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Bengaluru | Feb 23
Photo : Dennis C J / Research Matters

Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Hon’ble Union Minister of Science and Technology, Environment, Forest and Climate Change and Earth Sciences visited Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru to inaugurate the supercritical carbon dioxide Brayton cycle test loop facility. He was welcomed by Prof. Anurag Kumar, Director IISc, Prof. G Rangarajan, Divisional Chairman, Interdisciplinary Research, Prof. Pradip Dutta, Chairperson, Interdisciplinary Centre for Energy Research, and V. Rajarajan, Registrar, IISc.

General, Science, Technology, Events
Bengaluru | Feb 23
Photo : Purabi Deshpande / Research Matters

Termites are known to be efficient farmers who farm a kind of fungus in their colonies to digest the wood that they feed. Scientists from the Indian institute of Science, Bangalore and École Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Montpellier, Montpellier, France, explore whether the termites prefer a certain species of fungus and if they can identify weed fungi and remove them.

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Feb 19
Photo : Jean-Pierre Dalbéra. CC by SA 2.0

Humans have always been fascinated by symmetry. Many celebrated works of art are appreciated for their symmetry, such as the Vitruvian Man by Leonardo Da Vinci, or Somnathpur temple above. Given the importance of symmetry in our lives, does the brain have a special way of processing symmetric objects?

General, Science, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Feb 16
Photo : Dennis C J / Research Matters. Left to right : Sachin Gaur (project EU-India Co-operation), Stefan Ipach (RBCCPS), Thierry Monteil & Samir Medjiah (University of Toulouse)

The European Union delegation is organizing a hackathon for smart city applications at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), here from today.

The hackathon aims to encourage designing new applications that a smart city could offer its citizens, its elected officials or its technical and administrative services.

General, Science, News, Events
Bengaluru | Feb 15
Photo : Purabi Deshpande / Research Matters

Are grasslands and deserts wastelands? How are these ecosystems affected by change in land use due to humans? In a recent study, researchers  study these complex ecosystems to understand crucial transition points for the system, after which it cannot revert back to its original state.

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Feb 14

Researchers at Department of Computational and Data Sciences at Indian Institute of Science (IISc) have developed the first computational model aimed at Pictionary- an image based word guessing game.

General, Science, Technology, News
Bengaluru | Jan 25
Photo :Pooyath Lekshmy Venugopalan, Shilpee Jain, Srinivasrao Shivashankar and Ambarish Ghosh, Single coating of zinc ferrite renders magnetic nanomotors therapeutic and stable against agglomeration, Nanoscale, 10.1039/C7NR08291F, 2018

In an interdisciplinary study, scientists from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, display how the use of nanotechnologies can be useful in treatment of cancer.

General, Science, Technology, Health, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Jan 19
Schematic of the two designs (Credit: Ghosh and Ghosh, Sci. Robot. 3, eaaq0076-2018)

Manipulation of particles whose sizes are a billionth of a metre poses a huge challenge and is a vast area of research. Manipulation of objects on this scale has important application from medicines to quantum technologies. Scientists from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore have devised a new approach to trap and maneuver nanoscale objects. 

General, Science, Technology, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Jan 18
Photos : Dr V. Deepak

Scientists from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, in a rare study combining biology and paleontology show how different climatic factors over evolutionary time have affected the evolution of fan throated lizards.

General, Science, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Jan 17
Illustration : Purabi Deshpande / Research Matters

With an increase in the occurance of cancer predicted in the coming years, scientists from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, make astounding discoveries on the molecular mechanism behind the spread of cancer, which can help better understand and treat the disease. 

General, Science, Health, Deep-dive