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Mumbai | Aug 12, 2019
Researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay) suggest that better conductivity of oil may help water droplets come together.

Researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay) suggest that better conductivity of oil may help water droplets come together. Their findings may impact the design of electric field-based oil dehydrators.

General, Science, Engineering, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Aug 9, 2019
Researchers from The Nature Conservancy (TNC), USA, and collaborators from different institutes in India, discuss the agricultural practice of burning crop residues and find alternative solutions.

Researchers from The Nature Conservancy (TNC), USA, and collaborators from different institutes in India, discuss the agricultural practice of burning crop residues and find alternative solutions.

General, Science, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Aug 8, 2019
IISc researchers discern how a protein causes chronic nerve pain

Researchers from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru study how a protein called lysozyme, an integral component of our immune system, causes persistent nerve pain during nerve injury.

General, Science, Health, Society, Deep-dive
Chandigarh | Aug 8, 2019
Answer to a painful gut might lie in micronutrients, suggests study

Researchers from Panjab University, Chandigarh and Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, have discovered a link between selenium and colitis in mice. The findings of this study hint at the possibility of selenium relieving symptoms of ulcerative colitis.

General, Science, Health, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Aug 7, 2019
Researchers from the Natural History Museum, London, have uncovered the evolutionary links between the different species of centipedes dating back to Gondwana.

Researchers from the Natural History Museum, London, have uncovered the evolutionary links between the different species of centipedes dating back to Gondwana. 

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
Gurugram | Aug 6, 2019
India is facing a severe crisis in the availability of skilled healthcare professionals, finds a study by the Indian Institute of Public Health (IIPH).

India is facing a severe crisis in the availability of skilled healthcare professionals, finds a study by the Indian Institute of Public Health (IIPH).

General, Science, Health, Society, Deep-dive
Mumbai | Aug 5, 2019
Researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay) proposes an improved additive manufacturing method to repair damaged industrial components for the sustainable growth of the industry.

Researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay) proposes an improved additive manufacturing method to repair damaged industrial components for the sustainable growth of the industry.

General, Science, Engineering, Deep-dive
Aug 3, 2019

Across the ages, humans have tried to explain natural phenomena, like earthquakes, through stories and myths. Indian mythology says that when the elephant that holds the world on his back gets tired, an earthquake occurs; Norse mythology describes an earthquake as Loki, the God of mischief and strife, struggling to escape his prison; and Japaneses mythology talks about the giant catfish Namazu thrashing about beneath the earth, causing earthquakes. So what does science have to say?

General, Science, Scitoons, SciQs
Bengaluru | Aug 2, 2019
Pitter Patterns: IISc study finds increase in area receiving extreme rainfall in the last four decades

Researchers from the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, have used a non-traditional method to measure extreme rainfall events. This approach is more accurate than what is currently used by meteorologists and researchers.

General, Science, Deep-dive
Mumbai | Aug 1, 2019
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay study used digital processing of archived satellite images to study the growth patterns in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region.

Study by Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, uses digital processing of archived satellite images to study the growth patterns in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region. 

General, Science, Society, Deep-dive