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Mumbai | May 15
Photo : Purabi Deshpande / Research Matters

A team of researchers from University of Aberdeen, UK, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, People’s Republic of China, and Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai have looked at the effects of availability of a smartphone based real time passenger information system on a passenger’s willingness to use public transport. Their studies reveal that although there was an initial excitement for the app, there were insufficient users required to scale up.

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Bengaluru | May 15
Photo : Dr. Farah Ishtiaq

Higher altitudes have lower levels of oxygen, and hence animals living at such altitudes have to adapt. Having higher content of haemoglobin is one adaptation strategy used. In a recent study, scientists from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, explore how blood parasite affect these high altitude birds.

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
Mumbai | May 14

Researchers from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB), Mumbai and Indian Institute of Technology Indore (IITI), Indore have developed a novel technique to measure the ice thickness of inaccessible and data scarce glaciers.

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Kerala | May 14
Photo : Dr. K. C. Koshy, Dr. B. Gopakumar

Researchers from the Jawaharlal Nehru Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute (JNTBGRI), Kerala explore what makes bamboo fruits so attracive to rodents.

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | May 12

World Migratory Bird Day is an annual awareness-raising campaign highlighting the need for the conservation of migratory birds and their habitats. It is observed on 2nd Saturday in May and October! It is a global awareness-raising campaign to conserve Migratory Birds.

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Mumbai | May 11

In a recent study, a team of researchers from Purdue University, USA, Northrop Grumman, USA, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, India, and University of Florida, USA have studied the effect of using computer-aided design (CAD) simulations on teaching engineering design thinking to students.

General, Science, Engineering, News
Coimbatore | May 11
Photo : Dr. V. J Jins

Researchers from the Sálim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History (SACON), Coimbatore, and the Natural History Museum (NHM), London, UK, discover a new species of shieldtail snake, Uropeltis Bhupathyi, from the Anaikatty Hills in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu.

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
Kharagpur | May 10
Infographic : Purabi Deshpande / Research Matters

Researchers from Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, Kharagpur (IITKGP) and Institute of Pulmocare and Research, Kolkata have proposed a new method to detect respiratory disorders, like asthma—by listening to the sounds made by the lungs.

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New Delhi | May 10

Delhi, the city once famous for the charm of the Red Fort and the elegance of Qutub Minar, is today infamous for its pollution crisis. Ranked one of the most polluted cities in the world, the air in the city is taking a toll on its residents’ health. With over 10 million vehicles registered in Delhi, it is not surprising that the air is turning toxic. But how bad is the air really in the roads of Delhi?

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Bengaluru | May 9
Photo : Purabi Deshpande / Research Matters

Scientists from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, study what effect tuberculosis has on the immune system of our body.

General, Science, Health, Deep-dive

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