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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

An ‘Ernest’ effort

Henri Becquerel discovered that uranium gives off invisible rays that affected photographic film in 1896. The Curies built upon his work, named the phenomenon radioactivity and were also able to d... »
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Monday, March 10, 2014

Morphing is one way to make aircraft more efficient

It is estimated that by 2050 there will be a six-fold increase in the number of flights there are today. This is going to be an environmental problem, and it will need radical change in ai... »
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Udhagamandalam, Saturday, March 1, 2014

A day well spent with a radio telescope

Tucked away in a suburban part of this hill station, the normally silent Radio Astronomy Centre (RAC), a part of the National Centre for Radio Astrophysics (NCRA), came alive on Friday with thousa... »
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