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In the works: A food additive to quell hunger


August 22nd, 2012 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 22 (IANS) Researchers are developing a new 'anti-hunger' powder that dieters can just mix into curds or smoothies for freedom from the pangs of hunger.The new ingredient is ... Read more...

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Solar cells that convert windows into energy producers


July 23rd, 2012 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 23 (IANS) Researchers have fashioned a new transparent solar cell that will not only permit windows at homes to generate power but also enable people to see outside.The ... Read more...

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Industrial scientists turn to ‘greening’ of jeans


June 20th, 2012 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
Berne, June 20 (IANS) Producing a single pair of jeans requires more than 2,500 gallons of water, nearly a pound of chemicals and vast amounts of energy, it is estimated. ... Read more...

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Transparent 3-D chips to power next gen computers


March 28th, 2012 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 28 (IANS) Transparent and flexible memory chips that can shrug off temperatures twice as hot as a kitchen oven and survive other hostile conditions are likely to usher ... Read more...

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Popcorn richer in antioxidants than many fruits


March 27th, 2012 - 1:15 am ICT by IANS
London, March 26 (IANS) Surprisingly, a popular snack like popcorn has plenty of eye popping goodness too -- it has nearly twice as much of antiodixants as many fruits and ... Read more...

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Pound of aerogel can ferry half tonne boatloads


March 26th, 2012 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Helsinki, March 26 (IANS) A pound of aerogel, an amazing, ultra lightweight material, is enough to build a boat capable of carrying half tonne loads, says a study. Aerogel, a ... Read more...

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In 40 years, US could face water crisis


February 17th, 2012 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 17 (IANS) Global warming and climate change are likely to unfold a water crisis in the United States within the next 40 years, says a new report.It concluded ... Read more...

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Exposed to sunlight, cotton fabric cleans itself


December 15th, 2011 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 15 (IANS) Scientists from China are developing a cotton fabric that can clean itself of stains and bugs when exposed to ordinary sunlight.Environmental researchers Mingce Long and Deyong ... Read more...

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Fast test for severe form of food poisoning


November 10th, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Nov 10 (IANS) A fast and reliable new test under development could help people avoid a terrible type of food poisoning that comes from eating fish tainted with a ... Read more...

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Potent new drugs likely from witches’ brew


October 10th, 2011 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 10 (IANS) A brew administered by African witch doctors to pregnant women to hasten labour and delivery could be a source of promising new drugs.The brew, concocted from ... Read more...

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Potato diet cuts blood pressure, causes no weight gain


September 1st, 2011 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 1 (IANS) Potatoes, long shunned by the diet-conscious as fattening, could be a godsend for obese people, though. Eating spuds twice daily can lower blood pressure, that too ... Read more...

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Urine test can detect tuberculosis, say Delhi scientists


August 5th, 2011 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 5 (IANS) Scientists at the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) in New Delhi have shown that tuberculosis may be diagnosed in future using a fast, ... Read more...

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Circuits will be shrunk to sand grain’s size


July 21st, 2011 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 21 (IANS) Scientists are edging towards 'single-molecule electronics', which would shrink circuits in computers, smart phones, audio players and other devices to the size of a sand grain.Their ... Read more...

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Powering iPods, tiny sensors with a whiff of air


June 30th, 2011 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 30 (IANS) A new genre of tiny sensors - like airborne and stationary spy cameras - may require just a whiff of air, not a battery, to operate, ... Read more...

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‘Super sand’ to purify drinking water


June 23rd, 2011 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 23 (IANS) Scientists have developed a way to chemically transform ordinary sand into so-called "super sand" for improved purification of drinking water.Ordinary sand, an abundant natural resource of ... Read more...

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Now, ‘artificial nose’ to sniff out bacterial infections!


April 28th, 2011 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 28 (ANI): Scientists have developed an artificial 'nose' that can diagnose bacterial infections in only a few hours.The artificial nose is an array of 36 cross-reactive pigment dots that change ... Read more...

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Bio-based acrylic acid could ‘green up’ hundreds of everyday products


April 27th, 2011 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 27 (ANI): Researchers have developed a new way to develop greener and more environmentally friendly acrylic acid - a key industrial material that's usually produced from pricey and increasingly scarce ... Read more...

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This substance tricks brain to ease Parkinson’s


April 21st, 2011 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 21 (IANS) A painstaking search through nearly 390,000 chemical compounds has isolated a substance that can sneak through the brain's protective barrier and trick it into easing Parkinson's ... Read more...

