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Here’s how Google Maps evolved during the pandemic

Google continuously builds new — and helpful — features into Google Maps. The app has evolved a gr...

What the Galaxy A21s offers in heaps is value for money

Home entertainment and WFH have become central to our lives, bringing household tech to the forefront. No wond...
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Very little to not like about the Creative Outlier Air

Bluetooth headphones can be annoying. You have to charge them; you have to pair them and all that jazz. But th...

A shot in time

Judging from comments I’ve heard and read, many people expect that a vaccine against Covid-19 will soon ...

iOS 14 and Android 11 promise big on security

Privacy matters. The information on your phone is yours. The biggest takeaway from Apple’s recent WWDC a...

Beware of free software

In January, the tech world was shaken by a major confidentiality breach when Avast was caught selling click in...

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Science  /  Published 11.05.20

How safe are we? Check the sewer

The world is eager to come out of lockdown. But if countries simply return to business as usual, new outbreaks of Covid-19 will follow. The only solution that public health experts see is to keep care...
By Carl Zimmer/New York Times News Service in

Science  /  Published 03.05.20

Plasma magic

A few days ago, a post on Facebook caught my eye. A relative of a doctor somewhere in New Jersey, US, had urged currently healthy survivors of Covid-19 to help the doctor, who is on a ventilator and f...
By Dr Sanjeet Bagcchi in

India  /  Published 02.05.20

ICMR to study if virus mutated

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) is planning to study whether the novel coronavirus strain in India has undergone mutation while spreading within the country over the last two months.Acco...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 29.04.20

IIT Guwahati collaborates with Hester Biosciences to develop Covid-19 vaccine

Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IITG) on Wednesday said it has joined hands with Ahmedabad-based Hester Biosciences to develop a vaccine for Covid-19 and animal trials are likely to start by ...
By PTI in Guwahati

Science  /  Published 28.04.20

IIT students develop low-cost intubation boxes

Students at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) have developed low-cost intubation boxes for dealing with Covid-19 patients facing breathing issues and requiring assistance in the form of endotra...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 27.04.20

Emerging corona queen identified

Two Indian scientists have identified what appears to be the reigning queen among the novel coronaviruses, a type called “A2a” that is fast replacing the other strains of the virus in all geograph...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Science  /  Published 26.04.20

Designed to disarm

Arun Ghosh is the Ian P. Rothwell Distinguished Professor for organic and medicinal chemistry at Purdue University, US, and specialises in drug design. He discovered the drug darunavir, the frontline ...
By The Telegraph in

Science  /  Published 25.04.20

'Credit goes to states, give them leeway'

The Centre should loosen its control and give states more autonomy over funding and decision-making on the Covid-19 pandemic, The Lancet, a top international medical journal, said on Saturday in a com...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 25.04.20

Needed: Science and politics in one boat

Covid is an orphan virus and is using one strategy till such time comes when human beings, its only target so far, acquire an immune response strong enough to repel or keep it at bay.It has united a d...
By Abhijit Chowdhury in

India  /  Published 23.04.20

Pran’s ‘pranii’ in Covid trial

A bacterium discovered by an Indian scientist more than four decades ago and used in treating leprosy for nearly 20 years will now be offered to Covid-19 patients in India under a controlled clinical ...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi


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