New research brings invisibility cloaks closer to reality

New metamaterials may take engineers one step closer to building invisibility cloaks or even shields that can conceal military airplanes, scientists say.

'Fifty Shades of Grey' team takes research seriously
'Fifty Shades of Grey' team takes research seriously

Filmmaker Sam Taylor-Johnson and actor Jamie Dornan did some real research for their forthcoming film "Fifty Shades of Grey".

Twitter can predict rates of coronary heart disease, according to research

Researchers have now shown that the social media platform has another use: Twitter can serve as a dashboard indicator of a community's psychological well being and can predict rates of heart disease.

Indian donates $2.5 mn for UCLA research facility

An Indian-American has gifted $2.5 million to the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), for a new state-of-the-art engineering lab dedicated to integrated microsystems, the university said.

Research endeavours must advance realms of knowledge: Mukherjee

President Pranab Mukherjee has said that research endeavours must advance the realms of knowledge and improve the lives of the common man.

Taapsee Pannu to visit Agra for research
Taapsee Pannu to visit Agra for research

Actress Taapsee Pannu is planning to travel to Agra to do research work for her role in the upcoming movie “Agra Ka Daabra”.

DRDO under Parliament scanner

India’s premier defence research organisation – Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) – is under Parliament scanner.

DU-ICSSR to offer research course for SC/ST students

Delhi University is offering a ten-day research methodology course for SC/ST students from across the country, the expense of which will be borne by Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR).

Research on drought resistant, coloured roses underway
Research on drought resistant, coloured roses underway

Research is underway to bring out new varieties of roses, including coloured and drought resistant varieties, a top official of World Federation of Rose Societies (WFRS) said here Wednesday.

Become breeding ground for tech advancements: Prez to varsities

Calling for greater engagement between academia and industries, President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday asked universities to become breeding ground for technological advancements and said success of initiatives like 'Make in India' hinges on manufacturing quality products.

HRD planning 'Think in India' drive to up innovation: Irani
HRD planning 'Think in India' drive to up innovation: Irani

In line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Make in India' campaign, the HRD ministry is planning to come up with a 'Think in India' drive to encourage students and researchers to come up with innovations and new ideas and to keep the talent back home from leaving abroad.

India, Britain to partner in research, innovation projects

 India and the UK on Wednesday announced setting up of a 50 million-pound Newton-Bhabha Fund which will be used for multi-disciplinary cooperation in the fields of science, research and innovation between the two countries.

Indian scientist awarded for dancing to explain her research

An Indian scientist who danced to explain her research on tornadoes, has won the top prize in the 2014 'Dance Your PhD' contest.

Learning with values

Academic programmes, scholarships and ground breaking research with a tinge of spiritual learning is what universities run by spiritual gurus offer. Prachi Rege takes a quick peek at the campuses that aim to create graduates with a conscience.

Govt to set up innovation labs in every district: Irani

Innovation labs will soon be set up in every district for students to think of new ideas which will be funded by the government under an ambitious scheme to encourage research at both school and university level.

Legal research centres needed: Law Commission Chairman

There is a need to establish legal research centres and have more law professionals for a better future of legal education in the country, Law Commission Chairman Justice (retd) A P Shah said on Monday.

'Applying Research' at IIT-B
'Applying Research' at IIT-B

From predicting floods to making toilets that do need require flushing, students and faculty at IIT-B are busy with a vast gamut of research. Sanchayan Bhattacharjee reports.

Indian student's research project focuses on effective use of social media in healthcare
Indian student's research project focuses on effective use of social media in healthcare

“Organising skills, hard work and good time management are critical for any research,” says Roshan Kumar, PhD student and winner of Amitabh Bachchan Scholarship, at La Trobe University, Melbourne, in a conversation with Prachi Rege.

Tania Zaetta seeks better film ties between India-Australia
Tania Zaetta seeks better film ties between India-Australia

 

Melbourne: Australian actress Tania Zaetta, who starred in Bollywood films like 'Bunty Aur Babli' and 'Salaam Namaste', says film connection between the two countries needed to improve further.

India, UK scientists team up for South Asian monsoon research
India, UK scientists team up for South Asian monsoon research

Indian and British scientists will collaborate to improve forecast of South Asian monsoon, especially by using atmospheric research aircraft and ocean gliders to gather fresh data in the region.