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Past Hydrology of the Chautang Channel: dating geomorphological events

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February 12, 2019

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 ›

A Concrete Deal: Using rubber waste

Acids eat into cement, making concrete weaker. MNIT, Jaipur overcomes the problem with crumbs from waste tyres.

Cooking with Arsenic: a gruelling story

While public discourse focus attention on arsenic in ground water, researchers from West Bengal call attention to arsenic in cooked rice.

Smart Cloth – sensing poisonous gas and filtering UV

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.

Kali Jeeri for Psoriasis?

Scientists from the CSIR-Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology, Himachal Pradesh and the the Punjabi University suggest a solution for psoriasis.

From the Frying Pan into the Engine? Cooking up biodiesel from waste oil

Producing biodiesel from waste cooking oil leads to raw glycerol as a by-product. The environmental concerns about the by-product is a deterrent to using waste oil as a raw material for biofuel. Scientists from Gujarat now have a solution that is music to restaurant chain owners.

Filariasis affects kidney?

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.

Scientists Cotton on: Reducing noise inside vehicles  

A R Mohanti and Sneha Singh from IIT Kharagpur gives tips on reducing the aerodynamic noise of the air-conditioning units in vehicles.

Water and hydrogen sulphide: Similarities in bonding

Oxygen and sulphur are found in the same column in the periodic table. But when they bond with hydrogen to form water or hydrogen sulphide, they seemed to have different properties. Now E Arunan from IISc explains why

Particulate Matter Matters: How five cities breathe

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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