Intellectual Property Rights : Encouraging Innovation or Dehumanizing Science?

Everyone knows that Guglielmo Marconi as the inventor of the two-way radio. He also won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1909 for his work in the field of wireless radio communication. A century later, Indian physician Jagdish Chandra Bose, was credited with with making these inventions nearly 20 years earlier. But, instead of patenting his inventions, he had chosen to make them public. In a sense, he was an ideal scientist as he understood that the ultimate aim of science was to benefit humanity. Ancient Indian medical practitioner Sushrutha was a pioneer in one type of cataract surgery. He never turned away any of the people who came from distant lands to get treated by him or to learn from him.

Jagadish Chandra Bose

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Capitalism and sustainable development : an oxymoron?

SpaceX, an enterprise of U.S capitalist, Elon Musk, plans to launch a constellation of 12,000 satellites into space, called Starlink, to provide internet connectivity in an unprecedented way. Space travel and a holiday on the Moon are some of the other ventures that the company wants to embark upon in the near future.

Starlink satellites in the night sky

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