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NASA successfully tests shape-changing wing for next generation aviation

Created: 14/01/2017 - 13:48
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The shape-changing wings are not only designed to significantly reduce an aircraft's weight as well as the noise it generates during flight, these flaps could save the industry millions of dollars annually in fuel savings.

After six months and 22 research flights, NASA has announced the successful completion of initial flight tests of a new morphing wing technology.

Students create robot to help rescue workers trapped at disaster sites

Created: 13/01/2017 - 15:37
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Students create robot to help rescue workers trapped at disaster sites
Deepika Burli | TNN | Updated: Dec 27, 2016, 09.34 AM IST
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    The robot, Recon Rover, can scour every nook and corner of disaster sites to locate trapped victims
    It has an infrared sensor that can pick up the presence of humans

BENGALURU: Close to two years since they started work on a robot to locate people trapped in disaster zones, two city-based students have created a prototype.

Going cashless: Good for you?

Created: 13/01/2017 - 15:26
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As the country moves towards a cashless environment after demonetisation, the initial awe and confusion have given way to a flurry of concerns.Will the emphasis on online transactions provide convenience and tangible benefits or just add to stress and additional charges? To incentivise the move towards a cashless economy, the government has come up with a rash of discounts and freebies on digital transactions. But will these be substantial enough and, along with other benefits, counter the higher risk of identity theft once the currency notes are back in circulation?

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