New study uses ideas from string theory and quantum field theory to simplify calculations of transcendental numbers, like pi and Euler’s Zeta function.

Environment

Aizawl
6 Sep 2021

Researchers assess abandoned fallow lands in Manipur and recommend planting endemic tree species to boost forest recovery. 

Mumbai
9 Aug 2021

Study proposes a systematic change to India’s wastewater treatment infrastructure to improve the quality of water and minimise environmental impact. 

Pune
21 Jun 2018

In a recent study, scientists from the Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISER), Pune, have identified factors that affect the dispersal patterns of fruit flies (Drosophila melanogaster).

Mumbai
24 May 2018

Researchers at Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB), Mumbai, have developed a new minimum opportunity cost targeting algorithm (MOCTA) to help organizations and institutions select the right environmental and conservation projects to pursue.

Bengaluru
28 Dec 2017

2017 had been an eventful year for science all over the world. We have seen tremendous breakthroughs like the detection of gravitational waves, along with many discoveries and inventions that take us a step closer to making out lives better. Here we present snapshots of the remarkable contributions made to science in 2017.

5 Jun 2017

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The 5th of June every year is celebrated across the world as ‘World Environment Day’. People mark this event by planting saplings, spreading awareness about the importance of the environment to our survival and ways we can conserve this gift of nature for the future generations to come. But, have you ever wondered how we go about our lives on the rest of the days? What if we stopped a moment to think of the change it would bring about if we chose to walk to work instead of the car or take the bus? Of course it would change the climate for the good. Find out some tales of inspiration and alarming facts in this special on World Environment Day.

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.