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Archived Research Highlights

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Speeding Up Computing By Introducing Defects In Solids

Researchers probe the effects of defects in solids to improve the speed of electronic devices

Many of the solid materials used in electronic devices (such as semiconductor devices usually made out of silicon) develop defects in their crystal structure when the crystals are grown. Scientists have for long used these defects to their advantage, and have even wilfully introduced defects to achieve interesting material properties. For instance, electrical properties of semiconductors are improved by adding a few atoms of a different element to it.

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How Do Taro Leaves Repel Water?

Researchers study the structure of taro leaves to make water-repellent material

The leaves of taro plants are a familiar ingredient in many regional delicacies across India. Featuring in dishes like alu wadi and pathrode, the heart-shaped leaves of this plant have an interesting quality — they are hydrophobic. Liquids that land on their surface do not wet the leaves but instead roll off them.

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Tracing the origins of Parkinson’s disease

Researchers uncover the  molecular events that lead up to the  formation  of protein clusters commonly  seen in Parkinson's disease

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What influences coronaviruses’ survival on different surfaces?

Researchers find how temperature, humidity and properties of different surfaces influence the evaporation rates of respiratory droplets infected with COVID-19.

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A hardware neuron to help ‘brain-like’ computers solve difficult problems

Researchers develop a powerful stochastic neuron, like those in our brain, using random access memory to aid breakthroughs in artificial intelligence

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Machine learning helps monitor crop growth

Researchers use radar data from satellites to estimate parameters that determine the growth of soy and wheat.

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Black hole shadows could throw light on dark matter

Researchers investigate the effects of dark matter particles on the growth of black hole shadows

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Mini-fuel Engines Could Replace Batteries in the Future

Researchers design a compact and efficient micro-combustor that powers small electronics

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Capturing Complex Chemical Reactions on Video

New theoretical work demonstrates how sequentially captured images of electrons can be used to show the evolution of electron movement

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Understanding Pain, Virtually

A computer based model of neurons in the urinary bladder 

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