IIT KGP launches post-doctoral research programme for professionals

Kolkata, March 20 (IANS) In a first of its kind initiative, IIT Kharagpur on Tuesday launched a post-doctoral certification programme for Ph.D. working professionals from India and abroad, with an aim to ignite the research talents and provide them with a platform and recognition for their skills.   The ‘Certificate for Excellence in Research’ (CER), […]

Self-driving Uber car kills woman in US

San Francisco, March 20 (IANS): A self-driving Volvo SUV from the ride-hailing giant Uber traveling at 64 km per hour has killed a woman in the US state of Arizona, triggering a heated debate on whether autonomous cars are safe enough and who is to blame for the death. Social media users expressed sadness and […]

Microsoft, BlackBerry collaborate to secure productivity apps on mobile phones

San Francisco, March 20 (IANS): Former rivals BlackBerry and Microsoft have announced they were collaborating to offer enterprises a solution that integrates the latter’s expertise in mobility and security with Microsoft’s Cloud and productivity apps.   Through this partnership, the tech titans have collaborated on a first-of-its-kind solution — BlackBerry Enterprise “BRIDGE”.   “We saw […]

Partners to steer Microsoft towards $107bn ‘Intelligent’ Cloud market in India

Partners to steer Microsoft towards $107bn ‘Intelligent’ Cloud market in India

New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) As more and more businesses strive to embrace Cloud in India, Microsoft, with its vast partner network, is in a unique place, offering a complete Cloud platform as well as productivity and business applications, a top global executive has stressed.   For Gavriella Schuster, Corporate Vice President, One Commercial Partner […]

NASA’s new instrument to help measure Sun’s incoming energy

NASA’s new instrument to help measure Sun’s incoming energy

Washington, March 19 (IANS) To continue long-term measurements of the Sun’s incoming energy, NASA has powered on a new instrument installed on the International Space Station (ISS).   The instrument, Total and Spectral solar Irradiance Sensor (TSIS-1), became fully operational with all instruments collecting science data as of this March, NASA said.   “TSIS-1 extends […]

3 astronauts to blast off for space station on March 21

3 astronauts to blast off for space station on March 21

Washington, March 18 (IANS) A Soyuz capsule carrying two NASA astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut is set to blast off from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on a two-day trip to the International Space Station on March 21.   The future Expedition 55-56 crew members, NASA Flight Engineers Ricky Arnold and Drew Feustel, along with […]

Microsoft offers $250,000 to identify chip bugs

Microsoft offers $250,000 to identify chip bugs

San Francisco, March 16 (IANS) Microsoft is offering up to $250,000 for identifying bugs that are similar to the “Meltdown” and “Spectre” CPU flaws.   The offering is part of Microsoft’s new limited-time bounty programme for “speculative execution” side channel vulnerabilities.   “This new class of vulnerabilities was disclosed in January 2018 and represented a […]

Acer ‘Swift 5’ laptop in India for Rs 79,999

Bengaluru, March 14 (IANS): Expanding its popular “Swift” series, Taiwanese hardware and electronics brand Acer on Wednesday launched “Swift 5” in India for a starting price of Rs 79,999.   Weighing only 970 grams, the device features 8th-Generation Intel Core processor and will be available at Acer exclusive stores and other retailers, the company said […]

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