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US expands search for weapons of mass destruction to East Africa


April 14th, 2011 - 11:43 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr.14 (ANI): The United States government is expanding a 20-year-old program to secure and destroy Cold War-era nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction to East Africa, according to the American ... Read more...

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Sticky mussels inspire tough coating for living cells


April 7th, 2011 - 6:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 7 (ANI): Mussels' ability to stick to a wide variety of objects is well known.Now inspired by this, scientists have developed a protective coating with the potential to enable living ... Read more...

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X-ray analysis on artwork shows artist repainted blonde woman brunette


April 4th, 2011 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 4 (ANI): An X-ray analysis of a 19th century painting by an unknown artist has revealed that the woman in the picture had initially been painted a vivacious blonde before ... Read more...

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Turning chicken feathers into green plastic


April 3rd, 2011 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 3 (IANS) A breakthrough could turn millions of tonnes of waste chicken feathers into a perennial source of green, bio-degradable plastic. "Others have tried to develop thermoplastics from ... Read more...

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Common freshwater algae holds promise for nuclear clean-up


March 31st, 2011 - 2:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 31 (ANI): At a meeting of the American Chemical Society in Anaheim, California, scientists said that common freshwater algae might hold a key to cleaning up after disasters such as ... Read more...

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Heart beat, finger pinch could help charge iPods, mobiles


March 30th, 2011 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 30 (IANS) Out jogging and your iPod has run out of battery? Well, don't worry, your heart could soon be powering your iPod and your mobile phone too.Scientists ... Read more...

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‘Bacterial dirigibles’ could be the next-generation disease fighters


March 30th, 2011 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 30 (ANI): Scientists say they have a new candidate for treating diseases ranging from food poisoning to cancer - termed 'bacterial dirigibles'.They reported development of bacteria that serve as mobile ... Read more...

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Super car made out of fruit fibres


March 29th, 2011 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 29 (IANS) Super strong yet light weight cars made from the fibres of pineapples and bananas could be a possibility within two years. In what promises to be ... Read more...

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Study says that nicotine raises blood sugar levels


March 29th, 2011 - 1:48 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Mar 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) It is undisputed fact that smoking is harmful to health but researchers have found another reason why smoking is not such a good decision.Scientists in United ... Read more...

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Nicotine raises blood sugar among diabetic smokers: Study


March 28th, 2011 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 28 (ANI): Researchers have found that nicotine is the main culprit responsible for persistently elevated blood sugar levels - and the resulting increased risk of serious health complications - in ... Read more...

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Are science-based films, TV shows accurate?


March 28th, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 28 (IANS) Do TV shows like "House", "Breaking Bad" and "Zula Patrol" - major sources of information about science and technology for millions of people - try to ... Read more...

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Eating ‘handful’ of walnuts best bet for healthy heart


March 28th, 2011 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
March 28 (ANI): A new study has suggested that walnuts have a combination of more healthful antioxidants and higher quality antioxidants than any other nut.It positioned walnuts in the No. 1 slot ... Read more...

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Scientists zap raging fire with electric power


March 28th, 2011 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 28 (IANS) A curtain of flame obstructs firefighters trying to rescue a family trapped inside a burning house. One with a special backpack steps to the front, points ... Read more...

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New discovery allows electricity to be used to extinguish fires


March 28th, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 28 (ANI): Scientists have revealed a new discovery that involves electricity being used to extinguish fires.The discovery could support a new genre of fire-fighting devices, including sprinkler systems that suppress ... Read more...

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‘Artificial leaf’ can power households cheaply


March 28th, 2011 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 28 (IANS) The first practical 'artificial leaf', an advanced, next generation solar cell as big as a poker card, can produce power for households at a cheaper price.The ... Read more...

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Walnuts richest in antioxidants


March 28th, 2011 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 28 (IANS) Nature's perfectly packaged nuts -- walnuts -- have the highest levels of antioxidants in the nut family and should be consumed as part of a healthy ... Read more...

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Bacteria-killing paper for next-generation food packaging


February 20th, 2011 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 20 (IANS) Food could get a longer shelf life using "killer paper," a new packaging material made of anti-bacterial nanoparticles, scientists at Israel's Bar-Ilan University have reported.Aharon Gedanken and colleagues ... Read more...

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