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Science and Society
People

Dr. Vimalraj Selvaraj

March 14, 2021
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Working on alternative anti-cancer therapy using transgenic zebrafish

People

Dr. Hariharan Narayanan

March 14, 2021
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Integrating concepts at the intersection of algebra & geometry could provide better machine learning algorithms

People

Dr. Vijay Gahlaut

March 14, 2021
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Engineering to produce heat-tolerant wheat varieties resulting in improved grain yield

People

Professor Mahesh Kakde

March 14, 2021
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New findings on conjectures used in number theory with significance in cryptography on the cards

Science Policy
Government Initiatives
Government Initiatives

New budget allocations for science, technology, and innovation

March 14, 2021
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There are various new schemes in this new budget which would further boost Science and Technology ecosystem in the country: Dr Harsh Vardhan

Discoveries and Innovations-Biological Sciences
Biotechnology

Bioplastics from marine seaweed

March 14, 2021
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Scientists have now directed their research to find marine biomass as an alternative to producing biodegradable plastics more sustainably

Genetics

Genes of face shape

March 14, 2021
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Genes that determine the shape of a person’s facial profile have been discovered by a UCL-led research team

Evolution

New species of a rare ant Genus

March 14, 2021
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New ant species discovered from Kerala named after JNCASR researcher, evolutionary biologist Prof. Amitabh Joshi

Ecology

Marine food web affected by phytoplankton

March 14, 2021
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The biomass significantly alters the food web and ocean’s ability to absorb atmospheric carbon

Microbiology

Microbiome of plant-eating ants

March 14, 2021
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Researchers specifically broke down which components the bacteria contributed so their host could build a thicker armour

Psychology

Human sleep patterns affected by moonlight

March 14, 2021
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Humans tend to stay up later and sleep less on evenings preceding a full moon

Microbiology

Wonder fungi

March 14, 2021
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From biofuels and other commodity chemicals to methane production, genomic study peers into the mysteries of a goat’s gut

Biotechnology

Crop improvement

March 14, 2021
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Researchers identify phenotype to boost ‘nitrogen use efficiency’ in rice

Discoveries and Innovations-Chemical Sciences
Discoveries and Innovations-Earth and Planetary Sciences
Environmental Science

Heavy metals in Ganga River

March 14, 2021
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Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur study finds that lockdown took the edge off heavy metal pollution in Ganga

Astronomy

New method of planet formation identified

March 14, 2021
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Scientists have suggested a new explanation for the abundance in intermediate-mass exoplanets – a long-standing puzzle in astronomy

Atmospheric Science

Covid-19 lockdown influences local weather

March 14, 2021
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Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM, Pune) conducted a study to gain a better understanding

Planetary Science

Five generations of stars spotted

March 14, 2021
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AstroSat’s Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope spots rare ultraviolet-bright stars in a massive intriguing cosmic dinosaur in the Milky Way

Planetary Science

Flares from a feeding supermassive black hole

March 14, 2021
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Indian astronomers detect huge optical flare in one of the oldest astronomic objects

Discoveries and Innovations-Engineering Sciences
Photonics

Ultra-powerful optical computers

March 14, 2021
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New type of optical computing could solve highly complex problems that are out of reach for even the most powerful supercomputers

Photonics

Quantum internet

March 14, 2021
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Researchers use light used to detect quantum information stored in 100,000 nuclear quantum bits

Nanotechnology

Eye or mouth diseases monitoring

March 14, 2021
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Wearable sensor monitors health, administers drugs using saliva and tears

Material Science

Smart aerogel that turns air into drinking water

March 14, 2021
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Researchers have created a substance that extracts water from air without any external power source

Artificial Intelligence

Smart video tracking

March 14, 2021
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A novel software platform from which apps and algorithms can intelligently track and analyse video feeds from cameras spread across cities

Engineering Science

Doubling carbon uptake by concrete

March 14, 2021
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Purdue University engineers have discovered a way to make concrete more sustainable

Bioengineering

Living materials

March 14, 2021
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Imperial and MIT researchers have made smart living materials by engineering microbes to detect and react to their environment

Bioengineering

Pain-free sampling for diagnostics

March 14, 2021
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Nearly pain-free microneedle patch can test for antibodies and more in the fluid between cells

Robotics

Sensing human touch by soft robots

March 14, 2021
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Cornell researchers have created a low-cost method for soft, deformable robots to detect a range of physical interactions

Discoveries and Innovations-Medical Sciences
Microbiology

Priming immunity by gut fungi

March 14, 2021
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The new study reveals a new twist in the complex relationship between humans and their associated microbes

Biotechnology

Diagnostic Tool for Sars-Cov-2 Infection

March 14, 2021
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New test method efficiently detects the presence of viral RNA in human patient samples, with clear distinction from samples designated negative for the virus.

Psychology

Personality

March 14, 2021
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An individual's personality does not lie in their behavior or their genes but in the brain, according to a new theoretical study

Neuroscience

Blood tests for Alzheimer’s clinical trials

March 14, 2021
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Blood tests measuring the hallmark Alzheimer’s protein, beta-amyloid (amyloid), could radically reduce the cost of clinical trials

Neuroscience

Predicting Parkinson’s-linked cognitive decline

March 14, 2021
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Simple vision tests can predict which people with Parkinson’s disease will develop cognitive impairment and possible dementia 18 months later

Nanotechnology

Skin cancer treatment by injection

March 14, 2021
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Researchers develop a skin cancer treatment that involves injecting nanoparticles into the tumor, killing cancer cells

Biotechnology

Combating malnutrition by biofortified foods

March 14, 2021
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Biofortified foods can improve the overall composition and function of gut bacteria, which in turn provide health benefits for their host’s body

Material Science

Injectable gels for sustained drug release

March 14, 2021
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Injecting patients with a gel that would dissolve over several months could replace the need to administer daily or weekly shots

Discoveries and Innovations-Physical Sciences
Nanotechnology

Gold microstructure substrate

March 14, 2021
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Scientists develop a gold microstructure substrate with the ability to repel water as well as bubbles with tunable wettability

Nanotechnology

Self-propelled fluctuations

March 14, 2021
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Scientists have found a clue to dynamical origin of fluctuations in systems like fish schools, swarm of insects, flocking birds and bacterial colonies