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Lichen can survive in hostile space conditions


June 24th, 2012 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, June 24 (IANS) You can freeze it, thaw it, vacuum dry it and expose it to radiation, but lichen can still survive. In 2008, scientists from the European Space ... Read more...

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Meteor hunter finds 4 billion years old asteroid fragments


April 27th, 2012 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 27 (IANS) A meteor hunter has stumbled on two marble-sized nuggets of an asteriod that detonated after colliding with the Earth, worth 10 times as much as gold, ... Read more...

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Superbugs from space can provide extra energy


February 22nd, 2012 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 22 (IANS) Superbugs from space could help provide extra energy for our needs, being highly efficient in generating electricity. B. Stratosphericus - a bug commonly concentrated in the ... Read more...

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Exoplanets with two suns sprout black plants: Study


April 21st, 2011 - 6:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 21 (ANI): Exoplanets with two suns may have trees and shrubs that are black or grey instead of the more familiar green, according to a new study.It also suggested that ... Read more...

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Poisonous chemical formaldehyde linked to origin of life on Earth


April 5th, 2011 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 5 (ANI): New research suggests that the poisonous chemical formaldehyde may have helped create the organic compounds present in the universe that gave rise to life.Scientists have long speculated about ... Read more...

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50-mn-yr-old reptile skin holds building blocks of life


March 23rd, 2011 - 11:51 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 23 (ANI): The organic compounds still present in the sample of a 50-million-year-old reptile from Utah, U.S., has been mapped for the first time - thanks to the efforts by ... Read more...

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Volcanoes, lightning may have sparked life on earth


March 22nd, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 22 (IANS) Volcanoes and lightning may have provided the vital spark to kick-start life on earth, according to new results from a 'forgotten' 1950s experiment. Researchers used modern ... Read more...

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Gene used by bacteria to breach plant defences identified


March 4th, 2011 - 6:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 4 (ANI): Scientists have identified the gene used by some infectious bacteria to breach defensive natural products produced by plants.Plants are able to protect themselves from most bacteria, but some ... Read more...

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Meteorites ‘may have sparked life on Earth’


March 1st, 2011 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 1 (ANI): A meteorite discovered in Antarctica could strengthen the argument that life on Earth might have been kick-started from space, claim scientists.Chemical analysis of the meteorite shows it to ... Read more...

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Finding a way to extend tomato shelf life


February 17th, 2011 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 17 (ANI): Scientists at U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) are working with colleagues at Purdue University to extend the shelf life of tomatoes.The research also may lead to tomatoes that ... Read more...

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Petrol stations near homes carry cancer risk


February 6th, 2011 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 6 (IANS) Petrol stations seem to increase cancer risk, especially those situated within 100 metres of residential areas, says a study. Marta Doval, a researcher at the University of Murcia ... Read more...

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Petrol stations contaminate their immediate surroundings


February 5th, 2011 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 05 (ANI): Scientists have examined the effects of contamination at petrol stations that is potentially harmful to health, which can be noted in buildings less than 100 metres from the ... Read more...

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NASA finds Earth’s cirrus-like ice clouds on Saturn’s moon Titan


February 4th, 2011 - 5:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): Experts at NASA have sighted thin, wispy clouds of ice particles similar to Earth's cirrus clouds on one of Saturn's moons, Titan.The findings were made using the Composite ... Read more...

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Saturnian moon may have fizzy ocean capable of harbouring life


January 29th, 2011 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 29 (ANI): Saturnian moon Enceladus may have a fizzy ocean capable of harbouring life, suggests new data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.The findings could explain the vast icy plumes of water ... Read more...

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Saturn’s largest moon is a reservoir of life ingredients


October 8th, 2010 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 8 (ANI): By simulating possible chemical processes in the atmosphere of Titan, Saturn's largest moon, researchers have shown the synthesis of complex organic compounds, such as amino acids and nucleotide ... Read more...

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Too much rain takes crunch out of Himachal apple


September 29th, 2010 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 29 (IANS) Looks can be deceptive. And this also holds true for apples from Himachal Pradesh, at least this year.By Vishal GulatiThe deep crimson apples hitting the market from ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Weight loss linked to dementia, cancer


September 9th, 2010 - 11:48 am ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Sept 9 (ANI): Researchers from the Kyungpook National University, Daegu, have said that losing weight can be toxic for your health, and even lead to dementia and cancer.Long-term weight loss can ... Read more...

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Missing piece of Mars puzzle may reveal whether life existed on planet


September 4th, 2010 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 4 (ANI): Experiments prompted by a 2008 surprise from NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander suggest that soil examined by NASA's Viking Mars landers in 1976 may have contained carbon-based chemical building ... Read more...

