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Storing zettabytes of information on a few grams of DNA

August 23rd, 2012 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Chicago, Aug 23 (IANS) Archival storage of the world's ever-increasing volume of information is reaching a point where it will require a breakthrough technology to meet the enormous need.Although flash ... Read more...

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Hidden DNA code more influential than our genes

September 19th, 2011 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 19 (IANS) The "hidden" DNA code may be far more influential than our genes, passing down new biological traits more rapidly than previously thought.The study throws up the ... Read more...

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UV rays may have triggered life on Earth

June 16th, 2010 - 3:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 15 (ANI): Scientists have found that ultraviolet light may have triggered Earth's chemistry into forming the building blocks for biology.Researchers at Georgia Tech and the University of Roma "La ... Read more...

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Copper can boost fight against swine flu

July 25th, 2009 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 25 (IANS) Copper is quite effective in inhibiting the influenza A H1N1 virus commonly known as Swine flu, according to the latest study. Copper appears to have a broad spectrum in ... Read more...

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What jumpstarted life on earth - riddle still unanswered

February 3rd, 2009 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) How and when did life begin on earth? Did the first microorganisms arrive from space, riding piggyback on meteors that crashed into earth billions of years ago, ... Read more...

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