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Tweaking copper to recycle CO2 into fuel

April 12th, 2012 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 12 (IANS) Copper is one of the few metals that can turn carbon dioxide (CO2) into hydrocarbon fuels with little energy and also cut down on emissions. Such ... Read more...

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Sugary way to stave off heart disease

December 6th, 2011 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 6 (IANS) Mary Poppins was right when she said that a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down -- scientists have now stumbled upon a sugary way ... Read more...

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Nanotechnology could unlock secret of youthful skin

November 22nd, 2010 - 11:44 am ICT by ANI
London, Nov 22 (ANI): An expert at University of Reading, UK, is examining the use of nanotechnology to restore skin's youthfulness.Collagen growth has long been seen as the ultimate prize for makers ... Read more...

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Earth may have had water ‘from the day it was born’

November 6th, 2010 - 12:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 6 (ANI): A new study claims that Earth may have had water on its surface right since the day the planet came into being.The study suggests that Earth's life-sustaining liquid ... Read more...

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‘Nature’s batteries’ could have been an energy source for early life

May 26th, 2010 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 26 (ANI): Researchers may have stumbled upon new clues to the origin of early life on Earth.The team at the University of Leeds found that a compound known as pyrophosphite ... Read more...

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Breakthrough opens way to developing tiny bio-fuel cells

July 1st, 2009 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 1 (IANS) A breakthrough in making miniscule brushes potentially opens the way to bio-fuel cells that can power pace-makers, cochlear implants and prosthetic limbs. University of Georgia (UGA) chemist Jason ... Read more...

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Now, a device that turns pink to warn of cancerous sunburn

March 13th, 2009 - 4:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 13 (ANI): A thin film device which turns an appropriate shade of pink to alert wearers of sunburn has been developed by University of Strathclyde researchers.The work could be ... Read more...

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Drug-carrying nanoparticles may help kill paediatric brain tumours

July 15th, 2008 - 11:48 am ICT by ANI
Washington, July 15 (ANI): Scientists at Washington University in St. Louis say that they have moved a step closer to delivering cancer-killing medicines to paediatric brain tumours.Lead researcher on the ... Read more...

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Free radicals in air trigger respiratory diseases

April 18th, 2008 - 3:15 pm ICT by admin
Sydney, April 18 (IANS) The presence of free radicals in the air could irreversibly damage amino acids, the body's building blocks, and trigger respiratory diseases. A radical like nitrate is formed by ... Read more...

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