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A leisurely stroll could energise your cellphone


May 15th, 2012 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 15 (IANS) Charging your cellphone by taking a leisurely stroll might not be all that utopian but something of a working reality in the near future -- thanks ... Read more...

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Thawing arctic soil may release greenhouse gases


November 7th, 2011 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 7 (IANS) The frozen soil between the North Pole and the Arctic Ocean locks up 1,672 billion tonnes of greenhouse gases which may be released as the temperature ... Read more...

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Where does 44 trillion watts of Earth’s heat come from?


July 18th, 2011 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 18 (IANS) Some 44 trillion watts of heat continually flow from Earth's interior into space. Where does this come from? One trillion is 1,000 billion. So 44 terawatts ... Read more...

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Scientists create largest-ever three-dimensional map of distant universe


May 2nd, 2011 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 2 (ANI): Scientists have created the largest-ever three-dimensional map of the distant universe using the light of the brightest objects in the cosmos.Scientists used light from 14,000 quasars, supermassive black ... Read more...

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Normal healthy breast cells can help kill cancer cells


April 14th, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 14 (ANI): A study has found that normal healthy cells can be a second line of defence against cancer.Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley ... Read more...

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Scientists make first perovskite-based superlens for the infrared


March 30th, 2011 - 6:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 30 (ANI): Superlenses were previously made from elaborate artificial constructs known as metamaterials, which are difficult to be fabricated and tend to absorb a relatively high percentage of photons that ... Read more...

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Breakthrough in nanocomposite for high-capacity hydrogen storage


March 14th, 2011 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 14 (ANI): Hydrogen has been touted as a promising alternative to fossil fuels since the 1970s due to its clean combustion.But to replace the gasoline as a fuel, hydrogen ... Read more...

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How breast cell communities organize to form tissue


March 12th, 2011 - 4:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 12 (ANI): A new study by researchers with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) of the different types of cells that make up the human breast shows that not ... Read more...

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Now, a glass stronger than steel


January 11th, 2011 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 11 (IANS) A new type of glass, stronger and tougher than steel, has been developed and tested by a team of US researchers.What's more, even better versions of this new ... Read more...

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Ultrathin silicon substitute to revolutionize future electronics


November 23rd, 2010 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 23 (ANI): Scientists have successfully come up with an alternative to silicon that has superior electron mobility and velocity, which makes it an outstanding candidate for future high-speed, low-power electronic ... Read more...

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Antimatter atoms trapped and stored for the first time


November 18th, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 18 (ANI): An international team of scientists working at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research near Geneva, Switzerland, has for the first time trapped and stored atoms of antimatter.Scientists ... Read more...

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New nano-sized particles set to revolutionise data storage


September 18th, 2010 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 18 (ANI): Researchers have discovered an entire new class of phase-change materials that could be applied to phase change random access memory (PCM) technologies and possibly optical data storage as ... Read more...

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Ozone and nicotine a bad combo for asthma: Study


August 17th, 2010 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 17 (ANI): The practice of using ozone to remove the smell of tobacco smoke from indoor environments, including hotel rooms and the interiors of vehicles, is probably a bad idea, ... Read more...

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Radiation could cause breast cancer


May 14th, 2010 - 3:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 14 (ANI): In a study on cultures of human breast cells, researchers have discovered that radiation exposure can alter the environment surrounding the cells so that future cells are more ... Read more...

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Extreme caution required in Gulf Oil-spill clean up: Berkeley expert


May 5th, 2010 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
Berkeley, Ca, May 5 (ANI): A Berkeley Lab bioremediation expert has advised extreme caution in the clean-up operation of the Deepwater Horizon oil slick owing to the fragile ecology of the Gulf ... Read more...

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Inexpensive metal catalyst for generating hydrogen from water discovered


May 2nd, 2010 - 11:10 am ICT by ANI
London, May 2 (ANI): A team of researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the University of California, Berkeley, has discovered an inexpensive metal ... Read more...

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New approach to trapping sunlight with silicon nanowires


March 5th, 2010 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 5 (ANI): Researchers with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) are developing a new approach, which would use silicon nanowires to better trap sunlight for future renewable green energy ... Read more...

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Scientists now reveal dangers of third-hand smoke


February 9th, 2010 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 9 (IANS) Nicotine in third-hand smoke, the residue that clings to virtually all surfaces long after a cigarette has been snuffed, reacts with the common indoor air pollutant nitrous acid ... Read more...

