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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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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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New study confirms science consensus on climate change
May 16, 2013 A new analysis of scientists’ articles on global warming and climate change has found almost unanimous agreement that humans are the main cause.
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Sri Lanka launches office to foster innovation
Mar 15, 2013 In order to boost its science, technology and innovation strategy, the Government of Sri Lanka has created a new organisation that is dedicated to building a conducive atmosphere among all stakeholders.
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Scientists develop technique to identify diarrhoea bug
Jan 17, 2013 Scientists from Bangladesh and Japan have developed a cheap and rapid diagnostic technique to identify strains of a common bug that causes diarrhoea.
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New genes help rice adapt to deep water
Aug 24, 2009 Japanese scientists have discovered two snorkel genes that allow rice crops in lowland areas to grow even when exposed to heavy floods. By elongating its stem with rising water levels, the high yielding plant variety will help boost crop yield in rain-fed areas of Asia and Africa.
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India's Chandrayaan finds water on moon
Sep 25, 2009 India’s maiden lunar mission has found the strongest evidence yet that the moon isn’t the dry place it was thought to be. Chief scientist of the Chandrayaan-1 mission has described it as a “major discovery” and says that the theory of the origin of the moon may have to be re-examined.
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Indian origin scientist shares Chemistry Nobel
Oct 08, 2009 India-born Dr Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, senior scientist and group leader at the Structural Studies Division of the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, has won the Nobel Prize in chemistry. He shares the prize with Thomas Steitz and Ada Yonath for mapping the ribosome, the cell mechanism that makes proteins.
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Harness science to solve social problems: Indian PM
Jan 03, 2013 Transformation of agriculture must be top priority of public policies, including science and technology, says the Indian Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh.
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Demystifying science through toys
Feb 17, 2009 Arvind Gupta, based in western India, is a qualified engineer who quit a lucrative MNC job to make toys out of scrap to help students understand the basic concepts of science. He also translates books and uploads them for free downloads on his website.
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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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Climate change: 'Lack of symbiosis between science and politics'
May 20, 2009 On the sidelines of a two-day national workshop organised by India’s Ministry of Earth Sciences in Pune, Shyam Saran, special envoy to the prime minister on climate change, elaborated, in an interview to OneWorld South Asia, on various issues that needed to be addressed immediately.
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India launches maiden mars mission 'Mangalyaan'
Nov 05, 2013 India’s Mars mission is aimed at establishing the country's capability to reach the red planet and focus on looking for the presence of methane, an indicator of life on Mars.
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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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