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Science in the Society : Saving Wildlife

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Conserving wildlife while human society expands into the far corners of the Earth has been a tough act to balance and one that we are constantly failing at.  For all the technological advancements that we have made for ourselves, our biggest interventions to safeguard animal life have been fences that run into miles or overhead bridges that animals do not know how to use.  Vedant Srinivas , a sophomore at Eastlake High School in Sammamish, Washington in the U.S. who has been using advances in science and technology to prevent road kills. Just a teenager, Vedant has dived deep into animal learning and behavior as well as physics and economics to design and deploy interventions that are cost-effective and do their job.  Vedant working on an ORA protoype For our second interview in the Science in the Society series, we spoke to Vedant over email. The interview has been edited for clarity.  CTS:  What got you interested in wildlife conservation? Why are your innovations focused in this sp

Science in the Society : Prosthetics

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Science is often viewed as something done by researchers in lab coats in a pristine lab setup. While it is true in some cases, scientific advances happen when scientists and their findings interact with society. In this new series, we will speak to people who work closely with the public and bring science to them. The focus of this series will be exploring the not-so-popular areas of science. Advanced upper limb hand prosthetic Image credit: Prosthetic Orb For the first interview, we spoke to Elegencs Peter, a certified prosthetist, and orthotist. Hailing from Raipur, the capital of the central Indian state of Chattisgarh, Peter has a bachelor's degree in Prosthetics and Orthotics from the Mobility India Rehabilitation Research and Training Centre  in Bengaluru. Through his podcast, Prosthetic Orb, Peter connects the science of prosthetics with the society at large.   Elengencs Peter Coffee Table Science spoke to Peter over email and the interview has been edited for clarity.  CTS:

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