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Cold air bad for heart patients


February 29th, 2012 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 29 (IANS) Cold air is bad for heart patients, especially when they are undertaking physical activity, because they are unable to cope with the higher oxygen demanded by ... Read more...

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Snow traps cars on the M40 in UK


February 6th, 2012 - 10:35 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Feb 6 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The current snowstorm in Europe is having massive impact on the way of life of many people. For some unfortunate British motorists who found themselves on M40 ... Read more...

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Study finds temperature-sensing role in eyes’ light-sensing receptor


March 11th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 11 (ANI): Johns Hopkins scientists have discovered that a light-sensing receptor that's packed inside the eye's photoreceptor cells is also critical for sensing temperature."For decades, this well-known molecule - one ... Read more...

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PSNI officer and family forced to leave home after grenade discovered


December 23rd, 2010 - 9:54 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Fermanagh, Dec 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A PSNI officer had the scariest moment of his life when he found an unexploded grenade in his house.This forced the officer and his entire family to ... Read more...

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India’s maiden scientific team reaches South Pole


November 22nd, 2010 - 11:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) After traversing over 2,350 km in nine days, India's first scientific expedition team to the South Pole planted the Indian flag at the earth's southernmost point Monday ... Read more...

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All-electric spintronic semiconductor devices created


October 21st, 2010 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 21 (ANI): A team of physicists has come closer to making electron spin the universal language of computation - they are the first to develop a simple, all-electric method to ... Read more...

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Citizens Told to Brace for Arctic Blast Set to Hit Britain


October 18th, 2010 - 11:47 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Oct 18 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Britons are being warned to brace themselves for an attack of bitter cold temperatures after the already-chilly weekend which they have just received. Much of England and Wales ... Read more...

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Fast-growing GM fish approved by scientists


September 6th, 2010 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 6 (IANS) Genetically modified (GM) salmon, with a fast growth in size, is safe to be farmed and consumed, say US scientists. The first GM salmon could be on American ... Read more...

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Award-winning supercomputer solves superconductor homogeneity puzzle


August 10th, 2010 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 10 (ANI): An award winning high-performance computing application developed by scientists has been used to examine the nanoscale inhomogeneities in superconductors that had long been noticed but left unexplained.Thomas Maier ... Read more...

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Boffins develop faster, reliable new technique to detect secret graves


July 31st, 2010 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 31 (ANI): American scientists have developed a new technique to uncover clandestine gravesites. The method allows for the detection of biochemical changes in a decomposing cadaver.The instrument, developed by US ... Read more...

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Warm habitats boost bird bill size


July 6th, 2010 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 6 (ANI): The evolution of bird bills is linked to climate. Birds with larger beaks are usually found in hot habitats, while birds in colder environments have evolved smaller peckers, ... Read more...

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Size of birds’ bills depends on climatic conditions of their habitat


June 24th, 2010 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 24 (ANI): The evolution of bird bills is linked to climate. Birds with larger beaks are usually found in hot habitats, while birds in colder environments have evolved smaller peckers, ... Read more...

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Cosmic ‘dandruff’ could have brought carbon to Earth


May 7th, 2010 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 7 (ANI): Cosmic 'dandruff'- fluffy specks of carbon-rich dust found in Antarctic snow seem to be relics from the dawn of the solar system, when the planets were still forming- ... Read more...

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Grim weather up in North linked to prostate cancer risk


April 21st, 2010 - 3:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 21 (ANI): A new research by scientists at Idaho State University has suggested that grim weather up in North may be making men more prone to prostate cancer.Dr Sophie St-Hilaire, ... Read more...

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Antifreeze proteins can stop ice melt


March 2nd, 2010 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 2 (ANI): A new study has found that the same antifreeze proteins that keep organisms from freezing in cold environments also can prevent ice from melting at warmer temperatures.Researchers at ... Read more...

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Huge spiders and anti-freeze fish discovered in depths of Antarctic’s seas


February 19th, 2010 - 3:26 pm ICT by ANI
Edinburgh, Feb 19 (ANI): The Census of Antarctic Marine Life has revealed the variety of bizarre creatures lurking in the depths of the Antarctic seas, including spiders the size of dinner plates ... Read more...

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Olympic torch goes ‘green’


February 12th, 2010 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): Reports indicate that the Olympic torch in the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver has a limited environmental footprint.According to Discovery News, the torches were built by train and ... Read more...

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Arizona cops urged to confiscate MJ’s giraffes after two died


January 13th, 2010 - 3:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 13 (ANI): The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has requested Arizona Police to confiscate Michael Jackson's two giraffes after it was reported that two of the ... Read more...

