applied science

Indian-American elected to Royal Society of Canada


September 10th, 2012 - 11:17 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 10 (IANS) Ponisseril Somasundaran, an Indian American member of the faculty of Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science, has been chosen as the sole foreign fellow ... Read more...

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Underwater vehicle aims to mimic stingrays


July 29th, 2012 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 29 (IANS) Engineers are trying to emulate the effortless but powerful swimming motions of stingrays and mantarays by creating their own ray-like machine modelled on nature."They (rays) are ... Read more...

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Rivers could provide energy for half billion people


April 19th, 2012 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 19 (IANS) A new genre of power plants, using only a tenth of the global river flow into the oceans, could meet the energy needs of a half ... Read more...

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Lens-less microscope produces sharp 3-D images


April 25th, 2011 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 25 (IANS) A lens-less microscope small enough to sit on the palm of your hand has enough punch to create 3D images of miniscule samples. The technique demonstrates ... Read more...

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Ozone hole ‘affecting climate change in Southern Hemisphere’


April 22nd, 2011 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 22 (ANI): Researchers at Columbia University's School of Engineering and Applied Science have found that the ozone hole, which is located over the South Pole, has affected the entire circulation ... Read more...

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New curvilinear camera adds a zoom to the ‘human eye’


January 18th, 2011 - 6:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 18 (ANI): Researchers have developed a curvilinear camera that mimics the human eye, but has the added feature of zooming.Scientists from Northwestern University and the University of Illinois in the ... Read more...

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New technology desalinates water and produces electricity simultaneously


December 4th, 2010 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 4 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Colorado Denver College of Engineering and Applied Science have discovered a way to simultaneously desalinate water, produce hydrogen and treat wastewater."Ships and their ... Read more...

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Underwater robot to explore ice-covered ocean in Antarctica


October 14th, 2010 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 14 (ANI): An underwater robot is being deployed by researchers at the University of British Columbia to explore ice-covered ocean in Antarctica from October 17 through November 12.Scientists predict that ... Read more...

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Human vision inspired supercomputer may drive cars someday


September 16th, 2010 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 16 (ANI): Inspired by our remarkable ability to quickly navigate through the street recognizing cars, other people, trees and lampposts instantaneously, researchers at Yale have developed a supercomputer based on ... Read more...

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Terror-related security in New York under-funded: Study


May 6th, 2010 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
New York, May 6 (ANI): Research shows New York is getting less Homeland Security funding than other American cities.The Northwestern University study suggests that New York City appears under-funded for protection against ... Read more...

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New graphene nanomesh could change the future of electronics


February 27th, 2010 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 27 (ANI): A team of scientists has created a new graphene nanostructure called graphene nanomesh, which provides a new solution to the challenges of the element, and may eventually change ... Read more...

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Mussel-inspired “glue” shows promise in fetal membrane repair


January 23rd, 2010 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 23 (ANI): Mussels' ability to stick to surfaces under wet conditions has inspired a sealant that could repair defects in human fetal membranes, according to a recent Northwestern University study.During ... Read more...

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Scientists create world’s first molecular transistor


December 24th, 2009 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 24 (IANS) Scientists have successfully created the world's first transistor from a single molecule. The team, including Mark Reed, professor of engineering & applied science at Yale University, showed that ... Read more...

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Scientists create world’s first molecular transistor


December 24th, 2009 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 24 (ANI): A group of scientists has succeeded in creating the world's first transistor made from a single molecule.The group included researchers from Yale University and the Gwangju Institute of ... Read more...

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‘Smart’ nanocapsule delivery system for protein therapy use created


December 19th, 2009 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 19 (ANI): Researchers at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science have developed a new intracellular delivery platform that uses nanocapsules made up of a single-protein core ... Read more...

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Nanosensors used for first time to measure cancer biomarkers in blood


December 14th, 2009 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 14 (ANI): American scientists have, for the first time, used nanosensors to measure cancer biomarkers in blood.The research conducted by a team from Yale University has been published online in ... Read more...

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Engineered bacteria to turn carbon dioxide into liquid fuel


December 11th, 2009 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 11 (ANI): In a bid to drastically reduce the greenhouse effect, researchers from the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science have genetically modified a cyanobacterium to consume ... Read more...

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Now, silicon-germanium nanowires for smaller, more powerful electronic devices


December 10th, 2009 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 10 (ANI): A research team led by an Indian-origin scientist has successfully grown silicon-germanium semiconducting nanowires for potential use in next-generation transistors.Scientists from the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering ... Read more...

