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Odd-Even scheme had little impact on air pollution: study

Odd-Even scheme had little impact on air pollution: study

~By Rayies Altaf Air pollution is a serious problem in Delhi and vehicular traffic is generally thought to be the main culprit. But a new...
Tea seed oil may be healthy option

Tea seed oil may be healthy option

~By Sunderarajan Padmanabhan Scientists at Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat have reported that oil extracted from the seeds of some of the tea varieties grown in...
NavIC frequency too close to WiFi, may cause interference: Study

NavIC frequency too close to WiFi, may cause interference: Study

~By Dinesh C Sharma NavIC, India’s very own navigation satellite system, is projected to provide positioning and navigation services on the lines of US-owned Global...
Deciduous trees with compound leaves more tolerant to air pollution: study

Deciduous trees with compound leaves more tolerant to air pollution: study

~By Dr Aditi Jain Degrading air quality in metro cities is a matter of concern for public health. Massive tree plantation drives are often conducted...
Western Ghats biodiversity is a significant source of moisture for monsoon

Western Ghats biodiversity is a significant source of moisture for monsoon

~By Raghu Murtugudde The mountain range that runs along the west coast of peninsular India from Tamil Nadu through Kerala, Karnataka, and Goa to Maharashtra...
Research management critical for Indian labs to become competitive

Research management critical for Indian labs to become competitive

~By Dr. Aditi Jain Attired in white lab coat, mixing oddly colored chemicals or observing tiny creatures through microscope and working with sophisticated instruments. That’s...
Smart device developed for precise use of herbicides

Smart device developed for precise use of herbicides

~By Manu Moudgil India loses agriculture produce worth several hundred crores of rupees every year to weeds. While removing weeds manually is laborious, use of...
Just tweaking time of administration can make cancer drugs more effective

Just tweaking time of administration can make cancer drugs more effective

~By Sarah Iqbal Just by changing the time of administering drugs, doctors may be able to improve outcome of cancer therapy, suggests new research done...
Leaves from nitrogen-rich trees can be potential fertilizers

Leaves from nitrogen-rich trees can be potential fertilizers

~By Dr. Aditi Jain Persistent overuse of fertilizers to increase the crop yield has led to serious consequences on environment and human health. The problem...
The Lunar Eclipse of 31 January : Let us not be frightened of our own shadow!

The Lunar Eclipse of 31 January : Let us not be frightened of our...

~By Dr. Niruj Ramanujam In the evening of 31 January, as we look towards the eastern sky, we will be witness to the dance of...
Human-Machine Interface: Devices That Can Be Controlled Through An Eye Blink

Human-Machine Interface: Devices That Can Be Controlled Through An Eye Blink

~By Dinesh C Sharma Imagine being able to switch on a television set or open an electronic lock just with blink of your eyes. Indian...
An exhibition to create public awareness on science and technology

An exhibition to create public awareness on science and technology

~By Sunderarajan Padmanabhan Exhibitions can be a potent medium of communicating latest developments in science and technology to people, in particular to youngsters who could...
New approach for producing hydrogen gas developed

New approach for producing hydrogen gas developed

~By Ratneshwar Thakur Hydrogen is considered one of the best sources of green energy, but economic production and storage remain major challenges in propagating this...

India jumps to fourth place in computing capacity for weather forecasting

~By Sunderarajan Padmanabhan India on Monday, January 8, took a major step ahead in upgrading computing capacity in the area of weather forecasting and climate...
Bacteria can breakdown biodiesel waste into useful products: Study

Bacteria can breakdown biodiesel waste into useful products: Study

~By Vaishali Lavekar Scientists have identified two bacterial strains which can use crude glycerol as carbon as well as energy source for producing commercially valuable...
Floods in polluted rivers can pollute groundwater too: Study

Floods in polluted rivers can pollute groundwater too: Study

File photo of the floods that submerged large parts of Chennai in December 2015. Photo credit: PTI ~By Bhavya Khullar Scientists from Anna University studied groundwater...
Indian scientists at Pune’s NIV detect new strain of dengue virus

Indian scientists at Pune’s NIV detect new strain of dengue virus

~By Dr T V Venkateswaran Study by National Institute of Virology scientists shows that a dengue strain that originated in Singapore had emerged in Tamil...
New technologies can help leather industry in its makeover

New technologies can help leather industry in its makeover

File photo of a leathery tannery in Jalandhar, Punjab. Photo credit: Bloomberg By Dr T V Venkateswaran and Jyoti Singh Central Leather Research Institute develops new...

