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Met Office developing world’s most advanced weather computer

The Met Office’s supercomputer will help select the most suitable location for flood defences. Pictured, a family is rescued from Nantgarw, Wales, during Storm Dennis on 16 February. Photograph: Matthew Horwood/Getty Images A supercomputer designed to improve extreme weather and climate forecasting is to receive £1.2bn from the UK government towards its development. The technology will be managed by the Met ... Read More »

The World’s First Reprogrammable DNA Computer is Here

Flexible Strands A stark limitation to biological computers was that any code programmed into DNA couldn’t be rewritten. UC Davis computer scientist David Doty told Wired that using a DNA computer is “like having to build a new computer out of new hardware just to run a new piece of software.” But now, Doty and his team have built the first DNA-based computer that ... Read More »

IIT Madras gets world’s largest combustion research centre

Promising a giant boost to the Indian scientific community, the world’s largest combustion research centre was inaugurated at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras today. The National Centre for Combustion Research and Development (NCCRD) was inaugurated by NITI Aayog member V K Saraswat in the presence of Prof Ashutosh Sharma, Secretary, Department of Science and Technology, a release by the ... Read More »

Tezpur University of Assam ranks among world’s top 1000 universities

For the second consecutive year, Tezpur University of Assam has ranked among the top 1000 universities in the world as declared by The Times Higher Education (THE), a leading provider of higher education data for the world’s research-led institutions. THE has listed 1000 Universities in its Ranking 2018 and Tezpur University is placed among 601-800 range, the release said, adding, ... Read More »

Samsung to Showcase ‘World’s First Stretchable Display’ at SID 2017 This Week

HIGHLIGHTS Samsung will showcase world’s first stretchable panel during the SID 2017 The company said its display can stretch as much as 12mm when pressed Samsung Display plans to showcase 9.1-inch versions of the OLED display Samsung on Monday said it will showcase the world’s first “stretchable” panel during the SID 2017 hosted by the Society for Information Display US ... Read More »

PAL-V, world’s first commercial flying car goes on sale

Flying cars have always been day dream. We have seen quite a few of them being built and a very few of them being used. But most of them were one-offs or when it came to production, probably could not match their claims. The Dutch company PAL-V seems to have cracked the code and have opened their order books for ... Read More »

Oculus Touch controller review: Putting virtual worlds at your fingertips, with caveats

Oculus’s motion-tracked Touch controllers are about as close as you can get to using your hands in virtual reality, but it’s hard to take advantage of their full potential due to endemic platform problems. Before we talk about Oculus’s motion-tracked Touch controllers, I want to take a moment to discuss how badly the company miscalculated. Back in April when the ... Read More »

Chinese demand could make VW world’s largest automaker

Amidst all the cheating scandal, Volkswagen Group is en route to take pole position and may go on to be the world’s biggest-selling automaker for the year 2016! What comes as a surprise is that VW has surpassed four time in-a-row champion – Toyota, by selling 7.61 million vehicles worldwide over the 7.53 million vehicles Toyota sold in the nine ... Read More »

e results of the largest infectious disease study ever to be undertaken have revealed that 100 million people around the world are at risk of blindness from the infectious disease trachoma. Smartphones enabled organizers to ensure that data could be easily collected in even the most remote parts of the world and then subsequently transmitted for analysis. Image credit: Sightsavers/Tom ... Read More »

Smartphones enable the world’s largest disease study

The research project, which involved 2.6 million participants in 29 different countries, over a 3-year period, was made possible by the use of smartphone technology to help collect, log and transmit data from surveyors operating around the world. Dr. Caroline Harper, CEO of Sightsavers, says: “The biggest infectious disease mapping exercise in history, ‘The Global Trachoma Mapping Project,’ has been ... Read More »