Indian American Scientist Develops 50-Cent Paper Microscope!

April 3, 2014 / No Comments

One of the things about modern healthcare is that it is often beyond the economic reach of the vast majority. “Anything we came up with, if we can’t scale it to the cost it needs to be, it doesn’t really reach anywhere”, says the inventor of the incredibly low-cost paper microscope, Manu Prakash. A bioengineer at Stanford, his latest invention might ...

Madurai Girls Bag Third Prize in NASA Space Settlement Design Contest

April 1, 2014 / 3 Comments

The annually conducted NASA Space Settlement Contest has hundreds of schools from across the globe vying for top honors. Bringing back the bronze to the temple town of Madurai from the prestigious competition are the girls from Sri Saradha Vidyalayam Matriculation Higher Secondary School. Conducted jointly by NASA Ames Research Center and the National Space Society (NSS), the competition encourages students to ...

Karbonn A6 Android phone seen running Windows Phone theme

April 6, 2013 / No Comments

Windows Phone UI is unique and pretty great. If you can purchase a WP phone, then well and good. Windows Phone and Windows Phone 8 have charmed quite a lot of people, even those who own an iOS or Android, which is why there are Windows Phone themes available for these platforms that are jailbroken. But there is another option available ...

Kenyan Teen Invents LED System to Protect Livestock

March 12, 2013 / No Comments

Thirteen-year-old Richard Turere and his family live near the Nairobi National Park, Kenya and raise livestock. The boy has been helping his family protect their cattle herd from lion attacks since age nine. But he had always been frustrated because lions managed to steal their livestock. But last year after participating in a global talent search last year he found ...

Effects of Vehicle Fuel Economy, Distance Travelled and Vehicle Load on Amount of Fuel Used Studied

March 6, 2013 / No Comments

The fuel consumption in vehicles can be checked by bringing about changes in 3 parameters, such as vehicle’s fuel economy, distance travelled and vehicle load. A study conducted by University of Michigan along with Sustainable Worldwide Transportation on the extent of travel in personal vehicles and fuel consumption based on data obtained from the US Department of Transportation (RITA, 2013) ...

32 Medaka Fish Fly to International Space Station

July 31, 2012 / No Comments

The Russian-built Soyuz capsule will reach the International Space Station in October with three new crewmembers. Apart from the cosmonauts, 32 small fish will be reaching the orbiting outpost by the space shuttle Soyuz TMA-06M capsule. Medaka fish — a type of fish native toSoutheast Asia— are being carried to the space station for scientific experiment at the space lab. NASA ...

Cleanweb Hackathon in New York Proves to be a Milestone Event

February 8, 2012 / No Comments

In New York City, there took place a Cleanweb Hackathon on January 25th. The event saw over a 100 environment-conscious app developers taking part. It was a competition conducted to show how IT can help people and businesses minimize their energy use and carbon impact. A hackathon, to be more precise, is an event where programmers meet to do collaborative computer ...

Replay Jeans Introduces Laser Wash Technology; Cuts Down on Water Wastage

December 26, 2011 / No Comments

Italian denim brand Replay Jeans has introduced a new technology to reproduce the double jointed look of classic vintage denim, without much stress on environment. The new technology is called ‘Laser Wash’, which uses Laser rather than water. The ozone washing machines the company uses further cuts the amount of water needed by a conventional denim tumbler. With the Laser Wash, ...

Digital Frog 2.5 Software to Replace Frogs on the Dissection Table

June 1, 2011 / No Comments

This is something we would want to endorse. Every time a frog is picked up for dissection in classrooms, animal lovers have gone ahead and protested. This has been happening since time immemorial, right? The time has come for a solution to take birth. And it has. A software that lets students to virtually dissect an animated frog, and thus leave ...

Google Calling Student Scientists

March 15, 2011 / No Comments

Calling all students with a scientific frame of mind! Wannabe scientists aged 13 to 18 now have the opportunity of a lifetime to showcase their skills. Now, let’s tell you all about it.