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China sea levels to rise up to 130mm


November 16th, 2011 - 2:55 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 16 (IANS) Sea levels near China will rise up to 130 millimetres in the coming two decades due to global warming, a national scientific report has observed.The rise ... Read more...

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Quakes unlikely in Sikkim for next few years, says expert


September 25th, 2011 - 10:23 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 25 (IANS) Sikkim is unlikely to face any large earthquake over the next couple of years as vast energy has been released through last Sunday's tremors and ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Anna stable but weak


August 27th, 2011 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) Anna Hazare, whose fast for a strong Lokpal bill continued for the 12th day Saturday, is stable but getting weaker and has lost 7.5 ... Read more...

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Absence of Hawkeye can prove costly for England: Flower


July 27th, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS) England coach Andy Flower fears the absence of the Hawkeye from the Decision Review System (DRS) could be a major obstacle in their quest to ... Read more...

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Shanghai faces driest time in 138 years


May 31st, 2011 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Shanghai, May 31 (IANS) Shanghai is undergoing its longest dry spell in 138 years since January, says Shanghai municipal meteorological bureau report.Urban areas have recorded just 132.9 millimetres of rainfall ... Read more...

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Large diamond found in Siberia


April 21st, 2011 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
Vladivostok, April 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Siberian mining company in Yakutia has discovered a large diamond weighing more than 136 carats, authorities said Thursday.The diamond has a very rare "honey-yellow" ... Read more...

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Yara river bursts banks, Melbourne under purview of intense floods


January 14th, 2011 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 14 (ANI): Melborne's Yara river has burst its banks, placing the Victoria capital in flood threat mode.The Age quoted Victoria Police as saying that a number of cars had been ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Kaspro warns England about Gabba ahead of Ashes Test


November 19th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Brisbane (Australia), Nov.19 (ANI): Former Australian and Queensland fast bowler Michael Kasprowicz has warned England that they can expect some surprises when they take on Australia in the first Ashes Test at ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

New tabletop device that produces high energy X-rays at lower costs


October 25th, 2010 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 25 (ANI): Scientists have suggested a new tabletop instrument that would make producing tightly focused beams of high energy X-rays-cheaper and simpler.Researchers from Imperial College London, the University of Michigan ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Sunny morning in Delhi but rains likely


October 23rd, 2010 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) It was a sunny morning in Delhi Saturday but the weatherman said the city could see light showers in the evening."Some parts of the capital may receive ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Kashmir gets first snowfall of 2010, heavy rains lash valley


October 22nd, 2010 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar, Oct. 22 (ANI): Temperatures dropped in the Kashmir Valley on Friday after the region's upper reaches received the first snowfall of the 2010 winter season, and heavy rains lashed the rest ... Read more...

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Removing 2mm around tumours cuts chances of breast cancer returning


October 19th, 2010 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 19 (ANI): A new research has revealed that removing an extra two millimetres around an area of invasive breast cancer is sufficient to minimise any residual disease in 98 per ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scratched glasses to provide perfect vision for any eyesight


October 5th, 2010 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 5 (ANI): A researcher at Bar-Ilan University in Ramat Gan, Israel has created the perfect glasses - whose lenses allow you to see clearly regardless of how long or short-sighted ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Allure of the Seas’ becomes biggest ship on earth by just 5mm


October 2nd, 2010 - 3:46 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Oct 2 (ANI): Royal Caribbean's Allure of the Seas, has become the world's biggest cruise ship after it measured 5 millimetres more than its sister ship, Oasis of the Seas.The 1.48 ... Read more...

Posted in World |

The new iPod touch: practically a smartphone


September 19th, 2010 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
By Christoph Dernbach San Francisco, Sep 19 (DPA) Apple has reloaded the iPod. The world's most watched gadget maker can now legitimately claim that the new version of the iPod touch is ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

DARPA eyes mind-controlling helmets for soldiers


September 11th, 2010 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Sep 11 (ANI): The US Army's science department is working to develop helmets that can influence a soldier's brain.The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) says it is researching technology that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Boy needs 200 stitches after dog attack


September 11th, 2010 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 11 (IANS) A two-year-old boy in Britain needed 200 stitches on his face after a horrifying attack by his grandparents' sheepdog. Joshua Mann will be scarred for life following the savage ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

No concrete proof to pin Leh cloudburst on global warming: Experts


August 18th, 2010 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 18 (ANI): Two weeks back, a Himalayan desert town, Leh was ravaged by a fatal cloudburst - but scientists insist that there isn't sufficient evidence to confirm that it occurred ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

