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Bengaluru | May 25

A team of researchers from Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Stuttgart, Germany, and University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany have developed a novel silver nanoparticle-graphene hybrid photodetector device with an increased ability to detect Ultraviolet light.

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Lucknow | Feb 8

Scientists from CSIR-Indian Institute of Toxicology Research (CSIR-IITR) and Babu Banarasi Das University in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh have been studying the properties and behaviour Methylparaben, a commonly used preservative, under various circumstances. Their study reveals that, when exposed to Ultraviolet (UV) light, the molecule, not just loses it ability to effectively perform as a preservative, but also could damage human skin cells.

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Bengaluru | Dec 14

Photo : Siddharth Kankaria / Research Matters

In an interdepartmental collaborative study, scientists from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, study live cells under the microscope. Using a novel experimental setup to stretch cells, the scientists are able to observe cellular phenomenon like mechanotransduction.

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Bengaluru | Dec 5
Photo : Dr. Abha Misra

Scientists from the Indian institute of Science, Bangalore have used novel electrodes based on on integration of UV light sensitive zinc oxide nanorods and electrochemically active nickel cobalt oxide in supercapacitors. Their study shows the long life, the ability to charge in UV light and its application in self charging devices.

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Oct 30

Eyes are one of the most complex organs found in animals. Through evolution the eyes of animals have evolved to suit some needs better than others. Some animals can see the world in 3D, while some others can see in the dark. Animals living in places where the light doesn’t reach like caves, can’t use their eye and hence have primitive eyes. Researchers from Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, study the pit eye seen in the flatworm Planaria to understand how the organism senses the environment around it.

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