[Science] Emerging crisis of obtaining helium in India

2021-03-21T13:01:34+05:30By |Categories: Science|

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Every year, India imports helium worth ₹55,000 crore from the U.S. Helium is colourless, odourless, tasteless, inert and a noble gas. Yet, it finds many applications, mainly in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans, in rockets and in nuclear reactors. […]

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[Science] Einstein’s century

2021-03-18T00:31:08+05:30By |Categories: Science|

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In the spring of 1905, a young man began the journey from obscurity to scientific stardom. Within a decade, he would be hailed as a genius who towered over his contemporaries, even in an era that had no dearth of brilliant minds in science. […]

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[Science] ISRO and NewSpace.

2021-03-13T22:01:33+05:30By |Categories: Science|

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With the launch of Brazil’s Amazonia-1 satellite last week from Sriharikota, a new chapter has begun in India’s space history. The satellite, a 637-kilogram entity, was the first dedicated commercial mission of NewSpace India Limited, a two-year-old commercial arm of the Department of Space. […]

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Science-The Virus Story.

2021-03-05T02:52:41+05:30By |Categories: Editorials, Science|

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Life on earth has always been about species struggling to secure their odds of survival. A little known story, though, is the complex role that viruses have played in our evolution. Today, these microscopic bugs are among our biggest threats, especially the zoonotic kind like the novel coronavirus. We must constantly adapt [...]

Science- AI the Future Enabler for Mining

2021-01-20T23:30:11+05:30By |Categories: Editorials, Science|

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India is home to abundant natural mineral resource and is one of the top ten producers of several minerals (Fig. 1).  With a contribution of 1.53 per cent of gross domestic product in 2017-18, mining is an important sector for the Indian economy. […]

S&T- Crisis and Innovation -Part II

2021-01-09T18:38:12+05:30By |Categories: Editorials, Science|

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Innovation and crisis: The six factors that spark radical innovation in turbulent times A crisis forces people to see the world in a different way because it ruptures the assumptions on which everyday life proceeds and so creates a doorway into a different kind of world, one in which [...]

S&T- Crisis and Innovation -Part I

2021-01-09T18:31:50+05:30By |Categories: Editorials, Science|

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The COVID-19 pandemic is widely seen as a potential turning point after which almost everything could be different. Margaret MacMillan, the eminent historian, has compared this crisis to the French and Russian revolutions – points at which the river of history changed course. […]

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