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Indian-American linguist wins US academic award


April 6th, 2012 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 6 (IANS) An Indian American professor, Dr. Mohammad Jahangeer Warsi, has been selected as a 2011-2012 recipient of the James E. McLeod Faculty Recognition Award by the ... Read more...

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Indian American politicians rake in cash


August 12th, 2011 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 12 (IANS) Indian American candidates are emerging as a fundraising force for the 2012 US elections, raking in cash from a well-heeled and tight-knit community seeking to ... Read more...

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Good health unthinkable without honeybee


June 26th, 2011 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 26 (IANS) Good health is unthinkable without the tireless efforts of the humble honeybees, butterflies other pollinators. Thanks to their presence, an abundance of vitamins and minerals from ... Read more...

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Indian American to lead MIT’s largest academic department


June 14th, 2011 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 14 (IANS) Indian American Anantha P. Chandrakasan has been named the new leader of the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology's (MIT) largest academic department Chandrakasan, the Joseph F. ... Read more...

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Europa helps solve mystery of Jupiter’s missing belt


February 10th, 2011 - 7:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): Astronomers can now see the ongoing turmoil inside Jupiter's missing - and slowly re-emerging - South Equatorial Belt in unprecedented detail, courtesy the Keck II telescope's adaptive ... 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...

Posted in Health Science |

Don’t bank on ‘wisdom of crowds’ to win bets in football matches


November 16th, 2010 - 4:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): A new study questions whether it's a good idea to follow 'the "wisdom of crowds' while betting on, say, a team's win in a football match.Point spreads-the number ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Six different types of smiles identified


October 22nd, 2010 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Oct 22 (ANI): In a new study, researchers have identified six different types of smiles.Researchers at the University of California at Berkeley, Emiliana Simon-Thomas, a neuroscientist and Dacher Keltner, a psychology ... Read more...

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Lizards too have family values


October 9th, 2010 - 4:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 9 (ANI): While lizards are known for laying their eggs and never looking back, desert night lizards are actually against this stereotype-they have family values, just like humans, found a ... 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...

Posted in Health Science |

Female spiders fight ‘like sumo wrestlers’


June 8th, 2010 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 8 (ANI): A new research has shown that while the males of a jumping spider species merely threaten and posture instead of actually fighting each other, fights among females are ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Cosmic link to calcium in our bones discovered


May 20th, 2010 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 20 (ANI): The calcium in our bones has a cosmic link, according to a new study.Astronomers have come across a new type of supernova, which they believe may be the ... Read more...

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Gulf Tragedy: Oil May Reach Loop Current Within 24 Hours


May 4th, 2010 - 2:52 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
May 3 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists say that the Gulf's tragic oil spill could reach what is called the 'Loop Current' within the next day. This would take parts of the oil slick ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Hyenas’ laughter may encode distress signals


March 30th, 2010 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 30 (IANS) Acoustic analysis of the 'giggle' sound emitted by spotted hyenas has revealed that their laughter may encode distress signals, besides information about age, dominance and identity. Researchers recorded ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Copernicus invented geology more than 500 years ago


March 12th, 2010 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 12 (ANI): In a new study, two geologists have determined that Copernicus, the renowned Polish astronomer, had invented the field of geology more than 500 years ago.According to a report ... Read more...

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Scientists claim to have caught the building blocks of our solar system


March 4th, 2010 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 4 (ANI): A team of scientists has said that they have caught the first pieces of interstellar dust - the fundamental building blocks of the Sun, the Earth and the ... Read more...

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The pros and cons of online dating


February 9th, 2010 - 3:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, February 9 (ANI): The success of "love at first email" continues to be questionable, with experts arguing the benefits and pitfalls of matchmaking with web services.Research showed that online dating can ... Read more...

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Second smallest exoplanet found to date is only 4 times Earth’s mass


January 8th, 2010 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 8 (ANI): A team of astronomers, using the Keck Observatory, has discovered the second smallest exoplanet, which is only four times the mass of Earth.Dubbed HD156668b, the planet orbits ... Read more...

