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UMBC robotics student invents help for those with disabilities like hers


Kavita Krishnaswamy had labored through seven years of coursework in math and computer sciences to achieve a perfect 4.0 grade-point average. The University of Maryland Baltimore County graduate student had invented robotic devices that are discussed around the world. She had spent three years narrowing the focus of her doctoral

Mall of Africa bags an engineering excellence award

The Mall of Africa, which is the largest retail development to be built in a single phase in Southern Africa, achieved further prestige at this year’s Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) Awards. The flagship 131 000 m² mall was announced as the winner of the Engineering Excellence Award for projects with a value greater

Google Code-in 2017 lets students win prizes while learning about open source


Open source is changing the world, and it is important that children get educated on the subject as early as possible. It's a competitive workforce out there, and students need to be prepared. Of course, learning about open source doesn't have to be a chore -- gaining knowledge can sometimes

Darktrace in UK’s top three fastest-growing tech companies

Cambridge cyber security specialist Darktrace has roared into the UK’s fastest-growing technology company elite for the first time – charging straight into the top three. Other Cambridgeshire and East of England companies have also progressed in the Sunday Times Hiscox Tech Track 100 league table which ranks Britain’s private technology, media

New Technology to Keep Fruit, Vegetables Fresh For 1,000 Days

When efforts are being made to reduce wastage of perishable commodities by boosting cold chain system, an Indian company has introduced "Black Box" technology, which can ensure the preservation of any agriculture commodity for 1,000 days. Saahil Peerzada and Sachin Adhikari of Viztar Agritech have tied up with Spain-based Nice

New high-tech yarn could make electricity

Researchers in the United States and South Korea have invented a new kind of yarn that can generate electricity when it is stretched or twisted, said a study Thursday. The material, called "twistron," could be used to harvest energy from the motion of ocean waves, or from changes in temperature, said