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Solar corona heating puzzle unresolved
Weird wave behaviour near Earth's core sorted out
One explanation as to why some seismic waves travel faster than others in particular patches of the lower most mantle is because that patch is made of layers of materials with different chemical compositions.
Increasing efficiency of halogen lamps
Efficiency of halogen lamps could be increased by using pure sinter alumina. Problem of diffused light from ceramic material is solved by producing a virtually pore free material.
Handling tomorrow's broadband bounty
Indian customers may soon be offered a surfeit of broadband options. But can they afford the asking price? Anand Parthasarathy sniffs around the broadband bouquets on offer, sifting the duds from the real winners.
Computing at the speed of light
RESEARCHERS AT the University of Toronto have discovered a technique to form tiny perfect crystals that have high optical quality, a finding that could usher in a new era of fast computing and communication using photons instead of electrons. ...
DNA computer solves complex problem
A DNA-based computer has solved a logic problem setting a new milestone for this infant technology that could someday surpass the electronic digital computer. The results are published in Science. The idea was to use a strand of DNA to ...
A TOMATO that contains as much as three and a half time more of the cancer-fighting antioxidant lycopene has been developed by scientists at the Purdue University and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service. They ...
Hope for diabetics in treating blindness
A PAINLESS and non-destructive way to treat blindness in diabetics has been effected with the help of a drug found by clinical trials done by Australian researchers. The University of Melbourne-led pre-clinical research prompted the ...
Chilli burns out flavour
CHILLI ACTUALLY reduces your ability to taste other flavours, according to researchers at the University of California, Davis. In a series of experiments graduate student Chris Simons put capsaicin the hot chemical from chilli peppers ...
PRICKLY PEAR cactus (Opuntia species known as `Chapathi kalli' in Tamil) is found in abundance along roadsides and drought-prone regions. It is highly nutritious and is endowed with good medicinal properties. It is of great economic ...
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