“Robot” comes from the Czech wordrobota, meaning“drudgery,” and first appeared in the 1921 play R.U.R. it is a system that contains sensors, control systems, manipulators, power supplies and software all working together to perform a task. Hans Moravec, founder of Carnegie Mellon's Robotics Institute, predicts that robots will emerge as their own species by 2040. “They could replace us in every essential task and, in principle, operate our society increasingly well without us,”
In this issue we examine what happens if intelligent machines commit crimes? (laws and right of robot), Robot army, Robot in Hotel. Also in this issue, we have included robotics in India, Military robotics in India, Robo-chemist . Plus: Honor of Dr Abdual Kalam by scientific community, genetically modified mosquitoes battle dengue fever, slower melting ice cream and much more.
India’s Nuclear Energy Problem
It’s an inevitable question. Conventional wisdom says that the energy demands of an ever-growing number of humans will soon push india’s resources to the limit. India has been among the world’s fastest growing economies for the past two decades. The country continues to lead not only in growth but also in energy demand growth. Over the next 25 years, India needs to raise about 800 million people up out of poverty by producing 3 trillion kWhs of electricity per year. That means India must triple its present power production by 2040. USA will be major contributor to this effort, six new reactors are under construction in India, and 40 more are planned. In just the next 20 years, India expects to increase its present nuclear fleet from 21 reactors. But Nuclear power is not quick fix of energy problem in India. After the Japan incident we have to also think about other sources of energy production. Do India have a choice? We have to think about it.
The Year 2014 in Science and Technology
Year 2014 was a remarkable year for Indian science. Some long-awaited projects came to pass: PSLV C23, carrying five satellites, launched successfully from Sriharikota; National Dairy Research Institute clones female buffalo calf; IIT-B breakthrough may cut dialysis cost by half; Indian Researchers turn plastic waste into liquid fuel.
Scientific India top 20 stories of 2014 is jam-packed with the best in science from the past year. From space exploration to medicine, technology, paleontology and environment, we've got every field covered.
In this issue of Scientific India, we have discussed top 10 Indian Science personalities and top 10 Indian Sciences Stories.
In addition to Mars Mission, we’ll have also explored and highlighted Health related topics like; current Ebola News, World´s first child born after uterus transplantation and other stories like Top 10 future weapons of India, Old Cooking Oil Converted To New Jet Fuel, LED or CFL ?, Sports car that runs on SALTWATER etc.
In this issue of Scientific India, we collected some stories on Corruption in Health care services of India, Unnecessary Medical Tests. In addition to medical oddities, you’ll also explore some medical mysteries, 10 Breakthrough in Medical Science in Past 10 Years, Top 10 Indian Hospitals of India. About Ebola Virus etc.
This issue will be a resource for in-depth study of Science & Technology topics like Next Generation Drones, Future aircraft, Electrical bus, Supersonic Car etc.
Indian Science & Technology has come to be regarded as one of the most powerful instruments of growth and development, especially in the emerging scenario and competitive economy. It is necessary for India to embark on some major science and technology projects like bullet trains, Indian weapons industries etc. which have relevance to national needs and which will also be relevant for tomorrow's technology.
In this issue we will discuss the contamination/adulteration in food by human due to carelessness and lack in proper hygienic condition of processing or due to pollution like Arsenic in Rice Mercury in fish, Salmonella bacteria in the spices, Urea and Detergent in milk, E. Coli O157:H7 Bacteria in fresh vegetables and much more....
In the cover story - Is India polio free?- India on 13 Jan. 2014 completed three consecutive years without a single wild polio case being reported from any part of the country. And some other interesting articles like- About Nipah Virus (NiV) Infection, ISRO successfully launched India's heavy rocket GSLV-D5, Environmental Impact of Making Hydropower Projects in Kinnaur District Of Himachal Pradesh, In National Security and Defence- Is India ready for cyberwar? Tejas -An Indian Fighter Aircraft.
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