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Eat without guilt
Clinical studies have shown that consuming 15 gms a day of levulose, a natural sweetener, did not raise blood sugar level. On the other hand, it helped improve the fasting blood glucose level.
Why big babies are not so healthy
Child growth charts currently available are based on babies fed on formula milk. Using the wrong standards has promoted weight gain and heavier children. As adults, they may develop obesity, heart disease and diabetes.
Breakthrough in solar photovoltaics
THE HOLY Grail of researchers in the field of solar photovoltaic (SPV) electricity is to generate it at a lower cost than that of grid electricity. The goal now seems to be within reach. A Palo Alto (California ) start-up, named Nanosolar ...
Clues to largest mass extinction
TWO INTERNATIONAL studies should help fill in the picture of what was happening in the oceans and on land just before, during and after the most extreme extinction in Earth's history, the Permian-Triassic extinction. Approximately 90 per cent ...
Widening web of digital print technology
Digital printers are not just for desktops. Anand Parthasarathy examines the challenge posed by new non-impact solutions to the traditional offset job printing press.
High density, dwarf rootstock guava variety
SCIENTISTS AT the Division of Fruits and Horticultural Technology at the Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), New Delhi, have developed a dwarf rootstock of guava (Psidium guajava) for high density planting, according to Dr. S. ...
ANSWER: You may contact the Director of Extension, Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural College, Mahabubnagar, Andhra Pradesh for information on mushroom spawns. ...
ANSWER: You may contact the Head, Department of Plant Pathology, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore 641 003, Phone 0422-5511352 or 5511353 for further ...
Mechanical thresher for pepper
PEPPER (PIPER nigrum) is a perennial climbing vine, mostly found in southern India. The spikes of well-matured, unripe berries are manually picked when they are blackish green and most pungent. Manual trampling effects threshing of ...
Managing chickpea pod borer
The infestation starts after germination and becomes serious after initiation of flower buds.
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