One third of young people in UK suffer from high BP


July 30th, 2010 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 30 (ANI): A new UK study has found that more than a third of young people suffer from high blood pressure - thanks to drinking, bad diet and lack of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Water woes in Andaman require creative solutions


July 3rd, 2010 - 11:27 pm ICT by ANI
By Govinda RajuPort Blair, July 3 (ANI): The mention of Andaman Islands conjures up images of crystal clear skies, golden beaches and tranquil seas rich with marine life and coral reefs. ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Federer for goal-line technology in football


June 28th, 2010 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 28 (DPA) Not a fan of electronic line-calling in tennis, six-time Wimbledon winner Roger Federer, however, is convinced that technology would vastly help refereeing in football. A day after ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

19 dead as heavy rains pelt southern France


June 17th, 2010 - 2:54 am ICT by IANS
Paris, June 17 (DPA) At least 19 people have died after torrential rains lashed parts of southern France, media reports said Wednesday. According to Interior Minister Brice Hortefeux, who visited the affected region, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

15 dead as heavy rains pelt France (Lead)


June 16th, 2010 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, June 16 (DPA) At least 15 people have died and 10 were reported missing Wednesday after unusually heavy rains lashed parts of southern France, TF1 television reported, citing local police. All of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

500 African penguins killed due to cold snap


June 16th, 2010 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, June 16 (DPA) The cold snap that has swept across South Africa in the first week of the World Cup has killed nearly 500 African penguin chicks, South Africa's national parks ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

New method to detect tumours faster


June 8th, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 8 (ANI): Scientists at the Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems IPMS in Dresden are working to considerably speed up cancer diagnosis.They have developed a microscope head with a diameter of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Less use of fizzy drinks reduces heart disease, stroke risk


May 25th, 2010 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 25 (IANS) Cutting down on the use of soft drinks can reduce the risk of a stroke by eight percent and coronary heart disease by five percent, reveals a new ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

New DNA-cancer vaccine starves tumours of blood


May 25th, 2010 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 25 (ANI): Scientists at the Karolinska Institutet have developed a DNA-vaccine that restricts the supply of blood to tumours.The vaccine slows the growth of breast cancer tumours in mice.If a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Volcanic ash makes Kingfisher, Air India cancel flights to London


May 17th, 2010 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, May 17 (ANI): With the closure of London's Heathrow Airport and Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport due to the drifting of volcanic ash from Iceland, Kingfisher Airlines and Air India reportedly on Monday ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Boffins create artificial skin graft that promises to make you sweat


May 15th, 2010 - 11:58 am ICT by ANI
London, May 15 (ANI): Scientists have produced artificial skin containing sweat glands.The researchers, who tested it in mice, hope that, unlike conventional skin substitutes, the new skin will allow patients with large ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Rare ‘beauty’ particle detected by LHC


April 24th, 2010 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 24 (ANI): Researchers have spotted a rare, fleeting "beauty" particle in the first run of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).After starting to work on 30 March, one of LHC's ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Lunar mirror mystery solved by scientists


March 12th, 2010 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, March 12 (ANI): Scientists have determined that the degradation of the performance of the Apollo reflector arrays on the Moon is because they are covered by lunar dust.The reflectors were ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Japanese scientist develops ‘painless’ injection


March 4th, 2010 - 4:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 4 (ANI): If you have always dreaded an injection, a Japanese researcher has given you a big reason to smile by developing a painless new vaccine delivery technique.Kanji Takada, a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Mars rover Spirit could wriggle free of its sandy trap


March 2nd, 2010 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 2 (ANI): A NASA scientist has said that the Mars rover Spirit should be able to wriggle free of its sandy trap on Mars, and not become a stationary lander ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Kashmiris worried about ‘faster melting’ glacier


January 22nd, 2010 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
By Sarwar Kashani Pahalgam (Jammu and Kashmir), Jan 22 (IANS) The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is under fire for having said glaciers in the Himalayas will disappear by 2035, but farmers in ... Read more...

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A shining sun, sad faces and snow- starved Kashmir (Letter from Kashmir)


January 22nd, 2010 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
By Sarwar Kashani Pahalgam (Jammu and Kashmir), Jan 22 (IANS) As the sun shines bright in the midst of winter in Lidder valley, Sultan Neka, a 60-year-old villager, is not smiling. The bright ... Read more...

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