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Will nanotechnology go the GM way?
Nanotechnology may be new, but already it is bristling with ethical tensions. The question being asked is whether we can handle things differently this time.


Crankshaft milling machine that meets present day demands
IN THE last decade, the Indian auto component industry has seen an enormous growth of business opportunity due to rapid expansion of the domestic automobile market and the selection of India as a global source for Tier 2 and 3 components by the ...
Ground movement at pace fingernails grow detected
RADAR DATA from satellites such as ESA's Envisat are used to construct `interferograms' that show millimetre-scale land movements. Originally developed to pinpoint attacking aircraft during World War Two, today's advanced radar technology can ...
Wi-Fi finds the way
AN UNLIKELY backup for Global Positioning System (GPS) is emerging: Wi-Fi. In the concrete canyons of city centres, GPS satellite positioning systems often fail because high buildings block the signals. In cities and inside cavernous ...
`Smart bridge'
The system allows engineers to continuously monitor the safety of the bridge.
Effective anticoagulant rodenticide
Anticoagulants impair the blood clotting mechanism, resulting in haemorrhage and death.
Nutrient management for black gram
EXPERIMENTS WERE carried out to study the combined effect of vermicompost/ farm yard manure (FYM) and nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium (NPK) on the yield and quality of black gram at the central farm of the Agricultural College and Research ...
Speaking Of Science

RNAi: Shoot the messenger, silence the gene
OF THE two nucleic acids in biology, DNA or deoxyribonucleic acid is the more famous one — even non-scientists are familiar with it. It carries genes and what some call the book of life. It has an attractive shape — a ...

Agriculture

Ducks ideally suited for integrated aqua-forestry
DUCKS ARE ideal for integrated aqua-forestry system, and various studies have shown that they contributed significantly to the increased productivity and profitability of the system according to Dr. F.R. Sheriff, Director of Extension Education, ...
Cultivating strawberry
ANSWER: You may contact Dean, College of Horticulture and Research Institute, TNAU, Coimbatore 641 003, phone 0422-5511233,mail deanhortcbe@tnau.ac.in


Peach seeds
ANSWER: Peach `stones' can be scarified using hot water to improve the germination.



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