The Era of 3G!

3G, created by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), is the 3rd generation of wireless technology. With the evolution in technology, the world of communication has been of great advantage and the things have been pushed to their limits.

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Robotics

Since man did not have wings, he created aircraft, he lacked fins to swim so man made submarines, and he could not run as fast so he developed motor vehicles. But why Robots? Perhaps man is aware of his frailties. He knows that he is not perfect.

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Robots in the making

It’s raining outside but you would still like to have a quick game of tennis and a bit of exercise. You can now do it in your own house thanks to the Wii. The Wii (pronounced as we) is a home video game console launched by Nintendo in 2006....

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Bio Fuels – A Scientific Issue

Thoughtlessly carried out work or work done in order to achieve an end without paying heed to the means can often turn out to bring almost no good to anybody. Science and scientific inventions have been good as well bad to mankind, the animal kingdom and plant kingdom, basically...

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Artificial Life: Man All Set to Play God

Genetic Engineering and cloning have attracted as much attention of Hollywood directors as that of the scientists working on it. Though artificial life remained a distant dream for all of us, we have seen our imagination riding on the wings of creativity as we saw it materializing in many...

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Breakthrough to New Generation Medicine

AIDS or the Acquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome has created a lot of terror in the past decade with the prominent cause of panic being lack of cure. It’s known to have originated in the west-central Africa in the late 19th century. And this deadly disease has been recorded to...

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Stem cell research- Science vs Ethics

When Ernest McCulloh and James Till discovered, in the 1960s, a certain type of cell which they called ‘Stem cells’, little would they have thought that it would lead to one of the most fierce ethical and scientific debates of the 21st century. With right wing politicians, conservatives and...

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Robotic Times

Science is a continuously progressing field. Its branches of study are numerous, be it in the field of research or in applied sciences. Our world today is surrounded by the contribution of science; our homes, our work spaces, entertainment have all been touched by science in one way or...

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The WiTricity Project

Imagine a world devoid of bulky batteries, free from the labyrinth of electric wires! However, the ever-so ubiquitous nature of batteries and wires in our day-to-day lives makes the previous statement sound more like some piece of science fiction. But what we perceive as science fiction today may become...

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Space Settlement

All of us, at some point in our lives have imagined what it would be like to live in space, with zero gravity, and non-terrestrial atmosphere. I was first exposed to this concept in 2007 when Ms Sunita Williams...

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Space Science Technology

The year was 1969 and the world order was at stake, the NASA did the unthinkable. That moment could be put down as the era is i.e. before that moment and after that moment in the world of space science and technology popularity.

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The Unrivaled Unconventional Energies

Amidst myriad new technologies to reduce the dependency on petrol and diesel; after the pure electric cars, the big car makers are working on ‘plug-in hybrids’ that will run on electricity but will have an internal combustion engine which will recharge the battery as well and also, working on...

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Electric Cars : Green or Not so Green

Everyone is looking at electric cars as the savior of the future of the fuel starved transportation sector. ULTra PRT (Urban Light Transport Personal Rapid Transit) system is all set to makes its debut at Heathrow airport. Reports say that Chandigarh is also interested in implementing the system.

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Kodak A170 – Powerful and simple

In the list of latest technological purchases, the most intriguing gadget has been my Fuji A170 Silver camera. Fuji A170, with its sleek design and an eye-capturing silver coloured body, does not compromise on its features. The latest development in the “A” series of cameras launched by Fujifilm, it...

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Technology Goes Green

The phenomenon of climate change seems to have taken the world by storm. Heated debates on this subject are taking place in every nook and corner. The nations of the world are battling it out at the Copenhagen Conference, shifting the onus of blame on each other...

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Naturally Healthy: Go Green

This is the key to maintain good health. Who says that for keeping fit, you need to go to gym or have to be on a diet? In fact these are just man- made efforts which at the end of the day will result in a unhealthier you...

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A Musing ‘Kindle’

The word ‘Kindle’ meaning to ‘ignite’ has been tactfully used in naming this new foxy digital wireless reading device. It can be assumed that Amazon used the name to specify the enlightenment that the user...

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Nano Materials: A Health Hazard

Nano materials are now very commonly used in hundreds of products, and it is likely that in the future their usage will increase even further. Though they are extremely useful, and take technology to a new level, like any other thing, they also have their pros and cons...

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Cyber Crime: Are you Safe?

Man is insatiable by nature and uses innovative methods to make new discoveries. What was a dream for our ancestors is a reality for us. Technological revolution has brought the whole world under one umbrella. Global has become local and vice versa...

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Games Gamut

Gaming in all forms has got all the attention be it console based or web-based. Technological advances and commercial success helped the gaming concept take a leap farther than anticipated...

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Apple iPhone 3GS: A Review

The gadget in question here is the Apple iPhone 3GS. After all the hoopla that has surrounded it ever since the phone has been conceived, when Apple launching the first generation of iPhones, my curiosity was inflamed beyond the infantile stage of awe...

