SCIENCE & TECH

Ramco Systems sets up subsidiary in Indonesia

Chennai: Ramco Systems announced that it has set up a wholly-owned subsidiary in Indonesia under the name PT Ramco Systems Indonesia. A press note said that Indonesia is expected to see buoyant demand for enterprise solutions driven by improved infrastructure, stable and growing economy and employable IT workforce. PT Ramco Systems Indonesia will be Ramco’s sixth subsidiary in Asia and 24th office, globally, it added. The new office will employ

When actors might become editors

  Do you think WordPress is just a place for writers and bloggers to pen their thoughts? The fourth pillar of the nation also depends on them most. Across the world, WordPress is one of the widely used content management system (CMS) tools to communicate with people in a short time. But would you believe if someone said there are flaws in the system – that it could allow hackers

76 new bacteria-resistant genes found in DNA

London: Scientists have identified 76 previously unknown genes that make bacteria resistant to last-resort antibiotics, a finding that could bolster mankind’s fight against superbugs. The increasing number of infections caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria is a rapidly growing global problem. Disease-causing bacteria become resistant through mutations of their own DNA or by acquiring resistance genes from other, often harmless, bacteria. By analysing large volumes of DNA data, the researchers at Chalmers

Blueberries to boost attention in children: Study

London: Consuming flavonoid-rich blueberries could help primary school children become more attentive, a study suggests. For the study, a group of 7-10 year olds consumed a drink containing wild blueberries or a matched placebo. They were tested on their speed and accuracy in completing an executive task function on a computer. The trial found that the children who consumed the flavonoid-rich blueberry drink had nine per cent quicker reaction times

Twitter launches new feature for users

Twitter has launched a new feature called ‘Happening Now’ that will showcase newcomers on its platform tweets about events. Happening Now will highlight groups of tweets about a topic — starting with sports — and will expand to other areas like entertainment and breaking news, TechCrunch reported on Wednesday. Feel the roar of the crowd, no matter where you are. We`re rolling out a new way to see what`s happening

Octopus skin inspires camouflage material

Washington: Scientists have developed a stretchable and programmable camouflaging material inspired by the instantaneously changing skin of octopus and cuttlefish. For the octopus and cuttlefish, changing their skin colour and pattern to disappear into the environment is just part of their camouflage prowess, said researchers from Cornell University in the US. These animals can also swiftly and reversibly morph their skin into a textured, three dimensional (3D) surface, giving the

Twitter shuts 201 'handles' of Russian accounts

Menlo Park (US): Twitter has handed over to Senate investigators the profile names, or “handles,” of 201 accounts linked to Russian attempts at influencing the 2016 presidential election. The company has stepped up its efforts to cooperate with investigators after it was criticised for not taking congressional probes seriously enough. The handover occurred this week, according to a person familiar with the matter who was not authorised to speak publicly

Google Pixel phones for Android handsets

Google recently announced its new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL phones which is the second in line for Google-designed Android handsets. The new devices look sharp and have come up with lots of in-built features. As the iOS devices are hit with battery drains, many are moving towards Android devices. IT IS GOOD Pixel 2 camera really does stand out. Like last year’s models, the Pixel 2 and Pixel

Future of cyberspace depends on heart?

Would you believe it if I say the future of cyberspace will depend on a blood pumping organ’s motion? You might think that it is a combination of technology with a living matter or that it is the first humanoid? But the reality is, it is your heart itself. Founded by an assistant professor at the University of Buffalo, the State University of New York, the method uses an individual

How does the Face ID work in iPhone X?

With their new launch, iPhone X, Apple unveiled its new Face ID facial recognition system. The system lets users unlock their phones just by glancing at them. How does the recognition work and what else does the new unlocking feature hold for its customers. Face ID captures a 3-D and 2-D image of your face using infrared light while you are looking straight at the camera. Apple then compares that

Twitter: #280 characters & trending

San Francisco: Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey last year made a definitive announcement about the company’s famous 140-character count amid rumors that the firm would substantially relax the limit. “It’s staying,” Dorsey said. “It’s a good constraint for us.” And on Tuesday, the company took it back – for some people, at least. Starting Tuesday, Twitter said, it’s testing a feature to let some users double the amount of characters