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When two Russian émigré scientists, Andrei Geim, and Kostya Novoselov won their joint Nobel Prize in physics in 2010, they were applauded by the Nobel committee for their spirit of fleeting playfulness. It was one of the idiosyncrasies of the way the duo worked together. Playing with Scotch tape on a Friday afternoon might sound like a foolish thing to do, but that’s how the scientist-dyad at the University of Manchester chose to explore the electrical properties of tiny flakes of carbon graphite. It was not long before, the nutty ...
Boom! Wham! Apple hits back the tech pavilion with its opulent lineup of iOS devices. This time the tech behemoth has rolled back in the gadget streets with a high-end iPad Pro from its iPad lineup series. It has also released iPhone 6S and the Apple TV simultaneously, but there is no denial in the fact that the new iPad Pro and the Apple TV plunder the show entirely. In an event organized in San Francisco, the “Think Different” company revealed the extra large tablet- iPad Pro, with an updated version for iPad Mini 4, and l...
Is it possible that stem cells can be a root cause for common form of cancers? Well, a startup firm known as Stemcentrx believes so. Talk About Stemcentrx Silicon Valley is familiar with the private and rapidly growing imminent tech companies that are worth a million dollars mostly, like Square, Uber, and Calico. The same phenomenon is widely spreading to the biotechnology fields, where all the investors are throwing their pennies in a huge amount at firms, which promise to smack away the historically lower odds of drug success ...
The on-demand streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu are still a broad American approach, but they are making their pace towards Eastern countries like Japan. In a very short time after the news broke out that the Los Gatos based streaming media giant will be launching in Japan, which marks its entry into the markets of East Asia, Amazon announced that it will also be heading towards the Sushi nation with its Prime Video streaming service. Recently in Spring, Netflix was launched in New Zealand and Australia, with further plan...
If robots rise up and takeover our jobs, we might have to blame ourselves- at least those who share the knowledge about how to perform certain human tasks online. One of the main challenges we are facing in new-age robotics is making robots that behave like us. Although, advanced Artificial Intelligence technology are granting machines a better knowledge of how to navigate surroundings, still there is a huge barrier in the way they work in association with humans. Whenever we have tried to learn how to do a certain thing, be it ...
It seems like the long anticipated subject for cosmic researchers has finally managed to get a positive boost. The Antarctic scientists have sealed their confirmation over the existence of Neutrinos. They do exist. Neutrinos are mystery particles that float from the Milky Way and further beyond that. These ghostly, minute and energetic fragments carry messages from various distant galaxies we haven’t ever heard of, and it could potentially aid in solving the different speculated cosmic mysteries. According to the scientists, the...
It seems that Amazon has planned to collaborate with SmartThings to power different home automation specifications with the Amazon Echo, a personal assistant device that is voice-powered. According to a Google website of the SmartThings, Amazon Echo will very soon be able to power SmartThings suited devices in the home via simple shout-out. This involves non-SmartThings varieties that are plugged into a Power Outlet of SmartThings, as well as lights and switches from the company. Recently a software development kit (SDK) has bee...
The Stuxnet computer worm, discovered in June 2010, was the first, menacing weaponized software in history. Its discovery brought back to surface the fiery debate on cyber warfare and the perils of cyber weapons. Today, we see the cyberspace at an increasing canine risk and danger.                                                                                                            The United States is on the verge of making sure that surveillance software doesn’t fall in the wrong hands. According to security experts, the pro...
Japanese technology and robotics company Cyberdyne Inc. has collaborated with Tokyo’s Haneda Airport to introduce the next-generation robots into its passenger terminals, with an exoskeleton to help airport workers carry heavy loads. Cyberdyne is led by Prof. Yoshiyuki Sankai from Japan's University of Tsukuba, widely known for his powered exoskeleton suit HAL and his research on uses of cyborg innovations in the medical arena. Hybrid Assistive Limb (HAL)is a device that can easily slip over a person’s limb, enhancing their strengt...