17October2017

Srishti Asthana named among the top 15 finalists in Google Science Fair 2013

Chandigarh girl’s search for success with Google Gist: Srishti Asthana, daughter of Punjab IGP S.K. Asthana, named among the top 15 finalists in Google Science Fair 2013 Srishti Asthana, a XI standard student from Millenium School, Mohali [...]

Algae blooms discovered beneath Arctic ice

A NASA mission to study the tiny algae vital to the ocean’s food chain has turned up a massive amount of phytoplankton where scientists least expected it – under the Arctic ice. In a project that uses both satellites and on-site [...]

The Transit of Venus: Viewing Tips from an Astronomer

Invited guest post by Summer Ash On Tuesday June 5th, Venus will pass between the Earth and the Sun for the second time in eight years and the last time for another 105 years. The transit of Venus, as it is called, is a very rare event in our [...]

Silicon trick for next-gen memory

Researchers have revealed details of a promising way to make a fundamentally different kind of computer memory chip.The device is a “memristor”, a long-hypothesised but only recently demonstrated electronic component.A memristor’s [...]

From cancer to quantum, teens’ scientific feats celebrated

Winners of the 2012 Intel ISEF show the promise of science for improving the world New ways to detect cancer, search online social networks and link atoms using quantum physics took the highest honors this week at the 2012 Intel International [...]
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Young scientists, inventors and mathematicians score big

Cancer sensor, a better way to search tweets, and quantum teleportation are among research highlights at a global high-school-science competition Gordon E. Moore Award winner Jack Andraka is flanked by Intel Foundation Young Scientist Award [...]

Good science is not possible without freedom of thought: Ramakrishnan – The Hindu

‘Empirical view has shaped modern outlook of science that has the capacity to transform societies’ The idea of favouring experiment and observation over belief, and the empirical over the anecdotal, which was at the core of the evolution [...]

5 Things Jenga Can Teach Us About Structural Engineering

Humans are natural-born structural engineers. If you find that hard to believe, watch a small child play with a set of simple wooden blocks. With no outside instruction — and through lots of energetic trial and error — he or she [...]
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Venus Express:Venus Express unearths new clues to the planet’s geological history

16 May 2012 ESA’s Venus Express has been used to study the geology in a region near Venus’ equator. Using near-infrared observations collected by the Venus Monitoring Camera (VMC), scientists have found evidence that the planet’s [...]

Fossil beetles show true colours

Beetles’ great abundance today and in the fossil record makes them key environmental indicators At their brilliant best, the colours of beetles can make the insects look like they are made of some precious metal. But when these beetles [...]