News related to Science, Technology, Environment, Agriculture and Medicine in India

Thematic Area rss

Whether it belongs to Medicine, Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Fisheries, Technology, Environment…

Microplastics in Ballast Water: saving the seas

(0)
October 25, 2021

To stabilise ships in oceans, water is pumped in or out of the ballast depending on the other loads on the ship. If the water being pumped out is filtered ships can save the oceans from the emerging microplastic pollution, say Indian scientists.

Speech Signals: biomarkers for heart failure

Madhu Keerthana from IIT Kharagpur and collaborators from Finland have come up with an automated system to identify heart problems from speech signals of patients. A medical technology in the making.

Wastewater Reuse: Decentralising treatment plants

Centralised water treatment plants in urban areas have high cost of maintenance. Researchers from IIT Madras have now come up with a solution: an optimised network of grey water and wastewater treatment plants. A must read for municipal authorities.

Ethanol from Wheat Straw: Cheaper pretreatment

Researchers from IIT Madras have found a way to make the process of making ethanol from agro-waste cheaper. A move towards increasing farmers’ income, fulfilling fuel needs and reducing pollution from burning agricultural residues.

Acrobatics of the Indian Roller: A birdbrained ballet! 

What in the brains of male Indian roller birds make them fly so high only to shriek and fall rolling while in flight? Researchers from Allahabad University provide an answer: the seasonal changes in a part of the hippocampus in the bird’s brain.

Snacks with Resveratrol: Fortifying by encapsulation 

Resveratrol, found in the skin of red grapes, is found to be useful to reduce stress and risk of metabolic disorders such as diabetes type 2 and cardiovascular diseases. Is it possible to use it to fortify foods? Researchers from Kashmir University investigate.

Anti-Alzheimer’s Compounds Found in Red Cedar Leaves

Medicines used for treating Alzheimer’s tend to damage liver. Researchers from the Indira Gandhi National Tribal University have now found five compounds in the red cedar leaf extract that could be used to treat Alzheimer’s.

Black Hole Eats Neutron Star: Gravitational wave ripples through laser beams on earth

Within the last five years, gravitational observatories have reported detecting a few dozen gravitational wave events in the universe. Here is a report on two such events caused by coalescing of black hole and neutron star.

Jaggery-infused Coconut Chips: Healthier snack

What do you do when you have a bumper harvest of coconuts and the price in the market goes down? Make sweet, crisp coconut chips that can be preserved packaged and sold, say ICAR scientists. Here is the method.

Cyclone Intensity: eddies, heat potential, and more

When cyclones pass over eddies formed by ocean currents, energy can be transferred between eddies and cyclones. Researchers from IIT Bhubaneswar investigate the dynamics of 60 cyclones from Indian Ocean to elicit the relationships between cyclones and eddies.

Follow Us