The variations in the flow of fresh water from rivers into estuaries change salinity and the prawns migrate into the sea. Damming rivers can change affect the life cycle of estuarine prawns, say researchers.
Researchers from the Institute of Minerals and Materials Technology, Bhubaneshwar report a method to use scrap mica and slime mud, a solid waste from paper industries to produce the much needed potash for agriculture.
Duckweed may be called a weed, but we may need to change our attitude to it. It may be useful to clean up aquatic ecosystems, says a research team from Doon University. The weed, of course, suffers from Ofloxacin antibiotic in water, but removes it efficiently.
S Ramaprabhu’s Alternative Energy & Nanotechnology Lab in IIT Madras reports a method to store hydrogen at room temperature. A step towards making vehicles running on hydrogen fuel.
Vaibhav D. Bhatt and his team from the Saurashtra University, Gujarat have a simple suggestion for treating inflammation of udders in cows. They find that the extract of the fruit powder of Terminalia chebula, a common medicinal tree in India, is effective in treating the infection.
Researchers from CSIR-IICT, CCMB and A U college of Pharmaceutical have something sweet to tell people suffering from Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Steviol glycoside from Stevia rebaudiana is a good supplement therapy.