Fri, Jul 28, 2017 | updated 02:05 AM IST

Science and Technology seminar held at Govt. College for Women in Jammu

Updated: Sep 02, 2016 15:28 IST      
Science and Technology seminar held at Govt. College for Women in Jammu
Jammu (J&K) [India], Sept. 2 (ANI): A science and technology seminar was held at the government college for women in Jammu.

Professor Poonam Dhawan, Dean Academic Affairs, University of Jammu, was the chief guest for the seminar, while B.A. Zargar, Department of Mathematics, University of Kashmir was the guest of honour.

Perminder Cheema, former principal, Government Degree College, Ramban, chaired a session of the seminar.

Cheema is now settled in Australia and is involved with academics in the country also.

She gave an international perspective to the students at the college where she has earlier studied and then taught.

Cheema said this seminar will give a "can do" perspective and confidence to the students and participants.

She stressed upon the need for the students to gain an insight into the career prospects available to them in the field of science not only in the national but also the international forum.

The programme began with lighting of a lamp and invocation of blessings of Goddess Saraswati followed by a welcome address to the guests, women scientists, scholars, researchers and academicians by Kiran Bakshi, the college principal.

The chief guest, in her address, emphasized upon the need for encouraging women towards a higher representation in the field of science through proper motivation and guidance.

She also released a directory of young women scientists and an abstract book of the participants.

Exhibition of models made by school and college students on the basic concepts of science were available in the venue and elicited a great interest.

Plenary sessions, guest lectures, oral and poster presentations are planned over the three days of the seminar.

A large number of students, scholars from in and around the state are participating in the event. (ANI)

Washington D.C. [USA], Jul 27 (ANI): A recent atomic discovery has paved the way for greener, faster, smaller electronic circuitry.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], July 24 (ANI): Toronto Recombinant Antibody Centre (TRAC) from the University of Toronto, Canada agreed to license MedGenome's patented cancer immunotherapy solution OncoPept to develop biomarkers for their drug candidates against immune modulators to treat cancer.

Full Story >>

Spitting out clues to 'ghost species' of ancient human

Updated: Jul 23, 2017 13:15 IST     

Washington D.C. [USA], Jul 23 (ANI): Ancient Africans may have engaged in a 'sexual rendezvous' with a 'ghost' species of archaic humans, according to a recent study.

Full Story >>

Water could propel satellites in future

Updated: Jul 22, 2017 15:55 IST     

New Delhi [India], July 22 (ANI): An Indian start-up foraying into space technology is coming up with a propulsion system for satellites known as Microwave Thruster, designed to run on water as fuel medium.

Full Story >>

3-D scanning complex objects with water

Updated: Jul 22, 2017 13:02 IST     

Washington D.C. [USA], Jul 22 (ANI): A team of computer scientists and engineers has brought next-gen 3-D scanning of complex objects closer to reality with the help of water.

Full Story >>

Now, a 'soft' robot that 'grows' like vine

Updated: Jul 21, 2017 12:33 IST     

Washington D.C. [USA], July 21 (ANI): A team of researchers has developed a robot that can navigate its environment by extending its reach.

Full Story >>

Our lifestyle choices turning Earth into 'plastic planet'

Updated: Jul 21, 2017 11:21 IST     

Washington D.C. [USA], Jul 21 (ANI): The 'Age of Plastic' is coming and if the pollution levels continue to rise, Earth will soon turn into a plastic planet.

Full Story >>

Washington D.C. [USA], Jul 21 (ANI): When it comes to decision-making, you may want to choose the wisdom of an ant over the folly of a grasshopper, according to a recent study.

Full Story >>

When Mars got photobombed by its moon Phobos

Updated: Jul 21, 2017 09:50 IST     

Washington D.C. [USA], Jul 21 (ANI): NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has captured Phobos, one of Mars' two moons, during its orbital trek around the Red Planet.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], July 20 (ANI): A team of Indian and French scientists have developed a touch sensitive material that enhances response rate by thousand times from existing materials.

Full Story >>

NASA's HERA XIII crew returns home to slumber

Updated: Jul 20, 2017 13:32 IST     

Washington D.C. [USA], Jul 20 (ANI): After 45 days in NASA's Human Exploration Research Analog (HERA), the four-man crew can hardly hold their eyes open.

Full Story >>

Washington D.C. [USA], Jul 20 (ANI): Until recently, invisibility cloaks and the like were firmly in the realms of science fiction, but now, you may soon be able to live out your wildest Harry Potter dreams.

Full Story >>

A secret to Elastigirl's powers: Magnets

Updated: Jul 20, 2017 10:39 IST     

Washington D.C. [USA], Jul 20 (ANI): If Plastic Man, Elastigirl and Mr Fantastic were to take up arms against Magneto, they'd be at a serious disadvantage, according to the latest research from Christian Binek.

Full Story >>

This is your brain on meditation

Updated: Jul 14, 2017 19:19 IST     

Oslo [Norway], Jul 14 (ANI): A team of researchers has shed some light on how meditation actually affects your brain.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], July 14 (ANI): Climate change is one of the biggest crises facing humanity

Full Story >>

Trouble reading smaller font? Turn to visual illusion

Updated: Jul 13, 2017 10:28 IST     

Washington D.C. [USA], Jul 13 (ANI): A recent study has found that exposure to a common visual illusion may enhance your ability to read fine print.

Full Story >>

Soon, watch 3-D movies at home sans glasses

Updated: Jul 13, 2017 10:27 IST     

Washington D.C. [USA], Jul 13 (ANI): A team of researchers is trying to bring glasses-free 3-D technology to your living room.

Full Story >>

A 'larger-than-Earth' sunspot is turning toward us

Updated: Jul 13, 2017 09:52 IST     

Washington D.C. [USA], Jul 13 (ANI): NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) has detected a massive sunspot, called Active Region 2665, that's bigger than Earth.

Full Story >>

When NASA's Juno stared right into Jupiter's angry red eye

Updated: Jul 13, 2017 09:26 IST     

Washington D.C. [USA], Jul 13 (ANI): The first ever close-up images of Jupiter's gargantuan hurricane, the Great Red Spot, have been revealed from NASA's Juno spacecraft after it completed its historic fly-by a few days ago.

Full Story >>

Antarctica just lost a 'Delaware-sized' iceberg!

Updated: Jul 13, 2017 07:49 IST     

Washington D.C. [USA], Jul 13 (ANI): A massive iceberg about the size of the state of Delaware split off from Antarctica's Larsen C ice shelf sometime between July 10 and July 12.

Full Story >>