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WAYU launched by Union Government for traffic junctions

Dr Harsh Vardhan, the union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate change (MoEF&CC), has inaugurated air pollution control device – Wind Augmentation Purifying Unit (WAYU) at ITO in New Delhi. WAYU is developed by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research –National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (CSIR-NEERI) to mitigate air pollution at traffic junctions. The prototype ..

IIT Kharagpur invented a low-cost dirt detector that alerts authorities when a place needs cleaning

The researchers at the IIT Kharagpur have developed a low-cost dirt detector that alerts authorities when a place needs cleaning. The Smart Hygiene Monitor (SHM) records levels of ammonia, sulphur dioxide, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, volatile organic compounds and particulate matter through sensors and sends online alerts to stakeholders when a certain threshold is crossed. ..

Potential use of Radon in Earthquake Predictions

Recently, it was published in the media that Dipak Ghosh, emeritus UGC fellow, who had embedded a solid-state nuclear track detector 70cm underground beside the Faculty Club at Jadavpur University, recorded abnormal fluctuations in radon gas emission from below. This was followed by Earthquakes in Sikkim and other parts of India. Its worth note that ..