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Can India emerge as a major contender for aerospace manufacturing?

By | July 10, 2017

With global aerospace worth $ 100 billion, the potential for the Indian aerospace industry is only expanding year on year. The numbers speak for themselves. The ninth largest civil aviation market in the world has witnessed 40 percent growth in passenger traffic in the past two years and the demand for commercial aircraft exists & is ever increasing.  The industry is […]

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Why CSIR and other science labs should be given more funds, not less

By | July 10, 2017

The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is among the country’s largest research and development organisations. This year a letter from the director general has informed all of its 38 that they will have to generate their own funds to keep the labs running. This has been the trend since 2015, when as part […]

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CSIR faces fund crunch, asks labs to look outside

By | July 10, 2017

The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research is staring at a fund crunch this year. A letter from the organisation’s chief, Dr Girish Sahni, to directors of all of the organisation’s 38 labs says that the funding is “tight” and that labs have to look outside of the CSIR to meet their expenses. In any […]

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NASA launches world’s smallest satellite designed by 18-year old Tamil Nadu student

By | July 10, 2017

India, created history after NASA launched the world’s smallest satellite, built by 18-year old Tamil Nadu student Mr Rifath Sharook and his team. Named as Kalamsat, after former President APJ Abdul Kalam, the tiny satellite weighs around 64 grams. According to news agency ANI, the satellite was flown into the space in a NASA sounding rocket […]

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Drones bring new dimension to archaeology

By | July 10, 2017

These days, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) can be spotted above the historic Amer Fort, located on a hill about 11 km from Jaipur. A similar activity can be seen between 11 am and 1 pm over the Kumbalgarh Fort on the westerly range of the Aravalli Hills in Rajasthan. The UAVs or drones, as they […]

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Drones can reach heart attack patients faster than ambulances

By | July 10, 2017

Drones equipped with a portable medical device can help save lives of heart attack victims by reaching the spot four times faster than an ambulance, a new study has found. Researchers from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden compared the time taken to deliver an automated external defibrillator (AED) using fully autonomous drones for simulated out-of- hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) with emergency medical […]

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ISRO to flight-test kerosene-based semi-cryogenic engine by 2021

By | July 10, 2017

If things go as planned, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will flight-test the semi cryogenic engine, which uses refined kerosene as propellant, by 2021. With the success of the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mk-III (GSLV Mk-III), ISRO’s Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre (LPSC) here at Valiyamala is now focusing on the next level – the […]

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THIS AIRSHIP CAN TAKE YOU PLACES, LITERALLY

By | July 10, 2017

A city-based aviation firm is developing an Zeppelin like airship which can be deployed for search, rescue and surveillance purposes. The helium-based airship which can fly at an altitude of up to 10,000 feet and at a speed of 40 to 50 knots will have a seating capacity of eight to ten passengers including the […]

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ISRO launches GSLV-MK III: Scientists call India’s heaviest rocket ‘Bahubali’

By | July 10, 2017

Jubilant ISRO scientists hailed the successful launch of India’s heaviest rocket GSLV MKIII-D1 and called it “Bahubali” and “obedient boy”. ISRO launched the country’s heaviest satellite — GSAT-19 — on its first developmental flight. “Proud to say ISRO has given birth to a Bahubali,” said Mr Tapan Misra, director of Space Applications Centre (SAC) of […]

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