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Mumbai | Jul 1, 2020
Tracing the origins of Parkinson’s disease

Researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay), National Centre of Biological Sciences (NCBS) Bengaluru, Anna University, Chennai and ETH, Zurich uncover the molecular events that lead up to the formation of protein clusters commonly seen in Parkinson’s disease.

 

General, Science, Technology, Health, Deep-dive
Mumbai | Jun 25, 2020
What influences coronaviruses’ survival on different surfaces?

Researchers from IIT Bombay find how temperature, humidity and properties of different surfaces influence the evaporation rates of respiratory droplets infected with COVID-19.

 

General, Science, Technology, Engineering, Health, Society, Deep-dive
Mumbai | Jun 19, 2020
A hardware neuron to help ‘brain-like’ computers solve difficult problems

Researchers develop a powerful stochastic neuron, like those in our brain, using random access memory to aid breakthroughs in artificial intelligence

General, Science, Technology, Engineering, Deep-dive
Mumbai | Jun 8, 2020
Machine learning helps monitor crop growth

Researchers use radar data from satellites to estimate parameters that determine the growth of soy and wheat.

 

General, Science, Technology, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | May 15, 2020
Black hole shadows could throw light on dark matter

Researchers investigate the effects of dark matter particles on the growth of black hole shadows. 

General, Science, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Apr 20, 2020
Capturing complex chemical reactions on video

New theoretical work demonstrates how sequentially captured images of electrons can be used to show the evolution of electron movement

 

General, Science, Technology, Engineering, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Apr 16, 2020
 Making sense of sound - Digital Audio Processing Lab at IIT Bombay

Humans communicate a lot non-verbally, thanks to the ability of our brain to understand tone. Would computers be able to do this? Currently capable of understanding plain text, they are struggling to learn the emotions behind the words, conveyed through tone. But these machines are catching up fast. Digital audio processing tools equip computers to understand various information in sound, including emotions.Prof Preeti Rao of the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay is an expert in sound processing—an approach that helps us do various useful things, one of which is removing unwanted sounds (or noise) from an audio clip. With her team at the Digital Audio Processing Lab, Prof Rao attempts to understand the nature of sound, reveal the information it may hold, and use it for, say, identifying tracks, melodies or the raga of a song.

General, Science, Technology, Engineering, Deep-dive, News
Bengaluru | Apr 13, 2020
Mini-fuel engines could replace batteries in the future

Scientists around the world have been actively looking for eco-friendly alternatives to conventional chemical-based batteries. In one such effort, researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay) have designed a micro-combustor that is efficient and environment-friendly. The study, funded by the Science and Engineering Board (SERB) and Department of Science and Technology (DST), has been published in various journals including Applied Physics Letters, Energy Conversion and Management, and Applied Energy.

General, Science, Technology, Engineering, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Apr 6, 2020
Insights from Optics for Better Thermoelectric Devices

New design in thermoelectric devices can increase both output power and efficiency

A significant problem in electronic devices is the generation of heat during their operation. This phenomenon not only leads to the wastage of electric power but can also damage the device. Thermoelectric materials, which convert heat to electricity and vice versa, can be used to turn the generated heat back into electricity, thereby saving power and avoiding overheating of the device.

General, Science, Technology, Engineering, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Mar 31, 2020
Understanding pain, virtually

A computer based model of neurons in the urinary bladder

General, Science, Technology
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