BRICS S&T News

BBC News, 31 August 2017
Tests of the futuristic hyperloop transport system have managed to propel one of its pods at 355km/h (220mph). The tests establish a new record for the technology only days after a separate prototype hit 324km/h. Read more...
The New Indian Express, 29 August 2017
The innovation competitiveness of India would see a significant rise with its growth rate probably surpassing China between 2025-2030, predicts a report released by China Science and Technology Exchange Center on Tuesday. Read more...
Financial Express, 25 August 2017
The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) is leading a 25 companies strong Indian trade and technology led business delegation to Kigali, Rwanda from 22nd – 25th August 2017 Read more...
BBC News, 22 August 2017
The top speed of the Fuxing or "rejuvenation" bullet trains was capped at 300km/h (186mph) in 2011 following two crashes that killed 40 people. From next week, some of the trains will once again be allowed to run at a higher speed of about 350 km/h. Read more...
The Guardian, 22 August 2017
One response to the call by experts in robotics and artificial intelligence for an ban on “killer robots” (“lethal autonomous weapons systems” or Laws in the language of international treaties) is to say: shouldn’t you have thought about that sooner? Read more...
The Indian Express, 21 August 2017
A total solar eclipse will take place today, 21 August, all over North America. The solar eclipse will start around 1 p.m EDT (which is around 10.30 pm IST), and US Space agency NASA will have a live video stream from locations across the country Read more...
The Hindu, 20 August 2017
A solar eclipse is set to take place, which will be visible across all of continental United States. It will begin at the Oregon coast (at 9.36 p.m. IST on August 21, 2017) and end at the South Carolina coast (at a time that corresponds to 1.36 a.m. IST Read more...
The Guardian, 20 August 2017
Some of the world’s leading robotics and artificial intelligence pioneers are calling on the United Nations to ban the development and use of killer robots. Read more...
Pravda, 15 August 2017
Roscosmos announced the time for the launch of the super-heavy Angara rocket and Federation spacecraft from the Vostochny Cosmodrome. The rocket and the spacecraft will be launched in 2021 and 2030 respectively. "We have received an approval for the devel Read more...
The China Post, 18 August 2017
Taiwan's technology minister on Thursday laid out an ambitious plan to spend NT$16 billion to beef up the domestic artificial intelligence (AI) industry. In a news conference, Minister of Science and Technology Chen Liang-gee said his ministry would imple Read more...
The Washington Post, 15 August 2017
For many Western observers in the 1960s and ’70s, India’s fledgling space program seemed the result of wishful, even misguided thinking — a clumsy, multimillion-rupee effort to launch satellites and rockets rather than antipoverty programs and literacy ca Read more...
Firstpost, 15 August 2017
Shedding its hesitant and cautious approach of the past with regard to participating in global mega science projects, India has taken bold steps in recent years to join international scientific quests.,The Science Technology and Innovation policy of 2013 Read more...
The Hindu, 12 August 2017
Scientists at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati have fabricated a 3D cardiac tissue patch using silk protein membranes seeded with heart muscle cells. The patch can potentially be used for regenerating damaged heart tissue. Read more...
Outlook, 11 August 2017
Canada and India will jointly host the Tech Summit 2017 from 14 - 15 November in New Delhi. Canada's Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, Navdeep Bains, will lead a strong business delegation to participate in the event. The Summit is Read more...
The Economist, 10 August 2017
After the events of March 11th 2011, when an earthquake and tsunami led to a meltdown of three nuclear reactors at the Fukushima Dai-ichi power plant in Japan, you might be forgiven for concluding that atomic power and seawater don’t mix. Many engineers, Read more...
The Economic Times, 10 August 2017
India will launch its eighth navigation satellite this month-end as a spare or back-up for its constellation in the geo-orbit, a top space agency official said on Thursday. Read more...
Aljazeera, 10 August 2017
Thousands of scientists and their supporters have marched across India to promote their work and demand that the government invest more in the field. Inspired by the global March for Science earlier this year, rallies were held in more than 25 cities acro Read more...
CNN, 10 August 2017
In 1964 Edward Mukuka Nkoloso, high school teacher and self-appointed director of Zambia's national space program, had the bold ambition of beating the USA and the Soviet Union in the space race, and landing a Zambian on the Moon. Nigeria, South Africa, Read more...
Business Tech, 7 August 2017
The University Ranking by Academic Performance (URAP) was recently published, ranking 16 of South Africa’s universities among among 2,500 higher education institutes (HEI) across the world. As with most assessments of South Africa’s local universities, th Read more...
The Economic Times, 7 August 2017
While India reaped the benefits of the Green Revolution in the 1960s, her neighbour China is now taking the lead in another area of sustainable agriculture -- developing crops that meet the challenges posed by global warming. Read more at: http://econom Read more...

Pages