Articles by Dattatreya Mandal

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The reACT home produces food, generates energy and self-regulates its user systems

Ticking off the usual 'boxes' of sustainability, like the low-impact modular design and solar power credentials, the reACT home does one better by integrating a range of green technologies that go beyond the user convenience to actually account for tangible productivity. To that end, reACT, used as an acronym for Resilient Adaptive Climate Technology, is…




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3 Ways Technology is Making Healthcare Faster and More Affordable

One industry that has benefitted greatly from improvements in technology is the healthcare industry. It is not only just in treatment and diagnosis that technology has been improving. There are some technologies that are helping diagnose illnesses faster which lead to better treatments. In addition, technology is also helping to lower healthcare costs in many…



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CityTree: An urban ‘organism’ that purifies as much air as a small forest

According to a startling statistical figure from WHO, in 2012, some 7 million people died - one in eight of total global deaths - resulting from various types of exposure to air pollution. Considering the sheer scale of this global health predicament, solutions are more than welcome - and one of the latter potentially comes…



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Innovative new world map ranks the countries according to toxicity level

Like cancer eating at healthy cells, pollution is slowly engulfing the entire world, turning it toxic for humans and animals alike. An innovative new map, developed by the folks at The Eco Experts, showcases the toxicity level of each country. In addition to air pollution, the map takes into consideration carbon emissions, power consumption as…


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World’s oldest known fossils possibly discovered – and they are 3.7 billion years old

A team of Australian researchers from the University of Wollongong have possibly identified 3.7-billion-year old stromatolite fossils in Greenland, and they might pertain to the earliest signs of life on Earth. Found along sedimentary rocks in the Isua Greenstone Belt (along Greenland's icecap), these stromatolite fossils predate the previously oldest known stromatolite fossils (originally found…


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Maya royal tomb discovered in Belize points to little-known ‘snake dynasty’

Archaeologists have recently discovered what seems to be one of the largest royal Maya tombs found so far. Unearthed in Belize, the ancient tomb housed animal bone fragments, several pieces of obsidian as well as a male skeleton. According to the researchers, hieroglyphs along the walls of the royal tomb could help uncover valuable information…