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Shaastra, a bimonthly magazine from IIT Madras, which showcases achievements in science, technology and innovation in India and abroad.

Just breathe out
Lead Story

Just breathe out

Medical advances have put the exhaled breath at the frontlines of efforts to diagnose killer diseases, and Indian scientists have joined the global quest. 

SEP-OCT 2021

Sep-Oct 2021 ISSUE

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Now, a cheaper way to convert CO2 to methane

Now, a cheaper way to convert CO2 to methane

The CO2 capture cost using traditional technologies is $58.3 a tonne; the new method can lower it to $47.1 a tonne.

Enlisting microalgae in plastic waste treatment

Enlisting microalgae in plastic waste treatment

Microalgae commonly found in water bodies across the country can be harnessed for biodegrading LDPE carry bags.

India must create a knowledge-driven economy Click to play podcast

India must create a knowledge-driven economy

Kris Gopalakrishnan speaks his passion for brain research, innovation, entrepreneurship – and philanthropy.

A fab roadmap for India
Guest Column

A fab roadmap for India

The global chip shortage provides India an opportunity to fill the vacuum in semiconductor manufacturing.

To the point
Lead Story

To the point

The study of exhaled breath could aid the cause of precision medicine.

Towards Six Sigma science
Guest Column

Towards Six Sigma science

To improve the quality of science, we need to bring rigour to the processes that enable science.

SWAMI SUBRAMANIAM

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The world's back-up plan to counter global warming

The world's back-up plan to counter global warming

Geoengineering is a deliberate attempt to change the Earth's features on a global scale.

Where there's a wheel, there's a way

Where there's a wheel, there's a way

A delightful history of mobility vehicles over time, and their profound influence in steering societal and political change.

Race for power

Race for power

Nuclear fusion energy as a carbon-neutral source or power is no longer a distant dream, reckons a former fusion community insider.

Time to chip in

Time to chip in

After decades of delays, the reality of the marketplace is likely shaping India's effort to establish a semiconductor manufacturing base.

The wondrous world of water

The wondrous world of water

New research in India and elsewhere is turning the lens on the many avatars and possible applications of ice and water.

What's your gut feeling?

What's your gut feeling?

As scientists turn the lens on gastrointestinal microbes, a handful of tests offers ways to assess one's gut and ward off disease.

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