Category Archives: Science & technology

Satellite Launch: Decoded

  Author: Parveen Kaswan ( Author is an Aerospace Engineer and holds a Masters degree in Engineering Designs from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore ) All satellites today get into orbit…

ISRO’s Reusable Launch Vehicle : Explained

  A reusable launch system (RLS, or reusable launch vehicle, RLV) is a launch system which is capable of launching a payload into space more than once. This contrasts with…

Gravitational Waves: All you want to Know

  Last week Scientists have declared that for the first time they have detected gravitational waves, ripples in space and time hypothesized by physicist Albert Einstein a century ago, in…

The Importance Of Agni-V to India’s Security

    The fourth Agni-V test is scheduled to be conducted during the month of February 2016. This will be the second canister launch. Agni-V will be ready for induction…

Hydrogen Bomb, Nuclear Bomb & Atomic Bomb: Explained

  Nuclear Bomb is an umbrella term which is associated with a weapon which derives its destructive power from nuclear reactions. It can do this by either fission (fission bomb) or a…

Solar-powered coaches: IISc team projects annual savings of 7,200 units

  Fitting a solar panel module on the roof of a railway coach can yield more than 7,200 units of electricity every year. If implemented on all 63,511 coaches in…

Astrosat: India Eyeing Deep Space !!

  Author: Parveen Kaswan ( He is an Aerospace Engineer and holds a Masters Degree in Engineering Designs from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.) It is said that astronomy is as old…

FAME Scheme: Boosting eco-friendly Vehicles

  Union Government on 1 April 2015 launched Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid and Electric vehicles (FAME) – India Scheme. The scheme was launched as part of the National…

Indian Agriculture : Sustainability and Design Intervention

  Author: Parveen Kaswan ( Author is an Engineer and holds a Masters Degree in Engineering Designs from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore ) This blog-series under the title of ‘Indian…

IPCC Synthesis Report: Explained

  IPCC’s Synthesis Report released in Copenhagen on Sunday reiterates that human activities are having an “unequivocal” and “irreversible” warming effect on the Earth’s climate system. What is the Synthesis…