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India’s Mars Mission

March 18, 2012 cholan 0

The Indian Space Research Organisation’s ambitious plan to send an orbiter to Mars has received a boost with the Budget presented in Parliament on Friday […]

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Jahn-Teller metals

May 14, 2015 cholan 1

An international team of researchers at Tokohu University in Japan studying a superconductor made from buckyballs or (the carbon-60 molecules) discovered a new type of […]

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Silver TCNQ

May 6, 2014 cholan 5

RMIT researchers have developed a new antibacterial fabric that can kill a range of infectious bacteria, such as E coli, within 10 minutes. The discovery […]

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Putnisite

April 27, 2014 cholan 0

A multinational group of scientists led by Dr Peter Elliott of South Australian Museum and the University of Adelaide has described a new mineral from […]

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NIST-F2

April 12, 2014 cholan 0

New clock is three times more accurate than previous atomic clocks Uses ‘fountain’ of cesium atoms to determine the exact length of a second will […]

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Ricin

April 19, 2013 Raja Raja Cholan 2

Ricin is a poison that is naturally found in castor beans, produced by the pervasive castor bean weed. It can be formed into a powder, […]

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Biomethanation

March 23, 2013 Raja Raja Cholan 0

Biomethanation is a process by which organic material is microbiologically converted under anaerobic conditions to biogas. Three main physiological groups of microorganisms are involved: fermenting […]

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Biofilm

February 11, 2013 Raja Raja Cholan 0

Fig. 1: The biofilm life cycle, 1: individual cells populate the surface. 2: EPS is produced and attachment becomes irreversible. 3 & 4: biofilm architecture […]

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Piezoelectricity

February 10, 2013 Raja Raja Cholan 0

Piezoelectricity  is the charge that accumulates in certain solid materials (notably crystals, certain ceramics, and biological matter such as bone, DNA and various proteins) in […]