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Solar Energy Corp to develop India-centric technology and products


July 8th, 2012 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 7 (IANS) The state-run Solar Energy Corporation of India is planning to set up small, pilot power plants with strong linkages with research and academic institutions to develop ... Read more...

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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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For better sex drive, enjoy sunshine


February 8th, 2012 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 8 (IANS) Men wishing to acquire a higher sex drive can benefit by exposing their body to the sun's rays, as a study by Austrian scientists has found ... Read more...

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Flame for Innsbruck 2012 Youth Olympics lit in Athens


December 18th, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Athens, Dec 18 (IANS) The flame for the first Winter Youth Olympic Games to be hosted in Innsbruck, Austria in January 2012 was lit in a ceremony held at Panathinaiko ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

How hot was earth 50 million years ago?


July 6th, 2011 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 6 (IANS) A much clearer picture of the Earth's temperature nearly 50 million years ago, when Carbon Dioxide (CO2) concentrations were higher than current levels, has emerged. A ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Sun’s rays reveal unique illustrations in Machu Picchu


July 6th, 2011 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
Lima, July 6 (IANS/EFE) The illustrations of condors, alpacas and llamas incorporated into the structures of Inca citadel of Machu Picchu in southeastern Peru are revealed only by the sun's ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Three hours of sunlight can halve breast cancer risk


June 28th, 2011 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 28 (IANS) Exposure to three hours of sunlight daily can practically halve breast cancer risk.The research suggests that regular exposure to sun's rays may have a powerful anti-cancer ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Delhi celebrates longest day of year with solar fest


June 21st, 2011 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi June 21 (IANS) With scores of students and others in attendance, Delhi Tuesday celebrated the longest day of the year, called the summer solstice, with a skit and ... Read more...

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Solar fest in Delhi on longest day of the year


June 20th, 2011 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Delhi will host a solar fest Tuesday to celebrate the longest day of the year - which marks the summer solstice in the northern ... Read more...

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Expedition to discover colour of the Atlantic Ocean


March 11th, 2011 - 6:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 11 (ANI): An international team of scientists have undertaken a seafaring expedition to find out the colour of the Atlantic Ocean.They want to discover the impact of misty clouds ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Maoists free abducted cops in Chhattisgarh


February 12th, 2011 - 12:10 am ICT by IANS
Raipur, Feb 11 (IANS) Maoists released five Chhattisgarh policemen Friday night in the state's restive Bastar region whom they had abducted Jan 25 from a passenger bus. The rebels handed over the ... Read more...

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Abducted cops’ families appeal for freedom, Maoists mum (Lead)


January 29th, 2011 - 12:08 am ICT by IANS
Raipur, Jan 28 (IANS) The families of the five policemen abducted by Maoists three days ago in Chhattisgarh's Narayanpur district rushed to restive Bastar region Friday and appealed to the Maoists ... Read more...

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Abducted Chhattisgarh cops untraceable, Maoists mum


January 28th, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Jan 28 (IANS) Five policemen and a civilian abducted by Maoists three days ago in Chhattisgarh's Narayanpur district remained untraceable Friday despite extensive search operations while the guerrillas maintained silence, ... Read more...

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Common metal could efficiently produce fuel from sunlight


January 20th, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): A new study has found that a common metal found in self-cleaning ovens could efficiently convert sunlight into fuel.Sossina Haile, at the California Institute of Technology, found that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Fish deaths alarm Mathura


January 10th, 2011 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
Mathura, Jan 9 (IANS) Thousands of dead fish have been found floating in the Yamuna river in Mathura in the past couple of days, causing alarm among the devout and the environmentalists ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Mystery of a double rainbow revealed


December 24th, 2010 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 24 (ANI): Twitter was in a flurry over a double rainbow that formed over Los Angeles last night."And L.A. peeps, did you see the amazing double rainbow? I don't wanna ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New solar fuel device that ‘mimics plant life’


December 24th, 2010 - 3:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 24 (ANI): Scientists have unveiled a prototype solar device that mimics plant life, turning the Sun's energy into fuel.The device uses the Sun's rays and a metal oxide called ceria ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

China’s orbiter survives lunar eclipse


December 23rd, 2010 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 23 (IANS) China's solar-powered lunar probe satellite Chang'e-2 has successfully stood the test of a lunar eclipse and hours of flying in complete darkness.The orbiter, launched Oct 1, flew out ... Read more...

