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Mobile phone use by kids raises concern
Preventing a diabetes deluge
IT IS on everybody's lips that there is a global epidemic of diabetes and India will become the diabetes capital of the world by 2025. These projections need not conform all the time to the epidemiological survey. Is there a scope to reverse ...
Mapping methane from space
GLOBAL MEASUREMENTS of atmospheric methane made from space show that the tropics contribute a much larger amount of this important greenhouse gas than previously thought. Methane is second only to carbon dioxide on the list of powerful trace ...
Making nanoparticles under biologically friendly conditions
The new technique makes nanoparticles at room temperature within ten minutes.
Saliva tests for oral decay and HIV
WITHIN TWO years, saliva tests could warn of oral cancer, respiratory diseases, anthrax infection and even dental cavities in very young children. Spit tests and mouth swabs already provide reliable evidence of blood alcohol, steroid abuse and ...
New aircraft docking system
THE AIRPORTS Authority of India is on the fast track mode changing the facade of the terminal buildings by making them `futuristic', catering to the growing number of wide-bodied jetliners. The Chennai Airport would become the first gateway in ...
Appropriate biotechnologies and developing countries
Nations of the South have overturned some of the common assumptions in the West about the applicability of biotechnology for the poor.
Non-chemical weed management
Soil solarisation kills several soil borne fungi, bacteria and nematodes and alters physical and chemical properties of the soil.
High yielding pineapple hybrid
Managing brinjal shoot borer
THE MOST important pest of brinjal is the shoot and fruit borer, Leucinodes orbonalis. Female moth lays 65 to 235 eggs singly on tender shoots and developing fruits, depending upon environmental factors. Incubation period lasts for 3-5 ...
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