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Tiger Woods’ wife becomes ‘man’ of the house


January 12th, 2010 - 1:27 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 11 (IANS) While fallen golfer Tiger Woods has remained out of sight since his sexual escapades came to surface, his wife Elin Nordegren has taken on the duties of ... Read more...

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NASA’s ‘WISE’ eye spies first glimpse of the starry sky


January 7th, 2010 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 7 (ANI): NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, has captured its first look at the starry sky that it will soon begin surveying in infrared light.Launched on December 14, ... Read more...

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Ethanol-powered vehicles generate more ozone than gas-powered ones


December 15th, 2009 - 3:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 15 (ANI): A new study has determined that ethanol-powered vehicles generate more ozone than gas-powered ones.The study, by researchers at Stanford University, indicates that ethanol, which is often promoted as ... Read more...

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Romantic rain sequence in ‘Pyaar Ka Bandhan’


December 14th, 2009 - 8:42 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Sony's "Pyaar Ka Bandhan' is nowadays weaving a lovely track between the leads Kritika Kamra and Vivan Bhatena. There is an upcoming rain sequence in the show shot between them for ... Read more...

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New discoveries could improve projections of future climate conditions


December 12th, 2009 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 12 (ANI): New discoveries about the deep ocean's temperature variability and circulation system could help improve projections of future climate conditions.The deep ocean is affected more by surface warming than ... Read more...

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A device that measures ultra-cold temperatures


December 8th, 2009 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 8 (IANS) Physicists have devised a thermometre that can potentially gauge temperatures as ultracold as tens of trillionths of a degree above absolute zero. Absolute zero is the lowest possible temperature, ... Read more...

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Increasing temperatures make world’s oldest trees grow faster


November 18th, 2009 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 18 (ANI): A new research has concluded that increasing temperatures at high altitudes are fueling the post-1950 growth spurt seen in bristlecone pines, the world's oldest trees.Pines close to treeline ... Read more...

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IAF flags in Bhagirathi II mountaineering team


October 25th, 2009 - 6:22 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 25 (ANI) : Director General (Administration) of the Indian Air Force (IAF) Air Marshal Naresh Verma flagged in the Air Force Mountaineering Expedition to Mt. Bhagirathi-II here on Sunday.The ... Read more...

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Chip fat powered scrap bus on around-the-world mission reaches Asia!


October 18th, 2009 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 18 (ANI): Environmental campaigner Andy Pag who is trying to travel around the world in a recycled scrap yard bus powered only by chip fat has reached Asia.The 34-year-old adventurer, ... Read more...

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Extremely fast computers come a step closer to reality


September 28th, 2009 - 12:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 28 (ANI): Physicists at UC (University of California) San Diego have successfully created speedy integrated circuits with particles called "excitons" that operate at commercially cold temperatures, bringing the possibility of ... Read more...

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Treelines not universally responding to climate warming as expected


August 13th, 2009 - 3:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 13 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have found that treelines are not universally responding to climate warming by advancing as expected.Treelines are the elevation or latitudinal limits where trees ... Read more...

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Scientists confirm 1908 Tunguska explosion was caused by a comet


June 25th, 2009 - 12:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 25 (ANI): A new research has confirmed that the mysterious 1908 Tunguska explosion that leveled 830 square miles of Siberian forest was almost certainly caused by a comet entering the ... Read more...

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Dismal conditions at Ludhiana Zoo


June 24th, 2009 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
Ludhiana, June 24 (ANI): As the mercury continues to rise, it has become increasingly difficult for animals to beat the heat at the ill-equipped Ludhiana Zoo.The zoo authorities are finding it tough ... Read more...

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Space rock yields important “ingredient in kitchen” on Earth before life began


May 27th, 2009 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 27 (ANI): Scientists have found formic acid, a molecule implicated in the origins of life, has been found at record levels on a meteorite that fell into the Tagish Lake ... Read more...

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NASA’s “super plastic” part of implantable device for heart failure patients


May 7th, 2009 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 7 (ANI): NASA researchers have developed a "super plastic" that is now part of an implantable device for heart failure patients.The technology was originally developed for an aerospace high-speed research ... Read more...

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Neanderthals may have acted in much the same way as early modern humans


April 7th, 2009 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 7 (ANI): A new study has suggested that Neanderthals may have acted in much the same way as early modern humans, and were much savvier than previously thought.According to ... Read more...

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Warm spell ends, Delhi to get cold again


February 8th, 2009 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) Pull out those woollens again, because after days of experiencing warm weather, Delhi will again witness a cold spell, according to the meteorological department. "The western disturbances from ... Read more...

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