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‘Need to innovate science to benefit society at low cost’

29 August 2011

CHENNAI:With the advent of latest technologies in the field of science, there is a need to innovate high—science that would benefit a larger section of audience at minimal cost, a top government official said here on Monday.

Department of Science and Technology Secretary, T Ramaswami, said just as the innovation of Marie Curie and Alexander Graham Bell had led to the discovery of radium and invention of the first practical telephone respectively and benefited a large section of society, there is a need to develop science that would help a wider section of the population.

Mr. Ramaswami was delivering his inaugural address at the three—day symposium titled “Chemistry in Societal and Environmental Needs” organised at Central Leather Research Institute as part of International Year of Chemistry Celebration…

Read more: http://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/science/article2408957.ece

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August 30, 2011 at 4:35 pm

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