Science-Technology

Vaccine hope for Zika

Pre-clinical assessment experiment using vaccinated mice shows protection against testicular damage


Working on the ISRO principle

Its successes demonstrate that it is possible to create high-performing public sector organisations


Return of the woolly mammoth

Harvard scientists just two years away from creating a hybrid embryo through genetic engineering


Uniform norms for brain death certification soon, says NOTTO

If we have SOPs, doctors will be empowered to declare a brain death Vimal Bhandari,NOTTO Director


‘Low solar tariff viability depends on cost of debt’

Tariffs fell below Rs. 3 per unit at a recent bid in M.P.


Tata Motors, Microsoft ink technology pact

Indian firm to unveil vehicles equipped with IoT, artificial intelligence in March


Take lead in jet project: Russia

Countries have a pact to jointly produce new design


ISRO sets the bar high

The Indian Space Research Organisation boosted its reputation further when it successfully launched a record 104 satellites in one mission from Sriharikota on Wednesday by relying on its workhorse Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle rocket.


The foul air we breathe

A new international report has drawn attention to the deadly pollutants that pervade the air that people breathe in India, causing terrible illness and premature death.


Time to Break in India

India’s technological proficiency in pharmaceuticals came through the active breaking of multinational intellectual property. But that is an old script and we need to move on


Sharpening the fight against tobacco

India should adopt a plain packaging regulation rather than a impose a blanket ban on FDI in the tobacco sector


Solar power breaks a price barrier

In another barrier-breaking development, the auctioned price of solar photovoltaic (SPV) power per kilowatt hour has dropped below Rs. 3 to Rs. 2.97 in Madhya Pradesh, providing a clear pointer to the future course of renewable energy.


Health stories from rural India

Using a combination of narratives, science and data,An Atlas of Rural Health: Chronicles from Central Indiaprovides a fresh way of looking at the health scenario in India


When hospitals infect you

A 2015 study finds that the rates of hospital-acquired infections and antimicrobial resistance were markedly higher in India than those reported by the CDC in the U.S.


Reluctant mothers

Crushing poverty is forcing under-age girls from six districts in Hyderabad-Karnataka into early marriage and motherhood. Kumar Buradikatti reports on a childhood cut short


‘Setback’ to Gates Foundation in India

‘It is misleading to suggest that all health-related collaboration with Gates Foundation has been stopped’


Back to basics

India played a remarkable role, even under colonial rule, in planting the seeds of basic research from which new technologies grew


China’s new ballistic missile has India in range

China’s newly-formed Rocket Force has conducted an exercise with advanced DF-16 medium-range ballistic missile that has a range of over 1,000 km and could target a number countries in the neighbourhoo


Japan’s mission to clean up ‘space junk’ misses the mark

Tether that was created to slow down orbiting rubbish fails to get released


Saab pitches to supply naval fighter

The 11th edition of Aero India will begin at the Yelahanka Air Force Station in Bengaluru on February 14