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Paperfuge

We all remember a Whirligig toy. A simple toy made out of paper, twine and plastic that can be played with endless joy for as long as we wanted. But, what if we were to reveal that this toy can have capabilities much beyond our comprehension? Capabilities that can help in detecting diseases and in …

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desalinate

In the backdrop of water crisis and drought that hit almost 13 states across India, scientists at the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) have come up with a solution to help us grapple with this crisis with the help of desalination of sea water. This is being achieved by a desalination plant, situated at Kalpakkam …

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Divya Nayan

This year has indeed been path breaking for the technological innovations that came in to solve the problems of the visually impaired. And one such innovation has been brought forward by the Chandigarh based Central Scientific Instruments Organization (CSIO). They have developed a reading machine for the visually impaired, called the “Divya Nayan”, which can …

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Sahithi Pingali

Sahithi Pingali just wanted to research about water pollutants destroying the natural water bodies of Bengaluru. This led her to conduct a research and present her paper at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), world’s largest pre-college science exhibition. Post this, her life changed. She couldn’t believe that, what started as a research …

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Digital Sanitary

Every girl deserves the right to live a natural, safe and hygienic life. Though this might sound shocking but in India, many women don’t have the access to sanitary napkins and they are still considered as a privilege by many. May 29th 2017, saw the birth of an initiative that can prove to be a massive …

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Simply Blood

According to a World Health Organisation factsheet, “Of the 112.5 million blood donations collected globally, approximately half of these are collected in the high-income countries, home to just 19% of the world’s population.” For developing countries with low per capita income like India, the blood donation rate stands at a low 4.6 donations for every …

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Google Arts

Google Arts and culture has been a fundamental milestone in providing access of thousands of museums to millions worldwide. Enthusiasts can experience a 360 degree view of the famous museums around the globe from the comfort of their homes and can virtually explore the art galleries and museums by just clicking their computers. Previously, people …

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lightest satellite

Hailing from a relatively lesser known town of Pallapatti in Tamil Nadu, 18-year-old Sharook has created a 64 gram satellite which is the lightest in the world. This extraordinary satellite named KalamSat – in honor of Former India President and Scientist Late Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam – is all set to be launched by NASA …

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Nigeria

When everyone across the globe is feeling the atrocious wave of the scorching heat, a 13 year old has decided to make the world a better (and cooler) place to live in with the help of wireless fans. Ukoma Michael, a 13 year old kid from Nigeria created a wireless fan that can work upto …

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Often while handling books of an antique variety, archaeologists, historians and, enthusiasts get extremely apprehensive about touching or opening it. The reason behind this is that the oil and dirt in our hands can damage these rare books, can erase the centuries old ink and can also cause a loss of important archaeological information. A …

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