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Electrical engineer specialized in sustainable energy technology, loves physics, cooking and travelling. https://www.linkedin.com/in/rahul-gopakumar-87493817/

A story of how the invisible fauna of the dark is saving the planet.

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Homo sapiens have always been explorers: we firmly believe that this universe has a lot of things yet to be discovered. Nature never falls short of surprising us. One such exploration led to the discovery of deep-sea cold seeps in 1983 by Charles Paull and colleagues on the Florida Escarpment in the Gulf of Mexico at a depth of 3,200 meters. Since then, various such ecosystems have been discovered worldwide. Let us travel together into the ocean depths, a dark world full of life!

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Deep-sea can be an oasis and not just barren sea beds

Scientists once thought no life forms exist in a place sans sunlight. Exploration of the deep…


The new target is to go beyond net-zero emissions and be emission negative!

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The world is facing its toughest challenge yet to reduce its carbon emissions. Earth has been heating up due to the blanket of gas trapped in its atmosphere and has triggered climate change. The average global temperature has risen by 1-degree Celsius and is expected to rise further by 4 degrees if we don't take any action. The existence of our species depends on the steps we take in the decade to come.

Research shows that humans have emitted more than 1.5 trillion metric tons of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. This began after the first industrial revolution in the…


The evolution of technology is unstoppable and demands coaches and coaching methodologies to evolve as well.

We do not realize how technology simply creeps up into our lives and change our daily habits. Ten years back, my father would look for the newspaper first thing in the morning. And now? certainly, he looks for his smartphone where he can find all the news in the world. Technology has been influencing all professions and now it has found its way into sports coaching.

Is it for good or bad? Well, let us find out

Technology will integrate different coaching personalities/styles on a platform available to a large audience of trainees (Courtesy: Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay)

We recognize the influence of technology in sports when we watch our favorite sport. It is in the form of extra slow-motion replays…


A daunting task, but we could still make a difference!

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Every year, more than 100 billion tons of raw materials are converted into finished products, out of which, less than 25% of the products include buildings, automotive, or other long-lasting items. The rest of the products are for the daily usage of consumers. At present only 10% of the products flow back into the economy! More than 65% of the products end up as unrecoverable waste. The movement towards a circular economy aims to improve this and reduce a large amount of waste.

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Can we identify the majority of these consumers? Yes, We can. They are the middle class of…


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Please don't misinterpret climate change…

Earth’s Age

The preface to this story begins with the age of our home, The Earth. Earth’s age is estimated to be 4,540 million years. The first forms of life began to appear 4000 million years ago in the Hadean eon. It was followed by Archean and Proterozoic eons. It was only around 500 million years ago that complex life forms began to appear on earth during the Phanerozoic eon. Modern Human beings are believed to have existed only 200,000 years on planet Earth, which is just 0.0000004% of the total lifetime of Earth!

Climate Change

Climate change is one of the most discussed…


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What are the obstacles and chances that solar energy businesses should account for?

One of the most widely discussed and debated topics of the world is climate change and energy transition, which is an after-effect of the former. Solar-powered electricity is one of the front runners for generating clean electricity. According to a recent story, covering 2% of urban areas with solar panels could power entire humanity. It might sound to be very elegant but is a very theoretical solution.

Engineers and entrepreneurs focus on the execution of ideas. which forced me to ask myself a lot of questions. This story is the result of my thought process! Aspiring solar energy entrepreneurs should…


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How do we transform our normal buildings into sustainable buildings?

We spend two-thirds of each day inside a building. It could be our home, office, supermarkets or movie theatres. To make our stay comfortable, buildings use energy in the form of electricity and heating. This makes our buildings, an important contributor to carbon emissions. Commercial and industrial buildings account for 17.5% of the total carbon emissions around the globe. To achieve the daunting task of reducing our carbon emissions to zero by 2050, the conversion of normal buildings to sustainable buildings is key.

Sustainability Triangle

Carbon emissions of a building could be curbed by using the sustainability triangle. …


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How are new-age technologies changing the industries of the past!

We live in a world with a number of diverse trades. At one end, there are established industries like power plants, petrochemicals, chemicals, and construction. Without the products from these industries, our day-to-day life would become unimaginable. On the other end, there are technologies that look promising for widespread implementation in the future like Virtual Reality (VR), Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Data analytics. The majority of people might associate VR and AI with entertainment, gaming, and cool robots. …


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Yellow barrels with the biohazard symbol on them in front of a nuclear power plant.
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The world is on a mission to become carbon neutral by the year 2050. Energy consumption of the world in the form of electricity, heat, and transportation contributes to 73.2% of the total carbon emissions. There is no one-stop solution to reduce carbon emissions. This originates from the fact that emissions are spread across various sectors and the solution shall be tailor-made for each sector.

Renewable energy sources like solar, wind, biomass, and hydropower emit very little carbon emissions. Media sources give a lot of coverage to wind and solar energy and tout widespread implementation of these sources to solve…


New technological advancements happening in the field of healthcare

As the old saying goes “Health is Wealth”. Healthcare is one of the most widely discussed topics in the media after the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID-19 proved that our healthcare infrastructure was not prepared for handling a pandemic. Right now, there is a lot of emphasis on equipping ourselves with better research facilities for faster vaccine development.

At the same time, it is not to be forgotten that other healthcare issues did not get the needed attention during the pandemic. …

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