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Earth Soul to make composters that convert waste into fuel


March 6th, 2012 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) The problem with plastic is that it is non-biodegradable and its disposal is a major ecological hazard. Recycling provides a partial solution. Earth Soul India, ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

My Kashmir film has found its audience: Sanjay Kak (Interview, With Image)


February 15th, 2012 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 15 (IANS) Sanjay Kak, whose documentary on Kashmir, "Jashn-e-Azaadi", was not allowed to be screened at the Symbiosis festival in Pune, is unperturbed and says the film has ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Vitamin E prevents muscle wasting, repairs cells


December 21st, 2011 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 21 (IANS) Vitamin E is rubbed on the skin to reduce signs of ageing and is consumed by runners to improve endurance. But scientists now have found how ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Beware of aromatherapy’s polluting effects


October 21st, 2011 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 21 (IANS) Beware of spas offering aromatherapy -- they may have higher levels of harmful indoor air pollutants, including volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and ultrafine particles.These compounds in ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Blueberry found to lower cholesterol in lab study


June 1st, 2011 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 1 (IANS) Lab hamsters fed with rations spiked with blueberry peels and leftovers from the berry's juice had better cholesterol health than normal counterparts. Hamsters are members of ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Algal turf can clean highly polluted streams, lakes


June 1st, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 1 (IANS) Field-sized algal turf scrubbers could clean up streams, canals, and lakes polluted by agricultural, domestic and some industrial runoff. These devices work by pulsing contaminated water ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Novel procedure may treat people with cartilage injuries


April 18th, 2011 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 18 (ANI): For the first time, researchers have come up with a novel mechanism to repair tissue.Scientists at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry have made star-shaped, biodegradable polymers ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Fruit fly study reveals molecular link between obesity, heart disease


November 3rd, 2010 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 3 (ANI): Scientists at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute have created a simple model using fruitflies to link high-fat diet, obesity and heart dysfunction.They discovered that a protein called TOR influences ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

ISS to produce water from byproducts


October 27th, 2010 - 9:21 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 27 (IANS) The NASA has announced that a new system has been launched for the production of water from byproducts on the International Space Station (ISS).The Sabatier system can create ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Formula to run perfect marathon


October 22nd, 2010 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 22 (IANS) Marathon runners need never "hit the wall" again after a scientist devised a formula to ensure they always have a strong finish. Hitting the wall occurs when ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Now, a mathematical formula to help marathoners sprint to a strong finish


October 22nd, 2010 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 22 (ANI): A marathoner from the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology has designed a mathematical model to calculate just how much carbohydrate a runner needs to fuel him ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Now, packing material made from mushrooms


July 28th, 2010 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 28 (ANI): A new packing foam, engineered from mushrooms and agricultural waste, is now entering stores across the world.The composite is called Mycobond(tm), and its manufacture requires just one eighth ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

European Shoe brand Alberto Torresi forays into Indian market


July 13th, 2010 - 8:48 pm ICT by ANI
Kochi (Kerala), July 13 (ANI): Europe's popular shoe brand Alberto Torresi a product of Virola International makes its way to the Indian market and launches new range of designer products in Kochi. ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Mushroom roots can make stronger packages


March 1st, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 1 (ANI): A company in the US is using mushroom roots to design packages because they are much more stronger.According to a report in Discovery News, the company in question ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Bees ‘addicted to caffeine, nicotine’


February 11th, 2010 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 11 (ANI): When given an option between nectar with small amounts of nicotine and caffeine and nectar sans the substances, bees go for the former, a new study has found."This ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Critical protein that helps mend damaged DNA identified


December 25th, 2009 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 25 (ANI): Scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have found that a protein named CtIP plays an essential role in the DNA damage "signal-to-repair" conversion process.The discovery could ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Bourbon triggers worse hangover than vodka


December 19th, 2009 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 19 (IANS) American whiskey bourbon triggers a worse hangover than vodka the next day, says a new study. Bourbon has 37 times the amount of toxic chemicals called congeners that vodka ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Alcohol’s colour decides severity of hangover


