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HPV vaccination: key factors studied
Sea water to ‘green’ deserts
Vast greenhouses that use sea water for crop cultivation could be combined with solar power plants to provide food, fresh water and clean energy in deserts, under an ambitious proposal from a team of architects and engineers. ...
Comedy brain cell responds to humour
Humour? Well, it’s all in the mind, says a new study. An international team, led by researchers at Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel, discovered what it claims is a comedy brain cell which in fact responds to humour. According ...
Preparing for future missions on the moon
Astronaut Mike Gernhardt sits inside a mock-up of National Aaeronautics and Space Administration’s pressurized lunar rover module at the Johnson Space Center. He is a veteran of four Shuttle missions. ...
New way to test age of glass in wine bottles
A new method tests the age of the glass in wine bottles. X-rays emitted when the bottles are placed under ion beams produced by a particle accelerator are analysed. ...
First successful breeding of cloned dogs
Afghan hound Snuppy (C), the world’s first cloned dog, plays with two cloned bitches of the same breed. The world’s first cloned dog has become a father following the first successful breeding of cloned canines. ...
New York city subway security goes high-tech
A Trace Explosive Detection Technology device is displayed at police headquarters, New York. Several devices capable of detecting explosives will be used soon in the New York City subway system. ...
Lab to research, fight spurious medications
A chemist analyses a suspect medication in Tours, France, in a central anti-counterfeit lab created by pharmaceutical group Sanofi Aventis. The lab was set up to research and fight counterfeit medications. ...
High resolution imaging satellite launched
A Delta 2 rocket carrying the GeoEye-1 satellite lifts off at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. GeoEye-1’s imaging system can collect images from orbit with enough detail to show home plate on a baseball diamond. ...
Dealing with data disaster
One of the penalties we pay for an increasingly connected and digital world, is that the speed of doing business has an obverse side to it: the speed at which the core assets of a company in this Information Age – data – can be ...
Farm diversification provides more avenues for income
The farmer is able to earn more than two lakh rupees a year as net income
Management of basal stem rot in oil palm
Very few diseases are noticed on oil palm grown under irrigated and rain fed conditions. During recent times sporadic occurrence of basal stem rot was noticed in farmers’ gardens under irrigated conditions. Following technology is suggested ...
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