chemical engineering

Ultrasound helps drugs get under your skin


September 17th, 2012 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 16 (IANS) Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) engineers have found a way of harnessing ultrasound waves for non-invasive drug delivery or needle-free vaccinations.Ultrasound - sound waves with frequencies ... Read more...

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British couple’s home robbed six times


August 20th, 2012 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 20 (IANS) A British couple's home in Cambridge has been burgled six times, so much so that there is nothing left to steal.Liz and Jim Thompson were so ... Read more...

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Simple coating to keep you car clean for ages


July 20th, 2012 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
Amsterdam, July 20 (IANS) Researchers have developed a new coating that has many potential applications - keeping your car and mobile phones clean for ages and aircraft that need less ... Read more...

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Hardwork and dedication the mantra to crack CAT, say toppers


January 12th, 2012 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai/Thane, Jan 12 (IANS) A bunch of students made Maharashtra proud by cracking the tough Common Admission Test (CAT) - some scoring a perfect ten while some followed close at ... Read more...

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Cellphone batteries to recharge in 15 minutes


November 18th, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 18 (IANS) Scientists are closer to developing a cellphone battery that will take just 15 minutes to recharge and last more than a week.A team of Northwestern University ... Read more...

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Cranberry juice better at fighting bugs


October 30th, 2011 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 30 (IANS) Cranberry juice is far better than its extract in fighting a bio-film, formed by a resistant layer of bugs that spur infection, new research says.The study ... Read more...

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New material may restore vocal cords


July 15th, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 15 (IANS) A polymer gel, developed by scientists, could be implanted into scarred vocal cords to restore their normal functioning.The gel, which mimics key traits of human vocal ... Read more...

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Some bacteria ‘go to sleep to hide from antibiotics’


April 26th, 2011 - 6:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 26 (ANI): Some bacteria avoid antibiotic treatments by going off the grid and hiding until it is safe to come out again, according to a new study.The study, led ... Read more...

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Some bugs doze off to outwit antibiotics


April 26th, 2011 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 26 (IANS) Some bacteria go off to "sleep" to prevent themselves from being attacked by antibiotics which can fight only those bugs which are metabolically active.A new research, ... Read more...

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Renewable petroleum one step closer to reality


March 24th, 2011 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 24 (ANI): Scientists are a key step closer to making renewable petroleum fuels using bacteria, sunlight and dioxide.University of Minnesota graduate student Janice Frias made the critical step by figuring ... Read more...

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‘Super skin’ that can sense a fly land


February 25th, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 25 (IANS) 'Super skin' so sensitive to touch that it can sense a fly land on it has been developed and could allow robots or other devices to perform ... Read more...

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Cheap, high-yield ‘bio-oil’ could reduce reliance on fossil fuels


November 26th, 2010 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 26 (ANI): A team of University of Massachusetts Amherst chemical engineers has developed a way to produce high-yield bio-oils that could reduce or eliminate industry's reliance on fossil fuels.Chemical ... Read more...

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Boy Killed In Shark Attack At Santa Barbara


October 23rd, 2010 - 6:23 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Oct 23, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A young boy had no idea that he was surfing for a final time in his life when he was killed by a shark whileboarding off ... Read more...

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Diamond-studded electrode could cure paralysis


October 6th, 2010 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 6 (ANI): A diamond is forever, not only on your ring, but also inside your body- implants made from these shiny stones can cure paralysis.Two Case Western Reserve University researchers ... Read more...

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Cranberry juice fights urinary infection


September 16th, 2010 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 16 (ANI): If you love cranberry juice, you are in luck - scientists have discovered that it can fight off urinary tract infections in people.The research illuminates the basic ... Read more...

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Now, spray-on seamless fabric to change how clothes are worn


September 15th, 2010 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 15 (ANI): Bid adieu the daily hassle of choosing and fitting into those ever-shrinking clothes, for now a spray of a seamless fabric is all you need to cover your ... Read more...

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New super-strong painkiller developed from snail spit


July 30th, 2010 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 30 (IANS) Scientists have developed a new pain-relief pill from a chemical in sea snails' saliva that they use to catch their prey. It was found to be as effective as ... Read more...

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Boffins simplify nanowire manufacturing


July 22nd, 2010 - 6:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 22 (ANI): A researcher at the University of Florida claims to have found an inexpensive solution to making nanowires.Nanowires are so tiny that a human hair would dwarf them - ... Read more...

