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Mumbai | Jan 19
Photo : Special Report 21, Burden of Disease Attributable to Major Air Pollution Sources in India (https://www.healtheffects.org/system/files/GBDMAPS-India-SR21-App-E_0.pdf)

3.6 million lives could be lost in 2050 due to air pollution, says a recent study.

According to a new study by researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay (IIT-B), the Health Effects Institute (HEI), and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), in 2015, only one in 1000 Indians lived in areas where particulate pollution did not exceed the permissible levels prescribed by World Health Organization (WHO).

General, Science, Health, Society, Policy
Bengaluru | Jan 19
Schematic of the two designs (Credit: Ghosh and Ghosh, Sci. Robot. 3, eaaq0076-2018)

Manipulation of particles whose sizes are a billionth of a metre poses a huge challenge and is a vast area of research. Manipulation of objects on this scale has important application from medicines to quantum technologies. Scientists from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore have devised a new approach to trap and maneuver nanoscale objects. 

General, Science, Technology, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Jan 18
Photo : www.nasonline.org

Prasad Raghavendra, Associate Professor of electrical engineering and computer science at the University of California, Berkeley, and David Steurer, professor of theoretical computer science at ETH Zurich have been chosen as the winners of the first Michael and Sheila Held prize. They were chosen “for a body of work which revolutionizes our understanding of optimization and complexity in computer science” announces a press release from the academy.

General, Science, Events
Bengaluru | Jan 18
Photos : Dr V. Deepak

Scientists from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, in a rare study combining biology and paleontology show how different climatic factors over evolutionary time have affected the evolution of fan throated lizards.

General, Science, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Jan 17

As conventional memory devices like the hard drives and flash drives, generally made of semiconductor materials reaching limit in terms of their size and storage capacity a new emerging technology- Resistive Random Access Memory (RRAM)- holds the promise of cheaper and efficient replacement to existing technologies. 

General, Science, Technology
Bengaluru | Jan 17
Illustration : Purabi Deshpande / Research Matters

With an increase in the occurance of cancer predicted in the coming years, scientists from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, make astounding discoveries on the molecular mechanism behind the spread of cancer, which can help better understand and treat the disease. 

General, Science, Health, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Jan 17
Photo : Vidisha Kulkarni / Research Matters

Using satellite data from 1973, 1991 and 2016, researchers from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, study how protected area have deteriorated over the years. The study also assesses the reason for the said deterioration of the forests.

General, Science, Ecology, Society, Policy
Bengaluru | Jan 16
Photo : Dennis C J / Research Matters

Scientists from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore design a novel transistor by combining two different types of transistors in to one. The new hybrid device can switch between a conventional thermionic transistor and a modern tunnelling transistor overcoming many challenges faced before. 

General, Science, Technology
Panaji | Jan 16
Photos : www.sciffigoa.org

Movie buffs and science aficionados are gearing up for the third Science Film Festival of India (SFFI) organized by Vijnana Bharati along with Vidnyan Parishad, Goa. The four day festival will kick off on the 16th of January 2018 in Panaji, Goa, and will feature movie screenings, workshops, exhibitions and competitions showcasing science and technology.

General, Science, Society, Events
Exeter | Jan 15
Photo : Dr. Rochishnu Dutta

How do insects find partners of their species to mate with in vast fields and forests? Recent research from scientists at the University of Exeter and the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore have shown how sounds acts as a barrier between interbreeding among different species.

General, Science, Ecology

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