Researchers at IIT Bombay discover the role of environmental resources, genes and mating in species in the development of new species in the same area, challenging the traditional view that new species can develop only in distinct geographies.

Energy

Mumbai
30 Aug 2021

Researchers develop a new AI-powered algorithm that significantly improves the energy efficiency of a wirelessly powered communication network.

Mumbai
31 Aug 2021

Researchers from IIT Bombay install a solar microgrid with a hybrid storage system in a high altitude site in Sikkim.

Mumbai
4 Jan 2021

Researchers study the impact of increasing natural gas consumption on the economy and environment of India.

Mumbai
30 Jun 2021

Researchers have demonstrated how a magnetised catalyst can speed up hydrogen production while bringing down the energy cost.

Bengaluru
28 Jul 2020

In a recent study, researchers show how cleaner air during the lockdown in Delhi, one of the most polluted cities in the world, has led to a hike in solar power generation.

Bengaluru
9 Oct 2019

One of the annoying side effects of being absorbed in a gripping novel is that the cup of tea on the table becomes cold! Unfortunately, the tea would not heat itself by absorbing the heat around it, just as pieces of a broken egg would not put themselves together or milk mixed in coffee would not separate by itself. Such things are irreversible, and define a fixed direction of time—that from the past towards the future. This apparent progression of time is called the ‘arrow of time’. In a recent study, Prof Mahendra Verma of the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, suggests a way, different from any previous ones,  to determine the direction in which time is progressing. He uses the concept of energy cascade to define the arrow of time.

Mumbai
29 Jan 2018

While the country struggles with various problems related to waste management, scientists from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, have come up with a novel solution to turn waste to wealth. The researchers develop a method to generate energy from landfill leachate and microbial fuel cells. 

30 Aug 2017

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The intricate working of human cells has been a fascinating subject and every now and then we have a new research throwing light on how cells and their constituents help form what we know as ‘life’. Now, a new study has explored the organization and function of mitochondria, a cell organelle responsible for providing the cells with energy that they need,  in the context of early embryonic development. The researchers have shown how mitochondria move about in the cells using the cytoskeleton and help in formation of different cells from the blastoderm.

17 Apr 2017

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What is the price of development? It is a tricky question to answer, especially for a country that is growing at its fastest pace with ambitious goals. But who actually pays this price and how? A recent study has tried to answer this touchy question in the context of small-scale hydropower projects that are increasing their presence in one of the ecologically sensitive area - the Western Ghats and points out how local communities are losing this one-sided game.

21 Mar 2017

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Forests play a critical role in sustaining biodiversity on the planet, including humans. They once provided food and shelter when we were hunter-gatherers. Today, our relationship with forests is at a new level. We derive most of our energy resources from forests in the form of wood and coal. What are some of the implications of this relationship and how fragile is it getting in the future? On this International Day of Forests, here is an introspection of the same.