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Archived Research Highlights

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Improved Model for High-sensitivity Gallium Nitride Biosensors

Researchers propose a biosensor model that captures the effect of the fluid-sensor interface charge.

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IIT Bombay researchers propose a novel piezoelectric material

Researchers probe properties of the new material, say better for micro- and nanodevices.

Air travel these days has become pretty smooth, with passengers feeling very little vibrations while seated in the cabin. Engineers install palm-sized devices on the aircraft wings and cabin windows to dampen the vibrations from the huge aircraft turbine engines and the surrounding atmosphere. These devices are made of piezoelectric materials, which generate a large vibration-cancelling force when an electric signal is applied.

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History of Giants in the Gene: Scientists Use DNA to Trace the Origins of Giant Viruses

Scientists investigate the evolution of Mimivirus, one of the world’s largest viruses, through how they replicate DNA

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Towards Safer Roads

Researchers recognise risky driving situations by identifying important factors leading to road crashes.  

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Accurate estimation of manufacturing variations can improve circuit performance

New experimentally validated model accounts for manufacturing process variations while designing ultra-dense electronic circuits.

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IITB researchers unravel the anomalies in uranium

Researchers have explained how the electronic properties and atomic vibrations of uranium are linked.

An electronic instability destabilizes the lattice, triggering charge-density wave and inducing Kohn anomaly. [Image Credits: Aditya Prasad Roy, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Bombay, an author of the study]

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Studying human-wildlife interactions: Why we need to look beyond conflict

Researchers discuss the challenges in studying human-wildlife coexistence and the way forward. 

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How fluids react to surfaces coated with repelling paint

Researchers study how water flows past a surface that repels it heavily

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Wearable sweat sensors on a bandage

Researchers develop thread-based sensors to detect changes in metabolite levels in sweat. 

Metabolism — or the processing and utilisation of energy resources to sustain life — results in a number of by-product molecules called metabolites. Medical practitioners measure the concentration of these molecules in body fluids such as blood, urine, sweat and saliva to test whether the body is functioning normally. While biannual check-ups suffice for the regular population, people with chronic diseases need to monitor their medical conditions constantly.

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Slipping away from the surface: Impact of Kerala 2018 floods on soil erosion

Study finds an increase in the rate of soil erosion post the extreme floods in August 2018. 

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