Science Connections 

Science Connections 

October 2022

NSF Director Sethuraman Panchanathan announces more than 30 new partnerships between U.S. and Indian institutes for deeper ties through bilateral research. 

Invest Small for Large Gains

Invest Small for Large Gains

By Trevor Laurence Jockims  September 2022

Wonder Wagen helps vehicle fleet owners make key business decisions and save operational costs by delivering real-time data.

Drones Help Diagnose TB Patients in Remote Areas 

Drones Help Diagnose TB Patients…

By Michael Gallant September 2022

A USAID-supported drone project is helping bolster TB diagnosis in hard-to-reach areas by delivering samples quickly to laboratories for testing.

Blended Financing for Health Innovation

Blended Financing for Health Innovation

By Natasa Milas July 2022

Blending financing can offset risk, attract multipartner investment and scale up innovations for wide-reaching impact.

A View From Space

A View From Space

By Krittika Sharma July 2022

Indian American astronaut Raja Chari spent 177 days on the International Space Station, where he conducted his first spacewalk and had a bird’s-eye view of Earth’s atmosphere.

Webb Telescope Shows Dazzling Cosmic Images

Webb Telescope Shows Dazzling Cosmic…

By Lenore T. Adkins July 2022

The lens of the James Webb Space Telescope offers a rare glimpse of the universe in all its glory. Learn how this helps scientists.

Energy Boost

Energy Boost

By Burton Bollag July 2022

Leonite Labs’ high-efficiency lithium batteries power electric vehicles in a market that is rapidly expanding to accommodate efficient alternatives.

Electric Bikes: Fueling the Future

Electric Bikes: Fueling the Future

By Hillary Hoppock July 2022

Emote Electric offers an effective and ecologically safe alternative to petrol-run bikes.

Learn About Carbon Capture

Learn About Carbon Capture

By Noelani Kirschner June 2022

What's the difference between carbon capture and carbon removal? Learn more about both emerging technologies here.

Bridging the Gender Digital Divide 

Bridging the Gender Digital Divide 

By Burton Bollag March 2022

WomenConnect Challenge India expands business opportunities for women and empowers them to uplift themselves and their communities.

Empowering Through Technology

Empowering Through Technology

By Michael Gallant Retrospective Edition, January 2022

The Internet Saathi initiative teaches rural women to use and benefit from the Internet.

Training for the Future

Training for the Future

By Lynn Ascher Retrospective Edition, January 2022

At Kanpur’s Indian Institute of Technology 200 students use the Computer Centre every day for training, course projects and research.

Solar Solutions

Solar Solutions

By Natasa Milas October 2021

Khethworks builds reliable, solar-powered irrigation systems that enable small-plot farmers to cultivate their land throughout the year and generate more income.

Energy

Energy

January 2021

Progress in U.S.-India energy cooperation has boosted our economies and contributed benefits ranging from electrifying factories and powering the transport of agricultural products to improving the comfort and safety of our homes.

Science, Technology, Environment, and Space

Science, Technology, Environment, and Space

January 2021

The importance of our shared leadership will only grow in the coming decades as we work together to address opportunities such as artificial intelligence and space exploration, and challenges such as ensuring clean air, providing access to clean water, and protecting wildlife.

A New Frontier in Space

A New Frontier in Space

By Candice Yacono September 2020

NISAR, a joint Earth-observing mission between NASA and ISRO, aims to measure changes in our planet's surface and study natural hazards and global environmental change.

Empowering the Future

Empowering the Future

By Paromita Pain September 2020

USAID India’s Greening the Grid program aims to integrate large-scale, variable renewable energy into India's existing power grid.

Chilling With Green Technology

Chilling With Green Technology

By Paromita Pain May 2020

University of Utah graduate Akash Agarwal’s New Leaf Dynamic Technologies offers GreenCHILL, an off-grid refrigeration system for farmers in rural and remote locations in India.

The Spirit of Recycling

The Spirit of Recycling

By Michael Gallant May 2020

IVLP alumnus Mathew Jose’s multifaceted waste management enterprise Paperman moves India toward greater sustainability.

Solving Water Woes

Solving Water Woes

By Michael Gallant May 2020

The innovative Bhungroo irrigation system, developed by Fulbright Scholar Trupti Jain’s social enterprise, helps farmers prosper in the face of climate change.

Breath of Life

Breath of Life

By Jason Chiang April 2020

Millennium Alliance awardee Coeo Labs offers solutions to prevent deaths due to infant respiratory distress syndrome and ventilator-associated pneumonia in low-resource settings in India

Exploring the Nano World

Exploring the Nano World

By Natasa Milas January 2020

Sabu Thomas, a participant in the 2017 Fulbright-Nehru International Education Administrators Seminar, works on using nanotechnology to develop useful products in diverse sectors.

Anytime Water

Anytime Water

By Ranjita Biswas November 2019

Hydrotec Solutions’ solar-powered water purification system provides communities with 24/7 safe drinking water on a pay-per-use basis.

Sweet Solutions

Sweet Solutions

By Steve Fox May 2019

A multi-institutional team led by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has demonstrated that sugarcane can be genetically enhanced to increase the amount of oil in its leaves and stems for biodiesel production.

Powered by Tides

Powered by Tides

By Carrie Loewenthal Massey May 2019

The water wing technology designed by Brown University engineers represents a new frontier in renewable energy.

Simpa-lifying Solar

Simpa-lifying Solar

By Paromita Pain May 2019

Bengaluru-based Simpa Networks sells solar-as-a-service to energy-poor households and micro-enterprises in rural India.

A Cool Idea

A Cool Idea

By Burton Bollag May 2019

American start-up Promethean Power Systems offers novel thermal energy-based rapid chilling solutions to dairy farmers in India.

Capturing Challenges

Capturing Challenges

By Jason Chiang November 2018

Inventor and MIT Media Lab professor Ramesh Raskar talks about how his high-tech inventions and initiatives can help solve real-world problems.

Deepwater Drones

Deepwater Drones

By Jason Chiang November 2018

Sampriti Bhattacharyya has developed underwater drones that could help in rescue missions and explorations, as well as prevent radiation leakage under the sea.

Reaching for the Stars

Reaching for the Stars

By Natasa Milas January 2018

Indian American astrophysicist Madhulika Guhathakurta talks about her interest in astrophysics and her incredible body of work at NASA.