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Novel cooling technologies
Imaging through a flat lens
RESEARCHERS AT the Northeastern University recently announced that they have been able to demonstrate the unique feature of imaging through a flat lens. Using the phenomenon of negative refraction through a novel photonic crystal, the researchers ...
Creating high quality layered materials
`Snowploughing,' a technique for creating a thin film of a material exploits incompatibility between atoms. It could be used in a new way to create high-quality electronics.
Polymer based re-chargeable battery
INDIAN SCIENTISTS have developed a re-chargeable conducting polymer-based dry cell battery which is a cheap, safe and compact alternative to the conventional dry cells. The technology developed by scientists at the Central Electrochemical ...
Black beans: Rich source of antioxidants
ALTHOUGH RESEARCHERS have not come up with a foolproof way to avoid indelicate side effect of beans, they have found yet another reason why you should eat more of them. In addition to their high fibre and protein content, a new study finds ...
Interference from microwave ovens reduced
RESEARCHERS AT the University of Michigan College of Engineering have developed an elegantly simple technique that reduces the interference microwave ovens create in telephones and wireless computer networks. Worldwide, there are hundreds of ...
`Gimme more than mere printing!'
WHEN THEY first came on the world market, no one knew what to call the beefed-up computer printers, which could also scan, copy and in some case fax. Some makers called them `Swiss army knife' printers. It was an awkward name that did nothing for ...
Glycerine may help heal skin disease
Glycerene, a natural alcohol, also makes the skin look and function better by helping skin cells mature properly.
Rodent menace in cane
AN ESTIMATED yield loss of 20 per cent in sugarcane due to rodent damage has been reported even in a well maintained field. This damage cannot be easily noticed in densely grown fields.Farmers generally use the common rodenticide, zinc ...
Mushroom fungus for bio-manure production
ABUNDANT AVAILABILITY organic wastes pose problem of disposal. Bio-conversion of these renewable wastes would solve pollution problems and also the organic wastes become available for soil enrichment. Bio-degradation of various agro and ...
Managing rhinoceros beetle of coconut
SCIENTISTS AT the Central Plantation Crops Research Institute (CPCRI), Kasaragode, have developed a package of effective eco-friendly methods of managing rhinoceros beetle, one of the dreaded pests of coconut. "In addition to phyto-sanitation and ...
ANSWER:You may contact the Project Co-ordinator, All India Co-ordinated Research Project on Honeybee Research & Training, Chowdhury Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University (CCSHAU), Hisar, 125004, Haryana ...
Sheep, goat rearing
Krishna Kumar, Pondicherry and K.A.Abdul Hameed, Chennai ANSWER: You may kindly contact the Prof. & Head, Livestock Research Station, Tamilnadu Vertinary and Animal Sciences University, Kattupakkam 603203, ...
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