Science and Technology

As India’s summer begins, understanding the heat and health conundrum

The Hindu:Science - 01/04/2024
Heatwaves are deadly natural hazards: they have multiple direct impacts and their indirect effects include disrupted power and water supply, more food- and water-borne diseases, and overburdened hospitals

Researchers produce grafts that replicate the human ear

Science Daily - 01/04/2024
Using state-of-the-art tissue engineering techniques and a 3D printer, researchers have assembled a replica of an adult human ear that looks and feels natural. The study offers the promise of grafts with well-defined anatomy and the correct biomechanical properties for those who are born with a congenital malformation or who lose an ear later in life.

How neuroscience reshapes marketing strategies in India

The Hindu:Science - 01/04/2024
Neuroscience is increasingly applied in India to solve business challenges, such as understanding consumer behaviour; ethical considerations arise particularly concerning informed consent and transparency

World’s most powerful laser points to uncharted arenas

The Hindu:Science - 01/04/2024
The laser at the centre is operated by French company Thales, using Nobel prize-winning inventions

Russia’s war is weakening scientists’ ability to track the climate

The Hindu:Science - 31/03/2024
Scientists collecting data in the Arctic already face an uphill battle, with the unforgiving weather and polar bears that sometimes accidentally destroy instruments. But lack of data because of war is an additional, and exacerbating, variable

Sprouting a sandalwood sapling

The Hindu:Science - 30/03/2024
The sandalwood fruit is probably even more unfamiliar. About 1.5 cm in diameter, the fleshy fruit is a shiny purplish black when ripe.

Increasing tropical cyclones of higher intensity necessitates a new category

The Hindu:Science - 30/03/2024
Tropical cyclones with peak wind speeds far exceeding category 5 scale of 252 km/hour are increasingly seen due to global warming, making a case for introducing category 6 for wind speed above 309 km/hour

Song lyrics are getting simpler, more repetitive: study

The Hindu:Science - 29/03/2024
A team of European researchers analysed the words in more than 12,000 English-language songs across the genres of rap, country, pop, R&B and rock from 1980 to 2020

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