Moscow, May 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Vkontakte, Russia's biggest social networking website, was put on a state registry of blacklisted websites by mistake Friday, an official said. "This was a mistake.
Pam Johnson, a sixth generation farmer and president of the National Corn Growers Association, says because of advancements in science, farmers can grow six times as much corn on the same amount of land
London, May 24 (IANS) A study of future human missions has indicated corporate researchers could be living on the moon by the time NASA astronauts head off to visit an asteroid in the 2020s. The study by Bigelow Aerospace, commissioned by NASA, shows "a lot of excitement and interest from various companies" for such ventures, Daily Mail quoted Robert Bigelow, founder and president of the Las Vegas-based firm, as saying. The projects range from pharmaceutical research aboard Earth-orbiting habitats, to missions to the Moon's surface, he said Thursday, citing a draft of the report due to be released in a few weeks.
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Multiple sclerosis, a disabling disease which strikes mostly young people, is fast becoming a cause for worry in India, doctors at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here said Friday. AIIMS has carried out a study on the patients of multiple sclerosis it treats. It found that around 70-80 percent of patients were in the age group of 18-35 years.
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) There is new hope for those who are sick of their glasses but have been refused Lasik surgery for sight correction as their cornea was too thin or irregular. A new method now assures complete vision correction through a quick and ablation-free technique
Shimla, May 24 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Friday inaugurated a study centre-cum-museum dedicated to the life and works of Rabindranath Tagore at the Indian Institute of Advanced Study (IIAS) here.
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) Friday launched three Aadhaar-Enabled services to help citizens authenticate their identity online and announced opening of 300 more permanent enrolment centres. The services that were launched are eKYC (eKnow Your Customer) service, authentication service using Iris, and authentication service using one time pin (OTP)
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) India's status as an observer at the eight-nation Arctic Council will give it a chance to understand the ice cap's climate, which impacts the Indian monsoon, along with the possibility of exploring the mineral-rich North Pole and shorter shipping routes for future business, a senior official said. "At the momment our interest is mainly from the science (of the region). But later, we could explore business prospects too," Shailesh Nayak, secretary in the Ministry of Earth Sciences, told IANS.
Washington, May 24 (IANS) Scientists have come up with a non-invasive and more effective way to detect oral cancer, says a study. The imaging technique, which is detailed in the Journal of Biomedical Optics, has been developed by Kristen Maitland, assistant professor at the department of biomedical engineering of Texas A&M University.
Quito, May 24 (IANS/EFE) Ecuador's first satellite avoided a direct collision with the remains of a Russian rocket, but whether the device is still operating remains unclear, the head of the country's EXA space agency told EFE.