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Iran warns Google over changing Persian Gulf’s name


May 17th, 2012 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, May 17 (IANS) Iran Thursday warned the US-based Google company of legal action over using "alternative words" for the Persian Gulf on its online map service, a media report ... Read more...

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‘Touche’ gives human touch to doorknobs, smartphones


May 6th, 2012 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 6 (IANS) A doorknob that knows whether to lock or unlock based on how it is grasped, a smartphone that silences itself if the user holds a finger ... Read more...

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Woman spends week in car to follow ‘advice’


January 25th, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 25 (IANS) A US woman spent seven days in a car after accidentally driving into a muddy pond -- she chose not to seek help because she had ... Read more...

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Italian ship with six Indians onboard hijacked


October 11th, 2011 - 1:26 am ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Oct 10 (IANS) Suspected Somali pirates Monday hijacked an Italian ship with 23 crew members, including six Indians, onboard, a former regional maritime official said.According to the Italian-based firm ... Read more...

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Somali pirates release Vietnamese ship


September 18th, 2011 - 6:37 am ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Sep 18 (IANS) Somali pirates have released a hijacked Vietnam-owned bulk carrier with 24 crew members on board, a regional maritime official said.The MV Hoang Son Sun, which was ... Read more...

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Israel to spend $2.5 mn to back Dead Sea in global contest


May 9th, 2011 - 10:00 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, May 9 (IANS) Israel plans to spend 8.5 million shekels (about $2.5 million) to advertise the Dead Sea - the world's saltiest body of water - at the international ... Read more...

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Saturnian moon may have fizzy ocean capable of harbouring life


January 29th, 2011 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 29 (ANI): Saturnian moon Enceladus may have a fizzy ocean capable of harbouring life, suggests new data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.The findings could explain the vast icy plumes of water ... Read more...

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Now, fly a James Bond-style water-powered jetpack!


January 28th, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 28 (ANI): Now, James Bond fans can 'fly' just like Sean Connery on a JetLev-Flyer - only if they have 175,000 dollars to spare.The jetpack, which is propelled by water ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Biblical wind movement caused parting of Red Sea waters


September 22nd, 2010 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 22 (ANI): The movement of wind could have led to the parting of Red Sea waters-a finding which is similar to description of its formation in the biblical account, say ... Read more...

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Rescuers hunt for 1,300 missing in China landslides


August 9th, 2010 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 9 (IANS) Rescuers Monday desperately searched for nearly 1,300 people missing after devastating landslides triggered by torrential rains hit northwest China's Gansu province. At least 127 people were killed and ... Read more...

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96 die, 2,000 missing in China landslides (Second Lead)


August 8th, 2010 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 8 (IANS) Massive landslides triggered by rains hit northwest China's Gansu province, killing at least 96 people while 2,000 were missing, authorities said Sunday. While 96 people were confirmed dead in ... Read more...

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Massachusetts man looks for Babe Ruth’s piano in a pond


July 12th, 2010 - 6:34 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 12 (ANI): In an unusual quest in treasure hunting history, a Massachusetts man is searching underwater for Babe Ruth's piano.According the Boston Globe, Kevin Kennedy of Sudbury thinks he ... 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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Geoengineering may endanger marine life by decreasing oxygen in lakes


February 8th, 2010 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 8 (ANI): A team of scientists has claimed that geoengineering our climate with the help of volcanoes may result in a decrease in the level of oxygen in lakes, threatening ... Read more...

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India should increase presence in Indian Ocean Region: Experts


December 7th, 2009 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) India should increase its presence in the Indian Ocean Region, through which most of its energy and trade supplies pass, in order to compete with China ... Read more...

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Mars may have once hosted a body of water the size of Lake Michigan


November 26th, 2009 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 26 (ANI): Scientists have found a telltale "bathtub ring" of minerals inside an ancient Martian impact crater, which has led them to suggest that Mars may have once hosted ... Read more...

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Glacial melting blamed for increased pollutants in environment


October 22nd, 2009 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 22 (ANI): A new study has determined that the melting of glaciers due to global warming may explain the mysterious increase in persistent organic pollutants in sediment from certain lakes ... Read more...

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Natural organic matter plays key role in making mercury toxic to living creatures


August 19th, 2009 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 19 (ANI): Scientists have found that naturally occurring organic matter in water and sediment appears to play a key role in helping microbes convert tiny particles of mercury in the ... Read more...

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World’s fourth largest freshwater lake loses 80 percent of its water


August 6th, 2009 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 6 (ANI): Reports indicate that Central Asia's vast Aral Sea, which was once the world's fourth largest freshwater lake, has dramatically retreated, with its eastern section losing about 80 ... Read more...

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Powerful quake reported in Gulf of California


August 4th, 2009 - 2:53 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 4 (DPA) A powerful earthquake measuring 6.9 on the Ritcher scale was registered Monday in Mexico's Gulf of California, bringing the possibility of high tsunami-type waves, the US-funded Pacific Tsunami ... Read more...

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Himalayan glaciers feared to be swelling dangerously due to global warming


June 24th, 2009 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 24 (ANI): Scientists in Nepal have embarked on the first field studies of Himalayan glacial lakes, some of which are feared to be swelling dangerously due to global warming.In May, ... Read more...

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Did Henry Hudson’s crew murder him in the Artic?


June 13th, 2009 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jun 13 (ANI): The death of English explorer and navigator Henry Hudson in the 17th century is being speculated to have been caused by his own crew.The 400-year-old mystery of the ... Read more...

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Scientists discover previously unknown species of flying reptile in Brazil


December 4th, 2008 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 4 (ANI): Scientists have uncovered the fossil of a previously unknown species of a flying reptile with a wingspan the size of a family car, which would have flown ... Read more...

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Archaeologists discover portal to Mayan hell in Mexico


November 13th, 2008 - 3:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 13 (ANI): Archaeologists have discovered a labyrinth filled with stone temples and pyramids in 14 caves, some of which are underwater, on Mexicos Yucatan Peninsula, which according to Maya ... Read more...

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DNA test can predict spread of harmful algae across the globe


October 1st, 2008 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 1 (ANI): University of Connecticut researchers say that they have developed a DNA test to predict which parts of the globe may be hit by harmful algal blooms. Senjie Lin, ... Read more...

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Mars clay layer cake adds to evidence of the red planets watery past


August 8th, 2008 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 8 (ANI): A new study has suggested that a Martian layer cake of clay minerals sliced open by an ancient channel adds to evidence of the red planets watery ... Read more...

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Russian submersibles plumb record depths to explore Lake Baikal


July 29th, 2008 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Moscow, July 29 (DPA) Two Russian submersibles plumbed the depths of Lake Baikal in eastern Siberia Tuesday, diving a record 1,680 metres in one of the world's largest lakes. "It is a ... Read more...

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Nitrogen control not effective in cleaning worlds polluted lakes


July 22nd, 2008 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 22 (ANI): Researchers have determined that the process of nitrogen control is not effective in controlling the problem of cultural eutrophication, which is the addition of nutrients to a ... Read more...

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Mars might have had megafloods early in its history


May 23rd, 2008 - 2:21 pm ICT by admin
London, May 23 (ANI): A new analysis of a canyon in the US state of Idaho lends support to the idea that Mars, which boasts similar canyons, had substantial rainfall and ... Read more...

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