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Gene leads to longer shelf life for tomatoes, other fruits


June 29th, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 29 (IANS) A researcher has found a gene that slows down the ageing process in tomatoes and extends their shelf life by a week. Avtar Handa, professor of horticulture, Purdue University, ... Read more...

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Carbon nanotubes make up ultrasensitive biosensor to identify proteins


June 28th, 2010 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 28 (ANI): A group of carbon nanotubes coated with a thin layer of protein-recognizing polymer form a biosensor that can use electrochemical signals to identify small traces of proteins.According to ... Read more...

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Carbon nanotubes in lithium batteries improve energy capacity


June 21st, 2010 - 4:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 21 (ANI): Using carbon nanotubes in lithium batteries can dramatically improve energy capacity, a new American research has revealed.Researchers at MIT found that using carbon nanotubes for one of the ... Read more...

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No ’safe haven’ for organic molecules on Mars


June 11th, 2010 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 11 (ANI): The atmosphere on Mars is not favourable for organic compounds such as proteins, concluded a new study.For a long time, absence of organic compounds such as proteins in ... Read more...

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Peach, plum extracts kill breast cancer cells


June 3rd, 2010 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 3 (IANS) Breast cancer cells, even the most aggressive type, died after treatments with peach and plum extracts in lab tests. Texas AgriLife Research (TALR) scientists say the results are ... Read more...

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Peaches, plums can help fight breast cancer


June 3rd, 2010 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 3 (ANI): Peach and plum extracts can help fight breast cancer cells, according to lab tests at Texas AgriLife Research.AgriLife Research scientists say two phenolic compounds are responsible for the ... Read more...

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70 percent of Canada’s bottled water has bacteria


May 26th, 2010 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 26 (IANS) More than 70 percent of bottled water samples in Canada were found swarming with bacteria, research has revealed. The amount of bacteria found in the water exceeded the recommended ... Read more...

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Organic solids in soil may accelerate bacterial breathing


May 24th, 2010 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 24 (ANI): Organic solids in soil may speed up bacterial breathing, a new study has found.Led by University of Wisconsin-Madison geoscientist Eric Roden, the new research shows that iron oxide-breathing ... Read more...

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NASA’s Cassini finds plethora of plumes and hotspots at Enceladus


February 24th, 2010 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): Newly released images from last November's swoop over Saturn's icy moon Enceladus by NASA's Cassini spacecraft have revealed a forest of new jets spraying from prominent fractures crossing ... Read more...

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Tweaked E coli can produce low-cost fuel


January 28th, 2010 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 28 (IANS) Scientists have transformed E. coli, the bacteria responsible for most cases of food poisoning, into an efficient biological factory to produce diesel and other hydrocarbons from sugars cheaply ... Read more...

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Chemical analyses reveal substance used to seal ancient amphora


January 21st, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 21 (ANI): A team of chemists from the University of Valencia (UV) in Spain has confirmed that the substance used to hermetically seal an amphora found among ancient remains at ... Read more...

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Indian scientist examines possibility of life on planets other than Earth


December 25th, 2009 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, December 25 (ANI): A recent article by Ashwini Kumar Lal, from the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of India, has examined the possibility of life on planets and ... Read more...

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Hot rocks key to producing low cost fresh water


December 8th, 2009 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 8 (IANS) An underground source of hot-rock energy may have the potential to produce low-cost fresh water, says a new study. University of Queensland's Geothermal Energy Centre's director Hal Gurgenci said ... Read more...

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Waste breweries could help generate power


August 22nd, 2009 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 22 (ANI): A new study suggests that after making beer, the waste from breweries can be used to generate power.It would now mean a huge relief and an added advantage ... Read more...

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Solar X-rays may create life on Saturn’s moon Titan


June 26th, 2009 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 26 (ANI): A new laboratory study has suggested that blasting the atmosphere of Saturn's moon Titan with X-rays can produce DNA building blocks, a finding that adds to evidence that ... Read more...

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Does Saturn’s Moon Enceladus Harbor Life?


June 25th, 2009 - 9:45 pm ICT by GD
Scientists are growing white, wondering whether or not there is an underground ocean on Saturn's moon, Enceladus. Two studies on the subject have yielded two different kinds of result and it is ... Read more...

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Scientists find mild and inexpensive procedure for removing oxygen from biomass


June 17th, 2009 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 17 (ANI): Researchers with Berkeley Lab and the University of California (UC) Berkeley have discovered a mild and relatively inexpensive procedure for removing oxygen from biomass.This procedure, if it ... Read more...

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