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Micro Organisms

Science and Technology - Briefs

Issue Date: Oct 15, 2013
HEALTH SCIENCES Spicy cure

Science and Technology - Briefs

Issue Date: Sep 30, 2013
TECHNOLOGY Water forecast We rely on weather forecasts to know how hot or cold next few days would be. A new forecast system can now predict changes in ocean ecosystem, too, months in advance. Known as J-SCOPE, it works by feeding data from global climate models into a coastal ocean and oxygen model that helps predict oxygen levels and other ocean water properties.

In hot waters

Issue Date: Aug 15, 2013
CLIMATE change might kill minute creatures like bacteria that form the base of marine ecosystems. A study shows that inordinate rise in CO2 levels and global temperatures would favour the growth of some species of nitrogen-fixing marine cyanobacteria but threaten the survival of other such species.

Science and Technology - Briefs

Issue Date: Aug 15, 2013
CLIMATE SCIENCES Faulty figure

Science and Technology - Briefs

Issue Date: Jun 15, 2013
HEALTH SCIENCES Saviour saliva A simple habit of sucking their toddler’s pacifier after it has fallen on the floor can help parents boost their kids’ immunity. Infants whose parents suck on the pacifier to clean it transfer microbes from their saliva to their children.

Sweaty cure

Author(s): Shruti Chowdhary
Issue Date: Apr 15, 2013
IT IS a losing battle for conventional antibiotic drugs. Many of them can no longer effectively control or kill their target microbes. The threat of antibiotic resistance in pathogenic bacteria has necessitated development of new antimicrobials, called the next-generation antibiotics.

Fabric filter

Author(s): Indu Mathi S
Issue Date: Apr 15, 2013
ACCESS to safe drinking water is one of the biggest health concerns in the developing world. The humble cotton sari and a little bit of sunshine might provide a simple solution, shows a study.

Science and Technology - Briefs

Issue Date: Apr 15, 2013
ECOLOGY Heat is on

Science and Technology - Briefs

Issue Date: Feb 28, 2013
Material Sciences Live wire Here is a wire you can stretch, bend or cut and it would still work. Scientists have created the self-healing, elastic wire using liquid metal and a polymer. Small tunnels are bored in polymer sheath and are filled with a liquid alloy of indium and gallium, forming a liquid metal wire inside the stretchable sheath.

Science and Technology - Briefs

Issue Date: Jan 15, 2013
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES Finned polluter
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