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Students bury today’s technological models to be excavate out after 100 years

Monday - January 7, 2019 3:14 pm , Category : EDUCATION

The 106th Indian Science Congress is being held from 3rd January to 7th January, 2019 with  the theme of FUTURE INDIA – Science and Technology.  A Time Capsule with items representing today’s technology and India’s scientific prowess was buried today by Nobel Laureates Avram Hershko from Israel and F.Duncan M. Haldane from USA on the occasion of the on-going 106th Indian Science Congress at Lovely Professional University, Jalandhar.

The Time Capsule contains 100 items that represent modern-day technology as experienced in India.  Besides replicas of Mangalyaan, Brahmos Missile and Tejas fighter jet representing India’s scientific prowess, the Capsule contains laptop, landline phone,smart phone, drone, VR glasses, stopwatch, Amazon Alexa etc.  It also includes consumer durables like air filter, induction cooktop, air fryer etc which are part of our day-to-day life.  Some other products preserved are solar panels, hard disk with latest documentaries and movies and current science books being used for teaching class 12 students and a mirror-less camera.
 
The Capsule made by students from various departments of Lovely Professional University, was buried at a depth of 10 feet and will remain buried for the next 100 years.  A plaque has been erected wherein It has been written that the Time Capsule will be opened on 3rd January, 2119.