IGCAR develops sensors to inspect defects in materials

Detecting and imaging structural defects like cracks, holes etc, present in components made of ferromagnetic materials like pipelines, railway tracks and tubes has now become easy with optical sensors. These sensors were developed by Dr. John Philip and his team at the Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR), Kalpakkam near Chennai. The results of … Continue reading IGCAR develops sensors to inspect defects in materials

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Editorial: Fatal attraction of plagiarism

Published in The Hindu on March 2, 2012 Plagiarism is a curse that afflicts every endeavour where pen is put to paper — journalism, literature and academic research — but when it shows up in the world of science, the consequences can be far more damaging. At stake are not just individual reputations but the … Continue reading Editorial: Fatal attraction of plagiarism