It is the era of Digital India - from basic services like banking and law & order to citizen rights like food security, health and education, from restoring our historical legacies to predicting the weather down to the hour, every aspect of Indian life is touched by Information & Communication Technologies. What happens when a billion strong nation is empowered through digital tools? Watch the series to find out.
Our idea of the universe at its fundamental level rests on the discovery of the Higgs boson â€" that elusive particle being chased by the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, Geneva. How have Indians contributed to searching for this needle in the haystack of particle physics? Letâ€™s find out.
Acoustics Technology in Conservation of Ganges River Dolphin, we learn how a group of underwater acoustics experts from Indian Institute of Technology - Delhi, University of Tokyo - Japan and conservationists from World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) are collaborating to translate the state-of-the-art military sonar technology to save the endangered Ganges River Dolphin.
Is sleep just a passive state of rest or are thereother important things going on while we sleep?This is the question of science this week. We visit the labs of different sleep scientists & clinicians -each in their own way attempting to understand themost mysterious state of being in the humanexperience.
Diarrhoea caused by rotavirus is one of the biggest reasons for infant mortality in the developing world and especially India. Now an Indo-US research collaboration has cracked the code to ending the dreaded disease. How has this innovation come about? We found out this week in â€˜Question of Scienceâ€™.
ICT can be one of the most powerful tools in a democracy â€" whether it is the free access to information or a platform to be heard, digital technologies are bringing unheard voices to the forefront. From mobile phones to digital cameras and online newspapers, watch how ICT is helping fuel social change.
Over the last few decades, no sector of Indian life has been as transformed by ICT as Banking â€" from ATM machines to online & mobile banking. How did this transformation take place? And how is it impacting the public? Find out.
One of Indiaâ€™s biggest millennial challenges remains healthcare, especially for the socially & economically weaker sections. However digital technologies allow more and more patients to get quality medical attention than ever before. Today ICT can provide end-to-end patient care services â€" whether in the city or villages of India. We explore how.
A 6 Part Docu-drama television Science Series on History of Astronomy for Vigyan Prasar on Doordarshan National Network.
Film showcases the journey of some experiments that results in our current understanding of DNA starting from the period of 1865 which includes Gregor Mandel's Pea Plant experiment. In 1928, Frederick Griffith prepared the groundwork for modern molecular biology, when he was trying to make a vaccine to prevent pneumonia infections. He discovered that it was possible to transfer genetic material from one strain of bacteria to another. This discovery that he called the 'transformative principle' laid the groundwork for the discovery of DNA -- the stuff that all life is constructed from. Since Griffith's experiment, our understanding of evolution and inheritance has undergone a sea-change. From the identification of DNA by Oswald Theodore Avery, Colin MacLeod and Maclyn McCarty to the unravelling of its structure by Watson & Crick -- today our understanding of molecular biology is transforming the world of medicine and life sciences.
Cognitive science is the interdisciplinary study of mind and intelligence, embracing philosophy, psychology, artificial intelligence, neuroscience, linguistics, and anthropology. A relatively new field of study that gained popularity in the mid to late 20th century, cognitive science employs a vast spectrum of experiments on the human mind. Film showcases the experiments that results in the identification of the structure of Neurons in our Brain, over the years. There are other experiments and research studies in cognitive science representing the basics of the Learning and Memory that happens in our mind like Prof. Erik Kandel's experiment with Aplysia. In neuroscience, the approach to understanding the mind focuses on studying the physiology of the brain. It has become possible in recent years to use magnetic and positron-scanning devices to observe what is happening in different parts of the brain while people are doing various mental tasks. For example, brain scans have identified the regions of the brain involved in mental imagery and word interpretation. Additional evidence about brain functioning is gathered by observing the performance of people whose brains have been damaged in identifiable ways.