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NHAI Plans Road Projects Worth $250 Billion in 6 Years

Mumbai: National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) plans to add around 50,000 km of road network in the next five to six years with an investment potential of nearly $250 billion (about Rs. 17 lakh crore). “We have identified around 50,000 km of road projects, which can be done over the next 5-6 years. These projects will have an investment ... Read More »

Apple Opening Development Centre in Hyderabad, Likely to Focus on Maps

Apple has confirmed recent reports that it plans to open a technology development centre in Hyderabad. The Cupertino-based company, which is becoming increasingly focused on the second most populous nation and third largest smartphone market in the world, is likely to utilise the development centre to bolster its mapping efforts in the country. In a statement to Gadgets 360, the ... Read More »

Freedom 251 in Pictures

The Freedom 251, complies with government’s Make in India program. Freedom 251 is priced at just Rs. 251 (approximately $4), making it arguably the cheapest smartphone in the world. The smartphone’s design looks like it’s been borrowed from the iPhone 6s, with similar rounded edges, a round button and the silver ring around it. The phone’s back panel features its ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S7 Spotted in New Leaked Live Images, Video

We have already seen the yet-to-be-announced Samsung Galaxy S7 smartphone in several renders and other leaks. Now, the smartphone has surfaced on the Internet in a couple of new images and a short 14-second video. Out of two new leaked images of the Samsung Galaxy S7, one shows the front panel of the device alongside confirming the microSD card support. ... Read More »

Freedom 251 Is the Cheapest Smartphone in the World, Costs Just Rs. 251

Ringing Bells is set to official unveil the Freedom 251 smartphone, delivering on its commitment of launching the cheapest smartphone in India. Bookings for the Freedom 251 – which is priced at just Rs. 251 (approximately $4), making it arguably the cheapest smartphone in the world – begin on Thursday at 6am. The Freedom 251, which Ringing Bells says has ... Read More »

3D ‘Mini-Brains’ Developed In A US Lab

Cells from the skin of several healthy adults were used to create the mini-brains. (Representational Image) Washington:  Scientists, including one of Indian origin, have developed tiny 3D ‘mini-brains’ that mimic some of the human brain’s structures and functionality and can be used to study diseases such as Alzheimer’s and autism. The creation of these ‘mini-brains’ could dramatically change how new ... Read More »

Bio-Hybrid Kidney Powered By Heart In The Offing

Researchers use live kidney cells that will grow on and around the microchip filters. (Representational Image) Washington:  Scientists are developing a first-of-its kind implantable artificial kidney with microchip filters and living cells that will be powered by the patient’s own heart. “We are creating a bio-hybrid device that can mimic a kidney to remove enough waste products, salt and water ... Read More »

Upsurge In Paralysis Condition Accompanies Zika: Doctors

Zulay Balza fails to close her eyes as neurologist Jairo Lizarazo tests her facial muscles at the Erasmo Meoz Hospital in Cucuta, Colombia. (AP Photo) CUCUTA, Colombia:  The doctor taps Zulay Balza’s knees with a hammer and she doesn’t feel a thing. She can’t squeeze his outstretched fingers or shut her eyelids. Her face is partially paralyzed. “The weakness started ... Read More »

In A First, Patient Wears 3-D Glasses During Brain Surgery

A handout picture released by the Angers university hospital shows a patient wearing virtual reality glasses on February 16, 2016 during his brain operation at a university hospital in Angers, western France. (AFP PHOTO) Paris, France:  In a world first, a patient in France undergoing brain surgery while conscious wore virtual reality glasses as doctors removed a cancerous tumour, the ... Read More »

Apple Ordered to Aid FBI in Unlocking California Shooter’s iPhone 5c

A US judge on Tuesday ordered Apple Inc to help the FBI break into a phone belonging to one of the shooters in the December attack in San Bernardino, California, the latest episode in a long-running dispute between tech companies and law enforcement over encryption. Apple must provide “reasonable technical assistance” to investigators seeking to unlock the data on Syed ... Read More »