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Hydrogen fuel to boost range of drones seven-fold
Washington, March 31 (IANS) Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or drones that scan terrains unobtrusively for possible threats and intelligence can now fly farther and carry heavier loads with the help of fuel cells.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009 12:29:26 PM

Policemen good at multi-tasking less likely to shoot unarmed people
Washington, March 31 (IANS) Policemen who are good at multi-tasking are less likely to shoot unarmed people when feeling threatened, found a new study that created video simulations of such situations.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009 12:21:36 PM

Kids conceived during spring, summer register highest birth defects
Washington, March 31 (IANS) Kids conceived during spring and summer have been found to have the highest birth defect rates, according to a new study. Its authors co-related the defects with enhanced pesticide levels in surface water across the US during these seasons.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009 12:21:30 PM

Now a 'bionic nose' to detect bombs, cancers
Washington, March 31 (IANS) Both cancer cells and chemicals used in bombs evade detection because they are present in very small quantities. But now a new method being developed can detect them by amplifying near invisible traces of biomarkers in cancer, materials in explosives or pollutants in water.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009 12:12:47 PM

Canada unveils $4 bn interim loan to GM, Chrysler
Toronto, March 31 (IANS) Canada Monday announced $4 billion in interim loans to General Motors (GM) and Chrysler as the struggling auto giants undertake government-supervised restructuring plans.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009 12:08:04 PM

Canadian court upholds ban on anti-war British MP
Toronto, March 31 (IANS) A Canadian court has upheld the government's ban on the entry of anti-war British MP George Galloway for a speaking tour.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009 11:35:34 AM

Air Canada CEO quits as airline faces bankruptcy
Toronto, March 31 (IANS) Air Canada president and CEO Montie Brewer suddenly resigned Monday as the world's 11th largest airline struggles with a deepening financial crisis.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009 11:22:10 AM

Six dead in US murder-suicide, Indian passport found
San Francisco, March 31 (Xinhua) Six people, including three children, were shot dead and one critically injured in an apparent murder-suicide in Santa Clara, a city in the Silicon Valley. An Indian passport was found inside the house where the shooting took place, media reports said.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009 9:35:41 AM

Pakistan needs global help to fight terrorism: US
Washington, March 31(IANS) Calling Monday's attack on a police training academy in Lahore as an attack on Pakistan's institutions, the US has said its stood ready to help Pakistan which needs international support in fighting terrorism.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009 8:26:08 AM

US stocks slide amid concerns for car industry
New York, March 31 (DPA) US stocks tumbled Monday amid concerns over the fate of the struggling car industry, which will be given a last chance to restructure operations or lose government support.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009 7:49:54 AM

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