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Science Express arrives Dimapur
Staff Reporter DIMAPUR, FEB 20 (NPN):
Published on 21 Feb. 2010 12:53 AM IST
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An innovative science exhibition mounted on train – Science Express Phase III– organized by central department of science and technology (DST) and flagged off by railway board chairman S. S. Khurana October 2 last in Gandhinagar, Gujarat arrived Dimapur Saturday. The science express, which arrived a day late, was open to students from various schools in and around Dimapur besides general public. On board the exhibition train, a team of science communicators from Vikram A. Sarabhai community science centre (VASCSC) interpreted the exhibits to students and visitors. The team has been entrusted to coordinate and manage science express across the country by DST. The 16-coach train exhibits more than 300 large-format visual images, 150 video clips, multimedia exhibits and interactive tools dealing with ‘cutting-edge’ research in science and technology. The knowledge train facilitates visitors to view wide range of science marvels including discoveries, emerging issues, mysteries of the world and future-oriented technologies. The exhibition showcases and explains a wide range of topics including the universe – how it came into being, biotechnology, genetics, senses and architecture of mind, renewable energy, technologies and energy sources for future, cell biology, computer applications in medicine, energy conservation and the like. Sponsored by HSBC and an initiative of earth sciences forum, one coach has been exclusively dedicated to “Climate Change-cause, effect and mitigation”. In the current phase, the science express would travel to 56 locations covering about 18,000kms during its scheduled seven-month journey. Around 5000 people visited the today’s exhibition including a total of 2000 students from 27 schools. The train was likely to halt till Sunday owing to public demand. However, it could not be confirmed till the time of filing this report.

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