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Colombian volcano erupts


July 2nd, 2012 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, July 2 (IANS/EFE) A volcano in Colombia has erupted, sending a plume of ash and vapour 10 km into the sky, officials said.The volcano erupted at 5:40 p.m. Saturday, ... Read more...

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10 dead, 45 wounded in Iraq suicide bombing


June 4th, 2012 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, June 4 (IANS) At least 10 people were killed and over 45 wounded Monday when a suicide bomber blew up his car packed with explosives in Baghdad, authorities said.The ... Read more...

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Solar powered lasers could zap asteroids


March 28th, 2012 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 28 (IANS) Engineers are developing an innovative laser-based technique to zap asteroids with greater probability of success. This could prevent asteroids from exploding on earth.The technique hinges on ... Read more...

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Mosquitoes home in on human body odour


October 2nd, 2011 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 2 (IANS) Female mosquitoes target humans by cueing in on the carbon dioxide (CO2) and body odour they release, causing malaria, dengue and yellow fever.Experiments conducted by two ... Read more...

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Japan’s nuclear plant’s radioactive plume reaches U.S., but experts assure no threat to Americans


March 19th, 2011 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 19 (ANI): A very low level radioactive plume from the earthquake-cum-tsunami affected nuclear complex in Japan has reportedly been detected in Sacramento, US, but health experts are of the ... Read more...

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Japan radiation plume reaches US, but poses no risk: Report


March 19th, 2011 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 19 (IANS) Faint traces of very low levels of radiation from the stricken Fukushima nuclear complex in Japan have been detected in Sacramento, California, the New York ... Read more...

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Radioactive plume to reach Britain in two weeks, say experts


March 18th, 2011 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 18 (IANS) Radiation from Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant was entering the atmosphere and some of it may reach Britain, experts have warned.The prediction that radiation particles could reach ... Read more...

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Japan n-plant damage: US ship crew exposed to radiation


March 14th, 2011 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 14 (IANS) A US aircraft carrier sailing in the Pacific ocean went through a radioactive cloud from nuclear reactors in Japan that were damaged in a massive earthquake, ... Read more...

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Small fire broke out at Smithsonian institution


February 8th, 2011 - 1:00 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Feb 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A small fire in a Smithsonian museum in Washington was quickly extinguished by firefighters on Monday.After putting out the fire, the firefighters said the fire caused ... Read more...

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Largest marine oil accident spewed 4.1m barrels into Gulf


September 24th, 2010 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 24 (ANI): An independent, peer-reviewed research has revealed that the Gulf spill is the largest marine oil accident ever and spewed around 4.1 million barrels of oil into the Gulf ... Read more...

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Did bacteria make a clean sweep of BP oil spill?


August 27th, 2010 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 27 (IANS) Scientists claim to have solved the mystery of the disappearing oil from the BP spill in the Gulf of Mexico. They believe that billions of oil-eating bugs have ... Read more...

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Large, underwater hydrocarbon Gulf plume’s origin mapped


August 25th, 2010 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 25 (ANI): Scientists have mapped the origins of the 1.2-mile-wide, 650-foot-high plume discovered in the Gulf."These results create a clearer picture of where the oil is in the Gulf," said ... Read more...

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Is new species of microbe consuming Gulf oil plume?


August 25th, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 25 (ANI): A new species of microbe may be consuming the oil spilled in the Gulf, says a new study.Depending on how fast microbes consume oil, the results could be ... Read more...

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Oil munching bacteria not breaking down giant underwater oil-plume


August 20th, 2010 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 20 (ANI): A new study has confirmed the presence of a gigantic underwater oil plume in the Gulf of Mexico.The plume has formed as a result of the BP ... Read more...

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Glider Robots Monitor Gulf Oil Spill


June 20th, 2010 - 7:46 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
June 20, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The devastating Gulf oil spill is about to enter its third month. As America braces itself for a lengthy battle to overcome the vicious ... Read more...

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Glider Robots Helping Researchers Track The Plume In Gulf Oil Spill


June 20th, 2010 - 7:34 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Peru, June 20, (THAINDIAN NEWS) With the Gulf Oil spill rolling into its third month, the researchers have introduced a new way to track the plume. Reportedly, the "glider" robots ... Read more...

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Split in Earth’s crust doesn’t always cause volcanic eruptions: Experts


June 17th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 17 (ANI): New research reveals that when two parts of the Earth's crust break apart, this does not always cause massive volcanic eruptions.When the Earth's crust breaks into plates, these ... Read more...

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US President Barack Obama lashes out at BP chief Tony Hayward


June 9th, 2010 - 9:08 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
The United States President Barack Obama has lashed out at the CEO of BP - Tony Hayward saying that he would have sacked the BP chief, for his failure in handling the ... Read more...

