The Landscape of AI

The field of artificial intelligence (AI) has seen unprecedented growth in the last few years. Expectations are that AI may yield innovative technologies pervading almost all fields of influence including healthcare, education, safety, and transportation. At the same time, there are cautionary narratives suggesting the imminent danger of self-aware AI wiping out the whole of […]

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Recent Developments in Shore Protection for India’s Coasts

The Indian coastline spreads over 7,500 km and is endowed with a wide variety of ecosystems, rich habitats and biodiversity. The coastal environment plays a vital role in the nation’s economy by virtue of its resources. These areas, however, are also facing complex issues due to increasing human population, urbanisation and accelerated developmental activities. Of […]

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Quarter Century of Ocean Technology

The National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT) is the only institute in the country working on technology for the oceans. In the quarter century of its existence, the achievements are truly remarkable. Technology development has been taken up from shallow water depths to deep waters. The areas of activity encompass societal benefits, strategic needs, technology […]

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Ozone Loss

Evidences of Ozone Recovery

The ozone loss process in the stratosphere is relatively well understood and much of the loss is driven by the chemical cycles involving chlorine and bromine compounds, whose abundance peaked around 2000 in the polar stratosphere. With the abatement of atmospheric loading of ozone depleting substances (ODSs) due to the implementation of Montreal Protocol, the […]

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Indian Standard Time

Indian Standard Time

Metrology is the science of measurement which involves the study of weights and measures of various quantities and units. With continual and long-term R&D efforts in science and technology, the International System of Units (SI) has evolved as a unified modern metric of measurements. SI system, involving base (independent) units (metre, kilogram, second, kelvin, candela, […]

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