Technology

Starch Accumulation in Algae

A collective study from the researchers of Tohoku University and Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan showed that algae-based starch is ready to start at a large-scale. The algae-derived starch is an important bioresource for the fuel such as biofuels and renewable materials which have the potential to replace the fossil fuel and account a share in the development of wearable systems. This study was published in The Plant Journal that

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The smart home industry has showcased impressive growth potential over the years and has allured a large number of technology behemoths into trying their lucks in the field. However, only a few names have been able to establish their dominance in the market that is still in its early phases of development as making their presence felt through the steady introduction of novel and technologically advanced products is a must

Washington Imposed Restriction on Technology Exports to Chinese Semi-Conductor Maker

On Monday, the U.S government led by Donald Trump has limited exports of technology to Chinese semiconductor maker, further raising the tension between US and China. The restriction step was taken up by the Trump administration on Fujian Jinhua Integrated Circuit Co. might exhibit growing concern among Chinese competitors as they can divest American technology suppliers from business, resulting in military with no source of components. In order to make

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Trade tensions between China and the U.S. have become more strained, with the U.S. standing firm on its decision to not resume trade negotiations with China until China comes up with a specific way of stopping the alleged stealing of technology. This impasse could likely jeopardize a meeting scheduled to happen towards the end of November between the presidents of the two countries at the G-20 meeting. Previously, there had

Survey on Programming Autonomous Vehicles Shows Distinct Preferences

A large-scale survey by MIT researchers has shown certain distinct global preferences when it comes to the ethics of autonomous vehicles or driverless cars. They also found regional variations to the broader global patterns. The survey took into consideration more than 2 million online participants from around 200 nations. It banked upon versions of classic ethical conundrum, known as the “Trolley Problem.” The issue entails scenarios in which a vehicle

Brain Training

At the University of Cambridge, ‘brain training’ app was developed in order to help people suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). The app manages the symptoms of patients which include the fear of contamination and washes their hands excessively. Professors at the Department of Psychiatry – Barbara Sahakian and Baland Jalal – explained effects and improvement in the patient suffering from OCD within one-week training by the app. The most common

Artificial Moon

China is planning the launch of own ‘artificial moon’ by the end of 2020 as replacement to the streetlamps and lowering the electricity consumption mainly in urban areas. In the Chengdu city present in the southwestern Sichuan state, the ‘illumination satellite’ is under development. This satellite will shine like the real moon, but eight times brighter than the moon. It will be the first man-made moon which will be launched

Quantum Computers

For several years, quantum computers have merely remained a conjecture. However today, quantum technology is witnessing a notable rise in attention and investment from intelligence agencies, governments, and companies. Now, researchers have led to a notable development in this field, which could well be the cornerstone towards the realization of quantum computers. While conventional computers rely on how or what of the two binary digits 0 and 1 is represented

Smart Watch

New smart watch algorithms can help identify why you are sleeping poorly Smart watches have come a long way in recent years and can be made to do fascinating things. Equipped with algorithms that have potential to collect rich data from these wearable, these data can be utilized to obtain useful, practical recommendations. One such application can be identifying healthy sleep patterns in wearers. Enabled by algorithms, smart watches can

Acoustic-enabled Tech may impart Contextual Awareness to Smart Devices

Smart devices are profoundly interactive, with other devices and people, but do they possess ‘environmental awareness’? Not yet. Context-based awareness and computing is still an unexplored realm in smart device technology. But things may soon change, if recent works by a team of researchers at the Carnegie Mellon University are to be believed. Smart devices may pick up specific sound vibrations and map them to human activity; also, they can