Indian student invents technology to preserve banana leaves

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M. Tenith Adithyaa, Plus Two student from Watrap, has won gold medal at the International Environment Sustainability Project Olympiad for his invention of a method to preserve banana leaves up to a year. He got the award, comprising a gold medal, a trophy, an achievement certificate and a cash award ...

Trees may be used to develop hi-tech energy storage devices

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Scientists at Oregon State University are successful to discover a simple process by which cellulose of the trees can be used to develop hi-tech energy storage devices like supercapacitors. Energy storage is one of the big limitations for effective use of electronic gadgets, automobiles and other technologies. Supercapacitors are the ...

Honey bees can detect cancer and other diseases by sniffing the odour on the patient's breath

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A  contraption has been created by a Portuguese designer Susana Soares which can detect cancer using trained bees. The bees are placed in a glass chamber which the patient exhales from. If the bees fly into a secondary chamber, then that means the bees have detected the disease, according to ...

NASA issues a solicitation for commercial space taxis

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(Reuters) - NASA has issued a solicitation on Tuesday  for a commercially operated space taxis to carry astronauts to the International Space Station. It may an attempt to break Russia's monopoly on crew transport by 2017 as per the experts opinion . The United States has been without a human ...

Why Seedlings Always Grow Towards the Light? Get the answer now!

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(Sciencedaily)--Scientists from the Carnegie Institution at Stanford University and Wageningen University have discovered how cells in the stems of seedlings use blue light to grow towards the light. During earlier research the discovery was made that the cells in the seedling stems responded to blue light used in the microscope.

Researchers develop new tearless onions that also reduce weight gain

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The ‘tearless’ onions not only prevent eyes from burns and tears, but also fight against cardiovascular disease and weight gain, scientists say.

Israeli Scientists Make Oil from Greenhouse Gas

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(Greenprophet)--A replacement for oil has become a burning need in the 21st century. Ben-Gurion University of the Negev researchers in Israel have invented a process to make a green feed alternative for crude oil out of two of the most common substances on Earth – water and carbon dioxide, a ...


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Muhammad Fahim Abbas, Farah Naz and Ch. Abdul Rauf, Department of Plant Pathology, Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi, Pakistan Common wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) is placed at the number one position among the staple foods of the world and it is the main source of calories, protein, ...

How To Enhance Vase Life Of Cut Flowers

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By Dr. Atif Riaz, Asmat Karim and Muhammad Behzad RafiqCut-flower is the flower which is cut along with a portion of stem, to be used in vases and flower arrangements. Among cut flowers, Gladiolus, Lillium, Gerbera, Chrysanthemum, Carnation, Tulip, Orchids, Anthurium, Gypsophila and Bird of Paradise along with Rose on ...

New molecular tools for diagnosis of Potato leaf roll virus (PLRV) in potato crop of Pakistan

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By Muhammad Fahim Abbas Potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) is among the world's fourth most important food crop after wheat (Triticum aestivum L.), maize (Zea mays L.) and rice (Oryza sativa L.) and it provides a balanced source of starch, vitamins and minerals to many communities in the global village. Potato ...
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