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Infosys co-founder donates $1.8 mn for brain research

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 15:17

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

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 13:05

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

Last Updated: Saturday, February 08, 2014, 12:31

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

Last Updated: Thursday, January 16, 2014, 12:07

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

Last Updated: Friday, November 08, 2013, 18:38

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

Now, `crash-proof` driver-less car

Last Updated: Monday, September 09, 2013, 18:14

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

Last Updated: Friday, August 09, 2013, 12:47

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

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 09, 2013, 19:45

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

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 07, 2013, 18:14

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

Last Updated: Thursday, March 07, 2013, 12:55

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

Smartphones that can identify knuckle touch and fingernails

Last Updated: Monday, November 19, 2012, 17:00

To open up the smartphone screens to commands from other parts of the hand, Chris Harrison, from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, has built the prototype.

Soon, your walk can be your new password

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 26, 2012, 21:17

The new discipline called "pedo-biometrics" uses a "BioSole" inserted into shoes to assess a wearer's gait, matching that distinctive pattern against an existing record to verify the person's identity.