Technology Sector

Geological evidence sheds new light on ancient climate of Mars

Mars ClimateParis, March 20 : Mars Express has uncovered geolog

Soon, windows and doors that sound alarm after detecting suspicious movements

Washington, March 18: German scientists have come up with a technology that can enable windows and doors to sensitise any suspicious movements, and sound an alarm.

Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institutes for Applied Polymer Research IAP in Potsdam-Golm and for Computer Architecture and Software Technology FIRST in Berlin say that the heart of their technology is a motion sensor and a special coating.

They say that their innovation may one day provide even more security by enabling window panes and glass doors to detect whether and how quickly something is moving.

According to them, if anything changes in front of the pane, or someone sneaks up to it, an alarm signal is sent to the security guard.

New software to block virtual assaults introduced

Melbourne, Mar 17: With virtual assaults going on the rise, a software firm has introduced anew software programme to block out Cyber bullies.

Google Earth helped lead-tile thief on runaway robbery spree!

Google Earth helped lead-tile thief on runaway robbery spree!London, Mar 16: A thief stole 100,000 pounds worth of lead from the roofs of buildings – using Google Earth.

By using the popular Internet tool, which shows aerial photographs of towns across the world, Tom Berge was able to identify museums, churches and schools across south London with lead roof tiles.

After the 27-year-old builder found a potential target on his home computer he would scale its roof, take the valuable roof materials and abseil down the side of the building, before selling the lead to scrap metal dealers.

New organic material may give Internet ‘superfast’ speeds

New organic material may give Internet ‘superfast’ speedsLondon, March 16: An International team of scientists have developed an organic material that may one day enable the Internet to work at “superfast” speeds.

Ivan Biaggio, an associate professor of physics at Lehigh University and member of the research team, says that the novel material has been developed with an unprecedented combination of high optical quality and strong ability to mediate light-light interaction.

Future electric cars, laptops may benefit from a new kind of capacitor

Future electric cars, laptops may benefit from a new kind of capacitorLondon, March 16: Electric cars and laptops may soon benefit from a prototype capacitor that can store power as densely as a supercapacitor, and release it rapidly.

The novel capacitor has been developed by a team of scientists from the University of Maryland and the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology.

Gary Rubloff, a chemist at the University of Maryland, says that the secret to the prototype''s performance is that it has
10 billion tiny capacitors crammed into every square centimetre.