Dr. P Surat

Recent articles

Rock samples record the first day the dinosaurs wiped out

That’s the scenario scientists have hypothesized.

Why people gain weight as they get older?

This could open up new ways to treat obesity.

A new device generates electricity from darkness, the night sky

Using darkness to make something light.

The universe might be 2 billion years younger, study

The universe is looking younger every day, it seems.

The newly discovered comet might be an interstellar visitor

If it is interstellar, it would be only the second such object detected.

MIT engineers have developed the darkest black material to date

MIT engineers have recently came up with a darkest black material to date, that is 10 times blacker than anything that has previously been...


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My articles

A new biomaterial to heal detached retina

Detachment of retina in the eye is one of the leading causes of blindness in developing countries. In a recent study, researchers created a biopolymer that can act as a natural vitreous substitute–a clear gelatinous substance that...

Pollution in Ganga harming riverbed sediments too: study

The excessive amounts of human waste and toxic effluents that find their way into the Ganga river are not only polluting the water but also causing a deficit of dissolved oxygen in the riverbeds in some of...

New material from silk protein and silver nanoparticles may make implants safe

A scaffold made from silk protein fibroin and silver nanoparticles has been found to have antimicrobial properties and may have application as a biomaterial for implants. Orthopedic implants can substitute or repair different tissues, such as bone, cartilage,...

Biodegradable film developed from whey, isabgol and lotus stem starch

Indian researchers have developed a biodegradable film using lotus stem starch, whey protein concentrate, and psyllium husk that has high structural integrity and low solubility. Starch can form a continuous matrix and has been considered an important polymer...