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Even third-hand smoke can pose cancer risk


February 9th, 2010 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 9 (ANI): A new study has shown that the residue from tobacco smoke that clings to virtually all surfaces long after a cigarette has been extinguished could prove to be ... Read more...

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Black carbon from India contributing in melting of Himalayan glaciers


February 4th, 2010 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have found that airborne black carbon aerosols from India are a major contributor to the decline in snow and ice cover on the ... Read more...

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World’s first acoustic hyperlens could improve sonar devices


October 26th, 2009 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 26 (ANI): Researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have developed the world's first acoustic hyperlens, which could lead to a big improvement in ultrasound and ... Read more...

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New technique enables nano self-assembly


October 24th, 2009 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 24 (ANI): Researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have found a simple and yet powerfully robust way to induce nanoparticles to assemble themselves ... Read more...

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Scientists confirm existence of superheavy element 114


September 25th, 2009 - 3:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 25 (ANI): Researchers in Berkeley Lab's Nuclear Science Division and UC Berkeley have made a step forward in the quest to achieve an 'Island of Stability' among notoriously short-lived artificial ... Read more...

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Computer code gives scientists first full simulation of star’s final hours


September 23rd, 2009 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 23 (ANI): A team of scientists has created the first full simulation of a star's final hours.The team of researchers composed of three applied mathematicians at the US Department of ... Read more...

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Scientists record first real-time direct observations of nanocrystal growth in solution


August 10th, 2009 - 12:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 10 (ANI): In a new research, scientists at Berkeley Lab in the US have recorded first real-time direct observations of the growth of single nanocrystals in solution.Interim Berkeley Lab ... Read more...

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New blue light nanocrystals could play role in long-term storage of CO2


July 22nd, 2009 - 11:58 am ICT by ANI
Washington, July 22 (ANI): A team of scientists at the Berkeley Lab have produced non-toxic magnesium oxide nanocrystals that efficiently emit blue light and could also play a role in long-term storage ... Read more...

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New technique can fast-track better ionic liquids for biomass pre-treatments


July 12th, 2009 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 12 (ANI): A new technique developed by scientists is able to fast-track better ionic liquids for biomass pre-treatments.The technique has been developed by researchers at the Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI), ... Read more...

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Scientists find mild and inexpensive procedure for removing oxygen from biomass


June 17th, 2009 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 17 (ANI): Researchers with Berkeley Lab and the University of California (UC) Berkeley have discovered a mild and relatively inexpensive procedure for removing oxygen from biomass.This procedure, if it ... Read more...

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New digital memory storage device can store a trillion bits of data for a billion years


June 5th, 2009 - 4:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 5 (ANI): Scientists in America have created a new memory storage medium that can pack thousands of times more data into one square inch of space than conventional chips, and ... Read more...

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Indian origin scientist shows electric fields can be used as ON/OFF switches


June 1st, 2009 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 1 (ANI): Ramamoorthy Ramesh, a scientist of Indian origin, along with his colleagues at Berkeley Lab's Materials Sciences Division in the US, successfully demonstrated that electric fields can be used ... Read more...

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New technique standardizes brightness of cosmology’s best standard candles


May 19th, 2009 - 3:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 19 (ANI): Scientists have found a new technique that establishes the intrinsic brightness of Type Ia supernovae, which are considered the best standard candles for measuring cosmic distances, more accurately ... Read more...

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Carbon from lush plankton blooms never reaches the deep ocean


May 7th, 2009 - 3:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 7 (ANI): A new analysis has revealed that most of the carbon from lush plankton blooms, whether artificially fertilized or natural, never reaches the deep ocean.The analysis was based on ... Read more...

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New blockbuster: Watch a carbon atom make a move


April 1st, 2009 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 1 (IANS) Researchers working with the world's most powerful electron microscope have filmed carbon atoms in live motion for the first time, as the atoms repositioned themselves around the edge ... Read more...

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Synthetic biology can prolong anti-malaria drug effectiveness


March 7th, 2009 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 7 (IANS) Synthetic biology can provide a simpler and cheaper way of making artemisinin, the most powerful anti-malaria drug and also help prolong its effectiveness. Fermenting artemisinin via engineered microbes like ... Read more...

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Controlling a protein could potentially eliminate wrinkles


February 12th, 2009 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Feb 12 (IANS) Controlling concentrations of a protein known as RHAMM could potentially eliminate wrinkles and rejuvenate the skin without surgery or neurotoxin injections. Research at Berkeley Lab suggests that a protein ... Read more...

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