Sunderarajan Padmanabhan

science journalist, secular, love music

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New AI system gives robots ability to visualize objects using touch

We, the human beings, can easily tell how an object looks like by simply touching it, all thanks to our sense of touch, which...

What triggers the Schizophrenia?

Schizophrenia, a severe mental illness, in which patients decipher reality strangely or let's say abnormally. For them, the world is a cluster of confusing...

Feathers came millions of years before birds

Birds are famous for their colorful feathers, which they use to fly, flirt, and keep warm. But have you ever imagined, what came first,...

A droplet walks into an electric field

In many physical processes, including cloud electrification, electrospray, and demulsification, droplets and bubbles are exposed to electric fields and may either remain whole or...

“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...

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New biomaterial can address microbial infections on medical implants

Researchers at Hyderabad-based Indian Institute of Chemical Technology have identified a new biomaterial to prevent microbial infections on medical implants like urethral catheters. Studies have shown that around 70–80% of hospital-acquired infections are due to the use of...

Scientists find new dimension to dynamics of Indian Ocean

Indian scientists have discovered a hitherto unknown effect of the tropical weather phenomenon known as Madden-Julian Oscillation, which plays an important role in determining the fate of Indian summer monsoon. The Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO) is an eastward moving...

New study may help address drug resistant pneumococcal diseases

Indian researchers have identified three drug target sites in the genome of Streptococcus pneumoniae, paving the way for developing newer drugs to treat Pneumococcal diseases. In recent years, Streptococcus pneumoniae has rapidly acquired resistance to several available drugs....

Correction pen is new tool to make cheap diagnostic kits

The humble correction pen used to mask typos in printed or written text is all set to assume a new avatar. It could soon become an important component in the fabrication of paper-based diagnostic kits. Paper is becoming...

Scientists created a method to produce designer hydrogels

A team of scientists at the Bengaluru-based Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR) has developed a new technique that promises to produce hydrogels that could be used for a variety of applications like cleaning of...

Researchers identify missing element in monsoon forecast model

A group of researchers has identified a missing element that is critical in the forecast of rainfall over central parts of India during the summer monsoon. In recent years, a new category of monsoon models - Coupled General...