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Low-carbon technology can’t fix global warming


February 16th, 2012 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 16 (IANS) Switching over to low carbon-emitting technologies, which includes wind, solar and hydroelectric power, may not cut global warming until the latter part of this century.Technologies that ... Read more...

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Habitable planet found


February 3rd, 2012 - 1:08 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 2 (IANS) A potentially habitable planet orbiting a nearby star has been discovered by scientists.With an orbital period of about 28 days and a minimum mass 4.5 times ... Read more...

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Impurities in diamonds unravel earth’s turbulent past


July 24th, 2011 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 24 (IANS) Jewellers abhor impurities in diamonds, but scientists say they provides clues that unravel the turbulent period of our planetary past. Researchers analysed data of over 4,000 ... Read more...

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Sugarcane ‘can help in cooling climate’


April 18th, 2011 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 18 (ANI): Sugarcane, grown in Brazil to power automobiles as an alternative to gasoline, has a double benefit - if cultivated in massive scale, it also helps in cooling the ... Read more...

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NASA’s MESSENGER set to orbit Mercury


March 9th, 2011 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 9 (ANI): After passing Earth once and Venus twice, NASA's MESSENGER is now set to orbit the Solar System's innermost planet-Mercury.If everything goes as expected, the craft will reach its ... Read more...

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Unexpected exoskeleton remnants discovered in Paleozoic fossils


February 8th, 2011 - 5:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 8 (ANI): Contrary to conventional belief, a new research shows that the remains of chitin-protein complex-structural materials containing protein and polysaccharide-are present in abundance in fossils of arthropods from the ... Read more...

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What our solar system would look like to aliens


September 26th, 2010 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 26 (IANS) Scientists relied on a NASA supercomputer to figure out how our solar system would look like to aliens looking for other planets. New simulations have tracked the interactions of ... Read more...

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Dust models show what solar system might look like to aliens


September 24th, 2010 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 24 (ANI): New supercomputer simulations show what the solar system might look like to alien astronomers searching for planets.The models have also provided a glimpse of how this view ... Read more...

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Termites can predict climate change in African savannahs


September 8th, 2010 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 8 (ANI): Scientists have said that termite mounds can be used to predict ecological shifts from climate change in the African savannahs.Researchers at Carnegie Institution's Department of Global Ecology used ... Read more...

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First high-resolution maps of carbon trapped in tropical forests revealed


September 7th, 2010 - 3:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 7 (ANI): Using satellite mapping, airborne-laser technology, and ground-based plot surveys, scientists have come out with the first high-resolution maps of carbon locked up in tropical forest vegetation and emitted ... Read more...

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First Trojan asteroid found in gravitational ‘dead zone’


August 13th, 2010 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 13 (ANI): The first Trojan asteroid, 2008 LC18, has been found in a difficult-to-detect stability region at Neptune, called the Lagrangian L5 point.There are places in space where the ... Read more...

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Climate change likely to wipe out 80 percent of rain forests


August 6th, 2010 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 6 (IANS) Climate change is likely to wipe out 80 percent of rain forests by 2100 and less than one in five of the plants and animals which inhabit these ... Read more...

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Probability of other sun-like stars higher than previously believed


July 17th, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 17 (ANI): Turning previous theories on their head, an Indian-origin researcher has claimed that there are many solitary sun-like stars in the universe, which exist without any stellar companion.The finding ... Read more...

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Halting carbon dioxide emissions cannot avert climate change


July 3rd, 2010 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 3 (IANS) With carbon dioxide (CO2) in the air approaching alarming levels, even halting emissions altogether may not be enough to avert catastrophic climate change. Could scrubbing carbon dioxide from ... Read more...

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Scrubbing CO2 from air could be a long-term commitment


July 2nd, 2010 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 2 (ANI): Scientists at the Carnegie Institution have said that while scrubbing carbon dioxide from the air could reduce green house effect, the carbon cycle would limit the effectiveness of ... Read more...

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Man in the moon has ‘graphite whiskers’


July 2nd, 2010 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 2 (ANI): Scientists have established the presence of graphite, a form of carbon, in a lunar sample collected by Apollo 17. The new analysis also revealed that graphite has existed ... Read more...

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Ancient hunters may have begun global warming


July 1st, 2010 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 1 (IANS) Even before the dawn of agriculture, humans hunting the mammoths may have caused the planet to warm up, a new study suggests. Mammoths used to roam modern-day Russia and ... Read more...

