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Mumbai | Tuesday, 19 December, 2017 - 08:00
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In an attempt to reduce their carbon footprint, many nations around the world are looking at wind energy. This form of energy is already responsible for 12% of installed power in India. An Indian Institute of Technology Bombay study predicts Indian offshore wind farms will benefit from rise in sea temperatures

General, Science, Technology, Engineering
Monday, 18 December, 2017 - 15:49

Scientists from Indian Institute of Science (IISc.), Bengaluru develop a new technique to trap micro particles using the surface features of glass which could help scientist study collective phenomenon and properties of colloidal particles.

General, Science, Technology
Hyderabad | Monday, 18 December, 2017 - 08:30
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Researchers at the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research - Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (CSIR-IICT) are solving two major problems faced by society today, food waste and energy production. The team reviews various ways in which food waste can be converted to fuels, power, heat and value added chemicals.

General, Science, Society, Featured
Saturday, 16 December, 2017 - 09:30

The human brain is an extremely complex network of gazillion of nerve cells. This complexity of the brain serves to its advantage. The human brain can store more information than a supercomputer in the tiny space between our ears. Our brain can perform complicated calculations like image recognition in a split second, which the best available computers still aspire for. On the other hand, we don’t stand a chance against a basic calculator to perform long mathematical calculations.

General, Science, SciQs
Friday, 15 December, 2017 - 13:47

Scientists from Indian Institute of Science (IISc) have developed a novel device made of a fibre Bragg grating to measure the force exerted with a bite.

General, Science, Technology
Roorkee | Friday, 15 December, 2017 - 08:15

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Study from  Indian Institute of Technology and National Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee find the total area and number of glaciers in the Himalayas to decrease. The study shows that the glaciers are sensitive to climate change and the long term decrease in the extent of the glaciers could lead to flash floods and water shortage in the future.

General, Science
Thursday, 14 December, 2017 - 15:24
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Researchers from Pondicherry University, Puducherry and SRM University, Chennai have recently demonstrated a novel device made of Nickel/ Nickel oxide (Ni/NiO) and graphene that could be used to store hybrid-energy.

General, Science, Technology
Bengaluru | Thursday, 14 December, 2017 - 08:02

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In an interdepartmental collaborative study, scientists from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, study live cells under the microscope. Using a novel experimental setup to stretch cells, the scientists are able to observe cellular phenomenon like mechanotransduction.

General, Science, Technology
Wednesday, 13 December, 2017 - 16:10

Scientists from the Indian Institute of Technology- Madras, Chennai and CSIR- Central Leather Research Institute, Adyar, Chennai have developed a new drug combination to effectively treat diabetic wounds.

General, Science, Health
Guwahati | Wednesday, 13 December, 2017 - 08:30

Researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati have developed a genetically modified variety of cowpea resistant to Mungbean Yellow Mosaic India Virus. Since the legume grain is one of the major sources of protein for a section of the country’s population, this discovery is important to ensure that the yield of the crops is not affected.

General, Science, Health