SciTech

Leaves from nitrogen-rich trees can be potential fertilizers

Dr. Aditi Jain New Delhi: Persistent overuse of fertilizers to increase the crop yield has led to serious consequences on environment and human health. The problem has now come to full circle and the challenge ahead is to produce enough food for burgeoning population but in a sustainable manner. Scientists are now on look for alternatives to fertilizers which […]

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Science academies back neutrino lab project in Tamil Nadu

Dinesh C Sharma New Delhi: The India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO), an ambitious mega science project, has been at the centre of a controversy in Tamil Nadu with some political groups raising questions about environment clearance granted for setting up the underground facility in Bodi West Hills in Theni district. Now three national science academies have assured that the […]

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Losing contact with GSAT-6A puts ISRO authorities in dock

Lalit Shastri Giving a giving a go-bye to quality assurance, to increase launch frequency appears to be the main reason why Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO’s) GSAT-6A mission ended in failure. Two days after India’s Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-F08) launched GSAT-6A Satellite into Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO) on March 29, 2018, the authorities confirmed […]

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Women in STEMM encounter bias

Jyoti Singh Imphal: “Women’s involvement in science and technology encounters bias in regard to disciplines and academic or professional level of responsibility,” observed Kesari Nath Tripathi, Governor of West Bengal, while inaugurating the Women Science Congress during in the Indian Science Congress session here. Tripathi said that many qualified women remain away from mainstream science […]

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