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Bengaluru | Jan 10

Dr. Vivek Nityananda, a research associate from the Newcastle University presented a lecture titled, “Stereovision and prey detection in the praying mantis”, on the 10th of January 2018 at the Indian Institute of Science. An alumnus of the Center for Ecological Sciences at IISc, Dr. Nityananda was introduced to the audience by his doctoral guide, Prof. Rohini Balakrishnan. The research that he presented to the audience was conducted at the Newcastle University, UK, conducted as a part of research undertaken by Prof.

General, Science, Ecology, Events
Bengaluru | Jan 9
Photo : Siddharth Kankaria / Research Matters

Prof. Philip S. Low, a Ralph C. Corley Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at Purdue University and the Director of the Purdue University Institute for Drug Discovery, addressed a gathering of students, researchers and Purdue alumni at the Material Research Centre auditorium, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore on the 8th of January 2018.

General, Science, Events
Bengaluru | Jan 8

Scientists from the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, Université libre de Bruxelles- Institute of Neuroscience, Belgium, Indian Institute of Science, Education and Research, Pune and Sophia College for Women, Mumbai are now a step closer to understanding how the development of neural and glial cells – the two primary cell types in our brains – is regulated in a developing brain.

General, Science
Bengaluru | Jan 3

The screening of humans and people is important to understand and mitigate the risk of a Zika virus epidemic. In their recent study scientists from the indian institute of Science, Bangalore, chalk out the details of how such a program should be carried out.  

General, Science, Health, Policy
Bengaluru | Dec 22

Thickness of ice is one of the key indicators of global warming, but it is difficult to take these measurements accurately as direct methods can not be used on a large scale. An international team of scientists make an effort to standardise these measurements and evaluate the various current models.

General, Science
Bengaluru | Dec 14

Photo : Siddharth Kankaria / Research Matters

In an interdepartmental collaborative study, scientists from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, study live cells under the microscope. Using a novel experimental setup to stretch cells, the scientists are able to observe cellular phenomenon like mechanotransduction.

General, Science, Technology
Bengaluru | Dec 5
Photo : Dr. Abha Misra

Scientists from the Indian institute of Science, Bangalore have used novel electrodes based on on integration of UV light sensitive zinc oxide nanorods and electrochemically active nickel cobalt oxide in supercapacitors. Their study shows the long life, the ability to charge in UV light and its application in self charging devices.

General, Science, Technology
Bengaluru | Dec 4
Photo : Purabi Deshpande / Research Matters

Fig trees are a magnificent keystone species that support a variety of life, both large and small. Scientists from the Indian Institute of Science study how these trees, with the help of their pollinators, are keeping Bengaluru’s green cover alive through genetic diversity.

General, Science, Ecology
Bengaluru | Nov 23
Illustration : Purabi Deshpande / Research Matters

Graphene is a form of carbon, just like diamond and graphite. It is made of a honeycomb shaped sheet of single layer of carbon atoms. Researchers from the Indian Institute of Science and University of Alabama have studied this material for its property of conducting electricity. Their study indicates that electrons can flow easily on the edges of graphene making it a very good conductor of electricity. 

General, Science
Bengaluru | Nov 22
Photo : Spoorthy Raman / Research Matters

The Amazon river is the largest river system in the world, discharging huge volumes of fresh water into the ocean. Scientists from the Center for Atmospheric and Oceanic sciences have explored what would be the effect of the reduction in the Amazon river’s runoff into the ocean. The scientists demonstrate the wide ranging climatic changes that can occur if the river discharges lesser water into the Atlantic ocean.

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