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Plastic clothing material developed to keep people cool

San Francisco: Researchers at US’ Stanford University have engineered a low-cost, plastic-based textile that, if woven into clothing, could become the basis for garments that keep people cool in hot climates without air conditioning. In addition to letting perspiration evaporate through the material, something ordinary fabrics already do, the new textile cools human body by

‘Nabha to be developed as a Model City soon’

Patiala: Gurtej Singh Dhillon, newly appointed chairman of the Nabha Improvement Trust (IT), after taking charge of his office at Nabha said that his main priority as the Chairman of the Improvement Trust is to develop the historic city Nabha as a model city in future and keeping a check on the work for it shall

Where is the $100 billion? India to remind developed bloc at G-20

Beijing: India will raise the issue of climate change at the upcoming G-20 Summit in China where it will remind developed nations about their commitment to mobilise $100 billion for developing countries, a top government official said here on Friday. “There will be emphasis on appealing to the countries to carry forward the commitment to the

Painkillers without deadly side effects developed

Los Angeles: Scientists, including one of Indian origin, have created a new drug that blocks pain without triggering potentially deadly side effects of current prescription painkillers. Researchers, including Aashish Manglik from Stanford University, custom-engineered the drug from scratch, using computational techniques to explore more than four trillion different chemical interactions. They used the atomic structure of

Jharkhand to be developed as model case for Ganga rejuvenation

New Delhi: Jharkhand will be developed as a model case for Ganga’s rejuvenation intervention under ‘Clean Ganga’ campaign as results can be achieved faster owing to its shorter length there, the Lok Sabha was informed today. Union Minister of State for Water Resources Vijay Goel made a statement in this regard while responding to a

New 3D paper-based microbial fuel cell developed

Washington: Scientists have developed a 3Dpaper-based microbial fuel cell that can create electricity in an environment-friendly way without using any outside power. Researchers from the Iowa State University in the US demonstrated a proof-of-concept three-dimensional microbial fuel cell (MFC) that could take advantage of capillary action to guide the liquids through the MFC system and

Tool developed to boost computer energy efficiency by 25%

Canberra: A team of Australian scientists have developed a new technique for computer operating systems that could boost the efficiency of large data centres by 25 per cent. Researchers from The Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra, and US technology giant Microsoft, teamed up to implement the system which would see the computer’s operating system


3D GPS maps developed to track Tour de France cyclists

Canberra: Australian scientists have developed a revolutionary 3D interactive map of Tour de France’s grueling course helping fans to track down their favourite cyclists. People will be able to interact with the ‘Doarama’ maps, developed by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), and experience every hill climb and sprint, while “virtually” taking in

300 ‘smart’ villages to be developed in Gujarat: CM

Vadodara: On 57th Foundation Day, Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel today said her government has decided to make 300 villages across the state self-reliant on the lines of smart cities. “Now that the concept of Smart Cities has reached Smart Villages, the government decided to make 300 villages self-reliant, clean and hygienic during this year,”