25April2019

Infrared cameras can’t detect this combat suit

A protein found in squids is helping defence scientists create the world’s best camouflage combat suits. What’s best about the invention is that the material that mimics calamari skin is invisible to infrared cameras. Researchers [...]

Innovative Mars rover camera could help NASA robots explore solo

Every second that a NASA rover roams across the surface of Mars is extremely expensive. With millions or perhaps billions of dollars of technology on the Red Planet – controlled by people on Earth who require salaries to eat and facilities [...]

New Private Rocket Launches Into Orbit On Maiden Voyage

A new commercial U.S. rocket soared into the Virginia sky Sunday  (April 21) on a debut flight that paves the way for eventual cargo flights to the International Space Station for NASA. The third try was the charm for the private Antares rocket, [...]

IIT Students’ Satellite ‘Jugnu’ Launched into Space

A nano-satellite built by students of IIT Kanpur, ‘Jugnu’, was launched with the latest version of India’s indigenous Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) by Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) from Sriharikota, Andhra [...]

Silicon trick for next-gen memory

Researchers have revealed details of a promising way to make a fundamentally different kind of computer memory chip.The device is a “memristor”, a long-hypothesised but only recently demonstrated electronic component.A memristor’s [...]

‘Broadband giant’ set for launch

Viasat-1’s antennas undergoing testing during its construction at Space Systems/LoralOne of the most powerful satellites ever built is about to go into orbit on a Russian Proton rocket. The Viasat-1 spacecraft will deliver broadband services [...]

Chennai ATC enjoys the navigation of entire South Indian skies

Air Traffic Controllers (ATC) in Chennai now have the entire South Indian region on their radar screens. Thanks to a highly advanced integrated radar technology that became accessible from Thursday last, flight movements above 26,000-46,000 [...]

Without Driver Or Map, Vans Go From Italy To China

Across Eastern Europe, Russia, Kazakhstan and the Gobi Desert — it certainly was a long way to go without getting lost. Four driverless electric vans successfully ended an 8,000-mile (13,000-kilometer) test drive from Italy to China — a [...]

Apple takes gulp of strong, glossy Liquidmetal

Apple takes gulp of Liquidmetal, a strong, glossy new material, but plans are secret. Apple Inc. is getting exclusive access to an exotic metallic material that could provide it with shiny, super-tough computer and phone casings. Liquidmetal [...]

Low-cost PCs fail to boot up fast in India

The government’s $35 device gives a sense of déjà vu. Will low-cost computing gather steam this time? In May 2005, an Indian technology firm Encore Software announced a Rs 10,000 Linux-based mobile computer. Christened Mobilis, it was powered [...]