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Neutrinos may have sparked off mysterious dark energy


December 29th, 2009 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 29 (ANI): A team of theoretical physicists has suggested that the mysterious force known as dark energy, which is causing our universe to expand at a faster and faster rate, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Ostrom, Williamson, share Nobel Prize for Economics (Lead)


October 12th, 2009 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, Oct 12 (DPA) The Nobel Prize for Economics was awarded Monday to US researchers Elinor Ostrom and Oliver Williamson, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced. Ostrom of Indiana Uiversity in Bloomington, ... Read more...

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Chemical ’switch’ that reverses biological clock pinpointed


October 1st, 2009 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 1 (ANI): For the first time, scientists have pinpointed a chemical 'switch' that can reverse the "biological clock" by making human muscles younger and stronger.As time passes, our muscles slowly ... Read more...

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Hyenas smarter than chimps in problem solving: Study


September 29th, 2009 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 29 (IANS) Simians may outsmart spotted hyenas but when it comes to cooperation and problem solving, hyenas easily beat chimps hands down, says a new study. Captive pairs of spotted hyenas ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

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...

Posted in Health Science |

Eminent litterateur Meenakshi Mukherjee dead


September 16th, 2009 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 16 (IANS) Eminent litterateur and Sahitya Akademi winner Meenakshi Mukherjee died here Wednesday. She was 72. Mukherjee, a professor at the University of Hyderabad, fainted and collapsed at the ... Read more...

Posted in Books |

NASA all set to launch infrared eye to hunt for dark asteroids


September 3rd, 2009 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, September 3 (ANI): NASA is preparing to launch an infrared telescope that will hunt down dark asteroids that have slipped beneath our radar.According to a report by ABC Science, the Wide-field ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Now, cheap, efficient, flexible solar cells made from nanopillars


July 10th, 2009 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 10 (ANI): Scientists have found a new way to make cheap, efficient, and flexible solar cells by using nanopillars made of low-cost and flexible materials.The design by researchers at the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Male hummingbirds move faster than fighter jets for love


June 10th, 2009 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 10 (ANI): Male Anna's hummingbirds move faster than the fighter jets to impress potential mates, a new study has found.The study showed that during courtship flights, male hummingbirds sustain accelerations ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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...

Posted in Health Science |

Harry Potter’s invisibility cloak edges closer


May 1st, 2009 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 1 (ANI): Scientists have made yet another advancement in bringing invisibility cloak closer to reality by developing a material that renders objects invisible to near-infrared light.Previous "cloaks" had metals in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Who is Alice Waters?


March 16th, 2009 - 9:45 am ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi
Alice Waters, the executive Chef and owner of Chez Panisse, opened in 1971. Chez Panisse opened in 1980 with an open kitchen, a wood-burning pizza oven, and an a la carte menu. ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Scientists plan to explore alien worlds by using laser beams on Earth (Re-Issue)


March 8th, 2009 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 8 (ANI): Scientists are planning to explore alien world conditions right here on Earth, by using laser beams to hit a tiny target, creating conditions momentarily similar to what ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Babies may be the mantra behind marital bliss


February 17th, 2009 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 17 (ANI): Marital bliss may depend on your decision to have a baby, say psychologists.For many years, it was reckoned that the prescription for marital malaise was having ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Stanford University sets up $100 mn green energy centre


January 14th, 2009 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
San Francisco, Jan 14 (DPA) Stanford University is launching a $100 million energy institute to fund research into batteries, solar cells and other aspects of green energy.The California university has spawned technologies ... Read more...

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Hubble confirms existence of predicted planet


December 10th, 2008 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 10 (ANI): The Hubble Space Telescope has photographed a planet, whose existence was predicted by an astronomer 2 years ago, which makes it the only other planet seen after ... Read more...

Posted in National |

US voters heady sense of historic occasion may transform Obamas firsts to victory


October 25th, 2008 - 4:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 25 (ANI): American voters have a heady sense of historic occasion, a phenomenon that favors Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama.He would be the nations first Black president, and ... Read more...

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