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· October, 2009

Stories about Science from October, 2009

Disaster Management and the role of ICTs

  27 October 2009

In a first post of the series, we explore the role of ICTs in Disaster Management and the paradigm shift in Disaster Management strategies that came about post the aftermath of the Indian Ocean Tsunami in 2004.

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Reading the world on Blog Action Day

  15 October 2009

More than 9000 bloggers are devoting a post to climate change today as part of Blog Action Day, an annual initiative started by Change.org to unite the world's bloggers in reaching their millions of readers.

India: Nobel Prize in Chemistry

  8 October 2009

Ashutosh celebrates the Nobel Prize of Venkataraman Ramakrishnan, the first Indian to win it in chemistry. This year, Venkataraman Ramakrishnan, Ada Yonath and Tom Steitz have jointly won the Nobel Prize for chemistry for their pioneering studies on the structure of the ribosome.

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China: Plenty of trash to burn

  7 October 2009

As landfills run out of space and NIMBY protests occur across China, the number of trash incineration plants has increased in step. With one such plant planned for a densely-populated residential area in Guangzhou, locals have plenty of heated words for authorities.

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