• The Neuroscience of Changing Your Mind

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    New Delhi: New findings suggest it is more complicated than scientists thought Every day our brains grapple with various last-minute decisions. We adjust our gait to avoid a patch of ice; we exit to hit the rest stop; we switch to our backhand before thwacking a tennis ball. Scientists have long accepted that our ability to abruptly stop or modify a planned behavior is controlled via a single region within the brain's prefrontal cortex, an area involved in planning and other higher mental functions. By studying other parts of the brain in both humans and monkeys, however, a team from Johns Hopkins ...Read More


  • How 5G will change the way we live and work

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    New Delhi: At Mobile World Congress Americas 2017, Chris Pearson, president of 5G Americas explained what 5G will look like in the future. The next step in the mobile wireless evolution is 5G technology, according to Chris Pearson, president of 5G Americas. It's going to change the way we work, play, and interact. At the Mobile World Congress Americas 2017, TechRepublic's Alison DeNisco met with Pearson to discuss the future of 5G. "As we move to 5G, there will be innovation and inventions coming out that are going to be looking at wireless without limitations," Pearson said. "It's a whole new para...Read More


  • Xiaomi Redmi 4A becomes the new budget king in India with 250k sold in four minutes

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    New Delhi: Could it replicate the immense success of the Redmi 3S line with which it has much in common? Xiaomi's efforts to continue to put the sword to its competitors by offering value-driven phones to price-conscious Indian consumers met with resounding success yet again. 250,000 of the newly launched budget Redmi 4A smartphones were recently devoured by smartphone-crazed Indians in under four minutes flat in a flash sale orchestrated by Amazon India. (Smartphones are the top-selling category on the e-commerce site in the country.) Xiaomi has been testing the waters in India for a few years now...Read More


  • Energy Department backs huge Louisiana project to store carbon dioxide in the ground

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    New York: There's been some suggestion that if Donald Trump truly cares about the coal industry, one thing he'll do is try to direct the federal government to invest more in so-called carbon capture and storage, or CCS, projects. The idea here is to help advance technologies that can strip carbon dioxide from the process of burning coal for electricity — or, from other industrial processes — and bury it under the ground. It makes coal burning cleaner and that, in the long term, makes it more competitive in a world that's moving to act on climate change. What's more, the technology could be advantageo...Read More


  • The future looks bright! This new technology could make your smartphone battery last for days

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    Florida: Team of scientists at the University of Central Florida (UCF) may have found the right formula for making long-lasting, super-powerful supercapacitors that work with existing battery materials and are small enough and stable enough for use in mobile electronic devices. "With these supercapacitors, you could charge your mobile phone in a few seconds and you wouldn't need to charge it again for over a week," said Nitin Choudhary, a postdoctoral associate who conducted much of the research. "For small electronic devices, our materials are surpassing the conventional ones worldwide in terms of...Read More