S Suresh Ramanan

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New method to study insect muscles developed

Much like birds, insects exhibit remarkably variable and versatile flights. Fruit flies, for instance, achieve wing beat frequencies of approximately 200 Hertz....

Database of everyday chemicals harmful to human health

In our daily lives, we get exposed to dozens of chemicals either through products we use or consume as well as through...

Music may offer an alternative to preoperative drug routinely used to calm nerves

Scientists wanted to find out if music might offer a suitable alternative to midazolam to calm the nerves before carrying out a peripheral (regional) nerve block.

The Spines prick memories

Weizmann Institute researchers recently managed to look inside these spines and, by combining mathematical modeling with lab experiments, they discovered a unique mechanism for regulating these changes – one that is faster and stronger than any that had been described before.

NASA released the stunning panorama of Apollo landing sites for the 50th anniversary

NASA imagery experts at NASA’s Johnson Space Center have “stitched together” images from the Apollo landing sites on the Moon for a 50th-anniversary reminder of what the 12 humans who walked on its surface experience visually.

Chadrayan 2 new launch date and time revealed

ISRO recently took Twitter and announced new launch date and time for India's moon mission, Chandrayan2. The original date of launching was July 15, 2019,...

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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...