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Now, food prices to take toll on Britons


August 28th, 2012 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 28 (IANS) British families, already facing difficult times due to a financial crunch, may have to further cope with much harsher times as they would have to spend ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Brazil expecting record grain harvest


August 10th, 2012 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 10 (IANS/EFE) Brazil will reap a record grain harvest of 163.3 million tonnes this year, a gain of 2 percent over 2011, a statistics agency said.The ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Breakthrough to boost solar cell output by 40 percent


April 19th, 2012 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 19 (IANS) A breakthrough could boost the output of low cost solar cells in rooftop panels by a whopping 40 percent, making them much more viable as an ... Read more...

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Bihar’s Srividhi campaign arouses interest in other states


April 16th, 2012 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, April 16 (IANS) The SRI (System of Rice Intensification) organic method of paddy cultivation that has been successfully employed in Bihar has aroused interest in other states as well, ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Heartbeat to keep future pacemakers ticking


March 4th, 2012 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 4 (IANS) An unlikely source could keep cardiac pacemakers ticking in the future - the heartbeat itself, without the necessity of batteries. University of Michigan engineering researchers have ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Kerala distilleries seek hike in liquor prices


December 20th, 2011 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 20 (IANS) Even as sales of liquor and revenue earned by way of taxes on it are going up in Kerala, the 11 distilleries in the state are ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Rekindling the magic of Kashmir’s saffron tale


November 7th, 2011 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Pampore (Kashmir), Nov 7 (IANS) Saffron fields are aglow with their priceless purple blooms, bringing a whiff of a 500-year-old romance between a royal horseman and a wandering beauty that ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Protect SAARC’s shared cultural identity: Writer


September 29th, 2011 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Sep 29 (IANS) India and the other countries belonging to the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) should conserve and project their shared centuries-old civilisation, noted writer Ajeet ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Device converts footsteps into energy


September 15th, 2011 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 15 (IANS) A new coin-sized device harvests low frequency vibrations from footsteps or the hum of machinery and converts them into energy. It could bolster existing wireless-sensor networks ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Thousands at risk of going hungry: Guatemalan government


April 20th, 2011 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Guatemala City, April 20 (IANS/EFE) The Guatemalan government Tuesday declared a "nutritional risk alert" to avoid a food crisis in the country's poorest areas where thousands of people don't have ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Indian recovery seen pushing global wheat output 3.4 percent


March 24th, 2011 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, March 24 (IANS) With recoveries in India and the Russian Federation, the World Food Organisation (FAO) has predicted a 3.4-percent growth in global wheat output this year at 676 ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

World food prices enter ‘danger territory’ to reach record high


January 6th, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan.6 (ANI): Soaring prices of sugar, grain and oilseed drove world food prices to a record in December, surpassing the levels of 2008 when the cost of food sparked riots around ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Why men and women can’t see eye-to-eye while shopping


December 22nd, 2010 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 22 (ANI): A new study has shown that the hunting and gathering practices of our ancestors have continued and are manifested in the differences between shopping behaviours of men and ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Men, women still follow ancient rituals while shopping


December 22nd, 2010 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 22 (IANS) Men and women still follow ancient rituals while shopping, says a new study.For instance, during the last-minute holiday rush, men seek their prized item, pay, and leave without ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Michelle Obama, Nick Jonas collaborate with Disney to promote healthy eating


October 1st, 2010 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Oct 1 (ANI): Michelle Obama and Nick Jonas have teamed up with Disney to promote healthy eating.The first lady is pairing with Jonas and other young Disney Channel stars to ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Michelle Obama treats first wives to a healthy meal on farm trip


September 25th, 2010 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 25 (ANI): Michelle Obama gave a global showcase to her healthy eating initiative when she welcomed spouses of world leaders to tour a farm north of New York City.The first ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Boffin comes up with shoe power generator


April 27th, 2010 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 27 (ANI): A Louisiana Tech University professor has developed a technology that harvests power from a small generator embedded in the sole of a shoe.Dr. Ville Kaajakari, assistant professor of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Lightning-like electricity makes mushrooms multiply


April 11th, 2010 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 11 (ANI): When exposed to lightning-like electricity, mushrooms start multiplying, according to an ongoing research.For decades, farmers in Japan have welcomed storms over their fields, as they believe that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Drought continues to wreak havoc in southwest China


