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Mumbai | Mar 20
Methods of Archimedes and Bhāskara to Help Teaching

Researchers compare how the Greek and Indian mathematicians measured the surface area of a sphere.

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Bengaluru | Mar 19
India’s computer science graduates: High in quantity and low in quality, finds study | Research Matters

A new study, by researchers from the US, China, India and Russia, has compared the quality of computer science graduates from these four countries. 

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Chandigarh | Mar 15
About half a lakh measles-related deaths averted in India due to vaccination programs, says study

Researchers from the University of Toronto, Canada, King George’s Medical University, Lucknow, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, and the Indian Council of Medical Research have analysed the impact of the national measles immunisation campaign in India.

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Bengaluru | Mar 14
Tiny RNA lost during domestication created robust rice varieties, shows study.

Tiny RNA lost during domestication created robust rice varieties, shows study by NCBS, Bengaluru. 

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Kanpur | Mar 12
Demystifying Cancer, One Gene at a Time

 Researchers at IIT Kanpur show that increasing the levels of specific microRNAs reduce the progression of prostate cancer.

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Anantapur | Mar 11
Study shows that climate impacts from rice cultivation are large but can be reduced drastically

Oryza sativa, or rice, is the staple food of more than half the world’s population and supports the livelihoods of around 145 million households. Since its domestication thousands of years ago, rice has played an essential role in shaping civilisations. However, present-day practices of rice cultivation may harm the planet's climate, shows a recent study conducted in India.

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Mumbai | Mar 7
Scientists design low-power, low-cost wearable wireless devices to continuously monitor patient’s health indicators like ECG and EEG

Scientists design low-power, low-cost wearable wireless devices to continuously monitor patient’s health indicators like ECG and EEG  

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Mumbai | Mar 5
Jammer Proofing Communication Systems | Research by IIT Bombay

A theoretical study from IIT Bombay can help make our military communication more robust.

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Bengaluru | Mar 4
The identity crisis of the Indian savannas

Researchers from the National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bengaluru, have shown that grass-fuelled fires and seasonal drought, which are the characteristics of savannas, are also observed in the dry deciduous “forests” in India. These findings add to a growing body of evidence that these systems are, in fact, savannas.

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Bengaluru | Mar 3
World Wildlife Day: Greening the Blue

Over two-thirds of the Earth’s surface is covered with water, with nearly 97% of this being in the oceans. Oceans are home to amazing creatures—from microscopic phytoplankton which produce most of the Earth’s oxygen, to gigantic whales which take your breath away. World Wildlife Day is celebrated each year on March 3rd to celebrate and raise awareness about the diverse wildlife on our planet. The theme for 2019 is “Life below water: for people and planet" which aligns with goal 14 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, i.e.

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