Archive For The “Technology” Category

Water aerodromes to be a reality soon

Airports on water, where seaplanes and amphibian aircraft can land, will soon be a reality in the country with the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) issuing licensing norms for setting up ‘water aerodromes’. A ‘water aerodrome’ is explained in the latest Civil Aviation Requirement (CAR) as a “defined area on water, including any buildings […]

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Taking technology to the common man: CSIR-SERC

For over a year now, the CSIR-Structural Engineering Research Centre (CSIR-SERC), Chennai, has developed geopolymer concrete (GPC) building block technology. “This technology will bring down the use of water necessary for curing and also time required for curing. It is a green alternative to cement since in the production of cement,” said Mr P.S. Ambily, […]

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Bezos’ blue origin planning commercial space flight in 2019

While SpaceX has postponed its space tourism plans, the Amazon founder’s company will sell tickets for commercial flights next year While the Elon Musk-founded SpaceX is hitting all the headlines on future space travel, Amazon chief Mr Jeff Bezos-owned Blue Origin is catching up fast, aiming to sell tickets for commercial flights to space next year. […]

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DRDO’s unique surveillance system to guard border at high altitude

Surveillance along the border, which has been a concern for the security forces, can now be intensified with a new system developed by India’s premier Research and Development agency – Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). The border surveillance system designed and developed by Defraud based Instruments Research and Development Establishment (IRDE) has many unique […]

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NASA launches InSight spacecraft on $1B Mars mission to peek below surface

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — With the orange flames of its engine lighting up the foggy sky for miles around, a car-sized Mars lander rocketed into space early in a first-of-its-kind launch from California on a mission to probe beneath the surface of the Red Planet.The nearly $1 billion Mars InSight probe blasted off shortly after […]

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DRDO Is Taking New Challenges in AI And Robotics That Will Act As Force Multipliers

The Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) is an apogee among institutions under the government’s Department of Defence Research and Development. It has since 1958, beenindigenously developing military technology, weapons and equipment for the Indian Armed Forces. It has received both bouquets for India’s home-grown missiles technology (Agni-V, NAG and the long-range LRSAM), rocket systems (Pinaka) […]

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ISRO set to develop smart propellants for reusable launches

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is planning to develop world class propulsion technology to ensure cost effective re-usable, recoverable, re-startable and reliable space launches, said ISRO chairman Dr K Sivan in his video message for the annual National Conference on Emerging Trends in Aerospace Technologies – ‘ASET’ 2018 on future of propulsion at Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre […]

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India gears up for AI-driven wars

To prepare the Army, the Navy and the Air Force for next-generation warfare In an ambitious defence project, the government has started work on incorporating artificial intelligence (AI) to enhance the operational preparedness of the armed forces in a significant way, which would include equipping them with unmanned tanks, vessels, aerial vehicles and robotic weaponry.The move, part […]

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NASA invests in technology for space exploration missions

NASA is investing in several next-generation technology concepts that will help the US space agency use them for future space exploration missions. This includes meteoroid impact detection, space telescope swarms and small orbital debris mapping technologies, NASA said in a statement. It has selected 25 early-stage proposals that have the potential to transform future human and robotic exploration missions, introduce new exploration […]

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NASA set to build quiet supersonic planes

For the first time in decades, NASA is set to develop an ‘experimental plane’ designed to fly faster than the speed of sound without producing the noise typical of supersonic flights. The X-plane’s mission is to provide crucial data that could enable commercial supersonic passenger air travel over land. NASA has awarded a $247.5 million contract to US-based […]

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