S Suresh Ramanan

Recent articles

Selecting the best communication channel over a wireless network

No more traffic blues for information transfer: decongesting wireless channels.

NASA sending a new solar power generator to the International Space Station

A new compact, microconcentrator photovoltaic system could provide unprecedented watt per kilogram of power critical to lowering costs for private space flight.

This molecule plays a vital role in aging processes

Researchers have found a sea of a new subtype of RNA molecules in the cell, and evidence suggesting they may play a role in aging processes.

Study finds a long-haul danger of spaceflight for astronauts

A health risk that was unknown until now.

Could the profound mysteries of antimatter and dark matter be linked?

Study presents a direct search for interactions of antimatter with dark matter.

Milky Way’s big black hole just kicked a superfast star out of the galaxy

This star is travelling at record-breaking speed - 10 times faster than most stars in the Milky Way, including our Sun.


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Found: new vine snake species after a gap 113 years

Zoologists have discovered a new vine snake species from the eastern State of Odisha. A new taxon of vine snake is being found after a gap of over a century. The last time a vine snake species...

Local communities key in conservation of snow leopards: study

Involving local communities and protecting their livelihoods may be a better strategy for conservation of snow leopards, a new study has found. Snow leopards are apex predators in the alpine ecosystem. Its conservation is critical for saving other...

Gender balance in scientific research improving in India: study

When Rohini Godbole, a theoretical physicist at the Bangalore-based Indian Institute of Science, was conferred Padma Shri this year, few outside scientific circles knew about her. That’s because the number of women scientists in India is low...

Scientists isolate fungi that can boost plant growth even under less water conditions

Scientists at the Bharathiar University engaged in studying the ecology of soil microbes that colonize plant roots have isolated a fungus that can enhance plant growth even in water deficit conditions. Numerous types of soil microbes colonize plant...

Puga has highest geothermal potential

Several locations in India are known to have a potential for production of geothermal energy. A new analysis of available data on all such sites has shown that Puga geothermal field in Ladakh could be a good...

Buttermilk-based bioformulation helps in cotton disease control

Scientists at Coimbatore-based Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) have found that a plant growth promoting rhizobacteria called Bacillus amyloliquefaciens can be used to fight Tobacco Streak Virus (TSV) in the cotton crop. The formulation, prepared in buttermilk, was...

Bacteria from rotten pomegranate can be used for producing cellulose

Scientists at the Pune-based National Chemical Laboratory (NCL) have isolated a bacterial strain from rotten pomegranate which promises to help produce bacterial cellulose on a large scale. Plants produce cellulose, an abundant biopolymer in the world, which is...

Wild blood fruit, a source of natural red colourant, may be domesticated

Blood fruit is a woody climber and it is very popular among tribes in the Northeastern states, Andaman and Nicobar islands and Bangladesh. The fruit is not only tasty and rich in anti-oxidant but is also a...