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Dinesh C Sharma

Dinesh C Sharma
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Journalist, columnist, and author based in New Delhi. Latest book: The Outsourcer (MIT Press, 2015). Managing Editor, India Science Wire. Tweets and RTs personal.
Dr Pramoda Kumar Nayak in his lab at IIT Madras

New discovery paves way for silicon of the future

Just imagine taking two extremely ultra-thin materials with different properties and placing one on top of the other, and obtaining a new material with...
Palm fossil (Photo: Tao Su)

Palm fossils suggest Tibet had high mountains and deep valleys

Tibetan plateau is believed to have been formed due to the collision of the Indian and Eurasian plates 50 million years ago. But a...
Climate vulnerability maps developed for Himalayan states

Climate vulnerability maps developed for Himalayan states

Receding apple lines, changing cropping patterns, more disasters like landslides and floods, drying springs in hills, spread of vector-borne diseases and so on. Such...
This sensor may help detect early stages of diabetes

This sensor may help detect early stages of diabetes

Early detection of diabetes may become possible with a new sensor developed by Indian scientists to detect low levels of Retinol Binding Protein 4...
Water towers of Asia contain less water than estimated

Water towers of Asia contain less water than estimated

The Himalayas are often called the water towers of Asia because of the vast amount of water locked in the form of ice in...
India and China are greening faster than rest of the world

India and China are greening faster than rest of the world

China and India – two economic powerhouses of Asia – are contributing significantly to the greening of the planet, a new global study released...
New study says haze may be contributing to warming in South Asia

New study says haze may be contributing to warming in South Asia

The haze over the national capital and Northwest India seen during winters is not only causing problems to people on the ground but also...
Dr Pravat Mandal and Dr. Deepika Shukla at NBRC

Big Data may help get new clues to Alzheimer’s

Despite rapid developments in medicine, early detection of neurodegenerative disorders remains a challenge. Now a group of Indian researchers has sought to apply Big...
New material to fasten the process of reading latent fingerprints

New material to fasten the process of reading latent fingerprints

Invisible fingerprints accidentally left behind by criminals are often difficult to decipher because available techniques can’t capture all the nuances in them. At times,...

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