Science/Research/Agriculture

Laying the Groundwork for a Food Secure Future

Dubai will soon see the launch of the largest vertical farm, a USD 40 million partnership between Crop One and Emirates Flight Catering, which will produce tonnes of pesticide-free grains.

What Fibonacci, and Ancient Indian Scholars, Didn’t Know About the Golden Ratio
What Fibonacci, and Ancient Indian Scholars, Didn’t Know About the Golden Ratio

•Many indocentric claims about the Fibonacci series and the ‘golden ratio’ in mathematics don’t do justice to the actual history of the subject. •It is easy these days to find articles and social media posts claiming to analyse the relationship between the Fibonacci series and golden ratio, and thereon to Indian culture. •More often than not, such claims are used to float deceptive conclusions about how ancient Indian scholars knew these concepts and their applications.

New Ultrahard Diamond Glass Synthesized Using Carbon Buckyballs
New Ultrahard Diamond Glass Synthesized Using Carbon Buckyballs

Researchers use multi-anvil press to turn fullerene C60 into diamond glass, similar to the process of converting graphite to diamond in high-pressure apparatus. It is the hardest known glass with the highest thermal conductivity among all glass materials.