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Scientists successfully weigh single molecule


August 27th, 2012 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 27 (IANS) After devoting 12 years to the project, scientists have fabricated the first-ever device to measure molecules one at a time.California Institute of Technology (Caltech) researchers said ... Read more...

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Scientists find new ways of choking tumours


August 24th, 2012 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 24 (IANS) Scientists can now choke tumours by cutting off the supply of a specific sugar known as GlcNAc (glick-nack), which they have identified for the first time.Tumours ... Read more...

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Indian firm gets Gates Foundation grant for `eToilet’


August 16th, 2012 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
Seattle, Aug 16 (IANS) An Indian firm has won a grant of more than $450,000 from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to make public toilets more accessible to ... Read more...

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Researchers engineer ‘artificial’ jellyfish


July 23rd, 2012 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 23 (IANS) Researchers have now created silicone and living cardiac muscle cells into a freely swimming "jellyfish," thanks to advances in marine bio-mechanics, materials science, and tissue engineering.The ... Read more...

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Scientists locate new mineral in meteorite


June 27th, 2012 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 27 (IANS) An exploding fireball tore through the sky over Mexico, scattering thousands of pieces of meteorite across the state of Chihuahua in 1969. Recently, scientists from the ... Read more...

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Lighting up your innards for incision-less surgery


June 27th, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 27 (IANS) If only doctors could operate without ever having to cut through your tissues or even diagnosing cancer, simply by seeing tumours inside with a tool as ... Read more...

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SMART biochip can speedily detect flu virus


June 11th, 2012 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 11 (IANS) A new biochip - appropriately named SMART - can reliably and speedily detect the flu virus, can be carried in a first aid kit and can ... Read more...

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People fail when stakes are high, study finds


May 10th, 2012 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 10 (IANS) High stakes and financial bonanzas offered in sports or game shows actually drive participants to perform poorly because of the fear of losing their potentially lucrative ... Read more...

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Einstein’s letters, documents go online


March 20th, 2012 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, March 20 (IANS) A website launched by a university in Israel has catalogued more than 80,000 of Albert Einstein's collected papers and notes and personal correspondence, including love letters.The ... Read more...

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Why does the man on the moon gaze at us?


March 7th, 2012 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 7 (IANS) Many of us see a man on the moon -- actually an illusion -- and wonder why he is always smiling down at us from those ... Read more...

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Gene therapy boosts cell repair in brain disorders


February 12th, 2012 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 12 (IANS) Researchers have found a way to help the brain replace damaged nerve cells or neurons, a study reveals. Myelin forms a protective sheath around the axons ... Read more...

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Insects watch skies to navigate


January 18th, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 18 (IANS) How do insects such as butterflies, locusts and fruit flies navigate thousands of miles so precisely with only the unchanging sky in the foreground? Researchers now ... Read more...

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Researchers transmit record 186 GB data per second


December 14th, 2011 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 14 (IANS) Researchers have successfully transmitted 186 gigabits of data per second (GBps), accomplishing a new world record and helping usher in the next generation of high-speed network ... Read more...

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‘Golden question’ that made Indian scientist probe nanotech


December 8th, 2011 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 8 (IANS) How many atoms are required to keep gold shining? It was this question asked by a student that made India's noted scientist C.N.R. Rao take up ... Read more...

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Brain cells recognise whole face, not parts


October 2nd, 2011 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 2 (IANS) Brain cells or neurons can recognise whole faces, not their parts, enabling us to tell friends from strangers or a sad from a happy face."The finding ... Read more...

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Radar for Mars study can map Earth’s freshwater reserves: NASA


September 16th, 2011 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 16 (IANS) A radar primarily designed to explore the subsurface of Mars, is being used to map freshwater aquifers buried deep beneath our deserts, according to NASA.Deserts ... Read more...

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Brain cells wired to react to animals


September 11th, 2011 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 11 (IANS) Why do some people pat every furry animal on the street, while others shrink in fright at the sight of a shark or a snake even ... Read more...

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Chatter between cells can lead to cancer drugs


September 6th, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 6 (IANS) Cells chat with one another, 'discussing' what kind they will become -- a neuron or a hair, bone or muscle. This breakthrough opens the way to ... Read more...

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Largest water body discovered in universe


July 24th, 2011 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 24 (IANS) Astronomers have detected the largest water body in universe whose volume is enough to fill the earth's oceans by more than 100 trillion times.The water body ... Read more...

