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Archived Research Highlights

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Fighting floods the 'expert' way

Research, led by IIT Bombay, design a system to forecast floods in Chennai

During the fag end of 2015, Chennai experienced severe floods resulting in the death of about 500 people and economic losses of about INR 50,000 crores. The flooding stranded the city and was termed a 'man-made disaster' resulting from irresponsible water management and rapid urbanisation. The northeast monsoon of the year left most parts of South India marooned, exposing how vulnerable our cities are to such catastrophes. 

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Bacterial remedy for the toxic pesticide Carbaryl

Researchers explore how soil-improving Pseudomonas bacteria digest carbaryl

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Mining the Treasures of Twitterverse

Researchers develop a search system to extract meaningful data from live social media posts

Ever tried searching ‘goal’ or ‘kick’ on Twitter during the interval of a football world cup match? You were probably trying to find out who scored the goal on a penalty kick in the first half, and chances are that search results also have content about life goals and a kick from coffee!

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Floating plastics: Nothing to be buoyant about

Study details how floating plastic debris can affect physical processes in the oceans

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A Computational Model of the Bladder

We have all felt it—the uncomfortable feeling in our nether regions that has us heading to the nearest washroom to empty our bladder. While many of us can hold it until we reach a toilet, those with urinary incontinence, or the inability to prevent the leakage of urine from the bladder, face a severe social and hygiene issue. This condition can be caused by a variety of factors, such as urinary tract infections, kidney stones or neurological disorders.

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Understanding How Cities Grow

Study uses digital processing of archived satellite images to study the growth patterns in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region.

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Repairing Damaged Industrial Components for Sustainable Industrial Growth

Study proposes an improved additive manufacturing method to restore damaged components

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Towards Hazard-free Wearable Health Monitors

Scientists design low-power, low-cost wearable wireless devices to continuously monitor patient’s health indicators like ECG and EEG

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A New Porter for Cancer Drugs

Researchers from IIT Bombay have designed a protein-based carrier for delivering drugs into cancer cells.

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Low-cost lenses to turn smartphones into microscopes

IIT Bombay researchers develop techniques to make tiny, inexpensive lenses that can be used on smartphones

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