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Tremor rocks Ladakh area, no casualties


August 7th, 2012 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 7 (IANS) A light intensity earthquake rocked Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir Tuesday, said an official. No loss of life or property was reported from anywhere in ... Read more...

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Two low-intensity tremors rock Kashmir Valley


June 4th, 2012 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 4 (IANS) Two light intensity tremors have rocked the Kashmir Valley but there are no reports of casualties or damage to property.Aamir Ali, in-charge of the disaster management ... Read more...

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Low intensity quake shakes Kashmir


May 10th, 2012 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 10 (IANS) A light intensity tremor shook the Kashmir Valley late on Wednesday night, jolting many locals out of their sleep, the met office here said Thursday.Sonam Lotus, ... Read more...

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Want to buy exotic veggies? Head to Ladakh!


April 5th, 2012 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Leh (Ladakh), April 5 (IANS) At 73, Ama Sonam Dolma is a successful entrepreneur. She grows the seeds of exotic vegetables and herbs which we buy at a handsome price ... Read more...

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Sedentary life style invites heart diseases, cancers


March 1st, 2012 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 1 (IANS) Sedentary life is not only an invitation to obesity, but is also linked with something much worse - heart diseases and cancers, research said.Particularly overweight office ... Read more...

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Light intensity tremor rocks Kashmir


February 20th, 2012 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Feb 20 (IANS) A light intensity earthquake rocked Kashmir Monday, officials said but added no damage has been reported from anywhere in the valley so far."An earthquake measuring five ... Read more...

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Winter blues? Go for light therapy!


October 31st, 2011 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 31 (IANS) Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) kicks in as soon as days turn shorter during winter with loss of natural light triggering lethargy, lack of interest in sex ... Read more...

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Quake rocks Kashmir


September 24th, 2011 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 24 (IANS) A 4.3 intensity earthquake rocked the Kashmir Valley Saturday night, officials said. No loss of life or damage was reported."A light intensity earthquake, of magnitude 4.3 ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Thinnest nanowire will make computing super fast


September 20th, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 20 (IANS) World's thinnest nanowires will drive computers super fast in the near future using light, a new research claims.Nanowires will use a 'photonic chip' at its core ... Read more...

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How plants counteract against larger neighbours’ shade


December 18th, 2010 - 6:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 18 (ANI): Researchers have discovered how plants that 'lose the battle' during competitiveness for light because they are shaded by larger neighbours, counteract.Previously, it was thought that these plants ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How body clock synchronizes to day and night cycle


November 12th, 2010 - 6:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 12 (ANI): French researchers have unveiled a mechanism that explains how biological clock works in sync with the day and night cycle despite large fluctuations in light intensity during the ... Read more...

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Three quakes hit Meghalaya, Assam


July 27th, 2010 - 11:12 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 27 (IANS) Three earthquakes shook parts of Meghalaya and Assam within eight hours Tuesday, triggering panic among residents. No casualties were reported. The first tremor measuring 4.1 on the Richter scale ... Read more...

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Boffins discover plants’ “nervous system”


July 15th, 2010 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 15 (ANI): Plants "remember" and "react" to information encrypted in light as well as transmit information about light intensity and quality from leaf to leaf, a process that is strikingly ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Can bees tell time of the day?


June 29th, 2010 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 29 (ANI): Despite constant daylight of the Arctic summer, bumblebees stick to a working routine and return to their nests well before midnight - suggesting that they can tell the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Even midnight sun won’t convince bees to work nights


June 29th, 2010 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 29 (IANS) Bees observe a strict working day, even in conditions of 24-hour sunlight, research shows. Researchers tagged worker bumblebees with a radio identifier, similar to an Oyster Card, which ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Mild tremors in Uttar Pradesh


June 8th, 2010 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) An earthquake of light intensity hit parts of western Uttar Pradesh, an official said here Tuesday. No damage of life or property was reported. "It was a ... Read more...

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Using purple bacteria for greener energy conversion devices


May 4th, 2010 - 3:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): The cellular arrangement of purple bacteria could be adapted for use in solar panels and other energy conversion devices to offer a more efficient way to garner energy ... Read more...

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Mild quake hits Himachal Pradesh


April 11th, 2010 - 9:29 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 11 (IANS) An earthquake of light intensity has struck areas of Himachal Pradesh adjoining Jammu and Kashmir, an official said here Sunday. "An earthquake of light intensity hit Himachal Pradesh's ... Read more...

