Dec 22, 2014 01:31 AM
One of the challenges in introducing computer science concepts at a middle-school level is that programming languages are in English.Muthiah Annamalai, a Boston-based software engineer originally from Chennai, has developed Ezhil, a Tamil-based interprete
Dec 22, 2014 12:19 AM
Even as it emerges that what can possibly be rebuilt in place of the fallen French-era Mayoral office, the Mairie, is at best a look-alike, the conservation debate among agencies and a galvanised civil society is focused on the future of the city’s
Dec 21, 2014 07:00 PM
Fresh from a visit to Bharatpur, birdwatcher G. Parameswaran wonders why our wetlands can’t be transformed Take a walk along Perur Lake, Kurichikulam, Ukkadam Big Tank, Singanallur Lake or Sulur Lake, and you can witness the sorry state of their l
Dec 21, 2014 06:49 PM
Three days after it was recovered from sea, ISRO’s unmanned crew module was today brought to Kamarajar Port at Ennore near here on board a Coast Guard ship. Coast Guard ship ICGS Samudra Paheredar brought the three-tonne weighing crew module to the
Dec 21, 2014 05:10 PM
NASA plans to send solar-powered airships to explore Venus’ atmosphere and to eventually establish a permanent human colony in a floating cloud city above the Earth’s nearest planetary neighbour.Dale Arney and Chris Jones, from the Space Missi
Dec 21, 2014 12:01 PM
A nine-month-old female baby died of dengue fever in the city on Friday night, following severe complications due to secondary infection.The baby from Ellis Nagar was admitted to Meenakshi Mission Hospital and Research Centre (MMHRC), where her parents ar
Dec 21, 2014 12:11 AM
By monitoring how magma flows through cracks in the rock away from a volcano, scientists have shed light on how the earth’s crust forms. When the Baroarbunga volcano in Iceland erupted in August, scientists found that the molten rock forms vertica
Dec 20, 2014 11:58 PM
Scientists say a disease outbreak or typhoon could make the world’s rarest ape species extinct. Scientists are racing to save a critically endangered ape species that lives only in the rainforests of southern China’s Hainan island. With 25 k
Dec 20, 2014 11:55 PM
Concerns have been raised after hackers exposed months of e-mails of Sony employees The Sony hack, the latest in a wave of company security breaches, exposed months of employee e-mails. Other hacks have given attackers access to sensitive information ab
Dec 20, 2014 07:14 PM
The death toll from Ebola in the three worst-affected countries in West Africa has risen to 7,373 among 19,031 cases known to date there, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Saturday.The latest data, posted overnight on the WHO website, reflected
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