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New technique to extend battery life in smartphones, electric cars

New York: Researchers in the US are working on a unique technique to make portable devices and electric vehicles stay charged longer by extending the life of the rechargeable lithium-ion batteries powering them. Researcher Yang Yang from University of Central Florida is doing this by making the batteries more efficient, with some of his latest work […]

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Indian-American teenager scientist Anika Chebrolu wins $25K prize

New York: Indian-American teenager Anika Chebrolu has won a $25,000 prize for her work on a potential Covid-19 treatment. Along with the prize money, 14-year-old Anika has also been conferred the title of “America’s Top Young Scientist” for winning this year’s 3M Young Scientist Challenge, a middle school science competition in the US. Her invention uses […]

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India successfully test fires Brahmos missile form navy ship

New Delhi: India successfully test fires Brahmos supersonic cruise missile from Indian Navy’s stealth destroyer on Sunday. “Brahmos, the supersonic cruise missile was successfully test fired today on 18th October 2020 from Indian Navy’s indigenously-built stealth destroyer INS Chennai, hitting a target in the Arabian Sea,” the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) said in a […]

Digital consulting firm Adrosonic inks partnership with US-based Riversand

Mumbai-based digital consulting firm Adrosonic announced a strategic partnership with Riversand, a US-based multidomain Master Data Management (MDM) and Product Information Management (PIM) solution provider, on Wednesday to develop and deliver cloud-native MDM and PIM solutions with rapid deployment to Insurance markets, specifically in the UK and the USA. “Riversand’s intuitive, 100 percent cloud-native MDM […]

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IIT-Kharagpur develops portable diagnostic device for detecting Covid-19 infection in just 60 minutes

New Delhi: Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur on Saturday said its researchers have developed a portable diagnostic device that can detect Covid-19 infection in 60 minutes at an estimated cost of Rs 400. This entire non-invasive saliva-based test can be conducted in an ultra-low-cost portable enclosure as an alternative to specialised laboratory equipment, IIT Kharagpur […]

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Saturn’s moon Titan drifting away 100 times faster than thought

New York: Using data from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, scientists have discovered that Saturn’s moon Titan is drifting a hundred times faster than previously understood — about 11 centimetres per year. The findings, published in the journal Nature Astronomy, may help address an age-old question. While scientists know that Saturn formed 4.6 billion years ago in […]