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‘Southern ocean re-routes 40 percent of carbon emissions’


July 31st, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 31 (IANS) The Southern Ocean re-routes as much as 40 percent of the annual global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, helping the world's oceans absorb them, according to a ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Hyderabad foundation gets $100,000 grant for polio vaccine


May 10th, 2012 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 10 (IANS) Ella Foundation has won a $100,000 Grand Challenges Explorations (GCE) grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to develop a virus against polio after the ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Growth in Asia at high environmental cost: UN


September 19th, 2011 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Asia-Pacific region has seen dynamic growth in the past few decades but this development has affected the environment, leading to pollution, increased emissions and ... Read more...

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Forests remove 2.4 bn tonnes of carbon from air


August 11th, 2011 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 11 (IANS) Forests worldwide absorb as much as 2.4 billion tonnes of carbon per year from the air, equivalent to a third of the annual fossil fuel emissions.The ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Wildfires likely to drive global warming


July 11th, 2011 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 11 (IANS) Fire, one of nature's primary carbon-cycling mechanisms, will be driving atmospheric changes as the world warms. "Fires require fuel to burn and climate strongly affects the type, ... Read more...

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House fly, mosquito share common ancestry


March 24th, 2011 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 24 (IANS) Mosquito and the house fly share a common ancestry.The mosquito branched off from the same evolutionary tree as the house fly around 220 million years ago.Though ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Australia to lose 45 animal species in 20 years


March 23rd, 2011 - 11:52 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 23 (IANS) Up to 45 native animal species in Western Australia will die within 20 years if no action is taken for their conservation, a study said Wednesday.Species ... Read more...

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‘World’s first astronomers’ Aborigines created a sundial 10,000yrs ago


February 5th, 2011 - 12:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 5 (ANI): A new find from Australia has suggested that ancient Aboriginal tribes were the world's first astronomers.Scientists at Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation in Canberra discovered a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Indian, Australian joint team studying penguin evolution


January 7th, 2011 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 7 (IANS) A joint team of Indian and Australian scientists is studying molecular changes in Adelie, a penguin species commonly found along the entire Antarctic coast, triggered by global warming.The ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Bees also seek warm ‘drink’ in cold weather


August 16th, 2010 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 16 (IANS) Nothing energises the body like a nice warm drink on a chilly morning. But did you know that bees also act like humans when they feel cold. ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

IPads, TVs could soon be rolled up like newspapers


July 2nd, 2010 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 2 (ANI): New-age gadgets like Apple's iPads and televisions could soon be rolled up like newspapers, thanks to a new technology being developed by researchers in Australia and Italy.Researchers ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists develop world’s ‘most perfect prawn’


June 29th, 2010 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 29 (IANS) After 10 years of careful breeding and research, scientists have developed what could be the world's most perfect prawn. Commonwealth Scientific Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) scientists and the prawn ... Read more...

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Scientists breed world’s most perfect prawn


June 29th, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 29 (ANI): After a decade of painstaking research and breeding, scientists at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and the Australian prawn industry have successfully bred what may ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

500 top Australian scientists may lose jobs


May 5th, 2010 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, May 5 (IANS) Australia's top scientists are bracing for up to 500 job cuts as the government may reduce financing for the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation in the budget. Any ... Read more...

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Australia, India to conduct ocean research


March 23rd, 2010 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Australia and India plan to jointly conduct research on climate change and the impact of human population growth on oceans. The team of researchers from eight Australian ... Read more...

