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PSLV-C40 successfully launches Cartosat-2 series satellite along with 30 co-passenger satellites

Newsroom24x7 Staff Sriharikota: PSLV-C40/Cartosat-2 Series Satellite Mission was launched today, [12 January, 2018 at 09:29 Hrs (IST)] from SDSC SHAR. Cartosat-2 Series Satellite is the primary satellite carried by PSLV-C40. This remote sensing satellite is similar in configuration to earlier satellites in the series and is intended to augment data services to the users. The […]

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Marine fungi : a source of cosmeceuticals

Monika Kundu Srivastava New Delhi: Scientists world over have established that marine fungi is an effective and safe way to improve various skin-related issues. Marine fungi are slowly and steadily becoming popular for their health benefits, their use in agriculture and most recently in the field of cosmeceuticals. Coined by Abbert Kligman in 1984, the term ‘cosmeceutical’ was […]

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One solution for different problems

Dr TV Venkateswaran and Jyoti Singh New Delhi: Can there be one solution for preventing heart attacks, measuring soil moisture and detecting explosives? All these may sound disjointed, random problems, but scientists say it is possible to address them using the same concept or technology platform. Researchers at Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, have achieved […]

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Lasers can help monitor burn wound healing

Dr. Shikha T. Malik New Delhi: Burn injuries are a major public health issue and management of these a key concern.Regular assessment of healing tissuesis necessary but biopsies are painful and may hinder healing process. A group of Indian scientists has come up with a solution for easier assessment of healing progression using laser light. […]

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Soil bacteria, Bt, has a life beyond GM crops

Sarah Iqbal Aligarh: Soil bacteria, Bacillus thuringiensis or Bt, became famous for its connection with genetically modified crops like Bt cotton and Bt brinjal. But it has its use in agriculture beyond GM crops. A group of Indian scientists have found new strains of Bt which they say can be used to develop biopesticides in future. […]

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Quick, cost-effective method to identify throat infections in offing

Monika Kundu Srivastava New Delhi: Indian scientists have developed new sensor-based technique for detecting the presence of S. pyogenes bacteria, the most common cause of throat infections. It is claimed to be a quick and cost-effective. The device, a DNA chip-based sensor, consists of a carbon electrode embedded with gold nanoparticles to improve electronic properties. Many small-sized […]

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