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Lightning may go up due to global warming
Washington, Nov 14 (IANS) Lightning strikes are likely to increase by 50 percent thanks to global warming, new research estimates.

Friday, November 14, 2014 2:00:06 PM

Tiny needles hold promise for two key eye diseases
Washington, Nov 14 (IANS) Needles too tiny to be seen with naked eyes can soon deliver drugs to specific areas relevant to two of the world's leading eye diseases - glaucoma and corneal neovascularisation, researchers report.

Friday, November 14, 2014 1:56:13 PM

Researchers investigate plants sent to space
Washington, Nov 14 (IANS) To understand what happens to plants when there is no gravity, researchers are now set to study 1,000 plant seedlings grown in space.

Friday, November 14, 2014 1:48:04 PM

Synthetic platelets helps clot blood faster
New York, Nov 14 (IANS) Taking a cue from the human body's own blood-clotting process, researchers at University of California, Santa Barbara have developed synthetic platelets that can do more than clot blood.

Friday, November 14, 2014 1:40:07 PM

Diabetic women at high risk of suffering a stroke: Expert
Vienna, Nov 14 (IANS) Women with diabetes are twice at the risk of suffering a stroke as those without the disease, an Austrian expert has said.

Friday, November 14, 2014 1:16:11 PM

Teams pumped for battle as Windies revamped first class season begins
St. John's (Antigua), Nov 14 (IANS/CMC) Franchises are pumped up and anxious for battle as the curtain rises on a newly revamped West Indies' regional first class season at three venues across the Caribbean Friday.

Friday, November 14, 2014 1:14:14 PM

Philae sends back first photos from comet surface
Frankfurt, Nov 14 (IANS/EFE) The Philae landing robot has sent back to Earth the first photos from the surface of comet 67/P Churyumov-Gerasimenko, confirming the success of the landing process despite its complexity.

Friday, November 14, 2014 1:14:13 PM

Oldest crater on Earth formed due to comet impact
Ontario, Nov 14 (IANS) Researchers have found that a comet was responsible for creating one of the oldest craters on Earth in Sudbury Basin area located in Ontario, Canada.

Friday, November 14, 2014 1:08:06 PM

3D-printed engine parts future of space launches: NASA
Washington, Nov 14 (IANS) A team of NASA researchers has found that 3D manufactured copper parts could withstand the heat and pressure required of combustion engines used in space launches.

Friday, November 14, 2014 1:04:05 PM

Aggressive male chimpanzees more likely to be fathers: Study
Washington, Nov 14 (IANS) Aggressive male chimpanzees who consistently bully females tend to father more babies with their victims, a new study has said.

Friday, November 14, 2014 1:04:04 PM

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