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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
Bengaluru | Jan 17
Photo : Vidisha Kulkarni / Research Matters

Using satellite data from 1973, 1991 and 2016, researchers from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, study how protected area have deteriorated over the years. The study also assesses the reason for the said deterioration of the forests.

General, Science, Ecology, Society, Policy
Bengaluru | Jan 16
Photo : Dennis C J / Research Matters

Scientists from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore design a novel transistor by combining two different types of transistors in to one. The new hybrid device can switch between a conventional thermionic transistor and a modern tunnelling transistor overcoming many challenges faced before. 

General, Science, Technology
Exeter | Jan 15
Photo : Dr. Rochishnu Dutta

How do insects find partners of their species to mate with in vast fields and forests? Recent research from scientists at the University of Exeter and the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore have shown how sounds acts as a barrier between interbreeding among different species.

General, Science, Ecology
Bengaluru | Jan 11
Photo : Aditya Chavan

The Himalayas are home  to a host of biodiversity which has yet to be studied in detail. Taking the first steps to better understand a species of song birds scientists from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and Cornell University explore if the sex of Green-backed tits can be identified by looking at the size of the beak and the thickness of the breast stripe.

General, Science, Ecology

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