Daily Archives: October 6, 2009


Simoom (Arabic: سموم‎ samūm; from the root سم s-m-m, “to poison”) is a strong, dry, dust-laden local wind that blows in the Sahara, Palestine, Israel, Jordan, Syria, and the deserts of Arabian Peninsula. Alternative spellings include samiel, sameyel, samoon, samun, … Continue reading

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Mapping Eye Infections in India with GIS & RS

In a tiny laboratory of the physics department in Lady Doak College, a project is on to map eye infections that cause blindness among children in Pudukottai district. Started last year, the three-year initiative is using the GIS through remote … Continue reading

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