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Germany rolls world’s first hydrogen-powered train

Germany has recently rolled out the world’s first hydrogen-powered trains that only emit steam and water. These bright blue Coradia iLint trains are built by French TGV-maker Alstom, which are costlier than diesel powered trains but eco-friendly. The new trains are equipped with a hydrogen tank and fuel cells on the roof and will produce ..

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India ranked as world’s fifth largest cultivated area under genetically modified (GM) crops

According to the Global Status of Commercialized Biotech/ GM Crops in 2017 by International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications (ISAAA), India has the world’s fifth largest cultivated area under genetically modified (GM) crops. However, this entire area is under single crop – cotton. Currently, the country with highest area under transgenic crops, at ..

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Quantum Communication

Quantum communication refers to an almost hackproof communication with use of quantum cryptography. The most common application of quantum cryptography is Quantum Key Distribution (QKD in which the quantum mechanical effects are used to perform cryptographic tasks. Quantum communication boasts ultra-high security communication and uses subatomic particles to securely communicate between two points. In case intruder (hacker) ..

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Hyperloop

Hyperloop may be regarded as a terrestrial transportation system that is based on pod device. It has the capacity to carry passengers and freight at the speed of an airline through a vacuum tube. It was first developed by the technology billionaire Elon Musk. Hyperloops are also being created in India by a Bangalore-based startup ..

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Graphene

Graphene is one of the thinnest, strongest two dimensional materials. Graphene is a two dimensional material consisting of a single layer of carbon atoms arranged in a honeycomb or chicken wire structure. It is the thinnest material known and yet it is also the one of the strongest. It’s an  allotrope of Carbon.  Graphene is 200 times ..

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