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Your body heat could power future devices


July 1st, 2012 - 11:00 am ICT by IANS
New York, July 1 (IANS) A new way of powering gadgets using simply a person's own body heat has been developed by an American company that specialises in green power ... Read more...

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London mayor accused of hiding pollution


April 24th, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 24 (IANS) London Mayor Boris Johnson has been accused by opposition Labour MPs of using dust particle suppressants around air quality monitors in the British capital to bring ... Read more...

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Tweaking copper to recycle CO2 into fuel


April 12th, 2012 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 12 (IANS) Copper is one of the few metals that can turn carbon dioxide (CO2) into hydrocarbon fuels with little energy and also cut down on emissions. Such ... Read more...

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Vitamin B12 imaged in action for first time


March 27th, 2012 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 27 (IANS) Vitamin B12 morphs into a gymnast as soon as it gets into your body, twisting and turning its molecules as part of a crucial reaction called ... Read more...

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Four siblings killed in Ukraine fire


March 23rd, 2012 - 2:40 am ICT by IANS
Kiev, March 23 (IANS) Four minor children -- three sisters and their brother -- died after a fire broke out at their home in Ukraine, the emergencies ministry said.The incident ... Read more...

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14 ill as gas leaks in Chinese plant


February 23rd, 2012 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 23 (IANS) Fourteen people fell sick Thursday after a gas leak at a steel plant in China's Jiangsu province.Ten people have been hospitalized, and four remain trapped after ... Read more...

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44 die due to cold weather in Mexico


February 20th, 2012 - 7:10 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Feb 20 (IANS/EFE) The winter season and low temperatures in Mexico have led to the death of at least 44 people, the government said.The health secretariat said the ... Read more...

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Cold weather, flu kill 72 in Mexico


January 29th, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Jan 29 (IANS/EFE) Cold weather in Mexico has left 40 people dead while 32 have died due to flu, the government said.Thirty died due to carbon monoxide poisoning, ... Read more...

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One killed, 30 injured in China gas leak


January 17th, 2012 - 4:05 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 17 (IANS) One person was killed and nearly 30 were injured after carbon monoxide gas leaked in a steel company in northeast China late Monday night, said local ... Read more...

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Chinese vehicles emitted 52 mn tonnes of pollutants


December 20th, 2011 - 9:32 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 20 (IANS) Motor vehicles in China emitted over 52 million tonnes of pollutants in 2010, a report released by the Ministry of Environmental Protection has revealed.According to the report ... Read more...

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Climatic conditions on early earth similar to current ones


December 1st, 2011 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 1 (IANS) The atmosphere on our planet just 500 million years after its creation was not a methane-filled wasteland as believed, but surprisingly much closer to the current ... Read more...

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Three teenagers found dead in Moscow garage


November 28th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The bodies of three teenagers aged between 15 and 16 were found Monday inside a car in a garage in Moscow. They apparently died of ... Read more...

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Four dead inhaling toxic gas in China


November 14th, 2011 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 14 (IANS) At least four workers were killed and six others hospitalised Monday after inhaling toxic carbon monoxide gas at a cement company in China.The incident took place ... Read more...

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Beware: Overheated laptop batteries a fire hazard


November 9th, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) Owning a laptop may have become a necessity for some and fashionable for the rest, but it poses a potential fire threat to thousands of ... Read more...

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Carbon monoxide has calming effect on nerves


November 9th, 2011 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, Nov 9 (IANS) Carbon monoxide (CO), a tasteless, colourless and odourless gas emitted by vehicle exhausts and generators, dubbed the silent killer, can also soothe frayed nerves.Itzhak Schnell, ... Read more...

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Less polluting Diwali this year


October 27th, 2011 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) Pollution levels this Diwali were lower than last year, thanks to people's participation in the anti-firecracker campaign, Delhi Environment Secretary Keshav Chandra said Thursday."In general, ... Read more...

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Delhi Metro gets UN certificate for reducing pollution


September 25th, 2011 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) The Delhi Metro has been certified by the UN as the first Metro rail in the world that has helped in reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) ... Read more...

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How humans avoid carbon monoxide poisoning


September 21st, 2011 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 21 (IANS) Scientists have figured out how humans and other organisms avoid poisoning by carbon monoxide produced within the body.Carbon monoxide (CO), a colourless, odorless and tasteles gas, ... Read more...

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Gas leaks kill 50 Britons a year


September 13th, 2011 - 2:01 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 13 (IANS) Carbon monoxide gas leak from faulty appliances killed 50 Britons in the past year, a government report said.Another 4,000 people across the country needed hospital treatment, ... Read more...

