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Screening newborns for two metabolic disorders takes off
The aim is to detect and treat hypothyroidism and adrenal hyperplasia
First real power suit may be made of nanowire fabric
Key component of Earth’s crust formed from moving, molten rock
Granulite, composed mainly of feldspars, has almost no water in its chemical makeup and is created in temperatures of 700 to 800 degrees Celsius (1,292 to 1,472 degrees Fahrenheit). It is a major component of the continental ...
Bat held aloft
Simple method to maximise rainwater efficiency
The indigenous methods of rainwater harvesting were primarily designed to meet drinking water requirement in coastal areas where ‘there is water everywhere, but not a drop to drink.’Exploitation and use of underground water ...
Tampering with the sex life of plants for high yields
Hybrid plants that produce high yields of grains, fruits and cash crops are of great value. Breeding them on a sustained basis has been a challenge since the hybrid ‘vigour’ dulls over time. In this connection, Dr. Imran ...
Vegetables can be grown successfully even near the seashore
Farmers must take the initiative to personally market their produce
Ginger garlic extract
Is there any low-cost bio-organic technology available for controlling pest attack in plants? S. Palani Vel Malaysia About 1 gm of ginger and garlic each, 2gm of green chilli and 5 litres ...
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