Science and Technology

January 9, 2017

Personal Genomics: Meaning, Applications and Issues

Genome refers to the genetic material of an organism and it comprises of DNA (or RNA in RNA viruses). It offers a blueprint for an organism’s structure and function and has all information necessary for life. Study of genome is…

November 5, 2016

Block Chain and Distributed Ledger Technology

In India, governance bodies at all levels are grappling with an explosion of information from various traditional channels of information supply like property and land records, data pertaining to population, geography, welfare schemes etc. Apart from the traditional channels newer…

October 30, 2016

Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)

Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) is the application of computer, electronics, and communication technologies and management strategies in an integrated manner to provide traveller information to increase the safety and efficiency of the surface transportation systems. These systems involve vehicles, drivers,…

May 20, 2016

Application of 3D printing in Medicine

Over the past decade, 3D printing has found its use in a wide range of industries. One such industry is medicine. 3D printing is helping revolutionise the health sector and rising people’s health prospects. About 3D printing 3D (three dimensional)…

February 16, 2016

Understanding Light Fidelity (Li-Fi) Technology

LiFi or Light Fidelity is a technology that uses light emitting diodes (LEDs) to transmit data wirelessly.  It was first demonstrated at a TED talk in 2011 by German physicist Harald Haas. However, its commercial utilization has started only in…

December 25, 2015

CRISPR/CAS9 Technology

CRISPR/CAS9 is a new gene-editing technology that promises to revolutionize the genetics field. Using this technology, genes of any living organism can be edited at a faster and cheaper rate than the present technologies. By comparison, older gene-editing tools are…