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E-Estonia Analyses & Assessments


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 first country to digitize a double secure method for…

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 an assistant to the user. Upgrades to existing…

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 Americas, has a total throughput capacity of about 300…

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 agency has announced. It will swoop inside 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 reactors that is located at the sea on a platform. These…

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 fear of machines taking over jobs i.e., automation…

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 than the Ministry of Heavy Industries and the NITI…

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 flight group of more than 60 aircraft, including…

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 Authority. Dubai’s ruling family has predicted that…

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 from airborne platforms, airspace can be monitored…

Tejas Op-Eds


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 aircraft. Amongst the indigenous products on display…

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 in Andhra Pradesh. Launch Vehicle PSLV-C37 also…

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 is the largest in Asia and second largest in the…

Crimeradar Analyses & Assessments


Robert Muggah’s Igarapé Institute, with Via Science and Mosaico Internet, launched CrimeRadar. It is a publicaly available crime-prediction platform. The launch is focused on Rio de Janeiro, with…

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 production is said to be more cost effective.

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 Chimeras - named after the mythical lion-goat-…

Oracle and Tiktok: a Match Made in Heaven? Analyses & Assessments

Oracle and Tiktok: a Match Made in Heaven?

With both tech companies talking at cross purposes, it is anybody's guess when the Trump-blessed deal will walk the rocky path up the aisle.

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