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Yarn from nanotubes
The rope-like fibres spun from nanotubes could lead to applications such as a space elevator. The method could be tweaked to make high-strength threads for use in engineering.
Computers that `pay attention' to users
A NEW concept that allows computers to pay attention to their users' needs has been developed. According to a press release from the Human Media Lab (HML) at the Queen's University their Attentive User Interface (AUI) is the latest new paradigm ...
Sensor to detect computer hard drive failures
A NEW heat-sensitive sensor to detect computer hard drive failures has been designed. The sensor, which attaches to a user's desk top computer, has been designed by Carnegie Mellon University researchers. This Critter Temperature Sensor, is being ...
Mice produce eggs continuously
CONTRARY TO basic biological doctrine, scientists at Harvard Medical School have found evidence that certain species of mice produce eggs continuously throughout their life. The dogma tells us that mammals are born with a fixed number of eggs ...
Robots, retinopathy and `Ravi'
Five years after it was seeded by the Andhra Pradesh government, the International Institute of Information Technology has seen its students deploy many cutting-edge technologies for earthy applications.
Fusion fuels furore
IT HAD all the makings of a fun day out, for academics at least. U.S. government officials had summoned a handful of scientists from labs across the country to a confidential meeting in Arlington, Virginia. Not long into the meeting, a scientist ...
Soil salinity management in cotton
Manures, fertilizers and gypsum enhance the suitability of saline water for irrigation. Such usage reduces the adverse effect of salinity and leads to a higher yield.
Dreadful disease of banana
KOKKAN DISEASE is caused by banana bract mosaic virus transmitted by the aphid, pentalonia nigronervosa. It affects a wide array of cultivars and Nendran is the most severely affected one. Appearance of reddish purple necrotic streaks ...
High yielding bhendi for small farms
SEVERAL FARMERS in Salem district of Tamil Nadu are growing a high yielding bhendi variety with medium green fruits of 12 to 15 cm length. " I raised this improved variety of bhendi in 20 cents, and I harvested about 1500 kg of tender bhendi, ...
ANSWER: You may contact the Director, Central Bee Research and Training Institute, Khadi and Village Industries, 1153 Ganesh Khind Road, Pune 411 016, mail id ...
QUESTION: Where can I get more information on setting up of biofertilizer manufacturing plant? N.Srinivasa,Rao, A.P. ANSWER: You may contact the Director of Extension Education, Acharya N.G.Ranga Agricultural University, ...
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