Air pollution leading to swelling rivers: Study
Air pollution leading to swelling rivers: Study

 Air pollutants, known as aerosols, can lead to an increase in the amount of water flowing through many rivers in the northern hemisphere, revealed a research.

New material promises 'perfect' solar absorption

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a material that comes very close to being "ideal" for solar absorption.

Researchers develop 'near perfect' material for solar absorption

Researchers have recently developed a material that could be almost "ideal" for solar absorption.

Inexpensive solar-powered lens purifies polluted water

A university student in the US has developed an inexpensive solar lens that uses sunlight to heat and disinfect polluted water, destroying 99.9 per cent of bacteria and pathogens.

Sunlight, not bacteria, key to CO2 in Arctic

Sunlight and not bacteria is the key to triggering the production of carbon dioxide (CO2) from material released by Arctic soils, says a significant study.

How living things capture energy from the Sun decoded

A specific combination of lipids contributes to how living creatures capture sunlight and convert it into energy, a new study suggests.

Spinach may help convert sunlight into clean alternative fuel

Popeye`s favourite snack spinach, which gave the cartoon character super strength, also has the ability to convert sunlight into a clean, efficient alternative fuel.

Vitamin D deficiency increases schizophrenia risk

Individuals with Vitamin D deficiency are twice as likely to be diagnosed with schizophrenia as compared to those who have sufficient levels of the vitamin, says a study.

Internal clock drives sunflowers` daily motion

In an interesting find, scientists have revealed that sunflowers do not simply respond to sunlight, but also to an internal biological clock.

Vitamin D ups survival chances of bowel cancer patients

Bowel cancer patients with high levels of vitamin D in their blood are more likely to survive the disease, says a study.

Harnessing sunlight to convert carbon dioxide into fuel

Using waste carbon dioxide and easily obtainable machined parts, researchers have devised an efficient method for harnessing sunlight to convert carbon dioxide into a potential alternative fuel known as formic acid.

ESA considering harpooning space debris

Faced with the challenge of capturing tumbling satellites to clear key orbits, ESA is considering harpooning them.

Why no `face` is seen on far side of our moon

Even as everyone can make out the man in the earth-facing side of the moon, researchers, including an Indian-origin scientist, now believe that they have solved the mystery of why no “face” exists on the far side of the moon.

3 reasons why sun is good for you

A little sunshine can boost your mood and help prevent serious illnesses.

International Women`s Health Day: Make friends with the Sun

Sunlight is reportedly missing from the lives of many young women which is making them Vitamin D deficient and it has lately emerged as a major health issue for them.

People in desk jobs gain weight for sure: Survey

If you have gained extra waistline, do not get enough sunlight for your bones and strain your eyes in front of a computer screen, you have all reasons to complain about your desk job.

Redirecting sunlight to illuminate narrow streets

In a novel way to provide some natural light in dense urban centres with tall buildings around us, Egyptian researchers have developed a corrugated, translucent panel that redirects sunlight onto narrow streets and alleyways.

Morning sunlight may be secret of staying lean

A new study has revealed that people who are exposed to earlier sunlight are leaner than other people.

Satellite technology to measure plant energy activity

In what could provide an improved tool to evaluate the productivity of the breadbaskets of the world - such as the Indo-Gangetic plain, scientists have for the first time made use of satellite technology to measure photosynthetic activity as it occurs around the planet.

Global warming to speed up if geoengineering is carried for decades and then stopped

A new research suggests that spraying reflective particles into the atmosphere to reflect sunlight and then stopping it, could exacerbate the problem of climate change.