Coincidence of auditory brainstem inputs as a possible substrate for improving sound localisation

Lateral superior olive and medial superior olive are two brainstem nuclei that compare auditory inputs from the two ears to calculate the direction of azimuthal source of sound. While the level and delay processing has been considered... continue reading

Open Cosmics: cosmic-ray physics for everyone

Simple devices like Cloud Chambers, Bubble Chambers, CosmicPi and Crayfis allow us to detect particle decays from cosmic rays which are not visible to the naked eye. Cloud Chambers and Bubble Chambers were used for particle physics research at... continue reading

Change the way you publish - Research platforms/databases can take your country to newer heights

JBI is quite an exciting platform to write and I intuitively relate it to my Twitter handle. But this article is much beyond how JBI or any other typical journal works. The idea that a country is making any headway in research and development... continue reading

The share of Open Access Journals (OAJ) and Open Access Articles (OAA) charging Article Processing Charges (APC). Data from the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) 2013 to 2015

Problem: There is an ongoing debate on the share of OAJ and OAA charging APC from authors. It has been shown that 67% of OAJ listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) work without APC ([Suber 2015]... continue reading

Donation-Driven Open Science Journal

Why should taxpayers and funding agencies pay journal publication fees and open access charges? I propose creating a new open access journal funded entirely through donations and foundation funding. The journal would be administered by a... continue reading

Immobilization and use of pure cultures and microbial consortium isolated from specialized niches for improved crop productivity

Now a day, sustainable agricultural practice for increased production is most significant concerns. The fertile agricultural land is reducing day by day due to increased population and overburden of excessive use of chemical fertilizer and... continue reading

Putting 2 million genomes into the public domain and onto the web

openSNP is an open-science/data project that aims at making personal genomics data available. Thanks to the rapid bio-technological progress and start-ups like 23andMe, more and more people are getting access to their personal genetic information.... continue reading

GeoTag-X: crowdsourced photo analysis for humanitarian crises

Photos taken in disaster situations and other humanitarian crises by different people on the ground can potentially be a powerful resource for the response teams. Unfortunately, the manpower needed to process the incredible number of photos coming... continue reading

A proposal for sequential approach for arsenic removal from top-soil

Arsenic contamination of ground water and soil is a vexing problem in several countries, including India. For water treatment there have been several effective, economical and commercially available [methods]... continue reading

Large scale species hybridization as a new tool for brain mapping

Cichlid fishes have undergone massive speciation in recent years. The species number of Cichlid fishes in [African lakes are in hundreds]... continue reading

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