veeren76 writes: Imagine a small film floating on water. Now imagine the power of the sun flowing through the film. Tata Power has imagined, and gone beyond, to build India’s first floating solar plant at Walvan lake near Lonavala, where the company has a hydel power station.
It'll be to coronary care what Nano is to cars, say scientists at Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, who have devised an artificial heart that could save lives for just Rs 1 lakh.
The research team says trials of the prototype lab--constructed heart have been successful on small animals and the gadget is being perfected on goats. The institute has applied for permission to conduct human trials.
The Total Artificial Heart (TAH) — said to be the first such in the country — has been developed by a team of scientists at IIT-Kgp's school of medical science and technology.
After four years of painstaking research, the scientists say their creation is better and far more affordable than the first artificial heart developed in the US, which showed a ``high rate failure'' and at Rs 30 lakh, beyond the reach of the common man.