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INST scientists developed ‘Hemostat’ to stop rapid blood loss

Scientists from the Institute of Nano Science and Technology (INST), an autonomous institute under the Department of Science & Technology, have developed a material called ‘Hemostat’. It is a starch-based ‘hemostat’ developed to stop rapid blood loss during accidents, as it physically absorbs excess fluid and concentrates the natural clotting factors in blood. The product possesses increased absorption ..

11th Bengaluru INDIA Nano conference and exhibition

The ‘11th Bengaluru INDIA Nano conference and exhibition’ was recently organised by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of Karnataka and Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), in association with other state-owned Institutions and industries. It was inaugurated by the veteran scientist Professor CNR Rao. The three-day event showcased technologies and products developed ..

Nano Mission

The ICONSAT (International Conference on Nano Science and Technology) under the Nano Mission was organised in Kolkata recently to focus on the recent advances in the field. Nano Science and Technology Mission The first phase of NSTM was launched in 2007 by the Department of Science and Technology under the Ministry of Science and Technology. ..

India and Norway ink agreements in the field of higher education and research

Authorities from the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research have recently signed agreements with India in the fields of higher education and research, in New Delhi. This agreement is a part of the visit of delegation of important educational institutions of Norway to India. Among the several agreements signed, the significant pact was between the ..

Researchers at TIFR develop new method to desalinate water

In a major scientific breakthrough in the field of water purification and sustainable engineering, a team of researchers from the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) led by Prof. Vivek Polshettiwar of the Department of Chemical Sciences has developed a new and improved method to desalinate water using gold nanoparticles and sunlight. Why is this ..

The researchers at Jamia Millia Islamia university develops an ultrasensitive quantum thermometer

The researchers at Jamia Millia Islamia (New Delhi) have developed an ultrasensitive quantum thermometer using graphene quantum dots. The thermometer can precisely measure a wide range of temperature: 27 degree C to –196 degree C. It has high sensitivity when measuring different temperatures and can measure very minute (micro Kelvin) changes in temperature. It showed ..

Indian Navy ties up with CSIR for joint research

Indian Navy has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) to undertake joint research and development of advanced technologies for the Indian Navy. This will be a collaborative arrangement between labs of CSIR, the Indian Navy and Indian industry. The MoU would facilitate joint R&D activities in diverse ..

IISC’s invention and its application in Nano-electronics industry

As per this news, IISC’s scientists have found out a method to lay circuits in electronic chips which would be both cost effective and energy efficient. They have devised a methodology to etch nano-circuits on silicon chips at room temperature, which has a potential to boost the research efforts at fundamental chip level. What are ..