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1663330984 Untitleddesign79Union science and technology minister Dr Jitendra Singh today presented INSPIRE awards to 60 startups and financial support to 53,021 students.

The award is instituted by the Department of Science & Technology (DST) and these innovators will be extended complete incubation support for their entrepreneurship journey, said an official statement.

According to Singh said, during the year 2020-21, while the country, like the rest of the world, was battling with the severe impact of COVID-19, the annual INSPIRE Awards–MANAK (Million Minds Augmenting National Aspiration and Knowledge) competition attracted an unprecedented 6.53 lakh ideas and innovations from across the country.

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FBest Foldable Bikesew people have had as lasting an impact on today’s commuting culture as Englishman William Grout. Born in London in 1839, Grout revolutionized the bicycle by adding high-performance innovations like rubber tires. In 1878, he created a tire that could be removed from the front of the bike so it could be folded for storage. This was, by most accounts, the first foldable bike. The problem was that the process of disassembling the tire took nearly 10 minutes, and that was more time than the average commuter running late to work had to spare. Fortunately, the powers that be – meaning those brilliant bike innovators running the design departments at the companies of today – took Grout’s idea and modernized it, making it not only more efficient (and actually foldable without taking the frame apart), but also smaller, easier to store, and, for some, the addition of an electric motor.

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IT HAPPENED This NanoTech Breakthrough FINALLY Replaces Water Desalination Greentech NewsDesalination converts saltwater to freshwater. The concept has been around for some time, but it has not yet been polished. It is a combination of science, engineering, and technology. It is so important to create a sustainable future. And the best system for getting water from salt water is Reverse osmosis,____it has helped many countries get the water they need. Infact, nations like Iran are generating 10 million liters of water daily with this method. Not bad, right?

 

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Richard Branson at YES 2014Hiring is never easy, but hiring for some roles is more straightforward than others. You can test for hard skills, ask references about character, and observe behavior or dig into past achievements to assess leadership. But what if your company is aiming higher? What if you want to change the world (and not just a little)?

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Image: Wind Catching SystemsThink of a wind turbine and you’ll probably picture a tall vertical pole with three long blades spinning at the top. These traditional turbines were modeled after 17th-century Dutch windmills, but for Norwegian company Wind Catching Systems, they’re not quite right for the 21st century.

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People hand holding a pen for working to write on 2022 01 18 23 39 36 utcYou're an entrepreneur. You're looking for ways to boost your platform and attract attention to yourself and your budding brand. As a culture, we tend to elevate authors as titans of thought who have achieved what few others ever do. So, writing and publishing a book might be the perfect answer to establishing yourself as a credible thought leader. Books are unique marketing vehicles, and for some authors, they even become a source of extra income. According to data compiled by Publisher's Weekly, last year was a record year for book sales. It seems readers can't get enough. Now might be the perfect time to write and publish your book.

 

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Brick toaster aims to cut global CO2 emissions by 15 in 15 yearsIndustrial heat consumes a huge proportion of global energy. Rondo Energy says its brick-toasting heat storage device is so cheap and efficient that it makes decarbonization an instant no-brainer across a huge range of industries. Bill Gates agrees.

Image: Rondo's "brick toaster" heat storage system is 98% efficient, and stores cheap renewable energy for industrial use at 20% the cost of an electrochemical batteryRondo Energy

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640px Jeff Bezos iconic laugh cropIt's the question often asked of successful people.

In particular, this question is often the one that comes up the most when it comes to entrepreneurs.

And for those who have built success-stories, it's hard to escape it no matter what linguistic subterfuge they take. No doubt Jeff Bezos, the former richest man in the world, has had to deal with it.

The question is: What advice can you give to someone who wants to start or is starting a business?

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World s first direct air electrolyzer makes hydrogen from humidityAustralian researchers have developed and tested a way to electrolyze hydrogen straight out of the air, anywhere on Earth, without requiring any other fresh water source. The Direct Air Electrolyzer (DAE) absorbs and converts atmospheric moisture – even down to a "bone-dry" 4% humidity.

Image: Melbourne University researchers have tested a "direct air electrolyzer" that can pull hydrogen straight out of the air using ambient humidity, meaning it's possible to create green hydrogen nearly anywhere on the planet, regardless of fresh water suppliesUniversity of Melbourne

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Digitalization of a futuristic artificial intellig 2022 09 13 03 28 38 utcArtificial intelligence (AI) pioneer Geoffrey Hinton, one of the trailblazers of the deep learning “revolution” that began a decade ago, says that the rapid progress in AI will continue to accelerate.

In an interview before the 10-year anniversary of key neural network research that led to a major AI breakthrough in 2012, Hinton and other leading AI luminaries fired back at some critics who say deep learning has “hit a wall.”

 

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Battery cables 2021 08 26 15 26 38 utcA Harvard-backed startup, Adden Energy, has developed a battery for electric cars that is capable of fully charging in three minutes and lasting more than twice that of current EV batteries or 20 years. The startup has received $5.15 million in funding to commercialise the game-changing battery. The technology has received an exclusive license from Harvard’s Office of Technology Development, and the funding was led by Primavera Capital Group, with participation by Rhapsody Venture Partners and MassVentures.

 

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Iris scanner man using biometrics to unlock a door 2022 02 01 22 38 20 utcThere has never been a better, easier time to start a business.

Artificial intelligence technology is chipping away at the barriers to entry for aspiring entrepreneurs, which represent a meaningful segment of the U.S. population. A 2021 survey conducted by Harris Poll found that 61 percent of Americans have an idea for a business, but are stymied by a lack of access to business tools and knowledge on how to get started. The founders behind a new crop of A.I.-powered platforms envision a world where, instead of needing an MBA, you can leverage technology to help launch your business.

 

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