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Paving the way for optical chip
Background radiation & cancer
MOST CASES of the commonest type of childhood thyroid cancer could be caused by low levels of natural radiation from rocks and cosmic rays, say European scientists as reported in New Scientist. Their finding strengthens the idea that even ...
Ford designers use digital ghosts
ERGONOMICS IS a very important facet in automobile design, since it involves the very important interface between the driver and the vehicle. Things like cabin space, seat design, location of foot pedals, gear shift lever, mirrors, design of ...
Diamonds have oceanic origin
MORE THAN just symbols of wealth and beauty, diamonds are a testament to the history of the earth, says University of Toronto professor Daniel Schulze. Schulze, a professor in the Department of Geology at the University of Toronto at ...
Butterflies use polarised light to attract mates
UP TO 20 layers of transparent scales on butterfly wings scatter white light to produce a brilliant blue structural colour. Alison Sweeney, Duke University, and collaborators at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute report in ...
Reversing blood disease with GM stem cells
Gene therapy can be used to treat blood diseases in humans caused by defective haemoglobin haemoglobin that either lacks a critical protein called beta-globin or that contains a mutated form of the protein.
Target for insulin found in heart
The newly found protein could aid in the development of drugs to regulate the heart.
EXACTLY FOURTEEN days ago we read in the newspapers that the People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) wrote a letter to the town supervisor of Hamburg in Germany. The request that PETA had made was to change the name of the city to ...
TWO HIGH-YIELDING varieties of semi-trailing vegetable cowpea have been released for commercial cultivation by the Kerala Agricultural University (KAU), recently. Developed by the scientists led by Dr. T.R. Gopalakrishnan, Associate Professor and ...
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