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India gets a solar desalination system
Apr 09, 2010 The Bhabha Atomic Research Cenre in Mumbai has developed a solar energy based desalination system. It is a community level Reverse Osmosis unit which will cater to the drinking and cooking requirements of 3-4 families and addressing issues related to the adverse impacts of climate change.
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Four People's Principles for development
Jan 11, 2012 While addressing an international science conference, Justice Markandey Katju emphasised on how scientific knowledge can reinforce and promote democracy for India's holistic development. Here are excerpts from his speech.
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Paint your walls with solar power
May 06, 2013 Yes, scientists are about to uncork a paint capable of generating green power from all the solar heat walls absorb through the day. Interestingly, this game-changing breakthrough is coming from sun starved London!
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Bangladesh govt cuts funds for science research and education
Jul 06, 2012 Bangladesh has cut its funds for science research and education by about a quarter — 27 per cent — compared to last year in its latest annual budget. Denouncing the decision, scientists argue that the decision of lower allocation is a major setback and could have a negative impact on research in science and technology; and education in the country.
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Now, designer rice to beat hunger
Jul 10, 2012 Some of the best brains on rice research are meeting in India’s southern state of Andhra Pradesh for a debate on designer rice as part of a conference organised by the International Crops Research Institute for Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT). According to William D Dar, ICRISAT's Director General, the latest science-led innovations can be used to generate new varieties to ensure enough food for 9.2 bn population by 2050.
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Climate science reportage
Sep 15, 2009 Alike its earlier two editions, Reporting on Climate Change: Understanding the Science is a guide written primarily for editors and journalists interested in the subject. Over the years this resource by Environment Law Institute has evolved into a lucid deconstruction of climate change for communicators and educators as well.
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India's private sector to boost science research
Jan 07, 2013 Academics and civil society activists are questioning the rationale behind India's new science policy that aims to place India among the world's top five scientific powers by roping in business and industry
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National Science Day: Popularising science among women
Feb 28, 2013 Ahead of the National Science Day, which is celebrated on 28th February every year in India, Dr B P Singh, Head of the National Council for Science and Technology Communication (NCSTC) speaks to OneWorld South Asia. Dr Singh eloquently spoke about the women participation in science and measures taken by the government to popularise science among women.
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Online scientific expertise for human rights practitioners
Oct 30, 2008 American Association for the Advancement of Science has launched a new website providing scientific expertise to human rights organisations worldwide. The online database will offer services in areas like hydrology, public health and climatology.
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India to launch weather satellite
Jan 02, 2009 The Indian Space Research Organisation will launch a satellite to study the tropical atmosphere and its energy and hydrological cycles at the end of 2009. Jointly engineered by the French space agency CNES, the satellite data on weather modulates will be shared by the two countries.
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India joins next-gen telescope project
Jun 28, 2010 India has been granted observer status at the Thirty Metre Telescope (TMT) project, world’s most advanced and capable astronomical observatory located on Mauna Kea, Hawaii, which is scheduled to begin operations in 2018. Scientists are hopeful that the observer status will be converted into full partnership soon.
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Now, free access to some of India's traditional knowledge
Apr 08, 2011 The Traditional Knowledge Digital Library of India which earlier had limited access to information is now planning to release a section of their documents to common users. This move will enable researchers to develop drugs for malaria and tuberculosis through free access to some of these documents.
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Agri-technology goes local in India
Nov 11, 2008 Combining locally available human and material resources with scientific research could provide solutions for agro development. Putting this into practice, a multi-stakeholder project in southern India is manufacturing biopesticides and biofertilisers by roping in NGOs and farmers.
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Indian scientists still at sea on climate change
Dec 19, 2008 Indian Institute of Science over its 100-year old history has produced some of the best scientific minds. Critics, however, rue that scientists associated with this prestigious institution have not been able to present a ‘cogent scientific argument for India’ on the phenomenon of global warming.
