Monday, December 21, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Green University: Saudi Arabia’s KAUST With Eco-Friendly Environment
The new campus opened its doors in September in the Red Sea city of Thuwal. The Campus is constructed in a manner to utilize the maximum benefit of sea breezes for cooling, the buildings have been constructed in order to screen out a good amount of the heat that is generated by the hot Arabian sun; making the internal environment more sustainable for the students.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
India offers to share satellite data with ASEAN countries
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Killer Algae was Key Player In Mass Extinctions
James Castle and John Rodgers of Clemson University think the same thing happened during the five largest mass extinctions in Earth's history. Each time a large die off occurred, they found a spike in the number of fossil algae mats called stromatolites strewn around the planet.
Monday, October 12, 2009
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Online atlas to map Indian state’s biodiversity 8 October 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
Iran test-fires missiles amid nuclear tension
It coincide with escalating tension in Iran's nuclear row with the West, after last week's disclosure by Tehran that it is building a second uranium enrichment plant.
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Thinning Of Greenland And Antarctic Ice
Reporting in the journal Nature, researchers from British Antarctic Survey and the University of Bristol describe how analysis of millions of NASA satellite measurements* from both of these vast ice sheets shows that the most profound ice loss is a result of glaciers speeding up where they flow into the sea.
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Everest "memento" for Obama to show climate change impact
Environmental group WWF said Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal had promised to carry the "memento" and give it to Obama when world leaders meet in New York next week as "a symbol of the melting Himalayas in the wake of climate change."
Heads of state will attend a U.N. General Assembly meeting as well as hold talks on climate change in New York.
The rock was collected from the 8,850 meter (29,035 feet) Mount Everest by Apa Sherpa, who climbed the mountain for a record 19th time in May.
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Monday, August 31, 2009
Ganges River Dolphin Survival Threatened by Oil Exploration
Such prospecting "has potentially disastrous implications for Ganges River dolphins," the report concludes.Estimates have put the total population of the Ganges River dolphin, Platanista gangetica gangetica, at around 2,000. Between 240 to 300 of these inhabit the Brahmaputra River system in India, according to the survey prepared for the International Union for the Conservation of Nature's Sir Peter Scott Fund.
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Oil spill sparks evacuation off Australian coast
SYDNEY (Reuters) - An oil leak off Australia's western coast has sparked the evacuation of dozens of workers from a rig, the operator PTTEP Australasia said .
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Friday, August 7, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Asia darkens under longest solar eclipse of century
The longest total solar eclipse of the 21st century cut through the world's most populous nations, India and China, as it travelled half the globe. It was visible along a roughly 250 km-wide (155 miles) corridor, U.S. space agency NASA said.In India, where eclipse superstitions are rife, people snaked through the narrow lanes of the ancient Hindu holy city of Varanasi and gathered for a dip in the Ganges, an act believed to bring release from the cycle of life and death.Amid chanting of Hindu hymns, thousands of men, women and children waded into the river with folded hands and prayed to the sun as it emerged in an overcast sky."We have come here because our elders told us this is the best time to improve our afterlife," said Bhailal Sharma, a villager from central India travelling in a group of about 100.But for one 80-year-old woman the trip was fatal. Police said she died from suffocation in the crowd of hundreds of thousands that had gathered to bathe in the Ganges.The eclipse next swept through Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar and over the crowded cities along China's Yangtze River, before heading to the Pacific.In Hindu-majority Nepal, the government declared Wednesday a public holiday and thousands headed for water.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Are Aluminum Bottles Greener than Glass?
Aluminum as a substitute for glass bottles has been inching its way into the consumer experience in the last few years, most notably in the US in the form of beer bottles from Anheuser-Busch and Iron City Beer, a popular regional brand founded in Pittsburgh. Coca-cola has also announced plans to roll out aluminum bottles in this country, though only in limited venues.
Now Rexam, one of the world’s largest consumer packaging companies, has developed a lighter, resealable aluminum bottle that it hopes will replace glass bottles for many beverages, including wine.
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Environmental Scientists Use Fish Behavior To Monitor Water Quality
Monday, July 13, 2009
DubaiSat-1 reaches launch pad in Kazakhstan
The first remote sensing satellite developed by a UAE entity - the Emirates Institution for Advanced Science & Technology (EIAST) has been shipped from its development base in South Korea to the launch pad in Baikonour in Kazakhstan. DubaiSat-1 is a stepping stone in the UAE's attempt to create a sound infrastructure that enables the collection of space and earth observation data to power the comprehensive development of the nation. The satellite highlights the commitment of EIAST to create a knowledge based economy by leveraging the advances in satellite technology.The launch of DubaiSat-1 consists of three segments; space, ground and actual launch. The ground segment comprises mission control station, image receiving and processing station, and antenna and RF subsystem.
