extreme environments

Giant ocean found on Saturn’s moon


June 30th, 2012 - 8:37 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Around 100 km beneath the rocky crust on Saturn's largest moon Titan is an ocean of water spanning the entirety of the celestial body, scientists ... Read more...

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Climate change speeds up microbial change


February 10th, 2012 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 10 (IANS) Climate change could affect Antarctica's Dry Valleys more rapidly than previously expected, particularly the microbial communities in the soil, a study reveals."We used to think that ... Read more...

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Astromers capture rare flaring black hole


September 21st, 2011 - 5:23 pm ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- Astronomers captured a flaring black hole, which is extremely uncommon, allowing them to find new details about these rarities, NASA said in a report.The blazing jets were ... Read more...

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Diamond could help design tougher chips


August 5th, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 5 (IANS) Diamond or nano-diamond could well be the next material which will help scientists design new computer chips and electronic circuitry for extreme environments. Electrical engineers at ... Read more...

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Bacteria-inspired solar cell devices come closer to reality


March 24th, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 24 (ANI): Researchers from the Washington University in St. Louis and the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory are studying nature's most efficient light-harvesting systems that could pave way ... Read more...

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‘India should do more research in polar regions’


February 3rd, 2011 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) India needs to conduct more research in the polar regions which is crucial in understanding global climatic patterns, Union Minister for Science and Technology and Earth Sciences ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Moviemaking about ideas, not equipment: James Cameron (Interview)


January 17th, 2011 - 9:47 am ICT by IANS
By Robin Bansal New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) He is taking forward his penchant for the fighting spirit in his forthcoming 3D underwater thriller "Sanctum". But Hollywood producer James Cameron says filmmaking is ... Read more...

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Cameron’s ‘Sanctum’ to release world wide Feb 4


January 10th, 2011 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) James Cameron's forthcoming production venture "Sanctum", a 3-D underwater action-thriller, will have its world wide release Feb 4 and the magnum opus will hit the screens in ... Read more...

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Titanic becoming fast food for bacteria


December 7th, 2010 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Dec 7 (IANS) The wreckage of the Titanic on the ocean floor will soon disappear as it is being fast eaten up by a newly discovered bacteria, according to ... Read more...

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New approach could change how space vehicles, instruments are designed


December 1st, 2010 - 4:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 1 (ANI): Georgia Institute of Technology researchers have pioneered the use of silicon-germanium (SiGe) technology to produce electronics that are highly resistant to both wide temperature variations and space radiation."The ... Read more...

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UK scientists to study coolest life forms on Earth


August 7th, 2010 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 7 (ANI): British scientists are planning to travel to one of the coldest places on Earth - an expedition that, they believe, will help them understand how life could exist ... Read more...

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Traces of laughing gas could aid search for life on Mars


April 28th, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 28 (ANI): Traces of nitrous oxide in the atmosphere of Mars can contribute to the search for life on the Red Planet, according to a new study.The research in Antarctica ... Read more...

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Non-organic mechanism for production of greenhouse gas discovered in Antarctica


April 26th, 2010 - 3:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 26 (ANI): A new research in Antarctica has revealed a non-organic mechanism for the production of nitrous oxide, an important greenhouse gas.A team of scientists, led by biogeochemists from the ... Read more...

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Scientists discover animals that live without oxygen


April 8th, 2010 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 8 (ANI): Animals that live their entire lives without oxygen and surrounded by 'poisonous' sulphides have been discovered for the first time, deep under the Mediterranean Sea.Roberto Danovaro, from the ... Read more...

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Scientists find evidence of hydrothermal vents on seafloor near Antarctica


March 4th, 2010 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 4 (ANI): Scientists at Columbia's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory have found evidence of hydrothermal vents on the seafloor near Antarctica, formerly a blank spot on the map for researchers wanting to ... Read more...

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How a five-year-old survived Haiti’s earthquake


January 22nd, 2010 - 6:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 22 (ANI): The story of five-year-old Monley Elize being found alive after being trapped for seven days and 21 hours under the rubble of his family home has left many ... Read more...

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Australian lakes may hold clues to life on Mars


January 9th, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 9 (ANI): In a new research, a team of scientists is studying organisms found in Australian Lakes, which they believe may hold clues to life on Mars.The research, by microbiologists ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

“2010 will see cosmetic products with psychological benefits as well”


December 29th, 2009 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 29 (ANI): 2010 will be the year of innovations in beauty industry with 'mood beauty' becoming one of the key trends, according to research firm Mintel.With the increasing popularity of ... Read more...

