Science & Technology

CLARITY (Clear Lipid-exchanged Acrylamide-hybridized Rigid Imaging/Immunostaining/In situ hybridization-compatible Tissue hYdrogel)

February 16, 2016

CLARITY is an acronym for Clear Lipid-exchanged Acrylamide-hybridized Rigid Imaging/Immunostaining/In situ hybridization-compatible Tissue hYdrogel. The technique uses chemical engineering and neuroscience technologies to make a brain transparent. Previously scientists were unable to see the whole of the brain at once. It involved slicing of the brain to...

Various Issues around GM Mustard DMH-11

February 11, 2016

In February 2016, the Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GMEC) deferred the decision to allow the commercial production of another GM crop viz. Mustard DMH-11. The new variety was developed by Centre for Genetic Manipulation of Crop Plants at Delhi University. What is GM Mustard? Hybrid variety of...

Application of Remote Sensing Technologies in India

October 10, 2015

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 and sustainable development in the country. Historical...

Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Policy 2013

December 15, 2013

In 2013, Government of India released a new science, technology and innovation policy that lays greater thrust on innovation, establishing research institutes and encourages women scientists with an aim to position itself among the top five scientific powers in the world by 2020. Here are the important...

Beema Bamboo

December 15, 2013

Beema Bamboo is a thornless bamboo, which acts as a Carbon Sink and absorbs excess Carbon-di-oxide in the air three to four times than other trees. Obviously, it is eco-friendly and absorbs 400 to 500 Kg of Carbon-di-oxide every year and grows five times faster than other...

Li-Fi

December 15, 2013

Li-Fi or Light Fidelity is a technology for fast and cheap wireless-communication system based upon light. The term was first used by Harald Haas. In this technology, Light Emitting Diodes are used to transmit data wirelessly. How does it work? Li-Fi uses LEDs and ‘visible’ light to...

Near Field Communications

December 15, 2013

Near Field Communications (NFC) is a short-range wireless technology that allows mobile devices to actively interact with passive physical objects and other active mobile devices, connecting the physical world to mobile services in ways that empower and benefit users. A term “Tap ‘n Go” is also used...

eICU- Critinext

October 19, 2012

GE Healthcare in a partnership with Fortis Healthcare launched eICU or electronic Intensive Care Unit facility –Critinext. Critinext – The fusion of Critical Care Skills, Technology, and Imagination & Compassion is a solution to provide “Intensive Care beyond Boundaries”   Why it is launched? There is huge...

PH1: the newly discovered planet

October 17, 2012

A new planet which is called PH1 has been discovered by researchers. The planet: Six times larger than the Earth Located at 5,000 light years distance from the Earth Present in the constellation of Cygnus Its sky is illuminated by 4 stars It is the seventh planet...

Source of Water on Moon discovered

October 17, 2012

Scientists have discovered that the most likely source of water on Moon is the constant stream of charged particles from the Sun known as the solar wind. As per Researchers, ice inside permanently shadowed polar craters on the Moon, which is also known as cold traps, could...

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