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Micro-sensor-Based Explosive Trace Detector – “The NanoSniffer”

Micro-sensor-Based Explosive Trace Detector – “The NanoSniffer” Micro-sensor-Based Explosive Trace Detector – “The NanoSniffer” Recently the Union Minister of Education unveiled NanoSniffer. It is the World’s first a Micro-sensor based explosive trace detector (ETD). Significance: Nanosnifer technology has been developed by Incubated Startup Nanosniff Technologies of IIT Bombay. NanoSnifer is 100% ‘Made in India product’ …

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Solid Fuel Ducted Ramjet (SFDR) Technology

Solid Fuel Ducted Ramjet (SFDR) Technology Solid Fuel Ducted Ramjet (SFDR) Technology The Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) successfully carried out a flight demonstration based on Solid Fuel Ducted Ramjet (SFDR) technology from Integrated Test Range (ITR) Chandipur off the coast of Odisha. Successful demonstration of Solid Fuel based Ducted Ramjet technology has provided …

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Stardust 1.0 – First Biofuel Powered Rocket

Stardust 1.0 – First Biofuel Powered Rocket Stardust 1.0 – First Biofuel Powered Rocket On 31 January, Stardust 1.0, the first biofuel-powered commercial space launch vehicle, was launched from the Loring Commerce Center in Maine, USA. These biofuels, unlike the rocket fuels traditionally used, are not harmful to the environment. The rocket can carry a …

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Project Loon

Project Loon Google’s parent company Alphabet has announced that ‘Project Loon’ is being discontinued. Key points: The objective of ‘Project Loons’ is to provide internet connectivity to remote areas through helium balloons in the stratosphere. The reason behind the discontinuation of Project Loons is that this model was not able to bring down the cost …

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National Innovation Foundation – India

National Innovation Foundation – India National Innovation Foundation – India An innovation portal developed by the National Innovation Foundations – India (NIF – India) has been dedicated to the nation by the Minister of Science and Technology. Key points  The innovation portal has been developed by the National Innovation Foundations – India. NIF – India …

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