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Bengaluru | Feb 23
Photo : Purabi Deshpande / Research Matters

Termites are known to be efficient farmers who farm a kind of fungus in their colonies to digest the wood that they feed. Scientists from the Indian institute of Science, Bangalore and École Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Montpellier, Montpellier, France, explore whether the termites prefer a certain species of fungus and if they can identify weed fungi and remove them.

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Feb 22

Professor Ashutosh Sharma, Secretary, Department of Science and Technology and Department of Biotechnology, India and Professor Stephen Toope, Vice-Chancellor, University of Cambridge,  along with other researchers from the University of Cambridge and from various Indian research institutions met today in New Delhi to formalise the launch of TIGR2ESS – an acronym for “Transforming India’s Green Revolution by Research and Empowerment for Sustainable food Supplies”.

General, Science, Society, News
Gujrat | Feb 22
Photos : Prof. Guntupalli

For the first time ever scientists discover the skeleton of the ancient marine reptile, Ichthyosaur, in the Kachchh basin of Gujarat. 

General, Science, Deep-dive
Indore | Feb 21

Researchers from Indian Institute of Technology Indore, Indore have developed shape controlled cobalt ferrite nanoparticles, which can be used to accurately measure the humidity of a region.

General, Science, Technology, News
Mohali | Feb 21
Figure: Conversion of peanut shells into peanut shell derived - few layers of graphene (PS-FLG). Source: Dr. Ramendra Sundar Dey, INST Mohali, Punjab.

Graphene is called the ‘wonder material’ due to its electrical and mechanical properties and is now evolving as an alternative to conventional energy storage devices like batteries and supercapacitors. Researchers from Institute of Nano Science and Technology (INST), Mohali, use peanut shells to manufacture high-quality graphene nanosheets.

General, Science, Technology, Society, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Feb 20
Photos : Dennis C J / Research Matters

Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Hon’ble Union Minister for Science and Technology, Environment, Forest and Climate Change and Earth Sciences, Govt. of India visited the Centre for Research and Education in Science and Technology (CREST), Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA) at Hosakote. He was welcomed by Prof. P Sreekumar, Director of IIA and Prof. G C Anupama, Dean and Professor-in-charge of CREST and others at CREST.

General, Science, Technology, News, Events
Bengaluru | Feb 20
Infographic : Chethana Casiker

Whales are magnificent creatures. Not only are they the some of the largest mammals on the planet, they also have the longest mammal migrations. Why and how do whales migrate? And what are some of the challenges they face on the way?

General, Science, Ecology, News, Infographics
Kanpur | Feb 19

Researchers from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur have come up with a potential roadmap to control diesel engine pollution, by looking at the different techniques available to curb emissions from a diesel engine.

General, Science, Technology, News
Bengaluru | Feb 19
Photo : Jean-Pierre Dalbéra. CC by SA 2.0

Humans have always been fascinated by symmetry. Many celebrated works of art are appreciated for their symmetry, such as the Vitruvian Man by Leonardo Da Vinci, or Somnathpur temple above. Given the importance of symmetry in our lives, does the brain have a special way of processing symmetric objects?

General, Science, Deep-dive
Feb 17

India is the world’s largest milk producer and it produced 140 million tonnes of milk just last year. Though we know the milk comes from bovines (cows and buffaloes), how exactly is it produced in mammals?

General, Science, SciQs

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