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India wilts as temperature hits 50 degrees Celsius

New Delhi - India is wilting under a heatwave, with temperatures in places reaching 50 degrees Celsius (122 degrees Fahrenheit) and the capital enduring its hottest May day in nearly two decades.

The ‘anti-solar cell’ that works at night developed

Imagine if a 'solar cell' could work at night? Sounds improbable, given the basis of solar technology is to absorb the light of the Sun. Yet researchers have designed a photovoltaic cell that can generate 50 watts of power per square meter at night.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics unveil final budget of $12.6 billion

Apo - The Tokyo 2020 Olympics are expected to cost some 1.35 trillion yen ($12.6 billion), organisers said Friday, unveiling a final budget showing increased revenue balancing out extra costs including countermeasures against heat.

New 'green' process for turning heat into useful energy

Researchers have developed a new way for transforming heat into useful energy. This process involves capturing heat that otherwise would have been lost to the environment.

Tokyo 2020 construction worker dies, heatstroke suspected

Apo - A worker at a Tokyo 2020 Olympics construction site has collapsed and died, organisers said, reportedly of heatstroke as the Japanese capital swelters through a blistering heatwave.

Severe heat kills dozens in India's Bihar state

Connaught Place - Severe heat has left dozens dead over a 24-hour period in India's Bihar state, as the country enters a third week of searing temperatures, officials said Sunday.

No tea or coffee, Indians warned, as heatwave continues

Chandawal - Hospitals across the desert state of Rajasthan reported a surge in heatstroke cases Tuesday as fierce temperatures kept up for a fourth day across northern India.The government advised the public not to drink tea, coffee or alcohol during the heatwave....

India heatwave takes temperatures near record highs

Temperatures in an Indian desert city hit 50 degrees Celsius (122 Fahrenheit) for the second time in three days as a deadly heatwave maintained its grip on the country. The thermometer hit 50.3 (122.

Essential Science: Transparent wood can transmit light

Technologists have developed a transparent wood that has grabbed attention as a future material for green construction. The material is also remarkably energy efficient, in terms of its ability to release heat, thereby lowering energy costs.

Physicists seeking to create cooler computing

Santa Fe - Computers require a huge energy demand, not only from the power required to run the devices, but also in terms of keeping them cool. Physicists have come up with a theory, based on the thermodynamics of computation, which could help to cool down devices.

Dozens feared killed in Karachi heatwave: charity

Karachi - Dozens of people are feared to have died in a heatwave gripping Pakistan's largest city Karachi this week, a charity in the sprawling metropolis said Tuesday, as temperatures hit 42 degrees Celsius (108 degrees Fahrenheit).

Sydney, Melbourne warned to prepare for 50-degree days

Sydney - Sydney and Melbourne could regularly face 50 degree Celsius (122F) days within 25 years even if Australia meets its Paris global warming targets, a new study warned Wednesday.

Fear and sweating in Pakistan's hottest cities

Sibi - After hours toiling at construction sites in 50 degree-plus heat, Lakhmir Brahmani finds little relief from the sun other than a donkey-powered fan during the dog days of summer in one of Pakistan's hottest cities.

Sizzling summer gives Europe's south taste of the future

Rome - Swathes of southern Europe sweltered Saturday in a heatwave that has claimed several lives, cost billions in crop damage and is, scientists warned, a foretaste of worse to follow in coming decades.

Massive wildfire near Yosemite forces thousands from homes

Mariposa - A massive wildfire in California's Central Valley has forced the evacuation of 4,000 people since the fire began on Sunday, prompting Governor Jerry Brown to declare a state of emergency for Mariposa County Tuesday night.

Climate change will force airlines to rethink long-range plans

Just last month, airlines in Phoenix, Arizona were forced to cancel some flights because it was too hot for planes to take off. Now, a new study suggests this is going to occur more often as the planet continues to warm.

Review: Relationships are complicated in this week’s releases Special

This week’s releases include a skillfully constructed horror movie; a definitive director’s cut; a sharp and witty look at separation; and a comedy classic from the "Sultan of Sleaze."

Essential Science: New material generates low-cost electricity

A new material promises the potential to generate sufficient power to allow cooking pan to produce sufficient energy to charge a cell phone within a few hours. The new material is cheap to manufacture and works by using hot and cold air.

'Unprecedented' floods kill at least 3 in southern US

New York - Torrential rains have caused record flooding in parts of the southern United States, officials said on Saturday, with US media reporting at least three deaths.

Chemically engineered sand cools electronic devices

Heat is a problem for many electronic devices. Overheating leads to breakdowns; and the loss of heat is not energy efficient. In order to cool down devices, and improve efficiency, technologists have been looking at a special type of sand.

India sets new heat record as temperatures soar

New Delhi - Temperatures have soared to a scorching 51 degrees Celsius in one Indian city, meteorologists said Friday, with the ferocious heat setting a new national record.Northern Phalodi wilted as the mercury reached a new high, equivalent to 123.

India sets new heat record as temperatures soar

New Delhi - Temperatures have soared to a scorching 51 degrees Celsius in one Indian city, meteorologists said Friday, with the ferocious heat setting a new national record.Northern Phalodi wilted as the mercury reached a new high, equivalent to 123.

India sets new heat record as temperatures soar

New Delhi - Temperatures have soared to a scorching 51 degrees Celsius in one Indian city, meteorologists said Friday, with the ferocious heat setting a new national record.Northern Phalodi wilted as the mercury reached a new high, equivalent to 123.

Marc Nguyen Tan: Reclusive French musician comes in from the cold Special

Colder is the stage name used by the above-mentioned master of electronica. "Many Colours" is the title of his outstanding new album, an album that's been a long time coming. Digital Journal found out why.

How much do tennis players sweat?

Brighton - This year's Wimbledon tennis tournament is being battled out under a scorching sun and intense heat. Naturally the players will sweat, but how much under these conditions?

Over 200 dead in Pakistan heatwave: officials

Karachi - More than 200 people have died in a heatwave in southern Pakistan, officials said Monday, as the government called in the army to help tackle widespread heatstroke in the worst-hit city Karachi.

Rain brings relief as India heatwave death toll tops 2,200

Hyderabad - Scattered rain on Sunday brought much-needed but only temporary relief to parts of India hit by a long heatwave as the death toll from the blistering temperatures crossed 2,200, officials said.

India reels under heatwave as death toll tops 2,000

Hyderabad - India's brutal weeks-long heatwave has killed more than 2,000 people, authorities said Saturday, as the government launched a mass education campaign to help people cope with scorching temperatures.

India battles deadliest heatwave in two decades

Indian authorities urged hospitals to treat heatstroke as an emergency as the toll from a long heatwave topped 1,800 on Friday, making it the deadliest in more than two decades.

Hospitals overwhelmed as India heatwave deaths top 1,700

New Delhi - Hospitals in India battled Thursday to treat victims of a blistering heatwave that has claimed more than 1,700 lives in just over a week -- the highest number recorded in two decades.
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