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Some ants wait for twilight to forage for food


February 4th, 2010 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 4 (IANS) Bull ants wait for twilight before they start foraging for food, instead of just relying on body clocks or temperature, probably to evade potential predators, a new study ... Read more...

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Moderate-to-heavy exercise cuts risk of stroke in men


November 24th, 2009 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 24 (IANS) Men who regularly jog, play tennis or go swimming may be less likely to have a stroke than people who walk, golf or go bowling, says a new ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

What helps us see in bright or low light?


October 14th, 2009 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 14 (IANS) How do our eyes adjust during a blackout, seemingly without loss of time? Vision scientists at Washington University School of Medicine-St. Louis (WUSM-SL) have identified an intricate process ... Read more...

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‘NanoPen’ may revolutionise electronics sector, medical diagnostic tests


September 3rd, 2009 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 3 (ANI): A team of scientists in California have announced the creation of a 'NanoPen' that can simplify the method of laying down patterns of nanoparticles-from wires to circuits-for making ... Read more...

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Low intensity earthquake in Orissa


August 21st, 2009 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 21 (IANS) An earthquake of low intensity jolted Balasore district of Orissa and lasted for a few seconds, the meteorological office said here Friday. The tremor was felt in several villages ... Read more...

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Light-driven “molecular nanomotor” created by scientists


June 5th, 2009 - 12:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 5 (ANI): A team of University of Florida chemists has created a new type of "molecular nanomotor" driven only by photons, or particles of light, which would be able to ... Read more...

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Older drivers less cautious when driving at night under brighter road conditions


May 31st, 2009 - 11:31 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 31 (ANI): A new study has shown that older drivers are less cautious when driving on brightly illuminated highways at night.Ryerson University researchers found that older drivers who rarely drove ... Read more...

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Goggle-like device could improve sleep quality in elderly


May 30th, 2009 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 30 (ANI): Scientists from Lighting Research Centre (LRC) have developed a goggle-like device designed to deliver blue light directly to the eyes to improve sleep quality in older adults suffering ... Read more...

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New technique could find water and life on Earth-like planets


May 26th, 2009 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 26 (ANI): Using instruments aboard the Deep Impact spacecraft, a team of astronomers and astrobiologists has devised a technique to tell whether an Earth-like exoplanet harbors liquid water, which in ... Read more...

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New technique will detect water on earth-like planets


May 26th, 2009 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 26 (IANS) Since the early 1990s, astronomers have discovered more than 300 planets orbiting far away stars, nearly all of them being gas giants like Jupiter. Now, powerful telescopes, ... Read more...

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Curving laser “light bullets” may help scientists monitor air pollution


April 10th, 2009 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 10 (ANI): A new study has determined that laser "light bullets" that can curve through the air might someday help scientists monitor air pollution.The bullets are created by extremely ... Read more...

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Late-night shift work ‘ups cancer risk’


April 4th, 2009 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 4 (ANI): Late-night shift work may increase the risks of developing cancer, says a new study.According to Tulane University expert Dr. David Blask, late-night exposure to light may diminish levels ... Read more...

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Time out in the sun can halt onset of myopia


January 7th, 2009 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 7 (IANS) Just spending two to three hours outdoors daily is a great way of halting short sightedness or myopia, which is fast spreading among urban children worldwide. Myopia affects ... Read more...

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Outdoor play is good for kids eyes


August 2nd, 2008 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 2 (ANI): You might be scolding your kid for putting studies at stake, courtesy long hours of out-of-doors activities, but as it turns out, outdoor games are good for ... Read more...

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Indian-origin researchers study may help develop pills for body clock related conditions


June 11th, 2008 - 3:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 11 (ANI): Symptoms associated with jet lag, shifts in work schedules, seasonal changes in day lengths, and disorders like insomnia and depression may become treatable with a pill if ... Read more...

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Jharkhand farmers take to tomato cultivation


May 5th, 2008 - 9:23 pm ICT by admin
Chatra (Jharkhand), May 5 (ANI): Farmers in Jharkhands Chatra district have taken to tomato cultivation which has made a big difference in their personal lives. Farmers in Sonpur village are cultivating ... Read more...

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Runaway star had originated from black hole in neighboring galaxy


January 29th, 2008 - 12:35 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 29 (ANI): A new analysis by astronomers has determined that a young star speeding away from the Milky Way had originated from a massive black hole in our neighboring galaxy, ... Read more...

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