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‘Twilight’ star Kellan Lutz invents multi-purpose omelette maker


July 18th, 2010 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, July 18 (ANI): 'Twilight' star Kellan Lutz has invented his very own multi-purpose omelette maker.The 25-year-old American has had a passion for creating things. He even studied chemical engineering before finding ... Read more...

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How cranberry juice battles urinary tract infections


July 16th, 2010 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 16 (ANI): If you love cranberry juice, you are in luck - scientists have discovered that it can fight off urinary tract infections in people.The research illuminates the basic mechanics ... Read more...

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Boffins discover enhanced delivery method of DNA payloads into cells


July 10th, 2010 - 6:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 10 (ANI): Chemical engineers at Virginia Tech have discovered an enhanced delivery method of DNA payloads into cells.The work, by Chang Lu and his colleagues, appears in the journal Lab ... Read more...

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Why saliva forms beads when stretched?


June 12th, 2010 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 12 (IANS) Some fluids, including saliva, form beads when they are stretched as they contain polymers which cause a line of beads to form just before the strand breaks. Study co-author ... Read more...

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Polymer fibres to help heal hearts


June 9th, 2010 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 9 (IANS) Scientists are developing microscopic polymer fibres to help rebuild human tissue and heal hearts. While using polymers to help grow muscles may sound like sci-fi, it's actually quite ... Read more...

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Brett Shackson Shines With ACT & SAT Scores


April 26th, 2010 - 9:22 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Cincinnati, Apr 26, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy student Brett Shackson has gone ahead to have aced both SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) as well as ACT (American College Testing) ... Read more...

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Simplified test for early breast cancer detection on the anvil


April 17th, 2010 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 17 (ANI): A library of synthetically produced antibodies that can detect and rapidly validate proteins secreted by breast cancer cells is being built by University of Arkansas researchers.The researchers' work ... Read more...

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Plastic electronics can slash cost of solar panels


April 3rd, 2010 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 3 (IANS) A new technique developed by engineers for producing power-conducting plastics could slash the cost of making solar panels, say researchers. ... Read more...

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Scientists discover new way of producing electricity


March 8th, 2010 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 8 (ANI): A team of scientists at MIT has discovered a previously unknown phenomenon that can cause powerful waves of energy to shoot through minuscule wires known as carbon nanotubes, ... Read more...

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Supermarts awash with eco-friendly green detergents


January 28th, 2010 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 28 (IANS) Laundry detergent manufacturers are rolling out a new generation of products aimed at making cleaning more efficient and environment- friendly, according to a new report. Chemical & Engineering ... Read more...

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New sensor to help detect, combat diabetes, breast cancer


January 22nd, 2010 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 22 (ANI): University of Florida engineers have developed a tiny sensor that would help in easy diagnosis of variety of diseases such as diabetes, asthma or breast cancer.They have designed ... Read more...

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Blood test to detect schizophrenia by year-end


January 21st, 2010 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 21 (IANS) A simple blood test for diagnosing schizophrenia, the most serious form of mental illness, could be available by the year-end, according to a new study. The disorder, with symptoms ... Read more...

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Paper strips that quickly detect toxin in drinking water developed


January 9th, 2010 - 3:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 9 (ANI): Scientists have come up with paper strips that when impregnated with carbon nanotubes can detect a toxin produced by algae in drinking water.Engineers at the University of Michigan ... Read more...

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New, improved anti-fungal compounds developed


December 23rd, 2009 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): Scientists from Syracuse University have created new brominated furanones that may help to check deadly fungal infections.The drugs may also be effective against the most dangerous fungus Candida ... Read more...

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Bolivian wins Mister International 2009 contest


December 21st, 2009 - 1:59 am ICT by IANS
Taipei, Dec 21 (EFE) Bolivia's Bruno Kettels was crowned Mister International 2009 at a ceremony held in Taichung city in Taiwan. The 20-year-old Kettels, who studies chemical engineering, beat out Spaniard Hector Soria ... Read more...

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DNA sequencing could become as cheap as iPod


December 17th, 2009 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 17 (IANS) Your very own 'Book of Life', some 30,000 genes that make up your genome, could hold vital secrets to perfect health and your well being. Advances in ... Read more...

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Nanosensors used for first time to measure cancer biomarkers in blood


December 14th, 2009 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 14 (ANI): American scientists have, for the first time, used nanosensors to measure cancer biomarkers in blood.The research conducted by a team from Yale University has been published online in ... Read more...

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