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Tech for good Analyses & Assessments

Tech for good

Two of the biggest tech giants in the world – Microsoft and Accenture – have teamed up to develop a system particularly for the United Nations that...

E-Estonia Analyses & Assessments

E-Estonia

Estonia has set up the first ‘data embassy’ at Luxembourg using online infrastructure. In the country’s efforts to keep data safe, it becomes the...

Apple’s Latest Innovation, Not as Innovative? Analyses & Assessments

Apple’s Latest Innovation, Not as Innovative?

Apple has introduced its latest edition – the ‘HomePod’ with dual services. The device is said to be a speaker as well as ‘siri-enabled’ serving as...

Parker Solar Probe Analyses & Assessments

Parker Solar Probe

NASA will fly a spacecraft directly into the Sun in a bid to unlock the secrets of solar storms that plays havoc with satellites and power supplies,...

The game changer Analyses & Assessments

The game changer

An extremely powerful commercial broadband satellite has just gone into orbit on an Ariane rocket. ViaSat-2, which is to be stationed above the...

Technology’s mutiny over jobs Analyses & Assessments

Technology’s mutiny over jobs

The inherent economic problem of any country is unemployment. Furthermore, the rise of machines has made the existing jobs even more vulnerable. The...

Russia: First Floating Power Plant Analyses & Assessments

Russia: First Floating Power Plant

Russiahas reached its advanced stages of building the world's first floating nuclear power plant. The FNPP is a site with one or more nuclear...

All-electric cars fleet by 2030 Analyses & Assessments

All-electric cars fleet by 2030

The Power Minister, Piyush Goyal has suggested that India has targeted only electric cars to operate in the country by 2030. It was also reported...

USS Carl Vinson Analyses & Assessments

USS Carl Vinson

On 18th Feb 2017, the United States deployed the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson to the disputed waters of the South China Sea. The Vinson carries a...

New ISRO record Analyses & Assessments

New ISRO record

On 14 Feb 17, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully launched a record 104 satellites into space on a single rocket from Sriharikota...

Autonomous taxi drones Analyses & Assessments

Autonomous taxi drones

Self-driving single occupancy drone taxi will be flying passengers across Dubai from July 2017. This was informed by the city’s Roads and Transport...

DRDO’s AWACS program Op-Eds

DRDO’s AWACS program

Airborne warning and Control System (AWACS) is a force-multiplier technology, available with modern air forces around the world. By operating radars...

Tejas Op-Eds

Tejas

On 14 Feb 2017, the 11th Edition of Aero India commenced at Bangalore, with the participation from 30 countries and as many as 72 state-of-the-art...

Aero India Analyses & Assessments

Aero India

Aero India is a mega biennial aero show. The 11th edition is from 14th to 18th February 2017. The event is a marketplace for the defence industry. It...

Crimeradar Analyses & Assessments

Crimeradar

Robert Muggah’s Igarapé Institute, with Via Science and Mosaico Internet, launched CrimeRadar. It is a publicaly available crime-prediction platform...

Graphene from soyabean oil Analyses & Assessments

Graphene from soyabean oil

Australian scientists at Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, have turned ordinary cooking oil into graphene. This method of...

Human pig Analyses & Assessments

Human pig

Embryos that are part human (less than 0.001% human) and part pig have been produced and are being analysed by scientists. It is the first proof of...

After Snowden: How vulnerable is the internet? Op-Eds

After Snowden: How vulnerable is the internet?

The internet was designed to be free and open. Eight months after Edward Snowden's first leaks of classified information, is that still the case?

Medicine’s Big Breakthrough Op-Eds

Medicine’s Big Breakthrough

Medicine's Big Breakthrough: Editing Your Genes