Rayies Altaf

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A nano-electronic circuit that vibrates itself

A simple nano-device can generate motion directly from an electrical current.

Unlocking a 140-year-old secret mystery in physics

Unlocking the physical characteristics of semiconductors in much greater detail.

NASA’s LRO performed second flyby over Vikram’s landing site

Continuing effort to locate Vikram lander.

Scientists have first 3-D view of life’s processes in liquid

The world's first nanoscale CAT scan in a liquid environment.

Slower walkers have older brains

Retrospective analysis shows the slower walkers could have been identified at age 3.

Drinking tea has significant impact on brain efficiency

The researchers recruited healthy older participants into two groups according to their history of drinking tea frequency and investigated both functional and structural networks to reveal the role of tea drinking on brain organization.

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Evidence of pre-modern iron technology found in Nagaland

The development of technology for extracting metals from ores has been critical in the growth of various civilizations. Smelting is one process that has evolved over time. Some regions and communities have contributed greatly in shaping and...

Scientists transform the bane of black soot into a boon for water purification

Hitting two birds with one stone, a group of Indian scientists has come up with a new process which promises to help utilize black carbon soot, which is a major air pollutant, for treating industrial waste containing...

Garbage dumps leading to shift in food habits of wild animals: study

The main culprit is plastic waste which is known to cause health complications and disruptive reproductive patterns in animals that accidentally ingest it. It also causes environmental pollution through chemicals leaching from it. The study examined the...

Drones: from war symbols to technology of hope

Drones are fast emerging as agents of change with widespread applications ranging from wedding photography and entertainment to agriculture and infrastructure asset maintenance. Drones require far less effort, time and energy and can reach remote and difficult...

Insect stings inspire syringe-needle designs

Inspired by mosquito and honeybee stings, scientists are trying to design a smart syringe needle that promises to be painless as well as skin-friendly while delivering medicine into the bodies of patients. A group of scientists working at...

Avalanche forecasting, public awareness can save lives

The majestic mountains in the Himalayas, besides being the abode of ice, snow, and freshwater, are also hotbeds of natural calamities and disasters like earthquakes, flash floods, landslides and snow avalanches. The roads that crisscross high mountainous regions...