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AIDS therapy: Making a beginning
Solar cells, computer chips from hybrid materials
ENGINEERS AT the Ohio State University have overcome a major barrier in the manufacture of high quality light emitting devices and solar cell materials. Steven Ringel, professor of electrical engineering, and his colleagues have created special ...
Tiny `nanofingers' to support sensors
FUTURE SENSORS may take the form of microscopic finger-like structures. Engineers at the Ohio State University. have found an easy way to carve the surface of inexpensive ceramic material into tiny filaments, creating a platform for devices that ...
Future superconductor power cables
NEW RESEARCH from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) suggests that next-generation, high-temperature superconductor (HTS) wire can withstand more mechanical strain than originally thought. So superconductor power cables ...
Drinking water can help your diet
Water can decrease our appetite and help us in our efforts to lose weight. It also reduces fluid retention, and helps keep bowel functions normal.
Winter mornings may be riskiest time for heart attack
ALTHOUGH HEART attacks can occur at anytime, winter mornings regardless of where you live may pose the greatest risk. Research demonstrates that 53 per cent more heart attacks occur during winter than during any other season. ...
Leech: the parasite physician
from The Rigveda (Book 9, Hymn 112, translation by John Muir), on the theme of non-attachment, poking fun at desire. IN A paper by Dr. Andreas Michalsen and colleagues from Essen, Germany, titled "Effectiveness of Leech Therapy in ...
Integrated weed management for parthenium
THE OBNOXIOUS weed Parthenium hysterophorus is a thermo insensitive herb. It is a prolific seed producer with seeds having long storage life and can quickly disperse through wind. Vegetative generation occurs from the crown. The concept ...
Drought-tolerant, high-yielding cinnamon
SCIENTISTS AT the Horticultural Research Station (HRS), Pechiparai, Kanyakumari district, have developed a high yielding and drought-tolerant cinnamon (Cinnamomum verum). This improved variety has been released for commercial cultivation ...
QUESTION: What types of medicinal and aromatic plantscan be cultivated in Srikakulam and Vishakapatnam areas? Y.S.Purushottam, Hyderabad ANSWER: Tropical species such as Coleus, Aloe vera, Safed musli, Perandai (Cissus ...
QUESTION: Where can we get hybrid varieties of various plants/vegetable seeds? G.Ramakrishna, Hyderabad ANSWER: You may kindly write to the Dean, Horticultural College and Research Institute (HC&RI), TamilNadu ...
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