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
Feb. 10, 2016 Physicists have shown how liquids on solid surfaces can be made to slide over the surface a bit like a bobsleigh on ice. The key is to apply a coating at the boundary between ... read more
Feb. 12, 2016 A new strain of yeast that could improve the efficiency of making fuel from cellulosic biomass such as switchgrass has been discovered by researchers. Both the yeast strain ... read more
Feb. 12, 2016 Scientists have developed a simple and powerful method for creating resilient, customized, and high-performing graphene: layering it on top of common glass. This scalable and ... read more
Oct. 7, 2015 UK doctors and nurses are routinely using their own smartphones -- including apps and messaging systems -- for patient care, reveals a survey of frontline staff. But the current lack of data ... 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