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India-born scientist named winner of 2014 World Food Prize

PTI, Thursday, 19th June 2014
India-born plant scientist Sanjaya Rajaram has been named the winner of the USD 250,000 World Food Prize for his contribution in increasing global wheat production by more than 200 million tonnes in the years following the Green Revolution.

Early Earth harboured lava oceans

The young Earth's mantle harboured two magma oceans which were layered like a pudding cake, scientists say. Using the world's most brilliant X-ray source, scientists have for the first time peered into molten magma at conditions of the deep Earth mantle. ... Read More >>

Soldering can be done soon at room temp

Washington: Scientists have developed micro-scale, liquid-metal particles that can be used for heat-free soldering and fabricating, repairing and processing of metals - all at room temperature. ... Read More >>

China's spacecraft to go to Moon and back

China launched an unmanned spacecraft to fly around the moon and back to Earth in order to test technologies to be used in the Chang'e-5, a future probe that will conduct the country's first Moon mission with a provision to return back. ... Read More >>

Kids learn violence from video games: study

Washington: Children who repeatedly play violent video games will start to think and act more aggressively, a new study has warned. ... Read More >>

Reservoirs also tank up on methane gas: Study

Washington: The world's reservoirs play a significant role in global warming, producing the equivalent of about one gigatonne of carbon dioxide a year or 1.3 per cent of all greenhouse gases produced by humans, a new study has found. ... Read More >>

Just Dial launches new Android app

New Delhi: Local search engine Just Dial has launched a new Android app, Search Plus, on Google Play Store. ... Read More >>

Martian volcano had a habitable environment

Washington: In a breakthrough, scientists have found that a Martian volcano, nearly twice as tall as Mount Everest, may have been home to one of the most recent habitable environments yet found on the Red Planet. ... Read More >>

'World's first' bitcoin ATM opens in Canada

Three young entrepreneurs opened an automated teller in this western Canadian city, calling it the world's first ATM able to exchange bitcoins for any official currency. ... Read More >>

System to deliver drugs to individual cells developed

New Delhi: A system to package and deliver drugs to each cell of human body, depending on its needs, has been developed at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc). ... Read More >>

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