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Carbon nanotubes Vital for future advancements

Carbon nanotubes Vital for future advancements

Carbon nanotubes are one thing that have always attracted the researchers, thanks to their fascinating mechanical, thermal and electronic properties.

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Better to avoid Sun during Day Time; Sunscreen Helps to some extent

Better to avoid Sun during Day Time; Sunscreen Helps to some extent

Sunscreen offers strong protection against UV rays but health experts suggest that it is better to avoid sun during day time. The rate of Melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, is rising in the United States for past three decades.

The study published in journal Nature has found sunscreen as the best protection against UVA and UVB rays. Skin cancer risk has been found higher among individuals with faulty BRAF gene. The combined team from Cancer Research UK Institute and the Institute of Cancer Research carried out the research at The University of Manchester.

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Scientists Studying Genetic Blueprint of Eucalyptus for Commercial Uses

Scientists Studying Genetic Blueprint of Eucalyptus for Commercial Uses

Eucalyptus tree is known as one of the world's most important commercial sources of paper and fiber. Now, local scientists are looking forward to unfold the genetic blueprint of the eucalyptus tree to open biofuel possibilities.

The researchers also want to conduct this study to help tree-breeding programmes and have a control over the competitiveness of South Africa's forestry industry, which comprises companies like Sappi.

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Ocean Waves lead to break up of Ice Sheets

Ocean Waves lead to break up of Ice Sheets

As per research team from New Zealand, the strong ocean waves have a bigger role to play in breaking up of ice sheets. The study has been published in Nature’s this week edition. The strong ocean waves reverberate across the ice sheets and lead to breaking up of the ice sheets.

After breakup, the parts of ice sheet start their journey towards water, which leads to further melting. There is a difference between the Ice sheets and Ice shelves and ice sheets of more prone to melting. Ice sheets form a thick layer of ice above the ocean surface.

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People Living Far North and South of Equator may Face Greater Risk of Powerful Tropical Cyclones

People Living Far North and South of Equator may Face Greater Risk of Powerful T

Due to a shift in areas where the strongest storms are likely to strike, a greater threat might be faced by people living far north and south of the equator. According to researchers, the location of where hurricanes, cyclones and typhoons have the maximum intensity has shifted toward the poles. And the rate has been about 35 miles per decade during the past 30 years.

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Groundwater Pumping for Irrigation in California Increases Risk of Earthquake

Groundwater Pumping for Irrigation in California Increases Risk of Earthquake

Increased groundwater pumping for irrigation in California's agriculture belt is adding pressure on the San Andreas Fault. If the pattern persists, there are chances of small earthquakes in near future in the region.

Due to groundwater loss, a decline has been witnessed in the San Joaquin Valley floor and the surrounding mountains have been uplifted. In more than 150 years, around 160 km area of ground water in the valley has been lost through pumping, evaporation and irrigation.

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Stem Cells used to heal damaged heart muscles in Monkeys

Stem Cells used to heal damaged heart muscles in Monkeys

The damaged hearts of monkeys have been repaired using stem cells by University of Washington research team. The medical experts have repaired the heart muscles in monkeys for the first time. The research team said that they would be ready to use the same technique in first ever clinical trial in humans within four years.

Japan’s Riken Research Center Considers Options to Retract Two Stem-Cell Studies

Japan’s Riken Research Center Considers Options to Retract Two Stem-Cell Studies

Japan’s Riken research center is planning to withdraw two controversial stem cell studies which were published in the journal Nature in January. The research papers were under intense scrutiny and now the Japanese researchers are planning to retract the studies which revealed that ordinary cells from mice can be transformed into potent stem cells by receiving acidic stress. The Japanese research team wants to withdraw the studies due to some errors.

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Researchers Reveal Evolution of Jawed Vertebrates from Jawless

Researchers Reveal Evolution of Jawed Vertebrates from Jawless

With the help of micron resolution X-ray imaging technique and analyzing the series of fossils, researchers at the European Synchrotron (ESRF) in Grenoble, France have been able to understand evolution of jawed vertebrates from the jawless.

The research team analyzed the fossil skull of Romundina fish, found in arctic Canada, an invaluable intermediate example of fossil with both jawed and jawless vertebrate.

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DNA Samples of Ancient Baby Reveals Ancestry of Native Americans

DNA Samples of Ancient Baby Reveals Ancestry of Native Americans

After analyzing DNA samples and genome structure of baby boy which was discovered in May 1968, researchers revealed that it closely relates to the Native Americans. The skeleton of the boy was buried on Northeast of Livingston, Montana about 12,600 years ago when the boy was less than two years old.

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