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Past Hydrology of the Chautang Channel: dating geomorphological events

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February 12, 2019 • Gujarat, Science, Water

Archaeologists have come to a consensus that many societies from the Harappan civilisation seemingly thrived along the palaeochannels of the present Ghaggar and Chautang rivers that once existed east of the Indus. Though there have been claims of associations between these palaeo-river systems and the scriptural rivers, the Saraswati and the Drishadvati, there hasn’t been… Read More ›

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For news media outlets only We have been running Science Last Fortnight, a column to report scientific research in India, in the multidisciplinary journal, Current Science, from March 2016. India is now producing more than a lakh of scientific papers per year, as per the Web of Science. So much to report! STEAMindiaReports provides tips on news… Read More ›

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Past Hydrology of the Chautang Channel: dating geomorphological events

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Archaeologists have come to a consensus that many societies from the Harappan civilisation seemingly thrived along the palaeochannels of the present Ghaggar and Chautang rivers that once existed east of the Indus. Though there have been claims of associations between these palaeo-river systems and the scriptural rivers, the Saraswati and the Drishadvati, there hasn’t been… Read More ›

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Particulate Matter Matters: How five cities breathe

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Atmospheric pollution by particulate matter of 2.5 microns higher in North Indian cities, say researchers. Out of five metros Delhi has the most suffocating air.

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Solar Cells with Nano-Needles: Flexible and Efficient

The efficiency of solar cells is like a jigsaw puzzle. All the pieces are disparate. Though the solution depends on every single piece available, the progress depends on some key pieces. The structure and arrangement of the nanoparticles is one such key piece in the puzzle that can lead us to quicker solutions. Rakesh Sonker,… Read More ›

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Hydropriming improves osmotic tolerance in green gram

Jisha and Jos from Calicut university has a tip for growing green gram: soak the seeds in water for a few hours before sowing.

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Filariasis affects kidney?

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Filariasis brings images of swollen legs or hands. But it can affect kidneys too. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital in Delhi reports two such cases. Diagnosing of the problem is difficult for doctors in endemic areas and call for innovations to tackle the problem, say the researchers.

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