Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Scian Melt 14


Science and Society
:

Sunil has his blog on Medical developments including Avian flu in China and how it is being managed. Sowmya has an elaborate blog on the role of Radon in your lives and on Dishwashers and Suds, a blog exemplifying 'scientific curiosity as part of our lifestyle'. I have been making some attempts to find out the 'how of supercooling' by looking at two of its examples: Hand Warmers and Clouds.

Sujatha has written a vey nice blog on Caserean Sections in India: analyzing from both the mother's perspective as well as from the doctor's perspective. Gurcharan Das argues for how burgeoning prospects for education in India can help position it as a powerful knowledge economy. On a related note, Sujatha narrates the story of Noor: a foot-soldier on war against illiteracy.

from small to big:

Aswin gives us the deal with the Big Bang theory. On the smaller end, Selva has blogged on Quantum Computing and Cryptography and how you can hide your secrets.

India:

Abhinandan carries a discussion on the recent denial of visa to Indian scientists by US immigration authorities, its consequences, and the barriers to science caused. At the same time, India isn't doing too badly for herself. Amardeep blogs on India's new digital library project in progress, much like Gutenberg. Even as we progress in our sciences, our failings in leaving Indian women in tatters is a cause of woe and concern: from Uma of the other india blog and Peppy of the perpetualmisfit blog. This is not all, as Dilip blogs on two cases of rape and homicide that have come before the justice system only to slip away without notice. But then Dr. Indumathi bridges both issues: A scientist with a social conscience (link courtesy: Selva). Talking of integrity, Prashant blogs on Why are Indian politicians this corrupt? claiming they aren't quite as corrupt as they are just effectively playing a game of survival in a system whose rules are larger than themselves.

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11 comments:

Aswin said...

Hi bharath,
I think you misunderstood my post. The title "bib bang is only a theory" is actually a quote from that cranky NASA PR official. He meant to downgrade the Big Bang cosmology by branding it "just a theory". The point of my post was to actually refute this.

bharath said...

uh oh! thats not good, is it? i have corrected it now. :) thanks!

noticed the points listed as 1,2 and 4? is the 3 intentionally missed out?

Aswin said...

oops... this time around, u read it a little too carefully! It should have been 3 :D

Aswin said...

And .. I forgot to mention.. Nice Collection! Met one new blog!

Sowmya said...

Very nice job on the melt!

Sowmya said...

The blogger that wrote about c-sections was Sujatha not sudha!

bharath said...

thanks! name stands corrected. thanks for pointing out! It was mistake to have made the blog before my morning cofee! :)

Sujatha said...

Thanks Bharath for including my posts, ...and Sowmya!

Selva said...

Nice collection!

Abi said...

Thanks, Bharath, for the nice write up and the links. Good stuff!

bharath said...

you are welcome Sujatha. thanks Selva, Abi. Glad you liked the collection.