Urban Heat Island

September 27th, 2009  |  by  |  published in Technology

What is an Urban Heat Island? An urban heat island (UHI) is a metropolitan area that is warmer then its surroundings. A heavily urbanized or built up area has a lot of material that traps heat. This creates a UHI. How is UHI defined? The UHI value of a particular site is the difference between […]

Dolphin speak relies on brevity

September 27th, 2009  |  by  |  published in Technology

Humans aren’t the species that strive for efficiency when communicating with a new study finding dolphins do it too. It’s the first evidence that another species follows one of the basic rules that defines all human languages: the law of brevity. The work which is just one step in a larger attempt to understand the […]

Nerve Cells trigger out itch: Study

September 27th, 2009  |  by  |  published in Technology

Researches have found specific nerve cells responsible for itchiness, a discovery that could lead to better treatments for skin conditions. Experiments on mice show they have nerve cells that convey only an itch sensation – contradicting common wisdom that itch and pain are closely related. Reporting in the journal Science, researchers at Washington University School […]


September 19th, 2009  |  by  |  published in Technology


When it was first conceived?  While the term ‘robot’ was first coined by Czech writer Karel Capek in 1920 in his play ‘R.U.R. or Rossum’s Universal Robots’, the first time someone started to talk about the technology of robots was in 1941 when American science fiction writer Isaac Asimov coined the term ‘robotics’. When did […]


September 19th, 2009  |  by  |  published in Technology

Testing Positive The advocates of the atomic Energy Commission position: the hydrogen bomb test was a 4 kiloton success, based on radiochemical sampling of the shafts after the tests and ground motion and displacement simulation. Testing Negative Those who believe what DRDO’s instrumentation and seismic stations worldwide concluded: the hydrogen bomb test was a small […]

3G Spectrum auction on Dec 7

September 19th, 2009  |  by  |  published in Technology

The government will hold the third generation (3G) wireless spectrum auction for GSM operators on December 7 and invite bids from October 26 to November 13. It will hold the auction for EVDO (CDMA version of 3G) and broadband wireless access after two days of the 3G auction.

Be Aware of Phishing eMails

September 13th, 2009  |  by  |  published in Internet, Technology

The growth of the Internet has offered greater flexibility for us all, but it also brings new risks that must be guarded against. One of the scams perpetrated by fraudsters that is prevalent on the internet is ‘phishing’. What is Phishing?  Phishing is a type of Internet fraud that is designed to steal sensitive information […]

Pluto likely to remain a dwarf planet

September 12th, 2009  |  by  |  published in Technology

The debate surrounding the demoted planet Pluto is set to reignite as astronomers meet next week in Brazil. The 27th general assembly of International Astronomical Union (IAU) will be the first since Pluto was stripped of its planetary status in 2006. Despite not appearing on the official agenda, there have been rumors that Pluto supporters […]

Fish tails stir up world’s oceans

September 12th, 2009  |  by  |  published in Technology

Creatures large and small may play an unsuspected important role in the stirring of ocean waters, according to a study. So-called ocean mixing entails the transfer of cold and warm waters between the equator and poles, as well as between the icy, nutrient-rich depths and the sun-soaked top layer. It plays a crucial part in […]

Fertile live mice grown from skin cells

September 12th, 2009  |  by  |  published in Technology

Chinese researchers have created fertile live mouse pups by reprogramming skin cells into powerful stem cells. Dr Fanyi Zeng of the Shanghai Institute of Medical Genetics at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and colleagues, report their findings online ahead of print publication in the journal Nature. The researchers created whole mice using induced pluripotent skin cells, […]


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