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World Thinnest Micro Lens Discovered, to Revolutionize Nanotech Applications

Australian researchers have created the world’s thinnest lens, thousand times thinner than a human hair, which will revolutionize the nanotechnology frontiners into new smartphones, medical devices and miniature cameras. Led by Yuerui Larry Lu from ANU Research School of Engineering, they discovered the potential of the molybdenum disulphide crystal which fits in the requirement to produce future lenses for visual ...

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Today’s 5.9M Quake in Afghanistan a Precursor to Bigger One?

A 5.9-magnitude earthquake hit Hindu Kush mountains in northern Afghanistan on Monday, as recorded by the US Geological Survey with the tremors felt as far away as Kashmir and Delhi. The epicentre was 224 kilometers (140 miles) deep near the Wakhan Corridor, the narrow strip between Tajikistan and Pakistan. Just two years ago in 2013, a similar 5.6-magnitude earthquake killed 13 ...

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Renewable Energy Sector Offers Huge Jobs Potential by 2020

By Chaitanya Mallapur As India, the world’s third-largest emitter of greenhouse gases but 127th in terms of per capita emissions, ponders over an energy-balanced growth, jobs creation and environment protection in the future, there is encouraging news. The renewable energy sector, a particular focus of attention for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has generated 400,000 jobs till 2014, according to a ...

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Maple Leaves Syrup May Answer Drug-Resistant Bacteria: Canada Researchers

Canada’s masthead maple tree leave has something more to offer to fight infections acting as an accelerator to antibiotics, especially in dealing with drug-resistant variety, said a new Canadian study. A concentrated extract of maple syrup combined with common antibiotics can increase the microbes’ suscpetibility and help answer the growing concern about the overuse of antibiotics across the world, say ...

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Harsh Vardhan Pitches for Aroma, Ayurvedic Medicinal Plants for Business Units

Union science and technology minister Dr Harsh Vardhan has brought forth the need for traditional medicinal plants and urged pharma companies to explore the possibility of business ventures in aroma and medicinal plants. Since India has the potential of becoming the world’s largest supplier of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (MAP) given her rich tradition in the field, the minister said ...

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Viagra potential found in treating cancer too but …

Viagra, known only for its property to enhance sexual performance among the aged or affected people may prove useful to treat cancer, if combined with new drugs, say scientists and it can even treat neuro-degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s. The team from Virginia Commonwealth University revealed that an experimental compound derived from the drug Celebrex interacts with Viagra to reduce ...

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Eczema sufferers prone to obesity, hypertension, insomnia: Study

People suffering from the skin disease eczema are prone to smoking, drinking and turning obese than those who do not have the disease, scientists said. They also suffer from insomnia, said a study. These habits expose them higher to the risk of developing cardiovascular disease, including high blood pressure and high cholesterol as well as diabetes, the team from Northwestern ...

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Low blood sugar too causes damage to your heart: New Study

Low blood sugar or hypoglycaemia, which occurs when a patient’s blood glucose goes dangerously low, can trigger potentially fatal cardiovascular events like stroke or heart attack, a new research led by an Indian-origin doctor has found. The risk of heart diseases associated with high blood sugar are already known. Hypoglycaemia is one of the most common and serious side effects ...

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Xiaomi Dangles Redmi Note Flash Sale Next Month, Lures Indians Ahead With Contest, Media Hype

The Xiaomi said it would launch its next big gadget Redmi Note in India priced Rs.9999, to be made available online at Flipkart on December 9, while the pre-registration may begin few days earlier but the company is determined to keep its saga of flash sale on every Tuesday alive as ever. Currently, Xiaomi is holding weekly flash sale of ...

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