Hookah smoking gathers steam on campuses

Hookah smoking gathers steam on campuses

08-05-2013 

Nirmal Purty,a 21- year old student doing MBA course at the Ranchi University,smoked a hookah at a party. He liked the exotic water pipe so much that he bought a hookah for himself and kept it in his hostel room.

Like many other students who…

Balls of iron guide birds to navigate

Balls of iron guide birds to navigate

30-04-2013 

Every body knows that millions and millions of birds make heroic journeys guided by Earth’s magnetic field.But the question as to how they detect magnetic fields has puzzled scientists for decades.

Now in an article based on the Keays…

This tortoise gets its name-gigantea- after 200 years of ambiguity

This tortoise gets its name-gigantea- after 200 years of ambiguity

17-04-2013 

Texonomy- the practice and science of classification(read giving name to a biological-zoolological entity) is a dynamic swirling science.

To give name to such an entity,there is International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature(ICZN).Normally,each…

US Navy tests laser weapon that can destroy Drones

US Navy tests laser weapon that can destroy Drones

10-04-2013 

In the arms bazar,another brand has arrived.This is laser weapon.

According to New York Times,the U.S. Navy is going to deploy for the first time a laser weapon on its ship that has been shown in tests to disable patrol boats and blind or destroy…

No More Animal Testing?

No More Animal Testing?

05-04-2013 

In a bid to reduce the need of animals for testing cosmetics and other chemical formulation for skin allergies, scientists have found a new method that does not require the use of animals to test skin sensitizers.

The European Union quite recently…

Jellyfish robot tested by Americans

Jellyfish robot tested by Americans

31-03-2013 

With an aim to do surveillance and monitoring the environment, in addition to other uses such as studying aquatic life, mapping ocean floors, and monitoring ocean currents,an autonomous robotic jellyfish has been created in the US.

The creators…

Meteorite fragments found in Russia

Meteorite fragments found in Russia

18-02-2013 

After the meteorite blast that left more than 1200 people injured,it is rush to find its framgments in Russia.

The rush to pick up the particles of the burnt meteorite was visible in and around the city of Chelyabinsk,1500 km from east of Moscow,where…

3D Printing of Body Organs in the Offing?

3D Printing of Body Organs in the Offing?

12-02-2013 

After printable guns, perhaps it’s time for printable organs. Researchers at Heriot-Wyatt University in Scotland have collaborated with a stem cell technology company, RoslinCellab and have created a printing process that might be considered…

Breaking Down Own DNA to avoid Detection

Breaking Down Own DNA to avoid Detection

07-02-2013 

Quite recently, the use of an X-ray laser, that is a billion times brighter than the traditional sources, helped scientists decode the structure of a protein involved in the transmission of a disease called the “African Sleeping Sickness”,…

Dung beetles move watching stars

Dung beetles move watching stars

05-02-2013 

Believe it or not there is a species in South Africa who use the “Milky Way”to navigate.

These South African species called ‘Dung Beetle’ are the only known animal that look towards the stars across the night sky for…