Japan is to launch a


The probes do not need a huge chunk of concrete or a power station to get them to run and they contain long-lasting batteries

Accurate forewarning: Put together with meteorological predictions for rainfall and storms, the data from the sensors can show how and why things are moving, and indicate the start of a landslide.

T.S. Subramanian

CHENNAI: The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has developed a diagnostic kit that can detect A(H1N1) virus in an hour. The kit does not need sophisticated instruments and can be used in villages where electricity is not available. It just costs Rs.1,500.

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EXPERTS from the National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) in Kochi have set up equipment off Kodiakarai coast to carry out environ- mental impact assessment (EIA) for a new alignment of the Sethusamudram Ship- ping Canal project.

The Tamil Nadu Agricultural University and the International Water Management Institute (IWMI)

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Students at the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Pune, have designed a special device which will enable volunteers at the Commonwealth Games this October to collect primary data for transport emission around the Games Village.

Sudha Nambudiri

KOCHI: With most people becoming conscious and aware of the quality of food, water and medicine, biosensors have started to play an important role in our lives.

They are fast becoming an important tool in research and commercial applications as they can identify specific targets in the human body and environment.

T.S. Subramanian

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has embarked on a programme to induct semi-cryogenic engines, which will use kerosene as fuel, and this engine will form the booster for its future launch vehicles, ISRO Chairman K. Radhakrishnan said on Sunday.


The Russian space agency will invite Nasa, the European Space Agency, the Chinese space agency and others to join the project once it is finalised
ussia is considering sending a spacecraft to a large asteroid to knock it off its path and prevent a possible collision with earth, the head of the country's space agency said on Wednesday.