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Kanpur | Apr 22
Vibrations for Painless Injections

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur try to understand the physics behind how a mosquito punctures the skin without causing pain. They found that low-frequency vibrations, along the axis of the needle, considerably reduces the resistance to piercing, thus reducing the pain. 

 

General, Science, Technology
Kanpur | Mar 12
Demystifying Cancer, One Gene at a Time

 Researchers at IIT Kanpur show that increasing the levels of specific microRNAs reduce the progression of prostate cancer.

General, Science, Health, Deep-dive
Kanpur | Feb 11
Researchers from IIT Kanpur, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA, University of Hyderabad, and IIT Delhi study how aerosols affect the Indian monsoon season.

Researchers from IIT Kanpur, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA, University of Hyderabad, and IIT Delhi have tried to understand how aerosols affect the Indian monsoon season.

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
Kanpur | Nov 15
Image: Prof. Nitin Saxena, Photo credit: Mr. Girish Pant

Prof. Nitin Saxena, Professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, has been awarded the 2018 Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for his work in Algebraic Complexity Theory. One of the youngest awardees, Prof. Saxena’s research interests include Computational Complexity and Algebraic Geometry.

General, Science, Technology, News
Bengaluru | Nov 6

In a recent study, researchers from the Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine (InStem), Bengaluru, National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), Bengaluru, Christian Medical College, Vellore and the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, have described how a type of virus, called adeno-associated virus, behaves when injected into the mouse testis.

General, Science, News
Bengaluru | Oct 9
Photo: pxhere

Researchers from IIT Kanpur and JNCASR Bengaluru, have theoretically explained experimental results showing unexpected turbulence in polymer solutions.

 

General, Science, Deep-dive
Kanpur | Oct 7

Researchers from IIT Kanpur extract a mineral from mutton bones to drive light-based chemical reactions.

General, Science, Health, Deep-dive
Jun 15

Nature has inspired humanity in many ways. A whole new field of biomimicry has now evolved, which deals with nature inspired techniques to address many of our challenges. Now, a new study inspired by the eye structure of trilobites -- sea creatures known to be extinct since the age of dinosaurs -- has discovered a novel method of lens fabrication that can ward off spherical aberration. The scientists have fabricated these lenses based on the shape of trilobites’ eyes which are unique and are not adjustable. These lenses, the scientists say, have superior optical performance and find use in a range of optical applications.

Technology, Engineering
Apr 14

Can insects help us decipher how molecules behave? Yes, say scientists from Department of Chemistry of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay, IIT Kanpur, IIT Guwahati and Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata. In a recent study, they have described how the concept of ‘swarm intelligence’ can be used to determine the most stable configuration of a molecule and its electronic structure. With this knowledge as base, scientists can design molecules such as drugs, vaccines and polymers with targeted properties.

 

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