advanced materials

Simple coating to keep you car clean for ages


July 20th, 2012 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
Amsterdam, July 20 (IANS) Researchers have developed a new coating that has many potential applications - keeping your car and mobile phones clean for ages and aircraft that need less ... Read more...

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Smartphones to have computing power of desktops


July 17th, 2012 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, July 17 (IANS) Battery operated mobile devices like smartphones and tablets are still lagging behind laptops and desktops in sheer computing power, thanks to their negligible RAM (random ... Read more...

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New polymer can reproduce smooth, rough textures


March 16th, 2012 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 16 (IANS) Perhaps inspired by a chameleon's changing colours, engineers have developed a polymer that reproduces rough, smooth textures as and when required."By changing the voltage applied to ... Read more...

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Gecko’s feet inspire unique wall hugging device


February 17th, 2012 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 17 (IANS) Cracking the mystery of gecko's amazing sticking power, scientists have developed 'Geckskin,' a unique wall-hugging device that can hold up to 700 pounds or over ... Read more...

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China to open more sectors to foreign investors


December 30th, 2011 - 4:27 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 30 (IANS) China will open more sectors like alternative energy, biotechnology and high-end equipment manufacturing to foreign investors, the government announced Thursday.According to a list jointly issued by ... Read more...

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Insect inspires ultra-strong alternative to plastic


December 19th, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 19 (IANS) Insect cuticle has inspired scientists to develop a new material that duplicates its exceptional strength, toughness and versatility. Low-cost, biodegradable, and biocompatible, the new material called ... Read more...

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New material can sniff out hard-to-detect N-weapons


September 13th, 2011 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Sep 13 (IANS) Scientists have developed new materials which could help handheld devices sniff out hard-to-detect nuclear weapons and materials -- even portable nuclear bombs."The terrorist attacks of 9/11 ... Read more...

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Brain-like computing power edges close to reality


June 24th, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 24 (IANS) A new technique patterned on the human brain is likely to revolutionise computing power by performing at lightning speed and cutting down energy consumption. The research ... Read more...

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Sensor ‘could protect first responders against chemical hazards’


May 2nd, 2011 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 2 (ANI): A team of researchers have suggested that a new kind of sensor could warn emergency workers when carbon filters in the respirators they wear to avoid inhaling toxic ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Coming soon: Polymers that self-heal under UV light!


April 21st, 2011 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 21 (ANI): Scientists have unveiled a new kind of coating that can mend its own scratches under brief exposures to ultraviolet light.A team of researchers in the United States and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Synchrotron-based imaging technique for ultra-clear pictures of tissues


March 21st, 2011 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 21 (ANI): Researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee have discovered a new synchrotron-based imaging technique - with a million times brighter intensity than sunlight - that offers high-resolution pictures of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Super skin’ that can sense a fly land


February 25th, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 25 (IANS) 'Super skin' so sensitive to touch that it can sense a fly land on it has been developed and could allow robots or other devices to perform ... Read more...

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New process improves solar cell efficiency by 20pc


December 3rd, 2010 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 3 (ANI): A new process that improves the efficiency of polymer solar cells by 20 percent by increasing light absorption is the latest feat in solar technology, achieved by researchers ... Read more...

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New advance may change modern electronics


October 31st, 2010 - 3:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 31 (ANI): Researchers at Oregon State University have made a new discovery that could form the basis of a new approach to electronics.They have solved a quest in fundamental material ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Concept 1 Shoes Now Banned By NBA


October 20th, 2010 - 8:42 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Oct 20, (THAINDIAN NEWS) In a latest development the NBA has imposed a ban on the use of Concept 1 shoes for the 2010-11 Season. The footwear has been created ... Read more...

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Titanium foam implants to revolutionize bone injury treatments


September 23rd, 2010 - 4:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 23 (ANI): A new kind of implant, Titanium foam, could revolutionize how bone injury treatments are carried out, according to a new study.The foam resembles the inside of a bone ... Read more...

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Soon, cell phones to be powered by conversations!


September 14th, 2010 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 14 (ANI): The more you talk, the longer your cell phone battery will last - that's the future scientists have predicted with a new technology that converts sound to electricity.Scientists ... Read more...

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‘Human Lego’ paves way for artificial organs


May 24th, 2010 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 24 (ANI): Hope to build artificial organs for human implantation has been boosted with the creation of Lego-like blocks made of human cells.Javier Fernandez and Ali Khademhosseini at the Massachusetts ... Read more...

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Bionic coating could make ships much more fuel-efficient


May 5th, 2010 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 5 (ANI): Large container ships are some of the heaviest polluters on the planet and one of the key reasons for this is the energy lost due to friction as ... Read more...

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Night vision goggles coming soon to mobile phones, eyeglasses


April 27th, 2010 - 3:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 27 (ANI): A thin film that converts infrared light into visible light has been developed - a breakthrough which, researchers claim, could give cell phones, eyeglasses and car windshields cheap, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Charging your iPod by running


April 26th, 2010 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 26 (ANI): If you've forgotten to charge your iPod and a power plug is nowhere in sight, a simple run could help you get out of the trouble - if ... Read more...

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IBSA to take scientific research cooperation to next level


February 22nd, 2010 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
Mamallapuram, Feb 22 (IANS) Taking the trilateral developmental initiative between India-Brazil-South Africa (IBSA) to the next step, programme coordinators are mulling ways to expand the programme's reach. "We would like to bring in ... Read more...

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Crabs, shrimp’s shells pave way for natural material to repair severed nerves


June 20th, 2009 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 20 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Washington have found that mixing chitosan, found in the shells of crabs and shrimp, with an industrial polyester creates a promising new material ... Read more...

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Thinnest superconducting metal layer created by physicists


June 9th, 2009 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 9 (ANI): Physicists at the University of Texas at Austin, US, have created a superconducting sheet of lead only two atoms thick, the thinnest superconducting metal layer ever created.Superconductors are ... Read more...

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US physicists create thinnest superconducting metal


June 9th, 2009 - 4:51 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 9 (Xinhua) A superconducting metal sheet with just two atoms thick has been developed by physicists at the University of Texas in Austin. The university said in a statement Monday that ... Read more...

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Nanostitching could make airplanes 10 times stronger


March 5th, 2009 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 5 (ANI): The future of flight seems safe, with engineers at MIT using carbon nanotubes only billionths of a meter thick to stitch together aerospace materials in work that ... Read more...

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Saint Gobain, IIT-Madras to partner research projects


August 1st, 2008 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 1 (IANS) French multinational company Saint Gobain and the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras (IIT-M) Friday announced plans for long-term research collaboration in the areas of advanced materials, energy conservation, production ... Read more...

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Artificial cornea that could restore vision for millions close to reality


May 20th, 2008 - 2:15 pm ICT by admin
Washington may 20 (ANI): An improved artificial cornea that can restore the vision of more than 10 million people worldwide who are blind due to diseased corneas, is moving towards reality, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

MIT improves fuel cell output 50 percent


May 16th, 2008 - 2:58 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 16 (IANS) An improved fuel cell, developed by MIT engineers, not only delivers 50 percent greater output, but is also substantially cheaper than older counterparts. "Our goal is to replace ... Read more...

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Electrons can travel over 100 times faster in graphene than in silicon


March 25th, 2008 - 5:20 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 25 (ANI): Physicists at the University of Maryland, US, have shown that electrons can travel over 100 times faster in graphene than in silicon.This has proven that in graphene, ... Read more...

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