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How this water tech developed by Sona students bagged the top spot at the Smart India Hackathon

Six students from the college developed an IoT-enabled magnetisation-based water treatment technology that can decrease the quantity of water used and reduce dependence on fertilisers

Published on 22nd October 2020
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Call of the wild: Batman Rohit Chakravarty has made it possible for human ears to listen to bat calls. This is how he does it

This 29-year-old chiropterologist is currently pursuing his PhD in Berlin and before that, he was in Uttarakhand recording bat calls and programming it so that human ears could hear them
 

Published on 19th October 2020
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Asan Conservation Reserve becomes Uttarakhand's first wetland to make it to Ramsar list

Wetlands provide a wide range of important resources and ecosystem services such as food, water, fibre, groundwater recharge, water purification, flood moderation, erosion and climate control

Published on 16th October 2020
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Here's how these two architects are helping young students learn sustainable practices in architecture

We speak to Sridevi Changali, Co-founder of Masons Ink to find out why they fall back on sustainable practices and how they are involving students in their projects to pass on their learning 

Published on 12th October 2020
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Amazon introduces its first custom electric delivery vehicle

There is an Alexa integration for hands-free access to route information and the latest weather updates and a strengthened door on the driver's side for additional protection

Published on 10th October 2020
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Women show the way: Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna win Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Researchers need to modify genes in cells if they are to find out about life's inner workings. This used to be time-consuming, difficult and sometimes impossible work

Published on 7th October 2020
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Being Archana Soreng: How a young tribal girl from Odisha went on to address the United Nations

When in school, Archana had participated in an essay-writing competition that required her to find out about her own tribal community and that's where her journey really began. This is how it went on

Published on 7th October 2020
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Meet Jis Sebastian, a researcher who's making students fall in love with orchids — and preserve them

Jis Sebastian speaks about her years studying orchids, why she's getting students involved in preserving them for posterity and why protecting the plant can help save entire ecosystems

Published on 5th October 2020
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Simply Fresh's veggies are just what the doctor prescribed. Check out this Hyderabad-based AgriTech start-up 

After reading about all that goes into growing crops at Simply Fresh India, they'll become your favourites. They have two farms in Telangana and both follow hydroponic and precision farming

Published on 4th October 2020
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2020 Ideas Worth Teaching Award from the Aspen Institute awarded to Ahmedabad varsity faculty

The Aspen Institute's Business & Society Program recognizes nine exceptional courses and the faculty who teach them with the 2020 Ideas Worth Teaching Award

Published on 1st October 2020
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Why you should tune into Samyuktha and Radhika's podcasts  to learn about issues plaguing the development sector

Researchers Samyuktha Varma and Radhika Viswanathan's podcasts talk about issues in India's development sector

Published on 26th September 2020
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Here's how Satyam Jha has put down organic roots on Instagram

Satyam Jha who is educating young India about how to grow plants and crops organically tells us what lead him to capture all the experiments in the form of pictures and post on his Instagram page

Published on 26th September 2020
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Check out NASA's new Mars Rover which will use x-rays to hunt fossils

Short for Planetary Instrument for X-ray Lithochemistry, PIXL is a lunchbox-size instrument located on the end of Perseverance's 7-foot-long (2-meter-long) robotic arm

Published on 23rd September 2020
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Scientists predict that COVID-19 will become a seasonal virus in countries with temperate climates

The researchers explain that virus survival in the air and on surfaces, people's susceptibility to infections and human behaviours, such as indoor crowding

Published on 15th September 2020
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Notes from a global citizen: Why Anamika Madhuraj is an inspiration for Indian students

Anamika Madhuraj is among 12,000 young people from around the world who have been chosen for UNESCO's Global Citizenship initiative. We talk to her about her major goals
 

Published on 13th September 2020

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