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Scientists step closer to creating test tube intelligence


July 22nd, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 22 (IANS) Scientists have now taken a major step towards creating artificial intelligence, not in a robot or a silicon chip, but in a test tube.Researchers at the ... Read more...

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NASA’s Voyager spacecraft to soon enter interstellar space


April 29th, 2011 - 6:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 29 (ANI): It took more than 30 years for NASA's Voyager to reach the edge of our solar system, but now the twin probes are about to enter interstellar space.And ... Read more...

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Why massive stellar explosions occur in the tiniest of galaxies?


April 22nd, 2011 - 12:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 22 (ANI): Astronomers using NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer have shed new light on why some of the most massive stellar explosions ever observed occur in the tiniest of galaxies."It's like ... Read more...

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Physicists discover new way to visualize warped space-time


April 12th, 2011 - 6:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 12 (ANI): Physicists, who have been studying the effects caused by the collision of black holes, have discovered a new way to visualize warped space-time."We've found ways to visualize warped ... Read more...

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New study suggests strong Indian crust thrust beneath Tibetan Plateau


April 7th, 2011 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 7 (ANI): Scientists have long thought that a very hot and very weak lower and middle crust underlies the Tibetan plateau, flowing like a fluid.However, researchers at the California ... Read more...

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Indo-Australian gravity tie-up at risk over funding hunt


March 16th, 2011 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar. 16 (ANI): Time is running out for an Indo-Australian plan to join the US Laser Inferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) network.The detector, to be installed at Gingin in Western Australia, ... Read more...

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Richter scale - A 75-year-old system to measure quake


March 11th, 2011 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 11 (IANS) Richter scale, which is used to measure the intensity of an earthquake, was developed by US seismologist Charles Richter more than 75 years ago.Richter was a ... Read more...

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Sex and aggression linked in the brain


February 10th, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 10 (ANI): Scientists in US have found a link between aggressive behaviour and sexual arousal.Violent behaviour in mice has been tracked to neurons within a part of the brain associated ... Read more...

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Egypt’s future depends on democracy, education and research reform: Experts


February 9th, 2011 - 4:52 pm ICT by ANI
Cairo, Feb.9 (ANI): Egyptian researchers and scientists have said that the country's future depends on democracy, education and research reform, and have added that there is a pool of talent among the ... Read more...

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How 450mn-yr-old mass extinction is closely linked to climate change


January 28th, 2011 - 4:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 28 (ANI): Geobiologists at California Institute of Technology have found how the mass extinction that occurred 450 million years ago is linked to a cooling climate.The mass extinction coincided with ... Read more...

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Common metal could efficiently produce fuel from sunlight


January 20th, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): A new study has found that a common metal found in self-cleaning ovens could efficiently convert sunlight into fuel.Sossina Haile, at the California Institute of Technology, found that ... Read more...

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Steel-like ‘tough and strong’ amorphous ‘glassy’ metal developed


January 10th, 2011 - 6:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 10 (ANI): Scientists have developed an extremely tough amorphous material that could eventually replace steel in buildings, cars or bridges.A metal alloy masquerading as a glass is the first material ... Read more...

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‘Missing link’ between Big Bang, creation of stars uncovered


January 6th, 2011 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 6 (IANS) Astronomers have uncovered the 'missing link' in the evolution of the universe following the Big Bang.For years the scientists knew nothing about the 'dark ages' of space -- ... Read more...

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‘Midas touch’ gene that makes people brilliant businessmen discovered


December 29th, 2010 - 11:31 am ICT by ANI
London, Dec 29 (ANI): Some people exhibit an exceptionally brilliant business sense, which may be a result of a particular gene they possess - says a new study.California Institute of Technology researchers ... Read more...

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New solar fuel device that ‘mimics plant life’


December 24th, 2010 - 3:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 24 (ANI): Scientists have unveiled a prototype solar device that mimics plant life, turning the Sun's energy into fuel.The device uses the Sun's rays and a metal oxide called ceria ... Read more...

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NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft nearing edge of Solar System


December 14th, 2010 - 6:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 14 (ANI): NASA's long-running Voyager 1 spacecraft is nearing the edge of our solar system after 33 years.Now hurtling toward interstellar space some 10.8 billion miles from the Sun, Voyager ... Read more...

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