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Cuban packages biogas in plastic bags for domestic use


September 13th, 2012 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Sep 13 (IANS/EFE) A Cuban farmer has devised a method for packaging biogas in plastic bags to facilitate domestic use of the fuel, the Communist Party daily Granma reported."Although ... Read more...

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Rome zoo feeds animals frozen yoghurt


August 21st, 2012 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Aug 21 (IANS/AKI) A zoo in Rome is helping its animals overcome the blistering summer temperatures with specially flavoured frozen yoghurt and shaved ice.The Rome Biopark adopted the new ... Read more...

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Pan-fried meat induces prostate cancer


August 19th, 2012 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 19 (IANS) Red meats fried at high temperatures, especially in pans, could shoot up the risk of advanced prostate cancer by as much as 40 percent, says a ... Read more...

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GPS helps detect 100 billion tonne ice loss!


July 25th, 2012 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 25 (IANS) The Global Positioning System (GPS) helped scientists detect a staggering 100 billion tonnes of ice loss in Greenland over six months during 2010, according to a ... Read more...

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Dry spell raises temperatures in Himachal hills


July 18th, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 18 (IANS) The hills of Himachal Pradesh were warm again Wednesday as monsoon remained elusive, with the state's Paonta Sahib town recording a high of 39 degrees ... Read more...

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Viral illness kills 17, affects 35,000 in China


July 15th, 2012 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 15 (IANS) A hand, foot and mouth disease has killed 17 people and affected nearly 35,000 in China's Hunan province this June as high temperatures helped it to ... Read more...

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Olympic dreams over, Kenyan racer targets Berlin Marathon


July 11th, 2012 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, July 11 (IANS) Having failed to qualify for the London Olympics marathon, world's fastest road racer Geoffrey Mutai is ready to answer his critics with an attempt at the ... Read more...

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Over half a million still without power in US


July 6th, 2012 - 11:34 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 6 (IANS) Six days after a sudden summer storm knocked large parts of US powerless, more than 580,000 homes and businesses in the American capital and eleven states were ... Read more...

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Shimla records second warmest July in 21 years


July 3rd, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 3 (IANS) The Queen of Hills, as Shimla was fondly called by the British, recorded the second warmest July of the past 21 years, a Met official ... Read more...

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Delhi reels under searing heat, monsoon a week away (Second lead)


June 29th, 2012 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) With delayed monsoon and the maximum temperature shooting up six degrees above the season's normal to 42 degrees Celsius, the capital reeled under prolonged summer ... Read more...

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Drizzle Saturday evening gives Delhi respite (Second lead)


June 2nd, 2012 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) After a sizzling, hot day, Delhi experienced some respite Saturday evening as a drizzle brought the temperature down by 2.6 degrees Celsius in the national ... Read more...

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Hot Saturday in Delhi, rains in store (Lead)


June 2nd, 2012 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) After a sweltering Saturday, Delhiites got some respite in the evening as the skies turned cloudy and some parts of the capital witnessed duststorms.Saturday's maximum ... Read more...

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The heat is on! Dos and don’ts for hair care


June 1st, 2012 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) Snip, serum, shampoo and screen. With the mercury at 45 degrees Celsius and the sun blazing down, experts say you must go for frequent trims, ... Read more...

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Heat wave continues in Punjab, Haryana


May 26th, 2012 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 26 (IANS) Heat wave conditions continued to prevail over most parts of Punjab and Haryana even though the maximum temperatures Saturday gave partial relief compared to the highs ... Read more...

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Heat wave strikes Odisha, toll rises to 19 (Lead)


May 26th, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 26 (IANS) A blistering heat wave Saturday swept across Odisha with the state recording a new high temperature of 46.7 degrees Celsius, as officials confirmed nine deaths, mostly ... Read more...

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No respite from heat wave in Odisha


May 26th, 2012 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 26 (IANS) The blistering heat wave in Odisha is likely to continue for the next four-five days, the weather office here said Saturday.Many places in the western parts ... Read more...

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Heat wave sears Odisha, Titilagarh records 46.5 degrees


May 18th, 2012 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 18 (IANS) A heat wave sweeping across Odisha intensified further with Titilagarh town Friday recording a maximum temperature of 46.5 degrees Celsius, the state's highest of the day ... Read more...

