Posts by Ananthapathmanabhan MS

The MIDAS touch

02 Feb 2024 under Features

IISc-ICMR-ARTPARK collaboration seeks to build gold-standard medical datasets representative of the Indian population The year 1895. German scientist Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen noticed a strange spark inside his laboratory apparatus. The spark, which led to the discovery of X-rays, not only got Roentgen the Nobel Prize in 1905 but also gave a fillip to medicine. Since […]

Water Supply Without Electricity

15 Dec 2023 under Focus

In India, access to irrigation is a major problem. Punit Singh, Associate Professor at the Centre for Sustainable Technologies (CST), Indian Institute of Science (IISc), has been working on a solution to address this irrigation scarcity for the past 10 years in Chhattisgarh.    Chhattisgarh receives river water supply from the Ganga, Godavari, and Mahanadi basins. While canal […]

Cracking an Age-old Thermodynamic Puzzle

03 Nov 2023 under Focus

Designing a heat engine that can produce maximum power at maximum efficiency is a major challenge. Practical heat engines are limited to a theoretical efficiency called the Carnot limit, which sets a cap on how much heat can be converted to useful work. In a breakthrough, researchers at IISc and JNCASR have devised a novel […]