articles by Dinesh C Sharma

science

Producing coarse grains can help mitigate climate change effects on food supply

As compared to rice, alternative grains are less sensitive to climate variability and their yields are not as affected.

India

National Science Day: Remembering CV Raman's unsung student Sukumar Chandra Sirkar

S C Sirkar was involved in the work on scattering of light, which later came to be known as the Raman Effect.

science

Microbial metabolite from berries and pomegranates may help address bowel disease

The metabolite boosts certain proteins critical for keeping the gut lining strong.

science

Punjab remembers role in connecting science with people as hosts of 2019 ISC

Ruchi Sahni believed that communicating science to people through popular means was integral to doing science.

science

Year in review: India’s biggest achievements in the fields of science and medicine

India made headlines in fields ranging from nanotechnology to space weather during the year.

science

Non-invasive method uses laser flashes to gauge how well burn wounds are healing

The method exploits a property of some proteins to re-emit light that it absorbs after being excited.

science

Air pollution in India has a bigger health burdern than tobacco use, study reports

Both air pollution and tobacco use are risk factors for respiratory diseases, heart disease and diabetes.

science

Bibha Chowdhuri: Unearthing and celebrating a forgotten jewel in Indian science

Chowdhuri was the first woman researcher to join TIFR, Mumbai in 1949, where she remained till 1957.

science

Wind farms to be blamed for rise in number of lizards in Western Ghats: Study

Wind turbines are acting as new apex predators in the food chain in the local ecosystem.

science

This topical gel could protect farmers from the deadly effects of harsh pesticides

The team now plans to develop an active mask to deactivate pesticides that can be inhaled.

science

India’s official timekeeper suggests the country needs two separate time zones

Two time zones will help because in the Northeast, the sun rises and sets ahead of the IST.

science

Indian scientists develop promising new questionnaire for early autism detection

CASI is in Hindi and has been developed specifically for autism screening in North India

science

Indian scientists develop a unique low-cost solar water purifier

The solar water purifier has been developed by scientists at the Nimbkar Agricultural Research Institute.

science

NavIC frequency is too close to that of Wi-Fi, may cause interference: Study

A new study has warned that signals from NavIC satellites may interfere with WiFi signals in receivers.

science

Crop residue burning in Punjab affecting other parts of India: Study

Crop residue burning in Punjab and Haryana is often blamed for worsening air quality in the Delhi NCR.

science

India’s first robotic telescope in Ladakh begins observing the deep skies

Located at Indian Astronomical Observatory (IAO) in Ladakh it ‘s country’s first robotic telescope.

News & Analysis

Indian scientists could have just developed the building block of optical computing

Optical computing works on switches that get activated with light or beams of photons instead of using electronic circuits consisting of transistors.

News & Analysis

Study indicates that change in temperature and rainfall patterns is adversely affecting Darjeeling tea production

The plant growth is adversely affected when the temperature goes above 32 degrees or drops below 13 degrees.

News & Analysis

Extensive exercise underway by scientists and students to map various air pollution sources in Delhi

Ground level data about emissions from as many as 26 different sources of pollution is being collected throughout the city.

News & Analysis

Indian researchers develop nanomaterial that helps in the treatment of wastewater without using any chemical

Membrane-based filtration processes are generally used to treat industrial wastewater but they can’t fully filter out heavy metal contaminants.