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S&T Breakthroughs 2021 — A Snapshot

Yearly S&T breakthroughs, Science Reporter brings out the major scientific happenings worldwide to its readers.

Sonali Nagar
James Webb Space Telescope: The Largest Eye in the Sky

The James Webb Space Telescope to be launched in December 2021, is the biggest & most expensive space telescope ever built by humans and is going to become a successor to the most successful space telescope – the ‘Hubble Space Telescope’.

Saket Singh Kaurav
Keeping Fit for a Better Tomorrow

World Food Day is celebrated every year on 16 October to promote global awareness on issues related to hunger and healthy diets. The theme for the World Food Day 2021 is “Our actions are our future — Better production, better nutrition, a better environment and a better life”. Let’s look at what some of the experts have to say about eating healthy for a better future.

Neha Tripathi
Drones Ahoy!

COVID-related priorities have unshackled the use of UAVs in India and created a vibrant, new drone ecosystem

Anand Parthasarathy

Meteorites are our windows to the universe – from its birth to lost planets and extra-terrestrial life, they narrate it all.

Samantha Rath
Greening the Matheran Foothills

Story of a dedicated bunch of individuals who employed innovative measures to reduce incidences of forest fires in Matheran, Maharashtra eventually leading to restoration of the forest.

Now Eat Your Chicken And Have It Too

Factory farming of animals for meat causes major climate changes and environmental degradation, yet global meat consumption continues to rise with each passing year. Lab-grown meat technology has the potential to rescue both animals and the planet without punishing the palates of human meat lovers.

M. Saleemuddin
"Touching" Technology

For a year now, the COVID pandemic has discouraged human contact. Now it seems, the science of touch is poised to make a comeback in multiple arenas – and India-born scientists are leading global efforts poised to make tactile technology the new frontier in communication.

Anand Parthasarathy
Disaster in Uttarakhand: A Warning and a Wake-up Call

Even as the state was still coming out of the misery and mourning of the 2013 disaster, the most recent calamity forces us to ask the question: Were we really caught unawares? Or have we kept on ignoring nature’s warnings time and again?

Monika Koul & Gaurav Kumar
Reading Mind No Longer Science Fiction

Dr Joseph Makin and colleagues from the University of California, San Francisco, reported in Nature that they had actually translated the thoughts active in the brains of four women into real words, bringing mind-reading a step closer to reality.

Govind Bhattacharjee