Odisha: Daughters dismantle own roof top to collect wood for mother's funeral

After the shocking incident of Dana Majhi who carried his dead wife`s body for 10 kms in Odisha`s Kalahandi district, another tragic incident has surfaced in the state where daughters had to dismantle the roof of their home to collect wood for their mother`s funeral.

Sep 27, 2016, 13:10 PM IST

Fossil fuels could be phased out globally in just 10 years

Burning of fossil fuels is very concerning, but now a team of researchers has suggested that the worldwide reliance on burning fossil fuels could be phased out in just 10 years.

Apr 16, 2016, 17:01 PM IST

Doctors remove 33mm wooden piece from woman's eye in Thane

In a major eye surgery, a team of ophthalmologists in the neighbouring Thane district have successfully operated and removed a 33 millimetre piece of wood, a foreign body, from the bony socket of a woman's eye.

Aug 08, 2015, 16:34 PM IST

New porous materials boon for industry

Finally, here is a new way of making a class of porous materials that allows for greater manufacturing controls and has significantly broader applications than the long-time industry standard.

Feb 24, 2014, 21:22 PM IST

Govt considering introduction of forest certification

Government is considering introduction of forest certification as it will help in their sustainable management, a senior official said Tuesday.

Sep 24, 2013, 17:56 PM IST

Uttarakhand floods: Stolen wood seized from locals

Police seized wood worth lakhs of rupees, allegedly stolen by locals in Ferozpur village when it came flowing in the Ganga from flood-ravaged Uttarakhand.

Jul 02, 2013, 15:29 PM IST

Exposure to wood, tobacco smoke ups COPD risk

People who are consistently exposed to both wood smoke and tobacco smoke are at a greater risk for developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

May 21, 2013, 10:07 AM IST

Wood may be 10 million years older than thought!

A study of 400-million-year-old samples of fossils has revealed that woody plants appeared about 10 million years earlier than previously thought.

Aug 17, 2011, 16:48 PM IST

Biobutanol from wood ‘the next generation of biofuels’

Butanol has high energy density and can be pumped right into existing gas pipeline.

May 29, 2011, 19:11 PM IST

New biogas technology can save thousands of lives

Many lives that are lost due to indoor air pollution caused by cooking with wood, dung, coal and crop waste could be saved with new biogas technology, say scientists.

Apr 26, 2010, 15:29 PM IST