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New evidence supports 19th century idea on formation of Earth’s oil and natural gas


November 5th, 2009 - 3:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 5 (ANI): Scientists are reporting laboratory evidence supporting the possibility that some of Earth's oil and natural gas may have formed in a way much different than the traditional process ... Read more...

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NASA mission to explore the polarized universe


August 5th, 2009 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 5 (ANI): An exciting new astrophysics mission led by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, will be the first to provide a revolutionary window into the polarized universe.Named ... Read more...

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Dino burrow find in Australia sheds light on long-term geologic change


July 11th, 2009 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 11 (ANI): A team of paleontologists has found evidence of dinosaur burrows in Victoria, Australia, which would help shed light on long-term geologic change, and how organisms may have adapted ... Read more...

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Traces of microbes in shallow ice layers may help find life on icy worlds


June 26th, 2009 - 3:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 26 (ANI): A new research has indicated that living microorganisms and the food that sustained them can be detected in shallow ice layers, which will help find life on icy ... Read more...

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Software programme helps combat jet lag


June 21st, 2009 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 21 (IANS) Those who travel frequently across several time zones no longer need suffer jet lag. Researchers have developed a software programme that prescribes a regimen for avoiding jet lag ... Read more...

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A search for unusual alien life on Earth and life that can survive on Mars


April 22nd, 2009 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 22 (ANI): In searching for unusual alien life on Earth, and life that can survive on Mars, scientists are experimenting with bacterial life forms to see if they can withstand ... Read more...

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Microbes found living underground in Antarctica


April 17th, 2009 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 17 (IANS) An uncharted reservoir of briny liquid, buried under an inland Antarctic glacier, supports unusual microbial life in a place where life is unthinkable. After sampling the outflow from below ... Read more...

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Soon, robots could have muscles stronger than steel


March 20th, 2009 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 20 (ANI): Scientists have created a new material that is stronger than steel and stiffer than diamond, weighs little more than its volume in air, and could be the ... Read more...

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Scientists spot bizarre ecosystem in Great Lakes sinkholes


February 25th, 2009 - 3:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): Scientists have detected sinkholes that host exotic and bizarre ecosystems below the surface of Lake Huron, the third largest of North Americas Great Lakes, where the fish ... Read more...

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US cosmologist explores notion of ”alien” life on Earth


February 15th, 2009 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
Chicago, Feb.15 (ANI): Internationally acclaimed theoretical physicist and cosmologist Paul Davies has decided to challenge the orthodox view that there is only one form of life on Earth. In a lecture titled ... Read more...

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High-altitude lakes studied as global warming “hot spots”


November 23rd, 2008 - 3:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 23 (ANI): A team of scientists from the US are studying high-altitude lakes in the Central Andes as global warming "hot spots", and their ability to sustain life in ... Read more...

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Scientists discover life beneath extreme environments


November 18th, 2008 - 3:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): Scientists have described apparently productive ecosystems in two places where life was not known before, under the Antarctic ice sheet, and above concentrated salt lakes beneath the ... Read more...

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Life may be hiding inside white-coloured meteorites on Mars


October 1st, 2008 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 1 (ANI): A new study has suggested that scientists searching for life on Mars, should scout for white-coloured meteorites made of sedimentary rock. According to a report in New Scientist, ... Read more...

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Psychologists reveal new ways to deal with astronauts” health challenges in space


August 15th, 2008 - 3:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 15 (ANI): Through groundbreaking research, a team of psychologists has revealed new ways to deal with health challenges in space. As NASA prepares to send humans back to the moon ... Read more...

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NASA instrument to study matter in extreme environments of the universe


June 28th, 2008 - 3:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 28 (ANI): An instrument to study the matter in extreme environments of the universe has been given the green light from NASA Headquarters, Washington.Known as the High-Resolution Soft X-Ray ... Read more...

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Ultra-small bacteria discovered in 120,000-year-old ice within Greenland glacier


June 4th, 2008 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 4 (ANI): A team of Penn State scientists has discovered a new ultra-small species of bacteria that has survived for more than 120,000 years within the ice of a ... Read more...

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Mini model of Antarctic lake gives clues to finding ancient life


February 15th, 2008 - 2:21 pm ICT by admin
London, Feb 15 (ANI): Scientists have developed a mini model of Antarcticas Lake Vostok the worlds largest subglacial lake, which has given clues to the way its waters circulate, and hence on ... Read more...

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