Monday, August 17, 2009

Delhi to use remote sensing technology to check vehicle pollution

August 17, 2009

In a bid to control pollution, the Delhi government’s transport department has decided to use a new technology by which the pollution level of all types of vehicles can be measured even when these are on the move. “Our government is committed to develop pollution-free transport system in Delhi. Remote sensing technology is a world [...]

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Expert predicts development of robot ‘hookers’

August 17, 2009

Robot ‘prostitutes’ may feature as part of extreme future plans for tourists, a tourism conference has been told. Ian Yeoman, from New Zealand’s University of Wellington, gave a sneak peak to what the world may hold in 2050, formed by factors like global warming, food, water and jet fuel supply problems and technological advances. The [...]

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World’s smallest laser unveiled

August 17, 2009

The world’s smallest laser, contained in a silica sphere just 44 nanometres across, and about 10 times smaller than the wavelength of light, has been unveiled. According to a report in Nature News, the laser has been named as the ‘spaser’. Whereas a laser amplifies light, using a mirrored cavity to intensify it, a spaser [...]

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Scientists suggest development of ‘corpse detector’

August 17, 2009

A group of scientists in the U.S. have come up with the suggestion that a profile of the chemicals released from decomposing bodies may lead to a portable device capable enough to detect people buried in disasters and at crime scenes. Speaking at the 238th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS) in Washington [...]

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IIT-Bombay to conduct technology event in Orissa

August 17, 2009

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Bombay will conduct an event in Orissa’s Rourkela this year to promote new generation technologies. The “Nexus-2009″ will be held Oct 10 in the National Institute of Technology (NIT) campus in Rourkela, an official statement said on Monday.

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‘Cloaks’ to shield subs from sonar, homes from quakes

August 17, 2009

Cloaking things from visible light has been a staple of science fiction for long – from the cloaking devices used by Harry Potter to the invisible Romulan Bird of Prey warships in “Star Trek”. Now, scientists have developed a new cloaking method which they claim would someday shield aeroplanes from radar, submarines from sonar, buildings [...]

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Solar temperature mystery solved

August 17, 2009

The mystery of why temperatures in the sun’s outer atmosphere soar to several million degrees, far hotter than temperatures near the sun’s surface, has been solved. New observations made with instruments aboard Japan’s Hinode satellite reveal the hotter outer atmosphere is due to nanoflares. Nanoflares are small, sudden bursts of heat and energy. “They occur [...]

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