Indian-born scientist Aruni Bhatnagar is all set to install a $14.50 million “unique urban laboratory” in the US that will study the effect of green plantations on combating cardiovascular diseases. His research interests include cardiovascular effects of environmental pollutants, atherosclerosis, injury from loss of blood to the heart muscle, cardiovascular complications of diabetes and sepsis. Continue reading Indian-born scientist attempts treating hearts via urban forests
Indian-origin researchers at Stanford University in the US are working towards creating a global map of mosquito distribution with the help of cellphone recordings of mosquito hum shared by citizen scientists from across the world. Continue reading Your phone can help map global mosquito distribution
A lot of water has gone under the bridge since the idea of interlinking of rivers was first mooted during the tenure of first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru. The project which has undergone several transformations since then is yet to take shape on ground, with states perennially bickering over their share of water. Continue reading All states gain if rivers linked through waterways: Expert
A physicist is developing a device that could turn the heat generated by electronics into a usable fuel source. Continue reading This device can turn heat into fuel source
The largest volcanic region on Earth—with nearly 100 volcanoes—has been discovered two km below the surface of the vast ice sheet in west Antarctica. Continue reading Earth’s largest volcanic region discovered in Antartica
A team of scientists has uncovered how goldfish survive the harsh winters beneath frozen lakes by producing alcohol. Continue reading Revealed: Goldfish make alcohol to survive without oxygen
Endangered Australian fish have taken to seek refuge in discarded bottles in river beds, a research said on Tuesday. Continue reading Discarded bottles saving Australian fish from extinction
New research from an international collaboration of atmospheric scientists, including from India, has explored for the first time the possibility of using a “cocktail” of geo-engineering tools to reduce changes in both temperature and precipitation caused by atmospheric greenhouse gases. Continue reading Researchers propose ‘cocktail geo-engineering’ to save climate
Lebanon launched a bike-sharing programme in its capital Beirut on Sunday, hoping to cut down on the congested city’s notorious traffic and pollution.
A solution to the global problem of plastic waste is in sight as researchers have discovered that the larva of wax worm has the ability to degrade plastic — which is incredibly resistant to breaking down.