India's attempts at developing supercomputers have not only paid off, they have sparked intense competition.
The MNES has proposed the establishment of a solar thermal power plant near Jodhpur, even though such plants have proved commercially unviable in the past.
A committee set up by the Bhubaneswar High Court has confirmed that mafias control the prawn trade in Orissa's Chilika lake.
Unless better management strategies are evolved, water scarcity in the country will only be accentuated by growing industrial and municipal demands.
Research by private companies has not grown in proportion with economic liberalisation because of a lack of innovative character.
SOME PEOPLE live in years, others in deeds. At 91, Kota Shivarama Karanth has done both. Journalist, litterateur, dramatist, playwright, photographer, politician, environmentali...
The concept of Virtual Reality -- simulating the real world -- is adding a new dimension to entertainment and education.
A group of scientists is attempting to collect and store genetic material from various tribes on the verge of extinction in an effort to preserve their characteristics.
A group of American psychiatrists have proclaimed that some women suffer from a mental illness that usually begins a week before their menstrual period.
Scientists say a pair of genes are responsible for lending colour to animal furs.
A new computer software that converts a two-dimensional image into a three-dimensional one is expected to radically transform medical science.
New varieties of rice that mature in just about two months, can prove to be a boon for marginal farmers in drought-prone areas of India.
After 20 years of scepticism, increasing sales have finally convinced industries that genetic engineering holds the key to the future.
Biotechnology has thrown open exciting new ways to detect and fight disease.
Farmers of the future won't have to worry about pests, crop disease and herbicides.
Genetically altered animals can produce vital proteins and serve as excellent models to study diseases.
Apart from the inherent problems of genetic engineering, the brave new technology is also plagued by questions of ethics and safety
Nongovernmental organisations have criticised the cautious stand the desertification convention secretariat has taken in order to garner funds from industrialised countries.
The meeting of the climate convention negotiating committee, which was meant to evolve criterion for reducing global greenhouse gas emissions, remained inconclusive with Germany trying to put the onus for the reduction on developing countries.
British environment minister John Gummer is smarting from being called a shitbag by his Norwegian counterpart.
After years of discrimination, American women have won the right of equal representation in clinical research projects.
Indiscriminate felling of trees to meet human and animal needs is not only depleting India's forest wealth at an alarming rate, but also increasing global warming. But as India's share of global carbon dioxide emissions is minuscule, are not the interests of the people more important than the "carbon sink" function of forests? Two points of view on forest management.
Though all living beings have a finite life span, beyond a certain age, the probability of survival becomes unpredictable.
For more than a century, the people of Motepur used to build an earthen dam on the Punpun river every two years. Today, wage labour has replaced voluntary service and a cement dam threatens to blot out a unique water harvesting system.
A survey reveals that while using fertilisers, farmers are seldom guided by their price alone.
Used tubelights can now be recycled into laboratory apparatus that are cheap and as good as those available in the market.