Keeping with its commitment to contribute to world development through innovative measures, IIT Bombay (IITB) has launched a Mega Global Initiative to discover '10 Great Ideas to Change the World in the next 50 years.'
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday asked the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), the country's premier military organisation, to gear up for the future needs of the armed forces and speed up delivery of defence equipment.
Plants have an ambivalent relationship with light. They need it to live, but too much light leads to the increased production of high-energy chemical intermediates that can injure or kill the plant. Researchers have designed a molecule that mimics what happens in nature.
In their fight against cancer, doctors have just gained an impressive new weapon to add to their arsenal. Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory have developed a chip that can save lives by diagnosing certain cancers even before patients become symptomatic.
The arm of the federal government responsible for coordinating nanotechnology research and regulations across the country has called on experts from North Carolina State University to craft a white paper that will lay out how government and industry officials should communicate potential risks associated with nanotechnology to the media and the public.
If you work in the electronic, biomedical, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, energy, catalytic, and materials industries and your employer uses nanoparticles or materials that contain nanoparticles, you may be at risk for exposure.
Designer labels have a lot of cachet - a principle that's equally true in fashion and physics. The future of nuclear physics is in designer isotopes - the relatively new power scientists have to make specific rare isotopes to solve scientific problems and open doors to new technologies.
In the future, the rigid electronic boards will not place restrictions in the design of new products, as the manufacturing technology is being developed towards more flexible, design-friendly and inexpensive form of electronics. New manufacturing methods will change the production processes and will enable the manufacturing of entirely new kinds of products.