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Science & Technology

Fish take oil spills to heart

Issue Date: Apr 30, 2014
IN APRIL 2010 when the BP-operated Deepwater Horizon oil rig sank in the Gulf of Mexico following an explosion, it led to the largest oil spill in the US history. The damaged oil well spewed over 636 million litres of crude oil into the gulf in three months.

Potato shield for bamboo

Author(s): Biplab Das
Issue Date: Apr 30, 2014
RICH in amino acids, vitamins, minerals and dietary fibres, bamboo shoots are used to prepare delicacies in Assam. But after the harvest, the shoots brown, which reduces their shelf life. Studies have shown that edible biological components such as polysaccharides, proteins and lipids can be used to form films for preserving fruits and vegetables.

Silent invader

Author(s): Manupriya
Issue Date: Apr 30, 2014
WHEN one thinks of invasions, names of kings and rulers from history come to mind. Names of plants like Prosopis juliflora, Lantana camara and Parthenium hysterophorus are never linked to invasions. However, while invading kings are now just a part of history, invasive plants are still there, and are a huge threat to the local flora, fauna and agriculture.

Science and Technology - Briefs

Issue Date: Apr 30, 2014
MATERIAL SCIENCE Solar cells that glow

Feeding frenzy

Issue Date: Apr 15, 2014

Inbuilt resistance

Author(s): Smriti Sharma
Issue Date: Apr 15, 2014

How light impacts brain

Author(s): Ram Kumar 
Issue Date: Apr 15, 2014

Food allergies on the rise

Author(s): Indu Mathi S
Issue Date: Apr 15, 2014

Science and Technology - Briefs

Issue Date: Apr 15, 2014
HEALTH SCIENCE Yoga helps fight cancer

Nanotherapy for cancer

Author(s): Biplab Das
Issue Date: Mar 31, 2014
A NEW therapy to treat lung cancer has been developed by creating nanoparticles wrapped in polymers. The cancer kills more than a million people worldwide every year.
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