Time to turn the lights off

Studies show that Bangalore is the third light-polluted city in India after Delhi and Hyderabad. Krithika, a middle-aged graphic designer in Bangalore, vividly remembers her childhood days, when she used to enjoy her way back home from tuition class marvelling at the star-filled night sky. It has been years since she witnessed something similar. She […]

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Nagoya Protocol: Hindrance for Indian silk proteins

Mandatory compliance regulation from international clients during trade of genetic resources and delay in issuing certifications are major challenges for silk proteins manufacturers. Bangalore: Hydrolysed silk proteins manufacturers in India are having trouble exporting to  countries like the United Kingdom (UK), Germany, Japan and other countries because of delay in certification of compliance to Nagoya […]

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Sun dims the shadow to zero

Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA) conducted ‘Zero Shadow Day’ outreach programme. Over 100 people participated in the ‘Zero Shadow Day’ outreach programme held by IIA on April 25. Several people who are interested in astrophysics visited IIA to learn about this natural phenomenon. Despite a school holiday, teachers along with the students interested in astrophysics […]

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Look Ma, no shadow!

JN Planetarium in the city pulled no stops to observe the phenomenon. A tall stick placed at the centre of a platform was the centre of attention. Everyone was gathered around it and watched it with bated breath. As the sun moved across the horizon, the shadow of the stick kept getting shorter and shorter […]

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The AIs don’t have it

India’s Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning industry faces talent shortage despite ranking second globally. As India’s technology industry continues to grow at a rapid pace, there is one significant challenge that stands in the way of the country’s progress. A report from Nasscom shows that there is a massive talent shortage in the Artificial Intelligence […]

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