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Breast cancer risk size does matter
Breakfast of champions
Cereal is a healthy morning meal. But could it be getting you off to a false start?
Understanding Earth's magnetic reversal
A MAJOR step forward in scientists' understanding of how Earth's magnetic field works has been taken. How long does it take for Earth's magnetic field to reverse? Long-debated, a firm answer is now on the horizon. It takes approximately 7000 ...
Coal as source of fuel for future aircraft
RESEARCHERS ARE demonstrating that jet fuel can be made from bituminous coal. The goal of a team of Pennsylvania University researchers is to identify new fuel for next generation of military aircraft. ``On a pilot scale, we have produced ...
Silicon chips with ultra-cold atoms
SILICON MICROCHIPS power personal computers and enable high-speed medical imaging. Inside them, electrons move along microscopic wires that form complex electrical circuits. At a major conference organised by the Institute of Physics, a ...
NOTHING ILLUSTRATES better, the sea change that has overtaken the business of high performance computing than this month's attempt by college kids in San Francisco, to create a supercomputer by the ad hoc linking of hundreds of ordinary PCs and ...
Twist in superconductivity
AN INTERESTING type of electronic behaviour has been discovered at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory in a new class of superconductors known as cobalt oxides, or cobaltates. When traditional superconductors are cooled ...
North Sea birds: living dustbins
THE SEABIRDS of the North Sea are being turned into `living dustbins', campaigners warn, after a study that finds that the average fulmar has 30 pieces of plastic in its stomach. The findings are the latest from a long-running international ...
The dinosaur that refuses to die
They wrote off the mainframe computer decades ago. So why did IBM unveil yet another number cruncher last week? Anand Parthasarathy reviews four decades of `big iron' computing and its next-generation competitors.
Excess sleep can cause restless nights
LONG SLEEPERS who slumber more than eight hours a night and short sleepers who get fewer than seven hours of shuteye both report more sleep complaints than people who sleep in the "just right" zone of seven to eight hours, say researchers Michael ...
Symptoms of madness
Listen to a schizophrenic, and you'll hear they're making sense.
Fundamental physics of thin films
THIN LIQUID films are ubiquitous in our daily lives in a variety of settings, ranging from agricultural sprays adhering to leaves, water on a windshield, coatings and paints, to the film of tears which protects the cornea of the eye. Thin ...
Triangular planting to boost banana yields
BANANA IS cultivated mostly by square system of planting adopting 1.8m x 1.8m espacement. This method accommodates 3,025 plants a hectare. To improve productivity by accommodating more number of plants per unit area, triangular method of ...
Managing whitefly menace in tobacco
THE TOBACCO whitefly, Bemisia tabaci damages the crop by sucking out the sap from the plant leaves and secreting honey dew. The honeydew deposited on fruit and leaves makes them sticky. Dirt adheres to the fruit and leaves and the ...
Promising plantation crop of medicinal value
TEA TREE, Melaleuca alternifolia, is a high value plantation crop, known for its oil-yielding leaves of high medicinal value. A native of Australia, it is commercially grown in advanced countries such as the U.S. and Australia. ...
Controlling infestation in papaya
Infestation occurs all over the fruits and is severe during July-January.
Banana wilt management
ANSWER: Selection of disease free planting planting materials and treating them with bio control agents such as trichoderma viride and Pseudomonas species are the best methods to keep away the wilt disease of ...
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