Sophisticated light measurements using dumb smartphones

November 24, 2021 | Amanda Thounaojam Editor: Janani Venkatesh We are often told that the light emitted from smartphones is harmful. But what if the light measuring capabilities of smartphones could help us measure visual comfort to improve health and wellbeing? We can conduct light measurements using smartphones and make meaningful decisions [...]

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Building Resilience

October 13, 2021 | Nidhi Joshi The man on his terrace, hoping to be rescued from the floods Watches the floating losses, and wishes the architect had designed higher instead. The man under the construction debris, catches every breath Under the earthquake rubble he wishes the architect had considered greater flexibility and strength. The [...]

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  • Resilient recovery from disasters

Infrastructure to inclusivity

Resilient recovery from disasters September 03, 2021 | Janani Venkatesh In the past decade or so we have been witnessing disasters more frequently, and at devastating proportions, leaving large populations of people destitute across the globe. Hydro-meteorological events such cyclones, flashfloods, cloudbursts, droughts, heatwaves and other phenomena are becoming common occurrences. And [...]

By |2021-11-24T22:28:47+05:30September 3rd, 2021|Articles|Comments Off on Infrastructure to inclusivity

Convene. Mentor. Lead

Convene. Mentor. Lead Faculty from Pan-India convene at Solar Decathlon India conference December 12, 2020 | Janani Venkatesh Solar Decathlon India conducted its first virtual faculty conference on 18,19,20 December 2020 where over 40 faculty mentors of participating teams came together to share their experiences of guiding teams in the competition. The [...]

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  • Golconde

Learnings from the experimental township of Auroville

Golconde: Passive designed, standing the test of time July 4, 2021 | Janani Venkatesh The Solar Decathlon India team visited Auroville and Pondicherry to see the implementation and talk to the developers of new technologies and innovations that help in achieving sustainability and net-zero building performance. Auroville is an experimental township [...]

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