Mohali centre develops technology for eco-friendly, economic farming method : The Tribune India

Vijay Mohan

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 11

The Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), Mohali, has developed the technology for aquaponic cultivation of plants, which is not only environment-friendly but also has high socio-economic benefits for the farming community.

Aquaponics is an emerging technique in which both fish as well as plants complement each other to sustain and grow. The fish waste provides organic food for plants and the plants naturally filter the water which is used to replenish the fish tank. There is no requirement for the use of soil and fertilisers.

“The process is completely organic, increases the productivity of the given land, saves water and also augments the farmers’ income,” Dr PK Khosla, director C-DAC, said, adding: “The technology has been developed and suitable protocols have been evolved for scientists and farmers,” he added.

A pilot project to develop the technology was awarded to C-DAC

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Platform Calgary Innovation Centre Will Open With Familiar Faces in the Tech Startup Community

Platform Calgary Innovation Centre Will Open With Familiar Faces in the Tech Startup Community

Today, Platform Calgary is announcing the latest organizations to join as community members in the Platform Innovation Centre. Opening spring 2021, the Centre will offer entrepreneurs and startup companies support from a host of dynamic partners, many already active with Platform Calgary. This 50,000 sq. foot space will be a one-stop-shop for Calgary’s innovation ecosystem.

“The success of tech startups requires collaboration with peers from all corners of the innovation ecosystem,” says Dr. Terry Rock, President and CEO of Platform Calgary. “Platform Calgary is based on this principle and the Platform Innovation Centre will have it on day one with now 17 Program Partners and Members available to any startup that walks in the door. That is the key step toward seriously growing our tech sector to be an engine for new economic growth, job creation

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Science Centre aims to break boundaries with new series of virtual and on-site events, Singapore News & Top Stories

SINGAPORE – Young children will be able to discover world-changing science in a creative way when the Science Centre’s KidStop Steam Festival for Young Learners kicks off on Thursday (Oct 8).

The four-day event till Sunday (Oct 11) is aimed at children aged three to eight, and melds virtual and on-site events at KidsStop, the Children’s Science Centre.

Steam marries the four disciplines of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (Stem) with the arts so as to foster more holistic, multidisciplinary learning, said Associate Professor Lim Tit Meng, chief executive of the Science Centre.

Virtual events include interactive storytelling and sing-along sessions, while on-site activities include a coding challenge for kids to create and protect their own moving bot, and activities around marine conservation.

An All-In “passport” for $38 per child ($5 for accompanying adults) lets children enjoy both online and on-site activities at the festival.

Steam Festival is the first

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Facebook to tap 1,200 rooftops to power Singapore data centre, operations

Facebook has inked a deal with Sunseap Group to tap solar energy that will power its data centre and operations in Singapore. Generated from solar panels to be placed atop 1,200 apartment blocks and 49 government buildings across the island, the power is estimated to reach 100 MegaWatt-peak (MWp) in capacity when fully completed in 2022. 



a boat sitting on the side of a building: Solar technology is one of the top picks for renewable energy sources in the future.


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Solar technology is one of the top picks for renewable energy sources in the future.


The agreement with local solar energy company Sunseap was touted to be the largest signed under a virtual power purchase agreement, according to a statement released Monday by Sunseap. Such agreements refer to contracts that outline a pre-agreed price at which the buyer will purchase a project’s renewable energy. This energy can be generated from a renewable energy project located away from a company’s premises, but co-located on the same grid. 

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West Bengal Government And IIM Calcutta Tie Up To Set Technology Development Centre

West Bengal Government And IIM Calcutta Tie Up To Set Technology Development Centre

West Bengal Government And IIM Calcutta Tie Up To Set Technology Development Centre

Kolkata:

The West Bengal Government on Monday has signed an agreement with Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Calcutta-run Entrepreneur and Innovation Park to set up a Technology Development and Adaptation Centre (TDAC). The TDAC will build technologies which will address need-based, location specific problems, an official release said here.

“The state Department of Science and Technology and Biotechnology and the IIM Calcutta-run Entrepreneur and Innovation Park have mutually agreed to set up the TDAC through the West Bengal Science and Technology Council with the objective of building and nurturing an ecosystem to support science and technology-led entrepreneurship, promoting Scientific research and innovation,” it said.

“This will entail mentoring product development, motivating youth to take up S&T [Science and Technology] entrepreneurship, supporting job creation and employment. The promising S&T solutions/research in the state will enable sustainable ventures, businesses,

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Giant Black Hole Discovered At Centre Of Cosmic ‘Spider’s Web’

Astronomers have discovered six galaxies ensnared in the cosmic “spider’s web” of a supermassive black hole soon after the Big Bang, according to research published Thursday that could help explain the development of these enigmatic monsters.

Black holes that emerged early in the history of the Universe are thought to have formed from the collapse of the first stars, but astronomers have puzzled over how they expanded into giants.

The newly discovered black hole — which dates from when the Universe was not even a billion years old — weighs in at one billion times the mass of our Sun and was spotted by the European Southern Observatory (ESO).

Scientists said the finding helps provide an explanation for how supermassive black holes such as the one at the centre of our Milky Way may have developed.

This is because astronomers believe the filaments trapping the cluster of galaxies are carrying

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Fujitsu to expand Western Sydney data centre

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Fujitsu has announced the expansion of its Western Sydney data centre, increasing its initial capacity by 20 megawatts.

The first phase of expansion, called Western Sydney 2, will involve the addition of 4,500 square metres of technical area with the new data halls expected to be operational by March 2021.

Fujitsu said the expansion is part of a broader hyperscale expansion plan, with further phases at the Western Sydney data centre to add another 14,000 square metres and over 50 megawatts of increased power capacity.

This would bring the combined total capacity to 90MW at the Homebush Bay campus.

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“Fujitsu’s investment will deliver new levels of data centre resilience and control over their infrastructure for Fujitsu’s customers using dedicated halls,” the company said.

“Based on Fujitsu’s new standardised modular design, the Western Sydney data

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