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The researchers at IIT Kharagpur develop low-cost blood test device

The researchers from IIT Kharagpur have developed a low-cost diagnostic device which can perform various pathological tests by using blood taken from a finger prick. The device requires only a paper strip based kit integrated with a smartphone to enable analytics and readout functions and an LED light for imaging. The key aspect of the ..

IIT Madras develops first indigenous microprocessors ‘RISECREEK’ under Project Shakti

The group of computer scientists and a team of students from the IIT- Madras have developed the first of a family of six industry-standard microprocessors under Project Shakti. The initial batch of 300 chips, named ‘RISECREEK’, has been fabricated for free at the Intel facility in Oregon (US), which was used to run the Linux ..

Punjab government launches smartphone application ‘i-Hariyali’ to increase green cover across state

The Punjab Government has launched a smartphone application ‘i-Hariyali’, which aims to inspire people to plant more saplings to save the environment from pollution. It will ensure clean, green, healthy and robust Punjab with the active participation of people. The app would enable the users to order free plant saplings. The users can book a ..

IIT Kharagpur signed a MoU with Samsung for digital academy

IIT-Kharagpur has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Samsung India for the setting up of a digital academy on the institute’s campus. The Department of Computer Science and Engineering in the institute will host the Samsung Innovation Lab and train students on the Internet of Things (IoT) through Tizen-based operating systems, commonly used by ..

Microsoft unveils "Surface" Tablets

Microsoft launched a family of tablets named Surface, built on Windows 8 to compete with Apple’s iPad The touch-screen tablet is company’s 1st major venture into computer hardware It is designed to function as a PC with attachable keyboard cover and as a Television watching platform The Surface will be available in two versions, a ..