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'Future smartphone circuits may be printed like newspapers' 20.7.2018 DNA: Evolutions
A new manufacturing technique uses a process similar to newspaper printing to form smoother and more flexible metals for making ultrafast electronic devices, scientists say. The low-cost process, developed by researchers at Purdue University in the US, combines tools already used in industry for manufacturing metals on a large scale. However, it uses the speed and precision of roll-to-roll newspaper printing to remove a couple of fabrication barriers in making electronics faster than they are today, according to the research published in the journal Nano Letters.
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Rajasthan government bats for nanotechnology to better farming sector 2.7.2018 DNA: Popular News
With the aim to reduce use of chemical in farming and double the income of farmers by increasing production and reducing expenditure, Rajasthan agriculture department is soon going to introduce nanotechnology based products in farming. Agriculture minister Prabhu Lal Saini has instructed the state agriculture experts to test the products before giving it to farmers at large. “A private company has offered nanotechnology based products to make crops pestfree and to increase production by reducing the use of fertilizers,” Saini told DNA. “This Gujrat based company, last week, has given a presentation of its products. I have instructed the agriculture university to use these products in farms at agriculture research centres and centres of excellence on an experimental basis to know the results,” he added. The agriculture minister is of the view that using nanotechnology based products will certainly help to reduce expenditure on pesticides and fertilizers. In his opinion, it will also help in maintaining ...
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IIT-G working towards infra upgrade: Director 26.6.2018 The Assam Tribune
IIT-G working towards infra upgrade: Director
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Foundation day of cancer research body 23.6.2018 The Assam Tribune
Foundation day of cancer research body
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CCI approves the acquisition of Monsanto by Bayer AG under Section 31(7) of the Competition Act, 2002, subject to modifications/remedies to address the anti-competitive effects resulting from the said acquisition 20.6.2018 Govt of india: PIB
On 7th August, 2017, the Competition Commission of India (Commission) received a notice from Bayer Aktiengesellschaft (Bayer) in relation to its proposed acquisition of Monsanto Company (Monsanto). Bayer, the acquirer, is a German stock corporation and is a life sciences company with competencies in the areas of health care and agriculture.
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Indian Institute of Technology – Banaras Hindu University (IIT-BHU) gets Future-Ready with Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Skills 19.6.2018 Govt of india: PIB
MoU signed in the presence of Union Human Resources Development Minister Shri Prakash Javadekar to adopt Amazon Web Services Educate program and establish an Artificial Intelligence and Cloud Computing Research Lab in IIT-BHU     The Indian Institute of Technology – Banaras Hindu University -IIT-BHU and Amazon Internet Services Private Limited (AISPL) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop cloud-ready job skills by providing access to the AWS Educate program and to help establish a Cloud Research Lab on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML).
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Pink bollworm likely to hit cotton sowing in Gujarat 16.6.2018 Rediff: Business
According to state government sources in Gujarat, cotton sowing was only 9,339 hectares or 0.37% of the normal three-year average sowing in the first week of this month
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Artificial Intelligence: Where India stands 15.6.2018 Rediff: Columns
A culture of science and innovation must be embedded in society wherein people not only use new technology but understand it as well. Without this, obscurantism and blind faith can sit side by side with digital technology and, in fact, use the same technology to reinforce their hold on people, says Shram Saran.
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How India's young innovators do well by doing good 25.5.2018 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
'Let me talk about young Indian startups with their hearts in the right place and how they are proving that innovations that represent 'affordable excellence' -- breaking the myth that 'affordability' and 'excellence' cannot go together -- is indeed possible!' says Dr R A Mashelkar, the eminent scientist, in this fascinating feature.
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CSIR bags the Clarivate Analytics India Innovation Award 2018 in the Government Research Organizations Category 24.5.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Council of Scientific & Industrial Research has been awarded the Clarivate Analytics India Innovation Award 2018 in the Government Research Organizations Category. This award yet again recognizes CSIR as the top innovator.
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Novel robotic system can grow mini human organs 22.5.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
Scientists have developed an automated robotic system that can rapidly produce mini human organs required for medical research and drug testing. The traditional way to grow cells for biomedical research is to culture them as flat, two-dimensional sheets, which are overly simplistic. In recent years, researchers have been increasingly successful in growing stem cells into more complex, 3D structures called mini-organs or organoids. These resemble rudimentary organs and in many ways behave similarly. While these properties make organoids ideal for biomedical research, they also pose a challenge for mass production. The ability to mass produce organoids is the most exciting potential applications of the new robotic technology, according to the developers. In a study published in the journal Cell Stem Cell, researchers from University of Washington in the US used a robotic system to automate the procedure for growing stem cells into organoids. Although similar approaches have been successful with adult stem ...
