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MIT-IIT Make in India bootcamp and National Workshop is free for Indian participants

The organizing committee of the 12th TechTop Innovation Summit has decided to provide free accommodation, food, transport and lab materials to all Indian participants of the month-long MIT-IIT Make in India Bootcamp and the week-long National Workshop. One hundred and … Continue reading

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120 innovations selected in Phase 1 for the 12th TechTop National Innovation Challenge ‘17

Out of over 300 entries, the judging committee of the 12th TechTop National innovation Challenge has chosen 120 qualified entries to Phase 2. Prof. VK Damodaran, the committee chairman, said that as in past years, this year too, the committee … Continue reading

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X-ray study reveals long-sought insights into potential drug target

Results suggest new directions for research on medications for heart conditions, pain relief and tissue growth Date: April 5, 2017 Source: Arizona State University Researchers hope to design a new generation of drugs against an array of deadly diseases. One … Continue reading

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New invention uses bacteria to purify water

Date: April 4, 2017 Source: University of British Columbia A new system that uses bacteria to turn non-potable water into drinking water will be tested next week in West Vancouver prior to being installed in remote communities in Canada and … Continue reading

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Discovery of a source of fast magnetic reconnection

Date: March 31, 2017 Source: DOE/Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory The source of the acceleration of a common type of magnetic reconnection has now been described by scientists. Magnetic reconnection is a universal process that triggers solar flares and northern lights … Continue reading

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Chemists create molecular ‘leaf’ that collects and stores solar power without solar panels

Date: March 8, 2017 Source: Indiana University An international research team has engineered a molecule that uses light or electricity to convert the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide into carbon monoxide — a carbon-neutral fuel source — more efficiently than any … Continue reading

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Gujarat government’s first student start-up policy provides Rs200 crore in grants

Date: January 9, 2017 Gujarat government has come up with India’s first student startup and innovation policy , which aims to provide Rs. 200 crore in the form of grants to ideas developed by them. The policy aims to support … Continue reading

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