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Bengaluru | Nov 25, 2020
Sex without getting caught: Interactions between tree crickets and their predators

Searching for mates and predation risk can alter spatial interactions between tree crickets and green lynx spiders.

Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Nov 17, 2020
A new mathematical model explains how seed dispersal maintain savanna and forest biomes

Savanna grasslands of Africa. [Image Credits: Calle v H / CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons]

Ecology
Bengaluru | Oct 27, 2020
Printing now made simpler and cheaper for biological cells and liquid suspensions

Researchers at the Indian Institute of Science have developed a new technique that can effectively print a wide range of liquids inks including biopolymers, biological solutions containing cells, as well as water-based inks.

General, Science, Technology, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Oct 2, 2020
Liquids behave differently on curved surfaces than flat ones

Scientists study evolution of liquids on spherical surfaces and their properties.

General, Science, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Sep 7, 2020
Cracked: Scientists show how glass crystallises in real-time

In a new study, researchers devise a unique way to observe the process of devitrification under a microscope, in real-time. 

General, Science, Technology, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Jun 2, 2020
A novel rapid and inexpensive diagnostic device for tuberculosis

In a recent study, researchers at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, and Christian Medical College, Vellore, have developed a novel, inexpensive and easy-to-use device to detect tuberculosis.

General, Science, Health, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | May 11, 2020
Hello, Gecko! Where do you come from?

In a series of studies, researchers have investigated how the Hemidactylus geckos, or leaf-toed geckos, evolved during the two periods of climate change.

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Mar 12, 2020
Getting more with less: Study proposes the design of an optimum quantum circuit

Nature is an enigma; an ensemble of complex structures and functions come together to form a variety of mesmerising artefacts, including life. Richard Feynman, the well-known American Nobel Laureate and physicist, famously said—"Nature isn't classical, dammit, and if you want to make a simulation of nature, you'd better make it quantum mechanical, and by golly it's a wonderful problem, because it doesn't look so easy".

General, Science, Technology, Engineering, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Mar 3, 2020
Fish school by intrinsic randomness reveals a new study by researchers at IISc

Understanding patterns in nature has been of interest to researchers. Some of the popular questions have been around why birds flock together, how groups of bees build their honeycombs out of perfect hexagons, how ants navigate finding the shortest path back to the nest, and the likes. Researchers across the world are trying to decipher and explain how and why such specific patterns emerge.

General, Science, Ecology, News
Bengaluru | Jan 15, 2020
IISc researchers show that Indian monsoon has a 67-year cycle, link it to the global sea surface temperature cycle

Researchers from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore; Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune; and Florida State University, USA; have mathematically computed a multidecadal variability in the Indian summer monsoon rainfall and the global sea surface temperature. They have established that Indian monsoon rainfall exhibits a 67-year oscillation and is closely linked to the sea surface temperature cycle, which also shows a similar 67-year swing. The study also shows that 80% of all droughts have occurred in the rainfall cycle’s ‘negative phase’, associated with a below-average rainfall; whereas 60% of all floods have occurred in the positive phase, marked with above-average precipitation. Their findings have been published in the Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society.

General, Science, Technology, Deep-dive
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