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Spherical heart, leaky valve
`Dark-matter highway' streaming through Earth
Clearer View of How To Detect Unseen Matter in the Universe
For better face recognition
MAPPING THE muscles that shape smiles could lead to better face recognition systems, a team of physicists has suggested. E Guan and colleagues at Stony Brook University, New York, say current techniques are easy to evade. Computers can, in ...
Anti-HIV gel could save millions
CLINICAL TRIALS in Africa of two gels designed to combat HIV are being planned by British scientists. Millions of people around the world could soon protect themselves against the virus with microbicides, if they prove successful during the ...
A TOOL for studying HIV and other immune-system pathogens by growing the human immune system in mice, has been reported by Swiss researchers in Science.The researchers Elisabetta Traggiai and colleagues at the Institute for Research in ...
Making 3-D chips a reality
NEW INTERCONNECT technologies that promise to deliver smaller, faster, inexpensive, microelectronics and circuits that function in three dimensions are being pioneered. Researchers led by Ronald J. Gutmann at Rensselaer's Focus Center-NY for ...
Nutrition: going off the boil
Boiling broccoli robs two-thirds of its disease-protective nutrients while steaming causes only a meagre degradation of nutrients.
SCIENTISTS HAVE discovered a fossil that maybe the world's oldest known arm bone, offering more evidence that limbs first evolved for use in the water, not as a means to colonize the land. This roughly 370-million-year-old fossil from ...
Distributing electric power efficiently
ELECTRICITY IS derived from the `holy trinity'. It is normally generated from hydroelectric, thermal and nuclear sources. These three sources, called `holy trinity' are usually scattered away at distant locations from human habitations. The ...
Bacteria live in the oesophagus
As many as 95 species of bacteria have been found which are indigenous to the oesophagus.
Pheromones against crop pests
Pheromones are chemicals or mixture of chemicals released by an organism, causing a specific reaction in the receiving organism of the same species.
Managing mealybug in grapevine
MEALYBUG IS a serious pest of grape vine (Muscat variety) in Theni district of Tamil Nadu. They infest the lower side of thevine. The bugs feed on the sap of young shoots and cause yellowing and drying of leaves, resulting in stunted growth. ...
Thrips menace in rice
Thrips essentially are pests of young rice seedlings and the damage they cause is extensive due to their high multiplication rate.
Knitting IT all together
How are Indian companies gearing for the imminent lifting of global quotas in the garment business? And why is IT seen as a key enabler?
Drought management practices to save coconut trees
DROUGHT MANAGEMENT is an important aspect in coconut cultivation. Though some varieties have been observed to tolerate protracted dry spells, farmers should adopt some simple techniques to mitigate the effects of drought on this commercially ...
ANSWER: Coleus forskholi, Vallarai, Safed musli and Aloe vera are some commercially attractive medicinal plants that can be grown.
QUESTION: Where can I get a detailed project report on Vanilla and Orchid farming? M.Thomas Rajan, U.A.E. ANSWER: For a detailed report you may contact J. Balasubramanian, No 264 Bombay Castle, Ooty 643 001, mobile ...
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