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Mar 17

Most of us have seen diabetics take insulin injections. Wasim Akram was an insulin dependent diabetic, and at the same time, a threatening fast bowler.

Insulin is a protein produced in our bodies by the pancreas. In earlier days, insulin was extracted from the pancreas of cattle, in a tedious process that yielded just a few micrograms per pancreas.

General, Science, Health, SciQs
Bengaluru | Mar 16
Photo : Siddharth Kankaria / Research Mattrs

How many times have you fed moneys by the roadside? Are you changing the behaviour of the monkey or is it manipulating your behaviour for food? New  study from Researchers at the Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment along with researchers from the National Institute of Advanced Sciences gives reasons to not feed the monkeys.

General, Science, Ecology, Society, Deep-dive
Bhubaneswar | Mar 15

Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women across the world. As per an estimate by the World Health Organisation, 570,000 women died from breast cancer in 2015 alone. Although genetic factors and the female sex hormone oestrogen play a role in the occurrence of breast cancer, several other factors like increased iron content in the body might also enhance the risk.

General, Science, Health
Bengaluru | Mar 15

Scientists from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, study how speech recognition software can be improved by modelling it to be more like the brain, such that it works well even in the presence of background noise. 

General, Science, Technology, Deep-dive
Hyderabad | Mar 14
Photo : Dennis C J / Research Matters

Interspeech--the world’s largest and most comprehensive conference on the science and technology of spoken language processing -- is coming to India for the first time ever. This year will witness the 19th edition of Interspeech, which will be held during September 2-6, 2018 at the Hyderabad International Convention Centre (HICC), Hyderabad, India, with an expected international participation of over 1500 delegates.

General, Science, News, Events
Lucknow | Mar 14

Clean drinking water is an essential prerequisite for good health. In a country like India, where 21% of communicable diseases spread through unsafe water, and more than 500 children under the age of five die each day from diarrhoea, the accessibility to clean drinking water is paramount. Researchers from the CSIR-Indian Institute of Toxicology Research, have developed a frugal water purification system, Oneer, to help overcome our water woes.

General, Science, Technology, Health, Deep-dive
Gandhinagar | Mar 13
Photo : Vignesh Kamath / Research Matters

A recent study by researchers from the Department of Environmental Science, Tezpur University, Assam, and the Department of Earth Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar, Gujarat on the groundwater in the Brahmaputra floodplains has revealed some alarming information. The study has detected the presence of arsenic, uranium and fluorides (compounds of the element fluorine) that can affect the wellbeing of the people in this region.

General, Science, Health, News
Bengaluru | Mar 13

LMC X-4 is a two-star system consisting of a pulsar and a companion star. In a recent study, scientists from the Raman Research Institute, Bangalore, examined characteristics of the X-ray signals emitted from LMC X-4, using signal processing techniques and analysis.

General, Science, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Mar 12
Image : Created from Figure 1 from the article Modulating Thin Film Transistor Characteristics by Texturing the Gate Metal. CC by SA 4.0

In today’s gadget-filled world of cameras, cell phones, smart watches and other lightweight and wearable devices, thin film transistors are commonplace. They are made by stacking thin layers of semiconductors, insulators and metals. In a study published in Nature’s Scientific Reports, researchers from the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, have explored how creating textures in metal films used in such transistors could help make them easy to control.

General, Science, Technology, News
Bengaluru | Mar 12
Photo: Dennis C J / Research Matters. From L-R :  Mayank Shrivastava and Milova Paul

In research to be shared at the prestigious 56th International Reliability Physics Symposium (IRPS), researchers from the Indian Institute of Science Bangalore (IISc)  will present a paper that details a breakthrough in significantly improving the reliability limits of 3D FinFET technology in sub-14nm technology for System-on-Chip integration. The study is the result of work in collaboration with Intel that sought to better understand various aspects of electrostatic discharge (ESD), latch-up and hot carrier reliability of ultra-dense FinFET technologies.

General, Science, Technology, Engineering, News

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