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Spiritual guru favours carbon tax

December 22nd, 2011 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 22 (IANS) Spiritual guru Sohom Baba, one of the UN appointed observers at the recently concluded climate summit at Durban, South Africa, Thursday called for imposing carbon tax ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Scientists design robots that walk on water

August 1st, 2011 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 1 (IANS) An aquatic microrobot can walk or run on water, mimicking the amazing abilities of the 'water strider' -- a long legged insect that effortlessly skims across ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Japan aims to totally clean Fukushima of radiation

July 15th, 2011 - 10:04 am ICT by IANS
London, July 15 (IANS) The Japanese city of Fukushima, whose nuclear power plant was badly damaged by a magnitude-9 earthquake, has now revealed a plan to clean every building and ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Lucas Ransom’s Mother Remembers Her Dead Son

October 23rd, 2010 - 6:17 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Oct 23, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The gruesome death of Lucas Ransom the 19 year old boy in California has left his friends and family shell shocked. The teenager got bitten fatally ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Giant Undersea Volcano Discovered In Indonesian Coast

July 17th, 2010 - 7:52 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri July 17, (THAINDIAN NEWS) In a recent development, a large sized undersea volcano has been discovered off Indonesia coast. It was discovered by chance by a team that was conducting ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

World’s thinnest material could come in handy as dispersing agent

June 15th, 2010 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 15 (ANI): Scientists have discovered new properties of graphene oxide, which could see the material being used as a dispersing agent for insoluble materials, like carbon nanotubes.Graphene oxide is a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

BP To Start Top Kill To Stop Oil Spill Further

May 25th, 2010 - 6:35 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri May 25, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Today the oil spill in Gulf of Mexico is stepping into 36th day. The BP officials are planning to put a stop to the continuing oil ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Argonaut octopuses use shells as flotation devices

May 19th, 2010 - 4:18 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, May 19 (ANI): Australian researchers have found that unique, free-swimming octopuses called argonauts, use their stunning white shells to remain neutrally buoyant beneath the sea surface.For the first time, Dr Julian ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Kentucky awards $150,000 to develop barge monitoring technology

March 26th, 2010 - 12:48 am ICT by BNO News
FRANKFORT, KENTUCKY (BNO NEWS) – The Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development’s High-Tech Pool awarded $150,000 to Waterway Innovations for developing two monitoring systems that relay vital information to barge owners and operators, ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Epic humpback whale battle filmed by BBC crew

October 24th, 2009 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 24 (ANI): A BBC natural history crew has filmed the "humpback whale heat run", where 15m long, 40 tonne male whales fight it out to mate with even larger females. ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Males who serenade females get more sex

June 12th, 2009 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 12 (ANI): Females of an Asian species of water strider keep their genitalia hidden to avoid any forceful copulation attempts, and expose them only after males produce a courtship "song" ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Airborne lasers sharpen mapping of streams, rivers 10-fold

February 23rd, 2009 - 11:45 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 23 (IANS) Lasers beamed from airplanes are greatly sharpening images of streams and rivers and interpreting how well water bodies can help maintain or expand fish stocks, according to a ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Water snails offer new propulsion possibilities

October 10th, 2008 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 10 (ANI): A UC (University of California) San Diego engineer has found that mimicking the movement of water snails could lead to new propulsion methods. Eric Lauga, the engineer in ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Arctic sea ice reaches second lowest level on record

August 28th, 2008 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 28 (RIA Novosti) Arctic sea ice has shrunk to its second lowest level since the start of satellite observations of the territory, and could melt further to exceed the 2007 ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Ocean algae could be rich source of bio-fuels: study

June 29th, 2008 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 29 (IANS) Two Kansas State University scientists are taking the initiative to cultivate oil-rich algae in oceans for bio-fuel. Certain species of algae high in oil content could be converted ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Heres how snails walk on waters surface

June 27th, 2008 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 27 (ANI): US researchers say that they have figured out how some snails extraordinarily crawl upside down at the waters surface, which they cannot actually grip.Eric Lauga of the ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Birds gravity-defying beak eating mystery unravelled

May 16th, 2008 - 12:47 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 16 (ANI): A team of MIT mathematicians and engineers has solved the gravity-defying mystery behind a birds beak, by finding that certain types of shorebirds defy gravity to get ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Seismologists detect global Love Vibe

April 17th, 2008 - 1:50 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 17 (ANI): Seismologists have detected a subtle and mysterious global hum, known as Love waves, by studying records from some of the Earths most uninteresting seismic stations.According to a ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Indore to create world’s largest water surface rangoli

April 2nd, 2008 - 5:54 pm ICT by admin
Indore (Madhya Pradesh), Apr.2 (ANI): Citizens of Indore will gather at the Lake Meeta on the Bhopal-Dewas Road on April 15 this year to see the world's "largest water surface rangoli". ... Read more...

Posted in National |

How water insects bounce on water without sinking revealed

December 8th, 2007 - 8:51 pm ICT by admin
London, December 8 (ANI): A research team in South Korea has reportedly reached very close to revealing the secret behind the water strider's baffling ability to bounce up and down on water ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |