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Saturday, 19-August-2017

Sunglasses Can Generate Solar Power

2 weeks ago
London: The invention can pave the way for other future applications such as the integration of organic solar cells into windows or overhead glazing, the researchers said. We bring solar power to places where other solar technologies fail," said Alexander Colsmann, from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Germany.  The solar glasses we developed are an example of how organic solar cells may be employed in applications that would not be feasible with conventional photovoltaics," added Dominik Landerer, doctoral student at the KIT.  The solar cell lenses, perfectly fitted to a commercial frame, have a thickness of approx...

Noise Pollution Lead To Cardiac Problems

2 weeks ago
New Delhi: Acute noise exposure increases blood pressure by releasing the stress hormones and also increases the risk of heart rhythm abnormalities, heart attack and brain stroke. Exposure to loud noises, like living near the airports or railway stations, causes increase in the adrenaline which is a fight and flight hormone and increases the heart rate and blood pressure, resulting in heart diseases," said Jasvinder Singh Anand, Senior Consultant of Internal Medicine at Medanta-The Medicity, Gurugram. Stating that sudden acute noise pollution caused the extreme harm, Anand said normally, there could be a dip in the blood pressure at night when peopl...

Pranab Mukharji Says Forests Part Of Our Spiritual Culture

2 weeks ago
New Delhi: Mukherjee told the officers that they had chosen a very noble profession and that the onus of protecting the spiritual and cultural heritage embosomed in forests lay with them. You have chosen a very noble profession. Forests have always been special to Indian ethos and culture. Our civilisation has derived its intellectual and spiritual strength from forests. These forests, therefore, are not merely a resource but they also cover the cultural, spiritual and intellectual heritage of the country," he said. The world is becoming aware of the dangers of environmental degradation that has threatened the very survival of the humankind, the for...

'Baby Talk' Important Part Of Evolution

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Sydney: According to a new study published on Wednesday, the Western Sydney University revealed that mothers unconsciously raise the pitch of their voice as an evolutionary trait in order to comfort their babies and make themselves appear friendlier, Xinua news agency reports. It also helps babies learn language, as the sounds are clearer and easier to disseminate. "What we found in this study was that mothers weren't actually making more exaggerated movements with their tongue to make the sound clearer," lead author Dr Marina Kalashnikova said. "They were shortening the side of the vocal track and that was leading to a higher pit...

IIT-Delhi Gets 50 Proposals To study Of Cow Milk

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New Delhi: The government however said that it had not set up any panel to carry out research on cow derivatives. The proposals from different academic and research institutions were made under the Scientific Validation and Research on Panchgavya (SVAROP). Minister of State for Science and Technology Y.S. Chowdhary said a national brainstorming-cum-consultative workshop on SVAROP was organised by IIT-Delhi, in which scientists and researchers from academic/reserach institutions and government agencies, including IITs, Ministry of AYUSH, Ministry of Science and Technology, and others participated.  "The Department of Science ...

Coconut Palm Makes Goa As A ‘state Tree'

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Panaji: The state government has decided to include coconut palm as a tree in the Goa, Daman and Diu Preservation of Trees Act, 1984, to regulate felling of coconut trees under the act," a cabinet note said. The cabinet also resolved to declare the coconut tree as the "state tree". Speaking to reporters, Goa Agriculture Minister Vijai Sardesai said the new amendment would be ratified in the legislative assembly during the ongoing monsoon session of the house. "We have reverted tree status to the coconut (palm)," Sardesai added. The opposition as well as the civil society had repeatedly accused the previous BJP-led coali...
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Turmeric Used To Fight Cancer In Children

3 weeks ago
Bengaluru:  Researchers at Nemours Children's Hospital and the University of Central Florida (UCF) have found that nanoparticles loaded with curcumin can offer a novel treatment to target and destroy neuroblastoma tumour cells. Neuroblastoma is the most common cancer in children younger than five years old. High-risk neuroblastoma can be resistant to traditional therapy, and survival can be poor. The cancers start in early nerve cells and commonly form in the tissue of the adrenal glands, near the kidneys. They are also associated with developmental delays, hearing loss, or other disabilities even after traditional treatments have ended. In their stu...

Running Increase Blood Flow Of Muscles

3 weeks ago
New Delhi: Mithun Chakravathi, RunWestin Concierge at The Westin Chennai Velachery, lists some exercises for before the run:  Hip flexor stretch: Stand tall. Flex your hip and knee to bring your right knee up toward your chest as you swing your left arm forward. Lower to the ground, then repeat on the other leg.  Leg flexor stretch: Stand tall with your right arm forward. Bend your knee at a right angle in front of you, thigh parallel to the ground, as you swing your right arm back and left arm forward. Contract your quads to extend your leg straight out. Return to standing, then repeat with...

Agra Activists Sail Paper Boats To Remind Gadkari

3 weeks ago
Agra: Members of the River Connect Campaign gathered in large numbers at the Etmauddauala view point park to launch their boats. A large model of a ship made of iron was also released with catch banners that attracted notice of people and tourists going to the Taj Mahal. Two years ago, Gadkiri had promised that the Yamuna would be made navigable and tourists would be able to enjoy a ferry ride to see the Taj Mahal, but he seems to have forgotten his promise and Yamuna continues to flow dry and polluted, activists said. The assembly moved a unanimous resolution requesting Gadkiri to fulfill his promise. The activists demanded a barrage downstream of ...

Government Bring New Telecom Policy

3 weeks ago
New Delhi: The Department of Telecom is already working on a new National Telecom Policy and the draft policy would be ready by this financial year end, Minister of State for Communications Manoj Sinha informed Rajya Sabha on Friday. "The Department of Telecom envisages to formulate a new National Telecom Policy in view of rapid technological advancement in the sector. The draft policy is likely to be ready by the end of this financial year," Sinha said in a written reply to a question by members. Although the Minister did not disclose the details of the policy saying it is at a "very nascent stage", he underlined that the new po...
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Vitamin E Likely Affect Learning Skills In Babies

3 weeks ago
New York: The study, conducted on zebrafish because their neurological development is similar to that of humans, showed that vitamin E-deficient embryos of zebrafish had more deformities and greater incidence of death as well as an altered DNA methylation status through five days after fertilisation -- the time it takes for a fertilised egg to become a swimming zebrafish. However, even after being fed with vitamin E-adequate diet, after their birth, these fish failed to learn and were found afraid. Although "they managed to get through the critical period to get the brain formed, they were stupid and didn't learn and didn't respond righ...

Punjab Implement Injection-Safety Programme

3 weeks ago
Chandigarh: With support from WHO, we are releasing the action plan for injection safety programme. Punjab is also the first state in the country where injection-safety programme is being implemented in collaboration with WHO," Punjab Health Minister Brahm Mohindra said here. Mohindra, while addressing health department officials here after the state government signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND) in this regard, said the Punjab Health Department will be introducing RUPs (Re-use Prevention Syringes) in the state so that blood-borne infections cannot spread from one patient to anoth...