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Cutting edge microscopy tracks cellular traffic


September 18th, 2012 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) Researchers can now observe and track masses of cellular movement under 3D microscopy, potentially speeding up drug discovery and monitoring rogue microbes.Researchers from the University of ... Read more...

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Evidence from octopus hints at ice sheet collapse


May 10th, 2012 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 10 (IANS) Genetic evidence from an Antarctic octopus indicates that the West Antarctic ice sheet - one of the world's major ice sheets - could collapse if temperatures ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Biodiversity loss can trigger rising allergy levels


May 8th, 2012 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Helsinki, May 8 (IANS) Loss of biodiversity could trigger rising allergy levels among millions of urban dwellers worldwide, which includes greater incidence of asthma, allergies and other chronic inflammatory diseases, ... Read more...

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Israeli researchers track deadly virus


July 25th, 2011 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 25 (IANS) Unsure as to how a virus -- transmitted from birds to humans by blood-sucking mosquitoes -- migrated to the US and where it will strike next, ... Read more...

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Laser technology to help track E. coli


January 15th, 2011 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 15 (ANI): Scientists have turned to a simple, automated method of tracking E. coli, which could reduce the incidence of waterborne disease outbreaks.The technique uses a laser to detect and ... Read more...

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Existence of historic lakes on Mars confirmed


June 8th, 2010 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 8 (ANI): A geologic mapping project using NASA spacecraft data offers new evidence that expansive lakes did exist long ago on Mars.A series of sedimentary deposits indicates the presence of ... Read more...

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Velociraptor caught in the act of eating another dinosaur


April 20th, 2010 - 9:04 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
April 20, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Paleontologists have unearthed the fossils of a predatory Velociraptor caught in the action of wolfing another bulky herbivorous dinosaur. They have discerned the fossilized ... Read more...

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Can the Yamuna be cleaned, the Finnish way? (With Image)


April 5th, 2010 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
By Nishant Arora Lahti (Finland), April 5 (IANS) If there is will power and a clear vision, the now dying Yamuna river in India can be saved, says an expert from Finland ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Sun glints can help detect oceans and lakes on habitable exoplanets


January 6th, 2010 - 4:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 6 (ANI): With the help of two new videos from NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft, it has been revealed that bright flashes of light known as sun glints act as beacons ... Read more...

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Himalayan glaciers’ melting poses threat to not only Bhutan, but entire South Asia


October 23rd, 2009 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 23 (ANI): Reports indicate that the melting of the Himalayan glaciers is threatening the kingdom of Bhutan, the impacts of which will adversely affect the entire South Asian region.According to ... Read more...

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New coating promises to wipe away grease stains with water


August 22nd, 2009 - 4:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 22 (ANI): A team of scientists has developed a new coating which promises that grease stains can be wiped away with plain old water.According to a report by Discovery ... Read more...

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Homes contribute to 50 percent more water pollution than previously believed


August 20th, 2009 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 20 (ANI): A new study has determined that homes are an alarming and probably underestimated source of water pollution, and can contribute to 50 percent more water pollution than previously ... Read more...

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Comet swarm may have delivered Earth’s oceans around 3.85 billion years ago


August 6th, 2009 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 6 (ANI): A new study has suggested that a barrage of comets may have delivered Earth's oceans around 3.85 billion years ago.Scientists have long suspected that Earth and its near ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Mysterious South American glaciers grow as others shrink


June 23rd, 2009 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 23 (ANI): In times when most glaciers in the world are shrinking due to global warming, two mysterious South American glaciers are displaying strange behavior in the sense that ... Read more...

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US taxpayers protest bailouts with Boston-style tea party


April 16th, 2009 - 10:23 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, April 16 (IANS) Borrowing a leaf from the famed Boston Tea Party, tens of thousands of Americans greeted the deadline for filing income tax with a nationwide "tea ... Read more...

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Climate change may drain American Great Lakes in future


January 30th, 2009 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 30 (ANI): A new study has opened up the possibility that climate change may lead to the Great Lakes in the US getting all dried up in the future.The ... Read more...

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Baby beetles inspire scientists to build mini boat powered by surface tension


January 22nd, 2009 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 22 (ANI): Inspired by the aquatic wriggling of beetle larvae, scientists have built a mini boat that is powered by surface tension.Designed by a University of Pittsburgh research team, ... Read more...

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Drug trade destroying forests in Peru: minister


December 29th, 2008 - 11:18 am ICT by IANS
Lima, Dec 29 (IANS) Drug traffickers have destroyed nearly two million hectares of forests in Peru in order to grow coca, the raw material for cocaine, EFE news agency reported Monday, quoting ... Read more...

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High-altitude lakes studied as global warming “hot spots”


November 23rd, 2008 - 3:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 23 (ANI): A team of scientists from the US are studying high-altitude lakes in the Central Andes as global warming "hot spots", and their ability to sustain life in ... Read more...

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Global warming raises Russian lakes temp levels by 2 degrees Fahrenheit


June 6th, 2008 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 6 (ANI): A research by scientists in Siberia has revealed that Lake Baikal in Russia, which is the worlds deepest, oldest and most voluminous lake, has warmed by more ... Read more...

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Nearly 200,000 people evacuated from quake-hit Chinese province


May 31st, 2008 - 1:44 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, May 31 (ANI): A total of 197,477 people were evacuated to safe ground at 8 a.m. on Saturday in line with an emergency plan, an official with the quake ... Read more...

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Small ponds absorb as much carbon as oceans


May 9th, 2008 - 11:27 am ICT by admin
Washington, May 9 (IANS) Ponds around the world can absorb as much carbon as the world's oceans, according to the latest study, good news for attempts to tackle climate change. For example, ... Read more...

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Ponds can absorb as much carbon as the worlds oceans


May 8th, 2008 - 2:01 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 8 (ANI): A new research has revealed that ponds around the globe absorb as much carbon as the worlds oceans.The research, led by Iowa State University lake scientist, ... Read more...

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Herbicide-tolerant crops can improve water quality


April 23rd, 2008 - 6:53 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 23 (ANI): A new study has suggested that planting herbicide-tolerant crop varieties can reduce herbicide loss and concentrations in water bodies where they are grown.The residual herbicides commonly used ... Read more...

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Sub-glacial system under Antarctic ice teeming with life


December 28th, 2007 - 1:45 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 28 (ANI): Researchers have discovered a complex sub-glacial system under the Antarctic ice, which might be teeming with life in the form of mineral-hungry microbes.According to a report in the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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