One of the hallmarks of the human body is our nervous system, which helps us sense our surroundings and carry out complicated activities. The nervous system is made of millions of neurons. Studying them can provide insight into normal bodily function, disorders and a holy grail of research: how the human brain functions.
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A suburban railway network is the most suitable alternative to reduce traffic congestion issues faced in Bengaluru, finds a study.
Researchers at IISc have now developed a new, comprehensive method to test for damage to small devices due to impact. They also show how carbon nanotube foams may protect our devices from such damage. This may pave way for more robust phones and laptops that are also lightweight.
Researchers from the Indian Institute of Science have found that nanowires made of vanadia can reduce cell damage in the human body. This discovery can help develop drugs that prevent ageing, cardiac disorders, and several neurological problems like Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease. Vanadium oxide or vanadia is a form of vanadium, an element found close to titanium on the periodic table.
In a collaborative study, scientists at the Indian Institute of Science and an ENT surgeon from M.S. Ramaiah Medical College, Bengaluru have devised a novel sensor to assess blockage of the nose.
Of the building materials used in India, aluminium and burnt clay bricks are among the most energy intensive, finds a recent study. The study has developed a framework for assessing the energy consumed during production of building materials, in an attempt to quantifying energy expenditures from buildings.
A new protective film developed by the researchers from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) may make organic semiconductor devices last significantly longer.
A team of researchers from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) have come up with a new technology that can ensure fine synchronisation between lip movement and video for voice dubbing applications in movies. Called ‘Voice Warping,’ (in short, VoW) the technology can do many other things as well: from helping you learn a new language or Carnatic music lessons, to making radio/television advertisements cheaper. It is developed by Prof. Chandra Sekhar Seelamantula who heads the Spectrum Lab at the Department of Electrical Engineering, IISc, Bangalore.
Insects like honeybees and ants live in groups that constantly communicate with each other. In fact, communication networks in some insect groups have been successfully compared to artificial technological information transfer networks. Drawing parallels between such highly coordinated processes in living organisms and their artificial counterparts, a team of scientists from IISc, IISER-Kolkatta and BITS-Pilani, seek a better understanding of network communication, to improve the existing information processing networks.
A handheld device that can detect malaria in less than 30 minutes has won the ‘Best Innovator’s Pitch’ award at the recently concluded Innovation Centre Stage event held in Delhi. The award is given by the Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC), Government of India.