Opioids (both prescribed and illegal) cause more than 33,000 accidental deaths annually in the U.S. While city medical and social service agencies have committed to finding new ways to treat addiction, it's an extremely difficult task for several reasons. Read on to learn about new approaches, the challenges to implementing them and why data is essential.
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Sustainable building projects are good for the environment, of course, but they can also help students learn better. Read on to learn about how they can provide a better learning environment, and how some sustainable features can double as playgrounds.
Solapur, a textile and bidi manufacturing hub, is one of the major cities of Maharashtra that attracts a sizeable number of visitors for business or commercial purposes. The city is also of religious importance with more than five lakh pilgrims visiting the Siddheshwar Temple, every year.
Indore, being the largest and the most populous city in Madhya Pradesh with a population of around 20 lakh (according to the 2011 census), the Indore Municipal Corporation considers sanitation and solid waste management as its topmost priority. Ranked as the cleanest city in India, according to the Swachh Sarvekshan Survey 2017, IMC is aiming for 100 per cent coverage of solid waste management.
A team of scientists from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) has developed a highly sensitive low-cost nanosensor to detect carbon monoxide levels, a step forward in environmental pollution monitoring. These nanosensors can be even synced with a smartphone or a small device at every traffic signal, which can transmit the data through Bluetooth.
Tackling waste is a problem of plenty. However, by just implementing comprehensive waste segregation and management plan, Mahabalipuram, a temple town in Tamil Nadu, has shown the entire country how to be 100 per cent waste-free.
Joining the league of cities with smart solutions, Coimbatore from now will monitor air quality for its citizens. The Coimbatore City Municipal Corporation has installed 30 solar-powered air quality monitoring devices to address city’s air pollution.
In a ground-breaking innovation, IIT Kharagpur has developed a fog algorithm that aims to cut delays and cancellations of flights and trains, by clearing hazy visuals caused by rain, fog or smog, all in real time!
In coming months, Bengaluru will witness a massive public bicycle sharing (PBS) project proposed by the Directorate of Urban Land Transport (DULT). The project, with around 4,000 cycle and 350 docking points, is touted to be India’s largest cycle-sharing project.
Conducting a nationwide paperless examination is not an easy task. The Indian Railways (IR)—in a massive saving drive—has saved over 4 lakh trees and 319 crore paper sheets just by adopting online test by replacing bulky, multi-lingual question booklets.