How checklist culture of ISRO can help cut errors in emergency rooms

~By Dinesh C Sharma Indian Space Research Organisation to extend quality protocols to help emergency and critical care services in Indian hospitals New Delhi: Saving a...
Areas selected for smart city development are ‘heat islands’: Study

Areas selected for smart city development are ‘heat islands’: Study

~By Dinesh C Sharma Study covered 89 of 100 areas selected for smart city projects, says temperature could be 1 to 6 degrees higher than...
Study identifies genetic link to heart disease in Indian population

Study identifies genetic link to heart disease in Indian population

~By Ratneshwar Thakur About 35 to 40 percent Indians carry a set of genetic variations which puts them at higher risk of heart disease, finds...

New biological tool to treat azo dyes in textile industrywaste

~By Sunderarajan Padmanabhan A new eco-friendly method could be soon available to address pollution due to highly toxic azo dyes in wastewater from textile units. Researchers...
Tasar silk is better for manufacturing biomaterials: Study

Tasar silk is better for manufacturing biomaterials: Study

~By Monika Kundu Srivastava Tasar silk is unlikely to get damaged by relatively higher temperatures, has greater strength compared to mulberry fibres New Delhi: Silk is...

30-minute sunbath a week can make infants Vitamin-D sufficient: Study

-By Bhavya Khullar Exposing 40 per cent of baby’s body to the sun for 30 mins a week will make infant Vitamin-D sufficient within 6...
Neolithic artefacts of Northeast are 2700 years old, Study

Neolithic artefacts of Northeast are 2700 years old, Study

By Umashankar Mishra For the first time, the age of the artefacts of Neolithic era recovered from two important sites in northeast India has been...
New discovery by Astrosat dashes hopes of alien life on nearest exoplanet

New discovery by Astrosat dashes hopes of alien life on nearest exoplanet

By Dr TV Venkateswaran A new discovery by India’s space telescope, Astrosat, has dashed hopes of alien life on Proxima b, the exoplanet circling our...
India’s first trauma registry raises hope for accident victims

India’s first trauma registry raises hope for accident victims

By Dinesh C Sharma Over 1.4 million lives are lost in road accidents in India every year and, for every death, many more are severely...

New way to grow sandal trees could boost production

By Sunderarajan Padmanabhan Cultivation of sandalwood trees could get a boost with Indian researchers figuring out how sandal trees derive their nutrition from other plants. Sandalwood...

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Odd-Even scheme had little impact on air pollution: study

Odd-Even scheme had little impact on air pollution: study

~By Rayies Altaf Air pollution is a serious problem in Delhi and vehicular traffic is generally thought to be the main culprit. But a new...
Tea seed oil may be healthy option

Tea seed oil may be healthy option

~By Sunderarajan Padmanabhan Scientists at Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat have reported that oil extracted from the seeds of some of the tea varieties grown in...
NavIC frequency too close to WiFi, may cause interference: Study

NavIC frequency too close to WiFi, may cause interference: Study

~By Dinesh C Sharma NavIC, India’s very own navigation satellite system, is projected to provide positioning and navigation services on the lines of US-owned Global...
Deciduous trees with compound leaves more tolerant to air pollution: study

Deciduous trees with compound leaves more tolerant to air pollution: study

~By Dr Aditi Jain Degrading air quality in metro cities is a matter of concern for public health. Massive tree plantation drives are often conducted...
Western Ghats biodiversity is a significant source of moisture for monsoon

Western Ghats biodiversity is a significant source of moisture for monsoon

~By Raghu Murtugudde The mountain range that runs along the west coast of peninsular India from Tamil Nadu through Kerala, Karnataka, and Goa to Maharashtra...
Research management critical for Indian labs to become competitive

Research management critical for Indian labs to become competitive

~By Dr. Aditi Jain Attired in white lab coat, mixing oddly colored chemicals or observing tiny creatures through microscope and working with sophisticated instruments. That’s...
Smart device developed for precise use of herbicides

Smart device developed for precise use of herbicides

~By Manu Moudgil India loses agriculture produce worth several hundred crores of rupees every year to weeds. While removing weeds manually is laborious, use of...
Just tweaking time of administration can make cancer drugs more effective

Just tweaking time of administration can make cancer drugs more effective

~By Sarah Iqbal Just by changing the time of administering drugs, doctors may be able to improve outcome of cancer therapy, suggests new research done...
Leaves from nitrogen-rich trees can be potential fertilizers

Leaves from nitrogen-rich trees can be potential fertilizers

~By Dr. Aditi Jain Persistent overuse of fertilizers to increase the crop yield has led to serious consequences on environment and human health. The problem...
The Lunar Eclipse of 31 January : Let us not be frightened of our own shadow!

