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Archive for February 2012

Bangalore to get Indias fastest supercomputer

28 February 2012

BANGALORE: India’s fastest supercomputer will soon be housed in Bangalore. Sources with the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research and CSIR Centre for Mathematical Modelling and Computer Simulation (CSIR C-MMACS) told Express, on the eve of National Science Day, that the yet-to-be-named high-performance computing system will be used for genome informatics, geo-science informatics (earth, ocean and atmosphere) and engineering sciences (aerodynamics of planes, development of smart materials and computer-aided drug design)……

Read more: http://ibnlive.in.com/news/bangalore-to-get-indias-fastest-supercomputer/234370-60-119.html

Written by csirindia

February 28, 2012 at 9:45 pm

Posted in CMMACS

NEERI to help safe water project

25 February 2012

NAGPUR: WORRIED AT increasing ground water pollution across country, the Government of India has finalised establishment of Centre of Excellence for water quality at National Environmental Engineering Institute (NEERI) here. As part of proposal, NEERI will set-up two zonal offices, one each specialised for Fluoride (Delhi) and Arsenic (Kolkata) issues, informed Dr Satish Wate, Director, NEERI, recently.This Citizen Journalist talked to Scientist and Head Water Technology and Management Division, and it said, “Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation has chosen NEERI, owing to its specialised work force……

Read more: http://www.waterworld.com/index/display/news_display/1611895796.html

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February 26, 2012 at 4:12 pm

Posted in NEERI

CSMCRI to set up TFC RO membrane mfg plant

25 February 2012

BHAVNAGAR: Safe and clean water would be much cheaper now as Bhavnagar’s Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute (CSMCRI) is going to set up a plant in Bhavnagar.

The 2,000 sqm/day thin film composite (TFC) reverse osmosis (RO) membrane and spiral modules manufacturing plant will come up in Chitra Industrial Estate here in Bhavnagar.

New Delhi-based Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) sanctioned the project to CSMCRI, which is one of the constituent laboratories of CSIR……

Read  more: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/rajkot/CSMCRI-to-set-up-TFC-RO-membrane-mfg-plant/articleshow/12036650.cms

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February 26, 2012 at 4:11 pm

Posted in CSMCRI

Natural solution to mosquito menace

25 February 2012

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: One night of sleeping with a mosquito coil switched on produces the effect of smoking around 75 to 137 cigarettes.

Chemicals from a vaporiser may just be more harmful than a mosquito bite. But ignoring the 400 breeds of mosquitoes in Kerala, most of which are bad news on the health front, is not an option.

…. “There are 400 breeds of mosquitoes in India and Kerala is the only state which has all the 400 breeds,” says John Thomas, CEO, Strategi Labs.

“When I had trouble with the vaporisers I contacted the CIMAP (Central Institute of Medical and Aromatic Plants) and enquired if they have a natural chemical-free solution. It happened that they had such a repellent, which would work for two hours.

So I tied up with the scientist there to see if we could extend the use to 8-12 hours. It was a very difficult project because every monsoon, there will be a new breed.”………

Read more:http://www.deccanchronicle.com/node/98468

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February 26, 2012 at 4:09 pm

Posted in CIMAP

China far ahead of India in science: PM

26 February 2012

Washington: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who vowed last month to more than double India’s R&D spending to $8 billion a year by 2017, has expressed concern over countries like China overtaking India in the field of science.

“Over the past few decades, India’s relative position in the world of science had been declining, and we have been overtaken by countries like China,” Singh declared in an interview with America’s top “Science” magazine. ….

Read more: http://zeenews.india.com/news/technology/china-far-ahead-of-india-in-science-pm_760661.html

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February 26, 2012 at 4:01 pm

Posted in CSIR

CSIR-NEIST and USTM sign MoU to make NE technology vibrant

24 Februar 2012

JORHAT: An MoU was signed between CSIR-North East Institute of Science and Technology (NEIST) and University of Science and Technology, Meghalaya (USTM) and other institutions under Education Research & Development Foundation (ERDF) here on Friday.

“Since CSIR-NEIST and ERDF are both working towards the goal of regional development through focused attention on the youth of the region, it was felt that synergizing their efforts and endeavours would multiply their achievements in manifold ways. CSIR-NEIST and ERDF will partner in all development activities, share resources and organize regular programmes, in which scientists from CSIR-NEIST will work together with the faculty and research scholars of USTM & ERDF institutions and evolve new strategies for joint action to make the region science and technology vibrant,” P G Rao, NEIST director said……

Read more: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/guwahati/MoU-signed-to-make-NE-technology-vibrant/articleshow/12023872.cms

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February 25, 2012 at 1:19 pm

Posted in NEIST

Expert explains ways to keep cancer at bay

25 February 2012

If you are one of those who tend to avoid garlic, broccoli, ginger, pomegranate or carrots, then you may have to do a rethink.

For the chemicals that give these fruit and vegetables their character —  phytochemicals — are the ones that save you from many types of cancer. These various compounds give foods their color, taste and smell.

This was revealed to a large number of people who attended a cancer awareness symposium organized by the Riyadh-based Association of Indian Researchers & Scientists (AIRS) Thursday night. The topic of the symposium was “Cancer: A major health issue worldwide.

The symposium was addressed by renowned Indian cancer specialist Dr. Yogeshwar Shukla, deputy director and head of Proteomics Laboratory at the CSIR-Indian Institute of Toxicology Research…..

Read more: http://arabnews.com/saudiarabia/article579276.ece

Written by csirindia

February 25, 2012 at 1:15 pm

Posted in IITR