With new programmes being launched by almost every renowned university, Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has also added its name in the list. It has newly launched a postgraduate certificate programme in geoinformatics.
The subject is said to be derived from our daily lives as it is a part of it. The programme has been designed and developed with the help of experts from IIT, IIIT, ISRO, DRDO, C-DAC and also various other universities across India as well.
As per Meenal Mishra, associate professor, School of Science, Ignou, the subject is initiated in the P.G courses as because it is now taught in schools. This move will have to make the teachers get trained for the subject.
The subject will have three theory papers and a practical component. The programme will cover areas such as remote sensing, geographic information system, global positioning system, image interpretation, digital image processing and cartography. With so many areas covered the knowledge will be increased and the hands-on training in the basics of geoinformatics technologies will help the learners to use the technology and get a wide scope for careers in various sectors related with the subject. Candidates are expected to get employment opportunities in agriculture, environment management, rural planning, e-governance, social sciences, among others.
The eligibility criterion for the subject is to have science subject at the graduation level and at 10+2 level as well. It will be a January or July session and the programme can be completed in six months to two years, as said by the officials.
Anything new about stirling engines in Cal?
Looking for an update. Everything I find from google news is almost a year old. This is from the stirling engine deal with Southern Edison to build a 500MW plant outside of LA.
What geographical areas are best suited for a solar dish farm?
The southwest region of the United States is ideally suited for this. In fact, a solar farm 100 miles by 100 miles could satisfy 100% of the Americaâs annual electrical needs. Solar technology primarily addresses the peak power demands facing utility companies in the Southwest U.S. and other solar-rich areas.
The cost of living and job markets are better than the national average, but the best job strategy is not to go for averages, but look at your specific skills and experiences, figure out which careers that relates to, and then go to that geographical area:
technology - Silicon Valley
finance - New York
There are other factors to consider. How important are mountains? the ocean? good weather? I have met many midwesterners in Acapulco during the winter, and none ever told me
"I got to get back to Omaha. I just miss those snow covered plains."
4,000 Year Old Greenlander
WASHINGTON (Reuters) â Scientists have sequenced the DNA from four frozen hairs of a Greenlander who died 4,000 years ago in a study they say takes genetic technology into several new realms.
Surprisingly, the long-dead man appears to have originated in Siberia and is unrelated to modern Greenlanders, Morten Rasmussen of the University of Copenhagen and colleagues found.
"This provides evidence for a migration from Siberia into the New World some 5,500 years ago, independent of that giving rise to the modern Native Americans and Inuit," the researchers wrote in Thursday's issue of the journal Nature