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Scientists succeed in drawing out synthetic silk


February 5th, 2010 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 5 (IANS) Researchers have achieved yet another milestone in the global quest to produce synthetic silk. They have hand-drawn fine threads of honeybee silk from a 'soup' of silk proteins that ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Computer programmed to read human faces


January 6th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 6 (IANS) Scientists have programmed computers to read human expressions and to tell whether one is in pain. "Each facial expression is made up of many different components - a twitch ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Low-calorie, low fat diet better for your mood


November 16th, 2009 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 16 (IANS) A low-calorie, low-fat diet does more good to a dieters' mood than a low-carbohydrate plan with the same number of calories, says a new study. Obese individuals who ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Australia pledges $70 mn for research projects in India


November 12th, 2009 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 12 (IANS) Australia Thursday decided to scale up its collaboration with India in science and research by pledging over $70 million in areas straddling energy, agriculture and environment. ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Low-fat diet ‘puts dieters in better moods’


November 10th, 2009 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 10 (ANI): Feeling blue? Try a low-calorie, low-fat diet, suggests a new study.Published in the November 9 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals, after one ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists develop method to assess ecological risk


October 29th, 2009 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 29 (IANS) Scientists have developed a method called ecological risk assessment (ERA) which can identify the dangers of different fishing practices. The method was developed by Tony Smith ... 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 |

Overheating disables bugs used in groundwater purification


September 14th, 2009 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 14 (IANS) Overheating disables bugs that help break down groundwater contaminants under the soil, says a new study. Probing ways of cleaning groundwater, scientists examined how bugs break them down ... Read more...

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Scientists sound alarm bells over impending global catastrophe


September 11th, 2009 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 11 (IANS) Scientists have sounded the alarm bells over impending global catastrophe as existing governments and institutions are too powerless to head it off. The world faces a compounding series ... Read more...

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Eavesdropping helps termites evade predatory kin


August 27th, 2009 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 27 (IANS) Eavesdropping helps dry wood termites avoid their more aggressive kin as a mode of survival, according to scientists. Both species eat dry wood and can co-exist in the ... Read more...

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Scientists discover “Super Planetary Nebulae” in deep space


August 15th, 2009 - 3:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 15 (ANI): A team of scientists in Australia and the United States has discovered a new class of object which they call "Super Planetary Nebulae."Planetary nebulae are shells of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Electronic nose not as good as natural nose


July 30th, 2009 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 30 (IANS) Electronic noses developed by researchers are nowhere as sensitive as natural noses of the common house fly known as Drosophila, according to the latest research. Scientists found this ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Scientist identifies two new animal viruses


May 27th, 2009 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Syndey, May 27 (IANS) A scientist in Australia has identified two new animal viruses, besides developing new tests for their detection and diagnosis. Chris Cowled identified the new viruses - Middle Point ... Read more...

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Solar power cells printed like money


February 26th, 2009 - 6:20 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 26 (ANI): In a previously untested method, solar power cells have been produced by printing presses normally used to make Australian dollar bills.According to a report in National Geographic News, ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Government to set up an institute of design at Bhopal


February 25th, 2009 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 25 (ANI): A design education campus of National Institute of Design (NID), Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, will be set up in Bhopal for imparting education in ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Aerosol pollution impacting rainfall, climate change


February 13th, 2009 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 13 (IANS) Pollution from aerosols is likely to have a greater impact on rainfall patterns and future climate change than previously thought, according to a leading atmospheric scientist. "We have identified ... Read more...

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Improved microscopy to help more effective drug delivery


February 9th, 2009 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 9 (IANS) Improved microscopy for precisely measuring shapes and sizes of proteins could help scientists create new drugs that are a better match for the proteins they target. The new ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Scientists develop energy efficient fridge network


January 14th, 2009 - 11:32 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 14 (IANS) A new smart network of green refrigerators, capable of making optimum use of renewable energy, can keep everything inside cool while regulating its power consumption from solar panels ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Australia to make history by hosting first day-night Test match with Pak in Nov. 2009


December 28th, 2008 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 28 (ANI): Australia is almost certain to make history in November 2009 by hosting crickets first day-night Test match.Australia and Pakistan will become the first teams to clash in ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Researchers develop software to track pollutants


December 5th, 2008 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 5 (IANS) A new version of software can predict the direction and concentration of odours and pollutants. Earlier versions of the software are widely used by 190 research institutions in ... Read more...

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