The Lunar Eclipse of 31 January : Let us not be frightened of our...

~By Dr. Niruj Ramanujam In the evening of 31 January, as we look towards the eastern sky, we will be witness to the dance of...
Human-Machine Interface: Devices That Can Be Controlled Through An Eye Blink

Human-Machine Interface: Devices That Can Be Controlled Through An Eye Blink

~By Dinesh C Sharma Imagine being able to switch on a television set or open an electronic lock just with blink of your eyes. Indian...
An exhibition to create public awareness on science and technology

An exhibition to create public awareness on science and technology

~By Sunderarajan Padmanabhan Exhibitions can be a potent medium of communicating latest developments in science and technology to people, in particular to youngsters who could...
New approach for producing hydrogen gas developed

New approach for producing hydrogen gas developed

~By Ratneshwar Thakur Hydrogen is considered one of the best sources of green energy, but economic production and storage remain major challenges in propagating this...

India jumps to fourth place in computing capacity for weather forecasting

~By Sunderarajan Padmanabhan India on Monday, January 8, took a major step ahead in upgrading computing capacity in the area of weather forecasting and climate...
Bacteria can breakdown biodiesel waste into useful products: Study

Bacteria can breakdown biodiesel waste into useful products: Study

~By Vaishali Lavekar Scientists have identified two bacterial strains which can use crude glycerol as carbon as well as energy source for producing commercially valuable...
Floods in polluted rivers can pollute groundwater too: Study

Floods in polluted rivers can pollute groundwater too: Study

File photo of the floods that submerged large parts of Chennai in December 2015. Photo credit: PTI ~By Bhavya Khullar Scientists from Anna University studied groundwater...
Indian scientists at Pune’s NIV detect new strain of dengue virus

Indian scientists at Pune’s NIV detect new strain of dengue virus

~By Dr T V Venkateswaran Study by National Institute of Virology scientists shows that a dengue strain that originated in Singapore had emerged in Tamil...
New technologies can help leather industry in its makeover

New technologies can help leather industry in its makeover

File photo of a leathery tannery in Jalandhar, Punjab. Photo credit: Bloomberg By Dr T V Venkateswaran and Jyoti Singh Central Leather Research Institute develops new...

How checklist culture of ISRO can help cut errors in emergency rooms

~By Dinesh C Sharma Indian Space Research Organisation to extend quality protocols to help emergency and critical care services in Indian hospitals New Delhi: Saving a...
Areas selected for smart city development are ‘heat islands’: Study

Areas selected for smart city development are ‘heat islands’: Study

~By Dinesh C Sharma Study covered 89 of 100 areas selected for smart city projects, says temperature could be 1 to 6 degrees higher than...
Study identifies genetic link to heart disease in Indian population

Study identifies genetic link to heart disease in Indian population

~By Ratneshwar Thakur About 35 to 40 percent Indians carry a set of genetic variations which puts them at higher risk of heart disease, finds...

New biological tool to treat azo dyes in textile industrywaste

~By Sunderarajan Padmanabhan A new eco-friendly method could be soon available to address pollution due to highly toxic azo dyes in wastewater from textile units. Researchers...
Tasar silk is better for manufacturing biomaterials: Study

Tasar silk is better for manufacturing biomaterials: Study

~By Monika Kundu Srivastava Tasar silk is unlikely to get damaged by relatively higher temperatures, has greater strength compared to mulberry fibres New Delhi: Silk is...

30-minute sunbath a week can make infants Vitamin-D sufficient: Study

-By Bhavya Khullar Exposing 40 per cent of baby’s body to the sun for 30 mins a week will make infant Vitamin-D sufficient within 6...
Neolithic artefacts of Northeast are 2700 years old, Study

Neolithic artefacts of Northeast are 2700 years old, Study

By Umashankar Mishra For the first time, the age of the artefacts of Neolithic era recovered from two important sites in northeast India has been...
New discovery by Astrosat dashes hopes of alien life on nearest exoplanet

New discovery by Astrosat dashes hopes of alien life on nearest exoplanet

By Dr TV Venkateswaran A new discovery by India’s space telescope, Astrosat, has dashed hopes of alien life on Proxima b, the exoplanet circling our...
India’s first trauma registry raises hope for accident victims

India’s first trauma registry raises hope for accident victims

By Dinesh C Sharma Over 1.4 million lives are lost in road accidents in India every year and, for every death, many more are severely...

New way to grow sandal trees could boost production

By Sunderarajan Padmanabhan Cultivation of sandalwood trees could get a boost with Indian researchers figuring out how sandal trees derive their nutrition from other plants. Sandalwood...

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