Vol 8 Issue 43, Oct 20, 2017 - Oct 26, 2017.

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  • 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
  • Triple decker

    Triple decker

    Three students from Meerut have designed a three-floor bus and are looking for help to start production. In the 11 feet high vehicle that can seat 100 passengers, one floor could be reserved for women, one of the designers told Asad Ashraf
      Posted    26-Jul-2014    Vol 5 Issue 30
  • Homegrown scientists

    Homegrown scientists

    Two green crusaders have proved that they can breed plants in limited space with higher yield. They even made it to the record books, but their work has not got its due recognition since they are not formal scientists, reports Sahana Ghosh
      Posted    31-May-2014    Vol 5 Issue 22
  • Rustic wheels

    Rustic wheels

    To help people in villages, an engineer from Delhi University, Abhinav Das, has developed a rural utility vehicle, which is economical and can also be used to generate power and draw water with some attachments. Kavita Kanan Chandra reports
      Posted    26-Apr-2014    Vol 5 Issue 17
  • Power of waste

    Power of waste

    Namakkal in Tamil Nadu is known for poultry, among other things. But not many know of a poultry owner generating electricity from chicken droppings, whose disposal was once a headache. P C Vinoj Kumar explains the innovation and the business
      Posted    29-Mar-2014    Vol 5 Issue 13
  • Fairy farms

    Fairy farms

    Many farmers across India have managed to increase their production and also switch crops after getting training at the Indo-Israel Centre of Excellence for Vegetables, says Rahul Vaishnavi
      Posted    08-Mar-2014    Vol 5 Issue 10
  • Water Wheel

    Water Wheel

    Fetching water takes such considerable time for rural women that they expend most of their time and energy on that. But ‘Water Wheel’, a recent innovation, is ushering a change in the lives of women in some villages, says Souzeina S Mushtaq
      Posted    08-Feb-2014    Vol 5 Issue 6
  • Trashing sound

    Trashing sound

    A first year engineering student, Aditya Bali, used 6500 waste tetra packs, and loads of sawdust for building couple of sound proof rooms at the St. Mary’s School, Dwarka, says Deeksha Bhatia  
      Posted    28 Jan 2014    Vol 5 Issue 4
  • That's app, man

    That's app, man

    SafetiPin, a map-based mobile app, designed for Delhi women's safety, has been launched. What now helps women access public spaces in Delhi sans fear will soon go places, says Anuradha Dutt
      Posted    04-Jan-2014    Vol 5 Issue 1
  • Habitual innovator

    Habitual innovator

    Co-founder of Aakar Innovations, Jaydeep Mandal, who has developed a low-cost sanitary napkin machine, is a born innovator. In school, he designed a water-lifting device used in irrigation. But his best is the new machine, says Roohi Sehgal
      Posted    01-Nov-2013    Vol 4 Issue 44
  • Power saver

    Power saver

    The maker of ‘Superfan’ that consumes just about a third of the electricity other fans expend, Sundar Muruganandhan, is looking for investors to expand his plant to take his ‘i3’ award winning innovation to the masses, says P C Vinoj Kumar
      Posted    25-Oct-2013    Vol 4 Issue 43
  • Young innovator

    Young innovator

    The eco cab that can be spotted on Chennai’s Marina is an environment-friendly public transport. But the youth who innovated it is also keen on making its operation economically viable. In fact, he brims with more ideas, says P C Vinoj Kumar
      Posted    13-Sep-2013    Vol 4 Issue 37
  • Spy drone

    Spy drone

    A drone built by a computer science student in Kolkata is capable of camera surveillance, weather forecasting, and even attack and defence, but the DRDO is not responding, says Sahana Ghosh
      Posted    29-Aug-2013    Vol 4 Issue 34
  • Himalayan feat

    Himalayan feat

    The Forest Research Institute in the Himalayan foothills has created a hybrid eucalyptus that grows taller and faster. It is being seen as a boon to the paper industry. Rahul Chhabra reports
      Posted    02-Aug-2013    Vol 4 Issue 31
  • Friday, October 20, 2017