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Vol 6 Issue 9, Feb 27 - Mar 5, 2015
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Palm fuel
Palm fuel

After running a Tata Ace pick-up truck on coconut oil for one year, scientists in Kerala want to commercialise the biofuel that has proved to give better mileage than diesel, says Sanu George

  Posted    07-Feb-2015    Vol 6 Issue 6
Green cobblers
Green cobblers

Inspired by a man making sandals out of used tyres in the US, Jay Rege and Jothsna came to India to turn eco-conscious shoemakers, launching ‘Paaduks’. The social entrepreneurs also share their profit with their cobblers, says Rohan Potdar

  Posted    07-Feb-2015    Vol 6 Issue 6
A terminator
A terminator

Learning that his mother’s swollen legs were caused by mosquitoes, Ignatius Orwin Noronha always wanted to exterminate the blood sucker. Now, he has developed MozziQuit, which promises to make India mosquito free by 2019, says Partho Burman

  Posted    15-Nov-2014    Vol 5 Issue 46
Easy boiling
Easy boiling

Devipur Usna, a new device that makes rice par boiling easier, has helped farmers save 50 per cent of their yield that used to get destroyed when heated the traditional way, says Saadia Azim

  Posted    03-Nov-2014    Vol 5 Issue 44
Social technology
Social technology

When technologists with social conscience innovate, society benefits by getting amazing products that change the life of common people. Bhanu Priya Vyas writes about four innovations showcased at the recent India Social Good Summit in Delhi

  Posted    11-Oct-2014    Vol 5 Issue 41
Tender idea
Tender idea

One reason carbonated soft drinks score over tender coconut is the packaging. A new machine innovated by Vinod Mahadeviah, which breaks and instantly cools tender coconuts, may make the natural drink more popular, feels Kavita Kanan Chandra

  Posted    22-Sep-2014    Vol 5 Issue 38
Water swipe
Water swipe

In two districts of Rajasthan, people draw potable water from ATMs. Anil Sharma explains the Jeevan Amrit Project that supplies 20 litres of water for Rs 5 in the otherwise parched region

  Posted    13-Sep-2014    Vol 5 Issue 37
Sounds good
Sounds good

A device to detect hearing impairment in newborns will hit the market by 2016. Afsana Rashid spoke to designer Neeti Kailas, who explains how her innovation will help children born with hearing disability by facilitating an early intervention

  Posted    25-Aug-2014    Vol 5 Issue 34
Versatile rubber
Versatile rubber

Making use of rubber’s versatility, some scientists in Bhubaneswar have developed a ‘rubberised’ check dam. Kavita Kanan Chandra checks out the benefits of replacing concrete and cement with rubber and where all the new technology is going

  Posted    16-Aug-2014    Vol 5 Issue 33
Solar auto
Solar auto

Engineer turned green activist Rabelli Naveen plans to embark on a 10,000 km transnational expedition on a solar-powered autorickshaw that he has built, which when fully charged can travel 105 km non-stop at 45 km per hour, says Fakir Balaji

  Posted    04-Aug-2014    Vol 5 Issue 31
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