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Four killed in blast at Spain fireworks factory


June 4th, 2010 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
Benazacon (Spain), June 4 (IANS/EFE) Four workers were killed and one seriously injured in an explosion at a fireworks factory here in southern Spain. The victims - all residents of the small town ... Read more...

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BP’s woes continue: New Giant oil plume found in the Gulf


May 28th, 2010 - 7:48 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Gulf of Mexico, May 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Researchers using the University of South Florida College of Marine Science's Weatherbird II vessel has discovered a huge new plume in the Gulf ... Read more...

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Giant Oil Plume Seen In Alabama


May 28th, 2010 - 7:01 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Alabama, May 28, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Gulf of Mexico is still burning and the scientists have now discovered yet another oil plume which they claim is drifting towards Alabama. The ... Read more...

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New clean-up tools being used to protect wetlands from Gulf of Mexico oil spill


May 21st, 2010 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 21(ANI): With oil from the Gulf of Mexico spill threatening fragile coastal wetlands, clean-up crews are about to discover whether a combination of old and new clean-up methods will help ... Read more...

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Nanotech breath sensor can tell if someone has diabetes or not


May 21st, 2010 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 21 (ANI): A nanotechnology-based sensor could soon tell whether someone has Type I diabetes - just by analysing their breath.The sensor, which has been successfully tested by researchers in Switzerland, ... Read more...

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BP Announces A Second Box En Route To Gulf Coast Oil Spill


May 12th, 2010 - 7:32 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
May 12, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): A British Petroleum (BP) spokesperson has divulged that a second and smaller box of oil control, recognized as a ‘top hat’, is being transported to ... Read more...

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New eruptions at Icelandic volcano could impact European air traffic


May 6th, 2010 - 10:40 pm ICT by BNO News
DUBLIN (BNO NEWS) -- Further eruptions at the Eyjafjallajökul volcano in Iceland on Thursday could result in new air traffic restrictions in Europe if winds change, Irish authorities said.Volcanic ash ... Read more...

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Air travellers can face problems as volcanic ash returns to threaten flights


May 4th, 2010 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 4 (ANI): Air travellers could face further problems on Tuesday as experts monitored the return of the volcanic ash cloud over UK airspaceThe skies over parts of Scotland were closed ... Read more...

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UN agency says Icelandic volcano poses no health threat


April 21st, 2010 - 2:34 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) – The United Nations World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said that even though the Eyjafjallajokull volcano has been ejecting ash lately it poses no health threat beyond immediate ... Read more...

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How volcanic ash plumes end up in the jet stream


April 20th, 2010 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 20(ANI): The area in the atmosphere that pilots prefer to fly in, known as jet stream, is most likely to be impacted by plumes from volcanic ash, according to an ... Read more...

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Dutch airspace to remain closed until at least Saturday evening


April 17th, 2010 - 7:20 pm ICT by BNO News
THE HAGUE (BNO NEWS) -- Dutch authorities on Saturday said that the country's airspace will remain closed until at least 8 p.m. local time.Dutch airspace has been closed since 6 ... Read more...

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“Teeny little sparks” over volcano identified as new lightning type


February 5th, 2010 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 5 (ANI): Scientists are reporting a new type of lightning type over a volcano that can be as short as about 3 feet long and last just a few ... Read more...

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Two men to face court for bashing Indian taxi driver in Melbourne


January 18th, 2010 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 18(ANI): Two Australian men, who have been charged with bashing an Indian taxi driver in Norlane, Melbourne, will be produced in a local court on Monday.According to reports, Robert Harvey ... Read more...

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50 percent of plume shooting out of geysers on Enceladus could be ice


December 21st, 2009 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 21 (ANI): In a new research, a scientist has revealed that as much as 50 percent of the plume shooting out of geysers on Saturn's moon Enceladus could be ice.According ... Read more...

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Magma body beneath Yellowstone supervolcano 20 percent larger than thought


December 14th, 2009 - 3:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 14 (ANI): A new study has shown that the banana-shaped magma chamber of hot and molten rock a few miles beneath the supervolcano in Yellowstone National Park in the US ... Read more...

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Large explosion hits Houston-area plant


December 9th, 2009 - 10:46 pm ICT by BNO News
HOUSTON (BNO NEWS) -- A large explosion that hit a plant near the city of Seabrook, Texas on Wednesday morning sent a large plume of black smoke billowing into the air, witnesses ... Read more...

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Scientists use lasers to create macroscopic yarns


December 3rd, 2009 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 3 (ANI): Scientists have used lasers to create the first practical macroscopic yarns from boron nitride fibers, opening the door for an array of applications, from radiation-shielded spacecraft to stronger ... Read more...

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