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Efficacy of cloud seeding to induce precipitation being studied

Efficacy of cloud seeding to induce precipitation being studied

08 Jan 2017 | 2:22 PM

Tirupati, Jan 8 (UNI) The efficacy of cloud seeding resorted by various States to induce rains during failed or poor monsoon seasons is being studied through a national experiment coordinated by the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology in Pune.

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Humans may have occupied Tibetan Plateau 7 to 12 thousand years ago

Humans may have occupied Tibetan Plateau 7 to 12 thousand years ago

06 Jan 2017 | 2:06 PM

New Delhi, Jan 6 (UNI) A new analysis of an archaeological site in the high mountains of Tibet suggests that permanent residents may have set up camp thousands of years sooner than previously thought.

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Traffic noise reduces birds' response to alarm calls

Traffic noise reduces birds' response to alarm calls

28 Dec 2016 | 3:57 PM

New Delhi, Dec 28 (UNI) Pollution can take many forms - including noise.

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Future 'smart cities' should be super-connected, green & resilient

Future 'smart cities' should be super-connected, green & resilient

26 Dec 2016 | 7:14 PM

New Delhi, Dec 26 (UNI) When Superstorm Sandy lashed New Jersey, USA, in 2012, Narayan Mandayam, a professor of Indian origin at Rutgers University, lost power at his East Brunswick home for five days.

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These dinosaurs lost their teeth as they grew up

These dinosaurs lost their teeth as they grew up

23 Dec 2016 | 6:32 PM

New Delhi, Dec 23 (UNI) Researchers who reconstructed dinosaurs’ growth and development from young hatchlings of less than a year to the age of 10 uncovered something unexpected: the dinosaurs had teeth as young juveniles that were gradually lost as they grew up.

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133 new species added to the tree of life in 2016

133 new species added to the tree of life in 2016

22 Dec 2016 | 7:42 PM

New Delhi, Dec 22 (UNI) Researchers added 133 new plant and animal species to the family tree in 2016, enriching our understanding of Earth's complex web of life and strengthening our ability to make informed conservation decisions, according to at a release issued by the California Academy of Sciences.

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Human-induced climate change led to deadly India-Pak heat waves: Study

Human-induced climate change led to deadly India-Pak heat waves: Study

16 Dec 2016 | 5:40 PM

New Delhi, Dec 16 (UNI) While the two countries typically experience severe heat in the summer, the 2015 heat waves that occurred in late May/early June in India and in late June/early July in Pakistan resulting in the deaths of nearly 2,500 people in India and 2,000 in Pakistan point to new evidence of human influence leading to extreme weather events, according to a paper published this week during the American Geophysical Union (AGU) fall meeting in San Francisco.

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