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Global warming started with ancient hunters: Study


July 1st, 2010 - 3:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 1 (ANI): Man made global warming is not a recent phenomenon, but one that started when ancient hunters roamed the planet, suggests a new study.The study claims that massive killings ... Read more...

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Whitening clouds could fight global warming


June 29th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 29 (ANI): Whitening clouds over the ocean to reflect sunlight could counter global warming, proposed a study by the Carnegie Institution, in collaboration with the Indian Institute of Science.The researchers ... Read more...

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Advances in agriculture help environment


June 15th, 2010 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 15 (IANS) Advances in high-yield agriculture have prevented the equivalent of 590 billion metric tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) from escaping into the air, say two Stanford University Earth scientists. The ... Read more...

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Moon has more water than Great Lakes, Chandrayaan data shows


June 15th, 2010 - 10:31 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, June 15 (IANS) Scientists have found Moon's minerals may have at least 100 times more water than previously indicated by remote sensing data from the Indian spacecraft Chandrayaan-1 and ... Read more...

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US still world’s largest emitter of CO2 emissions


March 9th, 2010 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 9 (ANI): If reports are to be believed, the US still holds the dubious distinction of being the world's largest emitter of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.According to a report in ... Read more...

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Over a third of CO2 emissions ‘outsourced’ to developing nations


March 9th, 2010 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 9 (ANI): A new study by scientists at the Carnegie Institution, US, has found that over a third of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions associated with consumption of goods and services ... Read more...

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Astronomers find evidence of merging galaxies creating binary quasar


February 4th, 2010 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): Astronomers have found the first clear evidence of a binary quasar within a pair of actively merging galaxies.Quasars are the extremely bright centers of galaxies surrounding super-massive ... Read more...

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New computational model predicts gene function of plant genes quickly


February 1st, 2010 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 1 (ANI): Scientists have created a new computational model that can be used to predict gene function of uncharacterized plant genes with unprecedented speed and accuracy.The network, dubbed AraNet, ... Read more...

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Ecosystems need to shift a quarter mile each year to keep pace with global warming


December 24th, 2009 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 24 (ANI): A new study led by scientists at the Carnegie Institution in the US has determined that the average ecosystem will need to shift about a quarter mile each ... Read more...

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First “super Earths” discovered around Sun-like stars


December 15th, 2009 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 15 (ANI): An international team of scientists has found the first "super Earths" to be discovered around two Sun-like stars.These are rocky planets larger than the Earth, but smaller than ... Read more...

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Scientists spot planet-like object orbiting sun-like star


December 4th, 2009 - 4:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 4 (ANI): An international team of scientists has made the first direct observation of a planet-like object orbiting a star similar to the Sun.The finding marks the first discovery made ... Read more...

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‘Safety valve’ protects photosynthesis from excess light


November 26th, 2009 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 26 (ANI): A team of scientists has found that specific proteins in algae can act as a safety valve to dissipate excess absorbed light energy before it can wreak havoc ... Read more...

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Creation of important nickel ore deposits linked to ancient atmosphere


November 24th, 2009 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 24 (ANI): Using geochemical clues from rocks nearly 3 billion years old, a group of scientists have made the surprising discovery that the creation of economically important nickel ore deposits ... Read more...

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Scientists discover new hydrogen-storage method


November 23rd, 2009 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 23 (ANI): Scientists at the Carnegie Institution in the US have found for the first time that high pressure can be used to make a unique hydrogen-storage material, a discovery ... Read more...

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Large quakes can weaken fault zones worldwide


October 1st, 2009 - 12:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 1 (ANI): US seismologists have found evidence that the massive 2004 earthquake that triggered killer tsunamis throughout the Indian Ocean weakened at least a portion of California's famed San Andreas ... Read more...

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NASA’s Messenger spacecraft prepares for final pass by Mercury on September 29


September 24th, 2009 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 24 (ANI): NASA's Messenger spacecraft is all set to fly by Mercury for the third and final time on September 29.The spacecraft will pass less than 142 miles above the ... Read more...

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Scientists discover key missing link in signaling pathway for plant steroid hormones


September 9th, 2009 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 9 (ANI): Researchers at the Carnegie Institution's Department of Plant Biology have discovered a key missing link in the so-called signaling pathway for plant steroid hormones.Many important signaling pathways are ... Read more...

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Asteroids may have flocked together to build planets


August 18th, 2009 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 18 (ANI): New computer simulations have suggested that dense swarms of asteroids collapsed under their own gravity to make the building blocks of the planets in our solar system.The planets ... Read more...

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