Category Archives: Case Studies

Magnetic system that transforms heat into motion

magnetic system that transforms heat into motion

Summary:Scientists have discovered a pioneering new technique to transform ambient heat into motion in nanoscale devices – which could revolutionize future generations of data storage and sensors.

Scientists have discovered a pioneering new technique to transform ambient heat into motion in nanoscale devices — which could revolutionise… Read More

Fisheries being given solutions to address over harvesting

Fisheries

Summary:Many commercial fisheries are threatened by overharvesting. However, they can’t address the problem because of inadequate scientific information, from overall population numbers to data on how fast fish grow and reproduce. Researchers have developed a model using information about landed fish catches and prices for any species. This… Read More

For older adults, Weight training beats cardio – Losing fat, Preserving muscle

adults, Weight training beats cardio

Summary:Weight training or cardio? For older adults trying to slim down, pumping iron might be the way to go. A new study suggests combining weight training with a low-calorie diet preserves much needed lean muscle mass that can be lost through aerobic workouts,

Weight training or cardio? For older adults trying to slim down, pumping iron might be the way to … Read More

A third of Internet is under attack

DDOS attack concept

Summary:Spanning two years, from March 2015 to February 2017, researchers found that about one-third of the IPv4 address space was subject to some kind of DoS attacks, where a perpetrator maliciously disrupts services of a host connected to the Internet.

For the first time, researchers have carried out a large-scale analysis of victims of internet denial-of-service… Read More

Centre deploys 50 additional companies of Para military forces to Assam

50 additional companies

The Centre has deployed 50 additional companies of para military forces to Assam . Official sources in Guwahati said that, some of them have already arrived in the state while rest are expecting to arrive in a day or two. The Assam government has requested the Centre to depute additional forces in the state to maintain law and order situation ahead of publication… Read More

Moody Investors Service upgrades ratings of 9 PSUs

Moody Investors Service upgrades ratings of 9 PSUs

Moody’s Investors Service has upgraded ratings of nine state-owned firms. These are Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd (BPCL), Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd (HPCL), Indian Oil Corp (IOC), Petronet LNG Ltd (PLL), Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC), National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), NHPC, National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) and GAIL India.

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Ashwani Lohani inaugurates Indian Railways Pavilion at IITF 2017

Indian Railways

Shri Ashwani Lohani Chairman, Railway Board inaugurated the Indian Railways pavilion at the India International Trade Fair – 2017 held at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi today. He was accompanied by senior Railway Officers of the Railway Board and Northern Railway.

This year, the Indian Railways pavilion at IITF showcases modernisation initiatives like Digital… Read More

Can corals adapt to climate change ? Only if global greenhouse gas emissions are reduced

tabletop coral in the Cook Islands.

Summary:Cool-water corals can adapt to a slightly warmer ocean, but only if global greenhouse gas emissions are reduced, a study has found. Some corals in the normally cool waters of the Cook Islands carry genetic variants that predispose them to heat tolerance. This could help the population adapt more quickly to rising temperatures. But they may not adapt… Read More

Factor that may help schools close racial achievement gap | Collective Efficacy

One factor that ma

Summary:A study of one Texas school district reveals one of the best evidence-based ways ever found to close the educational achievement gap between black and white students. The research found that teachers’ sense of collective efficacy in any one school — the belief that they had the capability and support necessary to educate their students… Read More

NASA investigates invisible magnetic bubbles in Outer Solar System

NASA investigates

Summary:Forty years ago, the twin Voyagers spacecraft were launched to explore the frontiers of our solar system, and have since made countless discoveries, including finding magnetic bubbles around two of the outer planets.

Space may seem empty, but it’s actually a dynamic place populated with near-invisible matter, and dominated by forces, in… Read More

Researcher suggests rational decision-making doesn’t require language

Do animals think

Summary:Previous studies have shown that animals can remember specific events, use tools and solve problems. But exactly what that means remains a matter of scientific dispute. Now one researcher suggests the evidence shows a wide range of animal species exhibit so-called ‘executive control’ when it comes to making decisions, consciously… Read More

Traffic signal countdown timers leading to improved driver responses

Traffic signal

Summary:Countdown timers that let motorists know when a traffic light will go from green to yellow lead to safer responses from drivers, research suggests.

Countdown timers that let motorists know when a traffic light will go from green to yellow lead to safer responses from drivers, research at Oregon State University suggests.

The findings are important

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