Monthly Archives: June 2010

Birth of the Milky Way

For the first time, a team of astronomers has succeeded in investigating the earliest phases of the evolutionary history of our home Galaxy, the Milky Way. The scientists, from the Argelander Institute for Astronomy at Bonn University and the Max-Planck … Continue reading

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Intelligent Technologies Hold Key To Greener Buildings

A new debate is a brewing in green-building circles as architects, engineers and designers consider what it means to incorporate intelligent-building elements into sustainable, “green” structures. Since taking off in the early 2000s, the green building movement has made great … Continue reading

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Whiter Clouds Could Mean Wetter Land

One proposed emergency fix to halt global warming is to seed clouds over the ocean to make them more reflective, reducing the solar radiation absorbed by the Earth. But the scheme could also change global rainfall patterns, raising concerns of … Continue reading

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Rohtang Tunnel

Sonia Gandhi  laid the foundation stone for the 8.8-km-long horseshoe-shaped Rohtang tunnel, which would make travel to Leh in Jammu and Kashmir from Manali in Himachal Pradesh possible round the year. At present, the Leh region remains cut-off for six … Continue reading

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