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Lizard fossil provides the missing link in snake origins
Highly efficient solar product
A University of Missouri engineer has developed a flexible solar sheet that captures more than 90 per cent of available light, and he plans to make prototypes available to consumers within the next five years. Efficiency is a problem with ...
Plastics leach toxic substances
In studies conducted at the University of Gothenburg, a third of the tested plastic products released toxic substances, including 5 out of 13 products intended for children. Many plastic products contain hazardous chemicals that can leach to ...
Bats do not like getting wet
Wet weather puts bats off flying as they don't like getting wet, according to the findings of a study published in the scientific journal Biology Letters.A wet bat needs more energy to fly because damp fur provides less protection than ...
Happiness has a dark side
Even happiness can have a dark side, according to the authors of a new review article published in Perspectives on Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.They say that happiness shouldn't be ...
Tri-Gate: Intel enters the 3-D for transistors
Computer chip manufacturer Intel announced that it is preparing to enter a new dimension in transistors — literally. Known as Tri-Gate, its new transistor will be the first to go into mass production with a truly three-dimensional ...
Human activity, threat to Antarctic ecosystem
A team of scientists has warned that the native fauna and unique ecology of the Southern Ocean, the body of water that surrounds the Antarctic continent, is under threat from human ...
Mice stem cells studied for hair growth revival
In a study to look at the population behaviour of a large pool of stem cells in thousands of hair follicles, scientists found how hair stem cells in mice can communicate with each other for boosting mutual ...
HIgher clock speeds for chips sans heat buildup
A newly found phenomenon could yield transistors with greatly enhanced capacitance. And that, in turn, could lead to the revival of clock speed as the measure of a computer's power, by preventing heat ...
Fish species identified with help of Facebook
How could a handful of people identify 5,000 fish in just a few days? Using the Internet's Facebook, on which the photos of each species were uploaded, the network, of many with PhDs in ichthyology succeeded in the ...
Mirror proves quantum superpositions of atom
The two quantum superpositions of an atom, one moving towards a mirror and the other away from it, were combined using Bragg diffraction from a grating of laser light showing that it has been travelling both paths at ...
'Wrinkles' of the moon are clues to its past
The first comprehensive set of maps revealing the slopes and roughness of the moon's surface has been put together. These are based on data from the Lunar Orbiter Laser Altimeter on NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance ...
Only an attractive return can keep the youth in farming
Many farmers' children do not want to continue in agriculture
Tamil Nadu farmers urged to grow ‘Anna 4' paddy
A two-day national workshop on “Dryland Development and Maximising Crop Productivity” was recently held at the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore.Speaking at the function Mr. B. Venkateswaralu, Director of ...
Is it possible to get a good yield from banana as intercrops using naturally available inputs?Jo. ThomasKeralaA progressive farmer Mr. Ranga Prabu from Theni in Tamil Nadu has proved that natural inputs aid a good growth ...
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