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Plan residential areas better to reduce effect of heat: Study

Mumbai, Feb. 10 -- Layout of buildings along with green spaces play an important role in determining how a locality heats up due to the urban heat island (UHI) effect, says a study by the Indian Insti... Read More


No pills, a massage oil with your daily dose of vitamins

MUMBAI, Feb. 4 -- Your daily dose of multivitamins and iron could soon be met by applying body massage oil, a skin moisturiser or even a lip salve, instead of popping pills regularly. In a first, res... Read More


In a first, a massage oil with your daily dose of vitamins

MUMBAI, Feb. 4 -- Your daily dose of multivitamins and iron could soon be met by applying body massage oil, a skin moisturiser or even a lip salve, instead of popping pills regularly. In a first, res... Read More


LIGO observatory at Hingoli gets green nod from state

Mumbai, Jan. 24 -- The Union ministry of environment, forests and climate change has given a green signal for setting up the world's third Laser Interferometer Gravitational Observatory (LIGO-India) a... Read More


Acne out! City researchers create mask to curb pimples

Mumbai, Jan. 13 -- Researchers at the Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT), Matunga may soon have the solution to every teen's nightmare - acne. The six-member team has formulated an acne-preventin... Read More


Lead stays in human body for 30 days, cadmium for 26 yrs

Mumbai, Jan. 7 -- The ability of lead and cadmium, which is used to coat ceramic cups and mugs, to stay in the human body is what makes it more harmful, according to experts. The half-life of lead in... Read More


Wake up and smell the coffee: Your mug could make you sick

Mumbai, Jan. 7 -- Lead and cadmium that give cups and mugs glaze/lustre and bright colours could be leaking into your tea, coffee or warm malt beverages. Researchers from Assam University, Silchar, h... Read More


Lead, cadmium used to give colour to coffee mugs could be leaking into you as well

MUMBAI, Jan. 6 -- Lead and cadmium that give cups and mugs glaze/lustre and bright colours could be leaking into your tea, coffee or warm malt beverages. Researchers from Assam University, Silchar, h... Read More


KGS-1 is world's first plant to run non-stop for 941 days

Mumbai, Dec. 11 -- On Monday, the indigenously-built Unit-I of Kaiga Generating Station (KGS-I) in Karwar, Karnataka, became the first nuclear reactor in the world for operating continuously for 941 d... Read More


Scientists predict Sun's behaviour for 2020-30

Mumbai, Dec. 7 -- Indian scientists have come up with the first physicsbased prediction of the upcoming solar cycle - also called sunspot cycle - scheduled to start early in 2020. Every 11 years, the... Read More