Time spent by asthma patients soaking up the sun may help in the treatment of the illness, a research has said. A team of scientists at King's College London said vitamin D, which is made by the body in sunlight, calms an "over-active" part of the immune system in asthma, BBC reported. However, treating patients with vitamin D has not yet been tested. People with asthma find it hard to ...
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A Russian capsule, which had mice and lizards as its occupants, returned to Earth on Sunday after spending a month in space. According to scientists, the experiment was conducted to test effects of weightlessness and other factors of space flight on the cell structure, Fox News reported. Russian state television showed the capsule and some of its inhabitants following its safe landing in a ...
One of the many idiosyncrasies of humanity is our desire to domesticate otherwise wild animals and keep them around as pets. This has generally worked out well for us in regards to small birds, cats, dogs and fish. There are those, however, who push the limits of this domesticity too far and end up endangering the very animal they claim to care for so much. Last week, US Representatives Howard ...
The European Space Agency says a former army helicopter pilot is to be Britain's first official astronaut to go to the International Space Station. Major Tim Peake, 41, is set for a five-month mission to the ISS in 2015 in a move being called a major boost for Britain's space industry, The Daily Telegraph reported Monday. Peake has been awaiting a mission assignment since graduating ...
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James Toback's "Two Girls and a Guy" is a thoroughly cynical look at modern romance and the general state of contemporary interaction between human beings. Although the film ends on an arguably positive note -- suggesting that the immature, selfish brats with whom the audience has spent the last two hours might have the possibility of redemption in the form of belated maturity -- the majority of t ... ...
The public has no shortage of enthusiasm for fictional spacefarers, as this weekend's box-office win by the newest "Star Trek" film proves. Yet the real-life U.S. space agency finds itself strapped for cash these days. With federal budgets tightening and NASA feeling the pinch, some space advocates are asking, "Can ...
18 year old Eesha Kha-RAY from Saratoga, Calif., is one of the best young scientists in the world. She received the Young Scientist Award for her research in chemistry. Eesha: "My project, I developed a new supercapacitor, which is basically an energy storage device which can hold a lot of energy in a small amount of volume." Sharon Chin ...
Malaria parasites give mosquitoes a keener sense of smell, it seems. A small-scale study in the lab finds that mosquitoes infected by the parasite are three times as likely as uninfected mosquitoes to respond to human odours. If the same results are seen in malaria-carrying mosquitoes in the wild, it could lead to new ways to combat the ...
never graced a Labour MP . But as the first astronaut who will spacewalk with bona fide British credentials, he can surely achieve a Tim take-off. Not every namesake will scale the same giddying popularity peaks, but for all a page will be turned - opening, what ...
survey asked "do scientists agree [the] earth is getting warmer from climate change because of human activity?" 43% of Americans said "no." In other words, according to the citizenry, there's still a debate in the scientific community about the causes of global ...
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Work began on Monday on the development of a man-made island in Dubai, 500 metres directly opposite the Jumeirah Beach Residence complex.
To be known as Bluewaters Island, the new development will house five star hotels and resorts, al fresco dining and entertainment zones, and residential apartments and villas. The focal point of the island city, which will cost $1.6 billion, will be a 688 foot (210 metres) high Ferris Wheel, which will be the largest in the world. The attraction will be named Dubai Eye, in line with London's London Eye, which is 135 metres high.
Reclamation work, which involves dredging sand from the bottom of the surrounding one hundred foot deep sea, began on Monday. The work is being carried out by Dutch company Van Oord which was involved in the development of Dubai's iconic Palm Jumeirah. Construction of groynes, revetments, soil compaction of the new island and the reclamation of sand bodies to support the infrastructure also form part of the project. A total of more than 8 million cubic metres of sand needs to be dredged and deposited and some 3 million tons of stone will be placed. Van Oord deploys 3 trailing suction hopper dredgers and a cutter suction dredger, as well as a variety of equipment for placing the stone. ...
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