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A decade of embryonic stem cell research
Travails from cobalt-60 contaminated steel
Contamination of steel is occurring in many countriesAERB initiated several preventive measures
Are nanoparticles in cosmetics safe?
Cosmetics companies are taking insufficient steps to ensure face creams and other products that contain nanoparticles are safe, according to a report by a leading UK consumer association. The Which? report, which drew on advice from ...
Capturing both thermal and visual images
Japan’s NEC’s employee displays the new small, light thermography camera ‘Thermo Shot F30.’ It can capture both thermal and visible images simultaneously with an infrared technology. ...
Nanoscale structure of Barack Obama’s image
A structure of Barack Obama’s image, made with approximately 150 million carbon nanotubes. It is photographed using optical and electron microscopes by University of Michigan Mechanical Engineering Department. ...
Methanol fuel cell for electronic devices
A prototype of a direct methanol fuel cell (DMFC) battery for portable electronic devices is displayed in Osaka, Japan. Panasonic has developed two types of DMFC battery for PCs and small electric devices. ...
Special phones which can be used like money
A ‘wallet phone’ is swept over a scanning device in Tokyo. These special phones can be used like money for purchases in stores equipped with the scanners. Japan has pioneered the technology. ...
Wooing space tourists with a taste of zero-g
European officials, technicians and journalists experience zero gravity during a test flight. Europe plans to enter the space tourism market by offering a chance to experience weightlessness to help pay for scientific research. ...
Quartz-like crystals in planetary systems
NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope has, for the first time, detected tiny quartz-like crystals sprinkled in young planetary systems. This photograph shows a crystal, which is a type of silica mineral called cristobalite. ...
A practical solution for turning drylands into productive areas
Kitchen waste, garbage can be converted into compost and vermicompost
Suppression of rice leaf mite pest
The rice leaf mite Oligonychus oryzae has attained pest status in the Cauvery delta regions of Tamil Nadu. The infestation starts from the nursery till stem elongation stage. Leaf mites feed on upper and lower surface of rice ...
Amuda karaisal is a plant growth promoter. It helps in good growth of plants, flower and fruit yields. It is made by mixing about 1kg of cow dung, one litre of cow’s urine, 25gm of jaggery and one kg of jatropha leaves in a plastic ...
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