2021 >> Aug

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Science and Society
People

Prof. Veerabhadran Ramanathan

August 19, 2021
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Scripps oceanography climate scientist awarded the international environmental award sponsored by Japan’s Asahi Glass Foundation

People

Dr. Geetanjali Tomar

August 19, 2021
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DST Inspire Fellow developing biomaterials for bone tissue regeneration

Features
Food/Nutrition

Koraput’s wild crops possess immense nutritional value

August 19, 2021
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The wild crops are important biodiversity components available from natural habitat, which are neither cultivated nor domesticated

Food/Nutrition

Must-Have Millets

August 19, 2021
Jagpreet Luthra

 A detailed look at nutri-cereals that offer food and nutritional security  

Discoveries and Innovations-Biological Sciences
Ecology

Solitary Asian young male elephants

August 19, 2021
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Understanding of the social behaviour of the gentle giants becomes crucial for their conservation and management

Plant Science

Genome of a salt-secreting mangrove

August 19, 2021
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Researchers report a reference-grade whole genome sequence of a highly salt-tolerant true-mangrove species

Biotechnology

Fatty acid accumulation in heart

August 19, 2021
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A recent study provides important insights into how fatty acid uptake is regulated in cardiomyocytes

Discoveries and Innovations-Chemical Sciences
Chemical Engineering

Spent catalyst can be battery-efficient

August 19, 2021
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Study shows that waste catalysts from the energy industry deliver fresh catalysts and valuable metals

Discoveries and Innovations-Earth and Planetary Sciences
Geology

Climatic warming and glacier shrinkage

August 19, 2021
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New study projects river runoff, glacier melt and seasonality of flow in rivers projected to increase in future

Earth Science

Active flooding of Cold desert Ladakh due to post-glacial warming

August 19, 2021
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It implies that in the scenario of global warming, when the higher Himalaya regions are expected to respond dramatically

Astrophysics

Rare super luminous supernova spotted

August 19, 2021
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The supernova shines with the energy borrowed from an exotic type of neutron star

Astrophysics

Space-time induces neutrino oscillations

August 19, 2021
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The geometry of space-time can cause neutrino oscillations through quantum effects even if neutrinos are massless

Discoveries and Innovations-Engineering Sciences
Material Science

Rapid wound-healing in diabetic patients

August 19, 2021
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Researchers tested a therapeutic tool to facilitate diabetic wound healing in a laboratory animal model

Material Science

Doubling battery life

August 19, 2021
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Researchers have developed a non-expensive way to coat carbon on lithium metal oxide electrodes for lithium-ion batteries

Environmental Science

Excess irrigation over northern India

August 19, 2021
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Irrigation practices influencing precipitation patterns and risk to agriculture increasing due to climate extremes

Chemical Engineering

Economic hydrogen extraction from water

August 19, 2021
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Researchers demonstrate how a magnetised catalyst can speed up hydrogen production while bringing down the energy cost

Discoveries and Innovations-Physical Sciences
Physical Science

Two species of few-electron bubbles (FEB) in superfluid helium

August 19, 2021
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These FEBs can serve as a useful model to study how the energy states of electrons and interactions between them in a material influence its properties

Nanotechnology

Energy from vibrations

August 19, 2021
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A simple, cost-effective, bio-compatible, nanogenerator that can generate electricity from mere vibrations for use in optoelectronics