Communicate your research as a popular science article and get rewarded

From August 15 to September 30, 2018 science PhD scholars and Post-doctoral fellows can submit popular science articles about their research work to be considered for a cash prize under the Augmenting Writing Skills for Articulating Research (AWSAR) initiative. DST is offering attractive cash prize to motivate and equip students to communicate science with lay people. Starting … Continue reading Communicate your research as a popular science article and get rewarded

JNCASR researchers add more security to LiFi

Researchers from JNCASR have added another layer of security to LiFi by coating the walls with phosphorescent paint.  The phosphorescent paint absorbs light and randomly emits photons, which ultimately scrambles the signal by superimposing a larger noise component to the signal. Jamming the signals can even prevent usage. Like WiFi, the light-fidelity (LiFi) technology that uses both visible … Continue reading JNCASR researchers add more security to LiFi

ISRO asked to remain silent on South Asia Satellite launch

“We have been asked to [remain] silent on the launch [of the South Asia Satellite from Sriharikota off Andhra Pradesh on May 5 evening],” reads a message sent to me by a senior scientist at the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) when I tried to get details about the satellite launch. Many more attempts to … Continue reading ISRO asked to remain silent on South Asia Satellite launch

How to keep your mobile phone connected when the network is down

Paul Gardner-Stephen, Flinders University When Tropical Cyclone Debbie hit Queensland this week, one of the casualties was the region’s mobile phone network. Phone towers can stop working because they have been damaged by the wind, or because they have run out of diesel to run their generators. Whatever the cause, the end result is the … Continue reading How to keep your mobile phone connected when the network is down