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Microplastics in Ballast Water: saving the seas

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.

The Wettest Place on Earth: Rainfall Shifts in the North-East

While examining the rainfall data from the North-East, Indian meteorologists discover that the wettest place on the earth has shifted from Cherrapunji to Mawsynram. What could be the reason? Read on.

Priming Rice Seeds for Productivity

Researchers from IIT Kharagpur delved into bacterial endophytes that help improve the health, growth and productivity of rice. They have come up with nine species from four bacterial genera for priming rice seeds to improve productivity.

Gamma Irradiation to Enhance Jasmine Fragrance

Breeding better varieties using conventional seed selection is not possible in jasmine, propagated vegitatively. So researchers in IIT Kharagpur used gamma irradiation on jasmine cuttings to induce mutations that enhance the fragrance of jasmine. Read on for details.

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.

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