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CHENNAI: GAIL (India) Ltd would use drones and satellite imagery to map and monitor its pipeline network while expanding its Sahyogi (partner) scheme to detect/prevent encroachment and terror attack threats, a senior official said. “In 10-15 days, we will issue a tender for drones to monitor our 200-km long pipeline in Madhya Pradesh’s Chambal area,”…

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Scientists have produced a strain of mosquitoes carrying genes that block the transmission of the malaria parasite, with the hope they could breed with wild populations and produce offspring that cannot spread the disease. The American researchers used gene-editing, a genetic engineering technique in which DNA can be inserted, replaced or deleted from a genome,…

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MUMBAI: Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and France-based Gfi Informatique – a value-added IT services and software vendor – on Tuesday said they have entered into a strategic partnership agreement on smart cities to meet the requirements of digital initiatives in public transportation, water, and energy. The French company will include Intelligent Urban Exchange – an…

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Fourteen-year-old Lucas Etter dragged the world record for solving a 3×3 Rubik’s Cube under 5 seconds at Saturday’s River Hill Fall competition in Clarksville, Maryland, where he solved a cube in 4.904 seconds. The World Cube Association verified the achievement with a post on its website early this morning. Etter’s performance shaved three-tenths of a second from…