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
NAVTEQ’s first map of Egypt
NAVTEQ released first Intermediate map for Egypt. The product will represents the highest 3rd party data available published in standard formats supported by NAVTEQ globally.With this Intermediate Map of Egypt, drivers will have access to approximately 50,000 km of roads and more than 42,000 POIs referenced to the map to enhance the functionality of navigation systems.Egypt has a very complex road network, strong tourism industry and is one of the region's most populous nations, with an estimated population of 78.3 million inhabitants. The Intermediate Map of Egypt has been designed to meet the evolving needs of the growing user base. Intermediate Maps are a separate class of map data provided by NAVTEQ to support customers who are interested in introducing LBS and navigation applications in emerging markets. The launch of Egypt further demonstrates NAVTEQ's ongoing commitment to the region. Future plans include upgrading Egypt to a NAVTEQ map. To accomplish this, NAVTEQ's geographic analysts will drive the roads to collect and verify up to 260 attributes, resulting in the highest quality navigable map and a foundation for new content.
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Scientists Show Bacteria Can 'Learn' And Plan Ahead
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Mounting evidence shows native grasses could destroy explosives pollution
The notion started with mounting evidence that native grasses could render harmless a common weed killer.....
Monday, June 15, 2009
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Global Warming: Heat Could Kill Drought-stressed Trees Fast
Widespread die-off of piñon pine across the southwestern United States during future droughts will occur at least five times faster if climate warms by 4 degrees Celsius, even if future droughts are no worse than droughts of the past century, scientists have discovered in experiments conducted at the University of Arizona's Biosphere 2.
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Saturday, June 6, 2009
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Global Bird Species in Serious Decline
Its habitat already restricted to less than 100 square kilometers, the lark is rapidly losing territory as local residents, the Borana ethnic group, convert grassland into heavily grazed pasture. Unless the Borana are allowed to resume their nomadic ways, within the next few years the Sidamo lark will likely become the first known bird species to vanish from mainland Africa, researchers say.
Monday, June 1, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
GPS for Guwahati police
Monday, May 18, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Global Warming Study: Nations Need to Cut Emissions by 70 Percent
The study, led by scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), will be published in Geophysical Research Letters. It was funded by the Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation, NCAR's sponsor.
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Monday, May 4, 2009
New England Rescinds Protections for Threatened Atlantic Sea Turtles
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Friday, May 1, 2009
World likely to pass dangerous warming limits
The world will probably exceed a global warming limit which the European Union calls dangerous, scientists at Britain's MetOffice Hadley Centre said , presenting a new, 5-year research program.
But not all scientists agree, demonstrating a shift in debate from whether climate change is happening -- on which where there is near consensus -- to how bad it will get and what to do about it.
Thursday, April 30, 2009
Satellite eye on Earth
At roughly 8km wide, Atafu atoll is the smallest of three atolls comprising the Tokelau Islands in the southern Pacific. The islands - just 2m above the tidal high-water level - suffered significant inundation and erosion during Cyclone Percy in 2005. Vulnerability to tropical cyclones and potential sea level rise make the long-term habitability of the atoll uncertain
Monday, April 27, 2009
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Friday, April 24, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Monday, April 13, 2009
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Climate Change To Spur Rapid Shifts In Wildfire Hotspots, Analysis Finds
Climate change will bring about major shifts in worldwide fire patterns, and those changes are coming fast, according to a first-of-its-kind analysis led by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, in collaboration with scientists at Texas Tech University.
The findings are reported in the April 8 issue of PLoS ONE, an open-access, peer-reviewed journal of the Public Library of Science.
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Friday, April 3, 2009
Thursday, April 2, 2009
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Monday, March 30, 2009
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Allahabad Municipal corporation conducts survey using GIS
Sources in the AMC said that there are about 1,90,000 houses in the municipal limits which has been mapped through the GIS system. However, the total number of houses registered with the corporation is about 1,66,000.
AMC undertook the survey through GIS to ascertain the number of houses which have come up in recent years. The purpose of the survey is to have a comprehensive record of the different types of the houses, the condition of the roads, the number of lanes in the localities and other details. This exercise has been taken to improve the financial condition of AMC.
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Monday, March 9, 2009
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Birmingham digital remapping complete
According to OpenStreetMap, the digital map of Birmingham, is now more up-to-date and accurate than any other online map and only Ordnance Survey can claim to be more accurate, due to the technical and financial resources at their disposal. The data being used by OSM has been obtained from 100 volunteers who collected GPS data while cycling, walking, riding busses and trains and one volunteer even used a canal boat. They have mapped some 15,000 residential roads, 6,000 footpaths and 9,000 other roads in Birmingham (and over 700 bus stops, 300 pubs, 200 traffic lights and 300 postboxes).
Source : http://www.heise-online.co.uk
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Seminar on Gandhi
You are hereby requested to send your paper/article on any aspect of below mentioned themes, these are the tentative topics, you make chose any topic in an around the main theme of the conference.
Main Theme: Gandhi in the 21st Century
1. Challenges of 21st century and Gandhian alternative
2. Locating Gandhi
3. Gandhi and Globalization
4. Gandhi and Contemporary World
5. Gandhi Science and Technology
6. Gandhi and Social Justice
7. Gandhi and Terrorism
8. Gandhi and Environment
9. Gandhi and Panchayati Raj institution
Saturday, January 31, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
Friday, January 23, 2009
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Friday, January 2, 2009
New application offered to maintain oil & gas pipeline GIS data
One of the most notable achievements for this rollout was the integration of a graphical interface viewed through ArcMap and a tabular interface. Based on an industry standard dual monitor setup, users can apply a number of sorting and filtering options, arrange data in multiple concurrent tables, and visually verify the data in question.
Source : http://www.newcenturysoftware.com