Despite a lack of results, India remains thirsty for cloud seeding

Here’s how things would unfold if Sachchida Nand Tripathi has his way. During winter, an ISRO aircraft flying three kilometres above ground uses its flare launchers to shoot hygroscopic (water-inducing) salts at target clouds over Delhi-NCR. Updraughts—which can reach speeds of 50 metres a second in storm conditions, but average 5-8 m/s in summer months—may … Read more Despite a lack of results, India remains thirsty for cloud seeding

What Product-Market Fit in Subscription Journalism Looks Like

“Information wants to be free.” – Stewart Brand, founder of the Whole Earth Catalog, 1984. No five words have had more of an impact on the evolution and impact of the Internet. (Even though the actual quote snippet used a much less sexier “almost free”.) But as computer scientist, author, philosopher and virtual reality pioneer … Read more What Product-Market Fit in Subscription Journalism Looks Like

Through the Birac-ulors: The odds for India’s only lab-to-market engine

It was born out of a national shortcoming. One where taking new ideas to market, when the innovator did not want to become an entrepreneur, was papered over forever. This was early-to-mid 2000s. Life sciences innovation in India was contracting into a bolus of agony even as the rest of the world was forging ahead … Read more Through the Birac-ulors: The odds for India’s only lab-to-market engine