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Crops: using radiation to get desirable traits
Radiation induced mutation does not make the seeds radioactive
Is sea-level rise underestimated?
One of the most controversial areas of climate science is how high the seas are likely to rise in a warmer world. Last year, a report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said that sea levels would rise by 15-59cm this century, ...
NASA gears up for manned lunar outposts
The project looks at making oxygen from lunar rocks
Process unravelled that could improve solar cell
“A type of solar cell design has a chain of chromophores between two electrodes,” explains Dewey Holten, of Washington University, St. Louis. “The electron and hole recombine in the external circuit, creating an electrical ...
An important step in the quest for alien life
Picture taken by the Hubble Space Telescope which has discovered carbon dioxide in the atmosphere of a planet orbiting another star. This is an important step along the trail of finding the chemical biotracers of extraterrestrial life. ...
Fossil teeth of gigantic prehistoric elephant
A tooth on the lower jaw of a Prodeinotherium bavaricum, a gigantic prehistoric relative of modern-day elephants, thought to be 18.5 million years old, at the Natural Science Museum of Varna, Bulgaria is measured. ...
Network of electric-car charging stations
California-based electric car operator Better Place unveiled its first charging stations as part of a network. It hopes to replace petrol-powered engines worldwide by charging electric cars such as this one in Israel. ...
Like a whirl of shiny flakes in a snow globe
Like a whirl of shiny flakes in a snow globe, a glimpse of many hundreds of thousands of stars is caught by the Hubble Space Telescope. They move in M13, one of the brightest globular clusters in the northern sky. ...
Vaccine to prevent malaria shows promise
A vaccine that may become the world’s first to prevent malaria shows promise. It is more than 50 per cent effective in preventing the disease in infants and toddlers in two countries in Africa. ...
Chemically creating life in the laboratory
The DNA sequence of the synthetic one is identical to the natural one
The farmer as scientist, a Karnataka example
The lady farmer has a good collection of native seeds
Vermitechnology for increasing crop yield
The Green Revolution in India encouraged indiscriminate use of fertilizers. As a result tropical soils, which are prone to nutrient loss are turning unproductive. Now there is concern about sustaining productivity rather than enjoying the ...
Organic prawn cultivation
Is it true that like organic crops prawns can also be grown organically? If so can you please guide me to any farmer who is growing prawns organically? Bertie Surjith Alapuzha, KeralaYou can ...
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