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Fear, not awareness is the key
Smart showcase for museums
RESEARCHERS HAVE developed a virtual showscase which enables people to view the original shape of any broken antique object by merging the real artifact with virtual computer-generated information, says a report in Fraunhofer Gesellschaft. ...
Mystery of large change in earth's gravity field
SATELLITE DATA since the year 1998 indicates that the bulge in the Earth's gravity field at the equator is growing, and also scientists think that the ocean may hold the answer to the present mystery of how the changes in the trend of Earth's ...
Recent breakthroughs in materials technology, hold out the hope that within two years, you may be able to roll and carry your TV with you. Anand Parthasarathy examines the current excitement in the IT industry , over the Light Emitting Polymer (LEP).
A NEW geochemical method developed by Temple University student Doreena Patrick, has helped researchers to place loose fossils back into the earth's strata . "Paleontologists need to know where a fossil goes in the strata in order to ...
Carbon nanotubes found to fluoresce
ADD FLUORESCENCE to the growing list of unique physical properties associated with carbon nanotubes -- the ultrasmall, ultrastrong wunderkind of the fullerene family of carbon molecules. In research detailed in Science, a team of Rice ...
Fertilizing the oceans
ENCOURAGING PLANKTON growth in the ocean has been touted by some as a promising way to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Its opponents fear that it will damage the marine ecosystem, and now a computer model shows that the trick would ...
Cell phone use and driving don't mix
PRELIMINARY RESULTS of a University of Rhode Island analysis of the eye-movements of automobile drivers using cell phones found that the drivers have a reduced field of view tunnel vision. Further studies may have significant ...
Theory of memory and memory loss
Objects occur in memory by uniting the brain regions that make up parts of the object we are trying to remember.
SCIENTISTS AT the Cashew Research Station (CRS) of the Kerala Agricultural University (KAU) at Madakkathara have developed an organic package of technologies for raising cashew. "Organic cashew fetches a premium price in the international market. ...
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