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Old paper reveals pollution's history
A Weizmann Institute scientist has found that the paper in old tomes and newspapers contains a record of atmospheric conditions at the time the trees that went into making them were growing.By analyzing the carbon isotopes in bits of ...
Nanolasers for faster microprocessors
Engineers have found a way to grow nanolasers — lasers able to produce beams at nanoscale — directly onto a silicon surface, potentially opening the way to a new class of faster and more efficient microprocessors.Increasing ...
Cholera vaccination post-outbreak beneficial
Mass cholera vaccinations can be beneficial in affected areas even after outbreaks of the bacterial disease, according to two studies by researchers from the Seoul-based International Vaccine Institute (IVI).Results of the studies ...
Arctic fisheries catch grossly understated
Fisheries catches in the Arctic during 1950-2006 (950,000 tonnes) is almost 75 times the amount reported to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization during this ...
Chemical defences of plants to save pollen
Many flowering plants have evolved flower structures that prevent pollinators such as bees from taking too much pollen. Now it is found that plants also use chemical defences to protect their pollen from some ...
First stars in universe were not alone: study
The first stars in the universe could have formed alongside numerous companions when the gas disks that surrounded them broke up during formation, giving birth to sibling stars in the ...
Spacing of turbines for cost-efficient power
Wind-farm operators are searching for the most efficient way to arrange the turbines. New research suggests that placing them 15 rotor diameters apart — more than twice as in current layouts — is ...
How the brain knows what the nose smells
A new technique maps the path that scent signals take from the olfactory bulb, the part of the brain that first receives signals from odour receptors in the nose, to higher centres of the brain where the processing is ...
There is still hope for Arctic sea ice cover
Arctic sea-ice cover reacts relatively directly to the climatic conditions at any given time. The loss of Arctic sea ice could be slowed down and eventually stopped if global warming slows down and is eventually ...
Born cataract blind: how the brain rewires as sight is regained
Be it 10 years or even 22 years after birth, when sight is restored, the individual is able to learn a variety of functions using vision
Project that brought many farmers out of debts
In 2-3 years after implementation, money generation was seen
Management of coffee berry borer
Coffee berry borer attack in Arabica and Robusta plantations starts from the field on developing berries and the infestation is carried over to storage with drying beans. Black coloured female beetles bore into the berries and lay about 15 ...
Making own bio inputs
Is there any place in Bangalore that provides training for women Self Help groups in making their own bio inputs?P. RajeevanBangaloreYou can contact Dr. M. Shivamurthy, Principal Investigator & Professor, ...
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