December 19th, 2009 - 12:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 19 (ANI): Wish to avoid that post party hangover? Well, then avoid red wine and dark spirits and stick to white wine or vodka, say scientists.In a new study, boffins ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Potential drug candidate for slowing Lou Gehrig’s disease progression identified


October 20th, 2009 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 20 (ANI): A chemical cousin of a drug currently used to treat sepsis has been found to drastically reduce the spread of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig's disease.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Exposure to environmental chemicals through breast milk ‘ups testicular cancer risk’


September 25th, 2009 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 25 (ANI): Exposure to environmental chemicals through breast milk might give rise to many male reproductive problems, finds a new study.The researchers showed that evironmental endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs), commonly ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Coming soon: LED light- green tea cream to iron out wrinkles


September 10th, 2009 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 10 (ANI): New treatment for facial wrinkles, which combines high-intensity light from light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and a lotion made of green tea extract, could emerge as an effective alternative to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New approach to wrinkles could replace Botox


September 10th, 2009 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 10 (IANS) A new approach to treating wrinkles could emerge as an alternative to Botox and cosmetic surgery. The non-invasive technique combines high-intensity light from light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and a ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Clean mouth can help preserve memory


June 20th, 2009 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 20 (ANI): Keeping your teeth brushed and flossed can help preserve memory, say researchers.The study at West Virginia University has found a link between gum disease and memory loss."Older people ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists discover microbe that can clean toxic spills at industrial sites


June 12th, 2009 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 12 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have identified a new microbe that can gorge themselves on toxic chemicals in petrochemical spillages at industrial sites, by digesting hydrocarbons.As part of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Insecticide exposure may play role in obesity epidemic among women


March 20th, 2009 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 20 (ANI): A new study involving Michigan State University researchers has found that prenatal exposure to an insecticide commonly used up until the 1970s may play a role in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Sweat could replace fingerprints as new crime fighting tool


February 23rd, 2009 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 23 (IANS) Scientists are visualising sweat as a new tool that would potentially replace fingerprints in battling crime. Human sweat is a biochemical composite of the food we eat or ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Sweat could be the new crime fighting tool


February 22nd, 2009 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 22 (IANS) Scientists believe sweat would potentially replace fingerprints as a tool to fight crimes in the future. Sweat could be used to track terrorists and criminals when fingerprints are ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Pollution-related asthma may be contracted in the womb


February 14th, 2009 - 3:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, February 14 (ANI): A new study conducted by researchers from the University of Cincinnati (UC) and Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health suggests that pollution-related asthma may start in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Mars and Mercury may have formed from the scraps of Earth and Venus


January 23rd, 2009 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 23 (ANI): Scientists have come up with a radical new theory of planet formation, by suggesting that Mars and Mercury were formed from the scraps of Earth and Venus.According ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Durable green fabrics from agri-wastes, chicken feather in offing


January 17th, 2009 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 17 (IANS) How would you like to snuggle up in a warm, cozy pullover made of chicken feathers or jeans fashioned from wheat - fabrics that are green and eco-friendly?Researchers ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Scientists advocate ancient soil replenishment technique in combating global warming


December 18th, 2008 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 18 (ANI): Scientists, environmental groups and policymakers are advocating the use of an ancient soil replenishment technique used by former inhabitants of the Amazon Basin, in the fight against ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Waste from gut bug helps maintain weight


October 18th, 2008 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 18 (ANI): In a mouse study, researchers have found that waste from gut bacteria activates a single molecule, and that in turn helps the host animals to control their ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Nano-catalysts to help produce cheap ethanol


August 14th, 2008 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 14 (IANS) Researchers are combining traditional gassification with high-tech nano-catalysts to extract ethanol from a range of biomass, which includes wood pulp, animal waste and residual distillers' grain. Gasification is ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Microbe diet key to carbon dioxide release


August 1st, 2008 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 1 (IANS) Microbes help decompose plant matter, enriching the soil with nutrients and releasing the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Duke University scientists found that the ratio of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Now, enjoy ecologically sound green beers


July 3rd, 2008 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 3 (ANI): Companies across the world have started producing green beers, which are ecologically sound beers that are made using innovative ways that consume less power, conserve water, recycle ... Read more...

Posted in National |

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