Over 40 CSIR funded developmental technologies with approximately Rs 50 crore in funding are currently languishing as there are no takers to commercialise and take them to market, either in India or abroad

Shastry V. Mallady



P B JAYAKUMAR / Mumbai May 1, 2009, 1:30 IST

With the global swine flu virus spread seemingly not under control, the Indian distributor of a recently started unique air purification system has approached the government with an invention claimed to stop the infection

Tests confirmed that vegetables stored in it contain high levels of nutrients

The best alternate: Students of Century Foundation Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Tirupur, with the eco-fridge developed by them.

Bangalore: Megha-Tropiques, a satellite to study tropical weather and climate, is in an advanced stage of development and likely to be launched in December, according to C.B.S. Dutt, programme coordinator of the mission at the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).


In 2005, two Silicon Valley engineers, Joe Rizzi and Roger Hine, began building a device that would allow them to listen to the calls of humpback whales off the coast of Mr. Rizzi

London, Nov. 24: Worried about impending water shortages due to climate change? Stop worrying, researchers have created a gadget that can be used to create drinking or irrigation water from thin air.

Researchers in the United States announced on Friday they had created a paper-like membrane made of nano-scale materials that could clean up oil pollution and other chemical spills. The substance can absorb up to 20 times its own weight in oil and be recycled again and again for future use, while the oil itself can also be recovered and used, they reported in the specialist journal Nature Nanotechnology.

An initiative to link scientists in the poorest nations with colleagues around the world deserves support. (Editorial)