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14 % drop in coral growth seen in the Great Barrier Reef
Increased sea surface temperature and acidity of sea water are the most likely causes

Coral reef recovery in Lakshadeep
The year 1998 saw a large scale destruction of coral reefs all over the world. This was due to increased sea surface temperature. Coral reefs are extremely sensitive to water temperature. Any change beyond 1 degree C for extended periods ...

CO{-2} detected on a distant planet
NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has discovered carbon dioxide in the atmosphere of a planet orbiting another star. This breakthrough is an important step toward finding chemical biotracers of extraterrestrial life. The Jupiter-sized ...

Gasping and heart attacks
When a heart attack victim gasps for air, bystanders often take it as a sign that they do not need to start giving CPR. But a new study reports that the people who gasp are more likely to survive — especially if they are given chest ...

Tungsten bulbs to be phased out in the EU
By 2016 the incandescent light bulb will be passe in the EU. This month, 75W and 100W bulbs begin to disappear in the EU due to the switch to eco-friendly, but dimmer, often expensive, bulbs. ...

Creating car parts from coconut fibre
Baylor University researchers now have a technology to use coconut fibre as a replacement for synthetic polyester fibres in compression moulded composites. Their goal is to use the fibres to make car parts. ...

Grazing animals help spread plant disease
Researchers have discovered that grazing animals such as deer and rabbits are actually helping to spread plant disease. They are encouraging an invasion of annual grasses that threaten more than 20 million acres in ...

Flexicords use memory cord technology
A Flexicord HDMI cable by E-filliate on display at a press event. The Flexicords use memory cord technology to hold their shape as they stretch from one to 10 feet in order to eliminate clutter and get cables off the ground. ...

Magma discovered in its ‘natural habitat’
A crew drilling on the Big Island of Hawaii has discovered magma — never before found in its natural habitat underground — that is the central ingredient in the evolution of planets and the lifeblood of all ...

Light squeezed to quantum limit
University of Toronto physicists have found a technique to squeeze light to the quantum limit. This may lead to high-precision measurement, next generation atomic clocks and novel quantum ...
Speaking Of Science

More on creating life in the laboratory
Nothing gives a columnist more satisfaction or excitement than readers coming back with critical comments, questions and clarifications. These allow him to then engage in a dialogue with them on the issues raised. This is what has happened with ...


Agriculture


FARMER'S NOTEBOOK
Organic prawn rearing: no looking back once success is achieved
Youngsters should be educated and encouraged to take up farming

Helping dryland farmers deal with food and financial crisis
The global food crisis followed by the current financial crisis has inflicted further hardships to farmers of the semi-arid tropics of Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. However, scientific innovations developed by the International Crops ...


FARM QUERY
Monkey problem
Is there any safe way to control monkey menace in my coconut garden as I don’t want to hurt them by using fireworks, guard dogs or traps? T. Ram Mohan Pollachi, Tamil NaduLeave rice balls mixed ...


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