SCIENCE & DEVELOPMENT

Technology Denial Regimes Don’t Work: Not for Countries as Large as India or China

Enable GingerCannot connect to Ginger Check your internet connectionor reload the browserDisable in this text fieldRephraseRephrase current sentenceEdit in Ginger×THE chip wars between the US and China show no sign of abating as the US tries to stop the flow of advanced chips – sub 7 nm chips, graphical processor units (GPUs), 5G chipsets – and the lithographic machines that manufacture such chips. The US had started with sanctions that made it impossible for Huawei to manufacture its top-of-the-range processors at the heart of the 5G mobile phones.

The Many Colours of Hydrogen and the Scam of Carbon Capture

Enable GingerCannot connect to Ginger Check your internet connectionor reload the browserDisable in this text fieldRephraseRephrase current sentenceEdit in Ginger×THE fossil fuel industry, particularly the oil and natural gas lobby, always has new cards. Earlier, the fossil fuel industry came up with carbon credits: We, the rich countries, will burn coal, oil and natural gas so that we can continue with our current lifestyles but "compensate" by planting trees in poor countries.

Rush to the Moon: New Equations In Space

Enable GingerCannot connect to Ginger Check your internet connectionor reload the browserDisable in this text fieldRephraseRephrase current sentenceEdit in Ginger×SUDDENLY it feels as if every space-faring nation is heading to the moon! India’s Chandrayaan-3 will hopefully succeed in executing a soft landing on September 23. In a rather sudden decision, the long-postponed Russian Luna 25 mission, also for soft landing of a lander, was given the green signal and launched on August 10 on a direct path to the moon, slated to land any day between August 21 and 23.

On Digital Data Protection Bill

Enable GingerCannot connect to Ginger Check your internet connectionor reload the browserDisable in this text fieldRephraseRephrase current sentenceEdit in Ginger×FOR those following the twists and turns of the Digital Data Protection Bill, the one submitted on August 3, 2023, is the third reincarnation of the draft bill. The first was the one drafted in 2019 by Justice BN Srikrishna based on the Supreme Court's Puttuswamy judgement, which held privacy as a fundamental right.

Hiroshima-Nagasaki Bombing: US Domination of Post-War World

Enable GingerCannot connect to Ginger Check your internet connectionor reload the browserDisable in this text fieldRephraseRephrase current sentenceEdit in Ginger×On the occasion of Hiroshima Day, we publish an extract from ‘The Meaning of Hiroshima Nagasaki’ written by ND JayaprakashIN July 1939, Leo Szilard, the Hungarian physicist and a refugee in US, had sought the help of Einstein to persuade the US administration headed by President Roosevelt, to construct an atomic bomb as a counter to an identical programme that, it was then suspected, Nazi Germany had emb

The Oppenheimer Paradox: The Power of Science and the Weakness of Scientists

Enable GingerCannot connect to Ginger Check your internet connectionor reload the browserDisable in this text fieldRephraseRephrase current sentenceEdit in Ginger×THE new blockbuster film on Oppenheimer has brought back the memories of the first nuclear bomb dropped on Hiroshima. It has raised complex questions on the nature of the society that permitted such bombs to be developed and used and the stockpiling of nuclear arsenals that can destroy the world many times over.

Chandrayaan-3: Good Run-Up for Great Leap

Enable GingerCannot connect to Ginger Check your internet connectionor reload the browserDisable in this text fieldRephraseRephrase current sentenceEdit in Ginger×AFTER a textbook launch on July 14, Chandrayaan-3 is orbiting the earth in a highly elliptical orbit and, at the time of going to press, has executed three out of five orbit-raising burns as per schedule. As of now, the spacecraft is 228 km from Earth at its nearest and 51,400 km from Earth at its farthest.

Clash of Digital Platforms - Twitter vs Meta: Billionaires Zuckerberg and Musk Duke it Out

Enable GingerCannot connect to Ginger Check your internet connectionor reload the browserDisable in this text fieldRephraseRephrase current sentenceEdit in Ginger×WE are beginning to see the new age of competition between digital platforms, which have, till now, kept a careful distance from each other. Increasingly, the digital space today is simply not big enough for the trillion-dollar platforms and their owners' equally big egos.

Massive Subsidies to MNCs Not a Road to Self-Reliance in Semiconductors

Enable GingerCannot connect to Ginger Check your internet connectionor reload the browserDisable in this text fieldRephraseRephrase current sentenceEdit in Ginger×MODI Government has made a lot of noise about making India self-sufficient in semiconductor production. The Micron deal was announced with much fanfare last week as "historic" and proof of PM Modi's vision finally bearing fruit.

A Curious Business Model!: India Will Pay $ 2 billion Micron Will Have Complete Ownership Investing Less than a Billion

Enable GingerCannot connect to Ginger Check your internet connectionor reload the browserDisable in this text fieldRephraseRephrase current sentenceEdit in Ginger×THE deal with Micron during PM Modi's visit to the US has made headlines as a major technological breakthrough and a new dawn for India's electronics chip-making industry. Implicit in this hurrah for the Micron deal is that India has completely missed the bus on the key technologies involved in electronic chip making.

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