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Winter solstice to coincide with total lunar eclipse


December 18th, 2010 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 18 (ANI): This year's winter solstice will fall on the same day as a total lunar eclipse - Tuesday, Dec. 21.Early in the morning, a total lunar eclipse will be ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Vit D deficiency ‘doubles stroke risk in whites, not in blacks’


November 15th, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 15 (ANI): Johns Hopkins researchers have found that low levels of vitamin D, the essential nutrient obtained from milk, fortified cereals and exposure to sunlight, doubles the risk of stroke ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How many mirrors are too many?


November 7th, 2010 - 8:32 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Nov 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) There can be too many mirrors in some cases. That is true especially if light is a factor. However exactly how many mirrors are too many ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

‘Speed gun’ for Earth’s insides developed


October 28th, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 28 (ANI): University of Bristol's scientists have claimed that they have developed a seismological 'speed gun' for the inside of the Earth and this technique will enable them to measure ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Popping vitamin pills can lead to skin cancer


September 28th, 2010 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 28 (IANS) Millions of people who pop vitamin pills daily could be risking malignant melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. Research has revealed that supplements containing antioxidants and minerals seemingly ... Read more...

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Vitamin supplements ‘up skin cancer risk’


September 28th, 2010 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 28 (ANI): Scientists have revealed that millions of people who take daily vitamin pills could be putting themselves at risk of the deadliest form of skin cancer.Research has revealed that ... Read more...

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Water-gel-based ‘artificial leaves’ that produce electricity


September 25th, 2010 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 25 (ANI): North Carolina State University researchers have shown that water-gel-based "artificial leaves" can act like solar cells to produce electricity.They also have the potential to be less expensive ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Go Greek’ with foods to prevent skin cancer


August 17th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 17 (ANI): Love basking in the sun, but scared of those harmful sunrays? Well, now there's a safer way to make fun in the sun safer-stick to a Mediterranean diet.Dr. ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Greenland ice cap melt accelerating: Experts


August 1st, 2010 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug.1 (ANI): A British research team studying the Greenland ice sheet has discovered evidence of a rapidly accelerating rate of melt.Sky News quoted Dr. Alun Hubbard, who is leading a team ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Factfile on deflecting asteroids (To go with Massive asteroid could hit Earth in 2182)


July 29th, 2010 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 29 (IANS) Three ways of deflecting an asteroid: * Nuclear blast: A large nuclear explosion on an asteroid might be enough to deflect an asteroid but has significant political ... Read more...

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Solar plane lands after first night flight (Lead, changing dateline)


July 8th, 2010 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, July 8 (DPA) A solar-powered plane landed Thursday morning in western Switzerland after staying in the air for 26 hours straight and successfully completing its first night flight. The plane, part of ... Read more...

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Painting mountains white to counter climate change


June 29th, 2010 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 29 (ANI): Eduardo Gold has devised a novel method to combat the effects of climate change - the activist has set out to paint the peaks of the Andes white.By ... Read more...

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Solar plane set for test flight in night sky


June 17th, 2010 - 6:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 17 (ANI): A plane, called Solar Impulse, which is powered by the sun's rays, is all set to go on a test flight at night later this month.The Swiss researchers, ... Read more...

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Solar Sail spacecraft can travel ten times faster than conventional rockets


May 18th, 2010 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 18 (ANI): Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) was set to launch its solar sail hybrid spacecraft which can not only negate the need for on board fuel, but also ... Read more...

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Grim weather up in North linked to prostate cancer risk


April 21st, 2010 - 3:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 21 (ANI): A new research by scientists at Idaho State University has suggested that grim weather up in North may be making men more prone to prostate cancer.Dr Sophie St-Hilaire, ... Read more...

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NASA’s Stardust adjusts time for encounter with comet


February 19th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): NASA's Stardust spacecraft has successfully performed a maneuver to adjust the time of its planned encounter with comet Tempel 1 by eight hours and 20 minutes.The Stardust ... Read more...

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Saturn’s aurorae results in movie featuring both of the planet’s poles


February 13th, 2010 - 5:55 pm ICT by ANI
Berlin, Feb 13 (ANI): Researchers, using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, recently took advantage of a rare opportunity to record Saturn's aurorae, resulting in a unique movie featuring both of the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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