Water resources ministry launches e-book

Water resources ministry launches e-book

  New Delhi, Dec 30 (IANS) The water resources ministry has launched its e-book as a step towards e-governance and transparency, the government said Tuesday.Download:http://mowr.gov.in/writereaddata/e-book.pdfIt said the 87-page e-book was exhaustive and covered almost all programmes and schemes of the ministry.“Up to date information about various activities of the ministry has been provided on the e-book. […]

NASA offers prizes for apps on climate change

NASA offers prizes for apps on climate change

New York, Dec 12 (IANS) NASA has offered $35,000 in prizes to create apps which use US climate data. The contest, called the Climate Resilience Data Challenge in partnership with the US Geological Survey (USGS), offers prizes to citizen scientists for ideas that will help the United States cope with climate change.It is open from Dec […]

Tech Review: Samsung Gear S vs Apple Watch

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When it comes to smartphones (and, to a lesser degree, tablets), Samsung and Apple are fierce rivals. But will that rivalry carry over to the budding smartwatch space? If it does, then we couldn’t see two more dramatically different approaches. Let’s compare the recently-announced Apple Watchto the upcoming Gear S Standalone wireless We’re still a bit fuzzy […]

All Punjab villages to get high-speed Internet

All Punjab villages to get high-speed Internet

Chandigarh, Dec 11 (IANS) The Punjab government Thursday announced that all villages in the state would be provided high speed internet connectivity having unlimited bandwidth.“The Punjab government has initiated a prestigious project to connect all villages with optical fibre network. A pilot project will connect 6,000 villages with optical fibre network in the first phase,” a […]

FB Update :Facebook launches new Promotions tools

Facebook launches new publishing tools

New York, Dec 11 (IANS) In a bid to give more teeth to advertisers and those who want to promote posts on Facebook, the social networking site has launched new tools that allow a greater ability to target posts and promote content.The biggest tool for advertisers is interest targeting that will use Facebook’s data mine to […]

Google best place to work, Twitter off the grid

Google best place to work, Twitter off the grid

Washington, Dec 11 (IANS) Ensuring a balanced work-family environment for its employees has made Google the best place to work on Earth, announces the seventh “2015 Best Places to Work” listing from Glassdoor, a US-based website that provides insider ratings and information from employees about the companies they work for.The micro-blogging site Twitter, which was the […]

App mixes text with rap lyrics

App mixes text with rap lyrics

New York, Dec 8 (IANS) Software developers in the US have come up with an app that turns messages into witty rap lyrics.RapKey, a new app developed by Ativ Patel and Jonah Kaner, students of Massachusetts-based Babson College, promises to add a punch to tired texts, bostinno.com reports.This app lets users scroll through pre-loaded lyrics, select […]

Australian researchers achieve highest solar power efficiency

Australian researchers achieve highest solar power efficiency

Sydney, Dec 8 (IANS) Australian researchers made a major breakthrough when they set a world record for the highest levels of solar power efficiency ever achieved, media reported Monday.A team from the University of New South Wales has achieved a record 40.4 percent conversion efficiency by using standard solar cells combined with a mirror and filters, […]

Trashed laptop batteries to power homes

Trashed laptop batteries to power homes

New York, Dec 7 (IANS) Researchers, including an Indian-origin scientist, from IBM have used discarded laptop batteries to create an emergency lighting system called UrJar for street vendors and houses located in slums in Bengaluru.The team, along with a hardware firm RadioStudio, tested three-year-old batteries discarded by an IT company and found that they had enough […]