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World’s oldest blood found in 5,300-year-old body


May 3rd, 2012 - 6:35 am ICT by IANS
Rome, May 3 (IANS/AKI) Scientists have discovered the world's oldest blood cells in the remains of a 5,300-year-old iceman found in Italy.The scientists found traces of blood around an arrow ... Read more...

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Scientists develop nanoscale ‘Etch-a-Sketch’ light sensor


November 15th, 2010 - 6:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 15 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have created a nanoscale light sensor that can be combined with near-atomic-size electronic circuitry to produce hybrid optic and electronic devices with ... Read more...

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New discovery offers hope to sufferers of osteoarthritis


October 24th, 2010 - 12:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 24 (ANI): Lubricin, a synovial fluid glycoprotein, reduces wear to bone cartilage, a team of researchers in North Carolina has discovered.This result has implications for the treatment of sufferers of ... Read more...

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New mechanism to pave way for methods to screen Alzheimer’s drugs


August 21st, 2010 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 21 (ANI): Researchers at UC Davis have found a mechanism by which the amyloid protein damages the brain- a finding that could lead to new ways to screen drugs for ... Read more...

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Next-gen graphene set to revolutionize nanocircuitry


June 11th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 11 (ANI): Scientists have made an advance towards replacing silicon with graphene on nanocircuitry.A simple and quick one-step process based on thermochemical nanolithography (TCNL) has been devised for creating nanowires, ... Read more...

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Bubbles hold the secret to tastier ice creams


June 2nd, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 2 (IANS) Scientists seem to have unravelled a secret -- how bubbles bounce apart and fuse together. It could open the way to superior and better tasting ice-cream and champagne ... Read more...

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What happens when bubbles collide?


June 1st, 2010 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, June 1 (ANI): University of Melbourne have burst the secret behind what happens when bubbles collide-a discovery that has wide-ranging implications across many industries.Bubbles hold the key to improving everything ... Read more...

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Scientists transform polyethylene into a heat-conducting material


March 8th, 2010 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 8 (ANI): A research team from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has found a way to transform the most widely used polymer, polyethylene, into a material that conducts heat ... Read more...

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Nanoscale changes in protein reveal bone health


December 26th, 2009 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 26 (IANS) Using an atomic force microscope that details images of nano-structures, researchers have discovered changes in the collagen component of bone that indicate its health - a step which ... Read more...

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How peptides control crystal growth with ’switches, throttles and brakes’


November 24th, 2009 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 24 (ANI): Researchers have revealed how peptides interact with mineral surfaces by accelerating, switching and inhibiting their growth.They produced some of the highest resolution images of peptides attaching to ... Read more...

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Barnacles use clot-like glue to stick to ships


October 16th, 2009 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 16 (ANI): Barnacles create a lot of trouble for boats. These hitchhikers adhere to the surface of the boat hull, which can increase fuel consumption by as much as 25 ... Read more...

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How to keep super-sticky barnacles at bay


October 16th, 2009 - 4:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 16 (ANI): Barnacles create a lot of trouble for boats. These hitchhikers adhere to the surface of the boat hull, which can increase fuel consumption by as much as 25 ... Read more...

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Scientists record first ever image of molecule’s structure


August 29th, 2009 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 29 (IANS) Scientists have recorded the first ever image of a molecule's "anatomy" with unprecedented clarity, using a complex technique known as non-contact atomic force microscopy. The results could greatly impact ... Read more...

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‘Bullet fingerprinting’ technique improves recovery rate of prints


July 13th, 2009 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 13 (ANI): A team of scientists has developed 'Bullet fingerprinting' technology, which is a simple but effective method to visualize fingerprints even after the print itself has been removed.The technology ... Read more...

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Scientist ’sees’ fingerprints on fired bullets


July 13th, 2009 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 13 (IANS) a scientist has fabricated a new technique to 'see' fingerprints erased from fired bullets. Alex Goddard of University of Leicester has developed a technique that involves studying the chemical ... Read more...

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Some soil bacteria act as clean-up agents too


March 17th, 2009 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 17 (IANS) Not all soil bacteria are bad. Some of them act as good Samaritans as they "inhale" toxic metals, strip them of their toxicity and then "exhale" them, say ... Read more...

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NASA’’s Phoenix Lander ceases operations on Mars


November 11th, 2008 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 11 (ANI): NASA''s Phoenix Mars Lander has ceased communications after operating for more than five months on the Red Planet. The decision was taken by NASA officials because seasonal decline ... Read more...

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Scientists develop worlds thinnest balloon


September 23rd, 2008 - 4:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 23 (ANI): Scientists have created a balloon-like membrane that is just one atom thick, which can be effectively be called as the worlds thinnest balloon.According to a report in ... Read more...

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Bad hair days may soon be a history


August 18th, 2008 - 4:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 18 (ANI): Bad hair days may soon be a history for you, as a German research has identified the root cause that may be a key to improved shampoos, ... Read more...

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Better hair care products in the offing


August 18th, 2008 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 18 (IANS) The first detailed microscopic analysis of the changes in individual strands of hair when they interact with one another, will be the key to developing improved shampoos, conditioners, ... Read more...

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US spacecraft takes first image of Martian dust particle


August 15th, 2008 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Washington, Aug 15 (Xinhua) NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander has taken the first image of a particle of Mars' ubiquitous dust, using its atomic force microscope, mission scientists have reported. The particle - ... Read more...

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Graphene confirmed to be one of the strongest materials known to science


July 19th, 2008 - 4:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 19 (ANI): Two new studies have suggested that the carbon supermaterial graphene is also one of the strongest, most elastic and stiffest materials known to science. Graphene crystals are atom-thick ... Read more...

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NASAs Phoenix touches Martian soil with fork-like probe to find water


July 11th, 2008 - 12:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 11 (ANI): NASAs Phoenix Mars Lander has touched Martian soil with a fork-like probe for the first time, which could provide information about frozen or unfrozen water in the ... Read more...

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NASA probe to analyze Martian soil in search of watery past


May 23rd, 2008 - 12:49 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 23 (ANI): NASAs Phoenix Mars lander, which would descent on the Martian surface on May 25, would analyze the red sand on the planet to find evidence that liquid ... Read more...

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Sticky nanotubes hold key to creating standards for nano-manufacturing


April 29th, 2008 - 3:53 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 29 (ANI): A scientist of Indian origin and his team have precisely measured the forces required to peel tiny nanotubes off of other materials, opening up the possibility of ... Read more...

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Structure of brain receptor involved in epilepsy and PMT identified


March 10th, 2008 - 12:51 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Mar 10 (ANI): Scientists at University of Cambridge in collaboration with colleagues at Aston University and the University of Alberta , have determined the structure of a receptor in the ... Read more...

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Technique using Raman Effect could lead to direct sequencing of DNA


January 29th, 2008 - 2:28 pm ICT by admin
Berlin, Jan 29 (ANI): Using a combination of spectroscopy based on the Raman Effect and atomic force microscopy, scientists have developed a method that could provide a way to directly sequence DNA.The ... Read more...

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Cranberry sauce may protect against host of human illnesses


November 14th, 2007 - 2:43 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Nov 14 (ANI): A new study has found that cranberry sauce might help in fighting E. coli bacteria, which are responsible for a host of human illnesses. The study, conducted by Terri ... Read more...

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