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Thursday, April 29, 2004
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Smoking out a vice
Immunity is everything
THE SHELVES of health food shops are instructive places, for the pills and potions that sit there mirror our feelings and our health concerns. Our bodies are perceived as under attack from all quarters: chemicals, pollution, electromagnetic ...
Out of the top drawer
FILING HAS never been one of my strong points and so my desktop functions as a dumping ground for a never-ending influx of paper matter. The failings of this system were brought home to me in an article which identified a condition known as ...
Polluting `tar balls'
CARBON-BEARING particles, called `tar balls' have been found to pollute air over Hungary, Indian Ocean, and southern Africa by an international team of scientists. Forming in smoke from wood fires and agricultural and forest burning, tar balls in ...
Problems with consanguineous marriages
BLOOD RELATED marriages are called consanguineous marriages sanguine meaning blood. Around the globe consanguineous marriages have been practised by many societies from time immemorial. It is widely practiced in Asia, North Africa, ...
Ultra-fast laser allows nanoscale machining
USING A femtosecond pulsed laser enables extraordinarily precise nanomachining. Just think of a microscopic milling machine, capable of cutting just about any material with better-than-laser precision, in three dimensional and at the nanometre ...
Bilimbi: an unexploited fruit
BILIMBI (AVERRHOA bilimbi) is a small tree, growing to a height of about 5 m bearing small pinnate leaves. Its fruits are about 3-4 inches long, resembling small green cucumbers, hence it is commonly called as `cucumber tree'. The ...
Faster circuits go for gold
Making the microelectronics industry to go up to three dimensions opens up a better potential for faster chips and bigger memory.
Why they're all betting on broadband
A qualitative change in the way India connects, is in the offing, as fibre on the ground and bigger international `pipes' propel it into a new high-speed era.
Biofertilizers increase yield in field crops
Biofertilizers fix atmospheric nitrogen or solubilise insoluble phosphorous and make them available for crops.
J-18 rice suited for organic farming
J-18 IS a long duration rice variety with excellent grain and straw quality, and it is ideally suited for organic farming. The quality of the grains improved when it was raised using organic methods of cultivation, and this fine quality rice ...
QUESTION: Where can I get information on Amla cultivation using drip irrigation? Dr. D.Subba Rao, A.P. ANSWER: You may contact Mr V.Antonysamy, No 53-A,West Car Street, Chintamani, Pulaingudi 627 855, TamilNadu, phone 04636-235704(farm) ...
Vermicompost and vermiwash
Dr Sultan Ahmed Ismail, No 98 Baaz Nagar, 3/621 East Coast Roa, Palavakkam, Chennai 600041, mobile 34498358, mail firstname.lastname@example.org Readers are invited to send their queries with full postal address to `Farm Queries', The ...
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