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Bengaluru | Dec 29, 2020
Science Stories of 2020 –– Editorial Picks

The new year is almost here, and looking back at 2020, the editorial team at Research Matters has put together some of the most compelling stories published during its course. From mental health to nutrition to climate change and new species discovery, we have covered most of India’s best scientific work this year. Curated in no particular order, here are some stories that our team believes deserves another read. Dive in.

General, Science, Technology, Engineering, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Dec 28, 2020
Popular Stories on Research Matters during 2020

An interesting year this one, with the world locked in and a virus reigning our lives. Nevertheless, there was no dearth of news in science. There was a considerable quantum of studies being reported even outside the realm of the rampant COVID-19 research. At Research Matters, we have tried our best to cover the most interesting stories in the Indian scene and listed below are our most popular stories this year. Take a look.

General, Science, Technology, Engineering, Ecology, Health, Society, Policy, Deep-dive, Featured
Bengaluru | Dec 8, 2020
Dams in the Western Ghats are altering the water and impacting the fish

An aerial view of the Tungabhadra dam in Karnataka [Image Credits: Bishnu Sarangi from Pixabay]

General, Science, Engineering, Ecology, Deep-dive
Mumbai | Nov 20, 2020
Halting the growth of harmful bacteria through specially-designed sugars

Researchers have used modified sugars to hamper the development of cell wall in disease-causing bacteria

General, Science, Technology, Engineering, Health, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Nov 12, 2020
A new technique to study Indian strain of malarial parasite could help in better drug discovery

Scientists have successfully grown Indian isolates of P. vivax in different types of human liver cells.

General, Science, Technology, Engineering, Health, Deep-dive
Kolkata | Oct 3, 2020
Novel design of magnetic channels may cut down costs of transferring electronic signals

Researchers devise a new technique to speed up processing electronic signals at significantly lower costs.

General, Science, Technology, Engineering, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Sep 15, 2020
Promoting improved cookstoves can benefit rural households

A woman cooking food using improved cookstoves [Image credits: Udaipur Urja Initiatives]

General, Science, Technology, Engineering, Ecology, Deep-dive
Mumbai | Sep 14, 2020
Digging the grave: In search of the remains of merging black holes and neutron stars

Snapshot of simulation showing two black holes colliding with each other. [Image Credits: Wikimedia Commons]

Astronomers detect gravitational waves from the merging of neutron stars and black holes, but no electromagnetic waves.

General, Science, Technology, Engineering, Deep-dive
Mumbai | Aug 27, 2020
A new approach to quantum information processing at room temperatures

A team of scientists from IIT Bombay have recently proposed a novel setup to carry out quantum information processing at room temperatures, using a stack of specially designed layered materials. 

General, Science, Technology, Engineering, Deep-dive
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