Science & Technology

February 16, 2016

Optogenetics: Meaning and Significance

Optogentics uses techniques from optics and genetics to control and measure the activities of particular cells of living tissue, typically neurons. Under the technology, a gene for a light-sensitive protein, such as channel rhodopsin from algae, is inserted into the…

October 10, 2015

Application of Remote Sensing Technologies in India

Remote sensing techniques play an important role in Crop identification; Acreage and production estimation; Disease and stress detection; Soil and water resources etc.  Remote sensing applications have become very important for making macroeconomic decisions related to food security, poverty alleviation…