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'Columbia' on a research mission
Recently launched space-shuttle Columbia has been equipped with a full-time low-gravity research lab to carry out nearly 80 experiments.
Café Scientifique links India with Oxford
BRITISH COUNCIL in India for the first time brought the concept of Café Scientifique by linking Delhi and Chennai with Oxford through video conferencing. Café Scientifique is a place where layperson and expert alike can come together to explore ...
New insight to autism
THE HUNT for clues to the causes of autism has taken another turn. The discovery of immune-system proteins in the guts of children with autism adds new weight to the controversial idea which suggests that autism could be the result of the body ...
Clothes clean drinking water of cholera
FILTERING DRINKING water from rivers and ponds through a folded piece of cotton cloth could cut disease by half in cholera-plagued countries, a new field study suggests. Cholera causes acute watery diarrhoea that can lead to severe ...
Chipmakers face new obstacle
Each new generation of chips only makes matters worse; while interconnect delay times are stretching out, transistor switching is getting faster, sending more signals down slow lines.
Alliance to tackle aflatoxin in groundnut
AN EFFECTIVE alliance of all stakeholders including policy makers and officials, farmers, groundnut oil millers and processors and media should be forged to create more awareness of aflatoxin in groundnut. Consumers, including farmers, have to ...
Search for packing hydrogen
HYDROGEN IS now at the centre stage in the search for the ideal fuel of the future. The principal feature is its eco-friendliness, as it generates only water when burned. But the practical problem is because of its light weight, it is difficult ...
Nanoshell sensor to examine single molecules
RESEARCHERS AT Rice University have demonstrated the ability to control electromagnetic field around nanoparticles, opening the door for chemical screening techniques that allow doctors, life scientists to analyse even single molecules. The ...
A plethora of new add-on tools has changed the staid image of the handset. Anand Parthasarathy reports from Shanghai on new techno-gimmicks fuelling these `icons of personal potential'.
A LOW-COST, user-friendly device for extracting fibres from the psuedostem of banana has been developed through an inter-institutional project by the scientists from the Central Tobacco Research Institute (CTRI), Rajahmundry and the Central ...
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