Science

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.

How valuable is the Earth? Priciest at 5 Quadrillion Dollars!

March 4, 2011 / No Comments

Here comes an astrophysicist with a price tag for our home planet. Greg Laughlin, assistant astronomy and astrophysics professor from the University of California, Santa Cruz, has developed a special formula for determining how much the heavenly bodies in the universe are worth. According to this calculation valuing the planets, Earth has become the priciest one in the whole solar ...

Times Square New Year Ball Illuminated with Thousands of LEDs

January 3, 2011 / No Comments

The time ball at Time’s square which marks the place’s New Year celebrations, and designed by the renowned Waterford Crystal is illuminated with thousands of LED lights. Waterford Crystal had designed the new LED ball back in 2008. The structure has been made in such a way that it could withstand high winds, precipitation, and temperature fluctuations throughout the year.

Are Your Kids’ Books From ‘Green’ Publishers? RAN Tells You How to Choose

November 19, 2010 / No Comments

Just in time for the biggest shopping season of the year Black Friday, Rainforest Action Initiative (RAN) has released information that is aimed at helping consumers make greener choices when it comes to purchasing books. Their guide ‘Rainforest-Safe Kids' Books: How Do Publishers Stack Up’ is a report plus consumer guide that lists out book publishers that are not linked ...

Algenol Algae-to-Ethanol Study Proves Significant Cut in Carbon Footprint

October 26, 2010 / No Comments

A team from Algenol and Georgia tech has calculated the life cycle energy and green house gas emission with regard to ethanol production from algae. Algenol, which has been working on the direct to ethanol technology, performed a life cycle analysis (LCA) on the whole process of making Algenol's ethanol. The results were published as an open access paper in the ...

A Greener IIM Calcutta in the Offing

August 19, 2010 / No Comments

The Indian Institute of Management in Calcutta will be offering a new course on eco-friendly technology as part of it post graduate program for executives. The course will be included from the 2010-11 session say sources.