BRICS S&T News

The Economist, 10 August 2017
After the events of March 11th 2011, when an earthquake and tsunami led to a meltdown of three nuclear reactors at the Fukushima Dai-ichi power plant in Japan, you might be forgiven for concluding that atomic power and seawater don’t mix. Many engineers, Read more...
The Economic Times, 10 August 2017
India will launch its eighth navigation satellite this month-end as a spare or back-up for its constellation in the geo-orbit, a top space agency official said on Thursday. Read more...
Aljazeera, 10 August 2017
Thousands of scientists and their supporters have marched across India to promote their work and demand that the government invest more in the field. Inspired by the global March for Science earlier this year, rallies were held in more than 25 cities acro Read more...
CNN, 10 August 2017
In 1964 Edward Mukuka Nkoloso, high school teacher and self-appointed director of Zambia's national space program, had the bold ambition of beating the USA and the Soviet Union in the space race, and landing a Zambian on the Moon. Nigeria, South Africa, Read more...
The Economic Times, 7 August 2017
While India reaped the benefits of the Green Revolution in the 1960s, her neighbour China is now taking the lead in another area of sustainable agriculture -- developing crops that meet the challenges posed by global warming. Read more at: http://econom Read more...
Business Tech, 7 August 2017
The University Ranking by Academic Performance (URAP) was recently published, ranking 16 of South Africa’s universities among among 2,500 higher education institutes (HEI) across the world. As with most assessments of South Africa’s local universities, th Read more...
South China Morning Post, 28 July 2017
Chinese scientists have created the largest virtual universe on Sunway TaihuLight, the world's fastest computer, according to a lead researcher on the project. Experts said that China was learning to take full advantage of its raw calculation power, which Read more...
The Guardian, 25 July 2017
Google and a leading nuclear fusion company have developed a new computer algorithm which has significantly speeded up experiments on plasmas, the ultra-hot balls of gas at the heart of the energy technology. Tri Alpha Energy, which is backed by Microsoft Read more...
The Economic Times, 24 July 2017
Eminent space scientist and former Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman Udupi Ramachandra Rao passed away here in the wee hours today due to age related ailments. Read more...
CNN, 21 July 2017
In China, cutting-edge innovation often comes with orderly, numbers-heavy government mandates. Artificial intelligence is no exception. Beijing laid out a timeline on Friday for when it expects the country to become a global leader in the frontier technol Read more...
Forbes China, 20 July 2017
Forbes China, the Chinese-language edition of Forbes, today unveiled the 2017 edition of its annual “30 Under 30 China” list featuring 300 young innovators, entrepreneurs and leaders who are challenging conventions and making an impact in the world. The Read more...
Prensa Latina, 19 July 2017
BRICS-member nations (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) have set up an action plan to give a boost to science and technology cooperation among them, according to a statement released today. The official agreement was signed by the ministers of s Read more...
The Indian Express, 19 July 2017
Applying science to solve the country’s problems is a priority for the government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said and asked officials to come up with specific targets which could be achieved in the field of science by 2022. He asked officials to br Read more...
The Tribune, 13 July 2017
The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), Ministry of Commerce and Industry, on Thursday signed an Institutional agreement with the Punjab State Council of Science and Technology to establish India’s first Technology and Innovation Support Read more...
MailOnline, 30 June 2017
It might resemble something out of Star Wars, but this is the prototype for a combat suit that Russia hopes will give its soldiers the edge on the battlefields of the future. The high-tech item includes an exo-skeleton, or outer layer, designed to boost s Read more...
Firstpost, 21 June 2017
India and Russia on Wednesday identified a number of key areas to bolster cooperation in the science and technology sector including space and marine technologies, IT and deep ocean engineering. The areas were chosen at the first meeting of India-Russia J Read more...
Xinhua, 4 June, 2017
When the Dragon capsule docks with the International Space Station (ISS) on June 6, devices from China for the country's first scientific research project will go aboard the ISS. Read more...
Xinhua, May 3, 2017
Chinese scientists have built the world's first quantum computing machine that goes far beyond the early classical -- or conventional -- computers, paving the way to the ultimate realization of quantum computing. Read more...
BBC, 21 April 2017
Irina Khoroshko, from Zelenograd near Moscow, had learned her times tables by the age of five. Her precocious talent, encouraged by a maths-mad family and a favourite female teacher who transformed every lesson into one giant problem-solving game, led to Read more...
The Hindu, 14 September 2016
In the first initiative of its kind, IIT Bombay’s Society for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SINE) has partnered with Moscow-based Global Venture Alliance (GVA)... Read more...

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