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Realistic evaluation of materials
Harder, stronger nanocrystals
RESEARCHERS AT Purdue University have made a surprising discovery that could open up numerous applications for metal `nanocrystals,' or tiny crystals that are often harder, stronger and more wear resistant than the same materials in bulk form. ...
Marine biodiversity for preserving species
A NEW study of marine ecosystems suggests that the preservation of biodiversity is more than just a lofty goal it's an absolute necessity to keep the system healthy and prevent both local and regional extinction of multiple species. ...
Microorganisms grow at low pressures
USING A unique device known as the Andromeda Chamber to simulate conditions found on Mars, University of Arkansas researchers discovered that certain microorganisms called methanogens could grow at low pressures. Their findings imply that life ...
Corrosion resistance of Delhi iron pillar
Apropos to the article `Delhi iron pillar and nano powder' published in these pages on 29 August, R. Balasubramaniam, Department of Materials & Metallurgical Engineering, IIT, Kanpur, writes: ALL ASPECTS of the 1600-year old Delhi iron ...
RESEARCHERS AT Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Harvard Medical School (HMS) have shown that certain types of naturally occurring carbohydrates in the body may cause rheumatoid arthritis, a debilitating, painful disease affecting hundreds ...
Eating soy during adolescence may reduce breast cancer risk
EATING SOY foods especially during adolescence-might lower the risk of breast cancer, according to preventive medicine researchers at the Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California and colleagues. Asian-American women who ...
A THOUGHTFUL analysis of the intangible value of vaccination has just appeared. We all know how vaccinating children against DPT, measles, hepatitis, TB and other diseases brings down infant mortality to well below 1per cent, saves enormous ...
SUGARCANE PLANTATION raised using the tractor-drawn planter will have uniform establishment, and it will also facilitate intercultivation and earthing up by specially designed tractor-drawn implements, according to Mr. S. Rajamohan, Farm ...
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