March 17th, 2010 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
Kunming (China), March 17 (IANS) A once-in-a-century drought in southwestern China has resulted in a shortage of drinking water for millions of people and livestock, the Xinhua news agency reported Wednesday. The Yunnan ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Over 4 mn in need of food aid in southern Sudan: UN


February 2nd, 2010 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi/Juba, Feb 2 (DPA) Conflicts and drought have driven up the number of southern Sudanese in need of food aid from one million in 2009 to 4.3 million this year, the United ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Why women can’t get enough of shopping


December 13th, 2009 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 13 (ANI): Ever wondered why women spend so much time in shopping, while men just get in and quickly get out with the relevant stuff? Well, the answer lies in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Male and female shopping styles are in our genes


December 3rd, 2009 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 3 (ANI): Ever wondered why women spend so much time in shopping, while men just get in and quickly get out with the relevant stuff? Well, the answer lies in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New technique harvests electricity from nature’s motions


October 31st, 2009 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 31 (ANI): Duke University engineers have developed a novel approach that they believe can more efficiently harvest electricity from the everyday motions of the natural world.Energy harvesting is the process ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Floods, drought derailing India’s fight against poverty’


October 7th, 2009 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Oct 7 (IANS) The massive food scarcity in India due to floods and drought is impacting hundreds of millions, derailing ongoing humanitarian work by years and adding to other serious ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Glucose could potentially power our gadgets, cars


September 30th, 2009 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 30 (IANS) Glucose - the human body's preferred energy source - can potentially power our gadgets, cars or homes. Researchers at Brigham Young University (BYU) have developed a fuel cell - ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Carbohydrates and weed killers may someday power gadgets, cars and homes


September 30th, 2009 - 3:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 30 (ANI): If scientists have their way, then carbohydrates, the human body's preferred energy source, along with a weed killer, could someday power our gadgets, cars or homes.Researchers at Brigham ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Brazil has second largest grain harvest in its history


September 9th, 2009 - 11:38 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 9 (EFE) Brazil reaped 134.34 million tonnes of grain in the 2008-09 harvest, the second biggest production in its history, state-owned food company Conab has said. Grain production in ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Guatemala facing starvation, says report


August 19th, 2009 - 12:15 am ICT by IANS
Guatemala City, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) Thousands of people across Guatemala could face starvation due to a drop in food grain production this year, a report said. Since May, the number of people ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Population control can benefit all in the country: Health Minister Azad


July 21st, 2009 - 9:22 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 21 (ANI): The World Population Day was recently marked across the globe on July 11. But for a country like India, the day held major significance as it faces ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

U.S. marines attempting to retake Helmand Valley from Taliban


July 2nd, 2009 - 6:43 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, July 2 (ANI): Almost 4,000 United States Marines, backed by helicopter gun ships, are attempting to regain control of the volatile Helmand River valley in southwestern Afghanistan, which currently is ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Scientists achieve first step in converting solar energy using ‘artificial leaf’


June 30th, 2009 - 3:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 30 (ANI): An international team of researchers has achieved the first step in converting solar energy using an 'artificial leaf'.The researchers have modified chlorophyll from an alga so that it ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Meltdown could leave over 1 bn people hungry in 2009 (Lead, Changing dateline)


June 21st, 2009 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) The global financial crisis may leave over a billion people hungry every day this year, says a new estimate by Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). According to FAO, ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Ocean acidification likely to cause job cuts, huge revenue losses


June 1st, 2009 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 1 (IANS) Ocean acidification, activated by increased carbon dioxide emission, is not only on the verge of changing our marine ecosystems forever, but is also likely to cause huge revenue ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Don’t curse the potholes, they can give you energy


February 13th, 2009 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 13 (IANS) MIT undergraduates have innovated a shock absorber that harvests energy from small bumps and potholes on the road and generates electricity while easing the ride. Shakeel Avadhany and ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Chinese bone inscriptions discovered to be 1000 yrs older than previous finding


January 26th, 2009 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 26 (ANI): Recently discovered bone inscriptions in a province in China have been analyzed to be approximately 1000 years older than those found in another area in the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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