to revolutionize our understanding of stars and black holes. Professor Dhillon and his team […]