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3D view of Earth's interior
Crustal plates thought to change direction independent of the slow-moving mantle are indeed interconnected. Third dimension is important we have to consider the Earth's depths to understand its surface.
New lightweight material
RESEARCHERS SAY they have developed the world's strongest, lightest solids. Called aerogels, the sturdy materials are a high-tech amalgam of highly porous glass and plastic that is as light as air. These new materials show promise as lightweight ...
'Future generation time machine'
WITH THE US based airplane manufacturing giant, the Boeing, planning to christen its `Sonic Cruiser' as `future generation time machine', the jet is all set to revolutinise the air travel industry by addressing both the "airlines and passengers ...
Better metal forming with magnetic pulses
A PROCESS developed at Ohio State University for shaping metal parts using magnetism has reached a new milestone one that may cut manufacturing costs and help preserve the environment. The process could also expand manufacturers' ...
Adaptable nanotubes for custom-built structures
The custom-built nanotubes may be useful in developing molecular electronics and photonics wires, or biomedical devices that could be inserted into the body.
Evolution of limbs and digits
DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGISTS have unexpectedly found that the genetics underpinning the formation of limbs and digits in vertebrates is distinctly different than what scientists have believed for nearly 30 years. The long-held theory has been that ...
Enabling sight to blind
ENABLING THE blind to see a task once thought the province of miracles is the goal of a technical team that includes Sandia National Laboratories, four other national labs, a private company, and two universities. The idea, from ...
New breast cancer gene
SCIENTISTS AT Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and University of Washington have discovered a new tumour suppressor gene that is inactive in about 60 % of breast cancers, and also altered in lung cancer. The discovery of the gene, called DBC2 ...
Quake resistant design, construction
INTENSITY IS a qualitative measure of the actual shaking at a location during an earthquake, and is assigned as Roman Capital Numerals. There are many intensity scales. Two commonly used ones are the Modified Mercalli Intensity (MMI) Scale and ...
Saving data from disaster
Data can be a valuable asset but safe back-up as well as rapid recovery from outages, must be built in. Anand Parthasarathy spoke to a crossection of global technology players who are offering Indian corporates, different piec es of the data storage management mosaic.
JOHANN MENDEL was born on July 22, 1822 (Heinzendorf, Austria) in a family of peasants. In 1833, he joined the secondary school at Leipnik and a year later, transferred to the Gymnasium in Troppan. In 1838, his father suffered serious injuries ...
GREEN GRAM (Vigna radiata) is popular because of its nutritional value and suitability for multiple cropping system in kharif and rabi seasons. It is a rich source of proteins (22-24 per cent) and carbohydrates (54-56 per cent) and has ...
Stall-fed goats in intensive integrated farming
STALL-FED GOATS can ideally fit into the intensive integrated farming system (IIFS). The small animals are the most efficient converters of farm and crop residues into excellent organic manure. Several farmers have successfully run stall-fed goat ...
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