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Heat wave in Odisha, Titilagarh sizzles at 45 degrees


May 16th, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 16 (IANS) Odisha continued to reel under a severe heat wave Wednesday with one of its towns recording a maximum temperature of 45 degrees Celsius, the day's highest ... Read more...

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Mercury crosses 44 degrees in Odisha


May 14th, 2012 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 14 (IANS) A heat wave has gripped several parts of Odisha with the district headquarter town of Sambalpur, about 320 km from here, Monday recording 44.1 degrees Celsius, ... Read more...

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Train in sauna to battle Sri Lanka heat, Gough tells England


March 26th, 2012 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 26 (IANS) Former England fast bowler Darren Gough has some advice for the English team that aims to conquer Sri Lanka in their own backyard -- train in ... Read more...

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Warm day in Delhi, no respite Saturday (Lead)


February 24th, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) The weekend began on a warm note for Delhi residents with Friday's maximum temperature settling a notch above average at 26.6 degrees but a slight ... Read more...

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India takes first step towards ultra super-critical boilers


January 20th, 2012 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 20 (IANS) The first step towards India's own advanced ultra super- critical boiler for coal-fired power plants has been taken with the realisation of two materials that can ... Read more...

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Himachal to explore hot springs for power generation


January 13th, 2012 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 13 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government will explore the possibilities of exploiting the hot springs in the state to generate electricity, Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal said Friday."An ... Read more...

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South Korea’s retail sales growth negative in November


December 15th, 2011 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Dec 15 (IANS) Sales growth at South Korea's major discount outlets and department stores turned negative last month due to unusually high temperature that drove winter goods sales down, ... Read more...

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A cheaper, simpler way to tap solar energy


December 7th, 2011 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 7 (IANS) Scientists in the US have found a novel way to concentrate the sun's heat without using mirrors, potentially enabling a simpler and cheaper way to harness ... Read more...

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Now Chinese fighter planes to fly at low temperatures


November 4th, 2011 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 4 (IANS) China has developed a new lubricant that will ensure its third-generation fighter planes can start their engines instantly and take off in extremely low temperatures, the ... Read more...

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Green power plants may not be far away


November 4th, 2011 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, Nov 4 (IANS) Inspired by green hybrid cars driven by a mixture of gas and electricity, researchers have turned their attention to the greening of power plants too.Most ... Read more...

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Scientists recreate billion-year-old enzyme


November 1st, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 1 (IANS) Researchers have managed to recreate a billion-year-old bacterial enzyme and then trace its evolution through history, down to the modern day.Vic Arcus, associate professor, and Jo ... Read more...

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Russia and Iceland sign geothermal energy deal


October 24th, 2011 - 9:09 pm ICT by BNO News
MOSCOW, RUSSIA (BNO NEWS) -- Officials from the governments of Russia and Iceland signed an agreement on Monday morning to produce geothermal energy, local media reported.The two European countries agreed to design ... Read more...

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Chinese steel plant accident toll rises to 12


October 6th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 6 (IANS) The toll in a Chinese steel plant accident in which molten iron spilled out of a furnace has risen to 12, an official said.With rescuers retrieving ... Read more...

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Heat-loving fungi open way to greener fuels


October 5th, 2011 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Oct 5 (IANS) Two heat-loving fungi, found in composts that self-ignite minus flame or spark, could pave the way to faster development of greener biofuels and chemicals, new research ... Read more...

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Lahore dengue toll rises to 127


October 2nd, 2011 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 2 (IANS) The toll in the dengue outbreak in Pakistan's Lahore city Sunday rose to 127 after three more people succumbed to the disease, a media report said.According ... Read more...

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Drought hits 672,000 people in Chinese metropolis


September 2nd, 2011 - 2:37 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 2 (IANS) A lingering drought has left 672,000 people and 317,000 livestock short of drinking water in a major Chinese metropolis, Xinhua reported.High temperatures and scarce rainfall in ... Read more...

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Potato diet cuts blood pressure, causes no weight gain


September 1st, 2011 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 1 (IANS) Potatoes, long shunned by the diet-conscious as fattening, could be a godsend for obese people, though. Eating spuds twice daily can lower blood pressure, that too ... Read more...

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China drought impacts 190,000 people


August 4th, 2011 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 4 (IANS) A drought has left 190,000 people and 28,000 livestock short of drinking water in Yunnan province, authorities said Thursday.Zhaotong city suffered a spring drought from January ... Read more...

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