This week Tech 24 brings you a special program dedicated to digital innovation in India. We begin with a look around the Unique Identification Authority in New Delhi. It's the largest biometrics project in the world and is providing unique ID numbers to millions of Indians. We also see how mobile phone apps are helping to protect women and how one digital initiative is connecting farmers in the countryside.
Reuters (Nov. 25, 2013) Laser technology has taken a huge leap forward with the development of the world's first digital laser system, a technology with application in multiple fields from dentistry to photo-copying. ... watch video
TheStreet (Mar. 21, 2014) Retailers and advertisers are trying to figure out just what to do with personal technology. Right now, it's mostly at the experimental stage and they are not sure which items will appeal to ... watch video
Reuters (Jan. 7, 2013) Students in Taiwan have developed sensors that attach to shoes - converting movement into digital information that can be sent wirelessly to a handheld device. The invention opens the doors to new ... watch video
TheStreet (Mar. 18, 2014) The top venture capitalists at the digital SXSW conference in Austin, Texas believe wearable technology will see most of its growth in the medical field. While fitness wearables have taken off and ... watch video
Newsy (Apr. 19, 2014) Nike fired most of its Digital Sport hardware team, the group behind Nike's FuelBand device. Could Apple or an overcrowded market be behind layoffs?
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AFP (Apr. 21, 2014) Can't be bothered to show anyone what you're thinking? Then a Japanese scientist has the answer -- a pair of digital eyes that can express delight and anger, or even feign boredom. Duration: ... watch video
Sep. 28, 2016 Researchers have succeeded to place a layer of graphene on top of a stable fatty lipid monolayer, for the first time. Surrounded by a protective shell of lipids graphene could enter the body and ... read more
Sep. 28, 2016 Solar panels are proliferating across the globe to help reduce the world's dependency on fossil fuels. But conventional panels are not without environmental costs, too. Now scientists report a new ... read more
Sep. 28, 2016 A new study of lead pollution in the North Atlantic provides strong evidence that leaded petrol emissions have declined over the past few decades. For the first time in around 40 years, scientists ... read more
Sep. 28, 2016 Scientists have, for the first time, identified a method of visualizing the quantum behavior of electrons on a surface. The findings present a promising step forward towards ... read more
Sep. 27, 2016 A less-expensive, more energy-efficient way has been found to produce alane – aluminum trihydride – a hydrogen source widely considered to be a technological dead-end for use in automotive ... read more
Sep. 6, 2016 Mobile phone technology could help to beat bad practices in healthcare delivery, research suggests. Innovations such as apps offer opportunities for improving governance in the healthcare sector, ... read more
Apr. 17, 2015 Little is known about what teachers think about how mobile technology in the classroom will affect the development of students' non-cognitive skills, such as empathy, self-control, problem ... read more
July 9, 2012 Researchers are examining how the digital revolution is changing the way we access news. Among the first findings, it shows that of those surveyed, most Germans still prefer a newspaper. Meanwhile, ... read more