Indian Hydro-power plants blamed for deadly floods

May 1, 2014 / No Comments

As per an environment ministry panel, last year’s catastrophic floods in northern India that killed thousands were said to be caused by the hydro-power projects that were badly controlled.   The information from the said organization was acquired last Tuesday by Reuters. June 2013, the heaviest rainfall that was ever recorded caused rivers and lakes to overflow, destroying the nearby towns and villages ...

Watch CSK vs SRH IPL 7 Match Live Streaming on Star Sports and Sony Set Max

April 27, 2014 / No Comments

Two time Champions, the Chennai Super Kings will play their fifth game of the Indian Premiere League against Sunrisers Hyderabad on Sunday, April 27, 2014. Chennai after losing their first game, came back brilliantly to win all their last three games. They are currently second at the points table with six points. The Hyderabad team won just one game and have lost ...

Constructing a Green Future with the Tools of Today

April 25, 2014 / No Comments

When Greenpeace needs to break ground for a new building, they bring in the same earth moving equipment used by everyone else. There are no solar powered bobcats or tractors that run on compost. Constructing our green future requires the use of today’s standard construction equipment like the ones found on Rock and Dirt. That is no reason to throw our ...

Mysterious Duck Sound In The Southern Ocean Attributed To Antarctic Whales

April 24, 2014 / No Comments

For decades, a sound dubbed by submarine crew in the Southern Ocean as ‘bio-duck’ perplexed researchers from the world over. First spotted in the early 60s, this mysterious underwater sound mimicked the call of a duck and it seems after decades of research its origin has been finally traced. The extremely rare and elusive Antarctic Minke whale is the one responsible for ...

Researchers Confirm Y Chromosome Does Much More Than Just Determine Sex

April 24, 2014 / No Comments

For long, the smaller Y chromosome was considered as just a factor which reversed the default state of being female. But new research suggests that there is a lot more attached to this diminutive chromosome. New surveys that map its evolutionary history of the chromosome suggest that it consists of genes which govern the general operation of the genome. All cells in ...

European Space Observatory Finds New X-Rays; A Galaxy With Two Black Holes Discovered

April 24, 2014 / No Comments

In a rare unexpected chance, XMM-Newton, the European space observatory, has discovered two huge black holes in a galaxy that’s now known to be 2 billion light years away from earth. The news comes from a paper that’s expected to be a part of Astrophysical Journal’s May 10 issue. The European space observatory is known to check at fixed points for while ...

Monkeys Have Mathematical Abilities With 90% Accuracy Rate!

April 23, 2014 / No Comments

A recent study reveals that monkeys are capable of learning mathematics and are up to 90 percent accurate in their math skills. In a published study in April 21 Issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, it has been revealed that the ancestors of humans do have mathematical abilities. Scientists have taught 26 distinct symbols including 10 Arabic numerals and ...

U.S Government Approves Powdered Alcohol Called ‘Palcohol’

April 23, 2014 / No Comments

Nowadays, we are used to using powdered milk, powdered coffee, and powdered juice. But what if I tell you there's a new revolution to drinks? What if I tell you there's now powdered cocktail and powdered martini? Yes, that's right, powdered liquor. The U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) has just approved Palcohol, invented by Mark Phillips. How do you ...

Researchers In Japan Unravel Cutting-Edge Ultraviolet Lamp

April 23, 2014 / No Comments

Ultraviolet light is always dubbed as the villain that is the root cause for many evils that range from skin cancer to searing hot summers. But then, selective use of UV light in certain situations also has many advantages. Tapping precisely into these wide array of benefits is the latest lamp developed by scientists in Japan that emits high-energy ultraviolet (UV) light ...

New Mineral Discovered In Western Australia Named Putnisite

April 23, 2014 / No Comments

Scientists in Australia have discovered a new mineral that occurs as tiny dark pink or dark green crystals on volcanic rocks. Named Putnisite, after Aussie mineralogists Andrew and Christine Putnis, the mineral is unique both in its composition and structure, making it one-of-a-kind among the 4,000 known minerals across the globe! The new mineral does not seem to occur in crystals that ...