Archive for November 2011
30 November 2011
LUCKNOW: Four eminent scientists — Chandra Shekhar Nautiyal, director of National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow, Mohd Iqbal, professor of botany, Jamia Hamdard University, New Delhi, Prof RK Sharma, director, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute, Lucknow and Prof Sunil Pradhan, professor, department of neurology, SGPGI, Lucknow were honoured with ‘Vigyan Gaurav Samman’ for the year 2010-11 by state minister for science and technology Abdul Mannan at a function organised at Sir CV Raman auditorium here on Tuesday….
29 November 2011
HYDERABAD: A technology transfer is on the cards, from scientists directly to farmers, with the promise to yield a better variety of rice.
The Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) is toying with the idea of providing direct access to farmers that they may make use of its disease-resistant ‘Samba Masuri’ variety. And what’s more, this technology transfer may be effected without the farmer even having to pay for it……
28 November 2011
At long last, after millions of students in thousands of classrooms have freely and incautiously breathed trillions of breaths, there’s a report about the question: How much chalk dust enters the air when a teacher uses a blackboard?
The study, Assessment of Airborne Fine Particulate Matter and Particle Size Distribution in Settled Chalk Dust During Writing and Dusting Exercises in a Classroom, was done by Deepanjan Majumdar, DG Gajghate, Pradeep Pipalatkar and CV Chalapati Rao of the National Environmental Engineering Research Institute in Nehru Marg, India…..
29 November 2011
PANAJI: The sudden flooding, combined with squally winds, at Palolem beach is a local phenomenon and caused by a deep depression in south east Arabian Sea, sources said.
“It is a local phenomenon triggered by a sharp depression and fuelled by intensified wind conditions and even rainfall,” a National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) scientist said…..
28 November 2011
Maharashtra has earned the distinction for being the road accidental death capital of the country for the second year in a row. The state witnessed a growth rate of 8.6 per cent in accidental death rate during 2010 beating the country’s overall accident death rate that jumped by about eight per cent during the year.
…..On the issue of growing number of accidental deaths in Maharashtra, Dr Nishi Mittal, head of the department, traffic engineering, at Central Road Research Institute (CRRI) said, “Total number of accidents in Maharashtra is on the rise as the state is very prompt in reporting not just accidental deaths but even minor injuries unlike other states in India. Delhi and a few other states do not always truly reflect the truth.”….
25 November 2011
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:Disposal of harmful coir fibre waste produced by industrial units that extract and use coir fibre has been a serious environmental issue in the State.
The National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology (NIIST)-Thiruvananthapuram, a constituent laboratory under Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), and Sevashram, an NGO-based in Angamaly, Ernakulam, have shared their expertise to find a solution.
These two would jointly set up a manufacturing facility to produce coir-rubber composite (CRC) pots from coir fibre waste, a spokesman for CSIR-NIIST said here….
26 November 2011
HYDERABAD: A unique facility where clinicians and scientists will come together to provide cell-based therapies for patients has come up at the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) in the city.
Set up at a cost of Rs 24 crore, the facility – Clinical Research Facility for Stem Cell Technologies and Regenerative Medicine – is one of a kind in the country.
CCMB has tied up with the Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences (Nims) to work together to provide cell-based therapies to patients….