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  • Energy flight

    Energy flight

    Solar Impulse, the solar-powered airplane with the weight of a small car, developed by Swiss pioneers Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg, is attempting a world record in solar aviation
      Posted    22-May-2013    Vol 4 Issue 20
  • Dream girl

    Dream girl

    Mehvish Mushtaq from Srinagar has developed an android application called ‘Dial Kashmir,’ a one-stop source for information on healthcare, education and other essential services, says Sana Altaf, who met the enterprising girl with a big dream
      Posted    17-May-2013    Vol 4 Issue 20
  •  Disaster loo

    Disaster loo

    Sanitation is the last thing crisis managers provide to people displaced from homes by disasters. Now a former banker, Promita Sengupta , has come up with a quickly deployable toilet that has come handy for NGOs, says Kavita Kanan Chandra
      Posted    10-May-2013    Vol 4 Issue 19
  • Herbal killer

    Herbal killer

    A young innovator from Tamil Nadu aspires to create 50,000 jobs by popularizing his herbal mosquito repellent, ‘Hermo’, which repels mosquitoes effectively but does not harm humans as it is non-allergic and non-toxic, says    P C Vinoj Kumar
      Posted    03-May-2013    Vol 4 Issue 18
  • Road to power

    Road to power

    In a new roadmap to improve power generation, some scientists have proposed that major roads can double up as solar highways if a roof of solar panels were laid over them, says K S Jayaraman
      Posted    05-Apr-2013    Vol 4 Issue 14
  • Whirring for poor

    Whirring for poor

    A grassroots innovator, Dharamveer Kamboj, has changed the lives of people from the barren land of Rajasthan to the dense forest of Nagaland by designing a food processor. Kavita Kanan Chandra explains how it works well for women and tribes
      Posted    05-Apr-2013    Vol 4 Issue 14
  • Dung papers

    Dung papers

    A father-daughter duo is turning rhinoceros dung into paper, which in turn has turned out to be an economically lucrative venture. Kavita Kanan Chandra explains how Elrhino, the micro-enterprise, will also help in wildlife conservation
      Posted    15-Mar-2013    Vol 4 Issue 11
  • Play of light

    Play of light

    Now you can get life-like 3-D hologram images of yourself to wow your family and friends. Welcome to the futuristic world of wizardry at India's first 3-D hologram studio in Thiruvananthapuram
      Posted    28-Jan-2013    Vol 4 Issue 4
  • Real teacher

    Real teacher

    Urvashi Sahni is an innovative educationist, who has done more than teaching and starting schools. Her project, Digital Study Hall, takes lectures of city school teachers to rural and slum students through videos, says Kavita Kanan Chandra
      Posted    26-Jan-2013    Vol 4 Issue 4
  • Techno solution

    Techno solution

    For the age-old problem of drinking water scarcity, a solution has been found through modern technology in Rajasthan’s Lakshmangarh, where people draw water from an ATM, says Ankur Paliwal
      Posted    11-Jan-2013    Vol 4 Issue 2
  • Husk power

    Husk power

    Sahebganj in Bihar has seen a change in people’s lifestyle, thanks to biomass gasification plants that use husk as fuel, says Ankur Paliwal. More such plants are to be set up elsewhere, too
      Posted    23-Nov-2012    Vol 3 Issue 47
  • A pine idea

    A pine idea

    It sounded like a crazy idea first. Then it was fine and Rajnish Jain was able to generate electricity from pine needles, something that caused massive fires in the Himalayan forests, for rural households. Kavita Kanan Chandra tells the story
      Posted    09-Nov-2012    Vol 3 Issue 45
  • Going bananas

    Going bananas

    The National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology has developed technology for extracting banana fibre, which is in demand for making textiles, yarn, paper, and handbags
      Posted    29-Sep-2012    Vol 3 Issue 39
  • Useful weed

    Useful weed

    Researchers at a university in Tamil Nadu have found that the dreaded water hyacinth has some use. Biplab Das explains how biodegradable plastic can be made from the otherwise infamous weed
      Posted    21-Sep-2012    Vol 3 Issue 38
  • Green wheels

    Green wheels

    A single mother of two becomes New Delhi's first woman electric rickshaw driver. The emission free e-rickshaw can carry up to two passengers and its maximum speed is 20 km per hour
      Posted    06-Sep-2012    Vol 3 Issue 35
  • Lake cleaner

    Lake cleaner

    A product developed by a Bangalore based company is in great demand in the US after it helped in restoring a polluted lake that had “a variety of water quality issues," says K S Jayaraman
      Posted    28-Aug-2012    Vol 3 Issue 34
  • Invent for women

    Invent for women

    Having the finger on the pulse of rural women, Priyadarshini Karve has focused on research that will help the people at the grassroots. Suchismita Pai profiles the inventor with a difference
      Posted    17-Aug-2012    Vol 3 Issue 33
  • Magic car

    Magic car

    A Pakistani engineer has built a car that runs on water and he drove the car during a demonstration for parliamentarians, scientists, and students at Islamabad, leaving onlookers astounded
      Posted    28-Jul-2012    Vol 3 Issue 30
  • Green cleaners

    Green cleaners

    Chucking careers in the corporate world, an IIM couple came up with a ‘plant detergent’, which is not just eco-friendly but also works out cheaper and reduces water consumption while laundering clothes. Radhika Giri meets the Krya founders  
      Posted    20-Jul-2012    Vol 3 Issue 29
  • Re-recycling waste

    Re-recycling waste

    What happens to the waste that recycling of paper throws up? In the hands of Sachin Mandavgane and Rahul Ralegaonkar, it turns into paper bricks that are all set to change the contours of Green Building technology, says Kavita Kanan Chandra
      Posted    13-Jul-2012    Vol 3 Issue 28
  • New bio-fuel

    New bio-fuel

    Villagers in Himachal Pradesh are earning up to Rs.40,000 selling pine needles to a cement plant, which is using it as a bio-fuel in its kilns along with charcoal, says Vishal Gulati
      Posted    10-Jul-2012    Vol 3 Issue 27
  • Perfect pot

    Perfect pot

    Poonam Kasturi Bir is a potter with a difference. Her earthenware converts kitchen waste to manure. Sapna Gopal finds out why the ‘compostwali’, whose ‘teen khambha’ has caught the imagination of people even abroad, loves to constantly experiment
      Posted    29-Jun-2012    Vol 3 Issue 26
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