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Could ozone from rocks warn us of impending quakes?


November 18th, 2011 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 18 (IANS) Ozone gas emitted from fracturing rocks could warn us of impending earthquakes.Researchers are looking for ways to accurately forecast quakes, focusing on seismic clues that, if ... Read more...

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Venus has an ozone layer too


October 10th, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 10 (IANS) An ozone layer high in the Venusian atmosphere has been discovered by a European Space Agency (ESA) probe.Comparing its properties with those of the equivalent layers ... Read more...

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New laser sensing technology ’sniffs bombs, pollutants from a distance’


January 29th, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 29 (ANI): Scientists have developed a new laser sensing technology that could allow soldiers to detect hidden bombs from a distance.The Princeton University technology may also help scientists better measure ... Read more...

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Hubble telescope shows dust pillars in Carina Nebula


September 17th, 2010 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 17 (ANI): Using Hubble Space Telescope, scientists have observed one-light-year-tall pillars of cold hydrogen and dust in the Carina Nebula.Violent stellar winds and powerful radiation from massive stars are ... Read more...

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Ultraviolet starlight key to make water in space


September 3rd, 2010 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 3 (ANI): ESA's Herschel infrared space observatory has discovered the key ingredient for making water in space- ultraviolet starlight.And the finding is the only explanation for why a dying star ... Read more...

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Beverages leave ‘geographic signatures’ that can track where you’ve been


July 1st, 2010 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 1 (ANI): Consumption of beverages such as soda pop, micro brew-beer and bottled water leaves a geographical location-related chemical imprint in hair that can be used to track people's movements, ... Read more...

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Why humans have no fur


June 12th, 2010 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 12 (ANI): Atmospheric heat might explain why humans lost their fur and developed an upright and slim posture.A theory suggests that if our ancestors lived somewhere really hot, it would ... Read more...

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Scientists use ‘cool’ method to unlock key enzyme


February 27th, 2010 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 27 (ANI): Using a new cooling method, a team of Michigan State University scientists has uncovered the inner workings of a key iron-containing enzyme.The discovery could help researchers develop new ... Read more...

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Scientists freeze water with heat


February 13th, 2010 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 13 (ANI): In what is a bizarre trick, scientists have come up with a way that can make water freeze solid as it's heating up.Popular belief contends that water freezes ... Read more...

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Fire sweeping through inner solar system may have burned up Earth’s carbon


January 20th, 2010 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 20 (ANI): Scientists have attributed the mysterious carbon deficit on our planet to fire sweeping through the inner solar system that may have scorched away much of the carbon from ... Read more...

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Warmer climate could suppress CO2 uptake by trees


January 8th, 2010 - 6:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 8 (ANI): A new study by scientists from the University of Colorado at Boulder, US, has determined that as the climate warms and growing seasons lengthen, subalpine forests are likely ... Read more...

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Comets may have delivered water on Moon


November 21st, 2009 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, November 21 (ANI): Evidence from NASA's LCROSS mission has suggested that water found in the lunar impact recently was delivered by comets rather than forming on the surface through an interaction ... Read more...

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Water on Moon may be ‘harvested’ in future to propel missions to Mars


September 26th, 2009 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 26 (ANI): With an instrument aboard India's Chandryaan discovering water molecules on the Moon, scientists are now all the more confident of harvesting water from the lunar surface in the ... Read more...

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Space rock yields important “ingredient in kitchen” on Earth before life began


May 27th, 2009 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 27 (ANI): Scientists have found formic acid, a molecule implicated in the origins of life, has been found at record levels on a meteorite that fell into the Tagish Lake ... Read more...

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Scientists develop unique approach for splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen


April 7th, 2009 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 7 (ANI): Scientists at the Weizmann Institute's Organic Chemistry Department in the US have developed a unique approach for splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen.The design of efficient systems for ... Read more...

