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Dedicated lab for HIV vaccine design
Has the Earth's sixth mass extinction already arrived?
With the steep decline in populations of many animal species, from frogs and fish to tigers, some scientists have warned that Earth is on the brink of a mass extinction like those that occurred only five times before during the past 540 ...
Gene swapping by flu viruses
The H1N1 flu virus that set off the 2009 pandemic could create yet more trouble. Research from a Chinese group has indicated that if this virus were to swap genes with a bird flu virus circulating in poultry, it can produce progeny that easily ...
Rear seat risk
Rear seat car passengers face a high injury risk with the rear end crumple zone of several cars providing inadequate protection, a German crash test has found.The test conducted by the Auto Bild car magazine and the Dekra testing ...
China's lunar probe to bring back rocks
China plans to send a drilling machine on board its fifth lunar probe, Chang'e-5, in 2017 to drill the moon surface deep and bring back rock samples to the earth, a top Chinese space scientist said today.Chang'e-5 will carry a lunar ...
‘Glory' set for March 4 launch
NASA's Glory spacecraft is scheduled for launch on Friday, March 4. Technical issues with ground support equipment for the Taurus XL launch vehicle led to the scrub of the original Feb. 23 launch attempt. Those issues have been ...
Engineered fungus to fight malaria
Scientists have genetically engineered a fungus to be a potent, specific and eco-friendly tool against malaria.“Our transgenic fungal approach is a very flexible one that allows design and delivery of gene products targeted to ...
Coral reef network key to preserving fish stock
A scientific team has shown that strong links between the coral reefs of the south China sea, west Pacific and Coral Triangle hold the key to preserving fish and marine resources in the ...
Pluripotent stem cells generated from horses
In a world first, pluripotent stem cells have been generated from horses. The findings will help enable regenerative therapies in veterinary medicine, and aid the development of preclinical models leading to human ...
How sea turtles know east-west, north-south
Migrating sea turtles pick up on magnetic signatures that vary across Earth's surface in order to determine their position in space — both east-west and north-south — and steer in the right direction, to cross vast stretches of ...
Computer system cuts travel time in trains
A tool that makes passenger train journeys shorter, especially when transfers are involved — a computer-based system to shave precious travel minutes off a passenger's journey — has been developed by Israeli ...
Need for prudent forest resources management
Forest biomass could replace a quarter of the liquid fossil fuel now used for industrial heating in the Northeastern U.S. and forest resources must be carefully managed to protect the other important services they ...
Arctic environment in ancient warming event
Scientists are unravelling the environmental changes that took place around the Arctic during an exceptional episode of ancient global warming, the 1,70,000-year Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM) ...
Youth should be encouraged to solve crises-ridden agriculture
People in the age group of 15 to 34 years are a national asset
INM for maximizing sugarcane yield
In many sugarcane growing areas, the productivity of the soils has declined due to intensive cropping and lack of proper soil fertility management practices.The soil productivity can be restored through rationalized integrated nutrient ...
Chandraprabha rain gun
Can you kindly give me the details of Mr. Annasaheb , inventor of the chandraprabha rain gun?S. BasavappaKarnatakaYou can contact Mr. Annasaheb Bhavu Udagavi, Pattan Modu thotta, Examba Road, Sadalge, Chikodi, Belgaum, ...
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