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Temperature key to avalanche movement|
While most materials are described as solids, liquids or gases, granular systems do not fit into any of these categories. They are considered as a separate state of matter.
Traffic pollution revs up allergens
EXHAUST FUMES from traffic could be turning airborne proteins into more powerful allergens, explaining why asthma and other allergies are on the rise in urban areas. Researchers have found that the mixture of nitrogen dioxide and ozone ...
Experimental radar provides 3-D forest view
AN ADVANCED radar technique to image forests in three dimensions has undergone an ESA-backed test campaign in Indonesia. A future space-based version could measure global biomass to sharpen the accuracy of climate change ...
Deep sea surprise
IN THE deepest part of the ocean, scientists have discovered communities of organisms mostly made up of delicate, soft-walled, single-celled species, most of them new to science. Much to the surprise of researchers Yuko Todo and colleagues, these ...
Prostate cancer linked to abdominal obesity
ADIPOSE TISSUE in the human body comes in two types: subcutaneous fat which is located just below the skin, and visceral fat, which is located, unnoticed, below the muscles surrounding our vital organs and which is much more harmful than ...
HIV: Cardinal supports condom use
A SENIOR Vatican official has supported the use of condoms to fight Africa's Aids pandemic, contradicting the Catholic church's official position. Cardinal Georges Cottier, theologian of the pontifical household, told the Italian news agency ...
New light on cloud formation
CLOUDS GROW from `seeds' that allow water vapour to condense and form cloud droplets, and new laboratory experiments may help to resolve confusion over how one class of cloud seed forms in earth's atmosphere. In a laboratory setting close to ...
SPEAKING OF SCIENCE
When do adolescents grow up?
SHAKESPEARE SAID, in `As you like it', that one man in his time plays many parts, his acts being seven ages. "At first the infant, and then the whining schoolboy, and then the lover sighing like a furnace, and then a soldier... seeking the ...
Vermi-composting using poultry feathers
VERMICOMPOSTING HAS been proved as an effective method of degradation of a wide variety of organic wastes and converting them to nutrient rich organic manure.
Managing stored products
A CONSIDERABLE loss occurs in stored food grains due to insects, rodents and fungi. Almost all stored products and seeds are liable to insect damage. Protection of stored grains from insect pests is of considerable importance due to severe ...
Promising rice variety for semi-dry cultivation
A PROGRESSIVE farmer in Kancheepuram district of Tamil Nadu has successfully harvested 4.8 tonnes of paddy a hectare from a promising long-duration variety. The variety `J-18', developed by the `J'-Farm, Pudupakkam near Kelambakkam in ...
ANSWER: The botanical name for tulsi is Ocimum sanctum and for ginger is Zingiber officinalis.
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