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Insurance cover for broken bones
Unlike western counterparts, pre-menopausal Indian women have a lower peak bone mass of 1.2 that is slightly higher than the ideal value of 1.This comes down after they attain menopause and problems crop up earlier.
Key to scent of flowers
A RECENT Purdue University study has uncovered the processes responsible for shutting down scent production in certain flowers once they've been pollinated a finding that may help the horticulture industry enhance floral scent. Natalia ...
Technology that stops malicious software
A COMPUTER scientist at Washington University in St. Louis has developed technology to stop malicious software - malware - such as viruses and worms long before it even has a chance to reach computers in the home and office. John Lockwood, ...
Controlling cotton stem weevil
COTTON STEM weevil, Pempherulus affinis, has of late been serious in all cotton growing districts of Tamil Nadu especially Coimbatore, Madurai, Periyar, Salem, Dharmapuri, Dindugal, Ramanathapuram and Nellai Kattabomman districts. The ...
Pod borer in Chickpea
POD BORER, Helicoverpa armigera Hubn. (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) is a notorious pest causing heavy damage to the crop. Yield loss in chickpea due to pod borer is estimated at 21 per cent. The pest is reported to cause about 50 to 60 per cent ...
Radio waves help see moisture in walls
BUILDING RESEARCHERS at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have joined forces with Intelligent Automation Inc. in Rockville, to develop a way to use ultra wide-band radio waves to non-destructively detect moisture within ...
First artificial protein
RESEARCHERS HAVE designed and constructed a novel functional 93-amino acid protein structure called Top7. The achievement should enable researchers to explore larger questions about how proteins evolved and why a certain protein folds ...
OOPS! Time to get objective about Borland
The 20th birthday bash of Borland turned out to be a geek's gathering of Bangalore's best. Anand Parthasarathy looks back at the road map of the world's first and best known `software agnostic'.
Friedrich Woehler (1800-1882): From medicine to chemistry lab
FRIEDRICH WOEHLER was born on July 31, 1800 in Frankfurt-am-Main, the son of a veterinary surgeon. After attending the local gymnasium from 1814 to 1820, he studied medicine at the Universities of Marburg and Heidelberg. Woehler qualified for ...
Aromatic, medicinal plants in multi-tier farming
"AAROMATIC AND medicinal plants can be ideally grown in a multi-tier cropping systems in Kerala. Besides adding to the biodiversity of the farm, they will contribute to enhancing the farm income," says Mr. K. Sasikumar, an enterprising and ...
ANSWER: Vermiculture is a technology of rearing earthworms to produce high quality vermin compost. For more details on vermiculture you may kindly contact Dr. Sultan Ahmed Ismail, Director, ECOSCIENCE Research Foundation, Baaz Nagar, Palavakkam, ...
ANSWER: Pruning of the plants and liberal application of nutrients, copious watering with good drainage and exposing them to direct sunlight will ensure profuse flowering in rose and jasmine.
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