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Mumbai | Jul 19
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IIT Bombay researchers study the effects of poor ventilation on occupants of low-income households

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Bengaluru | Jul 12
Photo : Vignesh Kamath / Research Matters

When a disaster strikes, every moment that is saved could help save a few precious lives. Now, a recent study by researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur has proposed a mechanism in which faster, cheaper and personalised response could be provided to the victims during disasters with the use of Wireless Body Area Networks (WBANs).

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Mumbai | Jul 9

The variability of monsoon rains due to climate change affects Marathwada and Vidarbha regions the most, says a district level study.

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Bengaluru | Jul 2

In a new study, to be published in the journal Aerosol and Air Quality Research, researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar, take a closer look at various factors that caused air pollution during Diwali of 2016. 

General, Science, Ecology, Health, Society, Deep-dive
Hyderabad | Jun 13

How hard is it shop for a few groceries? The majority of us may find this to be a trivial task. But, close to one billion people all over the world may find this an arduous one. Why? Because, unlike most of us, they live with long-term physical, mental, intellectual or sensory impairments.

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Gujrat | Jun 12

New vaccine developed by scientists from the Department of Science and Technology, Government of Gujarat, against the zootonic disease Leptospirosis.

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Mumbai | May 24
Infographic : Purabi Deshpande / Research Matters

There exists a theory among economists called the ‘pollution haven hypothesis’ that talks about how foreign investments are related to environmental regulations. It states that companies from developed countries often seek to set up manufacturing units in developing countries not only because they can obtain cheap labour and resources, but also because environmental regulations in these countries are usually lenient, reducing the cost of compliance.  But does empirical data support this hypothesis?

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Chandighar | May 23

Poor kitchens cause household air pollution and along with poor sanitation, results in millions of annual premature deaths globally, says study

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Bengaluru | May 22
Photo : Purabi Deshpande / Research Matters

Sweden's recent decision to terminate a contract with a scientific publisher, because the publisher was not making sufficient progress towards Sweden's demands for open access, has given rise to much jubilation in some quarters. It is argued that Sweden has stood up for the interests of the broad general public against the pecuniary interests of the scientific publishing industry.

General, Science, Society, Deep-dive, Op-ed
Mumbai | May 15
Photo : Purabi Deshpande / Research Matters

A team of researchers from University of Aberdeen, UK, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, People’s Republic of China, and Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai have looked at the effects of availability of a smartphone based real time passenger information system on a passenger’s willingness to use public transport. Their studies reveal that although there was an initial excitement for the app, there were insufficient users required to scale up.

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