Pranjal Mehar

Whether it is the delicacy of a nanoparticle or the fickleness of a bonobo, Pranjal Mehar tracks and reports on the adventure that is science. Based in Maharashtra, India, she is a former staff writer and always been a great member of Tech Explorist.

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“Virtual Biopsy” accurately detects skin tumors in 15 minutes

A Rutgers University scientists have developed a new "virtual biopsy" device that can quickly determine a skin lesion’s depth and potential malignancy without using...

The effect of exercise may differ depending on the time of day

Finding the perfect time to exercise is as much about personal preference as it is physiology. Exercise is supposed to feel good—but if muscles...

Study uncovered new potential genetic causes of male infertility

Male infertility is due to low sperm production, abnormal sperm function, or blockages that prevent the delivery of sperm. Illnesses, injuries, chronic health problems,...

How an atomic clock will get humans to mars on time?

In simplest terms, spacecraft navigation entails determining where the spacecraft is and keeping it on course to the desired destination. But it’s not as...

Volvo Trucks’ electric, self-driving truck ‘Vera’ gets its first job

A Sweden based automotive company, Volvo Trucks announced on Thursday that its autonomous electric truck has just been assigned its first task. The company has...

Improving taste, shelf life, production of beer, food

Purdue University-affiliated startup Induction Food Systems (IFS) has recently finished testing of a new technology that aims to improve the taste, quality and shelf...

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Engineered sand to purify stormwater

Stormwater runoff is often worsened by human activities and can contain nitrogen and phosphorus pollutants from fertilizers, pet and yard waste. Because stormwater flows over hard surfaces directly into a water body or storm drain, there is...

How clouds are formed even at low temperatures?

There are small aerosol particles floating in the air constantly. Though, the particles are not visible to the naked eye and perform a significant role in the atmosphere by allowing the formation of clouds. On the other hand, aerosol particles...

New model to naturally detect depression in conversations

In order to help patients to tackle depression, clinicians perform various methods including asking specific questions — about, say, past mental illnesses, lifestyle, and mood. Now, MIT scientists have come up with a method that may help...

Goats can read your face, study

There’s a lot more going on behind a goat’s freaky eyes than we may think. In a new study, goats are found as proficient face readers. An international team of scientists shows that goats presented with pictures of human faces...

Low-carb diet are unsafe and should be avoided

A new study by the European Society of Cardiology suggests that people who consume low-carb diet tend to have a higher risk of cardiovascular disease. The study, in other words, suggests that low carbohydrate diets are unsafe and should...

Scientists have discovered animals that experience menopause

Besides humans, the species presently known to experience menopause are on the whole toothed whales – belugas, narwhals, killer whales and short-finned pilot whales. The new study, by the Universities of Exeter and York and the Center for...