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Here’s how Einstein, Darwin would use e-mail


September 26th, 2009 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 26 (ANI): The way Albert Einstein and Charles Darwin wrote letters in a pattern similar to the way people use e-mail today, according to a Northwestern University study.Published in ... Read more...

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Emails, letters written the same way: Study


September 26th, 2009 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 26 (IANS) Letter writers of yore had some of the same correspondence patterns as e-mail users today. A new Northwestern University study of human behaviour has determined that those who wrote ... Read more...

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Scientists use camera flash to turn insulating material into conductor


August 13th, 2009 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 13 (ANI): Can camera flash actually turn an insulating material into a conductor? Yes, if Northwestern University researchers are to be believed.Lead researcher Jiaxing Huang, assistant professor of materials science ... Read more...

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Low-cost method may mean production of CIGS solar cells on commercial scale


July 8th, 2009 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 8 (ANI): A team of scientists has developed a low-cost solution processing method for CIGS (copper-indium-gallium-selenide) based solar cells that could provide an answer to the problem of their production ... Read more...

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‘India is a good study destination for Malaysian students’


June 21st, 2009 - 3:34 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, June 21 (ANI): Deputy Minister in the Malaysian Prime Minister's Department, S.K. Devamany, has said that India can be a good option for Malaysian students who want to study abroad, ... Read more...

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Study in India, Malaysian minister tells students


June 21st, 2009 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, June 21 (IANS) Malaysian students looking to study abroad have been urged by a minister to consider India as an option. Malaysia's Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department S.K. Devamany ... Read more...

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Mental ailments soar among Jharkhand women


June 3rd, 2009 - 10:34 am ICT by IANS
By Nityanand Shukla Ranchi, June 3 (IANS) Cases of depression, amnesia and schizophrenia being reported in Jharkhand has significantly increased since 2000, particularly among women, say psychiatrists.One of the reasons may ... Read more...

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Nanotechnology helps treat sexually transmitted diseases


May 4th, 2009 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
London, May 4 (IANS) A breakthrough in the effective administration of potential anti-viral drugs could be the first step in developing new treatments for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). "We wanted to develop ... Read more...

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Binghamton University: “From breadth through depth to perspective”


March 20th, 2009 - 4:52 pm ICT by GD
Binghamton University or State University of New York at Binghamton was established in 1946. It provides post secondary public education. The main campus of the university is located in Vestal, New ... Read more...

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Human eye-inspired flexible photo-detector can revolutionise photography


January 14th, 2009 - 11:26 am ICT by ANI
Washington, January 14 (ANI): University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers claim that they have created a human eye-inspired photo-detector, which can do away with the oft-noticed problem of distortion in snaps clicked with ... Read more...

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Scientists create titanium-based structural metallic-glass composites


December 21st, 2008 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 21 (ANI): Scientists from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have created a range of structural metallic-glass composites, based in titanium, that are lighter and less expensive than any ... Read more...

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Scientists harness light to run nanomachines


November 27th, 2008 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 27 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have demonstrated that the force of light can be harnessed to run nanomachines, which is being considered the first step towards the ... Read more...

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Polymer solar cells with higher efficiency levels created


November 27th, 2008 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 27 (ANI): Solar cells that can be hanged like posters on a wall may soon be available in local hardware stores, thanks to researchers at the University of California, ... Read more...

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Scientists create electronics with a twist, literally


November 20th, 2008 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 20 (ANI): Scientists have developed electronics that not only can be bended or stretched, but can also be twisted, which could pave the way for new flexible sensors, transmitters, ... Read more...

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Better healthcare through your cell phone posssible


September 15th, 2008 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 15 (IANS) University of California researchers have developed a lens-free imaging technique small enough to fit in a mobile phone, which can be a boon in developing countries where healthcare ... Read more...

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Heres how you can get rid of the tiring Internet jam


May 3rd, 2008 - 4:30 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 3 (ANI): Sick and tired of your slow Internet connection? Well, heres the culprit whos responsible for 70 percent of the jam - Peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing services, which connect ... Read more...

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Jharkhand cop insults judge, sent for mental check-up


February 22nd, 2008 - 8:35 pm ICT by admin
Ranchi, Feb 22 (IANS) A police officer in Jharkhand, Nirmala Chaudhary, was Friday sent for a mental check-up after she allegedly insulted a judge by branding him a Maoist leader and threw ... Read more...

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