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Mumbai | Nov 15
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Prof. Chandra M. R. Volla, an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, has won the NASI Young Scientist Award 2018 for his research in the field of chemical sciences. His work deals with catalysis, the process of accelerating a chemical reaction by the use of an agent referred to as a catalyst. He shares the award with three other recipients.

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Bengaluru | Nov 14
Clouds / Research Matters

Aerosols such as smoke or dust suspended in the lower layers of the atmosphere can either heat up the planet by trapping solar radiation, or cool it by reflecting sunlight back into space. Little is known, however, about how much aerosols that are present much higher up — above the clouds — contribute to this warming. 

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Mumbai | Nov 13
Photo: Aredath Siddharth, Nandini Bhosale and Hasan Kumar Gundu, Communication Design, IDC, IIT Bombay

Scientists develop a carrier that can deliver drugs more efficiently when triggered by ultrasound.

 

General, Science, Technology, Health, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Nov 13

The Infosys Science Foundation (ISF) has announced the winners of the Infosys Prize 2018 today, 13 November 2018. Among the winners who are in Indian institutes are two Professors from the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, and one each from the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai.

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Mumbai | Nov 13
Photo by: Aredath Siddharth, Nandini Bhosale, Hassan Kumar Gundu, Communication Design, IDC, IIT Bombay

Prof Amit Agrawal, Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay), has been awarded the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). This award recognises his outstanding contributions to the area of Fluid Mechanics including experimental, theoretical and numerical work in Microfluidic Devices.

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Kolkata | Nov 13

Researchers from the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences Calcutta, Kolkata, and the Indian Institute of Technology Patna, have examined the practice of outsourcing in the Indian context. They found that the outsourcing model helps companies remain viable, particularly during economic crises.

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Bengaluru | Nov 12

In a recent study conducted by the researchers from ICAR-National Rice Research Institute, Cuttack and their collaborators, researchers have studied the mechanism of methane gas emission by seven varieties of rice grown in  Eastern India. The study was published in the journal Science of The Total Environment.

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Mumbai | Nov 12
Photo: Aredath Siddharth, Nandini Bhosale, Hassan Kumar Gundu, Communication Design, IDC, IIT Bombay/ CC BY-SA 3.0

Researchers from IIT Bombay propose algorithms for service providers to efficiently manage the choice of the right network for your mobile devices.

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Nov 10

If ever the Beatles were to be formed again, they would definitely agree to rope in field crickets, the distant rockstar relatives of grasshoppers, into their influential band. The male members of the Gryllidae family are noted in the animal world for the music they make with their forewings. As the sun goes down and the dark is welcome, the musical concert of adult male field crickets goes live. Some sing continuous trills, the others produce periodic chirps to enchant the ladies of their own species for mating.

General, Science, Ecology, Scitoons, SciQs
Bengaluru | Nov 9

Researchers at IISc, Bengaluru, claims that wind turbines, installed to harness renewable energy from the wind, are instead creating deleterious effects on predatory birds and their prey. 

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