IISc Bengaluru student’s invention wins James Dyson Award 2021 in India
An invention by a student of Bengaluru’s Indian Institute of Science (IISc) has won the national award at James Dyson Award 2021. LifeBox, invented by Deval Karia, is a portable system that can extend the out-of-body viable time of the heart in case of transplant surgeries. The national winner of the award receives a ₹1.90 lakh cash prize.
I get really jazzed about AI, it’s everywhere: Apple CEO Tim Cook
Apple CEO Tim Cook told TIME, “I get really jazzed about [artificial intelligence]…The way that we’re recognising your face, to your fingerprint. The way that we’re grouping photos together, the way that Siri works.” He continued, “AI is everywhere…We are at the very early stages of what it can do for people and how it can make people’s lives easier.”
Device to generate electricity from raindrops made: IIT Delhi
IIT Delhi researchers have developed a device that can generate electricity from water drops, raindrops, water streams, and ocean waves. Called the ‘Liquid-solid Interface Triboelectric Nanogenerator’, it’s made of specially designed nanocomposite polymers and contact electrodes. It can generate a few milliwatt of power, which can power small electronic devices like watches, healthcare sensors.
Starlink internet service will leave beta phase next month: Musk
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has said that the Starlink satellite internet network will come out of its beta testing phase next month. In June, he had said that SpaceX is aiming to beam broadband internet to the world, except for the north and south poles, starting in August. SpaceX has shipped 100,000 Starlink terminals to customers, Musk said last month.
Musk donates $50 million to SpaceX’s 1st all-civilian space flights fundraiser
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is donating $50 million to SpaceX’s first all-civilian crewed spaceflight Inspiration 4’s fundraiser. The crew, which returned after a three-day space mission, was to raise $200 million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital towards finding cures for kids with cancer and other diseases. Inspiration 4’s billionaire crew member Jared Isaacman donated $100 million personally.