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Fly named after Beyonce


January 13th, 2012 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 13 (IANS) Australian researchers have named a rare fly after singer Beyonce in honour of its golden behind, a media report said.The Scaptia (Plinthina) beyonceae fly -- ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Forests remove 2.4 bn tonnes of carbon from air


August 11th, 2011 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 11 (IANS) Forests worldwide absorb as much as 2.4 billion tonnes of carbon per year from the air, equivalent to a third of the annual fossil fuel emissions.The ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Mosquito, house fly share common ancestry


April 3rd, 2011 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 03 (ANI): The mosquito branched off the same evolutionary tree as the housefly around 220 million years ago, according to a new study.Some may think that the mosquito and the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Ants, termites have positive impact on crop yields in dryland agriculture


April 3rd, 2011 - 12:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 3 (ANI): A new research has revealed that ants and termites have a significant positive impact on crop yields in dryland agriculture."Our studies on ants and termites in soil showed ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

House fly, mosquito share common ancestry


March 24th, 2011 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 24 (IANS) Mosquito and the house fly share a common ancestry.The mosquito branched off from the same evolutionary tree as the house fly around 220 million years ago.Though ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Australia to lose 45 animal species in 20 years


March 23rd, 2011 - 11:52 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 23 (IANS) Up to 45 native animal species in Western Australia will die within 20 years if no action is taken for their conservation, a study said Wednesday.Species ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Galactic clouds could help us trace Sun’s journey through space


November 3rd, 2010 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 3 (ANI): Scientists may have found a new tool to trace the Sun's journey through our galaxy, the Milky Way.It takes the Sun and its family of planets about 220 ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Sea level monitoring ‘best way to predict impacts of climate change’


October 10th, 2010 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 10 (ANI): An Australian leading ocean scientist has said that more thorough sea level monitoring is needed to protect one trillion dollars (0.98 trillion U.S. dollars) worth of the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Archaeologists Find Remains of Giant, Dog-sized Rats


July 28th, 2010 - 10:54 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
July 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The remains of ancient, dog sized rats, which were three times the size of the largest species alive today, were found by archaeologists in a remote ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Remnants Of Giant Dog-Sized Rats Unearthed In An East Timorese Cave


July 28th, 2010 - 7:30 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
July 28, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Australian archaeologists have cataloged the remnants of primordial giant rats. These rats possessed the size of a small dog. These remnants were unearthed by ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Remains Of Giant Dog Sized Rat Found In East Timor


July 28th, 2010 - 6:41 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez July 28, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The archaeologists of Australia have unearthed the remains of the World's largest rat ever to have scurried on earth. The incredible discovery was made during ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Scientists succeed in drawing out synthetic silk


February 5th, 2010 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 5 (IANS) Researchers have achieved yet another milestone in the global quest to produce synthetic silk. They have hand-drawn fine threads of honeybee silk from a 'soup' of silk proteins that ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

‘Smart clothing’ that combats body odour!


January 31st, 2010 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, January 31, (ANI): Experts have come up with a new range of 'smart clothing' that helps fight body odour.The fabric, brainchild of Australian company King Gee, makes use of nanotechnology to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Australia may host day-night Tests from 2011


November 29th, 2009 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov. 29 (ANI): Day and night Test cricket could be played in Australia as early as 2011 after successful trials of a revolutionary new finish that allows the white leather ball ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Australia’s marine environments facing pressure


November 27th, 2009 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, November 27 (ANI): A new report by Australian scientists has found that marine environments in the country, such as the Great Barrier Reef, are not faring well, and are under a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Low-calorie, low fat diet better for your mood


November 16th, 2009 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 16 (IANS) A low-calorie, low-fat diet does more good to a dieters' mood than a low-carbohydrate plan with the same number of calories, says a new study. Obese individuals who ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Australia pledges $70 mn for research projects in India


November 12th, 2009 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 12 (IANS) Australia Thursday decided to scale up its collaboration with India in science and research by pledging over $70 million in areas straddling energy, agriculture and environment. ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Australia to invest 50 million dollars for Australia- India strategic research fund: Rudd


