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Thursday, July 22, 2004
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Double standard of embryo destruction|
If harvesting stem cells kills the embryos, then the morally correct alternative will be to ban stem cell research and not just limit federal funding to a few cell lines.
Human trials for GM vaccines
HUMAN TRIALS of vaccines produced by genetically modified plants could begin within five years, scientists claimed recently. The researchers outlined proposals to grow fields of crops that have been genetically modified to produce vaccines and ...
Scientists gain new insight into aluminium
THE CHANGES in the bulk of deformed aluminium after annealing have been filmed by researchers at Risψ National Laboratory in Denmark and the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) in France. The more that is known about aluminium the ...
Fourth wave in displays
Brighter, lighter, monitors; giant TV screens that you can roll up; see-through walls; wallet photos that move. Anand Parthasarathy looks at the technology that makes these possible.
Pesticide residues in tobacco
Compared to other crops, tobacco leaf has more surface to weight ratio and with excessive use of pesticides there is always a chance for accumulation of pesticide residues in the leaf.
Ideal avocation for semi-arid tropics
ERI CULTURE, rearing of eri silk worms, is quite popular in Assam and the north-eastern States. The castor and tapioca farmers of south India can successfully adopt this, and they can earn some additional income from this promising venture, ...
New multicut fodder sorghum variety
A MULTICUT fodder sorghum variety `COFS 29' was released by the Department of Forage Crops, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore. Being multicut variety, one can harvest 5-6 crops in one year at 60 days intervals. As the crop has ...
ANSWER: Wellgrown mango trees need good amounts of major nutrients and right doses of micro nutrients. The trees respond well to organic nutrition.
ANSWER: Since it is an introduced crop there is no specific Tamil name for it. The plant is botanically known as Linum usitatissinus. Readers are invited to send their queries with full postal address to `Farm Queries', The ...
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