Posts Tagged ‘sextant’

August 31, 2009 0

A universal history of astronomy as an educational aid

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Rajesh Kochhar Invited  talk delivered at XXVII General Assembly of International Astronomical Union  Special Session 4: Astronomy Education between Past and Future, Rio de Janeiro 6 August 2009 A man is wise with the wisdom of his age only, and ignorant with its ignorance.    -Henry David Thoreau History is an exercise in constructing the past carried […]

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December 8, 2008 0

Inventive individuals; innovative systems

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Inventive individuals; innovative systems Rajesh Kochhar If continuity is to sustain itself, it must be embedded in change; it must continually evolve.Feasible change must be anchored to continuity. Development is incremental, often fulfilling a felt need. Once in place, it generates its own momentum, triggering further developments whose speed or direction could not have been foreseen. When […]

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December 1, 2008 0

Knowledge economy: Global or parochial?(2004)

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Prepared for ‘2004 STEPI International Symposium on Science and Technology Policy’, Seoul, 30 Nov. – 3 Dec. 2004 Knowledge economy: Global or parochial? Rajesh Kochhar NISTADS: National Institute of Science Technology and Development Studies K.S. Krishnan Marg, New Delhi 110 012 [email protected] Abstract We introduce the concept of “rising” and “flat” technologies. Broadly speaking, knowledge-based […]

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