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Renewables can power the world, says IPCC
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the body of the world's leading climate scientists convened by the United Nations, said that if the full range of renewable technologies were deployed, the world could keep greenhouse gas ...
High-tech approach to scrutinise fresh produce
High-tech tactics to carefully examine apples and other fresh produce items as they travel along packinghouse conveyor belts will help ensure the quality and safety of these good-for-you foods.U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) ...
New technique for artificial photosynthesis
This discovery will make it possible to improve photoelectrochemical cells. In the same way that plants use photosynthesis to transform sunlight into energy, these cells use sunlight to drive chemical reactions that ultimately produce hydrogen ...
Fire ants form life raft from their bodies
Fire ants can create a life raft out of their own bodies to survive a flood and save the colony, according to a study.The research published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS) studied the fire ants ( ...
Damaged heart patched with engineered tissue
Researchers have pioneered a method to patch a damaged heart with an engineered tissue, in a major step forward in combating cardiovascular disease, one of the most serious health problems of our day.Led by Gordana ...
Enzyme that drives cancer under study
Researchers are helping unlock the cellular-level function of the telomerase enzyme which drives cancer growth, thus paving the way for improved cancer-fighting therapies.The number of times a cell divides is determined by telomeres, ...
Blueberries protected in American gene-bank
Familiar blueberries and their wild relatives are safeguarded by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) at America's official blueberry gene-bank to ensure their protection for future ...
Models to save seabirds from becoming bycatch
Tens of thousands of seabirds are killed each year after they are caught in longline fishing gear. New models help reduce these casualties by precisely projecting where and when birds and boats are likely to cross ...
Parsley, celery can halt breast cancer spread
In a new study, a University of Missouri researcher has found that a compound in parsley and other plant products, including celery, fruits and nuts, can stop breast cancer tumour cells from multiplying and ...
New light on infectious phase of cattle disease
A new study of foot-and-mouth disease shows that afflicted cattle are only infectious for a brief window of time, about half as long as previously thought. Measures such as killing large numbers of cattle could be ...
Paving the way for next generation electronics
Nanoscale self-assembly of organic building blocks, is a promising new route towards the next generation of ultra-small electronic devices with potential applications in computing, solar power and display ...
Dramatically improving solar panel efficiency
A new technology that could dramatically improve solar energy panels merges the optics of nanoscale antennas with the electronics of semiconductors for infrared-light detection and for higher-efficiency solar ...
Multiple varieties and different cropping pattern for higher income
The farmer gets an annual income of more than Rs. 7 lakhs
Managing papaya mealybug through bio control
Outbreak of papaya mealy bug, Paracoccus marginatus was noticed during 2008 on papaya, mulberry, tapioca, jatropha, vegetables, fruits, cotton, plantation crops, spices and flowers crops in different parts of Tamil Nadu causing extensive ...
Increase milk yield
A farmer Mr. Mannubhai Vankar feeds his cattle with leaves of Hibiscus( in the form of powder) to increase milk yield . The leaves are shade dried and ground it into fine powder. About 125g powder is given orally to the animal for 7 days (or ...
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