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Pluto mission: so far, so good
After the successful Jupiter encounter, the probe has slipped into the electronic slumber phase
Saturn’s moon Hyperion: a dirty sponge
Saturn’s moon Hyperion looks like a sponge — it is full of holes. An image of Saturn’s largest irregularly-shaped moon was snapped by the Cassini spacecraft on a close flyby in September 2005, and shows Hyperion in all ...
Countering solar activity, global warming link
It has been one of the central claims of those who challenge the idea that human activities are to blame for global warming. The planet’s climate has long fluctuated, say the climate sceptics, and current warming is just part of that ...
New ideas to invigorate science education
Undergraduate education has increasingly become single-field oriented, neglecting vital support subjects
Simple method for safe storage of pulse grains
All types of pulse grains can be stored safely by this method
Control of thrips in watermelon
Melon thrips is an insect pest attacking watermelon. Both nymphs and adults feed on leaves and occasionally on stem flowers and fruits. It is normally found in groups in the cracks present in watermelon plants. Heavily infested ...
The article on Spirulina Low investment, high income published in the Agriculture page, May 24, 2007 was based on an interview with Mr. Retna Raja Singam, programme Co-ordinator of OFfer. The Antenna Trust of Madurai has questioned some ...
This week’s questions
Why is there a rotating disc at the place of joint of the two sections of the vestibule bus?C.A. Sanjiv Kumar, ChennaiWhy do flightless birds such as ostriches and emus have wings?R. Kesavan, ...
Can I apply lime coating over the surface of my coconut tree to control termite infestation? A.R. Kalyana Sundaram, CoimbatoreMix 10 ml of chlorpyriphos diluted in one litre of water and pour it ...
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