Maps of the world
Geographical Information Systems is revolutionising the present and portend a happier future. Or so we hope in the maps of our minds.
Humanity's puzzling past
The 4.5 million year blind leap from "almost human" to Homo sapiens continues to baffle palaeontologists, but 2 new finds offer a new …
Altering the structure of peptides can fashion them into loyal and hard-to-beat soldiers of the body's immune syustem
A protein found in almost all life-forms not only offers protection against toxins but also preverits errant behaviour in other proteins
Indian scientists thwart Western embargo on manufacture of carbon composites
An indigenous technique of manufacturing carbon-carbon composites -- state-of-the-art materials of immense commercial and military importance.…
Fingering the keyboard
Indian scientists are developing computers that can understand and respond to the spoken wordIndian scientists are developing computers that can …
Tongue-twisting in easy steps
A software package allows material in unfamiliar Indian languages to be read in 10 others
A river with a difference
Mars' water connection
Channels and valleys observed on the Martian surface and meteorites of
Martian origin indicate that once there might have been water on the planet
The computer plays postman
India seems ready to cash in on electronic mail, a cheap and fast way of communication in which messages are exchanged through computer networks.
The concept of Virtual Reality -- simulating the real world -- is adding a new dimension to entertainment and education.
Interest in metals rekindled
Scientists have found a metallic mix that allows superconductivity at higher temperatures than before
No sweat over this shirt
A fabric developed at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, promises to keep sweat from being a bother
Making furniture from eucalyptus wood
Though scientists have developed a way to saw eucalyptus wood without cracking or twisting it, furniture makers aren't convinced of its utility.
A new surgical technique that involving only small incisions has been used for removing a cyst from under the lung
On the verge of a breakthrought
The electronics industry is poised for a quantum jump as a group of Indian scientists claim to have developed a silicon-based, light-emitting diode.
Boom time for lab bloomers
India hopes to earn Rs 200 crore every year exporting flowers mass produced in laboratories
New cholera strain strikes India
A cholera epidemic in the Indian subcontinent is nothing unusual. But now, another bacterial strain that can cause the disease has surfaced.
The nature of malaria
A new project is analysing several natural parameters that aid the spread of malaria
Lasers add zing to alignment systmes
Indian engineers have developed a laser-based alignment system, which have the high level of precision essential for installing sophisticated …
New injectable male contraceptive
A styrene maleic anhydride 'plug' has few side-effects and is reversible.
A new instrument makes the
task of monitoring
ozone levels easier
A reprieve for the paper industry
Jute fibre, which could provide a solution to the increasing crisis in procuring wood pulp, could be science's gift to the paper industry.
Putting faith back in science
Pope Francis may have just succeeded in creating a kind of middle ground, albeit a slippery one
Is anyone out there?
The Hawking-Milner initiative promises to offer the quest for alien intelligence a new lease of life