A bacterium can generate electricity from mud and waste fuel cells which use microorganisms to convert chemical energy to electrical energy are seen as one of the future sources of clean power. But the capacity of such cells to generate electricity is very low. Researchers knew of microbes that can extract electricity from mud and wastewater. They have now found a way by which

Using mercury nanotubes india may be able to produce solar cells with a greater capacity to absorb solar energy. The secret behind this extra capacity lies in mercury compound nanotubes, scientists at iit Delhi have found out. Nanotubes, because of their structure, exhibit electrical and optical properties, which help in the absorption of solar energy and its conversion to electrical

Tribal residents of Visakhapatnam district in Andhra Pradesh, are preparing to protest a proposed smelting project that will affect five villages in the district. Despite a formal resolution against

almost 57 per cent of geographical area in India suffers soil degradation. The reason attributed for this is often chemical intensive agricultural practices. But a recently published research

conventional leather production consumes high levels of energy and a number of chemicals. The process releases toxic substances. Scientists from Tamil Nadu have developed an enzyme-based

india suffers considerable losses due to crop damage every year. assocham has pegged this loss at Rs 140,000 crore for 2006-07. Unfortunately, there is no way to ascertain whether this or similar

flyash, the notorious waste product of coal-based thermal power plants, known for its ill effects on agricultural land, may now come as an aid for the farming community. Scientists of

the 94th edition of the Indian Science Congress, held January 2-7, 2007 at Annamalai University in Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu, sought to be different. Revolving around the theme of "Planet Earth', it