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Dec 16

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
Dec 15

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 | Dec 15

Photo : Siddharth Kankaria / Research Matters

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
Dec 14
Illustration : Purabi Deshpande / Research Matters

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 | Dec 14

Photo : Siddharth Kankaria / Research Matters

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
Dec 13

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 | Dec 13

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
Dec 12
Photo : Purabi Deshpande / Research Matters

Scientists from Sun Yat-sen University, China, International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Delhi, Indian Institute of Rice Research and Agri Biotech Foundation have explored the microbiome or microbes associated with a major rice pest, Asian Rice Gall Midge.

General, Science, Ecology, Health
Bengaluru | Dec 12

The conversion of lush green forests into plantation for the profit of the East India Company still have lasting effects on the Indian wildlife today. Researchers from the Centre for Wildlife Studies, Bangalore, study the conflict between leopards and humans due to this altered landscape. They find that from tea plantations to protected areas, leopard inflict non fatal attacks on humans, which are most likely the big cats attempt to defend itself.

General, Science, Ecology, Policy
Bengaluru | Dec 12

The conversion of lush green forests into plantation for the profit of the East India Company still have lasting effects on the Indian wildlife today. Researchers from the Centre for Wildlife Studies, Bangalore, study the conflict between leopards and humans due to this altered landscape. They find that from tea plantations to protected areas, leopard inflict non fatal attacks on humans, which are most likely the big cats attempt to defend itself.

General, Science, Ecology, Policy

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