Monthly Archives: June 2009

Joint effort of UNESCO and Norway to preserve Pak culture

Norway and Pakistan would carry out mapping of tangible and intangible cultural assets in NWFP, focussing initially on seven districts, in collaboration with UNESCO, according to Robert Kevile, Norwegian Ambassador.The project would focus initially on districts of Peshawar, Mardan, Mansehra, … Continue reading

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Castor-oil Plants Genetically Altered To Produce New Bio-lubricants

Almeria-based researchers, led by Federico García Maroto, have genetically altered the castor-oil plant so as to use it as a factory to produce bio lubricants.The team of scientists is also working on the introduction of genes into castor-oil plants with … Continue reading

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Galaxies Coming Of Age In Cosmic Blobs

The “coming of age” of galaxies and black holes has been pinpointed, thanks to new data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and other telescopes. This discovery helps resolve the true nature of gigantic blobs of gas observed around very young … Continue reading

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Global Map Of Ammonia Emissions Measured From Space Reveals New Hotspots

The first complete map of global ammonia emissions has recently been achieved using to satellite data. It reveals an underestimation of some of the ammonia concentrations detected by current inventories, and identifies new hotspots.This work, carried out by a team … Continue reading

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