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Rhodium helpful in checking food adulteration


July 22nd, 2011 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
This finding could potentially influence the production of both industrial and commercial air quality sensors."We initially found out by accident that modified rhodium reacts in a colourful way to different ... Read more...

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Driver found dead inside car


May 7th, 2011 - 2:06 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) A cab driver was found dead inside his car here Friday. The police said he may have died of asphyxiation."Bunty was lying unconscious inside the ... Read more...

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Mining accident kills eight workers in China’s Gansu province


April 29th, 2011 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Apr 29 (ANI): At least eight more miners have died of carbon monoxide poisoning following a mining accident in China's Gansu province.Xinhua quoted a local official as saying that rescuers had ... Read more...

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Hot springs of volcanic crater in Siberia reveals ancient ecology


April 27th, 2011 - 6:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 27 (ANI): A study has found that bacteria in the scalding hot springs of a volcanic crater in Siberia can help reconstruct the evolution of Earth's early atmosphere.UChicago researcher Albert ... Read more...

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Pluto’s atmosphere ‘is much bigger than previously thought’


April 21st, 2011 - 7:06 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Apr 21 (ANI): Pluto's atmosphere is much bigger than previously thought, according to a new study.Recent observations of the dwarf planet have revealed that the icy orb's atmosphere has expanded dramatically ... Read more...

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NIT Trichy study links nanoparticles to increased biofuel performance


April 9th, 2011 - 4:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 09 (ANI): A new study by an Indian researcher has indicated that the addition of alumina nanoparticles can improve the performance and combustion of biodiesel.The idea, said lead author R. ... Read more...

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Trapped Chilean miners talked of cannibalism, suicide


February 12th, 2011 - 8:41 am ICT by ANI
London, Feb.12 (ANI): The trapped 33 Chilean miners' have now revealed that their mental faculties were stretched to the limit, and have admitted that there were thoughts of death and cannibalism.They also ... Read more...

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Charlotte Church and kids ‘nearly killed by gas leak’


February 9th, 2011 - 6:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 9 (ANI): Welsh singer Charlotte Church and her two children were nearly killed by a dodgy boiler at her new 1.3-million-pound mansion, it has emerged.The 24-year-old beauty has revealed how ... Read more...

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It’s official: Jupiter was hit by an asteroid in 2009, not a comet


January 29th, 2011 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 29 (ANI): A new study has confirmed that in 2009, it was an asteroid that hit the giant planet Jupiter, not a comet.An international team of researchers used infrared data ... Read more...

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Atmosphere still has self-cleansing capacity


January 11th, 2011 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 11 (IANS) There's cheering news on the environmental front -- the atmosphere still has its self-cleansing capacity.Some studies had suggested that such self-cleansing power is fragile and sensitive to environmental ... Read more...

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Eight asphyxiated to death in Haryana


January 10th, 2011 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 10 (IANS) Eight people were killed over the weekend due to suffocation caused by carbon monoxide gas in different parts of Haryana when they resorted to lighting angithi fire (coal ... Read more...

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New solar fuel device that ‘mimics plant life’


December 24th, 2010 - 3:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 24 (ANI): Scientists have unveiled a prototype solar device that mimics plant life, turning the Sun's energy into fuel.The device uses the Sun's rays and a metal oxide called ceria ... Read more...

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Pollution at ‘unhealthy levels’ in Delhi, says CSE (Lead)


December 13th, 2010 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Pollution is rising to "unhealthy levels" in the Indian capital, and this can cause several health problems, the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) said Monday.The levels ... Read more...

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Trapped ice reveals changing trends of biomass burning over 650 yrs


December 4th, 2010 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 4 (ANI): A new study has shown that carbon monoxide trapped in a column of Antarctic ice spanning 650 years reveals fluctuations in biomass burning --the consumption of wood, peat ... Read more...

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Misty morning, but warm day ahead in Delhi


November 7th, 2010 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 7 (IANS) Sunday morning began on a misty note in Delhi but it will get warmer during the day as US President Barack arrives in the national capital."The minimum ... Read more...

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Traffic pollution ‘makes childhood asthma worse’


October 31st, 2010 - 3:48 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Oct 31 (ANI): An Australian study has pointed out that traffic pollution, particularly in urban areas, exacerbates asthma in children.The study, conducted by University of Western Australia epidemiologist Gavin Pereira, showed ... Read more...

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