Monday, November 15, 2010

Solar Powered iSlate Assists Rural Students

Soon, Indian students, who are studying in schools that lack electricity, will get new a low-cost power efficient tablet, called i-Slate.

i-Slate, which works on solar energy, is underway to hit India. Scientists at Singapore's Nanyang Technological University and Rice University are developing the i-Slate to boost the technological learning experience to rural students.

The electronic notepad i-Slate will be beneficial for at least 100 million Indian children who attend the school which face lack of electricity. The proto-type of i-Slate has been successfully tested in schools in Hyderabad.

The chips used in i-Slate make the device to run on solar energy. It is expected that new i-Slate will bring miracle of technology into thousands of rural schools.


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