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New insights into cancer formation


July 18th, 2012 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 18 (IANS) Researchers have uncovered an important step in healthy tissue formation - signals that cause proteins to form the glue that binds cells into tissues but may ... Read more...

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God Particle’s discovery ‘biggest leap in physics’ (Roundup)


July 5th, 2012 - 5:41 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) Scientists have finally locked onto Higgs Boson, the 'God Particle', a discovery that crowns the global scientific community's most challenging and comprehensive quest for ... Read more...

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Nature inspires scientists to create new materials


October 14th, 2011 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 14 (IANS) Inspired by nature's approach, which bonds tiny atoms into diamonds and silicon, scientists are fashioning new crystals from nanoparticles and DNA, the basic building blocks of ... Read more...

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Electrons most round natural objects in universe


May 26th, 2011 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 26 (IANS) Electrons may be the most round natural objects in the universe, a study has found.According to the Daily Telegraph, experts at the Imperial College London have ... Read more...

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Volcanoes, lightning may have sparked life on earth


March 22nd, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 22 (IANS) Volcanoes and lightning may have provided the vital spark to kick-start life on earth, according to new results from a 'forgotten' 1950s experiment. Researchers used modern ... Read more...

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Memory ‘may be built with Lego-like building blocks of knowledge’


March 18th, 2011 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 18 (ANI): How does our brain create memories and store information?While many neuroscientists consider the human brain as being totally malleable, a Swiss scientist has suggested that its neurons may ... Read more...

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NASA researchers discover arsenic-based life form on Earth


December 3rd, 2010 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 3 (ANI): A new research has changed the fundamental knowledge about what comprises all known life on Earth.NASA researchers conducting tests in the harsh environment of Mono Lake in California ... Read more...

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Saturn’s largest moon is a reservoir of life ingredients


October 8th, 2010 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 8 (ANI): By simulating possible chemical processes in the atmosphere of Titan, Saturn's largest moon, researchers have shown the synthesis of complex organic compounds, such as amino acids and nucleotide ... Read more...

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Boffins inch closer to discovering elusive “God particle”


July 27th, 2010 - 10:12 am ICT by ANI
Washington, July 27 (ANI): Scientists have made a huge advance towards the discovery of the elusive Higgs Boson or the so-called "God particle", results announced by researchers at the International Conference ... Read more...

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Argonne’s supercomputer crosses two billion processor-hour mark


June 19th, 2010 - 6:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 19 (ANI): The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), located at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, has run over two billion processor-hours of computations at a speed ... Read more...

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Advance made in TB treatment


May 20th, 2010 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 20 (ANI): A new report appearing in an eminent medical journal has highlighted the progress in the development of the global tuberculosis (TB) drug pipeline.The paper published in the Lancet ... Read more...

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Scientists develop ’scaffold’ to regenerate lost or damaged bones, tissues


October 20th, 2009 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 20 (ANI): Lizard has a unique ability to regrow body tissue that is damaged or torn. If its tail is pulled off, it grows right back. It's an impressive feat, ... Read more...

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Scientists crack brain’s numerical code


September 25th, 2009 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 25 (IANS) Researchers have found that they can tell what number a person has just seen by observing and analysing the pattern of brain activity. These findings confirm the notion that ... Read more...

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Low cholesterol can increase risk to cancer: Study


August 6th, 2009 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
Boston (Massachusetts, US), Aug.6 (ANI): A new study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology has revealed that driving down cholesterol levels actually increases the risk of cancer.Tufts University ... Read more...

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ALMA telescope passes major milestone with successful antenna link


May 7th, 2009 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 7 (ANI): The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), an immense international telescope project under construction in northern Chile, reached a major milestone when two ALMA antennas were linked together as ... Read more...

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‘Slumdog Oscaraire’ - perfect blend of Indian exotica and brilliant cinema


February 23rd, 2009 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 23 (IANS) After a breathless evening where it seemed that everything was indeed written, the combined toast of two filmmaking cultures, "Slumdog Millionaire", swept the 81st Academy Awards, winning eight ... Read more...

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Mystery about origins of life solved: Canadian scientists


February 20th, 2009 - 9:50 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, Feb 20 (IANS) Canadian scientists claim to have solved a major mystery about the origins of life on earth. The claims come at a time when the world is celebrating the bicentennial ... Read more...

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Mangets help assemble sophisticated nano structures


February 19th, 2009 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 19 (IANS) Both saturn and flowers possess certain symmetries that are recognisable in the natural world. Now, researchers from Duke and Massachusetts Universities have created a unique set of conditions in ... Read more...

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Interplanetary voyages - Man’s quest for a second home


October 11th, 2008 - 10:11 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Oct 11 (RIA Novosti) Deep space exploration is becoming an ever bigger part of national space programmes. Currently, missions to the Moon and Mars are considered feasible.The US has announced preparation ... Read more...

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Space rock offers clues to lifes origins and left-handedness


October 6th, 2008 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 6 (ANI): A meteorite, which crashed into Australia 40 years ago, is telling researchers new things about how life may have started on Earth, and how that almost universal ... Read more...

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High-tech part of new-gen radio telescope passes first test


August 13th, 2008 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 13 (ANI): The Expanded Very Large Array (EVLA), part of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO), has passed its first test of advanced digital hardware, designed to combine signals ... Read more...

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Artificial DNA may power future computers


July 7th, 2008 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 7 (ANI): In what may be used to revolutionise gene therapy and other futuristic high-tech advances in the near future, Japanese scientists have created the world's first DNA molecule ... Read more...

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New supercomputers would be able to improve global climate predictions


May 7th, 2008 - 2:47 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 7 (ANI): A team of three researchers has proposed the development of a new class of supercomputers that would help in improving global climate predictions.The researchers, who are from ... Read more...

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Indian-American a step closer to next generation computers


April 9th, 2008 - 4:37 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 9 (IANS) Quantum computers, currently the stuff of science fiction, will make their existing counterparts seem like obsolete and bumbling relics of a bygone era. Last year's Hollywood blockbuster "Transformers" ... Read more...

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Radioactive beach led to origins of life on Earth


January 10th, 2008 - 4:45 pm ICT by admin
London, Jan 10 (ANI): A leading astrobiologist has added another hypothesis to the existing long and varied list of the theories for the origins of life, by claiming that the basic building ... Read more...

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Astronomers find building blocks of life in red dust of disk surrounding star


January 4th, 2008 - 12:27 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 4 (ANI): Astronomers have found the first indications of highly complex organic molecules in the planet-forming disk of red dust surrounding an eight-million-year-old star.Known as HR 4796A, the star ... Read more...

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