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Numismatics: Who 'coined' this term?

Numismatics: Who ‘coined’ this term?
Posted on: August 23, 2020

As a few of us might have already known, “numismatics” is the study of coins and currency—an area of much interest to coin collectors who gather and label unique forms of currency from various parts of the world…

Invention Story of the Steam Engine

Invention Story of the Steam Engine
Posted on: July 4, 2020

A small introductory brief before beginning our story…

The 'Highest' Form of Pollution: Space Trash

The ‘Highest’ Form of Pollution: Space Trash
Posted on: April 7, 2020

We have all heard of land/soil, water, air, and noise pollution, but there is one more—SPACE POLLUTION.
Unintentionally though, yet still alarmingly, we have also polluted outer space with junk, trash, and debris from explosions and collisions of man-made objects launched into the Earth’s orbit…

ART TO CONNECT: Changing the Specially-Abled to Equally-Abled!

ART TO CONNECT: Changing the Specially-Abled to Equally-Abled!
Posted on: December 23, 2019

ART TO CONNECT is an initiative where a student from a regular school has to partner with a child / person with special needs, to paint, sing, dance, or create music, together. “Equally-abled” is a new term coined by the Founder, Dr. Nirmala Krishnan, who perceives ATC as a new revolution in establishing EQUALITY for children with special needs…

Carbon Footprint: The Single Biggest Threat to our World!

Carbon Footprint: The Single Biggest Threat to our World!
Posted on: November 15, 2019

Before we get into the main topic a few interesting basics…

Fate of the World's Natural Resources! - Part 2

Fate of the World’s Natural Resources! – Part 2
Posted on: August 30, 2019

A leading UK-based newspaper had reported earlier this decade that owing to humans utilizing 30% more natural resources than can be replenished by the Earth each year—leading to deforestation, degraded soils, polluted air and water, and dramatic declines in numbers of fish and other species—the earth is facing an ecological debt of up to US$ 4.5 trillion every year!

Fate of the World's Natural Resources! - Part 1

Fate of the World’s Natural Resources! – Part 1
Posted on: August 16, 2019

Ever since life originated on Earth, all living things, microscopic to massive, airborne to ocean-dwelling, have depended on nature for their birth, survival, and sustenance. The multiple, life-engaging resources in Nature, which nurtures and supports our existence, have made the Earth a wonderful planet to live in…

Sensing Cities: A 'SMART' City of Sensors and Analytics

Sensing Cities: A ‘SMART’ City of Sensors and Analytics
Posted on: June 28, 2019

A city is an inhabited area greater in size, population, or importance than a town or village, in which a large number of people live fairly close together. A city usually has its own separate government and systems for essential utilities and transportation…

FIBER OPTICS: The Wizard of Wired Communication - Part 1

FIBER OPTICS: The Wizard of Wired Communication – Part 1
Posted on: May 10, 2019

The plain old telephone system “POTS”, and the rudimentary telegraph—with cables laid underground, and even undersea—were the first inventions that enabled humans to communicate/exchange messages over long distances—even those separated by vast oceans…

Geoengineering: Making Earth a Better Place to Live In - Part 2

Geoengineering: Making Earth a Better Place to Live In – Part 2
Posted on: April 16, 2019

The escalating problems in climate change need to be addressed, but there are only a few scientifically plausible answers when it comes to determining a global policy to save the atmosphere from being polluted by carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases. However, the longer we delay in acting, fewer will be the options eventually available…

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