Which are the best areas to construct groundwater recharge structures to overcome the outcome of overexploitation of groundwater resources? How can we leverage on machine learning to make sense of the abundance of data on the factors that determine groundwater recharge? And map the recharge potential? N Sadhasivam from the Bharathidasan University explores.
Cardamom exports from India have suffered from rejection due to presence of fertilisers. Stanley Johnson and a team from the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore has a suggestion to save cardamom from insect pests without leaving pesticide residues on the product.
J Umamaheswari and S Shanthakumar from the Vellore Institute of Technology show that it is feasible to upscale energy crop production with wastewater from rice mills – which otherwise would pollute the environment.
Nitrogen-doped graphene quantum dots have incredible photocatalytic and electrocatalytic properties. Scientists have now found a way to grow them on carbon fibre, for use in cleaning polluted water.
Researchers from the Annamalai University and CSIR-NIO Goa fish for anticancer compounds in the hemolymph of the marine crab Dromia dehaani. Shingolipids surface as potential adjuvant to cancer therapy. Click to read more.
S Ramaprabhu’s Alternative Energy & Nanotechnology Lab in IIT Madras reports a method to store hydrogen at room temperature. A step towards making vehicles running on hydrogen fuel.
Discarded fishnets cause havoc in marine environment. So use it to make fishing boats and save on fibreglass in the composite, advise researchers from Tamil Nadu
Researchers from IIT Madras bioengineered bacteria used in diary industries to produce hyaluronic acid. Hyluronic acid has many applications including in biological implants.
Researchers from SASTRA University and IIT Delhi have come up with a textile that can protect you from UV radiations. The fabric can also warn you of the presence of poisonous gases.
Plants that bear either male or female flowers differ in their medicinal properties depending on the sex of the plant. Do Ayurveda practitioners and folk healers distinguish the distinct properties of male and female plants?