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5.2 lakh women screened for gestational diabetes in TN
7-8 per cent prevalence seen in women visiting PHCs
Quasicrystal mystery unravelled
Crystals form when liquids freeze into solids. When a normal crystal grows, a crystallite nucleus develops first. The atoms in the liquid attach one-by-one to the crystallite, as though following a template. If the atoms have already formed a ...
Fake diamonds take the heat
A technology that could enable manufacturers to use new kinds of heat-resistant materials in engine blades, so that engines will be able to run hotter and more efficiently has been developed. Ohio State University engineers are developing ...
Bacon increases cancer risk
Eating just one sausage a day, or the equivalent of any processed meat, could increase the risk of developing bowel cancer by a fifth, says a leading scientist. Martin Wiseman, medical adviser for the World Cancer Research Fund, said ...
Growing crops is futile without providing value addition
It can open new marketing channels and expand the market season
Integrated pest management strategies
Indiscriminate use of pesticides in today’s intensive agriculture has made the crop ecosystem free of natural enemies, in turn affecting the tritrophic interaction (host, pest and parasitoid).
Living water is a mixture of seawater and biogas slurry with yeast. Essentially it is an enriched medium for the nutrient recycling microbes to multiply. About 1 litre of living water is to be diluted in 10 litres of water and to be applied to ...
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