Physics in pandemic

Online teaching & learning with virtual reality, whether effective or not, is gaining ground in masses due to many reasons like i) lack of good (knowledge, sincere and hardworking) teachers, ii) insufficient laboratory space and shortage of resources for good experiments, iii) students disinterest in spending specified time in theory & practical classes and iv) availability of online knowledge resources. Students are giving more importance … Continue reading Physics in pandemic

Indian Institute of Chemical Biology (IICB), has explored the neuro-invasive potential of SARSCoV-2

The team of researchers at CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Biology (IICB), Kolkata has explored the neuro-invasive potential of SARSCoV-2 and suggested that the virus may infect respiratory centre of the brain and attention should be focused on the respiratory centre of the central nervous system to search for mortality due to COVID 19. The paper published in ACS Chemical Neuroscience and supported by Science & … Continue reading Indian Institute of Chemical Biology (IICB), has explored the neuro-invasive potential of SARSCoV-2

Indian institute developed a new hybrid (inorganic-organic) compound for inhibition of breast, lung & liver cancer cells

Institute of Nano Science & Technology (INST), Mohali, an autonomous institute of the Department of Science and Technology Government of India, have synthesized a novel inorganic-organic hybrid compound that can inhibit breast, lung, and liver cancer cells, opening up new possibilities for metallodrugs. The solid compound based on phosphomolybdate cluster, an inorganic salt of phosphomolybdic acid, belongs to the Polyoxometalates (POMs) family, which had earlier … Continue reading Indian institute developed a new hybrid (inorganic-organic) compound for inhibition of breast, lung & liver cancer cells

Indian researcher produces stable solar cells

| 10/13/2016 In a first, a researcher from Pune’s Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) has successfully produced a stable, high-efficiency, all-inorganic perovskite nanocrystal solar cells. The new material has 10.77% efficiency to convert sunlight to electricity. The results were published on October 7 in the journal Science. Traditional research has been around a hybrid organic-inorganic halide perovskite material. Though the hybrid material has … Continue reading Indian researcher produces stable solar cells

Rethink how chemical hazards are tested

Rethink how chemical hazards are tested | 08/20/2016 Around the world, safety regulations are being revised as new information about the health and environmental effects of chemicals becomes available. In June, US President Barack Obama signed the first bill to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act since its enactment 30 years ago. The revised act mandates greater public transparency and the timely assessment of existing … Continue reading Rethink how chemical hazards are tested

First Dengue Vaccine In Asia Approved In The Phili

  First Dengue Vaccine In Asia Approved In The Phili Vivek Dwivedi | 01/06/2016 The vaccines division of Sanofi, has been granted marketing approval for Dengvaxia® in the Philippines, making it the first vaccine to be licensed for the prevention of dengue in Asia. The Philippines’ Food and Drug Administration approved Dengvaxia®, a tetravalent dengue vaccine, for the prevention of disease caused by all four … Continue reading First Dengue Vaccine In Asia Approved In The Phili

Nano-coating makes coaxial cables lighter

Nano-coating makes coaxial cables lighter Author Name | 26/10/2015 The Rice lab of Professor Matteo Pasquali has developed a coating that could replace the tin-coated copper braid that transmits the signal and shields the cable from electromagnetic interference. The metal braid is the heaviest component in modern coaxial data cables. Continue reading Nano-coating makes coaxial cables lighter

Methanol Fuel – Clean and Green Economy

Methanol Fuel – Clean and Green Economy   India currently consumes around 30 billion liters of petrol and 90 billion liters diesel per year and is expected to become the third largest consumer by 2030. Import bill on crude accounts for almost 95 billion USD along with almost 30% of Green House Gas emissions coming from automobiles. To curb the alarming situations India is focused … Continue reading Methanol Fuel – Clean and Green Economy