Monday, September 28, 2020

Science & technology

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Zika enters Africa with AIDS still on DIAS. Stage set for more suffering?

AIDS, first identified in Africa, has already questioned Man’s arrogance and mis-placed confidence in his abilities. The cure for it is still a few years away, though some molecules promise delaying the inevitable after...
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“All is Fair in Talc, Come On”, says J&J. Reuters retorts, “They...

Johnson & Johnson wins Fortune World's Most Admired Company recognition even as it continues in the eye of a storm Over the past few weeks, the media has been rife with reports of...
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Part 1 – India to issue Licence to Drive Cars, Driverless to Test. Google,...

  India to issue Licence to Drive Cars, Driverless. India is pro-actively welcoming driverless cars. The Mininstry of Roads has decided to amend the laws to open Indian roads for driverless cars. The immediate objective is not...
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Huawei, Hua Bye? The Rose hiding the thorns, finally plucked?

.................................Huawei's attractive (decent technology) and accessible (economically priced) offerings made them captivating roses. The Bard may as well question, why raise a red flag on the country of origin, when it is not about the colour of the flag but the cologne in the fragrance. It was this same logic that would have made British PM Boris ........... Johnson continue with Huawei as a partner in UK's telecom plans. But luckily enough, he has seen the thorns that the rose had been hiding for long. ........................
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Part 1 – The Neduvasal Project : Nightmare for Locals & Neighbours or A...

  The Neduvasal Project : Locals getting Vocal Neduvasal is another wake-up call for many among us since the alarming levels of pollution in many eco-systems across the country (and the world) are sounding alarm bells....
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Medical Rep., Prepare to Get Ethical!

picture courtesy: leoniefennell.wordpress.com   The Pharma Companies have never been shy of calling themselves part of the Ethical Industry. One is not sure how they hijacked the adjective ‘ethical’. Possibly from Hippocrates’ Oath which doctors are supposed...
Ascent of Man On the wrong scent

Ascent of Man. On the wrong scent?

Ascent of Man. On the wrong scent? A recent discovery of a fossil that is 3.7 million year old is questioning our understanding of evolution. Not evolution as a concept which is now almost universally accepted, barring some theological...
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Scorpedoed?

Scorpedoed? The $ 3.45 Billion paid to DCNS for designing the Scorpene submarines specifically for India suddenly looks huger than at any time earlier. Many details of the submarine are available now in the public domain and...
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Eye at Devasthal (God’s place) to view the heavens

Dear Reader, A proud moment for India and its Science community. Asia’s largest optical telescope was made operational on March 30th by the PMs of Belgium and India. Named after Aryabhatta, ancient India’s mathematician-astronomer, this...
Drone Team to drill in discipline on accident prone road

Drone Team to drill in discipline

Drone Team to drill in discipline on accident prone highway. The authorities have decided to leverage technology to make the picturesque highway between Mumbai and Pune safer. Drones with cameras would be hovering overhead to monitor...