Science & Technology

Reverse Vaccines

December 22, 2014

While vaccines usually work by boosting the body’s immune system to fight a certain disease, reverse vaccines can instead lower immunity against certain targets. For instance, it can utilize modified DNA to shut down specific sections of the immune system. Thus it acts antithetically to conventional vaccinations. Their importance...

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 facts and...

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 spices of...

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 transmit data...

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 for this,...

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 void in...

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 to be...

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 contain hydrogen...

2012 Physics Nobel for Haroche and Wineland

October 11, 2012

Serge Haroche of France and David Wineland of America together won the 2012 Nobel Prize in Physics for inventing methods to observe the bizarre properties of the quantum particles without disturbing them. This thing was previously thought unattainable. What is their invention? Their inventions are the methods by which...

2012 Chemistry Nobel for Lefkowitz, Kobilka

October 11, 2012

US scientists Robert Lefkowitz and Brian Kobilka win the 2012 Nobel Prize in chemistry for studies of an important family of protein receptors, called G-protein-coupled receptors. What are G-protein-coupled receptors? It is an important family of receptors found in human body cells which allow the cell to sense and...

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