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Dec 26
Infographic : Purabi Deshpande / Research Matters

Dr. Lalji Singh was born in the small village of Kalwari in Jaunpur district of Uttar Pradesh on 5th July 1947, to a farmer and head of village, Suryanarayan Singh. With no higher education facilities in his village, Lalji strived for an education early on, travelling to a nearby village to complete his schooling and joining the reputed Banaras Hindu University. After completing his undergraduate and postgraduate degrees from BHU, Lalji was admitted for his PhD in the same university.

General, Science
Dec 23

Whizzing and whirring past us are these insects that most of us remember as ‘helicopters’ of our childhood. Often subjected to our harsh fascination, these winged beauties were tied a string to their bodies, and flown around. Dragonflies and damselflies, collectively known as Odonates, were once as interesting to us as dragons and damsels of stories. Yet today, we barely have the time to notice these creatures.

Infographics, General, Science, Ecology, SciQs
Dec 22

A new research from Space Physics Laboratories, Thiruvananthapuram and Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru has used a ground-based microwave radiometer profiler to evaluate the height of the atmospheric boundary layer, which is the lowest part of the atmosphere and changes based on its interaction with the surface of the Earth.

General, Science, Technology
Bengaluru | Dec 22

Thickness of ice is one of the key indicators of global warming, but it is difficult to take these measurements accurately as direct methods can not be used on a large scale. An international team of scientists make an effort to standardise these measurements and evaluate the various current models.

General, Science
Dec 21
Illustration : Purabi Deshpande / Research Matters

Scientists from the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) - Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine, Jammu and the Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research, New Delhi have now synthesized hybrid protein sequences with antimicrobial properties, by using a mixture of natural and synthetic analogues of amino acids – the building blocks of proteins.

General, Science, Health
Bathinda | Dec 21
Photo : Siddharth Kankaria / Research Matters

The whole world is struggling with the problem of antibiotic resistance developed by disease causing organisms. The epidemic of Tuberculosis especially plagues countries like India. In their recent research scientists from the Central University, Punjab have identified a new target drug to beat the bacteria’s defense against antibiotics.

General, Science, Health
Dec 20

Researchers at Punjab University have developed a sensor pattern noise based method to detect forged videos where one video is copied onto a different video.

General, Science, Technology
Bengaluru | Dec 20

Human Elephant conflict in India is hardly news, but the conflict is also faced by our neighbours in the north, Nepal. Scientists from Arkansas State University explore the degree and the reasons due to which elephants come in close contact with humans.

General, Science, Ecology, Society
Dec 19

Scientists from Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai and Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru have developed a novel complex made of silk fibroin (SF) with embedded silver oxide nanoparticles (Ag2O) for wound healing and anti-bacterial applications.

General, Science, Technology, Health
Mumbai | Dec 19
Photo : Dennis C J / Research Matters

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

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