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Finnish power firm opens shop in India


September 18th, 2012 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Finish power generation company Fortum, known for its low emissions and energy efficient technology, launched its India operations Tuesday."Our aim in India is to look ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Unilateral sanctions shouldn’t impact legitimate trade with Iran: India (Lead)


May 31st, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Against the backdrop of US pressure to reduce oil imports from Iran, India Thursday described it as "a key country" for its energy needs ... Read more...

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Cassava, staple of millions, contaminated by cyanide


May 3rd, 2012 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 3 (IANS) Cassava, a staple crop found in southeast Africa, contains cyanide toxins above levels considered safe for human consumption, says a new study.Staple food for more than ... Read more...

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Habitable planets more abundant than stars: study


April 30th, 2012 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 30 (IANS) Determining the habitability of rocky, earth-like planets will be crucial for us as a species, but the good news is that they are probably more abundant ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Finnair focuses on Asian routes to cut emissions


April 6th, 2012 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Helsinki, April 6 (IANS) Nordic carrier Finnair has said it will focus on growing traffic between Europe and Asia, where it offers the shortest routes, to limit global warming pollution ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Technology too inadequate to mitigate climate change effect


March 20th, 2012 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 20 (IANS) Scientists and planners taking the help of technology to mitigate the effects of climate change may find it too inadequate to help, warns an expert.Richard York, ... Read more...

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India’s oil refining capacity to rise to 238 mn tonnes by 2013


December 5th, 2011 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) India will raise its petroleum refining capacity by over 22 percent from the current 194 million tonnes to 238 million tonnes by 2013, Minister of ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Prince Philip blasts ‘useless’ wind farms


November 21st, 2011 - 8:29 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Nov 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) British monarch Prince Philip has described wind farms as “absolutely useless.” According to 90-year-old, the project would not work because they were “completely reliant on subsidies.”The ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Brazil to invest $122 bn on power projects


October 26th, 2011 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Rio De Janeiro, Oct 26 (IANS) Brazil would invest 214 billion reals ($122 billion) to build hydroelectric, solar and wind power projects in the next decade."The hydroelectric energy is of ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Hitachi to form new JV in India


September 27th, 2011 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) Japanese diversified conglomerate Hitachi Tuesday said that it will form a new joint venture (JV) company with SFO Technologies for providing state of the art ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Seaweed can be an unlimited source of biofuel


July 4th, 2011 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 4 (IANS) Seaweed may prove a viable future biofuel -- especially if harvested in summer. Researchers found the best month for biofuel harvest was in July when the ... Read more...

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New wireless materials could make power cables obsolete


May 24th, 2011 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 24 (IANS) Electrical engineers are hopeful that amazing man-made materials should be able to transmit power to laptops and cell phones, even cars and elevators, wirelessly.Stated simply, fabrication ... Read more...

Posted in World |

World’s smallest atomic clock in matchbox size


May 8th, 2011 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 8 (IANS) Researchers have created an amazing, matchbook-sized atomic clock 100 times smaller than commercial versions with both military and commercial applications. For instance, pocket-sized Chip Scale Atomic ... Read more...

Posted in World |

World’s smallest atomic clock on sale for $1,500


May 4th, 2011 - 3:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): A matchbook-sized atomic clock 100 times smaller than its commercial predecessors has been put on sale for approximately 1,500 dollars.The portable Chip Scale Atomic Clock (CSAC) - only ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Malaysia ‘not rushing to go nuclear’, says Najib


April 1st, 2011 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, April 1 (IANS) Malaysia Friday said it was putting on hold its plans to seek nuclear power, announced barely three months ago, in view of the nuclear fallout ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Nearly 5 in 10 Americans think nuke power is safe energy source


March 18th, 2011 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Mar. 18 (ANI): Nearly five in ten Americans think nuclear power is a safe source of energy, according to a Fox News poll released Thursday.Though, most of the respondents expressed ... Read more...

