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India needs to create energy efficient buildings, says expert

There is an urgent need for India to make energy efficient buildings by jumping to the latest technology, creating awareness among people and teaching building physics to next generation architects, says an expert in energy simulation.

Woollen pyjamas better for sound sleep: Study

Woollen pyjamas work better for getting a sound, quicker and longer sleep, according to a new study.

`Big bars of soap` make perfect insulation for homes, claim scientists

Experts have claimed that `environment friendly` bars of soap are the ideal material for insulation purposes in homes.

`Cold coat` help Penguins keep warm in Antarctic

Emperor penguins keep their body`s surface temperature lower than the surrounding air -- in an unusual phenomenon termed as `cold coat` -- to cope with the harsh conditions of the Antarctic, scientists say.

Elephants’ hair helps them stay cool

The sparse hair of the elephant helps carry heat away from the animal’s skin and into the air, a study by Princeton University has found.