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Gadget Review: Nokia N79

The two new smart phones – N79 and N85 are a part of Nokia N series expansion plans which have become a big craze among the mobile lovers. The N79 is stylishly designed with slim looks; it has a full candy bar splendor...

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Windows 7

This era is the era of Science and Technology. The empowerment of Science took its speed with the discovery of ‘Difference Engine’ by Charles Babbage...

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A ‘Quantum’ Leap

Computing took a “Quantum” leap recently when Jeremy O’Brien and two other researchers from university of Bristol (United Kingdom) successfully built, for the first time, an Optical Quantum computer chip...

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Nokia 5800

My first ever touch experience, the new Nokia 5800 Xpress Music is a device that allows carrying your world with you. When Nokia launched the phone in November 2008...

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Plugging in the Sun

India is geographically placed near the equator. We have the privlige og getting abundant sunshine. A square piece of land in Thar desert, 50 kms. on each side, can cover the entire electricity reqirement of India..

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Green Technologies

Biofuel has always interested scientists who are working on the green technologies. Biofuels are usually the ethanol made from sweet corn, sugar cane and also biodiesel made from vegetable oil. This first generation Biofuels...

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CFLs: A Threat

CFLs are thrown into the landfills, they break down, thereby releasing the neurotoxin mercury into the atmosphere. This mercury may also, as told before, seep into the ground and poison ground water...

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Facebook: A Lifeline

John Doe is a happy man these days. He recently got engaged to Sandra, thanks to Facebook. John took the very popular ‘ Who is your lifetime match’ quiz on facebook. After dissecting the results , he narrowed down his options to just one. This led...

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Amphibian Magic for Humans?

The thing that catches my attention every time I watch cartoons, especially the old ones like Tom and Jerry, is the way the characters get away with everything! For instance, Tom may freeze, crumble into pieces, get hammered to pulp, amputated, cut into two, turned into powder, or anything,...

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Wiping the Slate Clean

They say that we only realize how strong our memory is when we deliberately try to forget something. Truer words have never been spoken. When we’re happy, we try to cling to that moment for as long as possible, but it passes and after sometime all that is left...

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The Young and the Mobile

The internet has been serving us unerringly for the last 15 years or so, but there has been a parallel phenomenon all set to shape and rule in the years to come. Yes, you guessed it right! We are talking about mobile phones here...

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The Unlimited Resource of Power- Sun

Have you ever thought of a world that can sustain itself just with the help of solar energy? In other words, a world where everything and anything runs with the help of solar power? If you haven’t given it thought I am sure you will after knowing the recent...

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Free Radicals, Antioxidants And Ageing

It is said that a man grows from childhood to old age in his lifetime. This growing process can be referred to as ageing. Many theories and facts have been associated with ageing. However, the actual reason remains unknown. Many theories have been combined, many rejected; ageing still remains...

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Nanotechnology miracle: ‘ Nano Nose’

Science and technology are two words that are the essence of existence today. Life without technology is nearly unimaginable. The adverse impacts of science are evident but putting brakes on technology seems like too big a price to pay to put a halt to these negative externalities...

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Robot Attack?

Has anybody had the fortune of seeing the future? No, none of us can travel in time and see how the future will be, but all of us do posses the power to speculate how it could be...

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Staying Connected!

So vast has been the scope and impact of technology, that man powered by his streak of ingenuity now thinks the unthinkable, beats the unbeatable. So what exactly is technology? Is it mere human innovation that helps to develop systems to encounter...

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“ We don’t need no mind control ”

The famous Pink Floyd song lyrics accusing the administration of brainwashing the public may not be far from the truth, in the future at least. Extraordinary breakthroughs in Neuroscience reveal what many scientists have long held, that the functioning of a person’s glands along with basic genetic makeup alone...

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Plastics: A Hazard

World Environment Day was celebrated on the 5th of June with great pomp, and had people from all walks of life responding to initiatives undertaken by Non Governmental organizations (NGO’s) and reputed companies. The question that comes...

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G M Foods: The Road Ahead

Genetically modified (GM) foods are derived through genetic engineering wherein the genes from other plants or animals are inserted into the genetic structure of another organism. The first GM plant was a type of tobacco that was resistant...

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Reva: Charge your Car

When William Morrison came up with an electric car back in 1888, it wasn’t novelty. Instead, I’d term it as an unpopular invention. Today, more than a century later, when disaster is beginning to take concrete shape, his invention seems...

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Five Billion Pounds of Pesticides

When you walk into a supermarket to buy some apples, carrots, or even any packaged food, what crosses your mind? If you are like most other consumers, you consider cost, taste and perhaps even the amount of calories such food contains...

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HSDPA and its Evolution

A budding woman entrepreneur has to give a speech to the students of National University of Singapore. Her husband who has been her motivation and support was struck in a traffic jam. She wanted her husband to watch...

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