Posted in World |

US Senator wants brakes on nuke power plants until Japan tsunami ramification is known


March 14th, 2011 - 3:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 14 (ANI): US Senator Joseph I. Lieberman has said that the Obama administration must put brakes, if not stops, on nuclear power plants in the country till they understand ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Star-shaped brain cells ‘essential for making long-term memories’


March 4th, 2011 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 4 (ANI): Experts have found that star-shaped brain cells called astrocytes, which were earlier considered little more than structures to fill the gaps between all-important neurons, have a function that's ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Cows’ guts yield clues for new biofuels


January 28th, 2011 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 28 (ANI): A new study has found dozens of previously unknown microbial enzymes in the bovine rumen-the cow's primary grass-digestion chamber-that contribute to the breakdown of switchgrass, a renewable biofuel ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Why obesity can increase risk for cardiovascular disease, diabetes


January 21st, 2011 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 21 (ANI): Scientists have found that fat is associated with some distinctive chemical changes in the DNA.This finding may help explain why obesity can increase the risk for chronic problems ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New forms of dietary fiber could be a boon to health


December 9th, 2010 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 09 (ANI): New types of dietary fiber are under development, which can make high fiber foods tastier and more appealing to consumers.An article in current issue of Chemical & Engineering ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New experiment may reveal how first galaxies formed and evolved


December 9th, 2010 - 4:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 9 (ANI): Astronomers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Arizona State University have developed a small-scale radio astronomy experiment designed to detect a never-before-seen signal from the early universe, a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Global warming cuts available wind energy: Study


November 10th, 2010 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 10 (ANI): A climate researchers at the University of Texas at Austin has found that rising temperatures decrease wind speeds, making for less power bang for the wind turbine buck.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Now, Green Carbon Centre that could recycle CO2 to lower eco footprint


October 23rd, 2010 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 23 (ANI): Rice University researchers have created a Green Carbon Center to bring the benefits offered by oil, gas, coal, wind, solar, geothermal, biomass and other energy sources and will ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Dry water’ that soaks up carbon faster


August 27th, 2010 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 27 (IANS) Scientists have created 'dry water' that soaks carbon three times better than water, and hence help combat global warming. Each particle of dry water, a substance that looks like ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

‘Russia trained 4,000 Myanmar nuclear officers’


August 6th, 2010 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Aug 6 (DPA) Russia has trained 4,185 Myanmar military officers in nuclear sciences over the past decade but only a "sprinkling" of scholars have pursued the positive uses of the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Creating power from pee may end the world of its energy woes!


July 31st, 2010 - 3:21 pm ICT by ANI
New York, July 31 (ANI): Portable urinals could one day create power from pee, for researchers at the Bristol Robotics Lab are testing urine as potential energy source.If researchers are successful, urinals ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Sugar is not burned by self-control tasks


June 12th, 2010 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 12 (ANI): Challenging the popular model of self-control, a University of Pennsylvania psychologist has said that the data from a 2007 study argues against the idea that glucose is the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Promising step toward generating new source of clean energy


June 7th, 2010 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, June 7 (ANI): Researchers may have found a new alternative for producing clean energy - by using a silver compound to 'split water' into oxygen and hydrogen.Dr Zhiguo Yi from the ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

‘Nature’s batteries’ could have been an energy source for early life


May 26th, 2010 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 26 (ANI): Researchers may have stumbled upon new clues to the origin of early life on Earth.The team at the University of Leeds found that a compound known as pyrophosphite ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Meet the woman who speaks to dead people


May 22nd, 2010 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, May 22 (ANI): A clairvoyant from the Central Coast has claimed that she has the power to speak to the dead.Lorelle Trickett says that she has had the gift of hearing ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Cosmic link to calcium in our bones discovered


May 20th, 2010 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 20 (ANI): The calcium in our bones has a cosmic link, according to a new study.Astronomers have come across a new type of supernova, which they believe may be the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Lactate’s role in development of breast cancer


April 19th, 2010 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 19 (ANI): Researchers from The Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ) have revealed the role lactate plays in the development of breast cancer cells and surrounding connective tissue.A known ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Sagittarius A’ Is A Poor Eater!


February 10th, 2010 - 8:50 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Feb 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists have recently discovered that much to their surprise, the black hole Sagittarius A in the milky way eats less than what was being expected. It ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Road trial of plug-in hybrid vehicles underway


October 28th, 2009 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 28 (IANS) A road trial of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) is underway. Over the next three months, staff from an energy distribution company will use the PHEVs for commuting ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

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