urban environment

Wind plays key role in polluting cities

August 26th, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 26 (IANS) Cities, full of hideous concrete structures and skewed traffic, often create wind patterns known as fluid flows, circulating exhaust particles, diesel fumes, chemical residues, ozone and ... Read more...

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City architecture makes birds’ songs shriller

February 23rd, 2012 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Copenhagen, Feb 23 (IANS) Urban birds sing at a higher frequency than their woodland cousins in order to be heard above the barrier of constant noise produced by traffic, machines ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Caffeine levels in water tied to contamination

November 22nd, 2011 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Nov 22 (IANS) Traces of caffeine in water indicates the presence of contaminants, including deadly pathogens coming from sewers, says a study."Our study has determined that there is a ... Read more...

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Ghana to hold forum on water issues

August 5th, 2011 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Accra, Aug 5 (IANS) Ghana will hold a forum in the capital to seek ways to deal with issues regarding water sanitation and hygiene, officials said.The water forum would be ... Read more...

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BMW launches initiative to help create sustainable cities

August 3rd, 2011 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) German automobile major BMW Wednesday said it will start an unique initiative in Mumbai and cities around the world to address the problems arising out ... Read more...

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Bikes in cinema fest to start Thursday

March 2nd, 2011 - 1:57 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 1 (IANS) If you enjoy watching motorbike-based movies, here is some good news. India's first film festival on such movies is startingThursday and films like "Wild Hogs" and ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Panaji — a jazz twin of Dutch town?

February 8th, 2011 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 8 (IANS) Jazz musicians from the town of Amersfoot near Amsterdam will Feb 13 descend here in a bid to beef up a campaign to make this Goa capital a ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Nissan’s ‘too quiet’ electric cars fitted with speakers

February 6th, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 06 (ANI): Multinational automaker, Nissan, have fitted 29,000-pound Nissan Leaf with a speaker so that it makes a noise as it approaches.Nissan are the makers of the first mass production ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Concern for sparrows on spiritual leader’s 100th birthday

January 24th, 2011 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 24 (IANS) The forthcoming 100th birthday of spiritual head of the Dawoodi Bohra sect Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin in March will be celebrated by paying special attention to the humble sparrow, ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Finland eyes Mumbai’s tourism pie

January 11th, 2011 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 11 (IANS) Showcasing Finland's state-of-the-art infrastructure and facilities for meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions (MICE), the country's tourism promotion agency Tuesday said the destination has already caught the fancy of ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Traffic pollution ‘makes childhood asthma worse’

October 31st, 2010 - 3:48 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Oct 31 (ANI): An Australian study has pointed out that traffic pollution, particularly in urban areas, exacerbates asthma in children.The study, conducted by University of Western Australia epidemiologist Gavin Pereira, showed ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scenes of nature ‘cut cancer patients’ pain’

October 20th, 2010 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 20 (ANI): Experts has suggested that showing relaxing pictures of idyllic scenes and playing out relaxing sounds at a cancer patient's bed can reduce the feeling of pain.Researchers from Johns ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Soon, a virtual helmet that has dinner ready as soon as you reach home

July 22nd, 2010 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 22 (ANI): Have you ever thought about a helmet that orders dinner just by thinking? Well, an Aussie student has and his design has even made it to the final ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Now, fresh air bottled in Britain

March 12th, 2010 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 12 (IANS) Fresh air has now been bottled by Britain's National Trust so that it can be given to stressed city workers, a media report said Friday. The bottled air is ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Birds evolve their songs to talk in city noise

October 22nd, 2009 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Oct 22 (ANI): A new study has shown that birds living in an urban environment evolve their songs to talk through the noise.For the study, Dr David Luther of the University ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

CCEA permits revising of cost of shelter units

January 29th, 2009 - 4:54 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 29 (ANI): The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has permitted the revision of cost of the residence units provided under ''Integrated Housing and Slum Development Programme'' from ... Read more...

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Oz scientist makes cancer breakthrough

August 3rd, 2008 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Aug 3 (ANI): A leading researcher Down Under has found soil bacteria that can destroy some of the worst cancer-causing substances in the polluted modern urban environment.Professor Megh Mallavarapu, of ... Read more...

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Agra set to host international competition for flying robots

March 11th, 2008 - 12:37 pm ICT by admin
London, March 11 (ANI): The city of Agra in India will be hosting an international competition for micro aerial vehicles this week, where the teams will vie for the prize money by ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Fugitive terror leader still in Singapore: officials

March 3rd, 2008 - 12:13 am ICT by admin
Xinhua Singapore, March 2 (Xinhua) Fugitive terrorist and leader of Al Qaeda affiliate group Jemaah Islamiyah, Mas Selamat Kastari escaped from jail four days ago but the Singapore police strongly believe that he ... Read more...

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World’s First 30 Storied Vertical Farm to be build in Las Vegas

January 6th, 2008 - 2:47 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 6 (ANI): The world is all set to see its very first vertical farm consisting of 30 stories, which is going to be developed in Las Vegas, US.According to ... Read more...

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Farm kids have lower asthma risk as compared to city kids

November 14th, 2007 - 2:23 am ICT by admin

Posted in Health |