Multi-Storeys Constructed with Thermocol can be Earthquake-resistant Buildings?

New Delhi, August 24, 2021: Thermocol could be the material of the future for construction of earthquake-resistant buildings, with thermal insulation and could also save energy required to develop construction materials. Researchers at IIT Roorkee have found that thermocol or Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) is used as a composite material in core of reinforced concrete sandwich, […]

Traditional Pineapple Agro-forestry Systems can Address Twin Challenges of Climate Change and Biodiversity Loss

New Delhi, August 21, 2021: Pineapple-based agroforestry, traditionally practiced by ethnic “Hmar” tribe in southern Assam, can be a sustainable alternative to jhum cultivation for the North East India. This traditional practice can provide twin solutions for climate change and biodiversity loss, according to a new study. Jhum cultivation, also called swidden agriculture, the dominant agricultural […]

Visceral Leishmaniasis: Indian researchers develop non-invasive option

New Delhi, August 20, 2021: Indian researchers have developed a non-invasive, easy to administer, cost-effective, and patient compliant potential therapeutic strategy against Visceral Leishmaniasis, a neglected tropical disease. Their strategy based on nano carrier-based oral drugs coated with Vitamin B12 enhanced oral bioavailability and efficacy of the therapy by more than 90%. Visceral Leishmaniasis (VL) […]

ARCI signs know-how transfer Agreement with Allox Minerals for battery-grade Cathode Material technology for Li-ion batteries

New Delhi, August 17, 2021: A new indigenous technology for the production of cathode material for Lithium-ion Batteries (LiBs) may soon make such batteries for electric vehicles cheaper. The cost of cathode materials contributes significantly towards the overall cost of LiBs, and India is heavily dependent on the import of these materials. International Advanced Research […]

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IndiGau: India’s first Cattle Genomic Chip for the conservation of pure varieties of indigenous cattle

New Delhi, August 16, 2021: Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology; Minister of State (Independent Charge) Earth Sciences; MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh on August 13, 2021, released “IndiGau’, India’s first Cattle Genomic Chip for the conservation of pure varieties of indigenous cattle breeds […]

Porous carbon nano-particles from waste onion peels used for making soft actuators

New Delhi, August 11, 2021: Using porous carbon nanoparticles from waste onion peels, a team of scientists have developed soft robotic actuators with enhanced photomechanical capacity. The actuators can act as efficient traps for the illuminating low-power near-infrared (NIR) light and can convert a control signal into mechanical motion with bioengineering applications such as drug […]

Increasing Temperature and Low Winter Precipitation are Causing Retreat of Glaciers in Zanskar Valley

New Delhi, August 9, 2021: The Pensilungpa Glacier (PG), located in Zanskar, Ladakh, is retreating, and a recent study has attributed the retreat to an increase in the temperature and decrease in precipitation during winters. Since 2015, the Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology (WIHG), Dehradun, an autonomous institute under the Department of Science & Technology, […]

IIT Roorkee launches seven new academic programmes

New Delhi, August 7, 2021: IIT Roorkee has launched seven new academic programmes in select areas of engineering, architecture, economics, and management along with specialization in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence to cater to the rising demand for new-age technologies. Secretary, Department of Science & Technology (DST) Professor Ashutosh Sharma hoped that these programmes would […]