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Iran gets rid of sensitive nuclear material: UN

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 10:08

Iran has turned all of its enriched uranium closest to the level needed to make nuclear arms into more harmless forms, the United Nations` nuclear agency has said.

Seized nuclear material in Iraq "low grade": IAEA

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 15:15

Iraq told the United Nations in a July 8 letter seen by Reuters that "terrorist groups" had seized nuclear materials used for scientific research at a university in the country`s north.

Read up

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014, 01:13

Textbooks make staple reading material for every child. However, to realise the true potential of reading, it must go beyond academics, says Sanchayan Bhattacharjee

Material that can bear 160,000 times its own weight developed

Last Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014, 22:25

Out of polymers, metals and ceramics, scientists have successfully developed and printed an ultra light material that can withstand 160,000 times its own weight.

China cracks down on online terrorist material

Last Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014, 11:17

China launched a campaign Friday to rid the internet of audio and video material that promotes terrorism and violence.

How plants can produce species without sex

Last Updated: Friday, June 13, 2014, 14:39

Plants can transfer their entire genetic material to a partner in an asexual manner, research reveals.

India's April steel production growth outpaces world average

Last Updated: Thursday, May 22, 2014, 15:45

India produced 7.015 million tonne steel in April, compared to 6.659 MT in the same month last year.

Steel consumption up 3.4% to 5.8 mn tonnes in April

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 06, 2014, 13:05

Production of crude steel grew by 2.7 percent to 6.8 million tonnes during the month.

New 2-D material better than graphene?

Last Updated: Monday, May 05, 2014, 17:15

Scientists have found a two-dimensional, self-assembling material whose properties are very similar to graphene, but with some distinct advantages, and it may be used to produce solar cells or transistors.

`Miracle` Graphene material may not be that good

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 19:40

At a time when the global electronics industry is going gaga over graphene and other carbon-based nanomaterials, two studies have found the `miracle` graphene may not be that good.

Floating nuclear plants could withstand tsunamis

Last Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014, 10:16

A new design for nuclear plants built on floating platforms could help avoid disasters like Fukushima.

Now, composite materials that can self-heal repeatedly

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 11:35

Researchers have created a 3D vascular system that allows for high-performance composite materials such as fiberglass to heal autonomously, and repeatedly.