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Minimising overheating in electronic devices
The new thermal paste can be used on heat pipes for drawing out geothermal energy and within thermal fluid heaters for reclaiming heat indirectly produced by heaters.
Meeting the energy demands of migration
WHEN BIRDS migrate over long distances to and from their breeding grounds, it takes more than strong flight muscles and an innate knowledge of where they're going. According to a University of Rhode Island (URI) press release, migration also ...
Tiny bubbles: New tool in chemical sensing?
NATIONAL INSTITUTE of Standards and Technology (NIST) chemists reported in an online edition of Langmuir that a process called microboiling shows promise for quick, simple and inexpensive chemical sensing. The process involves the ...
Powering electrical devices with tungsten
RESEARCHERS AT Sandia National Labs have shown that filaments fabricated of tungsten lattices emit more energy than solid tungsten filaments in certain bands of near-infrared wavelengths when heated. This output offers the possibility to ...
Alcohol increases hepatitis C virus in human cells
A TEAM of National Institute of Health (NIH) researchers report that alcohol increases replication of the hepatitis C virus (HCV) in human cells and, by so doing, may contribute to the rapid course of HCV infection. The researchers tested the ...
Heart muscle cells from bone marrow
MAYO CLINIC researchers have proven that cells produced by bone marrow can form new heart-muscle cells in adults, providing an important boost to research that could enable the body to replace heart muscle damaged by heart attack. The findings ...
Discoverer of vaccination
President Thomas Jefferson wrote to Jenner in 1806, "Future generations will know that credit for eradicating the loathsome smallpox goes to you".
Can IT help solve water problem?
WATER IS the scarcest resource in the world. Of the total water available on the earth, only 0. 007 per cent is available for human consumption. For drinking water, Information Technology (IT) based systems may be used in water treatment plants ...
Indigenous vermiwash collecting device
VERMIWASH IS a watery extract of compost, the wash of earthworms present in the medium. Vermiwash could be collected in households by a device fabricated at Sri Paramakalyani Centre for Environmental Sciences, Alwarkurichi. The device consists ...
Bone protein can reverse kidney failure
A protein earlier used to treat bone fractures has now been found to replace damaged areas of the kidney tubules with healthy cells.
'Polypill' for heart diseases: Ayurveda synthesised?
TWO BRITISH scientists have proposed a comprehensive method to prevent heart attacks and strokes a tablet to be taken daily by people above the age 55. The pill that Drs. N. J Wald and M. R. Law of the Wolfson Institute of Preventive ...
An improved variety of sponge gourd
SCIENTISTS AT the Division of Vegetable Crops, Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), New Delhi, have developed a high yielding sponge gourd, Luffa cylindrica variety, and the new variety can be grown with closer spacing to ...
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