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Tuesday, 22-August-2017


 'Synthetic DNA' To Tackle Burglaries

5 weeks ago
Melbourne: The DNA and ultraviolet torches will be delivered to 1,000 homes in Geelong, west of Melbourne, as part of the six-month trial, reports Xinhua news agency. Participants in the trial will be urged to apply the liquid DNA, which can only be detected by ultraviolet (UV) lamps, to valuables within their homes. The synthetic substance has a unique code, meaning police can return stolen items to the owner if the DNA is detected. It is the first trial of its kind in Australia and comes after a similar programme in Britain reduced residential burglary by 91 per cent. I'm quite confident this will be a very, very positive and successful ventur...

Microfluidic Device To Detect Pathogens 

5 weeks ago
Seoul: The team, led by Yoo Yeong-eun of the Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials developed the microfluidic device that can be further commercialised for medical purposes," Yonhap news agency quoted Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning as saying on Sunday. A microfluidic device is an instrument that uses very small amounts of fluid on a microchip to do certain laboratory tests. The device uses body fluids or solutions containing cells to diagnose diseases. The Ministry said the team has set up a startup to commercialise the technology after obtaining some dozen patents in South Korea and filing for two further patents in the...

Indian Railway Launched Solar Powered Coaches

5 weeks ago
New Delhi: Indian Railways is committed for environment conservation and use of cleaner fuels," Prabhu said at an event here. Indian Railways is trying to increase use of non-conventional sources of energy. More solar-powered trains may be inducted in future." The minister spoke at an event to launch the first 1,600 HP DEMU train with solar-powered coaches. According to the Railway Ministry, the entire electrical needs of train in this category is fulfilled by power produced from solar panels fitted on the roof of coaches.This first rake has been commissioned and based at Shakurbasti DEMU shed in Delhi of Northern Railway. Twenty-four...

NASA Releases New Maps Of Pluto

5 weeks ago
Washington: On July 14, 2015, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft made its historic flight through the Pluto system - providing the first close-up images of Pluto and its moons and collecting other data that has transformed our understanding of these mysterious worlds on the solar system's outer frontier. Scientists are still analysing and uncovering data that New Horizons recorded and sent home after the encounter. On the two-year anniversary of the flyby, the team is unveiling a set of detailed, high-quality global maps of Pluto and Charon. The complexity of the Pluto system -- from its geology to its satellite system to its atmosphere -- has been b...

Ministries Join Hands For Namami Gange

5 weeks ago
New Delhi: The two Ministries will formally sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Saturday in this regard. The MoU intends to develop skilled manpower for laying sewerage pipeline, plumbing work, construction of toilets, civil masonry work, waste collection and its disposal activities," the release said. It will also develop skills for preparing products from pious waste materials like flowers, leaves, coconuts, hair and associate plastic bags and plastic bottles etc. and the proper packaging and promotion of such products," it added. The MoU will also help in developing skills for operation and maintenance of pumps and submersible t...


5 weeks ago
Canberra: Scientists from the University of Adelaide and the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute tested more than 1,500 men for the presence of potentially chemicals known as phthalates, which have been linked to cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure and type-2 diabetes, reports Xinhua news agency. Of the men tested, phthalates were detected in urine samples of nearly every (99.6 per cent) of those aged 35 years and older, which according to associate professor Zumin Shi from the University of Adelaide was due to consuming foods contained in plastics. We found that the prevalence of c...


5 weeks ago
New Delhi: Latest medical cases revealed that though MGD until now was seen due to ageing, now the trend has changed and it is occurring among young women as well. The changing trend of make-ups causing MGD is dangerous. Eyeliner and other make-up usually clog the meibomian glands leading to formation of painless lumps in the eyelids hence obstructing the vision," said Mahipal Sachdev, Director, Centre for Sight, a chain of eye centres in North India. Elaborating on the condition, Sachadev, who often sees young women with MGD says that the meibomian produce oils that prevent the ...


6 weeks ago
New Delhi: The MoU, signed in the presence of Chief Minister Raman Singh and Founder and Chairman of Smartron Mahesh Lingareddy, opens up multiple areas of opportunities for the company in the space of smart health, infrastructure, education and home, among others. With our strong R&D-led product portfolio, we look forward to partnering with the Chhattisgarh government to transform the state's technological infrastructure and deliver intelligent and personalised services in the state," Lingareddy said in a statement. Through this partnership, Smartron -- who has Sachin Tendulkar as a brand ambass...


6 weeks ago
Washington: According to a study published on Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, people are inflicting "biological annihilation" on the natural world, reports CNN. Gerardo Ceballos, an ecology professor at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, and his co-authors, including well-known Stanford University biologist Paul Ehrlich, cite striking new evidence that populations of species we thought were common are suffering in unseen ways. "What is at stake is really the state of humanity," Ceballos told CNN. Their key findings: Nearly one-third of the...


6 weeks ago
New Delhi: Deoxy medroxyprogestrone acetate injections will be able to prevent pregnancy for three months and will be available among other alternatives to prevent pregnancy. To bring down the Total Fertility Rate (TFR), the ministry has launched 'Mission Parivar Vikas' with a stratified approach for substantially increasing access to contraceptives and family planning services in the country. The launch coincides with the observance of World Population Day, observed on July 11 every year, to raise awareness of global population issues. The ministry has identified 146 high fertility districts, where t...


6 weeks ago
Washington: The target for the first-ever mission to demonstrate an asteroid deflection technique for planetary defence -- the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) -- is an asteroid that will have a distant approach to Earth in October 2022, and then again in 2024, NASA said.  "DART would be NASA's first mission to demonstrate what's known as the kinetic impactor technique -- striking the asteroid to shift its orbit -- to defend against a potential future asteroid impact," said Lindley Johnson, planetary defence officer at NASA Headquarters in Washington.  The asteroid is called...


6 weeks ago
Washington: Bret Elderd, associate professor of LSU Department of Biological Sciences, and his colleagues has found that in the fall armyworm system, cannibalism decreases the rate of disease spread, Xinhua news agency quoted the statement as saying on Monday.  In other systems, there is observational evidence that cannibalism hinders the spread of disease. The new study, led by former LSU postdoctoral researcher and current University of California at San Diego (UCSD) postdoctoral researcher Benjamin Van Allen, along with researchers in Elderd's lab and Volker Rudolf's lab at Rice Universit...