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New technology may free diabetics from daily injections


August 14th, 2012 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 14 (IANS) A new technology could free diabetics and cancer patients from the daily necessity of painful routine injections by releasing the required drug dosage over six months.University ... Read more...

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Waste paper powers futuristic Sony battery


December 20th, 2011 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 20 (IANS) Sony which offered an iconic product like the Walkman, running on a bio battery, has now come up with one that digests waste paper to provide ... Read more...

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Digital cinema to overtake celluloid by 2012


November 17th, 2011 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 17 (IANS) The 35 mm celluloid film, used by filmmakers for over a century, is most likely to be overtaken by digital cinema as the preferred mode of ... Read more...

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Dairy giant buys Indian pharmaceutical firm


August 31st, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, Aug 31 (IANS) Dairy giant Fonterra has bought an Indian pharmaceutical firm as part of a joint venture with a Dutch dairy company.Fonterra announced Wednesday that its 50-50 joint ... Read more...

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Nanoscale whiskers from sea squirts could grow human muscle tissue


March 12th, 2011 - 12:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 12 (ANI): University of Manchester researchers have discovered that minute whiskers of nanoscale dimensions taken from sea creatures could hold the key to creating working human muscle tissue.They have found ... Read more...

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‘Thirdhand smoke’ may be bigger health hazard than previously thought


January 13th, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 13 (ANI): A new study has suggested that 'thirdhand smoke'- the invisible remains of cigarette smoke that deposits on carpeting, clothing, furniture and other surfaces- may be even more of ... Read more...

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Bacteria ‘trained’ to convert bio-wastes into plastic


November 22nd, 2010 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 22 (IANS) A scientist has 'trained' bacteria to convert all the main sugars in vegetable, fruit and garden waste efficiently into high-quality green bioplastics.By adapting the eating pattern of ... Read more...

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‘Trained’ bacteria that turn veggies, fruits into bioplastics!


November 20th, 2010 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 20 (ANI): Researchers have been able to 'train' bacteria to convert all the main sugars in vegetable, fruit and garden waste efficiently into 'green' products like bioplastics.By adapting the eating ... Read more...

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Scientists develop authentic ‘tea shirt’


August 22nd, 2010 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 22 (IANS) Scientists and fashion designers have developed a new fabric that is grown in a soup of green tea, sugar and other nutrients over the course of several days. ... Read more...

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Chemistry professor hopes to strike gold from banana plant


July 13th, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
By Sanu George Kottayam (Kerala), July 13 (IANS) Varkey Mathew, a retired chemistry professor here, claims to have developed an eco-friendly helmet and other utility items like water and oil filters from banana ... Read more...

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‘Fuel cocktail’ to increase biodiesel yields by up to 24 percent


February 20th, 2010 - 6:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 20 (ANI): Chemists at UC (University of California) Davis have developed a new process that enable oilseed crops such as safflower to be made into a fuel cocktail that could ... Read more...

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Tweaked E coli can produce low-cost fuel


January 28th, 2010 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 28 (IANS) Scientists have transformed E. coli, the bacteria responsible for most cases of food poisoning, into an efficient biological factory to produce diesel and other hydrocarbons from sugars cheaply ... Read more...

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Bacterial cellulose may help develop artificial blood vessels


December 23rd, 2009 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): In a novel study, researchers from University of Gothenburg, Sweden have found that the cellulose produced by bacteria could be used to develop artificial blood vessels in the ... Read more...

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First synthetic cellulosome in yeast may improve production of renewable fuel


November 2nd, 2009 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 2 (ANI): Scientists have constructed for the first time a synthetic cellulosome in yeast, which has the potential to improve the production of renewable fuel.The scientists were led by ... Read more...

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New technique effectively removes old polymer layers from sensitive historic artworks


October 28th, 2009 - 3:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 28 (ANI): Italian researchers have developed a technique to effectively remove old polymer layers from sensitive historic artworks.In the past, restoration of paintings and other old artwork often involved ... Read more...

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Soon, disposable batteries made from salt and paper


October 19th, 2009 - 12:05 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Oct 19 (ANI): A piece of wet, salty paper can make a battery that could actually hold up to one volt of electricity, say researchers.Swedish scientists hope that the new disposable ... Read more...

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Nanotechnology makes biofuel development a cost-effective and ‘green’ process


October 9th, 2009 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 9 (ANI): Researchers at Louisiana Tech University in the US have come out with nanotechnology processes that can make the development of biofuels cost-effective and also easy on the environment.Biofuels ... Read more...

