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Bengaluru | May 19
How mighty are the fig wasps?

Researchers study how fig tree distribution influences fig wasps’ dispersal evolution.

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | May 9
Image credit: Annie Santamaria/ Gubbi Labs

All the electronic devices that we use today have components made of semiconductors, mostly silicon. In recent years, gallium nitride, another semiconductor, is making its way into electronics. It is better suited for high power and high-frequency applications. Researchers from IISc have developed India’s first-ever e-mode gallium nitride power transistor, whose performance is comparable to some of the best reports till date.

General, Science, Technology, Engineering, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Apr 9
Harnessing the ‘power of two’ to kill drug-resistant bacteria

Bacteria like Salmonella and Mycobacterium, which have developed resistance to multiple drugs, are now a global health challenge. Studies estimate that the number of people succumbing to infections caused by drug-resistant bacteria is on the rise, with 33,000 deaths annually in Europe alone.

General, Science, Health, Society, News
Bengaluru | Apr 8
IIT Madras tops NIRF Rankings 2019

In a ceremony held at the Vigyan Bhavan in Delhi, the President of India, Shri. Ramnath Kovind announced the NIRF and ARIIA rankings for 2019. The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) ranking evaluates India’s institutes, both public and private, based on five parameters and in seven categories. The Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA), established to rank all major higher educational institutions and universities in India on its innovation and entrepreneurship development, made its debut this year.

General, Science, News
Bengaluru | Apr 4
Hearing out the deaf: IISc researchers design a smartphone-based therapy and hearing aid

Researchers from IISc, Bengaluru, have designed a smartphone-based therapy and hearing aid.

General, Science, Health, Society, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Mar 15
IISc researchers develop a smartphone-based screening application for glaucoma

This week, from the 10th to the 16th of March, is observed as the World Glaucoma Week globally, to spread awareness of glaucoma—a group of eye conditions that damage the optic nerve and lead to total blindness if left untreated. Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness in the world accounting for upto 8% of total blindness.

General, Science, Technology, Health, Society, News
Bengaluru | Mar 12
IISc researchers describe a new starry frog from the Western Ghats

An international collaboration of researchers, including two from IISc Bengaluru, have described a new starry frog Astrobatrachus kurichiyana from the Western Ghats.

General, Science, Ecology, News
Bengaluru | Jan 30

Researchers from IISc, Bengaluru, and Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati, have developed nanoparticles that can deliver drugs to targeted mammalian cells, using a type of plant virus called sesbania mosaic virus. 

 

General, Science, Technology, Health, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Jan 26
Two Bengaluru scientists shine on the list of 2019 Padma awardees - Prof Rohini Godbole from IISc and Prof. Sharada Srinivasan from NIAS

Prof Rohini M. Godbole and Prof Sharada Srinivasan, two Bengaluru-based scientists, were among those conferred with the prestigious Padma Shri award announced yesterday by the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. Prof Rohini Godbole is a Professor at the Centre for High Energy Physics, Indian Institute of Science. Prof Sharada Srinivasan is a Professor at the National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS), Bengaluru.

General, Science, Society, Policy, News
Bengaluru | Jan 22

Researchers from IISc, Bengaluru, have investigated whether renewable energy sources and their large-scale integration into the electricity grid can help transition our electricity system into a ‘clean energy’ system.

General, Science, Technology, Engineering, Deep-dive