Monthly Archives: October 2009

India to launch two satellites to study climate change

India will soon join a select space club by launching two dedicated satellites in polar orbit to study climate change through atmospheric research and detection of greenhouse gases.The satellites will be launched in 2010 and 2011. The first will be … Continue reading

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US scientists to map Ganga stretch in Bihar, India

Scientists from the United States would work with the researchers of Tilka Manjhi Bhagalpur University (TNBU) to analyse the quality of water of river Ganga and prepare a map of riverbed through Global Positioning System (GPS). The Inland Waterways Authority … Continue reading

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Natural Nukes May Have Crippled Early Life

Discovery News reports that Ancient nuclear reactors buried in lake and shallow ocean sediments may have cooked early microbes.Radiation from the deposits could have delayed the onset of our modern-day, oxygen-rich atmosphere, and even had a hand in shaping the … Continue reading

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Seeing again:Artificial Retina

An artificial retina could give sight to the blind, according to new research from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.The device can be plugged directly into the optic nerve and is based on widely used cochlear implants.The artificial retina is designed … Continue reading

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