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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.
Boron-rich nanosheets can function as nanoscale factories to manufacture nanoparticles by using metal ions as raw material.

Surprising discovery: nanosheets can be chemical reagents too

Experimenting with extremely tiny materials – a millionth of a human hair – is allowing scientists to create new materials and think of innovative...

Double whammy of groundwater in India- Decrease in reserve and increasing carbon emissions

Over-extraction of groundwater is a major environmental challenge in many parts of India. It is not only leading to a rapid decline in groundwater...
Researchers collecting geothermal data through boreholes

Indian landmass is warming, confirms past climate records captured in depths of the earth

Scientists are literally looking into the ground for clinching evidence of climate change. A new study of geothermal records across India has shown that...
Sarada superba lizard on site. (credit: Abi Vanak)

Wind turbines are impacting ecology in Western Ghats

Wind energy, considered a clean source of energy, does have a carbon footprint and is also known to disturb bird life. Now a new...
3D scanning technology can tell how clean Indian cities are

3D scanning technology can tell how clean Indian cities are

At any given point, the national capital has about 5.57 lakh tons of municipal solid waste illegally dumped on the roadside or in open...
A Telangana farmer spraying pesticide in a field. [Picture: InStem]

Indian scientists develop gel to protect farmers from pesticide toxicity

Indian farmers usually do not wear any protective gear while spraying chemicals in fields. This exposes them to harmful toxics contained in pesticides, causing...
Startup shows how crop residue can generate useful products

Startup shows how crop residue can generate useful products

Crop residue burning has begun in the Northern states, posing a threat to air quality in the region. While several measures are being tried...
India’s timekeeper says country need two time zones

India’s timekeeper says country need two time zones

A new analysis by the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) - India’s official timekeeper - has supported long-standing demand for a separate time zone for...
Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal may have plateaued: study

Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal may have plateaued: study

A new study has estimated the size of Pakistan’s nuclear stockpile to be lower than present estimates, attributing it to a shortage of uranium. The...

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