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A 12-12-12 launch for Indo-French satellite


September 12th, 2012 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 12 (IANS) The Indian space agency, which scored a century in space missions Sunday, has set a 12-12-12 launch date to send an Indo-French satellite into space ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

‘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 |

NASA: Arctic’s thickest ice diminishing faster than thin ice


March 1st, 2012 - 11:23 pm ICT by BNO News
GREENBELT, Maryland (BNO NEWS) -- The oldest and thickest Arctic sea ice is disappearing at a faster rate than the younger and thinner ice at the edges of the Arctic Ocean's floating ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Thickest Arctic Sea ice melting much faster


March 1st, 2012 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 1 (IANS) The oldest and thickest Arctic Sea ice is melting much faster than the younger and thinner ice at the edges of the Arctic Ocean's floating ice ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Ocean warming might hit microbes’ carbon storage capacity


February 13th, 2012 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 13 (IANS) Climate change is warming the oceans and preventing water layers from mixing, which could upset the carbon storage capacity of microbes and plankton.As the ocean surface ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Greenpeace protests Chevron oil spill off Brazil


November 19th, 2011 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Nov 19 (IANS/EFE) A group of Greenpeace activists held a protest outside Chevron Corp's offices here Friday to draw attention to an oil spill off Brazil's southeastern ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

A debut that highlights Asian cinema


October 19th, 2011 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 19 (IANS) If cinema had its child prodigies, she would be one - after all considering the maturity that direction requires, mid 20s could be seen as the ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

NASA’s Aquarius mission launched to study Earth’s oceans salinity


June 11th, 2011 - 12:12 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on Friday announced that its Aquarius mission was successfully launched in order to study Earth's oceans salinity.On Friday, an international ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Antarctic icebergs help ocean absorb carbon dioxide


May 12th, 2011 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 12 (IANS) Antarctic icebergs may be instrumental in boosting the growth of algae that absorbs atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) and transfers it back into the deep sea through ... Read more...

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Gulf spill study shows long-term toxic effect of dispersants


January 27th, 2011 - 4:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 27 (ANI): A new study from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution examines the impact the deep-water residue of oil and dispersant-which some say has its own toxic effects-might have had ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New bug species eating away Titanic wreck


December 8th, 2010 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 8 (IANS) A newly discovered species of rust-eating bug is devouring the Titanic wreck.The bugs, seen for the first time, are helping decompose the famous ship at the bottom of ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Titanic becoming fast food for bacteria


December 7th, 2010 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Dec 7 (IANS) The wreckage of the Titanic on the ocean floor will soon disappear as it is being fast eaten up by a newly discovered bacteria, according to ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Rock-burning, sea-zapping geoengineering may help fight climate change


November 13th, 2010 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 13 (ANI): Rocks that suck carbon dioxide out of the air could be key in the fight against climate change, say scientists.While addressing a conference at the Royal Society in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

CO2 emission needs to be curbed to limit ocean acidification: Experts


August 21st, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 20 (ANI): Scientists have called for rapid curbing of carbon dioxide emission levels in order to limit ocean acidification as well as global warming.Dr Toby Tyrrell of the University of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Deepest hydrothermal vent unravels clues about alien life


July 24th, 2010 - 4:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 24 (ANI): Organisms dwelling in the deepest active hydrothermal vent ever found, as well as other newly found vents, might give a glimpse of alien life.Researchers have claimed that these ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Louisiana voters rate Bush better than Obama


June 17th, 2010 - 6:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 17(ANI): A new poll has found that Louisiana voters rate former U.S. President George W. Bush's job of handling the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina better than Barack Obama's in ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Gulf of Mexico disaster “is US’ environmental 9/11″, says Obama


June 14th, 2010 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 14(ANI): U.S. President Barack Obama has said that the Gulf of Mexico disaster "echoes 9/11" because it will change the nation's psyche for years to come.The massive ongoing oil ... Read more...

Posted in World |

US mounts pressure on BP; Obama heads to Gulf Coast


June 14th, 2010 - 8:46 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 14 (DPA) The US increased pressure on energy giant BP Plc to boost capacity to contain the gushing oil well in the Gulf of Mexico, as President Barack Obama ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

‘I can’t suck Gulf of Mexico oil spill with a straw,’ says Obama


June 12th, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 12(ANI): U.S. President Barack Obama had recently told Louisiana residents battling against the Gulf of Mexico oil spill that he cannot "suck it up with a straw".The massive ... Read more...

