Awarding computers to students has been successful: Assam CM Gogoi

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Thursday claimed that his government's scheme of awarding first-division holders in the High School Leaving Certificate Examination with computers has been very successful leading to a quantum jump in students passing in first division.

India to have 70 supercomputers for high-level research by 2022
India to have 70 supercomputers for high-level research by 2022

The Indian government has begun the process of having 70 supercomputers in the country, which will enable research in different fields ranging from climate, defence and other areas, which a normal computer is ill-equipped for.

Used cigarette butts may power future computers
Used cigarette butts may power future computers

Scientists have successfully converted used cigarette butts into a high performing material that could be integrated into computers, handheld devices, electric vehicles and wind turbines to store energy.

Google unveils 'computer-on-a-stick'
Google unveils 'computer-on-a-stick'

Google and Taiwan's Asus are launching a "computer on a stick" which can plug into a display to turn it into a PC. Google said in a blog post that the Asus Chromebit would be arriving mid-year with a low price tag. 

Govt to install 73 supercomputers across the country: Ravi Shankar Prasad
Govt to install 73 supercomputers across the country: Ravi Shankar Prasad

As part of the initiative to push India's plans to be a world-class computing power, Telecom and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said Wednesday that the government will install 73 supercomputers in different parts of the country.

Optical fibres show promise for brain-like computer

Using optical fibres made of speciality glass, the researchers from the University of Southampton in Britain have shown that computers that function like the human brain could soon become a reality.

New technique could solve smartphone overheating
New technique could solve smartphone overheating

Researchers have developed a new temperature mapping technology for tiny devices that could help solve the problem of overheating in smartphones and computers.

First silicene transistors for super-fast computers developed

Researchers have created the first transistors out of silicene, the world's thinnest silicon material, paving the way for faster and more efficient computers and other electronics.

Smartphones, computers tied to sleeping problems in teens

Excessive use of smartphones and computers throughout the day can worsen the quality of sleep at night in teens, a new study has found.

Astronomers look at computers for studying stars
Astronomers look at computers for studying stars

NASA astronomers are now turning to a method called "machine learning" to help them understand the properties of large numbers of stars.

Instant-start computers comes closer to reality
Instant-start computers comes closer to reality

A new research has revealed that instant-start computers are possible with new breakthrough.

Hackers trick way into ICANN computers
Hackers trick way into ICANN computers

The private agency that acts as a gatekeeper for the Internet has said that hackers tricked their way into its computers.

Quantum computers, next-generation electronics come closer to reality
Quantum computers, next-generation electronics come closer to reality

A new research has revealed that an exotic state of matter can open a new path to quantum computers and other next-generation electronics.

Now, system to allow computers, human collaboration for better decision-making

 MIT researchers have recently developed a new computer that encompasses different abilities of processing information so that technology and humans can make better use of each other.

Ignore online security warnings at your own risk
Ignore online security warnings at your own risk

 People are their own worst enemies when it comes to online security, a study indicates.

How glass can help build super-fast computers

New research demonstrates how glass could be manipulated to create a material that would allow computers to transfer information using light.

Computers can't match cadavers in teaching anatomy

Despite the growing popularity of using computer simulation to help in teaching college anatomy, students learn much better through the traditional use of human cadavers, finds a research.

Child-tracing portal hit by poor infrastructure in northeast

Lack of computers in many police stations and poor internet connectivity have stopped police in many northeastern states from uploading data in TrackChild, a national portal aimed at searching missing children, say officials.

Wikipedia blocks `disruptive` edits from US Congress

Wikipedia has blocked editing rights from some computers at the US House of Representatives for "disruptive" revisions on the online encyclopedia.

Wall Street Journal takes computers offline after hacking

The Wall Street Journal took some of its computers housing news graphics offline after they were hacked, publisher Dow Jones & Co said.