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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
S&T Breakthroughs — Year 2020 at a Glan

Even though it seemed as if the focus of the entire scientific community round the globe had shifted towards the fight against the deadly virus, innumerable scientific & technological breakthroughs were notched up by the global scientific community.

Sonali Nagar
Transforming India’s STI Ecosystem

It is expected that the proposals and initiatives envisaged in the new science, technology and innovation policy would measure up to being game-changers for the STI ecosystem in the country fueling the country’s march to a self-reliant S&T landscape that is also globally relevant.

Hasan Jawaid Khan

Nobel Prizes 2020 in Physics, Physiology & Medicine and Chemistry.

Smiles Mascarenhas, Biju Dharmapalan, M.S.S. Murthy