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Seaweed can help reduce cow greenhouse gas


September 12th, 2009 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Sept 12 (ANI): Feeding seaweed to cattle can help reduce cow farts, the source of much of the world's greenhouse gas emissions, according to a North Queensland nutritionist.Upto 20pct of the ... Read more...

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Black tea can help fight diabetes


August 1st, 2009 - 12:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 1 (ANI): Besides boosting the immune system, black tea can be used to control diabetes, according to a new study.The research has been published in the Journal of Food Science, ... 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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New method converts cellulose into chemical feedstock for fuels and plastic


June 7th, 2009 - 12:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 7 (ANI): A research team has developed a new method that converts cellulose into chemical feedstock for fuels and plastic.The researchers, from the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, ... Read more...

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Fossil throws up oldest example of insect-parasite cooperation


May 15th, 2009 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 15 (IANS) A termite, entombed for 100 million years in amber, has helped researchers unravel the oldest example of insect-parasite cooperation or 'mutualism'. Mutualism is a natural process in which ... Read more...

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“Mutual beneficial” relationship of termite-protozoa goes back 100 mln yrs


May 15th, 2009 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 15 (ANI): The analysis of a termite entombed for 100 million years in an ancient piece of amber has revealed the oldest example of "mutualism" ever discovered between an animal ... Read more...

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Shredding corn stover could produce more ethanol at less cost


February 24th, 2009 - 3:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): A Purdue University researcher has found a way to produce more ethanol at less cost, by shredding corn stover instead of chopping it.According to Dennis Buckmaster, an ... Read more...

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Service life of concrete may double due to viscosity-enhancing nanomaterials


February 12th, 2009 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): Engineers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in the US have developed viscosity-enhancing nanomaterials that are expected to double the service life of concrete.Thenano-sized ... Read more...

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Two-step chemical process turns raw biomass into biofuel


February 11th, 2009 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 11 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, US, have developed a two-step method to convert the cellulose in raw biomass into a promising biofuel.The process is unprecedented ... Read more...

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Scientists develop process that cuts cost of making biofuels from cellulose


January 23rd, 2009 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 23 (ANI): Researchers at Michigan State University have developed a process to pretreat corn-crop waste before conversion into ethanol, which could help cut the cost of making biofuels from ... Read more...

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Now, a house made of paper that offers cheap home for poor and displaced


January 18th, 2009 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 18 (ANI): A scientist has created a house that is literally made from recycled cardboard and newspapers, thus effectively becoming the first "Wall paper" house, which could prove to ... Read more...

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New scanner to raise alarm in case of ancient manuscripts deterioration


December 1st, 2008 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 1 (ANI): Newly developed scanners would be able to raise an alarm when ancient manuscripts deteriorate and need to be restored.Normally, chemical tests are used to estimate the quality ... Read more...

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Wasted olive stones used to make renewable fuel


October 30th, 2008 - 3:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 30 (ANI): Researchers from the Universities of Jaen and Granada in Spain have shown how wasted olive stones can be used to make bioethanol, a renewable fuel that can ... Read more...

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Breakthrough in cheaper biofuel production from cellulose


August 9th, 2008 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 9 (ANI): American scientists have devised an inexpensive process to create furan-based biofuels from cellulose, the most common form of photosynthetically fixed carbon. Mark Mascal and Edward B. Nikitin ... Read more...

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Old newspapers can literally land you a gold mine!


July 8th, 2008 - 3:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 8 (ANI): Japanese scientists have suggested that newsprint is a vital ingredient in a new process for recovering gold and other precious metals from industrial waste metal solutions.Though old ... Read more...

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Brazil plans to triple exports to China by 2010


July 4th, 2008 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Brasilia, July 4 (IANS) Brazil has said it would increase annual exports to China threefold to $30 billion by 2010, EFE reported Friday. The focus will be on exports of oil and ... Read more...

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Synthesised bacteria could be promising source of bio-fuels


April 24th, 2008 - 4:50 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 24 (IANS) A newly synthesised microbe produces cellulose that can be converted into ethanol and other bio-fuels, potentially cutting transportation costs, according to a study. R. Malcolm Brown Jr. and ... Read more...

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Scientists uncover new source for biofuels


April 24th, 2008 - 2:12 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 24 (ANI): American scientists have discovered that a newly created microbe produces cellulose and sugars, which can be converted into ethanol and other biofuels so as to significantly satiate ... Read more...

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