Monthly Archives: July 2009

‘Brain-reading’ Methods Developed

Scientists at Rutgers University in Newark and the University of California, Los Angeles  have developed a highly accurate way to peer into the brain to uncover a person’s mental state and what sort of information is being processed before it … Continue reading

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Humble sea sponge can advance stem cell research

The-Hindu reports that the humble sea sponge could potentially advance stem cell research, according to scientists. Led by Bernie Degnan, professor at the University of Queensland (UQ), the research team found sponges had stem cells remarkably similar to those currently … Continue reading

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Satellite imagery may be used to detect coastal zone violations

Indian Express reports that for the first time, environmental violations along the coast may be tracked via satellite imagery.In a move which is likely to check the development of industries along the country’s coast, the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) … Continue reading

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EDF, First Solar to build French solar panel plant

EDF Energies Nouvelles and U.S. solar panel maker First Solar Inc said on Thursday they will build France’s largest solar panel manufacturing plant at an investment cost of 90 million euros ($128 million). The plant will initially be able to … Continue reading

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