Posted in World |

How deep is the ocean?


May 19th, 2010 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 19 (ANI): For the romantics, love is as deep as the ocean. And now, researchers at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) have actually tried to quantify the age-old query- ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Coral reefs can recover from devastating effects of global warming


January 9th, 2010 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 9 (ANI): In a new research, scientists from the University of Exeter, UK, have provided the first evidence that coral reefs can recover from the devastating effects of global warming. ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Hovering American B-52 warplanes cause panic in Pak’s tribal areas


December 28th, 2009 - 3:36 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Dec. 28 (ANI): The continuous hovering of America's heavy bomber aircraft, B-52 - capable of carrying nuclear and conventional weapons - has caused panic among residents of Pakistan's Tribal Areas.The Nation ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Migration secrets of eels revealed


September 26th, 2009 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 26 (ANI): A team of biologists, using satellite tags, has revealed the migration secrets of eels, as to where they go and what they do after leaving their rivers.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

A thirst for blood sparks toxic algal blooms


July 1st, 2009 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 1 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden have suggested that toxic algal blooms are created when aggressive algae kill and injure their competitors in order to absorb ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Britisher claims discovery of new type of cloud


June 5th, 2009 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 5 (ANI): A British cloud enthusiast has claimed to have discovered a new type of cloud.According to a report in National Geographic News, Gavin Pretor-Pinney, founder of the Cloud ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Air France update : Bomb threat received


June 3rd, 2009 - 9:59 pm ICT by John Le Fevre
It has been revealed that air France received a telephone bomb threat just days before Air France flight AF447 disappeared over the Atlantic Ocean on Sunday night. Officials at Argentina’s Buenos Aires’ ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Squids can see through an organ other than their eyes as well


June 2nd, 2009 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 2 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have determined that certain squids can detect light through an organ other than their eyes as well.The study, by researchers at the University ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Seaglider monitors water from Arctic during record-breaking journey under ice


May 2nd, 2009 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 2 (ANI): The University of Washington (UW) has surpassed its 2-year-old world record for operating a glider under the ice, by successfully operating one of its seagliders for six months ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Single gene prompts microbes to play versatile roles


February 2nd, 2009 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 2 (IANS) All plant and animal life depends on peaceful coexistence with microbes that help convert food to energy and protect from disease thanks to the role of a single ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Indian scientists conduct anti-warming experiment in Antarctic Ocean


January 28th, 2009 - 8:22 am ICT by IANS
Berlin, Jan 28 (DPA) Indian and German scientists began strewing iron powder on hundreds of square kilometres of the Antarctic ocean in a momentous experiment that may yield a solution to the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Ozone hole over Antarctica weakens carbon sink in Southern Ocean


December 10th, 2008 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 10 (ANI): A new research has suggested that the hole in the ozone layer over Antarctica may be impairing the Southern Oceans ability to mop up carbon dioxide (CO2) ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Satellites reveal sea level has risen by 3.3 mm a year since 1993


November 14th, 2008 - 3:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 14 (ANI): Monitoring changes to water levels in the sea, in rivers and lakes, in ice sheets and even under the ground, with the help of observations from satellites, ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Invisible waves beneath ocean surface can shape underwater edges of continents


July 1st, 2008 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 1 (ANI): Climate researchers from the University of Texas at Austin have found that a class of powerful, invisible waves hidden beneath the surface of the ocean can shape ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Hurricanes can be averted by diverting their route


May 5th, 2008 - 12:12 pm ICT by admin
London, May 5 (ANI): Weather modification experts have suggested that the goal of hurricane fighters should be to re-route the approaching storms and ease their fury, rather than try to stop ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Butterfly fish may face extinction


February 25th, 2008 - 12:36 pm ICT by admin
Sydney, Feb 25 (IANS) A starkly beautiful black, white and yellow fish, the Chevroned Butterfly fish, may be close to extinction. The fate of the fish - long admired by eco-tourists, divers ... Read more...

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