November 12th, 2009 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 12 (ANI): Australian Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd announced on Thursday that his government would invest 50 million dollars over five years for the Australia-India strategic research fund.Addressing ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Scientists develop method to assess ecological risk


October 29th, 2009 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 29 (IANS) Scientists have developed a method called ecological risk assessment (ERA) which can identify the dangers of different fishing practices. The method was developed by Tony Smith ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles may soon power our homes


October 28th, 2009 - 4:19 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, October 28 (ANI): Researchers at CSIRO in Australia are running a road trial of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), which can ultimately be used as large mobile batteries that can be ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Men avoiding premarital counselling more likely to have problem-free sex lives


August 7th, 2009 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Aug 7 (ANI): A new study has revealed that men on the verge of marriage should avoid sex counselling if they want to have a "problem-free" love life.The study looked into ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Gel made from radium weed sap can remove sun spots, prevent skin cancers


May 18th, 2009 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, May 18 (ANI): An Australian drug-maker claims that sun spots can be removed, and potentially deadly skin cancers prevented, with the aid of a gel it has made from the radium ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Humans behaviour blamed for dengue spread Down Under


May 5th, 2009 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 5 (ANI): Challenging the common myth that climate change would increase spread of dengue mosquito in Australia, scientists have now claimed that it's the human behaviour that is the real ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Soon, mobile phones to monitor cardiac patients


May 2nd, 2009 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, May 2 (ANI): In a bid to encourage heart patients to complete their rehabilitation programs after surgery, Australian scientists have come up with a new technique that will see nurses monitoring ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Aerosol pollution impacting rainfall, climate change


February 13th, 2009 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 13 (IANS) Pollution from aerosols is likely to have a greater impact on rainfall patterns and future climate change than previously thought, according to a leading atmospheric scientist. "We have identified ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

New deep-sea denizens found in Australia


January 18th, 2009 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 18 (DPA) Marine biologists working off Australia's south coast were astounded when the cameras on their submersible spotted millions of anemones and sea spiders living in a trench 4 kilometres ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Scientists develop energy efficient fridge network


January 14th, 2009 - 11:32 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 14 (IANS) A new smart network of green refrigerators, capable of making optimum use of renewable energy, can keep everything inside cool while regulating its power consumption from solar panels ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Now, green fridge that runs on solar power


January 13th, 2009 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jan 13 (ANI): Australian researchers have developed a device that allows household fridges to run easily on solar or wind power.Such an invention would lead to a drastic reduction in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Idea of playing day-night Test cricket still a number of years away: CA


December 29th, 2008 - 3:50 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 29 (ANI): Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland has said that the idea of playing day-night Test cricket is still a number of years off which needed to be ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

CA testing orange, yellow, pink, fluorescent balls for day-night Tests


December 29th, 2008 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Dec 29 (ANI): Cricket Australia is continuing to explore ways of playing crickets oldest format under lights to attract more spectators and television audiences, but cannot proceed until a suitable ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Australia to make history by hosting first day-night Test match with Pak in Nov. 2009


December 28th, 2008 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 28 (ANI): Australia is almost certain to make history in November 2009 by hosting crickets first day-night Test match.Australia and Pakistan will become the first teams to clash in ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Worldwide decline of bees not reducing crop yields just yet


November 12th, 2008 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 12 (ANI): An international study has determined that the well-documented worldwide decline in the number of bees and other pollinators is not, at this stage, limiting global crop yields.The ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Southern Ocean could become too acidic by 2030


November 11th, 2008 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, Nov 11 (ANI): Researchers in Australia have discovered that the tipping point for ocean acidification caused by human-induced CO2 emissions is much closer than first thought, with estimates suggesting that ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Power station successfully traps CO2 emission


July 10th, 2008 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 10 (IANS) In a pilot project that has far-reaching implications, an Australian power station has used a "carbon capturing" plant to trap a bulk of its CO2 emissions. The "post-combustion-capture ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Drug-infused polymer implants offer new hope for epilepsy patients


June 25th, 2008 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, June 25 (ANI): Experiments on rats have shown that drug-infused polymer implants, which can deliver small amounts of necessary medication directly into the brain, may help treat people who suffer ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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