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Another Kolkata man dies near burnt laptop


February 5th, 2012 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 5 (IANS) Three months after a laptop snag killed an MNC employee, another man in Kolkata was found dead close to his burnt laptop in his bedroom, police ... Read more...

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Man electrocuted while hooked to laptop


November 6th, 2011 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 6 (IANS) A laptop which for many is a prerequisite for their existence is believed to have become the cause of death as a man in sought Kolkata ... Read more...

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Motorcycle helmets could make you hard of hearing


July 31st, 2011 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 31 (IANS) Motorcycle helmets may be protecting bikers' brains but they could also be leaving them vulnerable to hearing loss. Kennedy O. Adetifa, M. Carley, N. Holt and ... Read more...

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Why snakes don’t need wings to fly


November 23rd, 2010 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 23 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that some species of snake can stay airborne for up to 79 feet.The acrobatic arboreal snakes, all in the genus Chrysopelea, use what's known as ... Read more...

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Researchers design mechanical model of human vocal folds


November 22nd, 2010 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 22 (ANI): Researchers have built a mechanical model of human vocal folds to show how asymmetrical airflow impacts normal and diseased vocal fold motion - observations that may lead to ... Read more...

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China coal mine gas leak toll rises to 30


October 18th, 2010 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 18 (IANS) The toll from a coal mine gas leak in central China's Henan province has risen to 30 after four more bodies were found, authorities said Monday.The state administration ... Read more...

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Death toll from China’s coal mine accident reaches 31


October 18th, 2010 - 11:54 am ICT by ANI
Beijing, Oct 18(ANI): The death toll from Saturday's coal mine gas leak in China's Henan Province has climbed to 31 with rescuers still battling to reach the six miners, who are still ... Read more...

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Death toll from Central China’s mine accident reaches 26


October 17th, 2010 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Oct 17 (ANI): The death toll from Saturday's coal mine gas leak in Central China's Henan Province climbed to 26 on Sunday with rescuers still battling to reach the eleven miners, ... Read more...

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Tips To Tame Weeds In Your Yard


September 10th, 2010 - 8:05 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Sep 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) One of the common problems that a gardener or a farmer faces is the unwanted disturbance of weeds. The weeds are the malignant plants which have ... Read more...

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Dyson Air Multiplier Launched With Enhanced Features


June 22nd, 2010 - 6:36 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri June 22, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Dyson has come up with two innovative fans as the USA residents are gearing up to brace the summer months. The new Dyson AM03 Pedestal and ... Read more...

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Conical shape primarily responsible for Vuvuzela’annoying loudness: Expert


June 15th, 2010 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 15 (ANI): A British acoustic expert has opined that the conical shape of the popular Vuvuzela, which is making its presence felt at this year's FIFA World Cup in South ... Read more...

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The science behind how to ‘Bend It Like Beckham’


June 10th, 2010 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Johannesburg, June 10 (ANI): Science has offered an explanation of how a soccer ball 'curls' and changes direction after it is kicked."The physics of soccer balls is complex and varies with each ... Read more...

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“Perfect football” for WC is 20 percent more accurate than any made before


May 16th, 2010 - 3:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 16 (ANI): Andy Harland, who used to keep goal for Shepshed Dynamo in Leicestershire, has spent four years creating the "perfect ball" that will be 20 percent more accurate than ... Read more...

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Toll in Russian mine blasts climbs to 60


May 12th, 2010 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 12 (DPA) Four days after twin methane gas explosions tore through a Siberian coal mine, the deaths in the accident have risen to at least 60, the Interfax news agency ... Read more...

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Formula One to ban F-ducts from next season


May 11th, 2010 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 11 (ANI): The controversial F-ducts, allow drivers to divert airflow through the cockpit to "stall" the rear wings of their cars, decreasing drag and boosting speed, will be banned by ... Read more...

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Button denies cheating claims on McLaren car’s radical aero device


March 13th, 2010 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 13 (ANI): Formula One champion Jenson Button launched a fierce defence of his McLaren team last night, saying that they are not cheats.Button and teammate Lewis Hamilton impressive start to ... Read more...

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Alligators’ breathing method may explain how dinos ruled the Earth


January 15th, 2010 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 15 (ANI): Alligators have a one-way path for breathing that is similar to birds, says a new study, which could explain how dinosaurs' ancestors rose to prominence on Earth after ... Read more...

