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The Century Old Living Rubber Tree in Thiruvananthapuram!

Natural Rubber tree or Para Rubber (Hevea brasiliensis – Family Euphorbeaceae) is originally a native to Amazon and Orinoco river basins in Brazil and Bolivia in South America. But since it tends to be attacked by a fungal disease in South … Continue reading

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In50hrs, India’s Premier Idea to Prototype Event, Logs into Thiruvananthapuram

Its a great joyous moment for the startup community in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) and Kerala that In50hrs, India’s premier idea to prototype event, have decided to log into Thiruvananthapuram. Here is the tweet by Vijay Anand, the man behind In50hrs and … Continue reading

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BASF Kids’ Lab arrives in Thiruvananthapuram

BASF, the world’s leading chemical company and the Department of Science and Technology, Government of Kerala have joined hands to promote science education amongst the student community. To this end, BASF Kids’ Lab, the company’s global chemistry education program was … Continue reading

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New Study Confirms Trivandrum as strong center of innovation in India

A new study by NESTA, an innovation promotion org based out of UK Link to full text of study Excerpt on Trivandrum’s NIIST: The new rising stars A wide range of cities could compete for the rising star sobriquet in … Continue reading

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India’s 1st Soil Museum to Come up in Thiruvananthapuram

World Soil Museum in Wageningen, Netherlands The state is planning to set up a unique soil museum, a first in the country, to showcase its rich soil and mineral resources, and also to promote awareness about conservation and protection of … Continue reading

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India’s First Wi-TraC System Coming up in Thiruvananthapuram

Kerala Road Fund Board (KRFB) is installing the country’s first vehicle-actuated Wireless Traffic Signal Controller (Wi-TraC) at Vellayambalam Junction so that motorists no longer have to wait at the red signal even if there is no vehicle on the other … Continue reading

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Conscientia 2012 : IIST Annual Technology & Astronomy Festival @Thiruvananthapuram

The Annual Tech and Astro fest of IIST is at your doorstep !!! From March 1st-4th, 2012 you will reawaken your greatest weapon to learn – Curiosity. Here you shall find all sorts of things that take up your time, … Continue reading

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