Engineers Develop Alternative Solar-Heating Storage Material

Believe it or not. We could keep our homes warm during the cold nights without using electric heaters or burning wood or fossil fuels. Thanks to the genius of a team of young mechanical engineers of Andhra Pradesh which has invented a technique that converts solar energy into heat energy. They had found that the ordinary paraffin wax combined with

Scientists Finds Possible Cure for Leukemia from Fish Oil

A compound derived from fish oil is found to provide an effective remedy for leukemia, known as the cancer of white blood cells. Encouraged by successful experiments on  mice, the researchers applied for a patent of the compound and are now preparing to test it on human beings. The scientists are examining its efficacy in treating the terminal stage of

Beware of infections in tropical waters – Flood hit areas more vulnerable

Beware of snails before you swim in shallow waters of tropical countries such as India. You can avoid parasitic worm infections caused by the snails, according to a new study. The risk is more in flood hit areas, such as Andhra Pradesh which requires a ground survey to prevent infections which could be detected through urine or stool test. The

New Experiment on to Revalidate Nobel Winning Universe Acceleration Finding

This year’s Nobel Prize winning finding that the ‘Universe is accelerating’ is being subjected to another validation test in the USA to confirm whether the expansion is “even or uneven”.   “We are testing the acceleration theory through another experiment to find whether the expansion is even or multi-directional. We are confident it would be ‘even’,” says eminent cosmologist Prof.Robert

New Therapies for Impotent Men Possible: Experiments on Mice Show

Researchers at the world famous US-based Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine have claimed to have unlocked the “biochemical chain of events” behind maintaining penile erection. They are confident that their discovery in mice with some herbs now underway may lead to new therapies for the suffering male population.   For two decades, scientists have known the biochemical factors that

A new cave-dwelling reef coral discovered in the Indo-Pacific

A new coral species that lives on the ceilings of caves in Indo-Pacific coral reefs has been discovered, shedding new light on the relation of reef corals with symbiotic algae. The species is named Leptoseris troglodyta. The word troglodyta is derived from ancient Greek meaning “one who dwells in holes”, a cave dweller. What makes it particularly interesting is that the new species has adapted

Consuming Fish During Pregnancy Improves Child’s IQ: Study

Infants born to mothers who consumed more fish during pregnancy have recorded improved verbal intelligence, fine motor skills and pro-social behavior, says a latest study. The study, reported in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition was  coordinated by the University of Granada(Spain) professor Cristina Campoy Folgoso. The researchers collected blood samples from 2,000 women at 20 gestational weeks and from the umbilical

India-Tanzania-Thailand Scientists to Study ‘Bitter Gourd’ for anti-diabetes

HYDERABAD(South India),Jan 22: A group of scientists belonging to three developing countries – India, Thailand and Tanzania – is trying to find out the ideal variety of the ‘bitter gourd’ (Karela) that is believed to check diabetes from ancient times. They are studying 10 hybrids of the Indian bitter gourd by analyzing the  germplasm and chemical constituents, particularly momordicin, in

Smallest Storage Device in the World to Revolutionize Computing Developed

Miniaturization seems to be the buzzword of the 21st century in this global village. Thanks to the genius of German and American scientists who have pioneered a revolutionary technique that could be used to develop a new class of hard disk drives with nanomaterials which could store larger amounts of information in a tiny space and at the same time

A Stunning New Species of Black-and-Yellow Horned Viper discovered in Tanzania

Hyderabad, Jan 12,2012: A strikingly black-and-yellow snake with horn-like scales above its eyes has been discovered to stun the wildlife enthusiasts world over. The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has just announced the discovery of the spectacularly colored snake from a remote area of Tanzania in East Africa. The animal, identified as Matilda’s horned viper, measures 2.1 feet (60 centimeters) and looks

Top Astrophysicists Throng Goa (India) to Share Experiences on “Gravity and Cosmology” in VII International Conclave

