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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 …

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Politics, government, and cynicism – they often go together in a bundle in terms of public opinion, irrespective of the political majority, party or ideology in power. But, often, there are individuals who tread beyond that veil of cynicism and try to question the government in way that is accountable and unique is many senses. …

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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 …

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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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