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Chhattisgarh Reuses Bottles To Grow Plants

Chhattisgarh Reuses Bottles To Grow Plants

The practice was adopted after a ban was imposed on the use of plastic. As part of an initiative by the district forest department, waste plastic bottles are being recycled to plant and grow saplings at Ramanujganj nursery in Chhattisgarh state of India with help from women workers who are getting employment through this eco-friendly measure. One of the women …

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How Australian Professors Reacted To IIT Entrance Exam

How Australian Professors Reacted To IIT Entrance Exam

“If it’s not at all intimidating to you, you are a pretty impressive student,” says Dr James Hutchison HIGHLIGHTS A video that is currently going viral online shows Australian professors reacting to the JEE question paper. The Joint Entrance Examination is used to admit students into the top engineering colleges of India, including the prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology. The …

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Gujarat Inspirational News: 10th Class Kid Has Signed MoU worth Rs 5 Crore for Drones That Could Save Soldiers’ Lives

Gujarat Inspirational News: 10th Class Kid Has Signed MoU worth Rs 5 Crore for Drones That Could Save Soldiers’ Lives

Harshwardhan Zala is a name we are likely to remember in years to come. The 14-year-old student from Gujarat has just signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) worth Rs. 5 crore with the state government at the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit. This young man, who is a Class 10 student, has designed an elegant solution using which drones can not only detect but also …

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A Suitcase That Literally Rolls With You – Cowarobot R1

A Suitcase That Literally Rolls With You - Cowarobot R1

Wouldn’t it be great if you didn’t have to lug your suitcase with you when travelling? If only your suitcase could just follow you, like your pet Labrador, while you were negotiating your way through a crowded airport terminal or a railway station? Well what’s technology for if not to turn fantasies into reality. A suitcase manufacturer called Cowarobot has …

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India Science News: Manipal University student designed waterless – odourless toilet for Railways

India Science News: Manipal University student designed waterless - odourless toilet for Railways

Hopefully train journeys will be more pleasant with stinking toilets becoming a thing of the past. Vinod Anthony Thomas, a student of Manipal University, has won the second prize for designing a waterless and odourless toilet for the Indian Railways. In keeping with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Clean India initiative, the railways held a public competition for waterless and odourless …

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India Science News: Is India ready for foldable technology?

India Science News: Is India ready for foldable technology?

“Technology is anything that wasn’t around when you were born,” said Alan Kay, a US-based computer science pioneer credited with designing the Dynabook – the basis for all modern-day tablets and laptops – in the early 1970s. Try remembering the time when you held your first mobile phone. Did you realise what the device was going to offer you in …

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Clothes that clean themselves when put under a light bulb or in sun

Clothes that clean themselves when put under a light bulb or in sun

The day when you can look tidy even without washing your clothes does not seem too distant as researchers, including one of Indian origin, have developed a technology to make textiles clean themselves within less than six minutes when put them under a light bulb or out in the sun. The researchers at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, have developed …

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Tweeter can predict violent protests

Tweeter can predict violent protests

A team of US researchers including an Indian-origin scientist has formulated a new method that can predict with 70 percent accuracy the likelihood that your tweets — that are part of an ongoing debate or a movement — will become part of a larger and even violent protest later. The study from researchers at Arizona State University, Texas A&M University …

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Type slowly to enhance writing skills

Type slowly to enhance writing skills

The quality of your writing will surely get better if you start typing slowly on the computer, says a study. Researchers from the University of Waterloo asked participants to type essays using both hands or with only one. Using text-analysis software, the team discovered that some aspects of essay writing, such as sophistication of vocabulary, improved when participants used only …

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95% teens aged between 13 and 17 years and 76% minors below age of 13 use YouTube daily

95% teens aged between 13 and 17 years and 76% minors below age of 13 use YouTube daily

A whopping 95 percent of the teens, aged between 13 and 17 years, access the Internet while 76 percent of minors, below the age of 13, use YouTube daily, a new survey released here on Monday revealed. One is required to be of above 18 years of age to open an account on YouTube, the video-sharing website. Social media networking …

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