Panaji (Goa-India), Dec 12, 2011: Hunt for finding the hypothetical massive elementary particle, the Higgs boson, popularly known as ‘The God Particle’. Exploring the pulls and pressures among the planets and the dark matter above. Building capacities to explore hitherto lesser known Universe to benefit humanity using science and technology tools through global collaborative efforts. This is what eminent astrophysicists

Stinky Frogs to Give Their Human Predators Clues to Survive Diseases

Hyderabad, Dec 10, 2011: Believe it or not. Foul smelling frogs not only offer clues to prepare a new range of antibiotics but boost human immune system against bacterial attacks. This is despite the fact that human beings continue to haunt the frogs and butcher them for a variety of cuisine like ‘jumping legs’ in restaurants world over though the

Bioreabsorbable Stents to Revolutionize Heart Surgeries

Hyderabad, Dec 6, 2011: Here is good news for heart patients who require stents to open their clogged arteries for free flow of blood. One need not have the feeling of a foreign device embedded in your coronary artery as is the experience of patients after having metallic stents, ordinary or drug-eluting, implanted in a surgical procedure. Thanks to the

Climate Change: Major Threat to Hind Kush Himalayan Region: Study

Hyderabad, Dec 5, 2011: Imagine melting of glaciers, ice and snow from the magnificent Mount Everest and other world’s highest mountains in the Hindu Kush-Himalayan (HKH) region as a result of global warming and climate change. Consequent floods in the mountain ranges and downstream Asia’s major river basins will not only affect the rich biodiversity, but hit livelihood of 210

Stop Pollution or Face Severe Storms in South Asia

Hyderabad (South India): Man is the maker of his own destiny, say elders. The latest scientific studies on oceans endorse this adage. Be it  severe cyclonic storms, significant rainfall reductions, crop damages, mass mortalities and melting of Himalayan glaciers – all these could be prevented, if not minimized to a large extent, if we adopt changes in our urban life

Indo-UK Joint Research Projects for Bioenergy and Water Dynamics

Hyderabad (South India): Developing alternative but sustainable energy resources to save scarce fossil resources and understanding the dynamics of changing water cycles to improve ecosystems in South Asia. These are the broad areas agreement for green-field collaborative research entered into by India and the UK shaving an investment of 14.7 million British Pounds. The latest initiatives, just announced recently in

Indian Ocean Region: A Haven for Crab Species!

Hyderabad(South India): Indian Ocean continues to enthrall the scientists who take pleasure to unravel the hitherto unknown animal species lurking in the region which incidentally triggers monsoon spells across the globe every year. Many biologists, including Indian scientists, had undertaken several voyages on the Indian Ocean and succeeded in their mission to detect many new species including crabs over the

Global Fund Crunch Threatens Millions of AIDS, TB, Malaria Patients

HYDERABAD(South India): The precious lives of millions of people suffering from  AIDs, Tuberculosis and Malaria, that take a heavy toll of life every year across the world, are at stake with the Geneva-based “Global Fund(GF)” financing several countries to fight these diseases, announcing stoppage of funds till 2014. Bogged down by allegations of  swindling and mismanagement of funds,  and the

Pigeon Pea Genome Cracked: Benefits Farming Millions in Asia & Africa

Hyderabad (South India): A team of scientists has claimed to have achieved a major breakthrough by successfully sequencing the genome of Pigeon pea, considered an “orphan crop” and “poor peoples’ meat “ for its protein-rich content, mainly grown by small and marginal farmers across the world. Years of genome analysis by a global research partnership led by the Hyderabad-based International

Disposed Paper cups “Death traps” for honey bees in urban ecosystem: Indian study

HYDERABAD (South India): Believe it or not. Paper cups disposed off by coffee and fruit juice bars have become ‘death traps’ for honey bees which account for 80 per cent of pollination of crops in India. The bees, in their pursuit for honey in flowers, get attracted to the sugar residue in the cups and collapse as they could not