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Thursday, March 10, 2005
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Diagnostic kit holds the key|
The International AIDS Vaccine Initiative says it would take all necessary measures to avoid social harm to the volunteer who tests HIV positive due to vaccination.
Unusual life forms found in the Atlantic
A STRANGE world of see-through shrimp, crabs and other life forms teems around a newly explored field of thermal vents near the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, scientists report. Towering white mineral chimneys mark the field, named the Lost ...
Indian cooking and climate
WOOD, DRIED manure and other `biofuels' used for cooking make up the largest source of soot in the atmosphere over South Asia, researchers report. The atmosphere over the Indian Ocean contains high concentrations of pollution particles, ...
Spacecraft propelled by solar powered sails
A SPACECRAFT that flies on sunbeams is about to begin its travels across the solar system. A group of American and Russian scientists is preparing to launch a probe with giant, wafer-thin plastic sails that can catch sunlight just as a yacht's ...
Animal angst: No brain, no pain?
NEWSPAPERS COVERED a recent Norwegian scientific report, which said that lobsters, crabs and worms feel no pain. This report, brought out by the Norwegian School of Veterinary Science for the Norwegian government, has pained the People for the ...
Controlling rice blast infestation
PYRICULARIA IS an ascomycetous fungus that causes rice blast at all stages of development. It infects several ornamental and zingiberaceous varieties. P. Grisea is prevalent in Uttaranchal, coastal areas and uplands. Infection occurs ...
Control of cotton bollworm
SEVERE PYRETHROID resistance in the cotton bollworm can be lowered by following ways: Treat the seeds with imidacloprid/ thiomtethoxam insecticide. Avoid early season direct application of pesticides to retain natural enemies. Grow cowpea as ...
Downer cow syndrome
DOWNER COW or buffalo is an animal, which fails to attain its normal standing posture and becomes recumbent for prolonged periods. An animal that is recumbent for more than 12 hours is less likely to rise on its own. Incidence of this clinical ...
High yielding, medium-sized snake gourd
SCIENTISTS AT the Agricultural Research Station of the Kerala Agricultural University (KAU) at Mannuthi, have developed a high yielding snake gourd (Trichosanthes anguina) variety, which yields attractive medium-sized white fruits. The ...
ANSWER: The Tamil name for cowpea is karamani and the Telugu name is alasandulu
QUESTION: Where can we get high yielding gundumalli (Jasminum sambac) flower varieties? Padmanabhan Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu ANSWER: You may contact the Dean, Department of Horticulture and Research, Tamil ...
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