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Indian -American scientist to leave top energy job


May 16th, 2012 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 16 (IANS) Arunava Majumdar, a top Indian-American scientist, is leaving his job at the US energy department as the Senate has not confirmed his elevation as an ... Read more...

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US, India setting up $125 mn clean energy centre


April 14th, 2012 - 10:54 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 14 (IANS) In a significant development in the quest for clean energy, three top research institutions each in India and the United States have joined hands to form ... Read more...

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IIT Bombay grad gets top US energy job


November 30th, 2011 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 30 (IANS) Naming yet another Indian American to a key administration post, President Barack Obama has appointed Arun Majumdar, an Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, alumnus as ... Read more...

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Last chance to view the Supernova


September 7th, 2011 - 10:24 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Sept 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Space watchers around the world will have the last chance to take a look at the new supernova on the 8th of September. The supernova is located ... 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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China’s energy consumption will stabilize by 2035: Study


April 28th, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Apr 28 (ANI): The increasing energy demands in China will stabilize between the year 2030 and 2035, according to a study.Researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory said the energy use ... Read more...

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Enzyme crucial to DNA replication may be potent anti-cancer drug target


April 15th, 2011 - 6:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 15 (ANI): Scientists have found that an enzyme essential for DNA replication and repair in humans works in a way that might be exploited as an anti-cancer therapy.Researchers at The ... 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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Scripps finding on DNA repair brings hope to cancer patients


March 28th, 2011 - 12:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 28 (ANI): Researchers at the Scripps Research Institute have developed a model of how a powerful DNA repair complex works - a finding that may give hope to various treatment ... Read more...

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New finding could lead to better memory chips


March 16th, 2011 - 4:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 16 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a way to improve the performance of ferroelectric materials, which have the potential to make memory devices with more storage capacity than magnetic hard drives ... 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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How support protein laminin plays a role in breast cancer development


March 8th, 2011 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 8 (ANI): A new study has found how a structural support protein called laminin plays a central role in the development of breast cancer.Mina Bissell with the U.S. Department of ... Read more...

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Cows’ guts yield clues for new biofuels


January 28th, 2011 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 28 (ANI): A new study has found dozens of previously unknown microbial enzymes in the bovine rumen-the cow's primary grass-digestion chamber-that contribute to the breakdown of switchgrass, a renewable biofuel ... Read more...

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New yeast strain ‘cuts major drawbacks of biofuel production methods’


December 28th, 2010 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 28 (ANI): Scientists at the University of California University of Illinois, the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the energy company BP have found a new yeast strain that eliminates many ... Read more...

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Engineered DNA device could make cells differentiate or die on demand


November 26th, 2010 - 3:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 26 (ANI): Biologists have constructed a programmable genetic 'circuit' that can rewire cells to respond on demand to just about any signal desired - it could coax cells to differentiate ... 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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Genetically altered trees could reduce global warming


October 2nd, 2010 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 2 (ANI): A new study has revealed that forests of genetically altered flora could sequester several billion tons of carbon from the atmosphere each year and thus, could help reduce ... 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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Graphene under strain produces massive pseudo-magnetic fields


July 30th, 2010 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 30 (ANI): Putting the right kind of strain onto a patch of graphene leads to the creation of pseudo-magnetic fields far stronger than the strongest magnetic fields ever sustained in ... Read more...

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Cool roofs and pavements may help fight global warming


July 20th, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 20 (ANI): Light-coloured cool rooftops and roads can curb carbon emissions and combat global climate change, found a new study by searchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.The study is the ... 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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Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity passes biggest cosmic test


March 11th, 2010 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 11(ANI): Albert Einstein's General Theory of Relativity has passed its biggest test yet, with an analysis of more than 70,000 galaxies by scientists, supporting the hypothesis.By calculating the clustering ... 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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Junk DNA could provide vital clues to heart disease


February 22nd, 2010 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI
Normal 0London, February 22 (ANI): Scientists have linked a region of junk DNA, the 98 per cent or so of the genome that does not code for proteins, to the ... 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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Berkeley Lab lends expertise to India to promote energy efficiency


November 19th, 2009 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 19 (ANI): Experts from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in the US are lending their expertise to India to promote energy efficiency."We're not there preaching they should emulate the United ... Read more...

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Unusual supernova may be new type of exploding star


November 3rd, 2009 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 3 (ANI): An unusual supernova rediscovered in seven-year-old data may be the first example of a new type of exploding star, possibly from a binary star system where helium flows ... Read more...

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How plants survive droughts


October 26th, 2009 - 4:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 26 (ANI): A team of biologists in California led by researchers at The Scripps Research Institute and the University of California (UC), San Diego, has solved the structure of a ... 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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