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Umashankar Mishra

Umashankar Mishra
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High speed frames of a water drop falling on the new eco-friendly water repellent material.

Researchers developed Lotus-inspired biodegradable water repellent material

A water-repelling, biodegradable material inspired by lotus leaves has been developed by a joint team of researchers from India, Switzerland, and Italy. Super-hydrophobic or water...
Indian Hog Deer

Genetic study reveals presence of rare sub-species of Hog Deer

Indian scientists have discovered the presence of a sub-species of hog deer (Axis porcinus annamiticus) in India. This endangered sub-species was earlier believed to...
Scientists find genomic regions that decide zinc density in wheat 

Scientists find genomic regions that decide zinc density in wheat 

Scientists have identified regions in the wheat genome responsible for the concentration of zinc in wheat grain. They have also identified candidate genes involved...
Sensors at Chandmari Village in Sikkim’s Gangtok District

Sikkim gets IoT based real-time landslide warning system

A real-time landslide warning system has been set up in the Sikkim-Darjeeling belt of the north-eastern Himalayas which is highly vulnerable to landslides. This...