‘Indovation’ for affordable excellence

The Indian dream should not be about ‘some Indians’ doing well, but ‘India’ doing well. Making high technology work for the rich is easy. Can Indian scientists make high technology work for the poor?

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From Welfare State to Innovation State


A specter is haunting the world economy – the specter of job-killing technology. How this challenge is met will determine the fate of the world’s market economies and democratic polities, in much the same way that Europe’s response to the rise of the socialist movement during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries shaped the course of subsequent history.

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This Ingenious Machine Turns Feces Into Drinking Water

I watched the piles of feces go up the conveyor belt and drop into a large bin. They made their way through the machine, getting boiled and treated. A few minutes later I took a long taste of the end result: a glass of delicious drinking water. The occasion was a tour of a facility that burns human waste and produces water and electricity (plus a little ash). I have visited lots of similar sites, like power plants and paper mills, so when I heard about this one—it’s part of the Gates Foundation’s effort to improve sanitation in poor countries—I was eager to check it out.

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Anatomy Atlas voted as a Top Health App of 2014 by HealthTap AppRx Awards


The Focus ANIMATED ESSENTIAL ATLAS OF ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY is a tool that provides enormous ways to learn, review and teach the human anatomical systems and their physiology. As a learning tool it is the first of its kind to provide in depth details about the systems covered through 3D animation of OVER 200 MINUTES. The systems are elucidated through very graphic, life-like animations. Such a learning tool has never been attempted before and is ideal for e-learning.

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My stroke of insight

Jill Bolte Taylor got a research opportunity few brain scientists would wish for: She had a massive stroke, and watched as her brain functions — motion, speech, self-awareness — shut down one by one. An astonishing story.

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