Dinesh C Sharma

Journalist, columnist, and author based in New Delhi. Latest book: The Outsourcer (MIT Press, 2015). Managing Editor, India Science Wire. Tweets and RTs personal.

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New method to study insect muscles developed

Much like birds, insects exhibit remarkably variable and versatile flights. Fruit flies, for instance, achieve wing beat frequencies of approximately 200 Hertz....

Database of everyday chemicals harmful to human health

In our daily lives, we get exposed to dozens of chemicals either through products we use or consume as well as through...

Music may offer an alternative to preoperative drug routinely used to calm nerves

Scientists wanted to find out if music might offer a suitable alternative to midazolam to calm the nerves before carrying out a peripheral (regional) nerve block.

The Spines prick memories

Weizmann Institute researchers recently managed to look inside these spines and, by combining mathematical modeling with lab experiments, they discovered a unique mechanism for regulating these changes – one that is faster and stronger than any that had been described before.

NASA released the stunning panorama of Apollo landing sites for the 50th anniversary

NASA imagery experts at NASA’s Johnson Space Center have “stitched together” images from the Apollo landing sites on the Moon for a 50th-anniversary reminder of what the 12 humans who walked on its surface experience visually.

Chadrayan 2 new launch date and time revealed

ISRO recently took Twitter and announced new launch date and time for India's moon mission, Chandrayan2. The original date of launching was July 15, 2019,...

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Database of everyday chemicals harmful to human health

In our daily lives, we get exposed to dozens of chemicals either through products we use or consume as well as through exposure to the environment. Such chemicals are present in consumer products, pesticides and...

Scientists invented black gold- a wonder material

Indians are fascinated with gold, making India one of the largest consumers of the yellow metal globally. Now Indian scientists have tinkered with the chemistry of the material and turned it into ‘black gold’ which they say...

AI to determine Bat species believed to transmit Nipah virus to humans

Nipah, a deadly virus responsible for recent Nipah outbreak in Kerala following one that occurred in 2018, generally transmitted to human from fruits or date palm contaminated by body fluids of bats. Along with bats, domestic pigs...

BARC develops nanosilver coating that can kill bacteria

The antibacterial properties of silver nanoparticles are being explored to develop new antimicrobials and to enhance the efficacy of existing antimicrobial agents. A group of Indian researchers has now developed a new method to prepare silver nanoparticle...

Indian scientists discover how serotonin helps brain cells cope with stress

Serotonin is a chemical that relays information from one part of the brain to another and is known to play a key role in a number of functions ranging from sleep to social behavior. Now Indian scientists...

New method can help predict reservoir levels three months in advance

As the mercury soars and countdown begins for the monsoon, storage levels in reservoirs keep the government and hydropower generators on tenterhooks. Now Indian scientists have found a potential solution - a new framework that can predict...