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I am being shown a regular cola bottle (PET bottle) filled with what is told to be water, but is black, hazy, and resembles more of dust and dirt. Then a finger long cartridge is corked in like a bottle cap.  The chap who shows me this is tacitly observing the curiosity in my eyes, …

According to the medical journal The Lancet – as featured in an article in Bloomberg – Coal provides roughly 70 percent of India’s electrical energy needs, even as 1.24 million citizens die annually as a result of the country’s choking smog. According to Greenpeace and Air Visual, 7 of the world’s top 10 cities with …

For the past few years, engineers have been a subject of extreme mockery for the netizens. Social media is filled with memes (a millennial lingo) on how jobless engineering students are. We often have this misconception that engineering student in India either end up in a 9 to 5 job working on excel sheets or …

How often we have wondered if people with visual impairment could actually perceive the images we see? Well, the good news is that there is now a solution. Comprising of a portable stand, a tactile book and a mobile app – a ready to use solution by TouchVision, an IIT Delhi incubated social enterprise is …

How often have we wondered if the people with visual impairment could actually perceive the images we see. Well, the good news is that there is now a solution. Comprising of a portable stand, a tactile book and a mobile app – a ready to use solution is now available in the Indian markets. Ankita …

A new software tool can help reduce the risk of triggering manmade earthquakes by calculating the probability that oil and gas production activities will trigger slip in nearby faults. A new, freely available software tool developed by Stanford scientists will enable energy companies and regulatory agencies to calculate the probability of triggering manmade earthquakes from …

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 …

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 …