Jaimon Joseph

  • The Web:the new battleground

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    The venerable Congress Party's 'Chintan Shivir' on January 18, 19 and 20 in Jaipur, discussed among other things, a most perplexing problem. How to fight...

  • Haryana: Don Bosco educates children of brick kiln workers 21-12-2012 10:40 AM

    New Delhi: Life at the brick kilns of Jhajjar in Haryana is especially tough for children of labourers. But thanks to a new initiative by the Don Bosco Foundation, this is fast changing. Jhajjar in Haryana makes the bricks that build India's capital. But the labourers come from all over...
  • ExIIT students help poor kids prepare for entrances 05-12-2012 10:00 AM

    New Delhi: Akshay Saxena and Krishna Ramkumar left high paying corporate jobs to help students from economically weaker families nurture their dreams. Through their organisation Avanti, Krishna and Akshay help economically weaker students from far flung areas prepare for medical and engineering entrance exams absolutely free. Raj Kumar has studied...
  • A look at the new Chinese leadership

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    We know all about Barack Obama's recent victory, Michelle's beauty, Romney's chicanery and perhaps even the name and breed of the first dog of the...

  • Man creates software to send data through radio 05-11-2012 08:59 AM

    New Delhi: Imagine getting email and data over the radio. A 22-year-old has developed a software that lets one do just that. Radio reaches every corner of India. Small transistors are cheap and easily available. Vinny Lohan has found a way to send computer data over normal radio waves. He...
  • Building smarter cities

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    It isn't everyday that an entire city is designed from the ground up. Ten years ago, New Songdo in South Korea was basically, a muddy,...

  • The Book of Jobs

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    I'm not a fan of Steve Jobs. He lied, was rude and manipulated people throughout his life. When I told Walter Isaacson that, I half...

  • Third Worldwide Cybersecurity Summit

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    A few SMS messages, a couple of inflammatory photos. They triggered off the largest internal exodus in India since partition. We're talking about the north...

  • ISRO: From a cow shed to 100th space mission 09-09-2012 08:08 AM

    New Delhi: A fisherman's village in Thumba near Thiruvanathapuram, Kerala, birthed India's five decade long romance with space. Our scientists set up their first labs at the local St Mary Magdalene church there. Dr Vasant Gowarikar, Ex-Director, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, says that there were hardly any facilities for them....
  • Scientist invents device for easy heart checkup 29-08-2012 08:30 AM

    New Delhi: India is the global capital for heart disease. More than six crore Indians are already victims, and the number is rising every year. The problem with a heart attack is, we don't know when the next one will hit. Getting yourself checked can be expensive and not all...
  • How to access Twitter handles curbed by govt 23-08-2012 06:37 PM

    New Delhi: Did the government mess up by trying to block some Twitter handles? Why did it fail and what are the ways people use to get around government curbs? The process being adopted as of now is that the department of telecom sends a list of internet addresses that...
  • India to launch a spaceship to explore planet Mars: PM 16-08-2012 03:53 PM

    New Delhi: This independence day, the prime minister announced India's maiden mission to Mars. India's maiden mission to Mars will lift off in November next year. It will take 450 crore rupees and a 10 month flight over 56 million kilometres, to reach the red planet. The next best time...
  • India to send space mission to Mars next year 15-08-2012 03:28 PM

    It will take Rs 450 crore and a 10 month flight over 56 million kilometres to reach the red planet. ...
  • As grids trip, Govt focuses on solar power 09-08-2012 09:54 AM

    New Delhi: Numerous states of India recently plunged into darkness as the power grids across North and North East India crashed. Could there be an alternative to avoid such a prospect? Scientists at the Ministry of New And Renewable Energy are now trying out new ways of lighting and cooling...
  • NASA's rover Curiosity on course to land on Mars 06-08-2012 06:27 AM

    New Delhi: NASA's first-ever nuclear powered Mars Rover is scheduled to touch down on the Red Planet at 11 am on Monday morning. It took $2.5 billion to build Curiosity. At one ton, it's the heaviest man-made object to land on another planet. With five kilos of Plutonium dioxide on...
  • Indian scientist wins biggest science prize 05-08-2012 09:38 AM

    New Delhi: In a world where cricketers and film stars rake in the moolah, a college professor has trumped them all. Dr Ashoke Sen won the biggest jackpot in the world of science, the three million dollar Fundamental Physics Prize, for his work in theoretical physics. It's been four days...
  • Man discovers how algae can clean car's emission 24-07-2012 10:50 AM

    New Delhi: An Indian scientist has patented a technology that cleans your car's emissions using pond scum. In time, it could also generate the fuel to run your car. When Dinabandhu Sahoo came to Delhi three decades ago, all he had was a dream to make it big. Dr Dinabandhu...
  • Earthquake!