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Dancing atoms help chemists understand how water molecules split


March 17th, 2009 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 17 (ANI): Chemists have used single oxygen atoms dancing on a metal oxide slab, to get a better understanding of how water splits into oxygen and hydrogen, which would ... Read more...

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Long-term ozone exposure linked to higher death risk


March 12th, 2009 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 12 (IANS) Long-term exposure to ground-level ozone, a component of smog, may result in increased risk of death from respiratory ailments, according to a new study throughout the US. Ozone, ... Read more...

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Mars has natural antifreeze that may keep it running with water


February 19th, 2009 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 19 (ANI): In a new finding, it has been determined that compounds known as percholates, found by NASAs Phoenix Lander team, act as a natural antifreeze, and may help ... Read more...

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Alien atmosphere helped unfreeze ancient Earth


January 14th, 2009 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 14 (ANI): Analysis of the chemical composition of 635-million-year-old rocks from the Norwegian island chain of Svalbard has revealed oxygen trapped inside the rocks, which suggests ancient Earth once ... Read more...

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Mystery of Venuss vanishing water may be solved soon


December 19th, 2008 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
Paris, Dec 19 (ANI): With Venus Express making the first detection of an atmospheric loss process on the planets day-side, scientists have come closer to understanding where did all the water ... Read more...

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Global warming could cause oceans to rise three times faster than previously predicted


September 4th, 2008 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 4 (ANI): New estimates have indicated that the melting Greenland ice, spurred by global warming, could cause oceans to rise three times faster than previously predicted, by more than ... Read more...

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Earth’’s own magnetic field causing constant leak out of oxygen into space


August 29th, 2008 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
Paris, August 29 (ANI): ESA''s (European Space Agency''s) formation-flying quartet of satellites, Cluster, has discovered that the Earth''s own magnetic field is causing the constant leak out of oxygen from its ... Read more...

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Arsenic-eating bacteria rewrite evolutionary history


August 15th, 2008 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 15 (ANI): A new kind of photosynthesis that uses arsenic instead of carbon dioxide to harvest light promises to rewrite evolutionary history - at least that of arsenic metabolism ... Read more...

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Is the third law of thermodynamics in jeopardy?


August 8th, 2008 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 8 (ANI): Scientists have said that what goes on at a molecular level during the process when water freezes, seems to be in conflict with the third law of ... Read more...

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Cosmic dust helps in water formation on interstellar clouds


May 19th, 2008 - 11:35 am ICT by admin
London, May 19 (ANI): Scientists have come up with an answer to how water comes about in the interstellar clouds that give birth to stars, planets, and life, by suggesting that ... Read more...

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Northern lights shine with unexpected polarization


April 25th, 2008 - 3:53 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 25 (ANI): An international team of scientists has detected that some of the glow of Earths aurora, which is more popularly known as Northern Lights, is polarized, an unexpected ... Read more...

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Self-healing behavior in zirconia may lead to radiation-resistant materials for nuclear plants


April 20th, 2008 - 12:16 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 20 (ANI): A new computer simulation by a scientist of Indian origin has revealed that a self-healing behavior in zirconia, a common ceramic, may lead to development of radiation-resistant ... Read more...

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Indian-origin scientist discovers vital contributor to smog


March 21st, 2008 - 1:51 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Mar 21 (ANI): A team of chemists led by an Indian-origin scientist at University of California , San Diego , has found that a chemical reaction in the atmosphere ... Read more...

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New technique to identify murder victims through hair


March 2nd, 2008 - 2:33 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Los Angeles, March 2 (Xinhua) US researchers have developed a new technique to identify murder victims and criminals through human hair, according to a new study. By using this technique, scientists can ... Read more...

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Soon fabrics with virus-killing quality


November 20th, 2007 - 2:41 pm ICT by admin
London, November 20 (ANI): A textiles scientist in the US has devised a way to kill flu viruses with the help of dyes that release highly reactive oxygen atoms.Stephen Michielsen of ... Read more...

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