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Chandrayaan-1: imaging moon in 64 colours
Glacial erosion, plate tectonics, mountain responses
Intense glacial erosion has not only carved the surface of the highest coastal mountain range on earth, St. Elias range in Alaska, but has elicited a structural response from deep within the mountain.This interpretation is based on ...
Glimpse of solar system’s birth
Scientists are tracking the violent convulsions in the giant cloud of gas and dust that gave birth to the solar system 4.5 billion years ago via a few tiny particles from comet Wild 2.These convulsions flung primordial material billions of ...
Darwin’s ideas, impact and influence feted
The vestigial legs on the skeleton of a python seen magnified at the ‘Darwin’ exhibition at the Natural History Museum in London. The exhibition has been organised around Charles Darwin’s 200th anniversary of birth. ...
Fossil reveals gait of she Homo erectus
A fossil of an adult female H. erectus pelvis found in Gona, Ethiopia. The fossil suggests that females of the pre-human species swayed their hips as they walked and gave birth to relatively developed babies with big heads. ...
A unique project to restore large coral reef
A baby coral (top) grows in the sea near Japan’s island of Okinawa from round ceramic beds (bottom). A unique project to restore Japan’s largest coral reef by planting thousands of baby corals thus grown is under way. ...
77-million-year-old nest and egg fossil
Imprints of eggs and their broken shells, part of a 77-million-year-old dinosaur nest, are displayed at the University of Calgary in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The nest and egg fossil is the first find of its kind in the world. ...
Very ancient pyramid unearthed in Egypt
Buried beneath the Egyptian desert, archaeologists have found evidence of yet another pyramid, this one constructed 4,300 years ago to store the remains of a pharaoh’s mother. That makes 138 pyramids discovered here so far. ...
Shuttle’s logistics module mated with ISS
The International Space Station’s robotic arm mates the Leonardo Multi Purpose Logistics Module(C) to the station (L). The station and the space shuttle Endeavour are orbiting the Earth together. ...
Cloud computing: service providers bear the burden
Customer companies need not run their own data centres
Innovative makhana marketing network paying dividends in Bihar
Farmers are still cultivating the crop with traditional seeds and methods
Community fish smoking kilns
Smoke curing of fish is a traditional practice in Orissa and North-eastern states of India. The Central Institute of Fisheries Technology (CIFT) has made significant efforts in developing Community Fish Smoking Kilns (CoFiSKis). ...
Manure from human waste
We are an NGO called Shakthi working in West Bengal. We heard that an organisation called Scope is using human waste to manufacture manure for crops. Can you kindly give us the address and phone number of the ...
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