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Eclipse fever grips an Indian village
Jul 21, 2009 An obscure village called Taregna in eastern Indian state of Bihar has suddenly shot into limelight as the best place in the country to view a total solar eclipse on July 22. There is perceptible excitement among locals as 'astro-tourists’ head towards the village to watch the spectacle.
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Tech-restraints hamper detection of fake drugs
Feb 22, 2013 Fake and substandard drugs are endangering public health — and their manufacture and sale rank among the easiest to commit but least detected crimes internationally — according to a report, which calls for better access to novel technologies to tackle the problem.
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Survey on women in science puts India at bottom
Dec 16, 2012 India lies at the bottom of survey on the inclusion of women in the area of scientific research and development.
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Sri Lanka moves ahead to implement science policy
Aug 19, 2010 Work on the first national science and technology policy has once again started after the launch of the implementation plan at NASTEC's sixth national conference on science and technology last month. The new policy aims to foster an innovation culture besides climate change action.
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Developing countries unprepared for research misconduct
Apr 12, 2013 Developing countries need to be better prepared to address scientific misconduct, say researchers.
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Clean drinking water trickles through tea bags
Aug 20, 2010 Researchers have come up with a cost effective portable solution to obtain clean drinking water - now declared a human right. The device, of the size and shape of a tea bag, will benefit millions of Africans who have been historically deprived of safe drinking water.
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The moon is getting smaller: NASA
Aug 23, 2010 Scientists reveal that images taken by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, which has been circling the moon for more than a year, show that the moon is shrinking. The findings indicate it could still be cooling, a process that causes the surface to compress and form wrinkle-like features.
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Science was under-reported during climate talks, says report
Nov 16, 2010 The coverage of the Copenhagen summit in December 2009 was heavily skewed, says a report prepared for the Oxford University. Of 400 articles written about the climate summit, less than 10% actually focused on the science of climate change, which required due media attention as the backdrop of the summit.
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Textile solar lights power remote villages
Apr 29, 2011 The Portable Light Project integrates indigenous fabric with clean energy to light up off-grid remote communities in the developing world. Pilots are underway in Brazil, Kenya, Haiti, Nicaragua, Madagascar, Mexico and South Africa.
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Indian scientists call for checks on plagiarism
Jul 21, 2011 Scientists have urged to establish an institutional body to detect, investigate and penalise proven scientific misconduct, mainly plagiarism. Under a national policy on academic ethics, the office will ensure authentic scientific output from the rapidly expanding scientific community.
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Most of Indian women science scholars unemployed, says PM
Jan 09, 2012 Around 60% of women PhD holders in science are unemployed, said India’s Prime Minister Manmohan Singh while addressing the 99th Indian Science Congress.
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Stem-cell transplants wipe out HIV, say scientists
Jul 04, 2013 Researchers have reported the case of Two HIV positive men who now show no signs of the HIV virus following Stem-Cell Transplants
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Scientists prove cancer transmission in the womb
Oct 15, 2009 First case of cancer cells crossing the placental barrier has been confirmed after a baby was born to a woman with leukaemia. Failure of the infant's immune system to recognise foreign cells has established that in rare cases cancer can be transmitted in the womb.
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Scientists upbeat about their role in development goals
Apr 04, 2013 The scientific community is increasingly positive that it will play a significant role in devising new international targets for development post-2015, following a high-level expert meeting last month.
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Scientists raise alarm on the 'missing heat gap'
Apr 19, 2010 In a report published in the journal Science, scientists have pointed out that much of the energy created are missing and could come back to haunt sooner or later. The heat gap hasn't left the climate system but couldn’t be detected with satellites, sensors or other technology, the authors said.
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Communication challenges in science for forest policy
Dec 06, 2012 Communicating science and research findings, and their implications, is a challenge for senders as well as receivers, says Peter Holmgren, Director General, Center for International Forestry Research.
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