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The world's smallest house built using robotics is 300 sq micrometres. But who will live in it? 20.5.2018 DNA: India
 Scientists have created the world's smallest house - build on an area of 300 square micrometres - using a robotic system that can accurately assemble nanomaterials into tiny, desirable structures. The microhouse construction, described in the Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology A, demonstrates how researchers can advance optical sensing technologies when they manipulate ion guns, electron beams and finely controlled robotic piloting. Researchers from the Femto-ST Institute in France, assembled the new microrobotics system that pushes forward the frontiers of optical nanotechnologies. Combining several existing technologies, the micro-Robotex nanofactory builds microstructures in a large vacuum chamber and fixes components onto optical fibre tips with nanometre accuracy. Until now, lab-on-fibre technologies had no robotic actuators for nanoassembly, so working at this scale inhibited engineers from building microstructures. This innovation allows miniaturised sensing elements to be installed on ...
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Winners of cancer research award announced 17.5.2018 The Assam Tribune
Winners of cancer research award announced
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Blocking these two antioxidant enzymes could make cancer cells mortal 17.5.2018 DNA: Money
Scientists have found two specific antioxidant enzymes that are linked to making cancer cells mortal. According to a study conducted by the Ecole Polytechnique F'drale De Lausanne, PRDX1 and MTH1 have the ability to shun the cancer cells completely. Before cell division, the long strings of the cell's DNA are wrapped tightly into the structures we know as chromosomes. This protects the cell's genetic material from physical and chemical damage. The ends of chromosomes are called telomeres. These are specialised structures that have to be replicated with each cell division cycle. But the complete replication of telomeres up to the very ends of chromosomes also requires specialized mechanisms, and these are limited. Telomeres are also very sensitive to oxidative damage, which affects their ability to replicate. Because of this, telomeres shrink over time, limiting the lifespan of cells. Telomere shortening is essentially the cause of cell aging. Now, researchers Joachim Lingner and Wareed Ahmed have ...
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Is GM mustard a hazard for honey bees? 15.5.2018 Rediff: Business
There has been strong opposition from organisations influential with the government against approval to GM foods.
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In rare bone marrow transplant, Delhi man is cured of thalassaemia 5.5.2018 DNA: Opinion
A 25-year-old man who suffered from thalassaemia, a blood disorder, since his childhood and survived on regular blood transfusions is able to live a normal life after undergoing a high-risk bone marrow transplant at a city hospital. Nikhil was suffering from thalassaemia major (TM) since he was six months old as his parents were thalassaemia minor. Thalassaemia is an inherited blood disorder that may lead to anaemia and patients generally have to get frequent blood transfusions to manage their condition. Thalassaemia major occurs when a child inherits two mutated genes, one from each parent. Children born with thalassaemia major usually develop symptoms of severe anaemia within the first year of life as their body fails to produce normal, adult haemoglobin. Nikhil used to manage his condition with regular blood transfusions, but after marriage he became concerned about his future. The possibility of the disorder being passed on to the next generation made him explore various options to cure his ...
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Address by the Hon’ble President of India Shri Ram Nath Kovind on the occasion the Centenary Celebrations of Medical Education programme of Christian Medical College 4.5.2018 Govt of india: PIB
I am happy to be in Vellore for this event to mark the Centenary of Medical Education at the Christian Medical College. I congratulate the institution, which is ranked third among all medical colleges in India as per the Ministry of Human Resource Development, government of India.
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Butterfly wings inspire eye implants for glaucoma patients 2.5.2018 DNA: Popular News
Inspired by tiny structures on transparent butterfly wings, scientists have developed a light-manipulating surface for more effective and longer-lasting eye implants for glaucoma patients. Sections of the wings of a longtail glasswing butterfly are almost perfectly transparent, according to the research published in the journal Nature Nanotechnology. Researchers at California Institute of Technology (Caltech)in the US found that the see-through sections of the wings are coated in tiny pillars, each about 100 nanometres in diameter and spaced about 150 nanometres apart. The size of these pillars - 50 to 100 times smaller than the width of a human hair - gives them unusual optical properties. The pillars redirect the light that strikes the wings so that the rays pass through regardless of the original angle at which they hit the wings. As a result, there is almost no reflection of the light from the wing's surface. In effect, the pillars make the wings clearer than if they were made of just plain glass, ...
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Tiny DNA unicycle successfully completes test drive 11.4.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
Scientists have successfully completed the first test drive of a DNA 'unicycle' - a tiny machine made of genetic material that is powered by chemical energy and can perform directed movements. Nanomachines include structures of complex proteins and nucleic acids. The principle is inspired from nature. Bacteria, for example, propel themselves forward using a flagellum. Researchers from the University of Bonn in Germany and the University of Michigan in the US used structures made of DNA nanorings. The two rings are linked like a chain. "One ring fulfills the function of a wheel, the other drives it like an engine with the help of chemical energy," said Michael Famulok from the Life and Medical Sciences (LIMES) Institute of the University of Bonn. The tiny vehicle measures only about 30 nanometers. The "fuel" is provided by the protein "T7 RNA polymerase", according to the study published in the journal Nature Nanotechnology. Coupled to the ring that serves as an engine, this enzyme synthesises an RNA ...
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Don Bosco University provides water purifiers to 12 villages 11.4.2018 The Assam Tribune
Don Bosco University provides water purifiers to 12 villages
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