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Research Bytes : A Gallium-Nitride Transistor, The Mysteries of Machine Learning and More

6/30/2019
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A couple of firsts for India, the first e-mode Gallium-Nitride power transistor, and the world’s first web-based tool to identify wheat varieties. Let’s also talk about the wonders of artificial intelligence and machine learning. Want some spoilers for the ‘surprise’ element in election results? Look no further than social media! Want to know which is the best policy to protect a forest? Machine learning is the answer! And would you like to make a pesticide that kills only a specific pest?...

Duration:00:18:15

World Environment Day Special On Beating Air Pollution

6/5/2019
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Today, the 5th of June, marks the World Environment Day. Since 1974. this day has been observed to encourage worldwide awareness and action to protect our environment. A theme is picked to highlight a pressing concern for our environment and this year, it's “beating air pollution”. In India, the state of air quality is grim and most cities have hazardous pollutant levels. Statistics show that India has 14 of the 15 most polluted cities in the world! But all’s not lost yet, provided we act...

Duration:00:25:51

Research Bytes: 3 New Snake Species,2 New Diatoms Species & A Love-story for Fig Wasps and Fig Trees

6/3/2019
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May has been a busy month for scientists here in India! With the discovery of 2 new species of diatoms and 3 new species of snake. Let’s talk about what this has to tell us about the unexplored regions of India. Then we’ll discuss the tiny fig wasp and look at how extremely important it is to the giant fig tree. What are Diatoms? https://diatoms.org/what-are-diatoms Two species of diatoms discovered in Sikkim https://researchmatters.in/news/two-species-diatoms-discovered-sikkim Word on the...

Duration:00:21:05

Research Bytes: Neutron Stars, Blackholes, Dark Matter and more

5/19/2019
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Did you hear about the neutron star and black hole merger that scientists have observed for the very first time? Well they used gravitational waves to detect it! What about dark matter? Ever wondered why it’s "dark"? Let’s talk about these interesting physics questions. Then we’ll drift on to the Sundarbans. Whose land is that anyways? And finally we’ll catch up with India’s rivers. Too many are drying up, way too soon! Scientists observe the first ever merger of a neutron star and a black...

Duration:00:21:30

Research Bytes: Orb-weaving Jumping Spiders, Stressed Tigers, Elusive Snow Leopards and more

5/12/2019
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Orb-weaving jumping Spiders, Snow leopards, and Tigers from Russia and India, made the headlines last week. As did the impact that climate change has on the lives of Indian fishermen and a fertiliser made out of biomolecules that is much safer to use than our chemical fertilisers. Let's talk about all this on this week's episode of Research Bytes

Duration:00:20:22

Research Bytes: Less painful injections, fighting Cancer, India's water woes and more

5/3/2019
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Let’s talk about the way a pesky mosquito bites us to figure out how we can make injections less painful, look at a new drug that uses our cells defenses to kick cancer to the curb, then turn our heads to climate change and our water woes. First, how global warming might be affecting our economy, whether rural water can help quench our cities thirst and finally how the Indian Meteorological Department predicted ‘near normal’ monsoon rains for 2019. Vibrations for Painless Injections:...

Duration:00:19:39

Research Bytes - The first photograph of a black hole, India's fight against malnutrition and more

4/21/2019
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We talk about the science behind the recently released first-ever photograph of a black hole and then health care in India. Let’s look at India's fight against malnutrition, how pneumonia is affecting India’s children and how we could prevent misdiagnosing blood pressure. To end, we’ll discuss some findings that could help develop rural India. Snapped! Here is the first photograph of a black hole: https://researchmatters.in/news/snapped-here-first-photograph-black-hole What Is a Black Hole?...

Duration:00:15:20

Research Bytes: Good bacteria, Asia's tobacco epidemic, drivers to organ donors and more

4/12/2019
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Today we look at some rather interesting news bits from the previous week. First off, a newly discovered bacteria that has a penchant for devouring pollutants, then the scary rise in tobacco use across Asia, a way to save lives with help from victims of road accidents through organ donation, a really cool app that lets you use your smartphone as a hearing aid and lastly a little dietary advice! Links: Can bacteria clean up our filthy mess? http://ow.ly/vZRc30op8ZF Asia’s tobacco epidemic on...

Duration:00:16:47

Wiping Off Fossil Fuels Could Save 3.6 Million Lives

3/26/2019
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Read more: https://researchmatters.in/news/wiping-fossil-fuels-could-save-36-million-lives

Duration:00:04:16

Can proper urban planning lead to sustainable #development? A case study of Nagpur, India

3/25/2019
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Read more: https://researchmatters.in/news/urban-growth-and-peri-urban-agriculture%E2%80%93-insight-nagpur

Duration:00:04:00

About Half A Lakh Measles-Related Deaths Averted In India Thanks To Vaccination Programs

3/16/2019
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Read more: https://researchmatters.in/news/about-half-lakh-measles-related-deaths-averted-india-due-vaccination-programs-says-study

Duration:00:04:40

The Loss Of A Tiny Bit Of RNA In Rice Goes A Long Way

3/15/2019
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Read more: https://researchmatters.in/news/luckily-rice-lost-it

Duration:00:04:46

Demistifying Cancer, One Gene At A Time

3/12/2019
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Read more: https://researchmatters.in/news/demystifying-cancer-one-gene-time

Duration:00:03:59

Today's Rice Cultivation Methods Are Negatively Impacting The Planet's Climate

3/11/2019
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Read more: https://researchmatters.in/news/study-shows-climate-impacts-rice-cultivation-are-large-can-be-reduced-drastically

Duration:00:04:04

Towards Hazard - Free Wearable Health Monitors

3/7/2019
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Read more: https://researchmatters.in/news/towards-hazard-free-wearable-health-monitors

Duration:00:04:00

National Science Day Special On Science And Society

2/27/2019
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Listen to Annie and Rosa talk about science for the people and people for science. Also, we talk about how science in India has spurred development and how you can be a part of the science community. Happy National Science Day!

Duration:00:07:48

Low - Cost Lenses To Turn Smartphones Into Microscopes

2/25/2019
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Read more: https://researchmatters.in/news/low-cost-lenses-turn-smartphones-microscopes

Duration:00:04:43

Harrowing Future In Store For The Hindu Kush Himalayas

2/22/2019
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Read more: https://researchmatters.in/news/harrowing-future-store-hindu-kush-himalayas

Duration:00:06:28

A New Porter For Cancer Drugs

2/21/2019
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Read more: https://researchmatters.in/news/new-porter-cancer-drugs

Duration:00:05:12

Welcome AJIT, A ‘Made In India’ Microprocessor

2/19/2019
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Read more: https://researchmatters.in/news/welcome-ajit-%E2%80%98made-india%E2%80%99-microprocessor

Duration:00:05:14