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CT: cancer risks for the elderly
Graphene weak under tensile stress: study
When graphene is subject to strain equal in all directions, it morphs into a new structure which is mechanically unstable. Using quantum theory and supercomputers, Chris Marianetti, Assistant Professor in Columbia University's Engineering ...
Method to control invasive beetle
After 21 years of work, Cornell researchers are spreading the word about an on-farm biocontrol method to solve the problems caused by the destructive invasive species alfalfa snout beetle (ASB).Available for freeThe 30-page ...
A novel approach to space electronics
A five-year project led by the Georgia Institute of Technology has developed a novel approach to space electronics that could change how space vehicles and instruments are designed.The new capabilities are based on silicon-germanium ...
Using moon to trap elusive cosmic particles
A team of astronomers used the Moon as part of an innovative telescope system to detect mysterious, ultra-high-energy neutrinos from distant regions of space.Their work gave new insight on the possible origin of the elusive subatomic ...
Climate change's effect on Earth's major lakes
A comprehensive global survey of temperature trends in major lakes by NASA researchers shows that Earth's largest lakes have warmed during the past 25 years in response to climate ...
The secret to cutting a flawless diamond facet
The amorphous phase, on one of a diamond's surfaces is much softer than the diamond and can be chipped away. Also susceptible to oxidation, it partially burns away while polishing, producing cheaper diamond ...
Need to monitor health of wild chimpanzees
Infectious diseases are a growing threat to wild chimpanzees and other endangered ape species. There is therefore a great need to monitor the health of these animals and to map sources of infection in their ...
Database to identify origin of elephant ivory
By analysis of the isotope profile of samples of known geographic origin, it is possible to prepare an ‘isotope map' for elephant ivory and determine the original provenance of any piece of ivory, using a reference ...
More social than cats, dogs have bigger brains
Over millions of years dogs have developed bigger brains than cats because highly social species of mammals need more brain power than solitary animals, according to a study by Oxford University published in the PNAS ...
Belt on Jupiter which had vanished, returning
This composite image from NASA shows a belt, that had vanished in Jupiter's atmosphere, which is now reappearing. The region inside the white box is the South Equatorial Belt with an unusually bright spot, or ...
Coalition dharma and asthma
What causes asthma is a puzzle but some leads have appeared recently linking it to bacteria
Sericulture: production does not meet country's demand
Bivoltine cocoons can fetch about Rs. 6,000 to 10,000 from an acre
Management of sapota seed borer
Sapota seed borer is an invasive pest that might have been accidentally introduced in India from Sri Lanka a decade back.The seed borer attacks immature fruits and it is difficult to distinguish between infested and uninfested fruits ...
Whom should I contact for information on Dorper, Bannur and Rambullet sheep varieties?B. NarasimhamAndhra PradeshYou can contact Mr. Veerakempanna, Anoor village, Sidlaghatta taluk, Chikkaballapur, Karnataka, phone: ...
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