What is Zika Virus and How to Prevent It?

About Zika Virus

Zika Virus (ZIKV) causes the Zika fever; it is an arthropod-borne virus (arbovirus). Zika virus is a member of Flavivirus in the family Flaviviridae. It is connected to yellow fever, dengue, Japanese encephalitis and West Nile, viruses that are members of the virus family Flaviviridae.

A Brief History of Zika Virus

It first got its name Zika Virus in 1952, when a monkey developed a fever in the Zika Forest, Uganda. The virus was kept under isolation from humans until ...

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Who moved my car?

Researchers Have Developed Ants – Ant Robots – Who Can Move a Car

Recently, I feel like I’m being bombed with new research advancement every day. From robotic clones of dead ones to ant robots that can move a car. Is there any field that has been left untouched by the invigorated tech world? I can hardly think of any such industry that has not been applying robotic science to stay at the forefront. In the universe of robotics, every ...

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Connie – A Hilton Worldwide and IBM project to bring AIs into the service industry

Employment opportunities at Hilton Worldwide are not just for humans, robots may soon find a place at Hilton’s plush lobbies. Connie is an IBM creation that now sits near the reception area of Hilton McLean hotel property in Virginia. Connie’s job is work as a concierge to assist visitors and personalize the guest appearance. She can provide information which can help you plan your trips too.

Her name is inspired from the founder of the Hilton brand of hotels – Conrad ...

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Fukushima’s No Man’s Land – A Place Where Even Robots Find It Hard to Tread

All this time we’ve been talking about technology taking us to new heights making life as comfortable as it was never before with robots and machines that can do things that we could hardly imagine and in one part of the world, we have technology fail us time and again as we try to clean out a disaster struck nuclear plant.

Japan’s Fukushima Daichi nuclear power plant suffered multiple meltdowns when five years ago one of the worst earthquakes in history ...

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Gravitational Waves Detected – A Scientific Breakthrough Which Validates Einstein’s Theory

We recently commemorated a 100 years of Einstein’s Relativity Theory and now scientists have made a breakthrough in the most critical part of the theory – gravitational waves. After a century of testing, innovating and researching what Einstein had imagined, scientists finally have a proof of the presence of gravitational waves. LIGO, which stands for the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory was created to detect gravitational waves.

The executive director of LIGO, David Reitze made the announcement on Thursday at the National ...

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Li-Fi – the future of Wireless Data Transmission

Harold Haas, a professor from the University of Edinburgh invented a super-fast alternative to Wi-Fi which uses light rays to transmit data. He named it Li-Fi which is basically an optical wireless network communication system. According to Haas, the future of the lightbulb is far brighter than what it may seem.

Every LED lightbulb could be used in the future to transmit data at an incredibly fast speed. “All we need to do is fit a small microchip to every potential ...

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3D Printing – A Brief Overview

3D Printing – A Brief Overview

3D Printing is one of the most exciting areas of technology in today’s world. Every few months sees some more models adding on to the list of 3D printers available in the market. It is indeed one of the best inventions. Manufacturers of 3D printers are continuously innovating to bring better 3D printers at an affordable price for us. These printers are gradually replacing the traditional 2D printers because of the amazing way in which ...

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All You Need to Know About Remix Os

Jide is the company that gained popularity for its sleek Android tablets. The company has now developed an operating system – Remix OS 2.0 – which is based on the Android-x86 project. The project is an initiative to bring Android to PC users who are using x86 chipsets – Intel and AMD. Remix OS 2.0 is available for download for free on Jide’s website.

According to Jide, “Hardware by nature is cold and inanimate”. The developers of Remix OS felt the ...

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DuckDuckGo and Google – A Close Comparison

Thanks to search engines, sitting in the comfort of your home, without budging much, you can access the huge world of information. Search engines have rendered encyclopedias obsolete and dictionaries can gather dust as the internet brings to us any information that we need. Google is undoubtedly one of the most used search engines. Many devices have Google as the default search engine. In fact Google search is the most common way to look for information. DuckDuckGo is a search ...

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Electricity Gets a New High as Power Paper Revolutionizes Energy Storage

If you are prone to paper cuts then you should steer clear of the revolutionary power paper – The first of its kind to store energy. Swedish researchers at Linkoping University, Sweden have developed the power paper with the help of nano-cellulose and conductive polymer.

The power paper is created of simple materials and can be recharged within seconds. It is waterproof and does not involve any dangerous chemicals or heavy metals. It looks just like paper and feels a ...

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