3 ministries join hands for a technology mission for railways

Three central ministries have come together to drive a technology mission for Indian Railways, which would be beneficial for both the national transporter and academic and research institutions. A memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Technology Mission for Indian Railways (TMIR) was signed today by the ministries of railways, human resource development (HRD), and science and […]

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The Study of Technology

Re “The Ivory Tower Can’t Keep Ignoring Tech,” by Cathy O’Neil (Op-Ed, nytimes.com, Nov. 14): Ms. O’Neil is right to argue that the study of the effect and ethics of digital technology is urgent, important and deserving of more attention. But we disagree when she suggests that academics have been ignoring these issues. On the […]

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Technology, health care boost stocks

New York The market’s biggest winners this year, technology and health care, powered U.S. stock indexes to more all-time highs on Tuesday. Huge technology companies like Apple and Facebook continued their ascent, while strong reports from companies including medical device maker Medtronic and construction and technical services company Jacobs Engineering helped health care and industrial […]

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Your Technology is Making You Inefficient and Here’s Why

In today’s fast-paced world, people rely on technology to improve the efficiency of their work, but some commonplace digital tools may be secretly costing them their productivity. An ad for the Apple Watch makes it clear that the technology is designed to help you do more. Set to a catchy Nina Simone song with the recurring lyric “power!”, […]

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Science minister roots for technology at UN meet

Science, technology and innovation could be the magic bullet for countries to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Minister Elioda Tumwesigye has said. Dr Tumwesigye, who heads Uganda’s science and technology docket, was recently in Brussels, Belgium, to deliver a keynote speech at the Global Science, Technology and Innovation conference. Held between October 23 […]

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What the future holds for fitness technology

Swarms of drones follow you while you run, recording video of your workout. Sensors hidden in your T-shirt track your heart rate and how many calories you’re burning. Your sunglasses log your miles and respond when you ask, “How’s my pace?” No, you and those sci-fi gadgets aren’t starring in the next action-packed Marvel flick. […]

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The economics of future technology … explained with comics

We’re going to take a detour here to the not-too-distant future to see what technologies might shake up the economy and help determine the future of our species. Kelly Weinersmith is a biologist and her husband, Zach, does comics, “Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal” among them. Their new book is called “Soonish: Ten Emerging Technologies That’ll […]

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China’s Xi calls for more technology development

President Xi Jinping called Wednesday for the ruling Communist Party to lead development of Chinese technology industries, an area fraught with trade tensions and complaints that Beijing encourages theft of foreign know-how. In a speech at the opening of a party congress, Xi called for making a “country of innovators” and creating competitors in aerospace, cyberspace, clean […]

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