New technology detects objects touched by user

The technique called 'EM-Sense' takes advantage of the body's natural electrical conductivity to detect whether a person is touching an electrical or electromechanical device.

Make a customised walking robot in a jiffy
Make a customised walking robot in a jiffy

The researchers designed and built two four-legged robots using the design system and found that the overall motions of the prototypes were consistent with the behaviours predicted by their simulation.

3D printers could soon create hearts, arteries!

The development could one day lead to a world in which transplants are no longer necessary to repair damaged organs, solving life's most complex health problems.

How numbers or graphics can help you cut down on calories

A team of researchers has suggested that numbers or graphics can encourage diners to eat less.

Digestible batteries required to create electronic pills

Scientists have revealed that electronic pills can be used if digestible batteries are created.

Telangana govt seeks NIIT's support to increase IT literacy

 With an aim to increase IT literacy in Telangana, the state government today extended an invitation to NIIT to partner with it for digital and computer education in government schools.

3D print soft toys soon

A team from Disney Research and Carnegie Mellon University has devised a 3D printer that layers together laser-cut sheets of fabric to form soft, squeezable objects such as bunnies, doll clothing and phone cases.

Mobile phone users' data at risk of attacks: McAfee
Mobile phone users' data at risk of attacks: McAfee

Cellphones with mobile apps could be potential target of cyber attacks globally and subscribers' data including usernames and passwords are at risk, security software maker McAfee said Tuesday.

Infosys co-founder donates $1.8 mn for brain research

In January, Gopalakrishnan had donated Rs 225 crore to set up a brain research centre in a joint effort between IISc and a trust formed by him and his wife.

Now, iPad users can explore Excel spreadsheets with their fingers

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have developed a visualization approach to help people explore complex data with their fingers.

Rumoured Facebook demise `not something waiting to happen`: Study

A new study has dispelled the finding of a widely publicized Princeton study that stated that Facebook would lose 20 percent of its users between 2015 and 2017.

Chennai-born Indian-American elected to Chinese Academy of Sciences

Subra Suresh, Chennai-born Indian-American president of Carnegie Mellon University, has been elected a foreign member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, a rare and highly coveted distinction within the academic fraternity.

Researchers use inkblots to improve security of online passwords

Computer scientists at Carnegie Mellon University have developed a new inkblot password system called GOTCHA to increase security against online password thefts.

New technique can write your life history using Twitter!

Researchers have developed a new technique that studies your tweets to identify the most significant events you have experienced and assembles them into an accurate life history.

New technique can write your life history using twitter!

Twitter users, beware! Your tweets can reveal your life history!

Now, `crash-proof` driver-less car

Researchers led by an Indian-origin scientist have developed a new `crash-proof` driver-less car that can safely navigate its way through busy roads.

Talking on cellphone while driving not as dangerous as believed

It has been a widely believed that talking on a cellphone while driving can be dangerous and lead to more accidents.

Now, WorldKit technology that transforms everything into touchscreens

A latest experimental technology system, called WorldKit reportedly turns any surface into a touchscreen by pairing a depth-sensing camera lens with a projector lens.

Now, robot that can `discover` new objects on its own

More than a good eye! Researchers, including an Indian-origin scientist, have developed a new `smart` robot that can analyse and learn about new objects on its own.

Facebook users `unwittingly` sharing more personal info than ever: Study

Facebook users are unwittingly sharing more personal information online than ever, according to a study.