• Accurate estimation of manufacturing variations can improve circuit performance

    New Delhi: Silicon-based electronic circuits are getting smaller. The Taiwanese manufacturer TSMC currently makes chips with the smallest feature of the circuit measuring just 7 nanometers, with millions of such components packed on a single chip. The process of manufacturing such ultra-dense circuits is complex. Despite world-class control, there are tiny fluctuations in the nanoscale dimensions. Thus, each transistor is…

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  • IIIT-Delhi to develop method to predict collision from space debris

    New Delhi: Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology (IIIT)-Delhi receives research funding from National Super Computing Mission (NSM) under HPC Applications to work on the project titled ‘Orbit computation of Resident Space Objects for Space Situational Awareness’ for two years. The NSM project has been implemented by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India in collaboration with the…

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  • Self-propelled vehicle can replace manual railway track scavenging

    New Delhi: A self-propelled railway track scavenging vehicle may soon replace manual scavenging and cleaning that is still practiced to remove human waste lying on railway tracks. Despite the ban on manual scavenging since 1993 in the country, men and women are seen removing excreta on the tracks with brooms and metal plates. Once the garbage is picked up from…

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  • Portal to provide all-inclusive information on SERB sanctioned projects

    New Delhi: Science and Engineering Board (SERB), a statutory body of the Department of Science and Technology (DST) with the mandate to plan, promote, and fund internationally competitive research in emerging areas, has set up a portal that offers real time information on the various research projects supported by it. Called ‘SERB – PRoject Information System & Management (SERB –…

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  • India develops spectrograph that can locate faint light from distant celestial objects 

    New Delhi: Indian Scientists have indigenously designed and developed a low-cost optical spectrograph that can locate sources of faint light from distant quasars and galaxies, regions around supermassive black-holes around the galaxies, and cosmic explosions. Named Aries-Devasthal Faint Object Spectrograph & Camera (ADFOSC), the instrument was designed and developed by Aryabhatta Research Institute of observational sciences (ARIES), Nainital, an autonomous…

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  • New geospatial policy will boost innovation in the sector: DST Secretary

      New Delhi: Liberalization of geospatial policies, announced a few days ago by the Government of India, will help to boost innovation in the sector and create a level playing field for the public as well as the private sector, said Secretary, Department of Science & Technology (DST) Prof Ashutosh Sharma, at the National Geospatial Awards Felicitation Ceremony recently.  The…

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  • Science

    Government moots “one nation, one subscription” policy 

    New Delhi : The draft of the 5th National Science Technology and Innovation Policy (STIP) has been finalized. The draft policy seeks to make scholarly research papers and literature accessible for free to everyone in the country. “The Government of India will negotiate with journal publishers for one nation, one subscription plan whereby, against one centrally negotiated payment, all individuals…

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  • Fashion

    International Science Film Festival of India comes to close

    New Delhi : A total of 20 films have bagged awards at the International Science Film Festival of India (ISFFI) 2020, which was held as part of the sixth India International Science Festival 2020 held from December 22-25. Six films bagged the awards for the international categories and 14 for the national categories. In the international categories, the award winners…

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  • Entertainment

    Bringing science and films together

    New Delhi : Film star, Amitabh Bachchan, today, appreciated the efforts being made by the Union Ministry of Science and Technology to help take science to the common man through various means including films, television programmes and other modes of communication. In a video address to the concluding session of India International Science Film Festival organised as part of the…

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  • Amitabh Bachchan and Shekhar Kapur to grace the award ceremony of International Science Film Festival of India

    New Delhi : The 6th edition of International Science Film Festival of India (ISFFI) has been unprecedented in many a way. Despite the disruptions caused by COVID pandemic, ISFFI 2020 received the highest number of entries from India and abroad, breaking all previous records. To add another feather, star of the millennium Amitabh Bachchan, internationally acclaimed filmmaker Shekhar Kapur, and…

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