Author: Shweta Sinha

  • Shopping Carts of the Future

    Shopping Carts of the Future

    What if you went grocery shopping with your Dad and instead of pushing the cart, the cart followed you? As you went from aisle to aisle, the cart began talking to you. The juice in your shopping list is out of stock right now. Maybe you could try another flavor? There’s a discount offer on […]

  • Astrostat – India’s First Space Observatory

    Astrostat – India’s First Space Observatory

    28 September 2015 was a special day for India. The country’s space program had added another feat to its list. They launched their first space observatory and called it ASTROSTAT. Astrostat was launched from Sriharikota, in the Southern part of India. What is a space observatory? In 1990, the Hubble telescope was sent into space. This was an […]

  • Virtual Fossils

    Virtual Fossils

    You must have heard or read about fossils. Fossils are the remains of dead animals and plants that have remained preserved for millions of years. You may have even seen a fossil or two in museums. Do you know about that Woolly Mammoth that was found buried under layers of ice? The fossil was found […]

  • The Internet of Things

    The Internet of Things

    “I’m right at the corner, please switch on the lights,” says the car to the house. “Run the load,” the cell phone reminds the washing machine. “Well, you could cook up a spicy bean and tomato soup today,” the refrigerator gives you a dinner idea. Sounds like an exciting world, doesn’t it? Where even things […]

  • The Girl Who Fought for Education – Malala Yousafzai

    The Girl Who Fought for Education – Malala Yousafzai

    Nelson Mandela said: Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. In 2014, the Nobel peace prize made news for a different reason. Two persons had won the award. But that was not all. One of the two was Malala Yousafzai. Malala was only 17 years old when she won the […]

  • Learning From The Ants

    Learning From The Ants

    Cars that turn into robots and then back into cars on their own. Don’t the ‘Transformers’ simply thrill you? But then, isn’t all that just a fantasy? What if I tell you that nature has such a self-assembling machine? The remarkable ant We often dismiss the tiny little ant, crawling on the ground around us. […]

  • Titan – Another Place Like Home

    Titan – Another Place Like Home

    Saturn, the only planet with rings in our Solar System, has 53 moons! Imagine that! Most of Saturn’s moons are small like our Moon. However, one of its moons called the Titan is as big as a planet. Titan is the largest of Saturn’s moons and the second largest in our Solar System. Saturn’s moons […]

  • Algae Biofuel

    Algae Biofuel

    Don’t we all know that burning petrol is bad for our environment? Even diesel and other fuels are no good. They all pollute our air. Air pollution levels in most cities is too high. Added to this, the price of these fuels are rising as their supply is reducing. There has been an urgent need […]

  • Face Blindness

    Face Blindness

    Walking along the street, a stranger begins to approach you. The person looks you in the eye and beams as if he’s a friend. He even says ‘hello’. But you, on the other hand, only stare back. You fail to recognize him at all. Has something like this ever happened to you? Maybe the stranger […]

  • Agroforestry – A Farm In The Forest

    Agroforestry – A Farm In The Forest

    Have you ever visited the countryside? What did you see there? Did you find acres of land covered with crops? Were the crops all the same kind? A typical farm is a piece land, usually covered with a single type of crop. Be it wheat, rice, maize, cotton or something else. Scientists thought the land […]

  • Worms That Eat Up Your Plastic

    Worms That Eat Up Your Plastic

    A big part of the 100 million tons of plastic produced every year worldwide ends up in the garbage. Our garbage dumps are getting bigger and bigger. Even our oceans are not safe. There is a large area right in the middle of the Pacific Ocean made only of floating trash. Called the Great Pacific […]

  • Roads That Absorb All The Water

    Roads That Absorb All The Water

    In June 2007, the United Kingdom faced rainfall that was almost double the usual amount. The downpour became so intense that drains overflowed and spilled water onto the streets. Traffic was thrown out of gear. You could row a boat to get from place to place. Worse, the collected water weakened the road surface, creating […]

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