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Korean Scientist Develops Paper Battery Based on Origami Concept

  Japanese paper art origami has given birth to a new battery model at Binghamton University where a Korean engineer developed the technique that can be applied to building batteries. Seokheun “Sean” Choi has developed an inexpensive, bacteria-powered battery made from paper, that generates power from microbial respiration, delivering enough energy to run a paper-based biosensor with nothing more than ...

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Owl’s ‘Stealth Technology’ May Help Make Aircraft Engines ‘Silent’ by 2030

It has long been a mystery to solve for scientists as to how owls succeed in being such great hunters without letting their preys become even a tad aware of their descent. Earlier this year, in June; researchers from the University of Cambridge and three other US institutes started an experiment to learn the mechanism behind owls’ “silent flight mechanism”. ...

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Scientists Reveal What Makes Owl a ‘Silent Hunter’ in Night

Owls are known to have excellent night vision and they completely make use of it to seize their prey. Nevertheless, what was unknown was the mechanism behind them being such great hunters. Now a new study has brought forth the refined ‘stealth techniques,’ which owls are fortified with. They silently pounce on preys without the latter’s knowledge. It has long ...

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PM Narendra Modi’s UAE Visit: At a Glance

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a massive number of around 60,000 Indians at a huge stadium in Dubai on the second day of his tour to the United Arab Emirates (UAE). PM Modi is in a two-day visit to UAE. He is the first Indian Prime Minister to visit the Emirates after Indira Gandhi’s tour way back in 1981. ...

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Households vital for India’s energy independence, says scientist

India will achieve energy independence by 2050 if most households go for rooftop solar power generation under a new official policy, a leading expert has said. According to solar scientist Shantipada Gon Chaudhuri, the ministry of new and renewable energy (MNRE) is in the process of framing an ambitious policy to generate adequate electricity from non-conventional energy sources. “The proposed ...

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Next Big Thing? Mining the Moon for water, energy, minerals and shelter

With an estimated 1.6 billion tonnes of water ice at its poles and an abundance of rare-earth elements hidden below its surface, the next big thing is mining the the Moon, say experts. According to science writer Richard Corfield, private firms and space agencies are dreaming of tapping into these lucrative resources and turning the Moon’s grey, barren landscape into ...

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Who is Arun Mazumdar?

Dr. Arun Majumdar, one of the top Indian-American scientists, has been appointed as US Science Envoys beginning in January, 2015. Majmudar is an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay alumni and is among four eminent scientists chosen to serve as US Science envoys. Majumdar, a professor at Stanford University and an expert in energy, climate change, and innovation was named ...

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Sydney Welcomes Modi, Thousands Keen to Attend India-Aus Unity Event

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday heads towards Sydney with his ambitious project “Make in India”, after attending the high profile G20 Summit in Australia. Allphones Arena in Sydney is all set to welcome the PM, who will attend the mega community event organised by Indian diaspora. While leaving to Sydney, thanking Brisbane, Modi tweeted on his micro blogging site, ...

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Modi meets BRICS Leaders, Attends G20 Summit

Ahead of the G20 Summit in Brisbane, Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended the meeting of BRICS nation and said the key priority of his government is the "repatriation of unaccounted money kept abroad,” on Saturday. Being called for a close coordination of unaccounted money kept abroad, Modi said, "Unaccounted money abroad is also linked to security challenges.” Modi has mentioned ...

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Green Footprint of A Blue Water Navy

As guardians of maritime frontiers, the Indian Navy deploys ships, submarines and aircraft that consume energy resources for operational roles. With diminishing energy resources, price volatility and to minimise the impact of fossil fuels on the environment, there is an emerging and compelling need to ensure optimal utilisation of these resources and ‘stretch each rupee to the maximum’ by increasing ...

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