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    There have been three quakes in and around Afghanistan, in the past one week. Each measured five or above on the Richter scale. Two quakes...

  • Indian connection to the God particle: From scientific expertise to Shiva's dance

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    "Who knows for certain? Who shall here declare it? Whence was it born, whence came creation? The gods are later than this world's ...

  • No web meltdown, no manic Monday

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    If you're spooked by news reports of a major internet outage on July 9, Monday, don't be. According to the working group that's been tracking...

  • Scientists find Higgs Boson, call it the beginning 04-07-2012 09:28 PM

    New Delhi: There was jubilation in Geneva, home to the largest, most expensive experiment in history. International scientists were searching for a tiny subatomic particle, first suggested by Peter Higgs, and after half a century, they found the Higgs Boson or the God particle. "I never thought it would be...
  • World's cheapest tablet Aakash a dud? 26-05-2012 06:33 AM

    New Delhi: If the Apple iPad be the Goliath of tablets, meet David - Aakash, the world's cheapest tablet computer. With hardly any flab beyond that 7-inch screen, it might also be among the smallest. Unlike the original iPad, it accepts pen drives. Something Indian university students, who get these...
  • Delhi engineer makes robots for the armed forces 21-05-2012 10:19 AM

    New Delhi: A Delhi engineer has begun manufacturing robots and UAVs for the Indian armed forces. The Indian engineer, Aakash Sinha, is making possible a world where robots can give one company, serve water and guard skies. Aakash Sinha, the Founder of Omnipresent Robot Technologies, said, "When I was a...
  • Hardtoforge smart number plates in the offing 21-05-2012 08:46 AM

    New Delhi: It's time to get used to smart number plates on vehicles. After Delhi, it will become mandatory across the country. But what is a smart number plate and how does one get one? The smart number plate is made of a flexible alloy of aluminum and is completely...
  • Meet the Indian innovators who have made a mark 12-05-2012 09:42 AM

    New Delhi: As India makes advances in the field of science and technology, from successfully launching nuclear missiles to inventing robots that treat cancer, one should not forget the people behind these innovations. On the May 11, 1998, India exploded a nuclear device in the face of international sanctions. Since...
  • Meet the Indian whose firm was bought by Facebook 11-05-2012 08:52 AM

    New Delhi: A young guy starts a company and an international brand shows interest and snaps it for a huge sum of money - this is a common story in the US but not when it comes to India. But Abheek Anand's tech firm TagTile has just been acquired by...
  • Soon, phones to tell how much of a health hazard it is 08-05-2012 01:44 PM

    New Delhi: From September, your phone will have to tell you how much of a danger it is to your health. A cell phone could ruin one's sex life. A JNU researcher did tests on male rats and found that cell phone radiation seriously reduced sperm count and testes size....
  • ISRO scientist who once studied in a cowshed 01-05-2012 06:27 PM

    Mayilsamy Annadurai is ISRO's programme director and chief problem solver for remote sensing satellites like the RISAT 1. He began his life studying in a cowshed and rose to lead a satellite team at India's premier space research organisation. ...
  • RISAT 1, India's first radar imaging satellite 26-04-2012 07:16 PM

    New Delhi: India has launched its first radar imaging satellite that can deliver crystal clear pictures in all weather conditions. It can even peer through jungle and dense tree cover. RISAT 1, India's heaviest remote sensing satellite, soars into space aboard an extra powerful PSLV XL rocket. K Radhakrishnan, Chairman,...
  • RISAT1, India's first high tech spy satellite 26-04-2012 08:19 AM

    New Delhi: They call her RISAT 1 - short for Radar Imaging Satellite. She's the first such machine India has built on its own. While most remote sensing satellites need light to snap pictures, RISAT uses microwaves - similar to the ones in your kitchen oven. Just like your camera...