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Wednesday, 19-December-2018

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APPLE IS BRINGING ACCESSIBLE CODING TO SCHOOLS FOR BLIND, DEAF

29 weeks ago
With an aim to offer students with disabilities an opportunity to learn the language of technology, Apple is bringing an accessible coding programme to schools serving the blind and deaf communities, first to the US and then to more schools around the world. Beginning this autumn, US schools supporting students with vision, hearing or other assistive needs will start teaching the “Everyone Can Code” curricula for Swift -- Apple’s intuitive programming language, the Cupertino, California-headquartered tech giant said in a statement on Thursday. “Apple’s mission is to make products as ac...
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NEW TECHNIQUE TO DETECT CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE

31 weeks ago
Indian researchers have developed a technique which can potentially help in rapid detection of chronic kidney disease (CKD). It is a highly sensitive electro-chemical technique, which can be used to detect different stages of the disease. The technique has been put together by researchers of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)’s New Delhi based Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (IGIB) and Amity University, Rajasthan.  It has been developed by modifying a multi-walled carbon nanotube electrode with capture protein papain via covalent immobilization. The binding of the prob...
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NEW METHOD DEVELOPED FOR FASTER TYPHOID DIAGNOSIS

32 weeks ago
Indian scientists have developed a rapid and accurate method for diagnosis of Salmonella typhi bacteria which causes enteric fever and typhoid. The new test, developed by scientists at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, requires minimal blood quantity, besides being accurate and potentially cost-effective.  The new method uses magnetic nanoparticles coupled with antibodies. In tests, it was found that over 65 per cent bacteria cells got bound to nanoparticles within 30 minutes. The bacteria were separated from nanoparticles using magnets by heating it at 65°C for 45 minutes.The cells were reheated at 100&...
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SCIENTIST CONFIRM BAEL EXTRACTS CAN NEUTALIZE COBRA VENOM

32 weeks ago
In India, an estimated 50,000 people die of snake bites every year and many don’t even make it to a hospital. In traditional systems of medicine, over 350 plant species have been identified as antidotes to snake venom but there are very few scientific studies validating their efficacy and mode of action at molecular level. Now researchers at the Jawaharlal Nehru Tropical Botanical Garden and Research Institute (JNTBGRI) and University College, Thiruvananthapuram, have successfully used extracts from Bael tree (AgeleMarmelos) to neutralize adverse effects of cobra venom, thus confirming what was known to traditional ...
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Linking Solar Energy With Agriculture In India

35 weeks ago
  India is aggressively pushing for solar power with a 100 GW target for 2021-22. The installed capacity crossed 20 GW in 2017, with 18.4 GW in the form of ground-mounted projects and 1.6 GW on rooftops. This provides us with the opportunity to innovate in terms of systems design and link solar power to India’s labour-intensive agriculture sector. The trend in India is the promotion of large solar parks with capacities more than 250 MW, at each location, in bigger states. The official solar park target has been increased to 40 GW. Recent tenders for these parks have driven the tariff down to less than Rs 2.50/unit, making solar cheaper than coal. However, ro...
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FESTIVAL OF INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP

37 weeks ago
The Festival of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (FINE) – an initiative of the Office of the President of India to recognise and reward innovations – opened at Rashtrapati Bhawan. The festival was organised by the President’s Secretariat in association with Department of Science and Technology (DST) and National Innovation Foundation (NIF). It was a celebration of the country’s innovation potential, particularly ideas stemming from grassroots and from creative communities in disadvantaged regions.   About 250 innovative exhibits of school students, grassroots innovators, technology students, en...
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“CENTRES IN VILLAGES TO HELP SPREAD SCIENCE LITERACY”

37 weeks ago
Science and technology communication can help spread scientific way of thinking among people and make science accessible to them. Establishing science centres in villages can help achieve this, said Y Joykumar Singh, Deputy Chief Minister of Manipur, while addressing the 11th Science Communicators’ Meet at the Indian Science Congress.  He said science communicators play a vital role in communicating the basic understanding of science. “Virtual museums and interactive programmes are tools in the arsenal of science communication. Television, radio, webcasting, use of satellites, blogging are gifts of techno...
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MOON TO HAVE 4G NETWORK IN 2019

40 weeks ago
The moon will have its first 4G cell phone network in 2019, the network builder Vadafone has said. The German branch of the multinational telecommunication company has teamed up with Nokia to do the mission, London-headquartered Vadafone said in a statement. The network is to support a private lunar rover mission by PTScientists, a private space company based in Berlin, which plans to launch a lander and two small rovers to the moon on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, Xinhua news agency reported. The PTScientists said their team is committed to bringing down the cost of space exploration and democratising access to the mo...
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HARAPPANS HAD KNOWLEDGE OF HYDRAULIC ENGINEERING

40 weeks ago
A team of archeologists at Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar, conducted a survey of an unexplored area of around 12,276 square meter at Dholavira using Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) technique which helps scanning of the ground and reveals objects buried underground. The GPR data suggests existence of a set of small and shallow reservoirs possibly connected with the existing Eastern Reservoir. The depth of these reservoirs has been estimated to be around 2.5 meter below the present ground level. In addition, some structures have been found containing rubble with some features. These findings suggest the possible ...
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VIDEO GAMES FOR STROKE RECOVERY

42 weeks ago
Video games, popular among kids in the 1990s, have made a comeback with the advent of virtual reality (VR) which gives users a sense of touch when augmented with add-on instruments. A group of Indian engineers and neuroscientists has put these advances to use in a field which is not entertainment– recovery of stroke patients. Stroke is one of the leading health problems and causes of disability in India. It affects muscle weakness and movement disabilities related to the upper limb. The rehabilitation of such patients usually involves physiotherapy involving repetitive exercises, but this has to be carried out by tr...
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NEW TECHNOLOGY FOR UPSCALING MEMORY

42 weeks ago
Silicon-based memory devices such as hard drives and flash drives are in high demand for gadgets that require storage. Conventional semiconductor material-based memory devices have limited scale-up ability to increase their storage capacity.  Hence, there is a quest in developing new memory technologies with superior characteristics. In this direction, a group of Indian researchers has developed a new type of resistive random access memory (RRAM) device that can be controlled with magnetic fields. Researchers at Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad have demonstrated the control of resistive switching characterist...
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Indian Scientist Builds Army Of E-Astronomers

43 weeks ago
 Dinesh C Sharma If anybody can become a dancer as depicted in 2013 Bollywood dance drama, Anybody Can Dance (ABCD), directed by choreographer Remo D’Souza, why can’t anybody become an astronomer and make new discoveries?  Yes, says Dr Ananda Hota, radio astronomer at the Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences (University of Mumbai-Department of Atomic Energy) in Mumbai, and he has shown how. He is the founder of a unique citizen science project, RAD@home Astronomy Collaboratory, which trains lay citizens to analyse radio astronomy data from professional telescopes so that they can make discoveries.  Members of this project have made ...