Page-2 of Current Affairs - October, 2011

i2R e-Paper

Recently, a group of scientists at Industrial Technology Research Institute, Taiwan have developed an environmentally friendly form of rewritable electronic paper that works without electricity. i2R e-Paper is a paper of same kind as used in fax machines. But, when message is no longer needed, the paper can be erased with the flip of a ..

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Discovery of DNA components in meteorites

In this update are talking about the carbonaceous chondrites and ureilite. Carbonaceous chondrites or C chondrites are meterorites of 7 known and many unknown groups. Ureilite is a rare type of stony meteorite that has a unique mineralogical composition very different from that of other stony meteorites. Both of them are rich on organic material. ..

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Potential of Gold in treatment of Cancer

At present, one isotope gold Au-198, (half-life 2.7 days) is used in some cancer treatments and for treating other diseases. Recently, an international team, led by University of Western Australia and Griffith University, has described how using two imaging techniques can allow scientists to see where gold complexes used in potential chemotherapeutic treatments end up ..

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Operation Shady RAT

Recently, biggest ever series of cyber attacks uncovered to date, in which hackers were found to have broken into networks of the Indian government, United Nations and US defence companies, with security experts pointing to China as the culprit. This series of cyber attacks is part of the ongoing “Operation Shady RAT” which has been ..

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Oxygen in Orion constellation

Recently, the European Space Agency’s Herschel telescope has found the first confirmed evidence of oxygen molecules in space. The Oxygen molecules have been found in the star forming region of the Orion constellation. Oxygen gas was discovered in the 1770s, but it’s taken us more than 230 years to finally say with certainty that this ..

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