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Depression: 15 % prevalence seen in Chennai
How safe are interventional cardiac procedures?
Recently, radiation protection measures in interventional radiology especially in cardiology have been receiving special attention. These are image-guided therapeutic techniques such as coronary angioplasty (to remove blockades in artery) ...
Avian infection could have killed Tyrannosaurus rex
Contrary to popular belief that bacterial bone infection or bite wounds from other tyrannosaurids could have killed Tyrannosaurus rex, a study suggests that they were killed by a common avian infection (Trichomonas ...
Death riddle of Egyptian mummy solved
The mysterious death of an ancient Egyptian woman, whose mummy became a public spectacle in Georgian Britain, has been solved by a team of researchers in London. Forensic analysis of tissues taken from the 2,600-year-old corpse has ...
How electric fish communicate
Just as you plug in your computers and smart phones to communicate, electric fish too communicate by quickly plugging special channels into their cells to generate electrical impulses. The fish generate electric fields to navigate, fight ...
Unicycle robot wheels forward, turns corners
This Japanese unicycle robot, ‘Murata-seiko-chan,’ 50cm tall and weighing 6kg, has various sensors which it uses to keep its balance as it wheels forward and turns corners. ...
Trenching machine for broadband network
This specialised French trenching machine, built to Australian specifications, is meant for use in laying fibre-optic cables for Australia’s $ 37 billion broadband network, the nation’s biggest ever infrastructure ...
New species in Greater Mekong risk extinction
A bird-eating frog, a gecko that looks like an alien, and a bird which would rather walk than fly are among the new species discovered in the Greater Mekong region last year and now at risk of extinction due to climate change. ...
’Anty’- virus software thwarts cyber crime
‘Digital ants’ which roam through computer networks look for computer ‘worms’, and when they detect one, an army of ‘ants’ converges at that location, drawing the attention of human operators. ...
Why more atmospheric methane in 2007, 2008
Unusually high temperatures in the Arctic and heavy rains in the tropics likely drove a global increase in atmospheric methane in 2007 and 2008 after a decade of near-zero growth, according to a new study. ...
Creating glass objects using a 3-D printer
A team of engineers and artists at the University of Washington has developed a way to create glass objects using a conventional 3-D printer. The technique allows a new type of material to be used in such ...
An invention that revolutionised cotton industry in Gujarat
It has reduced the cost of stripping from Rs.1 per kg to Rs. 1 per 20 kg
Solar tunnel dryer for copra production
In India, about 30 per cent of coconut production goes for producing copra for oil extraction while the remaining is used for edible oil, tender coconut and for producing other value-added products. Though only 30 per cent of the coconut ...
Tamarind and seed storage
According to a document available with honeybee network Vol-19 (1) January-March 2008, on seed saving practices, farmers in Mali and Ghana use tamarind and crushed pepper leaves to store seeds. The seeds are sun dried by covering them with ...
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