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Bengaluru | Jul 2

In a new study, to be published in the journal Aerosol and Air Quality Research, researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar, take a closer look at various factors that caused air pollution during Diwali of 2016. 

General, Science, Ecology, Health, Society, Deep-dive
Jun 30

In 1908, a meteoroid (a small asteroid) exploded in the atmosphere near the Stony Tunguska River in Eastern Siberia, flattening over 2000 square kilometres of forest. Luckily, the region was very thinly populated, and there were no casualties. But, our Earth is not always that fortunate! Billions of years ago, our planet is thought to have been struck by many such asteroids, creating a dent on its surface.

General, Science, News, SciQs
London, UK | Jun 29
Representative image of Centipede

In a new study to be published in the journal ‘Invertebrate Systematics’, researchers Dr. Jahnavi Joshi and Dr. Greg Edgecombe from the Natural History Museum, London, have set out to determine the species boundaries of an old-world tropical centipede from the genus ‘Ethmostigmus’, from Peninsular India.

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Bengaluru | Jun 29

In a recent article published in the `Science’ magazine, titled ‘When the cure kills—CBD limits biodiversity research’, researchers have questioned the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), a framework formulated to conserve biodiversity. 

General, Science, Ecology, Policy, Deep-dive, Featured
Mumbai | Jun 28
Image Credit: Design Innovation Center, IIT Bombay

IIT Bombay student develops a device to locate veins before drawing blood.

For many of us, the thought of being pricked by a needle to draw blood or inject drugs is horrifying, right? What if you had to be pierced many times because the right vein could not be identified? Nightmarish you say? Soon, this could be the thing of past, thanks to an award-winning ‘vein tracer’ by Mr. Trivikram Annamali, a student of the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay.

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Bengaluru | Jun 28

The quaint hill town of Shimla, which once woke up to the charm of snowing winters and bustling tourists, is today facing one of the worst water crisis in history. The droughts of Marathwada during 2015-2016 crippled the farmers in the region. Today, instances like these that highlight the importance of water, the source of life, is increasing across the world. Hence, it becomes vital to understand how water levels in our rivers, lakes, streams and aquifers change over time and the reasons behind it.

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
Mumbai | Jun 27

IIT Bombay study proposal to account for ecological sensitivity to help developmental and planning authorities.

General, Science, Engineering, Ecology, Deep-dive
Mumbai | Jun 26
Image credits: Design Innovation Center, IITB

IIT Bombay student has won the Gandhian Young Technological Innovation (GYTI) Award for window-mounted solar cooker design

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Bengaluru | Jun 26
Hemidactylus paaragowli | Image Credits: Saunak Pal

A new addition to the list of endemic reptiles is a rock-dwelling gecko named Hemidactylus paaragowli, discovered in the hills of Kerala. 

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
Mumbai | Jun 25

A study in IIT Bombay can help determine properties of substances at the molecular level. 

General, Science, Deep-dive

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