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Knowing the secrets of the microbiome

Published on 13-Nov-2017
Trillions of bacteria, viruses and fungi that inhabit virtually every body part contains information that can one day save your health. Illustration credit: Paul Rogers/The New York Times

With the help of a new technology that can rapidly analyse large...

'Organic' material set to make solar energy better

Published on 13-Nov-2017
Researchers used discotic liquid crystals to increase the efficiency of solar cells. ILLUSTRATION BY PURABI DESHPANDE/ GUBBI LABS

In a recent study, researchers used indigenously developed...

A tale of flares, fans and waves on the Sun

Published on 06-Nov-2017
Classified as a class X, the recent solar flare was the most powerful flare seen in over a decade. REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE

Researchers observed a never-before-seen phenomenon on the solar surface on March 6, 2012...

Ripples in the fabric of space-time

Published on 06-Nov-2017
UNIQUE EVENT The recent collision of neutron stars showed a combination of gravitational waves and light emissions at different wavelengths. PHOTO CREDIT: R Hurt/Caltech-JPL

For the first time, scientists have spotted both gravitational waves and light coming...

Snippets - UNUSUAL POLE ACTIVITY

Published on 06-Nov-2017
A view of Jupiter's southern pole.

Snapshots of recent developments in the world of science.

Capturing biomolecules in the middle of their movements

Published on 30-Oct-2017
The resolution progression of cryo-EM, illustrated by a representation of glutamate dehydrogenase;  a structural model of the Zika virus made with cryo-EM. ILLUSTRATION CREDIT: Stockholm University & Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank (both of whom are biophysicists) and Richard Henderson's ...

Chasing signals of gravitational waves

Published on 30-Oct-2017
 The Gravitational-wave Optical Transient Observer (GOTO) in La Palma, Spain will look for flares of light coming from the same spot as any gravitational waves. Photo CREDIT: Krzysztof Ulaczyk/University of Warwick

A cottage industry of small observatories is springing up around the globe ...

Applications of a new semiconductor device

Published on 23-Oct-2017
High-frequency circuits: Researchers have developed a BJT that can work with Bi-CMOS. Representative image.

As electronic devices become sophisticated and find new applications...

The genetics of skin colour

Published on 23-Oct-2017
Immensely varied: Living humans come packaged in a wide range of hues - from pale and freckly to dark brown.

Scientists have found that the genetic variations that determine...

Science: Snippets

Published on 23-Oct-2017
The skin can form memories of an inflammatory response.

Scars may fade, but the skin remembers. New research reveals that...

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Deepika Padukone with child artists at the promotion of film Padmavati...

Deepika Padukone with child artists at the promotion of film Padmavati...

Shilpa Shetty Kundra and Deepika Padukone at the promotion of film Padmavati...

Shilpa Shetty Kundra and Deepika Padukone at the promotion of film Padmavati...

Shilpa Shetty Kundra with husband Raj Kundra during an event...

Shilpa Shetty Kundra with husband Raj Kundra during an event...

Shikhar Dhawan and L Rahul during Day 4 of the first cricket test math against Sri Lanka...

Shikhar Dhawan and L Rahul during Day 4 of the first cricket test math against Sri Lanka...

Devotees offer prayers to Lord Ayyappa at Bindapur...

Devotees offer prayers to Lord Ayyappa at Bindapur...

Devotees from Mymnmar going to offer huge robe to Lord Buddha at Bodhgaya Mahabodhi temple...

Devotees from Mymnmar going to offer huge robe to Lord Buddha at Bodhgaya Mahabodhi temple...

Contingents of various countries taking part in march past during the opening ceremony of AIBA....

Contingents of various countries taking part in march past during the opening ceremony of AIBA....

Music composer A R Rahman performs at The Sufi Route concert at Qutub Minar....

Music composer A R Rahman performs at The Sufi Route concert at Qutub Minar....

An army jawan performs a fire stunt during a 'Know Your Army' programme...

An army jawan performs a fire stunt during a 'Know Your Army' programme...

Players of Chennaiyin FC and FC Goa vie for the ball during an ISL match...

Players of Chennaiyin FC and FC Goa vie for the ball during an ISL match...

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