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Radioactivity of phosphogypsum to be studied
Aerobics: healthy brain even when old
A recenty study has shown what was always known. Elderly people who are active show better cerebral health than those who are inactive, says the latest study.Researchers led by Elizabeth Bullitt, neurosurgeon at the University of North ...
Can anti-inflammatory drugs treat TB?
Tuberculosis (TB) experts at Johns Hopkins have evidence from a four-year series of experiments in mice that anti-inflammatory drugs could eventually prove effective in treating the highly contagious lung disease, adding to current antibiotic ...
Cardiac stem cell trial to heal heart
Doctors at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute announced recently the completion of the first procedure in which a patient’s own heart tissue was used to grow specialized heart stem cells that were then injected back into the patient’s ...
The real, unrecognised causes of global hunger
Most of the world’s acute hunger occurs not in conflicts and natural disasters but in the annual ‘hunger season.’ It is when the previous year’s harvest stocks have dwindled, food prices are high and jobs, scarce. ...
Earlier mountain spring caused by desert dust
Desert dust blown onto mountains may change how plants respond to climate cues that regulate their life cycles. Dust absorbs heat that snow would otherwise reflect, enhancing sunlight’s heating effect, causing early snowmelt. ...
Eczema causes risk of serious viral infections
Eczema patients at risk for serious viral infections have more severe disease, are more likely to be allergic to food and other allergens, and have a frequent history of staph infections, according to researchers. ...
Volcanic eruption as seen from ISS in orbit
A fortuitous orbit of the International Space Station (ISS) allowed this striking view of Sarychev Volcano (Kuril Islands) in an early stage of eruption. Sarychev is one of the most active volcanoes in the Kuril Island chain. ...
Unregulated killing a threat to minke whales
A new form of unregulated whaling has emerged along the coastlines of Japan and South Korea. The killing of whales as fisheries ‘bycatch’ is threatening coastal stocks of minke whales and other protected ...
Energy, servicing costs of ACs saved by sensor
Engineers have developed a sensor that saves energy and servicing costs by indicating when air conditioners are low on refrigerant, preventing the units from working ...
Resolving the nagging problem of misty glass
Good ideas in science often come from some of the common inconveniences we face in daily life. The use of sponge to absorb water, and release it when needed is one. Band-aid strips, Velcro fasteners, Post-it slip of paper are some more. ...
An alternative power source proves to be a windfall
About 20-30 volts of electricity is generated when there is a strong wind
Rs. 150-crore poultry scheme gets govt. nod
It is ideal for small farmers
Ropes from plantain
Can you kindly give details of any farmer manufacturing ropes from plantain piths in Tamil Nadu? Sumathi Ravindran MumbaiYou can contact Mr.P.M. Murugesan, Entrepreneur, Rope production, No 3/43, ...
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