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10 held for gang-raping woman in Bengal


September 11th, 2012 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 11 (IANS) Ten people have been arrested for allegedly gang-raping a 32-year-old-woman and assaulting her husband in the industrial township of Durgapur in Burdwan district, police said Tuesday."We ... Read more...

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Breakthrough promises cheap biosolar energy


February 3rd, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 3 (IANS) A bio-solar breakthrough to produce cheap and efficient energy by tapping the plant's photosynthetic process has been achieved, claim scientists.Barry D. Bruce, professor of biochemistry at ... Read more...

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New gel can restore damaged soft tissue


August 2nd, 2011 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 2 (IANS) A new gel can now potentially restore damaged soft tissue safely and durably.The material, a composite of biological and synthetic molecules, is injected under the skin, ... Read more...

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New anti-wrinkle biomaterial mimics human tissue


May 30th, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 30 (IANS) In a breakthrough in tissue engineering, scientists have developed a new biomaterial designed for repairing damaged human tissue, which doesn't wrinkle up when it is stretched ... Read more...

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‘Earliest known life on Earth’ may be rock fractures filled with crystals


March 27th, 2011 - 12:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 27 (ANI): Twenty years ago, 3.5-billion-year-old microbes discovered embedded in rock in Australia were described as the oldest fossils on the planet.However, a new study has claimed that the ... Read more...

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Breakthrough: Culprit’s DNA can be used to predict probable hair colour


January 4th, 2011 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 4 (ANI): Scientists have found that DNA extracted from a person's blood, sperm, saliva or other biological materials can be used to predict people's probable hair colour.The approach allows them ... Read more...

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‘India to discuss relaxation in US export control regime on dual use items with Obama’


November 3rd, 2010 - 8:38 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov.3 (ANI): India is expecting a breakthrough on the issue of relaxation of US export control regime on dual-use items during the upcoming visit of the United States President, ... Read more...

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Now, packing material made from mushrooms


July 28th, 2010 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 28 (ANI): A new packing foam, engineered from mushrooms and agricultural waste, is now entering stores across the world.The composite is called Mycobond(tm), and its manufacture requires just one eighth ... Read more...

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Soon, stem cells to help repair brain damage


April 14th, 2010 - 3:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 14 (ANI): Stem cells could soon be used to repair human brain damage, say scientists in the UK.By reactivating stem cells within the body that can grow on specially constructed ... Read more...

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Bacteria can power simple machines by turning microgears while swimming


December 17th, 2009 - 3:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 17 (ANI): Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory and Northwestern University, Evanston, have discovered that common bacteria can turn microgears when suspended in a solution, ... Read more...

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Pakistan remains the geographic crossroads for terrorism: US


October 22nd, 2009 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Oct 21 (IANS) If increasingly bold attacks on well guarded targets in Pakistan remain unchecked, it could help Al Qaeda develop and use a biological weapon or a ... Read more...

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Now, a quicker, cheaper SARS virus detector


May 30th, 2009 - 12:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 30 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Southern California have developed a quicker and cheaper breed of electronic detectors for viruses like SARS and other biological materials, which may prove ... Read more...

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Scientists unlock key to better preservatives


February 27th, 2009 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 27 (IANS) Scientists have stumbled on a basic property of preservatives that might extend the shelf life of vaccines, food and library books - and save money while doing it. Besides ... Read more...

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Nano-submarine to target infected cells with precision


January 16th, 2009 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 16 (IANS) Can you imagine a nano-sized submarine that targets and destroys infected cells anywhere within the human body with unerring precision? Now this concept of fixing faulty cells is ... Read more...

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Soon, a real-life Fantastic Voyage submarine to blast cancer inside body


January 16th, 2009 - 11:58 am ICT by ANI
Washington, January 16 (ANI): A real-life version of the "mini-submarine" injected into a scientist in the 1966 Hollywood movie Fantastic Voyage to repair a blood clot in his brain may soon ... 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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New synthetic nanoparticles penetrate cells without harming them


June 10th, 2008 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 10 (ANI): Engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed synthetic nanoparticles that can penetrate a cell without inflicting any harm to its protective membrane.The researchers say ... Read more...

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Squid beaks may help engineers create new materials


March 28th, 2008 - 1:02 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 28 (ANI): Scientists at University of California - Santa Barbara have made an advancement in understanding the characteristics of squid beaks, something that may pave the way for engineers ... Read more...

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