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Fans beneficial in heat wave conditions: Study

Contrary to the advise against the use of fans in severe heat, the electric appliances may actually prevent heat-related elevations in heart rate and core body temperature, a new study has found.

Urban areas experiencing intense heat waves globally
Urban areas experiencing intense heat waves globally

For the past four decades, global warming has increased dramatically in cities, shows a new study led by an assistant professor of civil engineering Vimal Mishra at IIT-Gandhinagar.

Soon, 'smart windows' that keep heat out

Scientists are developing a new kind of 'smart window' that can block out heat when the outside temperatures rise.

Solar power material converts 90 percent of light into heat

 Researchers have developed a new nanoparticle-based material for concentrating solar power plants that can absorb and convert to heat more than 90 per cent of the sunlight it captures.

Oxygen masks and tanks may soon be history for underwater expeditions
Oxygen masks and tanks may soon be history for underwater expeditions

Scientists have recently created a crystal that might make breathing possible underwater, without using Oxygen masks and tanks.

Companion planets can host life better

Having a companion in old-age is good for people and, it turns out, might extend the chance for life on certain earth-sized planets as well.

How to avoid heat-related illnesses revealed

Bret Nicks, associate professor of emergency medicine at Wake Forest Baptist Medical, has revealed some simple steps to follow in order to avoid heat-related illnesses.

Bees physically transfer heat to stay cool

To protect their young ones from heat, honey bees can absorb heat from the brood walls just like a sponge and later transfer it to a cooler place to get rid of the heat from their bodies, says a study.

What makes cities warmer than countryside

Variation in how efficiently urban areas release heat back into the lower atmosphere - through the process of convection - is the dominant factor in the daytime "urban heat island" (UHI) effect, a phenomenon that makes urban areas significantly warmer than the surrounding countryside.

Heatwave sweeps Punjab and Haryana

Heatwave today continued to sweep across Punjab and Haryana with the mercury hovering few notches above normal.

The Union Territory of Chandigarh experienced sultry weather with a maximum temperature of 40.6 degrees Celsius, three notches above normal.

Summer Special Recipe: Lemonade Cookies

To beat the heat this summer, you must try out this special and easy-to-make recipe of `lemonade cookies` at home.

Long outages in Delhi as power scene worsens

The power situation deteriorated further on Monday in the national capital as several parts continued to reel under long outages in the sweltering heat.

Mercury soars to record 45.5 degree C in Delhi

As mercury continued to soar to record levels, the national capital sizzled at 45.5 degree Celsius on Monday.

Rain likely in national capital region

Delhi will experience a partly cloudy Sunday with dust storm and rain in some areas, said the Met Office.

Air-conditioned helmets to help soldiers beat the heat

The US army is on course to develop a high-tech headgear that is not only light and easy to carry but also has its own built-in air conditioned system.

Mistake to award World Cup to Qatar, says Blatter

Awarding the 2022 soccer World Cup to Qatar was a `mistake` and the tournament will probably have to be held in the winter because of the heat, FIFA president Sepp Blatter has said.

Delhi has pleasant Wednesday, rain expected Thursday

The capital experienced a sunny yet pleasant Wednesday as the maximum temperature settled seven notches below the season`s average at 32.1 degrees Celsius.

Snowfall in HP; death toll due heat in Odisha mounts to 17

Moderate rains in parts of Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan and fresh snowfall in Himachal Pradesh kept temperature subdued in North, while in Eastern India two more deaths were reported from Odisha due to ongoing heat wave.

Heat wave recedes in parts of North India

Led by light rains and thundershowers temperature in most parts of North India took a slight dip on oday while weatherman has forecast a similar trend in the days to come.

Heat turn tables on Nets, take series opener

LeBron James led the way with 22 points on Tuesday as two-time defending NBA champions Miami opened their second-round playoff series against Brooklyn with an emphatic 107-86 triumph.