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  • Virtual assistants provide a wide range of services including but not limited to bookkeeping, travel arrangements, calendar management and Web design.

  • From activism to art, social entrepreneurs are making waves using online resources. A look at the tools, initiatives and projects that are currently being used.

  • American and Indian students create a device that would keep high-risk babies warm, yet cost less than 1 percent of a traditional incubator’s $20,000 price tag.

  • A composite of inedible agricultural waste and mushroom roots, its manufacture requires just one-tenth the carbon dioxide of traditional foam packing material.

  • A new energy-harvesting technology that promises to dramatically reduce our dependence on batteries and instead capture the energy of human motion to power portable electronics.

  • California-based Marvell Technology Group makes small chips that can trick electronic gadgets into using significantly less energy by taking better advantage of the electric current.

  • The third annual Women in Science workshop in New Delhi aimed at inspiring girls to challenge stereotypes.

  • Parag Chordia is finding ways to bring together two disparate realities—music and learning math and science.  

  • Cancer and asthma won with big C leading the race.This isn’t about dreaded diseases taking over the world but about projects of young researchers, Shree Bose Naomi Shah for the Google Global Science Fair.

  • U.S. universities cut greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Silicon Valley and other geographic clusters of innovation emerge for practical reasons. 

  • The annual USA Science & Engineering Festival is meant to be a spark for young minds. 

  • A California company wins awards, saves money and cuts greenhouse gas emissions by turning agricultural waste into energy.

  • Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, an American co-winner of the 2009 Nobel Prize for Chemistry, answered questions from Indians in a Webchat.

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