Lotus-inspired biodegradable water repellent material developed

By Umashankar Mishra (Twitter handle: @usm_1984) New Delhi, January 18 :  A water-repelling, biodegradable material inspired by lotus leaves has been developed by a joint team of researchers from India, Switzerland and Italy. Super-hydrophobic or water repellent materials are used in various industrial and other applications, such as healthcare, self-cleaning textiles, Read More …

Scientists figure out Salmonella bacteria infect plants

  By Sunderarajan Padmanabhan (Twitter handle: @ndpsr) New Delhi, Jan 9  : Contamination of salad vegetables by E.coli and Salmonella bacteria are the most common causes of food poisoning. Although most Salmonella outbreaks are linked to contamination during handling and transportation of the vegetables, there are also cases where the infectious bacterium had entered the plant Read More …

DRDO develops quick response mobile facility for  nuclear incidents

By SunderarajanPadmanabhan (Twitter handle: @ndpsr)   Jalandhar, Jan 4: With threat perception of terrorists using weapons of mass destruction increasing, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has developed a mobile facility to help provide immediate relief in case of any attack involving radioactive material. The key equipment in the Read More …

Nobel Laureates inaugurate Rashtriya Kishore Vaigyanik Sammelan in Jalandhar

As a part of the on-going five-day Indian Science Congress, Rashtriya Kishore Vaigyanik Sammelan(Children Science Congress) was inaugurated on January 4, 2019 in Jalandhar by Nobel Laureates Avram Hershko from Israel and F.Duncan M.Haldane from USA.  While inaugurating the Congress, Avram Hershko called children as the future of scientific India and Read More …