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How do we make a sound?


December 28th, 2009 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 28 (IANS) When people speak, sing or shout, they produce sound by pushing air over their vocal folds -- bits of muscle and tissue that manipulate the air flow and ... Read more...

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Mechanical model of vocalization created


November 28th, 2009 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 28 (ANI): Scientists have created a mechanical model of the process required for producing speech.When people speak, sing, or shout, they produce sound by pushing air over their vocal folds ... Read more...

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Bladeless fan launched


October 14th, 2009 - 10:08 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Oct 14 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Bladeless fan called the Air Multiplier is the first ever fan without rotating blades, which uses a combination of basic physics and cutting edge aerodynamics to ... Read more...

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Pterosaur footprints show it touched down like most modern birds


August 19th, 2009 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 19 (ANI): A set of Pterosaur footprints unearthed in France is the first to show one of the winged reptiles coming into land - and suggests they did so in ... Read more...

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IIT Delhi engineers’ improved bus design may save fuel while cooling passengers


July 21st, 2009 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 21 (ANI): A new study by engineers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi has determined that a simple redesign of public buses used in hot and dry climates ... Read more...

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Soon, shape-shifting turbines to generate electricity at any wind speed


May 28th, 2009 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 28 (ANI): Researchers in the US have said that wind turbines of the future could incorporate shape-shifting blades that make them efficient at generating electricity at any wind speed.According to ... Read more...

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Soon, owls-inspired noiseless aircrafts


April 26th, 2009 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 26 (ANI): Noisy aircrafts may soon be turned into havens of tranquillity, courtesy owls.European plane manufacturer Airbus is performing studies on the night birds to determine how they manage to ... Read more...

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Coming soon: a wind-powered supercar that reaches 155mph


January 12th, 2009 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 12 (ANI): Get ready for a supercar that could reach a top speed of 155mph without harming the environment, for it runs on wind energy.Designed in California, the environmentally ... Read more...

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Vertical-takeoff micro aircraft developed


December 20th, 2008 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 20 (ANI): In order to overcome problems of speed and range encountered with micro air vehicles, scientists have now developed a vertical-takeoff micro aircraft.Micro air vehicles (MAVs) are ... Read more...

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Low-error golf balls developed


December 16th, 2008 - 6:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 16 (ANI): Researchers from Seoul National University in Korea have developed a new golf ball with grooves rather than dimples that would prevent the putted ball from going in ... Read more...

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Researchers develop effective computer-controlled inhaler


July 22nd, 2008 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 22 (ANI): Researchers at North Carolina State University in Raleigh have developed a computer-controlled inhaler that is far more effective than the traditional one.Inhaling a drug in aerosol form ... Read more...

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Now, artificial whiskers that work just like animals hair to probe environment


July 15th, 2008 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 15 (ANI): US scientists at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign say that they have created artificial whiskers that work just like animals hair, which they use to probe ... Read more...

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Corrugated wings give dragonfly much greater lift than expected in gliding flight


June 25th, 2008 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 25 (ANI): Aerospace engineers have determined that the corrugated wings on a dragonfly have an aerodynamic function, which gave the insects a much greater lift than expected in a ... Read more...

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Long-term bouts with hay fever worsen nasal passage functioning


June 2nd, 2008 - 1:58 pm ICT by admin
Washington, June 2 (ANI): A team of Italian researchers has found that people suffering from hay fever - allergic rhinitis - will over time experience a progressive worsening of their nasal ... Read more...

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Indian-origin researchers idea may turn air conditioners into surveillance systems


May 18th, 2008 - 10:05 am ICT by admin
London, May 17 (ANI): An Indian-origin researcher in the US has conceived a way to make air conditioners that can track human movement through the different rooms of a house.Shwetak ... Read more...

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Bats use air bubbles to stay afloat in the air


February 29th, 2008 - 3:49 pm ICT by admin
Washington, February 29 (ANI): Swedish researchers have found out what enables bats to hover in the air like bumblebees, despite the fact that current aerodynamic theories suggest that they should not be ... Read more...

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Women smokers at increased lung disease risk than men


January 3rd, 2008 - 5:22 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 3 (ANI): Women who smoke a lot are at an increased risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a disabling breathing disorder including emphysema and chronic bronchitis, according to the ... Read more...

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